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Reading list for a better world.

Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature
by Rev. Wendy L. Bell
The Rev. Wendy L. Bell reviews Kathleen Dean Moore latest book.
Common Ground in a Liquid City Common Ground in a Liquid City
by Sarah Kuck
Re-imagining our cities is the best chance we have to create prosperity, lower our carbon emissions, and save what’s left of the natural world.
A Call for a Democratic Economy A Call for a Democratic Economy
by Zach Carter
Raj Patel offers a stunning defense of democracy and a how-to guide for social justice activists of the next century.
Getting a Grip 2 Getting a Grip 2
by Frances Moore Lappé
Frances Moore Lappé speaks about her new book to a group of YES! Magazine staff and friends at the home of David and Fran Korten, April 2010.
Welcome to Eaarth Welcome to Eaarth
by Scott Gast
Bill McKibben’s latest book explores what it’ll take to live on a planet less sweet than it used to be. During a recent stop in Seattle, he described the smaller, slower, and wiser future that may be our best bet.
The End of the Long Summer The End of the Long Summer
by Sherry Boschert
A new book by a leading science writer tells what we need to do to survive climate change.
Getting to the Heart of Interfaith Getting to the Heart of Interfaith
by Rev. Wendy L. Bell
The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi & a Sheikh.
Book Excerpt: Getting to the Heart of Interfaith Book Excerpt: Getting to the Heart of Interfaith
by Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon, Sheikh Jamal Rahman
In the chapter "Honoring the Spirit" the Interfaith Amigos describe one of the most meaningful moments they have experienced in their work together.
Bringing it to the Table Bringing it to the Table
by James Trimarco
Wendell Berry on Farming and Food. Pragmatic and passionate insights appear in each of the 24 essays in Bringing it to the Table by Wendell Berry, reviewed here by James Trimarco.
Meeting Faith: An Inward Odyssey Meeting Faith: An Inward Odyssey
by Faith Adiele
American Girls: An excerpt from Faith Adiele's memoir.
The Food of a Younger Land The Food of a Younger Land
by Laura Kaliebe
Author Mark Kurlansky unearths a Depression-era project to document the country’s food traditions.
Trauma Stewardship Trauma Stewardship
by Rinku Sen
ColorLines' Rinku Sen finds this guide useful for "anyone who stays close to the ground as they help to change that landscape".
Guardians of the Revolution Guardians of the Revolution
by John Feffer
Iran and the United States do not have to remain eternal enemies. So argues Ray Takeyh, an Iranian-born scholar at the Council on Foreign Relations, in his useful and engaging new book.
Nowtopia Nowtopia
by Laura Kaliebe
Review of Chris Carlsson's Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future—Today!
When the Prisoners Ran Walpole When the Prisoners Ran Walpole
by Carol Estes
Carol Estes reviews Jamie Bissonette's account of a true story in the movement for prison abolition
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