January 2015 E-Newsletter





January 23, 2015

Dear Friends,

We're excited to announce the launch of David's new book, Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth!  

Please join us on Sunday, January 25 for two events at
 All Saints Church in Pasadena, in person or via live stream

At The Rector's Forum (10:15am Pacific Tme), David will join theEd Bacon2 3inimitable Rev. Ed Bacon in conversation, which, between these two, is always lively, provocative, and inspiring!

 5:00pm, David will deliver a presentation followed by more conversation with Ed and those assembled. If you live afar or are otherwise unable to join us in person, watch the live stream HERE; the videos will also be available for on-demand viewing via All Saints' Archives.

If you're joining us via the live stream, please consider watching with friends and lingering, afterwards, for conversation. And, for those who are eager to continue and deepen the conversation, a Discussion Guide is available on our website.   

Please see more details, below, along with a few more upcoming events with David, including the Forum at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, with "radical theologian", Matthew Fox, on Feb 8.  

YES-Logo2Meanwhile, get your copy of Change the Story, Change the Future from the YESMagazine Store and save 15%!   

Until next time, thank you, for your work in the world

Kat Gjovik
Outreach and Communication
Living Economies Forum

Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 25 - Pasadena, CA
Book Launch - 
Change the Story, Change the Future
All Saints Church
132 North Euclid Avenue

10:15am (Pacific) - The Rector's Forum (watch live stream HERE)
5:00pm (Pacific) - Presentation and Conversation (watch HERE)  
More information...

Jan 26 - Feb 8 - online
"The Future is Calling Us To Greatness" Symposium - with Michael Dowd
Michael Dowd, evolutionary theologian, author, and evangelist for an honorable relationship to the future, presents a remarkable symposium of live Skype interviews with 55 leaders, thinkers, theologians, and activists, who share a vision of a just and healthy future for humanity and the larger body of life. Michael's interview with David will be shown on Feb 2 at 2:00pm (Pacific). Sign up HERE to watch this - and the whole series - FREE - through Feb 8. (The series will be available, afterwards, for only $25.)  

Sunday, February 8 

San Francisco, CA
The Forum at Grace Cathedralwith Matthew Fox
Grace Cathedral
1100 California
9:30am (Pacific) - David will join Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox and Rev. Andy Lobban for conversation about his new book, Change the Story, Change the FutureMore information...

Oakland, CA
The Cosmic Mass, with Rev. Matthew Fox

Oakland Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Drive 
6:30 - 9:00pm (Pacific) - David will speak on "An Economics That Works for All". The Cosmic Mass is a gathering to worship like few others - "experiencing oneness with the Divine, touching your sorrow, connecting with your Divine creativity and your passion to create positive change in the world." Get your tickets HERE (early bird through Jan 31). 

April 1 - 3
Seattle, WA
Living Future unConference

Seattle Sheraton
1400 6th Avenue
The time for “Do less harm” has passed. It’s time for the beginning of being; the beginning of a Living Future. Join our good friends at theInternational Living Future Institute to explore a genuine sense of placeand community as the bellwether of truly restorative design. David will present on Friday, April 3, at 2:30pm. For more information and to register...

Comments about Change the Story, Change the Future from a few people you might know...

FrancesMooreLappeFrances Moore Lappé
"David Korten tells a beautiful story about the power of story. We create the world according to the stories we tell ourselves; what power there is in this one realization. This gem of a book calls us to examine our core assumptions abou how the world works so that we can co-create a new, evidenced-based story that is alive with possibility." 


thomThom Hartmann 
Change the Story, Change the Future will transform your view of reality and human purpose. One of the most important books of our time, from one of the most brilliant thinkers of our era, it hands us the keys to a world in which all people live in creative, peaceful, and coproductive partnership with one another and with nature. Read it, ponder its message, and spread the word!”


SisterJoanSister Joan Chittister, OSB
"Change the Story, Change the Future is one of the most thought provoking analyses of the shifts in Western ideals and modern society now available under one cover. It provides a new template for thinking about God, the world, and our own immersion in what we call 'the mind of God'."


VanJones 2Van Jones
"Joining the wisdom of the great spiritual teachers with findings from the leading edge of science, Change the Story, Change the Future outlines a transformative new narrative that is both promising and powerful. Read this book, reflect on the implications, and help bring a new story to the fore of public consciousness."


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