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Apart and Together: Grounding in Interconnection and Solidarity

Apart and Together: Grounding in Interconnection and Solidarity
June 3 / 2020

Spiritual traditions the world over, covering the entire range from Indigenous perspectives to monotheistic religions, teach us about oneness, about how we are all part of one interconnected web of life. There’s nothing like the Coronavirus, and the pandemic that we are now living in, to make this lesson much …

Is Nonviolent Use of Force an Oxymoron?

Is Nonviolent Use of Force an Oxymoron?
May 23 / 2020

The following is the beginning of an article I posted on Medium. It’s way too long for this site, and so I provide a link below it to continue reading if you are interested.

This article has been in the works consciously for at least three years, and, implicitly, since …

Apart and Together: Addressing Needs beyond Market Economies

Apart and Together: Addressing Needs beyond Market Economies
May 3 / 2020

“Each of us lives in and through an immense movement of the hands of other people. The hands of other people lift us from the womb. The hands of other people grow the food we eat, weave the clothes we wear, and build the shelters we inhabit. The hands of …

Sharing Impact for Liberation: Integrating Power and Love in Moments of Distress (part two)

Sharing Impact for Liberation: Integrating Power and Love in Moments of Distress (part two)
May 3 / 2020

In my last piece, I offered a general framing about the challenge and opportunity that the task of fully and lovingly sharing impact presents. In this post, I use one example to illustrate and deepen some of the points I named in the first piece. It’s based on an actual …

Sharing Impact for Liberation: Framing the Challenge (part one)

Sharing Impact for Liberation: Framing the Challenge (part one)
April 26 / 2020

This, then, is the great humanistic and historical task of the oppressed: to liberate themselves and their oppressors as well. The oppressors, who oppress, exploit, and rape by virtue of their power, cannot find in this power the strength to liberate either the oppressed or themselves. Only power that springs …