||Prison Phoenix Trust
||The Prison Phoenix Trust encourages
the development of their spiritual
the practices of meditation and yoga,
silence and the breath.
||Prisoners Literature Project
||The Prisoners Literature Project is an all-volunteer, non-profit group
that sends free books directly to prisoners who request them from
throughout the United States.
||The Transition Movement is a vibrant, grassroots movement that
seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as
peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis.
||The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
||The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra has proved time and again that music can break down barriers previously considered insurmountable. The only political aspect prevailing the West-Eastern Divan's work is the conviction that there will never be a military solution to the Middle East conflict, and that the destinies of the Israelis and Palestinians are inextricably linked. Through its work and existence the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra demonstrates that bridges can be built to encourage people to listen to one another.
||This organization aims to inform
Americans of the economic and social
costs of substance abuse and its impact
on their lives, as well as, remove the
stigma of substance abuse and replace
shame and despair with hope. Substance
abuse is our nation's number one health
problem and a major player in the many
social problems our nation faces. The
good news is that addiction is a
preventable and treatable disease.
||Through its worldwide radio broadcasts,
books. and tapes, New Dimensions
opens up the global conversation with
new insights and new ways of thinking.
New Dimensions listens in to what is
emerging in the world and encourages
that goodness on a wide scope of
subjects such as social, political,
scientific, ecological, and spiritual
frontiers through deep dialogues.
||Habitat for Humanity
||Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials,
Habitat and its homeowner families have built or rehabilitated more
than 400,000 houses.
||The Mayo Clinic
||To learn more about the Mediterranean diet:
||Video interviews with Quakers about
their faith and practice:
||Home Energy Checklist for Action
||Ways to reduce your own greenhouse gas emissions
||When not travelling the world to teach "The Art
of Mindful Living", Thich Nhat Hanh teaches,
writes, and gardens in Plum Village, France, a
Buddhist monastery for monks and nuns and a
mindfulness practice center for lay people.
||While making rounds on a pediatric
oncology ward, Dr. Jerry Jampolsky
overheard an 8 year-old boy ask his
doctor "What is it like to die?". The
doctor ignored the question and changed
the subject. Jerry wrote:
think the physician was fearful of
addressing the question. When I
investigated this further, I discovered
that changing the subject was not an
uncommon response to these questions. I
discovered that children usually look
for someone they can trust who will give
them honest replies to these questions.
On this particular ward, this turned out
to be the cleaning woman. The kids
seemed to know they would get honest,
direct answers from her. I began to
wonder generally where kids could go to
talk about such serious things as death
and found that there was no safe place
where they could talk.
founded The Center to create a safe
place where kids with cancer could talk.
With the help of several volunteers,
Jerry started the first support group at
the Center. Even though Jerry is a
psychiatrist, in group everyone was
regarded as equal -- kids, volunteers
||Managing Your Stress in Tough Economic Times
||With the growing financial crisis and
the rising costs of gas, food, and
healthcare, it is clear that Americans
are experiencing stress. The American
Psychological Association's 2008
national Stress in America survey
reveals what Americans are stressed
about, what they are doing to manage
that stress, and how stress is affecting
||Quaker peace organizations
||Working for peace, justice and nonviolence since 1915