Green Festival Speakers

Sharif Abdullah



Dr. Sharif Abdullah is an author and advocate for inclusivity, societaltransformation and societal spirituality. Sharif’s life vision and mission are simple:we can create a world that works for all beings. Sharif believes we must release thestatus quo and transform our toxic political, economic and social/cultural systemsand structures.

Sharif promotes heart-felt inclusivity, compassionate dialog, and a society based onvisionary, localized and alternative economics and politics. His vision and work areinformed by his spiritual awareness, his growing up with racism and generationalpoverty, and his later inclusivity experiences in over 100 distinct cultures, spanning36 countries.

His books include The Power of One: Authentic Leadership in Turbulent Times,the award-winning Creating a World That Works for All, and the visionary SevenSeeds for a New Society.

Sharif is a graduate-level adjunct professor of Conflict Resolution at Portland StateUniversity. He is founder and director of Commonway Institute for Societal Transformation.