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The Spectacular Scale of Akshaya Patra: What a Group of Hindu Monks Can Teach Us About Changing the World

The Spectacular Scale of Akshaya Patra: What a Group of Hindu Monks Can Teach Us About Changing the World

We don't often tell them as innovation stories, but history is full of examples of faith communities and institutions developing new ideas for addressing social problems. All the destructive things done in the name of religion or by religious people and leaders notwithstanding, when one looks to where good is happening in the world, one will often find people of faith. From building social movements to building schools and hospitals, faith communities have been innovating solutions, often quietly, for the good of humanity for millennia. And they are still doing so today, though the scale of these efforts sometimes feels small under the weight of today's complex problems.

Until one learns about Akshaya Patra.

CNN Names Social Innovators Rami Nashashibi and Eboo Patel two of the Most Influential American Muslims

CNN Names Social Innovators Rami Nashashibi and Eboo Patel two of the Most Influential American Muslims

Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, and Rami Nashashibi, founder of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, were recently named by CNN as two of the 25 most influential American Muslims, among other Muslim pioneers. Hear them tell stories that inspire them to do the work they do.

Beyond Prayer: Heber Brown Sparking Movement with the Black Church Food Security Network

Beyond Prayer: Heber Brown Sparking Movement with the Black Church Food Security Network

Baltimore pastor Rev. Heber Brown is sparking a movement with his Black Church Security Network, an initiative he started after seeking to do "something beyond prayer" to support his community members wrestling with health and diet issues. Rev. Brown is engaging churches in planting fresh produce on their own land as well as connecting them to black farmers, ultimately seeking to position churches to further equity in the food system.