Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Change is coming

marjorie says...

Let's give the bickering a rest and go read Heath's column today. It's a fabulous read on non-partisanship and the importance of young people and the grassroots to social change.

Here's an excerpt:

Most Americans want us to reach the same goals, such as reducing the number of abortions and increasing the number of people with health care. We just disagree about how to get there. We’re all trying to find our way through this life with different perspectives based on our unique experiences. We’re all human, which means we’re capable of both horrible mistakes and great deeds. We all deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. When we sit down at the same table and honestly try to resolve our differences, we are capable of great accomplishments.

Change comes from the bottom up

Beginning with the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the last several years have already led to dramatic changes in America. We’re shifting from a focus on building institutions of great power -- whether they be megachurches, political organizations or huge corporations -- to building relationships, which are the true foundation of any effort to solve the world’s problems.