Since we’re an activist organization, periodically we engage in campaigns. Sometimes we join campaigns led by others — such as the Women’s March, the People’s Climate March, or the International Day of Peace events. At other times we head up our own campaigns in which we engage the support of others.
Following are some of the campaigns we have led over the years. Please take the time to learn more about each by clicking on the buttons below.
The Campaign to Unite All Movements
In November 2015, we launched our first major campaign, in which we stated:
“We are not building a coalition to fight one cause. We are not building a coalition for an event. We are a coalition of conscience that confronts our own fear and prejudice against one another and holds us to a higher bar. Let’s start fighting – not against each other, but for and with each other.”
The Campaign to Unite All Movements is sponsored by Beth Green and TheInnerRevolution.Org
The Unleashing the Power of Kids Campaign
We are people and families who are concerned about the violence, over-competitiveness and self-centeredness in our world, and we’re doing something about it. We’re examining ourselves, and at the same time we’ve been examining what we are teaching our children.
As a result, we created a campaign called Unleashing the Power of Kids, and we still welcome all kids, adults and families to participate in the results of this campaign, regardless of race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or any other distinction. During the course of the campaign, we created and gathered numerous tools and processes to support kids to think and behave differently towards one another and themselves.
Background: Tackling Football
We started with our concern over football. We were drawn to start here because football is still the most popular national sport in the U.S., and it reveals what we believe is right and wrong about how we’re training our kids. People love football for the excitement, camaraderie and beauty of the game. Yet in our hearts we all know that it has a big problem, and the problem is not that complex. First, there are too many head injuries, subtle and obvious. Even though there are efforts to cut back on concussions, football is full of trauma to the head, sub-concussions that are increasingly being shown to
damage the brain. In fact, Boston University researcher Ann McKee warns that sub-concussive hits—the kind that occur on every play, including in practice—might be
the primary cause of brain damage in football.
Then there are the injuries to the body, whose longterm effects are suffered for years. A guy has a couple of seasons of glory and the possibility of a life of pain. But there’s also damage to the soul. It’s a game of combat played out by kids and young adults, fired up by
cheering crowds pushing guys into attacking each other as ferociously as possible. Players and fans turn each other from people to opponents, and the aim is to defeat the other side at all costs. This feeds our violence and competition. To us, this is a kind of soul sickness. You can try to temper the game, but, as recently retired San Francisco 49er Chris Borland said, the game is inherently dangerous. He compared it to the risk of war, but with a difference: “Football is an elective. It’s a game. It’s make-believe. And to think that people have brain damage from some made-up game. The meaninglessness of it, you draw
the line at brain damage.”
The Challenge: To Replace Football with Something Better
So the question became: If football is so dangerous that it needs to be reformed, why shouldn’t it just be replaced? People again try to make this a very complex issue. Kids benefit from football. For example, they learn discipline and teamwork. But why not replace it with other modalities that teach kids discipline and teamwork without the violence? Why not give kids a chance to use their youthful energy, exuberance and physicality for purposes that support them and others? Why not do the same with adults?Why do we feed our violence rather than channel it for the highest good?
Check Out Healthy Activities You Can Do with Kids
The Potluck Revolution
The Potluck Revolution, which is the creation of a cooperative society, is totally natural to us. At a potluck, those who have the most bring the most expensive items, and those who have the least bring the beans. And we all eat.
To co-create such a world, we have to choose to feed the cooperative part of us, rather than the egoic part that is fed every day through our economy, society and popular culture. And we need to do this together. A potluck won’t work if we don’t all bring something to the table. Yes, we need a political revolution, but we also need an economic, social and spiritual revolution as well. The Potluck Revolution is calling for just that.
The Spiritual Activist Movement
Originally launched by Beth Green in the early 1990’s, The Spiritual Activist Movement was re-launched in 2010 by Beth Green in San Diego with an updated pledge, Spiritual Activist Statement of Commitment, again uniting us around three fundamental spiritual principals: acknowledging our Oneness, becoming accountable for our impact and mutual support for the highest good of all