The Conscious Activist

Author: James O'Dea
Editor: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1780288433
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Communion is packed with compelling narrative and deep reflection on the demands of both mystical realization, effective activism and the integration of the two. Each chapter gives the reader both compelling story to experience key aspects of actual mystical and activist training as well as sections which convey the central developmental concepts of each. There is a rising tension in the book as the author engages in the contrasting requirements of inner development and outer change work in the world. The contrast between war, human rights abuse and rigorous activist frontline experience with intensive training by Sufi, Christian and other spiritual masters is held until powerful and authentic integration of both worlds is possible. The integration the author experiences and describes aligns with new paradigms in science, mind-body-health, the global peace movement, individual and collective healing, visionary activism and the lineages of mystical transmission. The reader experiences inspiration, deep insight and the articulation of an evolutionary worldview that dramatically demonstrates how the integration of spirituality and action can lead humanity though its current challenges.

Witness Vignettes Of Conscious Activist

Author: Nathan L. Whittaker
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ISBN: 9781364136888
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Author Nathan Whittaker endures a personal journey in South Africa that change's everything. While living in Cape Town, he was able to heal, to a great extent, his painful past due to a complicated and grueling personal journey towards reconciliation. Nate has returned to South Africa on many occasions since first there in 2001 and is even more certain of how his relationship with this special place has helped him to heal. Discover the stories of an umlungu (white guy) in a township and the social justice lessons learned. All proceeds from this book go to Building Bridges, South Africa.

A Comedian And An Activist Walk Into A Bar

Author: Caty Borum Chattoo
Editor: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520299779
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Comedy is a powerful contemporary source of influence and information. In the still-evolving digital era, the opportunity to consume and share comedy has never been as available. And yet, despite its vast cultural imprint, comedy is a little-understood vehicle for serious public engagement in urgent social justice issues – even though humor offers frames of hope and optimism that can encourage participation in social problems. Moreover, in the midst of a merger of entertainment and news in the contemporary information ecology, and a decline in perceptions of trust in government and traditional media institutions, comedy may be a unique force for change in pressing social justice challenges. Comedians who say something serious about the world while they make us laugh are capable of mobilizing the masses, focusing a critical lens on injustices, and injecting hope and optimism into seemingly hopeless problems. By combining communication and social justice frameworks with contemporary comedy examples, authors Caty Borum Chattoo and Lauren Feldman show us how comedy can help to serve as a vehicle of change. Through rich case studies, audience research, and interviews with comedians and social justice leaders and strategists, A Comedian and an Activist Walk Into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice explains how comedy – both in the entertainment marketplace and as cultural strategy – can engage audiences with issues such as global poverty, climate change, immigration, and sexual assault, and how activists work with comedy to reach and empower publics in the networked, participatory digital media age.

Our Moment Of Choice

Author: Robert Atkinson
Editor: Atria Books/Beyond Words
ISBN: 1582707626
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This timely and compelling anthology is a rousing call-to-action for all of us to help transform the world into a just, peaceful, and thriving one—featuring creative and practical solutions to the many crises facing humanity today. Humanity is currently facing a series of interconnected emergencies that threaten our very survival—from climate change to economic inequality and beyond. And yet, at the same time, a global shift towards harnessing our collective power to create a life-affirming future is flourishing. Featuring chapters by forty-three leading-edge contributors, such as Gregg Braden, Lynne McTaggart, Bruce Lipton, Jean Houston, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Ervin Laszlo, Joan Borysenko, Larry Dossey, and many more, Our Moment of Choice provides eye-opening and inspirational visions for a unified, peaceful, and thriving world. The time has come for all humanity to be united in purpose. This is our collective moment of choice, upon which our future depends.

Leading From Within

Author: Gretchen Ki Steidle
Editor: Mit Press
ISBN: 0262536188
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Gretchen Steidle knows first-hand the personal transformation that mindfulness practice can bring. But she doesn’t believe that transformation stops at personal wellbeing. In Leading from Within, Steidle describes the ways that personal investment in self-awareness shapes leaders who are able to inspire change in others, build stronger relationships, and design innovative and more sustainable solutions. Steidle argues that both personal and societal transformation are essential for a just society, and with this book she offers a roadmap for integrating mindfulness into every aspect of social change. Conventional methods attempt to compel people to change through incentives or punitive measures. Conscious social change calls for leading with a deeper human understanding of change and compassion for the needs and perspectives of all stakeholders. Steidle offers mindfulness practices for individuals and groups, presents the neuroscientific evidence for its benefits, and argues for its relevance to social change. She describes five capacities of conscious social change, devoting a chapter to each. She writes about her own experiences, including her work helping women to found their own grassroots social ventures in post-conflict Africa. She describes the success of a group of rural, uneducated women in Rwanda, for example, who now provide 9,000 villagers with clean water, ending the sexual exploitation of disabled women unable to collect water on their own. Steidle also draws from the work of change agents in the United States to showcase applications of conscious social change to timely issues like immigration, racism, policing, and urban violence. Through personal stories and practical guidance, Steidle delivers both the inspiration and tools of this innovative approach to social transformation. -- Provided by publisher.

