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.
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.Read More
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 |
(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...