Author Archives: Patricia M. Bombard

Ecofeminism: My Introduction

During graduate studies at Mundelein College in Chicago from 1986 to 1991, I focused most of my coursework on Christian perspectives on social justice issues. Many of my instructors there encouraged examining these issues from the perspective of the feminist agenda and critique. Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why I Cannot Call Earth My Mother

With all due respect to Indigenous Peoples for whom it continues to be a sacred term, I want to argue that one of the remedies for our current disastrous relationship to Earth is not to be found in our collective adoption of “Mother Earth” as a way of referring to our home planet. Continue reading

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Thoughts on Entering the River of Time

I have imagined myself standing on the bank of the River of Time. The image came to me one day when someone asked me to explain a complicated choice I had made in life and its implications. As I pondered … Continue reading

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Moving Toward Action: My Introduction

One day in the early 1990’s – in fact though I do not recall the date, I clearly remember the moment – I was standing in the bathroom brushing my teeth, and typically even then pondering the important questions in my life. That particular morning, I suddenly began to put some of the pieces of my conscious evolution and personal journey together into a future scenario. Continue reading

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Our Most Wasted Resource: Our Capacity for Good

As Aristotle taught, people do not naturally or spontaneously grow up to be morally excellent or practically wise. They become so, if at all, only as a result of a lifelong personal and community effort. – Jon Moline On December 10, … Continue reading

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Moving Thomas Berry’s Legacy Forward

My friends who knew him well are this year inviting all of us to celebrate November 9th what would have been the 100th birthday of Thomas Berry, whose “Dream of the Earth” inspires us to a new vision of our human-Earth relationship. Continue reading

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Emerging Thoughts: Women’s Leadership and Conscious Business

Yesterday afternoon, I attended a three-hour networking forum hosted by the Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism and Tiara International LLC, a global company focused on providing women’s leadership development. I was very grateful for the opportunity to step away from my desk and hear from women and men whose values and leadership practices seem to echo my own. Time within the session was too short for me to bring forward what were my intuitive, emerging thoughts in critique of the conversation. Continue reading

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