Strengthening our connections.
posted Mar 31, 2003
- Nane Alexandrez returned from Vietnam to a community struggling with drugs, violence, and poverty. Determined to reach young people with alternatives to violence, he started Barrios Unidos. but to succeed, he found he had to confront his own addiction.
Put Some Heart Into It: Spirit in Action
by Linda Stoutposted Dec 31, 2002
- Spirit in Action: Create a collective vision; Take time for community, and bring spirit into our work for change.
Earth Democracy - an interview with Vandana Shiva
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder, Vandana Shivaposted Dec 31, 2002
- an interview with Vandana Shiva, about seed saving, cultural insecurity, economic insecurity in India, hope
by Jeff Chester, Gary O. Larsonposted Dec 31, 2002
- center for Digital Democracy, open access to the internet, electronic commons
A Place For Dignity
by Carol Estesposted Jan 31, 2002
- Dignity Village in Portland, Oregon, a tent city. Dignity Village is fundamentally different. It's a self-governing community of about 60 homeless people who take care of themselves by taking care of each other.
by Samuel P. Olinerposted Nov 05, 2001
- Sociologist and Holocaust survivor Samuel P. Oliner writes about what motivates altruists and heroes who put the welfare of others alongside their own. Reaching out to others has been the force behind much that is good in the world.
Dream of a Ridiculous Man
by Charles W., Joan C. Prattposted Jun 30, 2001
- A story of Patrick Lydon and the Camphill Communities.
The Cornucopia of the Commons
by David Bollierposted Jun 30, 2001
- The Cornucopia of the Commons, by David Bollier. Community gardens, free software, self-help groups, and other examples of how the gift economy fosters community and social cohesion as well as economic innovation.
A Tale of Three Cities
by Rachel Brahinskyposted Jun 30, 2001
- A Tale of Three Cities, by Rachel Brahinsky. Cautionary tales from California highlight the need for reform in the energy industry and in energy policy.
The White Dog's Tale
by Maryann Gormanposted Mar 31, 2001
- Judy Wicks story about the White Dog Cafe and how an entrepreneur can also be an activist.
State of the Possible
by Fran Kortenposted Mar 31, 2001
- Practical idealists from diverse movements and perspectives consider the possibilities for transformational change at State of the Possible retreats sponsored by Positive Futures Network.
Consciousness And the Natural Law Party
by John Hagelinposted Mar 31, 2001
- Seeking win-win solutions through development of human consciousness.
by Matthew Foxposted Mar 31, 2001
- Right Livelihood by Matthew Fox. Is the work we are doing good for the Earth and its inhabitants now and for seven generations into the future?
Martin Luther King's Movement-Building Legacy
by Grace Lee Boggsposted Mar 31, 2001
- The struggle goes far beyond race and rights. We are in the early stages of a new democratic revolutionary movement.
India's Silent But Singing Revolution
by Pramila Jayapulposted Oct 27, 2000
- India's silent but singing revolution, by Pramila Jayapul. Swadyaya social movement in India is based on belief that God resides within, all people and nature are connected, and a person's responsibility is only to do one's duty to the best of one's capability for God and without attachment to the fruits of the labor.