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The Empowerment Manual

The Empowerment Manual

A Guide for Collaborative Groups

A Transition Town group involved in preparations for peak oil and climate change; an intentional community, founded with the highest ideals; a nonprofit dedicated to social change — millions of such voluntary groups exist around the world. These …

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Consensus-Oriented Decision-Making

Consensus-Oriented Decision-Making

The CODM Model for Facilitating Groups to Widespread Agreement

For any group or organization to function effectively, it must be able to make decisions well. Consensus-Oriented Decision-Making is the first book to offer groups (and group facilitators) a clear and efficient path togenerating widespread agreement …

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On Gandhi's Path (EPUB)

On Gandhi's Path (EPUB)

Bob Swann's Work for Peace and Community Economics

Bigger has turned out not to be better. Servicing the global economy has exacted a heavy toll in the erosion of our communities and the destruction of our environment. Increasingly, we are coming to realize that the way forward looks a lot like the …

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On Gandhi's Path (PDF)

On Gandhi's Path (PDF)

Bob Swann's Work for Peace and Community Economics

Bigger has turned out not to be better. Servicing the global economy has exacted a heavy toll in the erosion of our communities and the destruction of our environment. Increasingly, we are coming to realize that the way forward looks a lot like the …

related subjects: Progressive Leadership
Rhetoric for Radicals (PDF)

Rhetoric for Radicals (PDF)

A Handbook for Twenty-First Century Activists

Radicals have important messages to deliver but are often so caught up in the passion of their causes that they lose sight of effective communication -- which is their biggest tool. Crucial to the cause is the ability to speak with clarity and …

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Widening Circles

Widening Circles

A Memoir

In this absorbing, and sometimes thrilling memoir, well-known eco-philosopher, Buddhist scholar, and deep ecology activist /teacher Joanna Macy recounts her adventures of mind and spirit in the key social movements of our era. Macy's autobiography …

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Taking a Stand (PDF)

Taking a Stand (PDF)

A Guide to Peace Teams and Accompaniment Projects

Putting your body in the way of violence is a dramatic way of taking a stand. Taking a Stand describes the work done by peace teams and accompaniment projects - who runs them, what is involved in joining, and the social and emotional challenges and …

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The Workshop Book

The Workshop Book

From Individual Creativity to Group Action

Increasingly, people working in teams face complex issues that need resolving in an efficient, participatory manner that honors the group's diverse perspectives and individual creativity. The Workshop Book outlines the best practices of the workshop …

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