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Building a World Community: Globalisation and the Common Good- a significant contribution to the international dialogue on social progress and will be of interest to economists, planners, aid agencies, and all students of international studies.

Building Communities of Learners: A Collaboration Among Teachers, Students, Families and Communities by Sudia P McCaleb-offers reasons why and how to accomplish life long learning.

Building King’s Beloved Community: Foundations for Pastoral Care and Counseling with the Oppressed by Donald Chinula- inspiration in responding to the needs of oppressed people in any context.

Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture by Christina Baldwin- revised edition “circle movement” to audiences ranging from women's spirituality groups to corporate development teams. [look inside the book]

Wisdom Circles: A Guide to Self-Discovery and Community Building in Small Groups by Charles Garfield- provides an outline for creating your own spiritual, social, and/or consciousness-raising group. [look inside the book]

Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals by Saul D. Alinsky- tells the “have-nots” how they can organize to achieve real political power for the practice of true democracy. [look inside the book]

Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life by Robert Neelly Bellah- required reading for anyone who wants to understand how religion contributes to and detracts from America's common good. [look inside the book]

Organizing for Social Change: A Manual for Activists in the 1990s by Kim Bobo- comprehensive manual for grassroots organizers working for social, political, environmental, and economic change at the local, state, and national level. [look inside the book]

160 Ways to Help the World: Community Service Projects for Young People by Linda Leeb Duper- how to get started on community projects to help others and keep kids interested and stimulated.

Let the People Decide: Neighborhood Organizing in America by Robert Fisher- detailed outline of the major trends in neighborhood organizing in the United States from the early 20th century to the present.

The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects: Over 500 Service Ideas for Young People Who Want to Make a Difference by Barbara A. Lewis, Pamela Espeland- ideas from simple projects to large scale commitments.

The Good Society by Richard Madsen- combines historical overview, personal narratives and proposals for revitalizing political, economic, educational, and religous institutions. [look inside the book]

The City in History by Lewis Mumford- historical study brings together evidence from the earliest group habitats to medieval towns to the modern centers of commerce to show how the urban form has changed throughout human civilization. [look inside the book] Amazon Best of the Century Choice

Open Space Technology: A User’s Guide by Harrison Owen- hands-on, detailed description of facilitating Open Space Technology (OST) an effective, economical, fast, and easily repeatable strategy for organizing meetings of between 5 and 1,000 participants. [look inside the book]

The Activist’s Handbook: A Primer for the 1990s and Beyond by Randy Shaw- building diverse coalitions, harnessing the media, the courts, and the electoral process to one's cause are some of the key tactics of being proactive. [look inside the book]

Reworking Success: New Communities at the Millennium by Robert A. Theobald- about creating a new set of goals for ourselves with social cohesion, ecological integrity and effective decision-making to lead to a high quality of life as we live with a sense of the sacred and the spiritual. [look inside the book]

Future Search: An Action Guide to Finding Common Ground in Organizations and Communities by Marvin R. Weisbord, Sandra Janoff (Contributor)- details a highly successful way for organizations and communities of all types to apply global thinking and democratic values to achieve rapid, whole-systems improvement. [look inside the book]

The Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity’s Future by Duane Elgin - When Duane Elgin’s classic bestseller, Voluntary Simplicity, was published in 1981, it transformed the lives of thousands and was hailed as the "bible" of the simplicity movement by the Wall Street Journal.  Now, for anyone seeking to navigate today's profoundly changing world, Promise Ahead is the powerful sequel to a road map for securing a promising future.

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