TV: “Our Best Values Lead to a Better Future”

To watch this 1-hour interview, click HERE.

To read a thorough summary of what we said, click Program Description — November 2014.

Most of the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s TV programs examine substantive issues such as nuclear weapons, foreign policy, or economics by laying out the hard facts. But in some months – including November 2014 – we look at the world around us through inspiring stories and the values and insights that guide our lives.

Olympia FOR’s November 2014 interview begins by recognizing that the world’s problems result from a dominant worldview that is selfish and harsh. It causes problems for people and for the environment. To solve these problems, we need the opposite worldview – one that values people over profit, cooperation over brutal competition, and nonviolence over violence.

Albert Einstein said, “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” This is why we must replace the dysfunctional current worldview that has been causing so many problems. Solutions require the opposite worldview.

This month’s program features Zannah Herridge-Meyer, Dennis Mills, Jody Mackey, and Bob Zeigler. These four guests share some of their own first-hand experiences and some examples of what other people have done. These experiences are based on humane values and positive alternatives to unjust situations, so they provide useful insights into solving problems. And some are especially inspiring!

Zannah Herridge-Meyer has traveled extensively, accomplished much, and accumulated experience and wisdom beyond her young years. Dennis Mills, Jody Mackey and Bob Zeigler also are grounded in good values, and have devoted many more years of work accomplishing great things in our local community and elsewhere.

Besides sharing examples of acting on good values, our guests also note that fear can hold people back, and that hope can move us ahead.

They encourage viewers to discover their own best values and act upon them. Indeed, this is how our society has made the most progress in the past, and we can move ahead in-to a better future.

I hope you’ll enjoy watching this inspiring program.

About GlenAnderson 1515 Articles
Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093