A Greater Democracy Day by Day - By Sally Mahe

Friends, Great Resources and Organizations

Great Organizations:

1. URI (United Religions Initiative): www.uri.org
United Religions Initiative (URI) was founded in 2000 by an extraordinary global community committed to promoting enduring, daily interfaith cooperation and to ending religiously motivated violence. Today the URI includes thousands of members in over 65 countries representing more that 100 religions, spiritual expressions, and indigenous traditions.

2. Mary Parket Follet Foundation: www.follettfoundation.org - "democracy is less a means of governing that it is a mode of living in the world." - Mary Parker Follett

3. The Co-Intelligence Institute: www.co-intelligenceinstitute.org - "together we can be wiser than any of us can be alone. We need to know how to tap that wisdom." - Tom Atlee

4. National Council for Dialogue and Deliberation: www.thataway.org  - "for those dedicated to solving tough problems with honest talk, quality thinking and collaborative action!" - NCDD

5 Corporation for Positive Change: www.positivechange.org - "dedicated to the design and development of appreciative organizations"  - Diana Whitney, President

6. The National Peace Academy: www.nationalpeaceacademy.us - "not simply another educational institution...the development of the peacebuilder is the keystone of the NPA."

7. Navigating our Future: www.navigatingourfuture.org - a nationwide, trans-political social sector organization founded by, for, and dedicated to the common good of all Americans.

Great Resources:

1. Appreciative Inquiry Commons: http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu - "a worldwide portal for sharing the rapidly growing discipline of positive change" - AI Commons

2. Sacred America, The Emerging Spirit of the People, Roger Housden, Simon and Schuster, 1999. Awarded one of the of the best spiritual books of 1999. www.spiritualityandpractice.com/books

3. The Politics of  Hope, Reviving the Dream of Democracy, Donna Zajonc, Synergy Books, 2004.  "I'm dedicated to participating in a new, greater conversation that revives the dream of American democracy." Donna Zajonc.

4. The American Soul, Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders,  Jacob Needleman, Penguin Group, 2003. "America was once the hope of the world...."

5. Global Spiritual Citizenship, a Forge Institute Initiative: www.globalspiritualcitizenship.org - "Building bridges to our collective future."

Great People:

1. Sheri Ritchlin's Indranet: www.sheriritchlin.com - "if the internet connects us with the outer world of information, why not an indranet that connects our inner lives and keeps the souls of us shining brightly" - Sheri Ritchlin

2. Devra Hall Levy / Les "Coach" Fernandez: www.devradowrite.com - "April 30,1991 was declared Les 'Coach' Fernandez Day in Westchester County, New York" - In memory of Les Fernandez

3. Stephen Dinan's Articles: www.stephendinan.com/blog - accelerating the shift to a more enlightnened culture.

4. Joseph Rael "Beautiful Painted Arrow": www.peacechamber.com/joseph.htm - is an internationally respected author, artist, visionary and master storyteller of the Ute and Picuris Pueblo Indian traditions.

News Updates

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A Greater Democracy Day by Day