Review of Strategy and Soul

March 2, 2017/ Article

Reading Daniel Hunter’s Strategy & Soul is almost as good as taking one of his Training for Change workshops.  It’s a very experiential read, immersing you in the story of community organizing and developing a campaign to keep casinos out of Philadelphia.  You quickly find yourself drawn into the details of the struggle and with graceful ease there is a step back to reflect on what is happening and the theory

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When Nonviolent Intervention Meets Terrorism: Which Side Wins?

February 28, 2017/ Article, Tactics, Uncategorized

When armed insurgents in Iraq abducted four members of Christian Peacemaker Teams two weeks ago, something was clearly wrong. Like other hostage situations in Iraq, a shadowy insurgent group took responsibility, The Swords of Truth Brigade. It made a tape of the hostage. They threatened to kill them if their demands – the release of Iraqi prisoners – were not met. But something is very different. Rather than serving as another

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Campaigning for Social Change: beyond just protesting for it!

February 28, 2017/ Article

For groups looking for more strategic models and tools to use, here’s a time-tested model for effective social change work. It’s a tool that’s inherently democratic and builds resources for the movement by winning specific goals. And, as an added bonus this tool is sizeable to local as well as national contexts. The tool? It’s one used throughout history by large and small social movements for everything from overthrowing dictators to

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