Reading for Action
Reading is one way of learning. It does not replace reflecting on experience or meditation or intuition, but reading books and reports can be a powerful tool for appropriate action, for innovation and creativity. Reading can provide insights into new organizational structures and working relationships. In the Association of World Citizens' central activity of conflict resolution, books can provide analysis of power relations and the patterns of struggle centered on class, ethnic and religious conflicts and relations among States. Books can also develop values of respect, benevolence and gratitude toward one another, toward dialogue and reconciliation.