Awakin Calls

Exploring inner journeys to expand outer edges.

Conversations with changemakers to inspire deeper awareness and transformative action. Each offering is co-created by a team of volunteers distributed across the world, in the spirit of service and kinship. That's Awakin. More ...

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Zach Shore

Zach Shore

This is Not Who We Are: Shining a Light Amidst Deep Moral Conflicts

Legally blind by age 16, Zachary Shore had a moment of awakening while in college after encountering a fellow blind student who had just returned from a solo excursion with seeming ease: “My problem wasn’t my blindness. It was my lack of skills and confidence.” He would indeed come to find a remarkable set of skills and confidence — going on to become a pre-eminent scholar of history and international conflict, focused on understanding the enemy, and author of six books. His most recent book, This is Not Who We Are: America's Struggle Between Vengeance and Virtue, "spotlights the moral quandaries that plagued Americans as their wartime thirst for vengeance wrestled with their loftier ideals.” For more than three decades, he has been an advocate of improving opportunities for the blind. He has also written on why smart people make bad decisions. For more than three decades, he has been an advocate of improving opportunities for the blind. He has also written on why smart people make bad decisions.  Read Full Bio »

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Awakin Calls is an initiative of ServiceSpace, a global, all-volunteer community dedicated to small acts of great love. Our webinar and podcast series highlights the outer work and inner journeys of individuals who are transforming our world in large and small ways. We aim to inspire and seed shifts in consciousness by highlighting paradigm-shifting ways of being and doing in the world. We are a heart-centered learning community across wisdom traditions exploring the ServiceSpace principle of “change yourself, change the world”. We organize our processes in accordance with the principles we seek to lift up, and so each conversation is co-created by a team of volunteers distributed across the world, in a spirit of intrinsically motivated service and kinship.

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