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Creating a World That Works for All

Book Description

Exclusivity--the desire to stay separate from other people--is at the root of most of the world's problems, according to Abdullah, who then presents a unique blueprint for social justice.

Table of Contents

  1. COVER PAGE
  2. TITLE PAGE
  3. COPYRIGHT PAGE
  4. INTRODUCTORY ESSAY VÁCLAV HAVEL
  5. PREFACE
    1. Appreciations and Acknowledgments
  6. INTRODUCTION
    1. The Central Theme
    2. The Bell That Tolls for Thee
    3. Terminology and Names
  7. PART ONE ENVISIONING AN INCLUSIVE WORLD
    1. 1 THE VISION
      1. The Essence of Inclusivity
      2. A Turning Point
      3. Prerequisites of Change
      4. What Is Exclusivity?
      5. The Three Criteria of a World That Works for All
      6. Applying the Criteria
      7. A Paradoxical Moment
      8. Our Problems Are Blessings
    2. 2 THE NIGHTMARE—A WORLD ON THE BRINK
      1. The Problem Without a Name
      2. Nightmares of the Present
      3. A Soul-Starved Society
      4. The Four Symptoms of Spiritual Starvation
      5. Receptivity to Love
    3. 3 Inclusivity—Spirit and Practice
      1. Work as Spiritual Practice
      2. Inclusivity Is the Essence of Spirituality
      3. Inclusivity: Moving Beyond Fear
      4. Connecting with The Other
      5. The Concept of Inclusive Community
  8. PART TWO A NEW ANALYSIS FOR A NEW SOCIETY
    1. Breaking Down, Breaking Through—or Both?
    2. 4 STOP BLAMING OTHERS—YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!
      1. Emptying Ourselves of Outmoded Beliefs
      2. Taking Off the Blinders
      3. Avoiding Responsibility and Denying Power
      4. Humans Aren’t Destroying the Earth—Breakers Are
      5. Breakers Have Destabilized Our Planet
      6. The Responsibility Vacuum
      7. Auto-Totality: The Totalitarian State on Autopilot
      8. Blaming, Shaming, and Guilt-Making
      9. Clinging to the Thoughts of the Dead
      10. Preaching to the Choir
      11. The Esalen Empowerment Group
      12. Change at the Center
    3. 5 THE STORY — HOW THINGS GOT TO BE THIS WAY
      1. Introduction to The Story
      2. What Is a Story?
      3. Culture and Story
      4. The Tenacity of Story
      5. Stories That Fit
      6. Seven Elements of a Successful Story
      7. Living Between the Stories
      8. The Three Stories of History
      9. It Ain’t All Bad
      10. Menders Are Not Keepers
      11. Keeper, Breaker, and Mender Consciousness Within Each of Us
    4. 6 HOW THE BREAKER STORY MAINTAINS ITSELF
      1. The Role of Language
      2. The Role of Culture
      3. The Role of Psychological Coherence
      4. Fallacies of Power and Powerlessness
      5. The Power Drive
      6. How Stories Change
  9. PART THREE THE REVOLUTION TO INCLUSIVITY
    1. 7 THE INTERNAL REVOLUTION—FEEDING YOUR INTERNAL HUNGER
      1. Work for the World and Develop Yourself
      2. Activism as a Spiritual Discipline
      3. Success and Destiny
      4. It Does Not Matter What Your Chances Are
      5. The Three Practices of a Mender
      6. The Risks of Compassion
    2. 8 THE EXTERNAL REVOLUTION—PRACTICING INCLUSIVITY WITH OTHERS
    3. Flying Below the Radar
    4. What People Are Doing to Catalyze an Inclusive Society
    5. The Longer Struggle: Creating a Soul-Filled Society
  10. CONCLUSION MAKING THE COMMITMENT
    1. What Is a Pledge? Where Is Your Allegiance?
    2. Action, Commitment, and Consequences
  11. NOTES
  12. GLOSSARY
  13. THE AUTHOR
  14. INDEX