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I have come to drag you out of yourself

By Patricia Albere

I have come to drag you out of yourself, and take you in my heart.
I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had
and lift you like a prayer to the sky.”
--Rumi

The Catalyst is produced by The Shift Network to feature inspiring stories and provide information to help shift consciousness and take practical action. To receive The Catalyst twice a month, sign up here.

This article appears in:
2014 Catalyst, Issue 25: Commitment to Conscious Activism

The Shift to Respectful Citizen Lobbying

By Stephen Dinan

For many years, I considered myself politically engaged because I would track the evening news and get involved in elections, mainly by backing candidates, throwing fundraisers or writing columns online.

The Catalyst is produced by The Shift Network to feature inspiring stories and provide information to help shift consciousness and take practical action. To receive The Catalyst twice a month, sign up here.

This article appears in:
2014 Catalyst, Issue 25: Commitment to Conscious Activism

UPLIFT Festival: Co-creating Oneness in Action in the World

By Chip Richards

“When we join together in small groups, festivals and larger gatherings… we hold the code to more intelligent and loving life right here among us now.”  - Barbara Marx Hubbard

December 12, 2012 marked an auspicious convergence of two unique birthdays.

The Catalyst is produced by The Shift Network to feature inspiring stories and provide information to help shift consciousness and take practical action. To receive The Catalyst twice a month, sign up here.

This article appears in:
2014 Catalyst, Issue 24: Citizen Lobbying for Peace and Justice

We Talk to Everybody

By Alison Weeks

Last week, I had the privilege of attending a lobbying-training event with 430 other Quakers and non-Quakers at the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a 71-year old Quaker public policy organization located strategically across from the Senate Hart building in Washington, DC.

The Catalyst is produced by The Shift Network to feature inspiring stories and provide information to help shift consciousness and take practical action. To receive The Catalyst twice a month, sign up here.

This article appears in:
2014 Catalyst, Issue 24: Citizen Lobbying for Peace and Justice