Toward Collective Liberation: Building Successful Social Movements

TCLCover

It wasn't until recently I realized that I had somehow lost a bunch of digital files off my computer. It was mainly photos and newspaper articles from my activist work when I lived in the San Francisco/Bay Area from the late 90's to the mid 2000's. That loss left me feeling sick with the thought that a deeply formative part of my life was gone. My experience with Occupy Movement organizing left me longing to reconstruct what was good, strategic and expansive about our activism back in the day … [Read more...]

Vocation by Instinct (or what birds buildings nests might tell us about finding meaningful work)

Some thoughts and a poem on intuition and vocation after conversations with Troy Bronsink, Jon Dudley, and David Howard on Doug Pagitt Radio.http://dougpagittradio.com/vocation-by-instinct-or-what-birds-building-nests-might-tell-us-about-finding-meaningful-work … [Read more...]

Interview With Jonathan Dudley & David Hayward

Last Thursday we had a chance to speak with Jonathan Dudley about his book BrokenWords.  Victoria and I also spoke with  David Hayward about The Lasting Supper.comHere is the audio:Here is the video:http://youtu.be/dQVVqAUt6F4http://youtu.be/RXoAYHeO58k … [Read more...]

The truth about meteors

 If it was not for a Russian obsession with 'windscreen cams' we westerners would never have seen the seven ton rock, travelling at 17,000 miles per second, explode with the equivalent of five atom bombs of the kind dropped on Hiroshima. Incredibly no body died even though the shock wave travelled all around and through the world.We in the UK have just seen a well produced documentary all about the risk our planet faces from lumps of asteroid, and the effort and technology NASA is … [Read more...]

Richard Twiss’ Memorial Talk by Randy Woodley

Randy's House - International Welcome 037

They say only love can break your heart. Since I first got the news of Richard’s heart attack, like you, my heart has been broken. But, it also feels like my whole life has been broken, or like one of my legs has been cut off. Richard’s Lakota name was translated  “He Stands With His People” but there were many ways in which Richard helped me to stand.We began phone calls and emails 16 years ago. We were both very critical of each other in our approach to Native American culturally contextu … [Read more...]

Prayer Letters

Some thoughts on prayer about which I'd love to hear from you. http://dougpagittradio.com/prayer-letters … [Read more...]

#SKEPTIMERGENT: convince an atheist of process

Welcome to our first official video project!Please take a few minutes and watch the following intro video:(I recorded and uploaded this video to YouTube in about five minutes. It's super easy to do!)For reference, here are the questions I listed:What is gained by embracing a process approach toward reality that would not be gained via other approaches? What kinds of questions does process answer that cannot be answered by a rigid naturalism? What are some of the … [Read more...]

Indian in Another Place © 2006 Randy Woodley

brumfield 2

  i find myself locked inside this concrete maze to fulfill some ill-conceived expectation chained to the conversations of ten thousand people saying nothing together in bizarre concert my heart screams in silence escape...find the earth and let her hold you before peace is illusive and honor can not be claimed. **** the hostile city lights reflect against store front mirrors preaching the obscene echoes of obtrusive billboards my eyes squint as they wound my soul and i stand … [Read more...]

beyond good and evil?

One of the most common questions in religion, philosophy and psychology is, "Are people born good or evil?" This used to be a really interesting question to me. I'm not really sure why. Back in my cool guy TULIP days, I needed people to be super evil so that my Big God could be more awesomer. When I was looking into new agey type stuff, I wanted people to be good. But, what if neither of these answers actually work?What if it's actually a bad question? Not bad as in evil, but bad as in unans … [Read more...]

The Busy (c) 2003 Randy S. Woodley

The busy, dizzy bustle in this lonely, lonely world. Traffic moving forward. People moving back. More lights—the world’s a brighter place but look… Progressing dimness here in my soul. Hide the dimness—up the lights. Yell, at this world—yell at myself. Float my deepest feelings on national air waves Alone, I stay in the shallows.The busy, dizzy bustle in this growing, lonely world. Turn up the music—drown out the sound. Get louder the voices speaking from my soul. Sincere regrets br … [Read more...]


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