The nonprofit world needs to speak clearly for the common good and to work assiduously toward it. Its organizations need to get beyond their own parochial interests and to find shared purpose across areas of concern.
Chevron is planning a bid to access natural resources in sacred parts of the state of Utah and wants to bolster public support by dropping a string of donations around town. They are vultures, make no mistake.
A good step towards awakening your inner life is to identify the gaps between what you believe in on the inside, and what you tend to do on the outside. Here's an exercise that can help you awaken to those gaps.
The progressive house the Obama administration has built so far is like the home built of straw in the story of "The Three Little Pigs". It looks okay, but when the Big Bad Wolf comes along he has no trouble blowing it over.
We need to end our unrestrained use of oil. Not just foreign oil, not just offshore drilling. All oil. This is not a pipe dream, it is entirely achievable. It takes the proper allocation of priorities and resources to make it happen.
BP executives and managers have been screwing up for years when it comes to worker safety, and the recent deaths of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon is only a continuation of a sad history for the company.
This week, in Obama's Oval Office speech on the oil spill, he used the term "mission." That's the right word. It will take a purposeful commitment to a mission of change to truly respond to the epiphany in the Gulf.