by Sharif Abdullah
OUR WORLD IS IN DEEP TROUBLE
Sharif Abdullah writes, "We live in a world that works for only a few." The problem, he asserts, is exclusivity: the fundamental belief that we are separate from one another. By practicing exclusivity, we have created a soul-starved society. We suffer, both personally and as a society, from complex, interlocking problems so intense that they create a deep sense of emptiness in all of us.
BUT THERE IS HOPE
In Creating a World That Works for All, Abdullah shows how we can change our world by changing our consciousness. We can actually put an end to these complex problems by embracing inclusivity—the realization that all of our lives are inextricably linked. With a practical blueprint for this positive approach to change, he reveals how to turn from a mentality that disconnects us to one that embraces the goals of restoring balance to the Earth and building community with all others. Abdullah shows how this transformation to inclusivity lies at the heart of all the world's spiritual traditions.
"Creating a World that Works for All is a wonderfully rich collection of insights, analysis, and possibilities. It provides stimulating guidance for those of us who want to live in a world that works for all."
—Margaret J. Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science and coauthor of A Simpler Way
"A compelling and inspirational book that ignites creativity and a renewed commitment to re-dream and mend a world that works for all. No other book addresses our current situation in such a thorough and practical way."
—Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., cultural anthropologist and author of The Four-Fold Way and Signs of Life
"What does it really mean to hold a vision for a world that works for everyone? Sharif Abdullah thoroughly explored this in his book, Creating a World that Works for All. He starts out laying the foundation of the understanding of our oneness and the importance of seeing and living from a new paradigm. Then he invites us to take a good look at the issues facing us. As is said, we can’t change what we refuse to admit. He lays out clear instructions on how to work with our consciousness to truly shift into an expression of oneness. This is the direction needed to take our understanding from just talking affirmatively to being the change we want to see in this world. Well done Sharif Abdullah."
—Rev. Ruth Barnhart
Sharif M. Abdullah directs the Commonway Institute and Three Valleys Project, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and designed to build inclusivity, understanding and civic engagement between diverse groups of people in various settings. He is the author of The Power of One: Authentic Leadership in Turbulent Times.