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| editorial |
Humans and the Climate
| creative encounters |
Praying Dialogically practicing Martin Buber’s secret
Clarity and Hope in a time of sea change
Holism and Integrated Human Life
Some Thoughts on Interfaith Dialogue
| sacred spaces |
| reflections |
| voices of youth |
| focus on the interreligious movement |
A World of Difference
| in review |
| poetry |
| prayers and meditation |
|The Earth from Space
Launched on October 18, 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis, the unmanned Galileo spacecraft was on its way to Jupiter. Arriving at its destination in 1995, Galileo would spend eight years in the Jovian system before being directed to hurtle into the planetary atmosphere in a spectacular conclusion to its mission. In order to gain velocity and shorten the duration of its voyage to Jupiter, the spacecraft made two passes of its home planet. The photos and video clips that were taken during those “flybys” are some of the finest images we have of the splendid “blue marble” that is the Earth seen from space.
This issue’s Editorial and its “Reflections” section both address the critical issue of anthropogenic climate change and call for interreligious and intercultural action to change the way we humans “breathe out”. Reflecting on the Galileo images is an apt meditation for those who understand the nature of the challenges now facing our planetary community.