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Creating a World That Works for All

Paperback original, 238 pages
ISBN 1-57675-062-0 CIP
B-K item # 50620-300 June, 1999

We are in deep trouble. We live in a world that works for only a few. It doesn’t work for those it purports to serve. This world was created by a shift in consciousness, a shift to exclusivity. Through the practice of exclusivity, “I am separate”, we have created a soul-starved society. Exclusivity has created societal and personal problems that are fundamental, nightmarish, complex and interlocking: The Mess. The Mess leads to an inner emptiness, a hunger for the Sacred.

However, we can change this. We can create a world that works for all. We can shift our consciousness, our compassion and our actions to inclusivity: “We are One”. Through inclusivity, we can create a world that works for all. The Mess is based on an outmoded and dysfunctional story: we can articulate and practice a new story for a new, inclusive society.

Creating a World That Works for All (Berrett-Kohler Publishers 1999), won the 1999 “Book of the Year” Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association (Current Affairs).


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“A compelling and inspirational book that ignites creativity and a renewed commitment to re-dream and mend a world that works for all. No other book addresses our current situation in a thorough and practical way.”

Angeles Arrien, Ph.D.
Cultural Anthropologist
Author of The Four-Fold Way and Signs of Life

“This is a wonderfully rich collection of insights, analyses, and possibilities. It provides stimulating guidance for those of us who want to live in a world that works for all.”

Margaret Wheatley
Author, Leadership and the New Science
Co-Author, A Simpler Way

“Creating is a powerful message about individual responsibility and community action that can change the world. Thoughtful, provocative and compassionate, Creating should be on the bookshelf of every caring person involved in social change.”

Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey
Author, Building Your Field of Dreams

“Ingenious and inspiring new thinking about the personal realizations we need in order to do whatever we do, whoever we are, to make this a better world.”

Ernest Callenbach
Author, Ecotopia

“This is a no-nonsense book about vision and action! I believe that both the great adventure, and the great challenge of our time, is to strengthen the link between the inner, personal transformation that many of us are engaged with our action and service in the world. Sharif Abdullah gives us insights and clear, practical suggestions for both our inner and outer work, and beautifully illustrates their all important connection. I consider it a must read for those concerned with inquiry, vision and action.”

Winston Franklin
Former President, Institute of Noetic Sciences

“Shariff Abdullah brings us the prophetic message that to change the world we must first change the way we see the world. The path to inclusivity begins with our personal spiritual awakening to the reality that all life flows from a single spiritual unity.”

David C. Korten
author, When Corporations Rule the World and
The Post-Corporate World