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Welcome to Transformation

Michael Edwards Posted by Michael Edwards.

Michael Edwards is widely recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on civil society, philanthropy, and social change. He as worked as a senior manager in international relief and development NGOs such as Oxfam GB, Save the Children UK, the Prasad Foundation, and Voluntary Service Overseas.


Welcome to Transformation

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Can fusing personal and social change radically transform our societies? We say yes. Michael Edwards introduces openDemocracy’s new section: Transformation.

On a winter’s night in 1955, a young preacher named Martin Luther King climbed into the pulpit of the Holt Street Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Once there, he delivered a speech to a packed crowd of close to five thousand people that would eventually lead to his own assassination, but breathe new life into the struggle to transform America and the world. Read more…