CURATED RESOURCES

An essential part of our work is to curate and offer resources that help all of us navigate in these times. please explore these curated collections – Our Pandemic Resource Center, Afternow, Great Transition Stories and Essential Knowledge, as well as our blogs, below.

Anti-Racism resource center

The heartbeat of racism itself has always been denial. The sound of that heartbeat is “I am not racist.” There is no such thing as “not racist.”

As we have started to add anti-racist materials to our Essential Knowledge collection, we have been struck by how much is out there. In many cases we are offering collections of resources created by others and sharing them in their context. We invite you to unlearn and learn with us. 

 

AFTERNOW

NewStories President Bob Stilger has called Japan one of his homes since his student days in the 1970s. On March 11, 2011, after the Triple Disasters of Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Explosions, he felt called to help people rebuild the communities they wanted, rather than government simply recreate the past. In 2015 he published a book about this work in Japanese, followed by an English edition in 2017.

AfterNow: When We Cannot See the Future, Where Do We Begin? is Bob's story of engaging with people to discover what is after now? It's his story and the story of thousands in Japan. AfterNow offers insights about how change happens, NOW, when the old is crumbling and the new is beginning to emerge. The book shares perspective on how grief turns into action after overwhelming loss and how people create the new from a future that had disappeared. AfterNow provides a foundation for NewStories work.

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Essential Knowledge

Over the years working with groups around the world in many ways, NewStories comes across some amazing resources which we believe will increase your capacity to meet the challenges and opportunities you encounter in our changing world. These include great articles, handouts for various methodologies, informative videos, websites that are related to our work.

This Essential Knowledge is categorized both by topic and types to make it easy for you to find what you need quickly. AND, it is a growing collection and we welcome your additions! Come look at what we have available and select resources that can help you find meaning and make sense of these times.

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GREAT TRANSITION STORIES

Great Transition Stories is a virtual hub for illuminating the larger, often invisible, archetypal stories of our world, which can help us make sense of these times. This website represents years of work by NewStories Board Chair Lynnaea Lumbard as she has looked closely at what stories really mean and how they shape our lives. This new website makes the deeper patterns we’re in visible and where they lead. As these stories of great transitions become more accessible, we begin to have more choice in how we can consciously evolve our collective story towards wholeness, well-being, justice, beauty, and regenerative culture.

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The Long View

These truly are perplexing times. Days and nights filled with confusion. When we are able to settle down a bit, there is also a sense of deep possibility. Please explore these powerful insights from our friends at Commonweal.

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Finding Our Next Now

A momentous time in the Divided States of America. How will we find our way forward now? Diversity and difference are critical ingredients for creativity.

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Most Recent BLOG Posts

Emergent Strategy

Recently, I was having a conversation with good friends Kathy Coffey from Leadership Snohomish County, Deb Needham from the City of Renton Emergency Services and

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This is real

The headlines are relentless. The image just overwhelming. In the last weeks when I have looked outside my windows in Spokane, Washington into the yellow soup of very hazardous air, I’ve felt overwhelm claustrophobic. Destruction of the small town of Malden, to the south of us is tragic. Hell, there’s so much tragedy around these days that it is hard to know where to start.

The following account comes from a cattleman, David Daley, in Northern California. It is his deeply personal story of the desecration of lands his family has walked for generations. It is more than hard to read. I urge you to take in as much as you can. We are in liminal space now. The space between what was and what will be. It is a time of collapse and regeneration. We have choices here. Personally, I am finding it hard to understand exactly what they are and to step towards them..

David’s Story

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