The book, Awakening
the Heart of the Beloved Community, is a compelling collection of the voices of diversity - the
voices of the Beloved Community. The narratives of each writer are masterfully woven together in a book that will take you
higher, drop you down and then lift you gently and lovingly – landing you in your heart , the core of the continuing
evolution of the Beloved Community - the foundation for a sustainable future for generations to come.
Audri Scott Williamswas the Vision Keeper
who led the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk over 6 continents (2005-2009), and the 13 Moon Walk 4 Peace across America to
over 50 communities (2010-2011). She has received numerous awards for her service to humanity. She is a Global Trustee for
the United Religions Initiative; Co-Founder of the
Quantum Leap Transformational Center; an author and producer.
Contributing authors include: Amelia Boynton
Robinson, Matriarch of the Voting Rights Movement; Diane Longboat (Kahontatwas), Founder, Soul of
the Mother; ReverendMichael Bernard Beckwith, Founder, Agape International Spiritual Center,
President of The Association for Global New Thought & Best Selling Author; Karen Hunter Watson, Artist,
Songwriter and Singer, Global Peace Walker/Co-Founder, Quantum Leap Transformational Center; Joy Jinks, Co-Founder,
Swamp Gravy; Janet Windwalker Jones, Author, Letters to Friends: Wisdom Through Storytelling; Richard
Owen Greer & Jules Corriere, Co-Authors, Story Bridge; Mikuak Rai, Founder, Worldbridgemedia
& recording artists; Sejahari Saulter-Villegas, Performance Poet, Dancer and Actor with Kuumba Lynx Performance
Ensemble; Tannur “Shewrightz” Ali, Founder of iLOGIC (Institute for the Love of Genius in Communities),
Author and Performance Poet; Dr.Mary Elizabeth Hargrow, Founder, Lesedi Wholistic Healing
Environments and Practicing Psychologist; Sulonda Smith, Founder, Inner Circle Counseling Center, Psychotherapist
& Traditional Arts Practitioner; Carl Rubin, Poet/Hip Hop Artist and Actor; Will Falk,
Writer/Poet regularly writes for the San Diego Free Press, Speaker and former Public Defender; Lois Hickman,
Occupational Therapist renowned for her work with children and adults with special needs on her farm; Dr.Fania E. Davis, Civil Rights Attorney, Founder of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth; Sekou Cinque
T.M. Kambui, recently released after being Incarcerated for 47 years for a crime he did not commit; Geri
Timmons, Grassroots organizer and Political Activist working with the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee;
Tony Jenkins, Director of the Peace Education Initiative at the University of Toledo, OH, Managing Director
of the International Institute on Peace Education; Tori Wolfe-Sisson, Community Organizer for LGBTQ Justice;
Janora Ware,Author and Screenwriter; Dr.
Shariff Abdullah, Founder, Common Way Institute, Author and Consultant; L. Nef’ fahtiti Partlow-Myrick,
Visual Artist, Poet/Writer, Senior Adjunct English Instructor at Howard Community College; Hereditary Chief Phil Lane,
Jr., Founder, Four Winds International Institute, Internationally recognized leader in human and community development,
Global Trustee for the United Religions Initiative; Reverend Glenda Davis, inspirational teacher of the New
Thought Principles and Director of the Center for Spiritual Living in Dothan, Alabama; Dr. Victor H. Kazanjian, Jr.,
Executive Director of the United Religions Initiative (URI) and co-founder and co-president of Education as Transformation Inc. and author; Afeefa Syeed
is a cultural anthropologist working in international development based;Andrew Harvey is an author, religious scholar and teacher of mystic traditions.
Changing the world one step at a time.
" I have a choice-to sit and criticize or engage and change.
I choose to engage and change the world one step at a time."