WOVEN Stands in Solidarity

Woven Stands in Solidarity

WOVEN stands in solidarity with the outraged peaceful protesters alarmed by the systematic lethal brutality of police departments across the nation. WOVEN mourns the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade and the many other black people that have been killed by white policemen with impunity because their deaths were not documented. We […]

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Land America Leaves Wild, by Diana Wege

Land America Leaves Wild

Art has always had a celebratory function. It has feted the glory of the gods, the purity of an aesthetic ideal, and the appearance of a person. It has commemorated the coronation of an emperor, the birth of a child, and the importance of a religion. It has also applauded victory in battle, the wealth of patrons, and the capability of materials. And across cultures and times, art has also celebrated nations and landscapes.

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More From Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources – and What Happens Next

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the reigning argument has been that taking better care of the planet means radically changing course: reducing our consumption, learning to share and reuse, and restraining growth.

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Making Peace with the Earth: Action and Advocacy for Climate Justice by Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Making Peace with the Earth: Action and Advocacy for Climate Justice

This book gathers the expertise of activists, theologians, and faith-based organizations to inspire and encourage churches everywhere in grassroots work and advocacy for climate justice.

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Walking with the Wind John Lewis

Walking with the Wind

Lewis traces his role in the pivotal Selma marches, Bloody Sunday, and the Freedom Rides. Inspired by his mentor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Lewis’s vision and perseverance altered history.

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Gandhi On Non Violence

The dynamic power of non-cooperation wasn’t simply a political tactic but more the spirit of non-violence is an inner realization of spiritual unity within oneself. Gandhi’s politics of spiritual integrity have influenced generations of people around the world, as well as civil rights leaders including Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Book Review: This Changes Everything

MindFUL Imagine a ringing telephone is a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to “mindfulness”— that’s what Thich Nhat Hanh teaches the process of keeping our consciousness alive to our present experience and reality.The most profound satisfactions, the deepest feelings of joy and completeness lie as close at hand as our next aware breath and the smile we can form right now.

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Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

MindFUL Imagine a ringing telephone is a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to “mindfulness”— that’s what Thich Nhat Hanh teaches the process of keeping our consciousness alive to our present experience and reality.The most profound satisfactions, the deepest feelings of joy and completeness lie as close at hand as our next aware breath and the smile we can form right now.

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Peace: Progress is happening!

At Woven, we like to emphasize what’s going right with nonviolence and shine a light on our push for a peaceful world. Below are highlights on the progress being made by March for Our Lives, Everytown for Gun Safety, and Senator Chris Murphy. Take a look, we think you’ll share our optimism. March for Our […]

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Book Review: I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education and she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. Malala Yousafzai’s extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley […]

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How to be an antiracist

Book Review: How To Be An Antiracist

Dr. Kendi takes us through a very personal journey with openness and willingness to talk about what we can do to have the conversation and become antiracist. This book will inspire you to have that conversation and welcome it.

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VOICES: Responding to Mass Violence

Mary Fetchet and Beverly Eckert met at a gathering of families after losing a son and husband, respectively. Knowing the obstacles faced by those impacted by the attacks of September 11, 2001, they formed  VOICES of September 11 as a grass-roots organization to provide information and support to those families. Since 2001, VOICES has addressed the long-term needs of […]

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Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence

This past weekend, two mass shootings occurred across our nation. On Saturday evening, a shooter opened fire on a crowd during the 56th Annual Old Timers Day in Brownsville, Brooklyn killing one and injuring 11 others. On Sunday afternoon, a shooter fired into a crowd of families at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California— […]

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Book Review: Hiding in Plain Sight

Sarah Gallardo depicts a real and chilling portrayal of how domestic violence does not discriminate and manifests itself in the most unexpected ways and places. This true story provides an authentic depiction of one woman’s journey through DV and its devastating emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual effects on an individual. Beyond the negative experience that […]

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Presenting our Partner in Gun Violence Prevention, Brady

Brady, America’s oldest gun violence prevention group, is named for Jim Brady, who served as White House Press Secretary under President Reagan until a gunshot to the head during an assassination attempt on the president left him partially paralyzed for life. The “Brady Bill” was signed by President Clinton in 1993, after a seven-year battle in Congress, […]

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Global Peace Index Series: #4 Positive Peace

In the final installment in our series on the Institute for Economics and Peace’s Global Peace Index we turn to the concept of Positive Peace. Negative peace is the absence of violence and fear of violence. Positive Peace is the attitudes, institutions, and structures that develop and maintain peaceful communities. Attitudes are the norms, beliefs, and relationships within […]

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