Category Archives: Global

On a grey Friday

This heavy, grey, damp and gloomy morning reminds me of Auckland. And Makarora also, on that day when the rain falling through the leaves, saturating the moss and making slippery the rocks was so in keeping with my mood, and … Continue reading

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Seeing Wetiko: On Capitalism, Mind Viruses, and Antidotes for a World in Transition |By Alnoor Ladha, Martin Kirk, Kosmos Journal

It’s delicate confronting these priests of the golden bull They preach from the pulpit of the bottom line Their minds rustle with million dollar bills You say Silver burns a hole in your pocket And Gold burns a hole in … Continue reading

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Between Grace and Fear: The Role of the Arts in a Time of Change

Between Grace and Fear: The Role of the Arts in a Time of Change By William Cleveland and Patricia A. Shifferd This paper stems from the findings of a research project that invited a range of writers, artists, politicians, scientists, … Continue reading

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Six strategies for creating system change for a sustainable future | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

Six strategies for creating system change for a sustainable future | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian.

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Re-imagining Capitalism: Love and Compassion in Economics | People-Centered Economic Development

In 1999, a conversation about the Ignorance and Want allegory from Dickens Christmas Carol began a business relationship that would last until my correspondents death. He was working at the time in Russia on a concept that hed written a … Continue reading

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Peace depends on respect for every individual | Initiatives of Change International website

Initiatives of Change International is deeply concerned about escalating violence, death and destruction in many parts of the world.Humanity’s high hopes at the start of the new millennium, that the new century would be one of dialogue instead of war … Continue reading

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When Surrender Means Not Giving Up: The New Sacred Activism – Shift Magazine

End the dishonesty, the deception. Stop lying to yourselves, and to your children. Stop pretending that the crisis can be “solved,” that the planet can be “saved,” that business more-or-less as usual—what progressives and environmentalists have been doing for forty-odd … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges: The Power of Imagination – Truthdig

Those in the premodern world who hoarded possessions and refused to redistribute supplies and food, who turned their backs on the weak and the sick, who lived exclusively for hedonism and their own power, were despised. Those in modern society … Continue reading

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Ayatollah’s Gift to the Baha’is Stirs Global Conversation

The ground-breaking gift of a senior Iranian cleric to the worldwide Baha’i community has begun to stir a global conversation about religious co-existence and freedom of religion. More statements of support for the actions and words of Ayatollah Abdol-Hamid Masoumi-Tehrani … Continue reading

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“The Time is Now!” – Russell Brand | anakegoodall

“The Time is Now!” – Russell Brand | anakegoodall. Thoughtful voting in New Zealand’s general election this coming September is an opportunity to enact these principles.

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