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The Two Pillars

Every organization have pillars that hold up its roof and keep it successful and thriving in an ever-changing world. Ashoka has two such pillars carefully designed to ensure its strength and vitality
The QUESTion Project

Making the Intangible Tangible in Education

As a teenager I struggled with a few fundamental questions: Who am I? How do I deal with and understand life and my experience? On what basis do I figure out what to do with my life? As those...
Wholeness Unleashing Power

Wholeness Unleashing Changemaking Power: Black, Queer & Muslim

“I felt very comfortable and very aware of the fact that Allah made me with all of my flaws and perfections but made me to be a queer Muslim because Allah makes no mistakes… ‘We don't reconcile...

What the Catholic Church can learn from the resurrection of Barnes & Noble

"Everything about this story is weird. Not only is a big-box store somehow having success against an online juggernaut; we’re rooting for it despite the fact that for years it was the juggernaut...
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Texas Muslims Are Redefining Multi-Faith Collaboration

"'When we started, the goal was to bring people together by building relationships, breaking bread, by having dialogue and discussions, breaking down barriers through frank discussion,' said Ghani...
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Everyone, everywhere, all at once - the only way to address the climate emergency

In March 2023, UN Secretary General António Guterres spoke at the release of the UN’s 6th IPCC report. He was unequivocal: “In short, our world needs climate action on all fronts – everything...
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Why the decline of the church matters to everyone?

“In a world where polarization and fear often dominate conversations and relationships, Smietana says, people need what the church has. Sometimes that means skills such as asking forgiveness...
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Interfaith America is building bridges of cooperation

“We need to learn how to build a social order that welcomes people from a range of identities and builds bridges of cooperation between and among us. I think that is done through a positive narrative...

Bill Drayton: "Changemaking is the new literacy"

In a recent interview with IDR India, Bill Drayton emphasizes that everyone has the right, and ability, to be a giver. And to be able to give in today’s world where everything is changing, everybody...
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Ashoka releases the "The Unlonely Planet 2022" Report

"The Unlonely Planet," Ashoka’s global study of systems-changing social entrepreneurs, uncovers 11 strategies to build a world of changemakers