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Weekly Roundup: UK Launches New Social Impact Bond, Keystone XL, and Climate Change and Conflict

Didn’t have time to read the news this week? Every week, we report on the conversations surrounding the big issues in the world of social entrepreneurship and change.

Interview: Eboo Patel on promoting religious plurality in America

Growing up Muslim in Chicago, Eboo Patel was familiar with faith-based tension from an early age, and has watched as jihad entered the cultural lexicon and Islam became synonymous with…

Interview: Oso Martin on how Free Geek redirects 500 tons of computers from landfills to humans each year

Oso Martin, founder of the Portland, OR-based recycling collective Free Geek, combines three problems and comes up with a solution. “Some people have too many computers; others don’t have enough,”…

Dowser Audio Slideshow: Jose Lopez, Make the Road New York

At 23, Jose Lopez has spent over half his life fighting for justice and opportunity in his native Bushwick, Brooklyn. He now runs the Youth Power Project, the program which…

Dowser Interview: Guy Jacobson of RedLight Children Campaign

After being solicited for sex by a barrage of very young girls while traveling through Cambodia, Guy Jacobson learned two things:  First, child sexploitation was not something many people talked…

Tim DeChristopher: Biding time by bidding big

Social entrepreneurs like to use the word “scrappy” to describe the way they tackle big problems.  Think of doing whatever it takes—writing emails until 4 a.m., living in your best…