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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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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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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Book Review: The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict

What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? From the authors of Leadership and Self-Deception comes an international bestseller that instills hope and inspires reconciliation. Through a moving story of parents who are struggling with their own children and with problems that have come […]

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Book Review: Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict

The desire for dignity is universal and powerful. It is a motivating force behind all human interaction—in families, in communities, in the business world, and in relationships at the international level. Surprisingly, most people have little understanding of dignity, observes Donna Hicks in this important book. She examines the reasons for this gap and offers […]

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Book Review: The Noonday Demon

An interview with Dr. Andrew Solomon at Gracie Mansion Andrew Solomon walked out from a side entrance at Gracie Mansion and hugged the First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, who was standing at a podium introducing him. It was a frigid December evening, dangerously close to Christmas, and the room was filled to […]

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Sing, Unburied Sing

Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing.

Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award Winning Author, recently released her much anticipated third novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing and we were fortunate to attend her first appearance in New York since the release. The event took place at the Schomburg Center and when Jesmyn Ward walked onto the stage, the joy and appreciation in the Langston […]

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Columbine in Crimea

Air travel opened up the possibility of travel around the globe. Initially it was for those few privileged who could afford the cost. Eventually travel became more affordable allowing more and more people to move between countries and continents creating what became recognized as global citizens. Then came the Internet, further connecting individuals and cultures.

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PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE A secular liturgical performance of Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

The Power of Non-Violence and Negotiation

Contemporary leaders learn from studying history and the individuals who have gone before. We look at one recent performance and two books published in 2017 that allow us insights into the past and inspire our work today.

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