We are not merely passive pawns of historical forces nor victims of the past. We can shape and direct history. Renewing faith in the capacity of people—individually and collectively—to create the future, is the most pressing task facing us today.

Stories of Hope

The Spirit of Reverence for Life

Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai will be forever remembered for empowering women and protecting our planet. She also promoted the Japanese “mottainai” spirit—treasuring life and wasting nothing.

Stories of Hope

A Message of Hope

Hazel Henderson

In the 1960s, “ordinary housewife” Hazel Henderson fought successfully to secure the right for children to breathe clean air.