Planting seeds to cultivate new thoughts…or bring existing ideas to the front lines

My post last week introduced The Green Bible.  This release of a green text version brought some controversy, but through discussion, it also pulled environmentalism and faith into mainstream dialogue.  Carefully crafted media and activism often make stories out of issues that otherwise go under the radar.  For example, Nicholas Kristof’s follow-up on his Occupy Wall Street piece in the New York Times offers a hope and a dream that this community of activists will set the issue of income inequality on the national agenda and build a bridge towards a more compassionate dialogue in the 2012 election.

What do you think?  Does the Green Bible or Occupy Wall Street champion an issue to the attention of a wider audience successfully?  What are some other examples?

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About MikeG

I am an affordable housing developer and consultant. I build bridges to create compassionate, diverse communities. When we resolve conflicts, we strengthen our understanding of best practices toward collective well-being. I combine the value of inclusion with strategic planning, research skills that develop links from the seemingly unlinkable, and a passion for our interconnected lives to draft plans that succeed (photo by www.arnoldadler.com).
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