Parents, teachers, students, community begin to unite in their criticism of Seattle Superintendent of Public Schools (and Broad Foundation lackey) Marie Goodloe Johnson....
Ballard High School school teachers pass no confidence vote... …
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on May 30, 2010 at 1:27pm —
Concerned Seattle Public School parents, teachers, students and community members will be marching on and rallying at the John Stanford Center (downtown Seattle) in the early evening on Wednesday 2 June, to pressure the School Board not to add another year to the Superintendent's contract, nor to give her a bonus...
For details re the Superintendent's incompetence, see here: … Continue
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on May 29, 2010 at 9:03pm —
From May 25 edition of the New York Times…
Added by Lara Gandara-Flynn on May 27, 2010 at 9:18pm —
Suggested to do a weekly/biweekly sharing of some of the anonymous responses shared on the corner of C and 3rd in Davis, California, U.S.A. The question -- would you care to share your written concept of the word compassion? A few answers:
Compassion: There is pain, but in the end it goes somewhere else. The compassionate one: the ender of old pains, vigilant for new ones. You do everything silly with them and feel all the better for it. That's all.
Added by David Breaux on May 27, 2010 at 11:34am —
A Culture of Peace Index Proposal for Self-assessment of a city in the eight UN Culture of Peace program areas is available as a PDF file (64K)
The proposal is taken from the book, “World Peace through the Town Hall” by David Adams, UNESCO Director 1992-2001.
• annual assessment: central task… Continue
Added by David Hazen on May 27, 2010 at 9:18am —
been about a year standing on the corner with a pen and a spiral notebook asking people to share their written concept of compassion. over the course of asking certain types of phenomenon have evolved, some which seem to have self-organized themselves without any conscious effort and some which were part of the plan. the planned part -- the question itself gets the individual to think about compassion regardless of whether the person writes anything or not. some return long after being asked… Continue
Added by David Breaux on May 21, 2010 at 3:32pm —
Please share your favorite books with CAN members. Here are a few of mine that tend to be about people who overcome challenges against all odds:
1. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
2. Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
3. A Man by Oriana Fallaci
4. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
5. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Added by PamKM on May 20, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Seattle Jumps In!
Fetzer reports on the April 24th event and shares connections between inner life and outer service.http://www.fetzer.org/images/pdf/may_10_enews.pdf
Added by Reverend Cheen on May 7, 2010 at 11:19am —
North American Interfaith Network features CAN and other Partners of the Charter on this theme of compassion.2010 Spring Newsletter.pdf
Added by Reverend Cheen on May 6, 2010 at 8:43pm —
AM 1090's Jacques Pugh interviews Reverend Cheen after the event Compassionate Seattle: It's Up to Us! The interview took place after the monthly Tuesday Circle of Compassion at East West Bookshops.
Added by Reverend Cheen on May 6, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Last year after watching Karen Armstrong's TED.com video online, contemplation arose as to the definition of compassion within. There wasn't one -- the word seldom was used on a daily basis before nor was it thought of conceptually. After trying to write out a definition, set out amongst people in the neighborhood with a pen and notebook to come up with a collective definition of compassion, asking them to share their written concept of the word compassion. Living in Oakland, California at… Continue
Added by David Breaux on May 6, 2010 at 1:23pm —
I wrote this piece on an Open Standards thread at the My Social Actions site... http://my.socialactions.com/
I dont have much knowledge about Open Standards in technology,
except that wherever possible I use Open Source software, and I have talked casually to senior government and business leaders from around the world about the need for IT companies to break away from proprietory software and hardware competition/branding and to collaborate,… Continue
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on May 6, 2010 at 12:35pm —
From a discussion at SocialEdge.org looking at whether social change is more likely in an atmosphere of collaboration or competition... some participants felt that competition was the driver for innovation...
I disagree that competition in and of… Continue
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on May 6, 2010 at 12:13pm —
Lovely to receive this lighthearted and funny recognition for my work as a woman, a mother and a social justice activist, focusing on womens' and childrens' issues, ending domestic violence and on preserving quality public education...… Continue
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on May 5, 2010 at 12:40pm —
I don't know how many of you are following what's happening in public education nationally, but there's an education reform agenda being implemented that is not at all compassionate and not at all in the best interests of the children of this country. Indeed, research suggests this reform will be harmful to all children and particularly to already disadvantaged low income communities, especially children of color and will over a short period of time… Continue
Added by Sahila ChangeBringer on May 3, 2010 at 4:45pm —