The Common Good, The Planet, and Humankind
Sojourners editor Jim Wallis’ newest book On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned About Serving The Common Good examines the deepest problems we now face. The “common good” can serve as a way out of our environmental, social and political ills, if we re-examine this ancient idea. Continue reading
An Attorney For The Damned
In the first “Gilded Age” in American history, one lawyer stood up to fight for the people. Known as the “attorney for the damned,” Clarence Darrow built a reputation for himself as a friend of labor and of the downtrodden. His oratory and his philosophy made him known to millions. Find out more about this complex and controversial man, who is our May Progressive Profile. Continue reading
Ellison Reintroduces The Robin Hood Tax: We Are Not Broke
We need to change the conversation in this country that we are broke and austerity is the only option. There are counter-arguments to the greed and selfishness prevalent in our society today. Take a closer look at the Robin Hood Tax, being re-introduced in the Congress this week by Rep. Keith Ellison. Continue reading
Progressive Democrats of America: Doing The Everyday Hard Work for The Common Good
PDA Executive Director Tim Carpenter talks about PDA’s “inside and outside” strategy to create a more progressive conversation and government. He reflects back on the past nine years and looks ahead at the work that remains. Continue reading
The Advancement Project: On The Front Lines of the Voter ID Battle
Voter photo ID laws laws are part of comprehensive campaign to deny the vote to millions for partisan gain – essentially sacrificing the health of our democracy to win elections. So says Judith Browne Dianis, co-director of The Advancement Project. Read our interview with her in Wisdom Voices Spotlight to learn more about this issue and how to fight back against this assault on our democracy. Continue reading
Welcome to Wisdom Voices
Wisdom Voices keeps alive the words and ideas of the “forward thinkers” who have preceded us. We hope they will inspire and encourage you and generations to come. Our site features books, blogs, and commentary from those whose courage continues to motivate us today to think outside of ourselves and take us on a path toward deeper meanings.
We feature the wisdom of those who have led nations and causes, and those who call out our better spirits, to work toward both inner peace, and a more just society.
The wisdom of those presented on our pages and in our books is meant to help us take a step toward exploring, articulating, and celebrating:
- Peace and non-violence
- The dignity of all life
- The interconnectedness of all living creatures
Too often we think that one person is insignificant – what can one person do? Through the Wisdom Voices featured here, we have highlighted the importance of every one of us. It is up to us to choose between the power of inertia and the ability to create positive change in a world crying out for inner and outer peace. Imagine if the voices featured here had felt they could not make a difference. As a reminder, here are a few of their thoughts:
“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope… and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
–Robert F. Kennedy
“There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.”
“Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.”
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.