New Collection of Essays Published by Sophia Centre Press in partnership with UWTSD


06.10.2020

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is proud to announce the publication of a new collection of essays, The Harmony Debates: Exploring a practical philosophy for a sustainable future. The book is published by the Sophia Centre Press in partnership with the University and the Sustainable Food Trust.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is proud to announce the publication of a new collection of essays The Harmony Debates: Exploring a practical philosophy for a sustainable future. The book is published by the Sophia Centre Press in partnership with the Wales Trinity Saint David and the Sustainable Food Trust.

The foreword is by the University’s Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales.

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In 43 chapters by 47authors from diverse backgrounds, including John Sauven, head of Greenpeace UK, the scientist Rupert Sheldrake, Dame Ellen MacArthur, and the composer John Eliot Gardiner. 

The book explores the concept of Harmony, the classical and traditional idea that everything is interconnected and ideally exist in a state of balance: the word harmony appears in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development no less than three times as an outcome of sustainable development.

This anthology gathers together an interdisciplinary array of experts, academics and practitioners, from agriculture, the arts, business, and environmental and community activism, to explore what Harmony means and how we can use it. How do we conduct business, educate children, conduct business, protect the environment, resolve conflict and promote health and well-being, in a world in which all things are fundamentally connected?

Nicholas Campion, Director of the University’s Harmony Institute says:

"Fundamental to all ecological and Green politics is the notion of the interconnectedness of all things – and all living systems. ‘We all live on one planet. And we share its resources, its water, land and air. Currents in the oceans and atmosphere travel the Earth, sometimes in a matter of days. As we have found out to our cost, climate change, nuclear leaks and virus pandemics do not respect national boundaries, social class, or ethnic divisions. To solve these problems we need solutions which recognise complexity, acknowledge the interconnectedness of all things, and respect social justice."

Note to Editor

REVIEWERS: for either a PDF of pre-publication uncorrected proof OR hard copy please (please specify which) contact Kathleen White intheworkscoaching@gmail.com

We will be holding a book launch via zoom at 6 pm on Thursday 22 October – to register:  http://www.harmonyinitiative.net/event-harmony-debates-22-oct-2020.php

For all other information and for the Sophia Centre Press please contact Nicholas Campion, n.campion@uwtsd.ac.uk

For the Sophia Centre Press please contact Nicholas Campion, n.campion@uwtsd.ac.uk

For the Harmony Institute at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David see https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/harmony-institute/

Nicholas Campion (ed.), The Harmony Debates: Exploring a practical philosophy for a sustainable future (Lampeter: Sophia Centre Press, 2020), paperback, 600 pp, ISBN-978-1-967767-22-7

Publication: 22 October 2020

£25 $30 35 Eur