The Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World

This revised edition of the second volume in the award-winning Compassionate Rebel series features the inspiring, ground breaking stories of 60 ordinary people from around the globe who have turned adversity into triumph, compassion into commitment, and anger into activism with extraordinary acts of caring and courage that are positively transforming our politics, culture and way of life.

Using vivid, easily readable storytelling, this updated anthology is especially relevant in these troubled times. It describes how an historic, people-powered movement has been increasingly reaching across geographical, generational, and social and cultural boundaries to build a more just, peaceful and compassionate society that works for everyone.

Along with a student-driven teacher’s guide and compelling video interviews, these previously untold stories make a vital contribution to research on social movements, oral histories, the power of storytelling, conflict resolution, peace and justice studies, peace literacy education, social science and human behavior. The collection is ideal for librarians, middle and high school educators, college professors, social scientists, psychologists, social workers, book clubs and any individual, group or organization anxious to unleash the power and beauty of the compassionate rebel that lives in all of us and to contribute to the massive revolution that is positively changing our world.

This book is part of a series. View the full series, "Peace Studies: Edges and Innovations ", here.

Burt Berlowe is an award-winning author, journalist and oral historian who specializes in writing and publishing the stories of ordinary people involved in social change. He has a BA in Journalism from the University of Arizona, and has worked as a reporter and editor for numerous city newspapers, in addition to contributing to many local and national print and online publications. He has authored and contributed to nine books, including the two-volume Compassionate Rebel series that has won prestigious national and regional awards, and, most recently, a collection of turning-point stories and a people’s history of his own neighbourhood, Seward. He is a peace educator and activist and community organizer in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and an avid researcher of historical social change movements.

Rebecca Janke is the Education Director of, an organization that specializes in PreK Adult peace education. She is the co-author of Peacemakers A, B, Cs for Young Children: A Conflict Resolution Guide with the Use of a Peace Table and The Compassionate Rebel: Energized by Anger, Motivated by Love, and the sole author of many peacemaking articles for the Public School Montessorian. She has served as President of the Montessori Alliance of Peacemakers and is an active consultant for parents, educators, administrators, and community leaders.

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ISBN: 1-5275-2792-1

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-2792-8

Release Date: 22nd May 2019

Pages: 532

Price: £87.99