Posted on October 30, 2005 - 7:20pm :: ISD-World Affairs | Human
Jay Walljasper
October 2005 | Ode Magazine Issue 28

TF! Editorial Comment: Rupert Sheldrake's theory of a morphogenetic field that shapes form was laid out in his 1981 book "A New Science of Life". The theory has been roundly criticized by mainstream scientists but was embraced as part of the holistic science movement. The article below catches up with Sheldrake and discusses his new position at Trinity College in Cambridge where he is exploring aspects of parapsychology and telepathy and other "mysteries of everyday life."
Posted on October 30, 2005 - 7:02pm :: ISD-Societal Change | Individual | ISD-World Affairs | Human
by Bree Fowler
October 25, 2005 | Associated Press

TF! Editorial Comment: Rosa Parks was a seamstress who stood up for her rights as a human being in refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white man, thus becoming an icon in the modern civil rights movement. Her act of courage earned her the title "mother of the civil rights movement." The article below pays homage to this woman of substance whose life was an inspiration to many.
Posted on October 16, 2005 - 7:49pm :: Good News | ISD-World Affairs | Human
By Brian Seals
October 14, 2005 | Santa Cruz Sentinel, California

TF! Editorial Comment: Young people face numerous challenges in today's consumerist society – from poverty, to drugs and violence and unemployment. Along the way, they must somehow find their true identity and place in the world. Fortunately, there are dedicated individuals with the necessary commitment and sensitivity for working with the youth. In the article below, one such individual is recognized for his peace-building efforts at helping youth enliven their spirit and culture.
Posted on October 9, 2005 - 3:45am :: ISD-Societal Change | Individual | ISD-World Affairs | Human
Ayesha Gooneratne and Julia Spurzem
October 2005 | Inter Press Service (IPS)

TF! Editorial Comment: Realization of a sustainable society presumes finding new ways to resolve conflicts and achieve lasting peace. In the article below, a six-year struggle to establish an international day of global ceasefire and non-violence is documented on film -- a further testament to the power of an individual to effect large-scale change.
Posted on October 1, 2005 - 9:58pm :: Good News | ISD-World Affairs | Human
Jim Lobe
Sep 29, 2005 | Inter Press Service (IPS)

TF! Editorial Comment: The "Alternative Nobel" or the Right Livelihood Award (RLA) was founded in 1980 to address a perceived gap in the Nobel awards, recognizing remarkable work done by individuals and organizations that often defies any standard classification. In effect, the RLA recognizes outstanding efforts in the various dimensions of sustainable development. The article below reports on the 2005 winners who hail from Mexico, Malaysia, Botswana and Canada.