15 Results: grassroots
In discussion with host Stephen Dinan, Eleanor describes "citizens' solutions councils" as the bridge between grassroots ingenuity and institutional resources. She urges us to move away from working in technological isolation toward working with our communities to identify and build on what works.
- Audio Teleseminars
Join host Stephen Dinan for a fascinating discussion with an inspiring evolutionary. A pioneer in human potential for many years, Barbara has a revolutionary vision for reformulating democracy from the grassroots up so that it is more solution-oriented, collaborative and effective.
- Audio Teleseminars
Global Exchange and Green Festival co-founders Medea Benjamin and Kevin Danaher are masters of finding practical solutions that create systemic change. In this dialogue, they explore a triple-bottom line economy, the global grassroots revolution in values, and the opportunity to use America’s worldwide network of military bases as hubs for green innovation.
- Audio Interviews
In this entertaining one-minute animation, you'll learn from an enlightening Master how to regrow the garden of our planet from the grassroots up.
- Video Shorts
From Empire to Earth Community
David Korten’s classic bestseller When Corporations Rule the World was one of the first books to articulate the destructive and oppressive nature of the global corporate economy. In The Great Turning he argues that corporate consolidation of power is merely one manifestation of what he calls “Empire” ...
- Publications Books
- April 1, 2006
- 402 pages
Changing the Story of Our Future
We are just beginning to tap into our potential as human beings despite, or perhaps because of, the multiple crises that we are facing. Read more in this fascinating report!
- March - May 2008
Barbara Marx Hubbard has long been a visionary leader, helping us all to imagine a bold and evolutionary future that we can co-create. In this interview with IONS President James O’Dea, she explores the power of entering into imaginal realms in order to link our creative intent with the power of the universe.
- Audio Interviews
Join comedian and political commentator Steve Bhaerman (aka Swami Beyondananda) for a humorous and insightful look at the "upwising" now underway. You’ll hear about Mad Cowboy Disease, the potential for bloodless evolution, and how to quiet a barking dogma.
- Audio Interviews
Harriett M. Crosby is Cultural Traditions & Diversity Committee Chair of the IONS Board of Directors.
She is Co-Founder and President of the Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia (ISAR), supporting grassroots environmental activism in the former Soviet Union. She trained in psychology at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, worked for Colorado Outward Bound as a mountaineering instructor, collected Tibetan folk tales in Ladakh, worked on the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and now practices meditation, pottery, organic gardening and wildlife rehabilitation. She currently serves on the boards of Friends of the Earth, the Institute for Deep Ecology, 20/20 Vision, Taxpayers for Common Sense, ISAR, and IONS.
Wayne Muller is a therapist, minister, community advocate, consultant, public speaker, and bestselling author of several books. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Wayne spent the last thirty-five years following a thread through the rich company of the family of the earth – including those loved and those abused, the courageous and bereft, the generous and the exhausted. Because Wayne listens for what is beautiful, strong, and true in each of us, he invites us to learn together how to find nourishment and delight in our lives as they unfold in new, often unexpected directions.
Wayne has consulted with numerous community organizations, educational institutions and healthcare corporations. He is the founder of Bread for the Journey – a network of ordinary people who engage in grassroots, neighborhoodphilanthropy through micro-grants. Along with being an Extended Faculty member at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he has served as Senior Scholar at the Fetzer Institute, and received several awards for his work with those in need.
He is now working with individuals and small groups as a private mentor and spiritual director, helping those facing change or transition in their life or work, helping clarify their inner sense of meaning and purpose. Wayne shares his time, care and attention to find together any emerging threads that can guide them safely to their new, evolving destiny.
He is the author of A Life of Being, Having and Doing Enough; Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal and Delight in our Busy Lives, and Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood, among others.
Wayne lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his beloved wife Kelly and their children.
Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, PhD, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. She is also a leading voice in movements for peace, justice, and a safe environment. Interweaving her scholarship and four decades of activism, she has created both a ground-breaking theoretical framework for a new paradigm of personal and social change, and a powerful workshop methodology for its application.
Valentine Giraud-Robben is on the IONS Board of Directors. Her journey began in Brazil, where she was born and raised in a family of manifold ethnic roots: African, European, and Native Brazilians. She grew up in an environment that certainly influenced the paths that she has chosen to take. Here family has offered her a world of deep connection, reflection, and activism since very early in her life. She was brought up in nature, where she grew her own food, lived in community with other families, followed different spiritual practices, and learned about social and environmental activism by following her parents and grandparents’ examples. While growing up, she took part in conversations at the dinner table of her grandparents (Tamas Makray) about the state of the world, the shift in the paradigm of our times, and about our own responsibility in making a difference.
Having lived in a country were the great majority of people do not complete their primary studies, and are faced with the problems of lack of infrastructure, such as water, sanitation, and health, she always felt the moral responsibility to make choices that would benefit her people and others. She has been motivated by the idea of changing the world and decided to take a bachelor degree in International Relations. Her aim was to work with human development organizations that were part of the decision-making process. She wanted to work within systems that held the power to change the macro structures of our society.
Her professional career started in her last year of studies, when she joined the ABN Amro Banco Real Bank, in the team of education and sustainable development. After graduating, she went to live and work in India for one year as an AIESEC trainee at a grassroots NGO located in the Rajasthan, dedicated to rural development. She also joined Planet Finance, an international NGO focused on building bridges among microfinance institutions locally, regionally, and internationally. More than an amazing and very enriching professional experience, it was a life-changing experience – as her grandfather would say, “A trip to India can change your life." In India she learned about humanity, expressed in the oppressing misery in which many people lived, but which is also expressed with compassionate eyes and attitude they have towards life.
Her home base is Amsterdam, and a committed heart to marriage and to her calling to being in the world, her story of journeys, discoveries, and hosting participatory processes continue in South America, Mexico, Sweden, and most recently in the west of the United States. She is currently working on a book, which tells the story of her life as the story of her generation. Its purpose is to inspire and provide other young and adult people to live following their spirit and inner knowledge.
Distinguished by his sense of humor and eloquence, Kevin Danaher is an exceptionally dynamic speaker. The New York Times calls him the "Paul Revere of globalization's woes."
In this excerpt from the Institute of Noetic Sciences’ recent teleseminar series, “Shifting Paradigms,” Monica Sharma, former physician and United Nations program director and now international leadership development consultant, explains that the most reliable method for changing outdated institutions is to go to the source – each person's latent capacity for leadership and meaningful action.
15 Results: grassroots