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 three curated collections – Afternow, Great Transition Stories and Essential Knowledge, as well as our blogs, below.​

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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Most Recent BLOG Posts

Declaration of Interdependence

DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE From NewStories friend Robert Gass Dear friends, On this day, traditionally celebrated as the independence of our country, let us affirm that

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Toward a Larger Patriotism: Reflections for a Transformed Narrative for America

It has been observed that next to a banjo, the most potent instrument for social transformation is a story—and that the future will belong to those who can tell the best story of the 21st century. Beginning in childhood, stories are how we make meaning of our lives. Stories also shape communities, institutions, and societies. Stories form the heart of a culture

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