History Doesn’t Lie

Once upon a time we were a country and a society that fought for progressive ideas. I know because I documented it just over a decade ago when I wrote and edited my book, Wisdom of Progressive Voices. My idea … Continue reading

‘If you choose to destroy yourselves, I am not going to play the rescuing parent.’

2018 will be remembered as the year climate change became a reality for many, “This is the moment when people start to realize that global warming is not a problem for future generations, but for us now.” Continue reading

Hidden Headlines of Hope

Tom Steyer is taking his ‘Need To Impeach’ campaign to town halls across the country. “Only patriotic Americans – not an individual party – will make the difference,” he said. “We’re trying to organize so both parties hear this is what the American people want. We’re looking at this as straight-up patriotism, not partisanship.” Continue reading

Remembering History To Build ‘A New Journalism For A New Age’

Wendell Potter spent his career helping corporate America lie to protect profits. Now, he’s on the other side, launching Tarbell to give Americans a voice in a political debate dominated by special interests. Find out how you can support his efforts. Continue reading

Hope For A Depressed Nation: Then & Now

The legacy of FDR’s most popular New Deal program — the CCC lives on in every state in the nation. A look back on how we had leadership who directed us to preserve our environment and offered “hope for a depressed nation.” A reminder that serves us well today. Continue reading

Single Payer: We’ve Tried The Rest; Now, Let’s Try The Best

Katy Bar The Door: We’re Coming For Single Payer. It’s as obvious as the nose on your face. Single Payer has been and always will be the only answer to our fractured U.S. health care delivery system. We are ready to join the rest of the educated countries on this planet to ensure health care as a human right. People Not Profits. Continue reading

Our Shared Humanity: Can We See Ourselves In Today’s Refugee Crisis?

Can we see our shared humanity when we look into the eyes of those who are suffering in refugee camps? That’s the question Dave Dvorak asks — and sings about — after returning from serving as a volunteer physician helping those displaced by bombs and war. Read more about his incredible journey, how you can support these efforts, and to remember that no one chooses to be a refugee. Continue reading

Ignoring The Problem Will Not Make It Go Away

Forget Donald Trump. There are other voices — far more sane and intelligent on the topic — who speak to the problem of electronic voting in this country. Know the difference between non-existent “voter fraud” and the reality of the threat of election tampering. Some things in life should take time — like accurately counting votes for our elections. Ignoring the problem will not make it go away. Continue reading

Fix It: What We Do When Something Is Broken

We look to our business leaders to provide innovative solutions and Richard Master, CEO of MCS Industries, Inc. is doing just that. When faced with rising health insurance costs dramatically impacting his bottom line, he set out to find out just why that was. The result: A fabulously produced documentary that dramatically talks to the need for a single payer health care delivery system to help business as well as individuals. Continue reading

Forgetting Our Land Grant Colleges History: Government Does Make Education Work For All Its People

We have forgotten that our Founding Fathers and Abraham Lincoln knew that federal and state supported public education was the lifeblood of the nation. We look back on the founding of the time-honored tradition of the land grant colleges. We ask those who think the world began with them, who do you think educated those who educated those who educated you? 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:

  • Education
  • 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.”

–Mother Theresa

“Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.”

–Albert Schweitzer

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

–Mahatma Ghandi