BOOKS, WEBSITES, VIDEOS
CREATING A WORLD WITHOUT POVERTY
By Mohamad Yunus (PublicAffairs Books, 2007). Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank, Yunus shares his next idea after microcredit. Social Business is about integrating people and profit.
DEAD AID: WHY AID IS NOT WORKING AND HOW THERE IS A BETTER WAY FOR AFRICA
By Dambisa Moyo (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009). Economist Moyo suggests that not only is foreign aid to Africa ineffective—it’s actually making things worse.
TOOLS FOR CONVIVIALITY
By Ivan Illich (Marion Boyars, 2001). Illich critiques the institutionalization of specialized knowledge and invites ordinary citizens to reclaim the value of practical knowledge. Also available online.
TO HELL WITH GOOD INTENTIONS
By Ivan Illich. If ever you contemplated trying to save the world, you might want to read this first… Read article.
This learning center on the Pelion peninsula in Greece was co-founded by Maria Scordialou and Sarah Whiteley. Visit site.
LIVING WHOLENESS INSTITUTE
This Institute was co-founded by Maria Scordialou and Sarah Whiteley of Axladitsa-Avatakia, along with Vanessa Reid. They work in places in which systems are in fundamental shift, and in collaborations with brave souls who are calling in new ways of living that sustain people and planet. Visit site.
NPR: “OBSCURED BY WAR, WATER CRISIS LOOMS IN YEMEN”
By Peter Kenyon, aired on NPR on November 20, 2009. Listen to story.
NPR: “REEF CONSERVATION STRATEGY BACKFIRES”
By Richard Harris, aired on NPR on November 18, 20009. Listen to story.
AXLADITSA IMMERSION 2011
This video slideshow is a “harvest” from Axladitsa-Avatakia’s 2011 “Living Wholeness” gathering. Watch video.