Don’t we all want to see a bright, healthy future for both humanity and the planet, Earth? How can we move beyond war and destruction to a more peaceful way of living on this beautiful planet? This class will suggest some ways to free up our creativity and our sense of the sacredness of all life to help bring about a future of peace and prosperity for us all. Authors such as Riane Eisler (The Chalice and the Blade) and David Korten (The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community) have explored these themes extensively and the class will draw on their work as well as others. A combination of lecture and discussion will show that simple changes in our everyday attitudes and actions can start a chain reaction of better relations with others and with the Earth itself. We truly can co-create a bright future for all of humanity in this interdependent world.