Contributors

Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra in Portugal, and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is Director Emeritus of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. He earned an LL.M and J.S.D. from Yale University and holds the Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, by McGill University.

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Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo is a British-Chinese novelist, filmmaker and essayist. Born in China in 1973, She was raised in a village in Zhejiang province before moving to a communist compound in Wenling. She studied at the Beijing Film Academy and moved to London in 2002 to study at the National Film School. Her first English-language novel, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for

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Gabriel Meyer Halevy

Gabriel is a musician, storyteller, writer, and radical creative. Born in Cordoba, Argentina. Three album collaborations – Merkavah, SpiritIsreal, and Hateva: Skin of God, and one solo album: The Human Project. Co-founder and co-director of Sulha Peace Project. Grassroots peacemaking between Israelis and Palestinians (2001 until 2009). Private audience with His Holiness The Dalai Lama in support of his peace

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Esther Stanford-Xosei

Esther Stanford-Xosei is a Motherist, and decolonial Pan-Afrikanist Jurisconsult, Community Advocate and Reparationist. As a ‘new abolitionist’ emphasizing the need to ‘stop the harm’ and promoting Planet Repairs, Esther serves as the Coordinator-General of the Stop The Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide/Ecocide Campaign. Her work in advocating for ‘Planet Repairs’ as the nexus between environmental, reparatory, and cognitive justice, has contributed to the establishment

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Faheem Nusrat

Faheem has followed an interest in Eastern spiritual practice for over 30 years. With lived experience in community he has also worked in the tech industry for many years. He is primarily focused on the ongoing challenge of how deeper ideology free modes of living and thinking can be made accessible. He is also exploring the role that slow living

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Jamie Bristow

Jamie Bristow is Director of The Mindfulness Initiative, a policy institute about mindfulness and compassion training that grew out of a programme of mindfulness teaching for politicians in the British Parliament. The Mindfulness Initiative provides the secretariat to the UK Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group and helped politicians to publish the seminal Mindful Nation UK policy report. Jamie now works with politicians and other decision-makers around the

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Anthea Lawson

Anthea Lawson is an activist, writer and author of The Entangled Activist: Learning to recognise the master’s tools. She has worked on campaigns to shut down tax havens, prevent banks from facilitating corruption and environmental devastation, and control the arms trade. At Global Witness, she launched a prize-winning campaign that changed the rules on secret company ownership and resulted in

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Renate Keller

Renata Keller is a filmmaker and dialogue facilitator based in Berlin and Switzerland. She has worked in visual arts for over thirty years. Until recently she was the CEO and art director of the German philosophical quarterly magazine ‘evolve‘. Her interest in women’s development, led her to Gerda Lerner’s work and inspired the creation of Why Women Need to Climb Mountains

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Tempe Adams

Having completed her Ph.D. in 2016, Dr Tempe Adams is currently the Coexistence & Education Manager in Botswana for the wildlife research NGO, ‘Elephant Without Borders’, an NGO dedicated to the protection and conservation of Africa’s elephants. Tempe’s role in the organization is working with communities in helping them live and farm within wildlife areas, conflict free. She is currently

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Thomas Steininger

Thomas has a PhD in philosophy and is the publisher of evolve, the leading German integral magazine on consciousness and culture, as well as the host of Radio evolve, a weekly webcast in German and English. He speaks internationally on cultural evolution and the different spiritual and cultural currents that have formed our postmodern world. As a faculty member of Meridian University in California, he teaches about the principles of catalysing emergence within collectives. He has pioneered the development of the emerge dialogue process, a new consciousness-aware collective process for creative engagement.

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra in Portugal, and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is Director Emeritus of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. He earned an LL.M and J.S.D. from Yale University and holds the Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, by McGill University.

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Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo is a British-Chinese novelist, filmmaker and essayist. Born in China in 1973, She was raised in a village in Zhejiang province before moving to a communist compound in Wenling. She studied at the Beijing Film Academy and moved to London in 2002 to study at the National Film School. Her first English-language novel, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for

Read More

Gabriel Meyer Halevy

Gabriel is a musician, storyteller, writer, and radical creative. Born in Cordoba, Argentina. Three album collaborations – Merkavah, SpiritIsreal, and Hateva: Skin of God, and one solo album: The Human Project. Co-founder and co-director of Sulha Peace Project. Grassroots peacemaking between Israelis and Palestinians (2001 until 2009). Private audience with His Holiness The Dalai Lama in support of his peace

Read More

Esther Stanford-Xosei

Esther Stanford-Xosei is a Motherist, and decolonial Pan-Afrikanist Jurisconsult, Community Advocate and Reparationist. As a ‘new abolitionist’ emphasizing the need to ‘stop the harm’ and promoting Planet Repairs, Esther serves as the Coordinator-General of the Stop The Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide/Ecocide Campaign. Her work in advocating for ‘Planet Repairs’ as the nexus between environmental, reparatory, and cognitive justice, has contributed to the establishment

Read More

Faheem Nusrat

Faheem has followed an interest in Eastern spiritual practice for over 30 years. With lived experience in community he has also worked in the tech industry for many years. He is primarily focused on the ongoing challenge of how deeper ideology free modes of living and thinking can be made accessible. He is also exploring the role that slow living

Read More

Jamie Bristow

Jamie Bristow is Director of The Mindfulness Initiative, a policy institute about mindfulness and compassion training that grew out of a programme of mindfulness teaching for politicians in the British Parliament. The Mindfulness Initiative provides the secretariat to the UK Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group and helped politicians to publish the seminal Mindful Nation UK policy report. Jamie now works with politicians and other decision-makers around the

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Anthea Lawson

Anthea Lawson is an activist, writer and author of The Entangled Activist: Learning to recognise the master’s tools. She has worked on campaigns to shut down tax havens, prevent banks from facilitating corruption and environmental devastation, and control the arms trade. At Global Witness, she launched a prize-winning campaign that changed the rules on secret company ownership and resulted in

Read More

Renate Keller

Renata Keller is a filmmaker and dialogue facilitator based in Berlin and Switzerland. She has worked in visual arts for over thirty years. Until recently she was the CEO and art director of the German philosophical quarterly magazine ‘evolve‘. Her interest in women’s development, led her to Gerda Lerner’s work and inspired the creation of Why Women Need to Climb Mountains

Read More

Tempe Adams

Having completed her Ph.D. in 2016, Dr Tempe Adams is currently the Coexistence & Education Manager in Botswana for the wildlife research NGO, ‘Elephant Without Borders’, an NGO dedicated to the protection and conservation of Africa’s elephants. Tempe’s role in the organization is working with communities in helping them live and farm within wildlife areas, conflict free. She is currently

Read More

Thomas Steininger

Thomas has a PhD in philosophy and is the publisher of evolve, the leading German integral magazine on consciousness and culture, as well as the host of Radio evolve, a weekly webcast in German and English. He speaks internationally on cultural evolution and the different spiritual and cultural currents that have formed our postmodern world. As a faculty member of Meridian University in California, he teaches about the principles of catalysing emergence within collectives. He has pioneered the development of the emerge dialogue process, a new consciousness-aware collective process for creative engagement.

Read More