Author Archives: Center for Global Awareness

Transformative Understanding

Welcome to our Inaugural Blog Post: Transformative Understanding by Denise R. Ames The Center for Global Awareness is changing! We are in the process of developing our newest and third program called TURN, Transformative Understanding and Reflection Network. We are … Continue reading

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A Cooperative Business Model That Works

By Nancy Harmon The angular structure of the South Valley Economic Development Center (SVEDC) stands out against the vivid blue Albuquerque sky. Located in the South Valley of Albuquerque, a traditionally poor and Hispanic section of the city (see our … Continue reading

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South Valley, New Mexico, USA

By Nancy Harmon If you listen to a lot of news coverage and often despair for the future of our country and our world, you are like me—and many of our fellow citizens. While being aware of what’s going on … Continue reading

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Divided: The Cultural Divide as Seen Through a Religious Lens

What is driving us apart in America? I am very concerned about the deep cultural divide in the United States and the detrimental effects this divide is having on our psychological well-being, democracy, and sustainability efforts for a fragile planet. … Continue reading

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The Hard Road to “Normal”

Life is hard! This thought came to my mind again after watching an insightful documentary on PBS called Beyond the Wall. It is part of the America Reframed series, now in its sixth season. I am not going to critique … Continue reading

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Reflections on Humanity and Goats

By Grace Parazzoli “The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature For the reason Emerson states so perfectly, I crave open … Continue reading

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Can We Ever Learn to Get Along?

By Nancy Harmon As you may have read on our website and in previous blogs, the Center for Global Awareness is launching an exciting new effort called Gather: Global Awareness Through Engaged Reflection. We are making our materials user-friendly for … Continue reading

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