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Life and Death

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Human nature is a potentiality, manifesting now as one state, now as another. As such, the essential unity of human nature is ‘a simple nature, free from all compound.’ …. Naturally simple then, the soul…

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I am Kait Ziegler

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Born in 1987 in South Korea, I am based in Los Angeles and work as a National Social Justice Organizer for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and a community member…

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I am Ute Craemer

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Born in 1938 in Germany, I pioneered Associação Comunitária Monte Azul, Alliance for Childhood in Brazil, and co-founded the World Social Initiative Forum. I stand up for upholding human dignity in all walks of life. …

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Look Up, Wake Up, Show Up

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Text: Joan Sleigh [ZA] | Photo: Nicole Asis [PH] World Social Initiative Forum Project Leader Joan Sleigh writes about courage and trust to capture the spirit of Michaelmas and what our time is asking from…

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Facing the Gap

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Text: Nicole Asis | Edited: Joan Sleigh | Photos: screenshots from the Web-Seminar The World Social Initiative Forum launched its first Web-Seminar “What Now?: Social Needs of Today” last July 31 via Facebook Live. To…

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The Pandemic of Fear and the Medicine of Love

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The Pandemic of Fear Text: Benjamin Cherry | Photo: 烧不酥在上海 老的 @geraltyichen The real pandemic today is fear. And the specific force – or ‘virus’ – which most of all impels it, is fear of…

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Japan: Do Epidemics have a Common Message to Convey

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Text: Daisuke Onuki [JP] | Photo: Max Anderson [@thepicnictree] As of June 25, a total of 18,110 cases and 968 deaths have been reported in Japan. Those are significantly low figures compared to European and American countries.…

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US: Social Change in a Creative World

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Text: Dottie Zold & Frank Agrama | Photo: Elderberries 3fold Café [US] As we take strides into the future (post-COVID), we at Elderberries 3fold Café are seeking for a way to build a new society.…

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Zimbabwe: COVID-19 as experienced in Kufunda

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Text & Photos: Marianne Knuth [ZW] As a learning village in Zimbabwe, we at Kufunda Village are learning our way into what it takes to build a healthy and vibrant community. We believe that change…

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Brazil: Solidarity heals

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Text: Vanusa Coutinho, Patricia Dunker, Grace Caballi, Rogério Coutinho, Valéria Rückner (Coordinators Team, Associação Comunitária Monte Azul) The first COVID-19 case in Brazil was confirmed on the 26th of February, 2020 in São Paolo. By mid-March, the government…

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