Like an aged babysitter who has forgotten
herself for a moment and decided to join the kids, Theresa May now identifies
Donald Trump as her closest ally.
The language of violence pervades our discourse,
even when we’re not talking about war.
Play isn’t the
opposite of work—it’s vital for social transformation.
If we can't find joy in our work for peace and
social justice, what's the point?
Speaking with both honesty and care
can transform a conflict in unexpected ways.
The refugee community in Minnesota is a big target
for bigotry, but they have a plan.
critical need for genuine fact cannot be overstated.
I didn’t learn how to cross lines of difference when I was younger. Maybe
you didn’t either, but we can all learn it now.
Unless life is uncomfortable, there’s no room for transformation.
Despite the influence of capitalism on its practice, yoga can strengthen
resistance and movement-building.
The cyber-world collapses the distance between the spectator and the
scene of brutality, but does this encourage voyeurism or solidarity?
action works best when you stay nonviolent and study the terrain on which you’re
picks no sides—it merely fills the gaps left by broken communication.
How do we build bridges between people who could be allies for radical
change but who view each other with anger and suspicion?
In ordinary times, progressives might get away with casual
images of their political opponents, but these are not ordinary times.
we want to beat Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and their ilk we need new stories, and fast.
burned out in your work for peace and social justice? A new book provides
We need your help to expand our coverage of deep-rooted
personal and political change.
Where are the superheroes of color, the women
leads, the queer characters and more?
By reducing life to
dualisms we lose the rich fabric of possibilities that can generate important social
On the night before Christmas, we’ll all be about. While the people are sleeping, we’ll realise our clout. We’ll expropriate goods from the stores, ‘cos that’s fair. And distribute them widely, to those who need care.
The best way to protect those we love is to win over those who hate them.
Doing good doesn’t,
and shouldn’t, always feel good. For the sake of justice, let’s face that
This moment in American history calls me to enter
spaces where my people’s shame can arrive with me, charging in on white horses.
A new generation of activists is developing
a much healthier and more emotionally-intelligent culture.
Trump rose to the presidency by railing against
the Washington establishment. The Democratic Party’s propensity for compromise
and triangulation only plays into his hands.
When faced by complicated
ideas we should
reach for them together, as though we believe
ourselves to be worthy of intellectual leadership.
What standards of behavior should we expect from the leaders
of foundations, NGOs and aid agencies?Español, Français, Português .
governor has ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to evacuate, but
will the authorities enforce that decision?
and the threat of violence have a particular address to women. Welcome to a new
phase of anti-feminism.
have always been part of people’s work for rights and social justice, so what
does it take to make activism more family friendly?
Every cultural transformation in
history has reached into the most intimate sphere of human motivation.
In the new space race, whose version of humanity is being targeted for
The white working class reading of recent American history may be more
accurate than that of many progressive activists.
Being defined by a
negative speaks more of bureaucracy than of sex or self-expression.
What is Transformation
The Love that Does Justice
NGOs, Social Change and the Transformation of Human Relationships
The Tree of Contemplative Practices
Thick Problems and Thin Solutions
The Hidden Leaf Foundation's useful reading list on transformation
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