Change and Transformation Through Civic and Educational Action

Community Research, Service-learning and Publications

Human beings are on an evolutionary path toward realizing their higher consciousness. True progress is movement that leads to self-realization and spiritual qualities such as compassion and love for all beings.

Community Research

Community Research

Service Learning

Service Learning

Publications

Publications  

More About The Prout Research Institute

PROUT is an acronym for PROgressive Utilization Theory, a socio-economic philosophy that synthesizes the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions of human nature. The goal of PROUT is to provide insights for the evolution of a truly progressive human society.

PROUT is an alternative to the outmoded capitalist and communist socio-economic paradigms. Neither of these approaches have adequately met the physical, mental and spiritual needs of humanity. PROUT seeks a harmonious balance between economic growth, social development, environmental sustainability, and between individual and collective interests. Combining the wisdom of spirituality with a universal outlook and the struggle for self-reliance, PROUTist thinkers and activists are creating a new civilizational discourse and planting the seeds for a new way of living.

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Recent Articles

June 5, 2012 |

Participatory Action Research (PAR) Shifting Paradigms: An Applied Anthropologist and a Socio-Spiritual Movement Meet the Ozarks By Matt Oppenheim, Ph.D

In the fall of 2001, I began to experiment with a process of participatory action research (PAR) in the spiritual movement I have been dedicated to for over twenty- five years, Ananda Marga (Ananda Marga is a global spiritual movement, based on the teachings of eastern mysticism – see...

June 5, 2012 |

Service-learning Projects

(a).  Cesar Chavez Service-learning and Social Justice.  Students in middle school learned about the values, activism and life of Cesar Chavez in developing projects that empowered their parents, addressing health, legal, work-place language assistance, and local food. (b).  Foundational...

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