Countless small and large-scale social entrepreneurs and corporate executives are working to make business a powerful force for environmental responsibility and positive social and economic change.
A new republic of the heart is coming into being spontaneously, naturally, sprouting through the “cracks in everything” – cracks through which light gets in to a fragmenting – and paradoxically globalising at the same time – world. Here we list just a few of the countless organizations, websites, publications, and other resources that express the intelligence of the heart as it reclaims the human world. You can turn to them as you consider how you can connect more fully with the inner transformational work and the outer activist work through which you will make your most powerful contributions to wholeness.
Communities of practice are central to the vision of this book. For these communities to make a critical social difference they must embody new higher ways of being and behaving, and that requires profound transformative practice. The majority of the most dedicated communities of practice are spiritual communities. And as we embrace new forms of practice, our experiments will necessarily draw upon this legacy.
Thousands of organizations worldwide are engaging specific initiatives to raise awareness of our ecological predicament and to affect public policy as well as individual and organizational behavior. They are also gathering places for concerned citizens, and many are spawning serious communities of practice. Here is a list of a few of the organizations we value with the briefest of descriptions. There are many many others.