In September, Kumsil Kang, Chairperson of the board, published "Earth Community, Earth Law," that presents a guideline for paradigm shift, and summarizes the core elements of ecological worldview and global governance. Looking back on the history of industrial civilization, we looked at the global issues we faced, and summarized future-oriented values and fundamental philosophy clearly to see what is urgently needed to create a sustainable global community. In particular, Earth jurisprudence, which gives nature the right of a legal subject, provides an order of coexistence in a living community. Now that the search for change such as sustainable development, carbon neutrality, ESG management, and Green New Deal policies is active,
“Ten Ideas for Saving the Planet” is a collection of John B. Cobb Jr’s unpublished articles that was selected and translated into Korean by Dr. Yunjeong Han, the Center for Process Studies in Claremont, California. Born in 1925, Cobb’s dedication to the ecological civilization movement for nearly 50 years has inspired many people around the world. He sees the Earth has already deteriorated to such an extent that it can’t be reversed which results in the inevitable collapse of human civilization. He eagerly appeals for the drastic change to stop or at least slow down this crisis. In the book Cobb's ecological reasoning across diverse disciplines (philosophy, theology, ethics, pedagogy, economics, physics, biology, agricultural science and urban engineering) is well documented in ten propositions. The book was published by People for Earth, an ecological civilization group based in Seoul, South Korea, in October 2018.
Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice is the first translation project by People For Earth Forum and it was published on April 22, (Earth Day) 2016 by Rhodos Books.
The author proposes recognizing natural communities and ecosystems as legal persons with legal rights. The book explains the concept of wild law, that is, human laws that are consistent with earth jurisprudence. Foreworded by Thomas Berry, the book was published by Green Books in November 2003 in association with The Gaia Foundation, London. It was first published in South Africa, the author's home country, in August 2002 and was translated into Korean by Professor Taehyun Park, the director of Academic Society for Earth Jurisprudence.
The publishing ceremony for the Korean translation of “Wild Law – A
Manifesto for Earth Justice” was held at the Econet
Center in Seoul on April 22, 2016 which also happened to be Earth Day. Some 50
Forum members and guests including the Ambassador of South Africa, Nozuko
Gloria Bam attended the event.
brief dialog session on the book was held with Professor Taehyun Park as the
facilitator and Professor Kiwon Song of Yonsei University; Kim Ik-su, the
Editor-in-Chief of Environment Daily; Professor Cheol-hwan Goh of Seoul
National University on the panel. The rest of the evening was celebrated in
honor of the book. In place of the South African author, Cormac Cullinan,
Ambassador Nozuko Gloria Bam of the South African Embassy attended the event
and proposed a toast congratulating the Korean translation of the book. The
evening came to end with the performance of Haegeum(a traditional Korean string
musical instrument) by Geon-myeong Lee.