Category Archives: Current 12 – Moving Toward Action

Called to Become Pioneers of Hope

In the United States, we are very proud of our “pioneers,” those who left familiar territory and set out to explore new lands, and blaze new trails. Leonard Doohan, an emeritus professor at Gonzaga University, suggests in his latest book, Courageous Hope, that leaders today must be pioneers still. Continue reading

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Education, Spiritual Economics, and The Third Industrial Revolution

A friend of mine recently asked me to address a group with a tradition in education. She wanted a brief lecture focusing on multi-generational and holistic approaches to education for the 21st Century. Before sharing here an adaptation of that lecture, I want to share a little background, because a surprising synchronicity emerged as I conducted my research in preparation for the lecture. Continue reading

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Our 21st Century Challenge

As I write this, it is Sunday morning. Last night, I spent a couple of hours cleaning up the mess caused by yet another flood of water in the basement of our home. This is the second time in as many years that an unusually dramatic storm Continue reading

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India Journal 2010 Part V: Random Thoughts On Coming Home

I returned home after my time in India on Friday, December 17th, after a long continuous journey in airports and airplanes from Cochin to Delhi and then on to Chicago. I became aware as I arrived that the trip for me was a personal journey from an experience of rural, agricultural living back to urban living Continue reading

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Healing Ourselves, Healing the Planet: A Journey Off the Map

For the past three days, I have been driving across the United States, from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Dubuque, Iowa. Today, we will make the last leg of the journey to Chicago. As we drove, we followed much of the old “Oregon Trail,” a route that thousands of immigrants to this country took to cross the continent on foot and in wagons searching for a better life. Continue reading

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