Volume 5: Special Edition

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Introduction From The Editor

The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship celebrates its tenth year with this Special Edition of The Global Citizen: A Journal for Young Adults Engaging the World through Service. The editorial team invited Krista Colleagues, other service volunteers, and friends of the Foundation to submit suggestions for articles--either previously published in The Global Citizen or elsewhere--that they found contributed significantly to their learning about serving others well and nurturing an active life of global citizenship. We also solicited original articles from authors uniquely qualified to respond to contemporary concerns about the impact of service on the volunteer and on the community being served. Each article reflects candidly on the challenges and hardships that exist in the world today while simultaneously modeling ways to move gracefully through this world. This movement, we've found, can be likened to a dance: a dance of grief, a dance of wry humor, a dance of joy. Read the full introduction.

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Theme Poem: Joy Dance

Joy Dance: I celebrate your joy.

Jeremy Funk

This poem was written by Krista's good friend Jeremy in Santa Cruz, Bolivia for Krista Hunt Ausland on the night of Krista's death. Aaron Ausland writes: "Jeremy Funk was a co-worker of ours who was teaching in Bolivia. He has cerebral palsy, which may help you understand some of the imagery in his poem. He is a dear friend and a gifted writer, a gentleman and a scholar. This poem, this song of love and lamentation will always be very dear to me."

Stepping on Toes: Lessons in the Field

Taking Care: The Quest for an Ethical and Mutual Approach to Service

Valerie Norwood

Can service be unethical? The Krista Foundation's Executive Director Valerie Norwood explores the impact of service on both the individual volunteer and the host community, challenging the reader to help build a culture of care in service volunteerism.
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Staying for Tea

Aaron Ausland

A veteran community developer reflects on his tenure as a volunteer in Bañado de la Cruz, and shares the five principles of successful service that guide his subsequent work.
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Companionship

Jack Brace

A young volunteer experiences a life-changing moment of community in the most unexpected of places.
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Story Thatching: Living Grace

Hector Herrera

Social worker Hector Herrera encounters moments of grace in his daily interactions with one of the most vulnerable populations in the U.S.: homeless alcoholics.
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Do Not Wait To Make Your Life Count

Moses Pulei

A university professor reflects on the bridges and barriers to effecting change that he encounters both in his native Maasai tribe in Africa and in suburbs and inner-cities across America.
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The Next Move: Transitions Home and Beyond

No Great Things

David James Duncan

Award-winning writer David James Duncan practices the daily act of expressing love through "small" things.
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Come to the Table: Values for the Community Service Volunteer

Aaron Ausland

Krista Colleague Aaron Ausland invites us to consider a values framework for global citizenship that will empower young adults to emulate a life-long ethic of service, civic engagement, and global understanding.
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Service Compost

Sarah Wanless

When an accomplished college athlete brings the same drive for success to her service activities, she experiences burnout and exhaustion before finding healing and hope.
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I'm Going Home, But First

Rachael Novak

After spending a year in Americorps, a young adult grapples with the decision to attend graduate school or to return to her home on the Diné (Navajo) Reservation.
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Joy Dance: Service as a Way of Life

Household Economics: Practicing Purposeful Living in a Global Commons

Sharon Daloz Parks

With lives that are increasingly pressured by time, consumer culture, and resource scarcity, Sharon Daloz Parks draws on Mennonite and Quaker insights to re-imagine what household economics might look like in both our personal and planetary home.
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From Jinja Town to Farm Town

Darien Palpant

A former volunteer in Uganda adjusts to life in small-town America and reflects on the life-changing events that took her across two continents and back again in search of community.
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The Voice of Those Who Sing

Father Gregory Boyle

A Jesuit priest in Los Angeles grapples with the unspeakable hope and inexplicable loss that he finds in the lives of gang members to whom he mentors and ministers on a daily basis.
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Historic Inspiration for Travel & Service in the Formation of Leadership

James Hunt

Historian James Hunt uncovers the role that travel and service have played in shaping great American leaders throughout the nation's history.
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A Terrible Beauty

Linda Hunt

When her daughter's life of service is cut short by tragedy, Linda Hunt travels to Bolivia in search of grace and healing.
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