Making Waves #20 Autumn 2008
The hard core prophetic role of nonviolence is both to resist and say a loud public "no!" to what is unjust and death-promoting, and living out and saying a loud public "yes!" to that which is just and life-affirming. This issue of Making Waves focuses primarily on the "yes!", or building the constructive alternative.
page 2, Transition Initiatives – an introduction to the Transition Initiative movement based on communities moving away from dependence on oil and an account from Totnes, UK's first Transition Town
page 4, Creative community responses to peak oil and climate change - reflections from an event at Findhorn involving Buddhist ecophilosopherJoanna Macy, mythodramatist Richard Olivier, film producer Megan Quinn, land activist Alan Hobbett, post-carbon researcher Richard Heiberg, and Rob Hopkins, founder of the transition towns movement.
page 7, Climate camp 2008 - a montage of impressions.
page 12, Utah Phillips - an appreciation of a much loved singer, storyteller, activist and nonviolent fighter for justice.
page 13, Book review: "Do the Right Things! a practical guide to ethical living"
page 14, Plugs for our friends: Housmans Peace Diary and civilresistance.org
page 15, My experience of Turning the Tide's year-long course ... - a new TTT Resource Person describes her experience of the TTT course in 2007
page 16, Nonviolence for a change: training 2009 - details of TTT's next year-long course
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