Nelson Mandela inspired a perilously divided nation to turn away from racism and accept the possibility of working together. He once said, “If you want to make peace with your… Read more Young Mandela: The Revolutionary Years →
Goodreads | When Corporations Rule the World by David C. Korten – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. There are times when the “stars” come together to match a book with the very moment that you need to read it. Dr. M sent me When Corporations Rule the World. I want this book to be a “slow read,” to be savored like a wonderful cup of tea, preferable Chai. This is my take away for today… “It seemed evident from our analysis that to reestablish a sustainable relationship to the living earth,… Read more When Corporations Rule the World by David C. Korten →
Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson
We finished Three Cups of Tea and our unanimous choice for our next read was to continue with Dr. Greg. Stones Into School is the story of another school and another promise! This book is written in first person, which gives a different perspective. Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson (Goodreads Author) From the author of the #1 bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian’s efforts to promote peace through education via Goodreads | Stones… Read more Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson →
Reading produces extraordinary moments that trigger interesting ideas. I am reading Three Cups of Tea and Hitch22 at the same time. Last week, my reading brought me to a precise convergence: September 11, 2001. I read Dr. Greg’s and Christopher’s personal accounts of that historic day. On 9/11 both men were separated from their families: Dr Greg was in Pakistan, his family in Montana; Christopher was in California, his family in Washington, D.C. Uncertainty and fear touched their lives at the same time as it did for all of us.… Read more Different Men – Kindred Spirits: Christopher and Dr. Greg →
CNN Heroes 2010 – Top 10 CNN Hero: Anuradha Koirala – Special Reports from CNN.com.� “A great revolution in just one individual will help to change the destiny of all humankind.” Daisaku Ikeda, Japan. Humanity is given very little time to change destiny. The question is – do we have the courage to accept a transformation, even a revolution, in our lives?
“I’ve learned that terror doesn’t happen because some group of people somewhere like Pakistan or Afghanistan simply decide to hate us. It happens because children aren’t being offered a bright enough future that they have a reason to choose life over death.” — Greg Mortenson Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time via Goodreads | Greg Mortenson quotes. Don, Thomas and I are literally on the road when we read Three Cups of Tea. When we go back and forth, to and fro,… Read more On The Road with Three Cups of Tea →