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Activism/Service



“But is there something I can do?” is often the question we ask when looking for societal relief, change, or reform. Activism and service—or the practice of taking action to bring about political or social change for a perceived greater good—seeks to answer that question. Activism is the choice to work to change social norms and practices that are systemically oppressing, suppressing, or harming a population or place. Activism can be a singular or collective action, expressed in many different ways, whether through art, demonstration, or preferential patronage. Service is the voluntary use of our own time, energy, and efforts to attempt to ease the suffering of or heal the harm done to others, in order to build a more cohesive and vibrant community. Life is continuously evolving, and the twists and turns of history have been and will continue to be ushered in by the activism of those seeking change.

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Sacred Activism with Andrew Harvey

Sacred Activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world.

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Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair

In a book Democracy Now! calls a “complete overhaul of the way we’ve been taught to think about crime, punishment, and justice,” Danielle Sered, the executive director of Common Justice and renowned expert on violence, offers pragmatic solutions that take the place of prison, meeting the...

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Seimone Augustus Found Her Voice Long Before Coaching

Augustus, laden with championship rings and now an assistant with the Los Angeles Sparks, first realized her true strength fighting for L.G.B.T.Q. rights.

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FindCenterLife’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

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Activism for Healing and Thriving: Supporting Students of Color in Building Agency

Activism can be a source of healing but may also come at the expense of re-traumatization, burnout, and frustration.

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The Stonewall Reader

June 28, 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which is considered the most significant event in the gay liberation movement, and the catalyst for the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States.

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10 Ways to Become a Sacred Activist

With so many crises facing our planet many of us feel discouraged about whether we can make a difference. Try author Andrew Harvey's simple steps to create compassionate peace in you and the world.

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FindCenterA bird was lying on his back in the road with his feet in the air. A horse saw him and asked, “What’re you doing?” The sparrow said, “I’m helping hold back the darkness.” The horse sneered and said, “Yeah, right,” and the sparrow said, “One does what one can.”

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The Activist’s Guide to Self Care

As advocates, we often think it’s more important to help others than to take care of ourselves. But even superheroes need a break! Here are some tips on how to be an advocate for others without burning yourself out.

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We Are Called to Be a Movement

It's time to come together and renounce the politics of rejection, division, and greed. It's time to lift up the common good, move up to higher ground, and revive the heart of democracy. In a single, rousing sermon, the celebrated Reverend William J.

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