|The Earth Charter was adopted in the year 2000 with the mission of
addressing the economic, social, political, spiritual, and
environmental problems confronting the world in the twenty-first
A Voice for Earth is a collection of poems, essays, and stories
that together give a voice to the ethical principles outlined in the
Part 1 of the book, "Imagination into Principle," comprises Steven C.
Rockefeller's behind-the-scenes summary of how the language for the
Earth Charter was drafted.
In part 2, "Principle into Imagination," ten writers breathe life into
its concepts with their own original work. Contributors include Rick
Bass, Alison Hawthorne Deming, John Lane, Robert Michael Pyle, Janisse
Ray, Scott Russell Sanders, Lauret Savoy, and Mary Evelyn Tucker.
In part 3, "Imagination and Principle into a New Ethic," Leonardo Boff
offers a new paradigm created through reflecting on the concept of care
in the Earth Charter.
A Voice for Earth
American Writers Respond to the Earth Charter
edited by Peter Blaze Corcoran and A. James Wohlpart
New Press, 2008