Tom Atlee

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Tom Atlee (born 1947) is an American social, peace and environmental activist and author.

Personal life[edit]

Born in an intellectual, activist family of Quakers, Atlee experienced social change from an early on. In 1968, he dropped out of Antioch College to organize draft resistance to the Vietnam War.[1] In 1976, daughter Jenifer was born. Participating in the Great Peace March of 1986 – a „watershed experience“[2] to Atlee. He „spent the next 15 years exploring group and organizational phenomena“.[3] Atlee lives in an intentional community in Eugene, Oregon.

Professional life[edit]

From 1989–1994 Atlee was editor of Thinkpeace, a national journal of peacemaking strategy and philosophy. In 1991 he went to Belize and to Czechoslovakia as a consultant on ecological social change and community-building. From 1991–1992 Atlee served on the boards of the Ecology Center (Berkeley). In 1996, he founded the Co-Intelligence Institute, a non-profit organization facilitating and researching self-organization, collective intelligence, participatory modes of governance and collaborative democracy. An article in Utne Reader identifies him as a radical centrist thinker.[4]

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Atlee, Tom and Karen Mercer (1996): The First Little Book on Co-Intelligence'. The Co-Intelligence Institute.
  • Atlee, Tom; Judy Laddon and Larry Shook (eds.) (1998): Awakening: The Upside of Y2K. Printed Word
  • Atlee, Tom and Rosa Zubizarreta (2003): The Tao of Democracy: Using Co-Intelligence to Create a World that Works for All. The Writers' Collective.
  • Atlee, Tom (2009): Reflections on Evolutionary Activism: Essays, Poems and Prayers from an Emerging Field of Sacred Social Change. CreateSpace.
  • Atlee, Tom (2012): Empowering Public Wisdom: A Practical Vision of Citizen-Led Politics. North Atlantic Books.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Self-Portrait - Tom Atlee". Collectivewisdominitiative.org. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  2. ^ "Tom Atlee Biography". Co-intelligence.org. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  3. ^ "Self-Portrait - Tom Atlee". Collectivewisdominitiative.org. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  4. ^ Utne, Leif (September–October 2004). "The Radical Middle". Utne Reader, issue no. 125, pp. 80–85. Includes brief interviews with 10 radical centrist thinkers and activists. Retrieved 23 February 2013.

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