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Rojava: the Revolution Now

In the Heart of Syria’s Darkness, a Democratic, Egalitarian and Feminist Society Emerges. [Editor: As the capitalist system collapses, this is the kind of society we need to create in … Continue reading

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Get Engaged! Submit Your Beautiful Noise

ENGAGE! IS THE DHARMA OF CRITICAL ENGAGEMENT, social, scientific and spiritual. Our mission is to bring about awakening through the exploration of our deep interconnectedness, our interbeing with the phenomenal world. … Continue reading

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Contillo: Change Happens When We Are Embodied

[Editor: Another brilliant article on the connection between trauma, recovery and social change by the one and only Space Crone.] Caroline Contillo: Future Present: Change Happens When We Are Embodied … Continue reading

2021/04/12 · Leave a comment

Milk Tea and Democracy

I’m deeply inspired by the Milk Tea Alliance and the movement for democracy throughout Southeast Asia. What I witness in their movements are the most vibrant and life-giving forms of … Continue reading

2021/04/11 · Leave a comment

Ash Sarkar: This is England

Ash Sarkar’s Alternative Race Report “No other country could have made someone as obnoxious as me” Sarkar brilliantly connects institutional racism with class consciousness. She critiques the Tory obsession with … Continue reading

2021/04/08 · Leave a comment

Surendran: The Indian Discovery of Buddhism c. 1890-1956

” The Indian Discovery of Buddhism”: Buddhist Revival in India, c. 1890-1956 Authors Gitanjali Surendran Publication date 2013/10/18 Description This dissertation examines attempts at the revival of Buddhism in India … Continue reading

2021/04/07 · Leave a comment

Crisis as the New Normal

People often speculate what life will be like post-2050 when the full force of the climate catastrophe wrecks our planet. My partner’s granddaughter, who is now four years old, is … Continue reading

2021/04/07 · Leave a comment

Urban, Secular, Engaged: Cites, Laity and Early Buddhism

The following is the conclusion of a paper, Early Buddhism and the Urban Revolution, by Balkrishna Govind Gokhale, from The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Vol. 5, No. 2 … Continue reading

2021/03/30 · Leave a comment

Buddhist Futures: Social Care, Ecology

[Editor: The following article is by Sociologist and Buddhist José Antonio Rodríguez, on the ways that Buddhist values can shape a future world. Includes an interesting report of a ‘World … Continue reading

2021/03/30 · Leave a comment

Stacy Abrams’ Transit Equity

[Editor: I’m currently working on a campaign for fare-free and equitable public transit for the City of Worcester, Massachusetts. So I was very encouraged to learn that Stacy Abrams has … Continue reading

2021/03/29 · Leave a comment

Myanmar protesters bridge religious divides to counter military coup

Myanmar protesters bridge religious divides to counter military coup Ann Scott Tyson March 26, 2021 Seattle Christian Science Monitor Peter, a young father, looked out at the sea of tens … Continue reading

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Buddhism and the Political Process

Buddhism and the Political Process Edited by Hiroko Kawanami. “This is an important and scholarly collection of case studies – a fitting memorial to Ian Harris – which should finally put to bed the … Continue reading

2021/03/29 · Leave a comment

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