Peace Paradigm Radio, May 17: Spirit and Revolution

 To truly know the world, look deeply within your own being; to truly know yourself, take real interest in the world.

-Rudolf Steiner

Listen to PPR for May 17, 2013 by clicking the link below or clicking on the grey arrow. (If you right click on the link you can download the talk to your computer and listen on-the-go.)

PPR- May 17, 2013: Spirit and Revolution
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With us in the studio this week is the very inspiring and always interesting local activist and Rudolf Steiner student, Abraham Entin.

Here’s a little about Abraham:

Abraham Entin is a life long activist for non-violent social transformation.  Born in Brooklyn and raised in Chicago, he was active in the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1960’s and was a Vietnam War draft resister. Abraham is the founder of the Sonoma County Affiliate of Move to Amend (the coalition to end corporate constitutional rights through a 28th amendment stating that “corporations are not people” and “money is not speech”.  He is also active with the global initiative 100 Thousand Poets for Change (www.100TPC.org) out of a recognition that social change begins with a transformation within human beings and their cultural attitudes.  He views non-violence not as merely the means for social change but also the end we are seeking-the end of coercion as a means of social interaction and control.   Abraham is a long time student of Rudolf Steiner and has been active in helping Waldorf Schools and other initiatives connected to Steiner’s work.  He teaches a course called “Spirit and Revolution” at the Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art and Politics. He has three grown children and lives in Western Sonoma County with his wife of 38 years, Rachael Flug. You can contact Abraham at abrahamentin@gmail.com.

 

 

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    By: Stephanie Van Hook

    Before joining the Metta Center Team as Executive Director, Stephanie received an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University; was trained and certified in mediation in the state of Oregon; worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, West Africa, where she created a program for girls’ empowerment and education; has taught French and English for the Alliance Francaise; and was trained in Montessori Early Childhood Education with seven years of classroom experience with 3-6 year olds. 

    She is the author of Gandhi Searches for Truth: A Practical Biography for Children (Person Power Press, 2016) and Nonviolence Daily: 365 Days of Wisdom from Gandhi (Person Power Press, 2019, co-authored with Michael Nagler).  Her articles have been published at Transformation at Open Democracy, Yes! Magazine, Common Dreams, and Waging Nonviolence. Additionally, she’s host of Nonviolence Radio, an FM and Pacifica syndicated radio program out of Point Reyes Station, California, (KWMR) and co-creator of a cooperative board game, Cosmic Peaceforce: Mission Harmony Three.

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