"The great practitioners of social change - like Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi - understood something very important. They knew that you don't change a society by merely replacing one politician with another. You change a society by changing the political wind. Change the wind, transform the debate, recast the discussion, alter the context in which political decisions are being made, and you will change the outcomes. Move the conversation around a crucial issue to a whole new place, and you will open up possibilities for change never dreamed of before. And you will be surprised at how fast the politicians adjust to the change in the wind."
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Change the Wind
This blog seeks to "change the wind" in the current discussion on the policies and systems related to poverty in the United States of America. Our inspiration for the name of this blog comes from Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners: