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Volume 1 (Browse contents)
SASS: A Girl's Guide to Surviving Middle School
Kayla Walker Edin
Volume 2 (Browse contents)
Travel and Service in the Formation of Leadership
Drawing on the biographies of historical leaders, Dr. Hunt shows how service and travel impacts leadership development in young adults.
Staying for Tea: Five Principles for the Community Service Volunteer
Lessons learned in the field are distilled into a set of principles.
I Am These People: Finding God and Community in the Streets
A Krista Colleague reflects on community, simplicity, spirituality, social justice and awakening to the realization that she is “these people” on the streets of Tacoma.
Even the smallest of roles shapes the story that is told, whether it is a staged play or the real life of homeless youth.
Volume 3 (Browse contents)
Introduction from the Editor
In an effort to explore the nature of this [service] ethic, we have arranged this issue of The Global Citizen around the metaphor of a table. Tables, be they the tables of our childhood or those of our adult lives, are by their very nature places where we gain our values. Thus, in the first article, “Come to the Table: Five Values for the Global Citizen,” I have invited you to explore the nature of this ethic at each of five tables. The values set out at these tables – mutuality, influence, competence, humility, and celebration – are neither a complete nor settled set. One might question why I chose mutuality over sacrifice, community or wonder; or perhaps why hope or change were left out. By sustaining a metaphor of invitation to this series of five tables, I hope to leave space for such questions, indeed space for other tables where this ethic might be further shaped.
A New Start: New Start Alternative School and A New Start For Me
Life lessons learned from the unlikeliest of teachers – high school students from New Start alternative school.
A Passage into Leadership: Lessons from John Muir's Long Walk
In an appraisal of environmentalist John Muir’s walk to the Gulf of Florida, Dr. Hunt explores the relationship between travel and leadership.
Book Review: Everything and its Opposite: The Great Globalization Debate Since 1999
In a survey of the key literature on globalization over the past two decades, Dr. Veseth traces the nexus of the debate and how it has changed our understanding and expectations of globalization.
I'm Going Home, But First...
A Krista Colleague finds creative ways to link her graduate research with her determination to contribute to the people and environmental concerns of her Navajo homeland in the beautiful Sonoran Desert.
Southern Storm: A Reflection on AIDS Hospice Work
A Krista Colleague shares how sitting in genuine solidarity with patients facing death became a life altering, even mystical experience.
Volume 4 (Browse contents)
The Power of Presence: A Post-Katrina New Orleans Reflection
In the midst of Post-Katrina recovery chaos, what does a newly reopened service center - much less a service volunteer - really have to offer?
Pouring from an Empty Cup
A Krista Colleague examines the dry reservoir of her once activist spirit in search of a more sustainable source of energy and care.
L'Arche Photo Essay
A Search for Home
What or who makes a home? An artist reflects on her painting.
Volume 5 (Browse contents)
Taking Care: The Quest for an Ethical and Mutual Approach to Service
Can service be unethical? The Krista Foundation's Executive Director Valerie Norwood explores the impact of service on both the individual volunteer and the host community, challenging the reader to help build a culture of care in service volunteerism.
Story Thatching: Living Grace
Social worker Hector Herrera encounters moments of grace in his daily interactions with one of the most vulnerable populations in the U.S.: homeless alcoholics.
Come to the Table: Values for the Community Service Volunteer
Krista Colleague Aaron Ausland invites us to consider a values framework for global citizenship that will empower young adults to emulate a life-long ethic of service, civic engagement, and global understanding.
I'm Going Home, But First
After spending a year in Americorps, a young adult grapples with the decision to attend graduate school or to return to her home on the Diné (Navajo) Reservation.
The Voice of Those Who Sing
Father Gregory Boyle
A Jesuit priest in Los Angeles grapples with the unspeakable hope and inexplicable loss that he finds in the lives of gang members to whom he mentors and ministers on a daily basis.
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