This issue contains a special dossier on the environment. It is called
" Reconnection " and insists on cultural change. Raphaël Souchier
presents various contributions made at the " Restore the Earth "
conference organised by the Findhorn foundation in Scotland.
This issue contains contributions by enlighted people such as Vandana
Shiva, Winona La Duke, Helena Norberg-Hodge (all of them women by the
way), by our Indian network friends, as well as by Alan Watson.
The Johannesburg " Earth Summit II " has been unable to
prompt governments into the radical actions which our planet requires.
This is due, of course, to all kinds of reasons related to politics and
power relations between North and South, as well as to growing
differences between Europe and the US. But it is also due to our
inability to change our mentality and see the world in a responsible
and creative way. The world suffers, particularly at the level of its
so-called leaders from a kind of " cultural stagnation ". Urgent
cultural transformation is needed. By all of us.