Hi Mike. Passionate and sincere, as always. However:
“We must restore a publicly shared understanding of reality, and that can only be possible in a secular public world. This new reality must come from science…”
Secularism can never understand reality, because it denies vast sectors of it. I’m assuming, therefore, that by science you mean something like materialist, atheistic science [please correct me if I’m wrong]. That is the problem, not the solution. If we’re ever going to sort out the world’s problems, then we need assistance from spiritual forces. Each person listening to his or her own Higher Self would be a good start.