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Council on the Uncertain Human Future

The Council on the Uncertain Human Future (CUHF) is a series of deep, intentional, and collective conversations in which members consider and reflect on the climate crisis that we are living in, and the interconnected issues around it. The CUHF process was introduced to Swarthmore in 2019. It began with a National circle held at Clark University in 2014, and has grown to include the University of Edinburgh, MIT, UC Berkeley, UMass Amherst, Mind and Life Institute, regional groups (Kathmandu, Santa Fe, the Bay Area) and across other affinities (ecosattvas, writers and journalists) and more.

Attendees are asked to slow down and listen deeply to themselves and one another; the process builds collaborative insight and allows for creative emergence as we consider implications for our individual lives and society. The Council asks some of the following questions: