"At a time when teachers are the scapegoats for all that is wrong with education, Rita Verma and colleagues push back by illuminating the critical and creative roles that teachers and youth are playing to make education impactful. The examples in this book model the possibilities for anti-oppressive activism through education, and inspire."ùKevin Kumashiro, author of The Seduction of Common Sense: How the Right has Framed the Debate on America's Schools --
Collects the insights of spiritual writers and leading meditation practitioners from a variety of disciplines to inspire readers to begin their own meditation practice, in a guide that includes contributions by such figures as Jack Kornfield, Ram Dass and Marianne Williamson.
Be the Change celebrates the personal transformations of men and women who, by working to change the world, changed themselves. Featuring interviews with over 1,000 volunteers, from everyday people to business and community leaders to celebrities, the book combines hands-on advice on ways to get involved with enlightening real-life stories from those who did. Inspirational yet practical, it’s the perfect companion for readers who want to stop daydreaming about a more fulfilling life and a better world and take action to do so. Includes forewords by President George H. W. Bush and Tom Brokaw
The future is in your hands - 16+ creative projects for civic and community action
Author: Eunice Moyle
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Be the Change! gives you the tools and encouragement needed to be the change you wish to see in the world. From the popular founders of Hello!Lucky stationery, this guidebook offers instruction and guidance to spark creativity and inspire action in your local communities. First learn how to get inspired and how to inspire others, as well as the importance of embracing diverse perspectives and how to handle conflict diplomatically. Then discover how to channel your inspiration into creative outlets, such as organizing community events or meetings, using social media to affect change, and contacting your government representatives. Also get some great tips for generating creative ideas, running for office at school or getting involved with local government, and what to bring to protests. Once you learn about what it takes to effectively “be the change,” follow along with the simple step-by-step projects to promote your ideas and events, from protest posters and fundraising jars to iron-on tees and stenciled tote bags. With a little creativity and a positive outlook, you too can inspire change in the world! Includes 16+ DIY projects and templates as well as tear-out postcards and stationery designs as a fun bonus!
What happens when a forty-five-year old therapist goes to acting school with a group of young actors? While testing her theory that the arts are the pathway to higher consciousness and a spiritual worldview, the author encounters unexpected drama. Art and life blur as she faces daily conflicts, a brush with death, life-altering neurological changes, and a classmate’s suicide. Through acting, she gains powerful insights about artistic endeavor and heightened consciousness; above all, she realizes that shifting the worldview requires following Gandhi’s wisdom: “Be the change that you want to see in the world.” Throughout her adventures, Dr. Duanita shows the reader how to co-create reality, enhance creativity, and deepen their spiritual connection. So powerful is the intention of her true story that few who read it will fail to experience a transformation of mind, heart, and spirit.
In this breathtaking companion to the award-winning Grandfather Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, tells a poignant, personal story of the damage of wastefulness, gorgeuously illustrated by Evan Turk. At Grandfather Gandhi’s service village, each day is filled, from sunrise to sunset, with work that is done for the good of all. The villagers vow to live simply and non-violently. Arun Gandhi tries very hard to follow these vows, but he struggles with one of the most important rules: not to waste. How can throwing away a worn-down pencil hurt anyone? How can wastefulness lead to violence? With the help of his grandfather, Arun learns how every wasteful act, no matter how small, affects others. And in time he comes to understand the truth of his grandfather’s words: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Inspired by five true stories of communities who were tired of corporate political power entitlements running roughshod over their townships, Be the Change offers solutions for how individuals can stand up and take back their local governments.
Your Guide to Freeing Slaves and Changing the World
Author: Zach Hunter
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Most people think the average teenager isn’t capable of much beyond hanging with their friends and wasting time. But Zach Hunter isn’t your average teenager. And he’s hoping to show you that you’re not either. Zach has been trying to end slavery around the globe. Most people (maybe even you) think that slavery has been over for a long time. But sadly, there are more people bound in slavery now than at any of the times we read about in our history books. Now Zach is working to end slavery and free the men, women, and children who are being held against their will. He’s even found some friends in the fight, including Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Leeland Mooring of Leeland. Just look around the world and on the news and you’ll find that there are plenty of things wrong with our planet—homelessness, hunger, global warming, AIDS...the list goes on and on. And we usually look at these problems and decide they’re too big for us to do anything about. But Zach is proving that one person can make a difference. And in his book, he’ll reveal the elements needed to make amazing changes in your world. In the end, he hopes you’ll find the thing you’re passionate about—and start making changes!
My Book is about becoming a SPIRITUAL CHANGE in this world. But first we must become a change within our selves. We, as individuals hold the key to change within our own spiritual blueprint we came to earth with. We are spiritual beings living in the material world, to experience life and to grow by resolving blocks in our minds. We come to earth to learn what we need and to rise in consciousness. God has many mansions, and we are looking to increase our ability to receive more of God's light. The pain of life is only for us to learn from, and rise above. When we rise above, we can receive more of God's light. When we see life differently, when we see the true value of what we can become, we no longer fear life. We experience it and grow and become more.
"Voted as “India’s most admired” and “most trusted woman” Kiran Bedi is a recognised face in India. She has been a recipient of prestigious decorations, most notable being, the Ramon Magsaysay Award in Government Service, and the President’s Police Medal for Gallantry. She was the first Indian to be appointed as Civilian Police Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations, in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. She is known for her innovative, reformative and holistic approach to crime prevention and law enforcement. She holds degrees in Law, Masters, and a Doctorate. She is a Nehru Fellow and an author of several books, with a biography, entitled I Dare. She has been a National and an Asian Tennis champion. She founded and runs two Non-Profit organisations: Navjyoti India Foundation and India Vision Foundation, which serve the underserved communities in rural areas, urban slums and prisons. She has a biopic “Yes, Madam, Sir,” produced by an Australian which won accolades at several international film festivals. She is a sought after public speaker on issues she stands for. Currently, she is an integral part of India Against Corruption, a Movement led by Shri Anna Hazare. For more information on her please visit website www.kiranbedi.org, on her twitter handle @thekiranbedi or connect with her on her weekly internet radio program on www.radiowalla.in Corruption has seeped so deeply into the systems of governance in India that the common man has lost faith in every administrative process. This wide spread disease of corruption can only be cured by a total revamp of its political, investigative and prosecuting systems. What we are seeing all around us today is nothing but loot. Loot of very high scale to the extent we can’t count the number of zeros. And as this started to unfold with the Commonwealth Games exposure, it got my goat. I started to be a part of a collective voice which became louder by the day. At times very shrill, not by choice, but by compelling circumstances. But all for one common cause---a well governed India--- a better India which makes us all prosperous and our next generation secure. This is the spirit behind this collection. If the corrupt can unite for their vested interest, why we, the victims, not unite for our own selves? Be the change! Be The Change fighTing CorrupTion Kiran Bedi Kiran Bedi has been a courageous voice on police and prison reforms, women empowerment, serving the underserved communities, leadership issues in management and governance, now more focussed on corruption. She writes as she experiences, speaks from her heart and reaches out to the audience respecting their needs. Here is a compilation of some of the selected writings and speeches, in which she focussed on ‘Corruption’. These speeches and writings have a perennial inspirational value. "