Coming to the Table With chapters across the US, Coming to the Table is an organization that invites conversation between the descendants of slaves and slaveholders in a move toward healing and reconciliation. “They value the sharing of personal, family and community stories as a powerful vehicle for uncovering history, building relationships, healing and inspiring […]
“For twenty years, The Berkana Institute has worked in friendship and partnership with people around the world who are discovering that there is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” Co-founded by Margaret Wheatley in 1991, the Berkana Institute focuses on the ability of community to support and create […]
Marianne is the Co-founder and Co-Director of The Engage Network, formed to respond to the inquiry How do we build stronger movements to make real systemic change? The Engage Network marries the best online organizing strategies with a unique, small circle approach to offline base building. The result is Change on a Human Scale- a robust network […]
Gibrán Rivera is a Senior Associate for the Interaction Institute for Social Change. His job is to help people work better together. He is committed to the development of leaders, organizations and networks and uses coaching, training, process design and facilitation in service of those who are committed to social transformation. His graduate studies were in diplomacy and […]
Founded by three women in 1987, the Global Fund for Women focuses its efforts on providing funding for women in developing countries and on supporting human rights for women. They believe that “investing in women is the single most effective antidote to the world’s pressing problems: war, poverty, disease. Women play a special role in […]
Original article appeared in The Elephant Journal (January 23, 2012), written by Sarah Simmons. It’s important to give attention to the quality of people that we choose to spend our time with. I live in an intentional practice community where we have agreements to hold each other to our agreements. This kind of living is not for […]
Anyone who’s been around the Bay Area for any amount of time has heard of the Destiny Arts Program. And for those of you who haven’t, don’t feel left out, read on… Founded by Kate Hobbs, Sarah Crowell, and Sifu Anthony Daniels, Destiny Arts (which stands for De-Escalation Skills Training Inspiring Nonviolence in Youth) has been inspiring […]
What are the things we need to do to really Be the Change we wish to see in the world? Solve political conflicts? Save the environment? And more than that, how can we show up as we are and be seen? Listen to this new Dharma Talk (from our June 2010 edition) to discover the value of being who you ARE in community.
The New Dharma Community is back full force. And we’re shaping up for the new year by bringing attention to the practices that transform lives–because a transformative movement is nothing without practice. And it’s nothing without community. So we’re re-introducing and refining ways to make what we do accessible to folks in the field.