Political Consciousness And Student Political Activism

Author: James L. Wood
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The Intellectual Activist

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The Activists

Author: Lewis D. Wurgaft
Editor: Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society
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Report Of The President S Commission On Campus Unrest

Author: United States. President's Commission on Campus Unrest
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The Design Activist S Handbook

Author: Noah Scalin
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144032977X
File Size: 57,30 MB
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We Want You! Will you join the ranks of design activists? Doing good is too important to think of as work better left to those fictitious "other" designers. People more famous. More talented. More connected. Richer. Younger. Braver. (Insert your own mental roadblock here.) In truth, anyone can be a design activist. It just starts with a commitment to yourself and your values. A commitment to making conscious choices and realizing how all the decisions you make as a graphic designer affect other people and the planet. It's about being awake instead of sliding by with the way things always have been done. This book is for every graphic designer who's ever sat at a computer, thinking: Is this it? Isn't there more? It's a tool to help you figure out how to start making a difference and making a living at the same time--no matter where you live and work right now. Just open this book and we'll help you start walking in the right direction. It doesn't have to be perfect. Little actions from a lot of people add up to big change. This isn't a contest about who's the greenest or the most radical. It's a movement, and we're inviting you to join right now.

Activism Intimacy And The Politics Of Selfhood

Author: Kristin M. McGuire
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Progressive Labor

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The Sources Of American Student Activism

Author: James L. Wood
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Was Brandeis An Activist

Author: Louis Leventhal Jaffe
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The Population Activist S Handbook

Author: Population Institute
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ISBN: 9780025983502
File Size: 80,45 MB
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The Magnificent Activist

Author: Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Editor: Da Capo Press
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A Da Capo original: The extraordinary writings of one of the most vigorous, effective-and overlooked-shapers of American history, and the rediscovery of an American visionary.

Every Man Should Try The Adventures Of A Public Interest Activist

Author: Jeremy J. Stone
Editor: Public Affairs
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The President of the Federation of American Scientists describes his work in the areas of disarmament and human rights, and recounts interactions with international leaders

This Is What Lesbian Looks Like

Author: Kris Kleindienst
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Twenty-six lesbian grassroots activists -- some of them household names nationally, others known only within their local communities -- help us focus on the future of our lesbian lives as we move into the next century. Written with both heart and smarts, in language that speaks to the dailiness of personal experience and larger political questions, This Is What Lesbian Looks Like is the kind of reading that helps to shape a movement. If any disenfranchised group is only as strong as its weakest members, how do we think about lesbians who are not white, able-bodied, and middle class? What is lost in the gap that exists between the first generation to age having lived their adult lives out of the closet and the young dykes for whom out feels like a been there/done that kind of thing?Where does fighting the Right fit into the rainbow rush toward assimilation? How will lesbian identity be defined within the multiplicity of gender expressions becoming increasingly visible? Not easy, but essential nonetheless -- these are some of the critical issues tackled in This Is What Lesbian Looks Like's two dozen essays.

From Development Worker To Activist

Author: Desmond D'Abreo
Editor: Mangalore, Karnataka : DEEDS
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The Concept Of Man In Contemporary China

Author: Donald J. Munro
Editor: University of Michigan Center for chinese
ISBN: 9780892641444
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Part of a trilogy exploring how ideas about human nature have shaped practices of social control and education over the course of Chinese history, this volume explores how the most striking political theories and policies of the contemporary period rest on distinctly Chinese theories of mind. Many of these contrast dramatically with long-held Western beliefs, key among them the insistence on the commingling of rational thought, the emotions, and motives. Focusing on the Maoist period (1940s through 1976), Munro reveals convergences between Confucian and Maoist theories of mind, and considers their application in both education and the practice of modern government. Donald J. Munro is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Chinese, University of Michigan. His work and career were recently profiled in Xifang Hanxuejia lun Zhongguo (Western sinologists on China), a review of seven key Western contributors to the study of Chinese culture and history.