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David James Duncan
Text of the Keynote Address given by noted author and activist David James Duncan at the 2003 annual Krista Foundation Conference, Clearwater Lodge, Davis Lake, Washington. Duncan is a father, a fly fisher, a practitioner of what he calls "direct, small-scale compassion/activism," and the author of the novels The River Why and The Brothers K, the story collection River Teeth, and the nonfiction collection My Story as Told by Water.
05.01.03 | Link To Source
Tags: Articles, David James Duncan, Environmental Projects, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life, Global Citizenship, Environment
A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE
Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe & Andrew Farley
Global warming: it's one of the hottest scientific and political issues of today. And yet we've all found ourselves asking . . . - It's freezing outside--where's global warming now? - Climate is always changing--how do we know this isn't just a cycle? - Why should Christians care about global warming when we know the world won't end that way? For all the talk about climate change, there's still a great deal of debate about what it all means, especially among Christians. A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE offers straightforward answers to these questions, without the spin. This book untangles the complex science and tackles many long-held misconceptions about global warming. Authored by a climate scientist and a pastor, A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE boldly explores the role our Christian faith can play in guiding our opinions on this important global issue. (2009)
03.01.09 | Link To Source
Tags: Books, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe & Andrew Farley, Environmental Projects, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life, Global Citizenship, Education, Faith/Theological Exploration, Environment, Community
Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners
Laurent A. Daloz
In this book, Dr. Larry Daloz, an Krista Foundation Advisory Board member, presents a compelling discussion of learning, development, and mentoring. A group of Krista Colleagues has elected to read this book to 'hone their mentoring lenses' in preparation for leading workshops and activities at this year's conference. From the back cover: "This second edition is a practical engaging exploration of mentoring and its power to transform learning. Filled with inspiring vignettes, "Mentor" shows how anyone who teaches become a successful mentor to students.
01.01.99 | Link To Source
Tags: Books, Laurent A. Daloz, Urban America, Education, Integrating Service as a Way of Life
A TERRIBLE BEAUTY:
A Story of Love and Loss in Bolivia (Abridged Version)
Linda Lawrence Hunt
This article chronicles the story of Kristas death and her family's visit to Bolivia not long thereafter. It was written by author, professor, Krista's mother, and co-founder of the Krista Foundation.
01.01.01 | Link To Source
Tags: Articles, Linda Lawrence Hunt, Global Citizenship, Faith/Theological Exploration, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life
BIG QUESTIONS, WORTHY DREAMS
Sharon Daloz Parks
The "twenty-something" years of young adulthood are increasingly recognized as critical but puzzling. These are years of searching, when most people make formative life decisions, for good and for ill. Looking for place and purpose in a changing world and asking new questions of meaning and faith, young adults reexamine their earlier beliefs and assumptions, as they encounter a bewildering array of new experiences and complex choices. In today's society, too many wander through this challenging time alone, without the presence of mentoring voices.Building on the foundation she established in her classic work, The Critical Years, Sharon Daloz Parks urges thoughtful adults to assume responsibility for providing strategic mentorship during this important decade in life. She reveals also, however, the ways young adults are influenced not only by individual mentors but also by mentoring environments.Furthermore, Parks asserts, the wider culture as a whole plays a mentoring role in the formation of each new generation of young adults, shaping the future of the culture itself. Through exploring young adult meaning-making and faith, and particularly the power of adult mentors to determine its quality, we may more fully recognize how young adults and their mentors can fuel the power and promise of cultural renewal.Parks draws on her own research and insights from developmental psychology, religion, theology, leadership, and ethics to examine the underlying developmental patterns of this unique time of life--when one is no longer an adolescent and yet not quite fully adult. She shares a wealth of practical experience gained from thirty years of working with young adults. Through thought-provoking examples from across a broad range of contexts, professionals, educators, community leaders, supervisors, and parents will discover the many ways they can responsibly serve as guides and mentors to young adults.
03.01.09 | Link To Source
Tags: Books, Sharon Daloz Parks, Developing Nations, Environmental Projects, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life, Global Citizenship, Education, Faith/Theological Exploration, Environment, Community
MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS:
The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes minds and practices through his dedication to the philosophy that "the only real nation is humanity" - a philosophy that is embodied in the small public charity he founded, Partners In Health. He enlists the help of the Gates Foundation, George Soros, the U.N.s World Health Organization, and others in his quest to cure the world. At the heart of this book is the example of a life based on hope, and on an understanding of the truth of the Haitian proverb Beyond mountains there are mountains: as you solve one problem, another problem presents itself, and so you go on and try to solve that one too.
03.12.09 | Link To Source
Tags: Books, Tracy Kidder, Global Citizenship, Poverty: Urban US & International, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life
An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others
Laura van Dernoot
A longtime trauma worker, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky offers a deep and empathetic survey of the often-unrecognized toll on those working to make the world a better place. We may feel tired, cynical, numb, or like we can never do enough. These, and other symptoms, affect us individually and collectively, sapping the energy and effectiveness we so desperately need if we are to benefit humankind, other animals, and the planet itself. Through Trauma Stewardship, we are called to meet these challenges in an intentional way--not by becoming overwhelmed but by developing a quality of mindful presence. Joining the wisdom of ancient cultural traditions with modern psychological research, Lipsky offers a variety of simple and profound practices that will allow us to remake ourselves--and ultimately the world.
03.12.09 | Link To Source
Tags: Books, Laura van Dernoot, Global Citizenship, Preparing To Serve, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life
Integrating Service As A Way Of Life
Peace & Reconciliation
Poverty: Urban US & International
Preparing To Serve