Section XI: Reimagining and Reinventing Culture

Good Work: Core Challenge for an Ecological Civilization

On today’s unsustainable path, a joyless and harsh work regime for the great majority supports joyless overconsumption by the middle class. We will chart what a different path looks like: how work can become more intrinsically rewarding as we avert environmental catastrophe.

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Henry Atkins
The Rev. Canon Dr. Henry L. Atkins, Jr., Retired Episcopal Priest and Consultant to the Episcopal Network for Economic Justice

Canon Atkins is a retired Episcopal Priest who has taught at University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Rutgers University and the General Theological Seminary. He served for six years as the chairperson of the Episcopal Church’s National Commission on Racism. He served for eight years as vice president of the Anglican Theological Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. He has served as a consultant to the Episcopal Church’s Commission on Economic Justice for the last eight years and in 2010 was awarded The Hugh White Award for Outstanding Work in the Field of Economic Justice.

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