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India: Girls Refuse Forced Marriages to Gain an Education – Prerna/Study Hall School

By on June 14, 2010

Prerna Girls School is a part of the Study Hall School in Lucknow, India. It serves the largely impoverished girl children of the surrounding slums, by providing educations to 540 girls from kindergarten through 12th grade (as of June 2010). Founded by Dr. Urvashi Sahni, herself a dynamic force of nature, Prerna is one of those places that show a good future can become a reality.
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Penelise Alofa – Losing Her Country to Sea Level Rise

By on October 30, 2014

Penelise Alofa, of the Kiribati Islands, describes how she is losing her country as it is slowly submerged by sea level rise. How can a person face such a fate? How can others understand how it would feel to have

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Leo Burke Explains the Commons

By on October 30, 2014

Professor Leo Burke of the University of Notre Dame describes the commons and the benefits of a commons viewpoint in this interview recorded in Berlin, Germany at the commons conference sponsored by the Heinrich Boll Stiftung (Heinrich Boll Foundation) in

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Rotarians Help People (for Kids!)

By on February 24, 2014

Rotarians help people. In this short introduction for kids, Carol Metzker of the Rotary Club of West Chester Downtown in Pennsylvania, in the United States, shares the work of the global Rotary International organization.  I have long admired the work

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State of the Union (this film got 230,000 hits in 3 weeks…)

By on January 26, 2013

What if the President of the United States said everything you always wanted?

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Earthship Home Construction – Narrated site visit 2009

By on January 2, 2013

Narrated visit to the Earthship location northwest of Taos, New Mexico in the US, showing construction techniques. This is a simple narrated video showing a site visit in 2009 by my father and I. Earthship is a wonderful, creative, beautiful

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Ramesh Ferris and the End of Polio

By on November 3, 2012

For decades, Rotary Clubs around the world have focused on one goal – the Eradication of Polio.   In India, this required one of the largest civilian mobilizations in human history. Together with many groups, here is how they did

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Consensus Democracy – How to reach decisions in a very diverse group

By on November 8, 2011

We filmed at the Occupy Wall Street protests recently. One of the wonderful things to emerge in these protests has been the Consensus Democracy approach: broad, highly inclusive, community-focused and introspective – everyone has a voice. This form of decision-making

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Honey Bee Murder Mystery Game – with Lesson Plan!

By on June 30, 2011

This wonderful game made by Shawn Caza in Ontario, Canada is a terrific way of learning about the issues surrounding the die-off of honeybees. Most importantly, it encourages critical thinking about the issues surrounding the entire matter. Please play the

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Singing the Future: Rhetta Morgan

By on October 14, 2008

Rhetta Morgan at the Common Ground services in Bala Cynwyd, near Philadelphia. She has become a dear friend and married Krista and I in 2012. She is truly an instrument of love, bringing and singing a new vision for human

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Healing Rwanda: Jean Paul Samputu and the Forgiveness of Murder

By on June 28, 2008

AfroPop Star Singer Jean Paul Samputu speaks of the forgiveness that is healing Rwanda, as neighbors re-discover that they can live together. Mizero Children was founded by Jean Paul to help heal the orphans of Rwanda from the genocide, HIV/AIDS