I wonder if we can find common ground in the United States, not to mention the world as a whole.
Where differences make dialog interesting rather than dividing us.
Where labels are things we put on food packages and not people.
"Educating Americans about Public Policy
The digital media revolution has transformed the way people obtain information and form opinions. Countless partisan outlets peddle assertions and “sound bites” as indisputable facts. Few people have the knowledge and analytical skills to navigate this torrent of misinformation. They crave credible and accessible sources of facts, analysis, and information about proposed policies and the effects of those already enacted.
The Hoover Institution
"When movements, groups, or organizations become dependent on donations or revenues from sales for their survival, they are not going to cooperate, but they will compete. Cash is the toxic element in the polluted environment of our institutions. Once we agree on that, we must all be able to show that we are not letting cash pollute our charters and our commitment to the missions we pursue. Organizations committed to change need to prove to their members, that they are able to cooperate, and have the courage to shut down their operations if they can't deliver"
The Wisdom Commons is an interactive website that seeks to elevate our shared moral core, sometimes called universal ethics. It is a place to find and discuss information about virtues that human beings generally agree are important like generosity, compassion and courage. As a user or member, you can search or input quotes, proverbs, meditations, stories, and essays from many traditions.
"Shareable is a nonprofit online magazine that tells the story of sharing. We cover the people, places, and projects bringing a shareable world to life. And we share how-tos so you can make a shareable world real in your life.
In a shareable world, things like clothing swaps, childcare coops, potlucks, carsharing, community gardens, and cohousing make life more fun, green, and affordable. When we share, not only is a better life possible, but so is a better world.
Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers
Afghans For Peace
Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Interested in having you school or group talk with the: Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers, Afghans For Peace, or the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project? Write to GlobalDaysOfListening@gmail.com"
The Socialbrite team is here to help people in any sector get up to speed on the social Web and find the right strategy and tactics to help your organization or cause.
Bringing advanced communications technologies to grassroots organizations worldwide working for peace, human rights, environmental sustainability, women's rights, conflict resolution and worker rights.
Book by Kristin Layng Szakos and Joe Szakos