Bill Phipps on the Social Gospel
This is another video in the series “Kitchen Table Conversations” between Ted Reeve and Bill Phipps. Bill reflects on the series of opportunities that led him into leadership roles related to the social gospel. He recounts advocacy in Toronto, his work in Alberta, and the establishment of Faith and the Common Good, which addressed issues of economic justice and climate change.
Bill Phipps: Earth-Urbanist
In this “Kitchen Table Conversation” video, Ted Reeve interviews The Very Reverend Bill Phipps about his love of the creativity of urban life and human ingenuity alongside his love for Mother Earth. Just a month before his death, Bill shares his great hope and optimism for the future of creation because of his confidence in youth and young people he experiences.
Bill Phipps: A Message of Encouragement to Young People
In this “Kitchen Table Conversation” video, Ted Reeve interviews Bill Phipps, ordained minister, lawyer, politician and former moderator of the United Church of Canada. Ted invites Bill to reflect on his life’s experience as a social activist, church leader and politician, and offer his wisdom as a message of encouragement to young people.
How a group on Gabriola Island is living into a commoning way of life.
History of the Commons: Alberta Co-ops
The principle of the commons, the sharing of resources, and the integrity of community life, is the foundation on which western Canada was built. Yet abundance has turned out to have its own dangers. The role of co-ops as the alternative to agri-business and its destructive effect on communities. Video by Tom Radford.
The Tar Sands: Travesty of the Common Good
This film by eco-commons collaborator Tom Radford explores how the system of unfettered capitalism in Canada has allowed the Tar Sands in Fort McMurray Alberta to generate a billion dollars a day for investors while destroying the way of life for First Nations people.
Doughnut Economics Video
Kate Raworth has developed over the last decade or more a helpful way to measure our ecological, economic, and social wellbeing so that we might work together to live within the donut — a place of equilibrium and sustainability. Her website and videos explain this helpful “index of wellbeing.”
A global commons
Vandana Shiva summarizes the need for a global commons movement to replace the earth-destroying capitalist system that we now have.
100 Solutions to Climate Change
Chad Frischmann argues in this Ted Talk that there are many concrete solutions already available to respond to climate change and to solve other pressing global issues.
Current Arguments for the Commons
Silvia Frederici, in this interview with a German TV station, demonstrates that the commons is again becoming a powerful way of organizing our social and economic lives. She refutes the “tragedy of the commons” idea and points to how women are at the forefront of the commons movement.