The International Youth Initiative Program – A Personal History

By Silas Beardslee The only truthful way for me to illustrate the International Youth Initiative Program (YIP) in Sweden, I believe, is with the story of my own experience as participant, alumnus, co-worker, and then contributor. With each passing year, and each group of individuals passing through the program, YIP becomes ever more diverse, and continues to prove that it is ... Read More ►

7 Billion Crowns

By Seth Jordan Where do new ideas come from? The kind of ideas that fire the imagination and break the hold of tyrant and tradition. How are discoveries made? Inventions? Innovations? How do works of art arise? New melodies that suddenly shine a light on some vast, hidden landscape of the soul; new stories that wake us up to a ... Read More ►

Lakota Waldorf School; Lakota language and values form the foundation of this school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

By Madeleine Wuergler “Wakanyeja unkitawapi ki Lakoliyapi na Lakol ounyanpi ki yuha manipi kte heca. Our children must walk with the Lakota language and Lakota way of life.” —a goal of the Lakota Waldorf School   It was in 2007 and again in 2013, that I passed by the Lakota Waldorf School while on a road trip around the beautiful ... Read More ►

The America Festival by Nancy Poer

The America Festival, May 28-31 2016, at White Feather Ranch, near Placerville, California, became a very special gathering of some wonderful individuals from far and wide, diverse in ethnicity, religion, native country, and all ages.  Nearly sixty in all, we were like stellar microcosm of America united in a common striving of a deeper understanding for the country we love ... Read More ►

Tierra Viva: Farming The Living Earth

2016 North American Biodynamic Conference, Nov. 16-20 in Santa Fe, NM By Thea Maria Carlson “The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world — we’ve actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a ... Read More ►

The Fellowship Community; Celebrating Fifty Years of Service, 1966 – 2016

By Ann Scharff and Friends Summer 2016, Society & Community - Issue #84, Vol. 21   Last year we entered into our forty-ninth year—our seventh seven-year period of the Fellowship Community, a dynamic, work-based, intergenerational community founded on the ideas of Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy. Our mission is “to care for the elderly and to nurture the body, soul, and spirit within the ... Read More ►