Dr. Sharif Abdullah is an author and advocate for inclusivity and the social/ spiritual transformation of society. Sharif is a transformationist, working to align our global human societies with our common spiritual and moral values. His vision and work for a world that works for all beings stems from his spiritual awareness and his experiences in over 100 distinct cultures, spanning 36 countries. He is founder and director of Commonway Institute.
Sharif’s vision and mission is simple: we can create a world that works for all beings. We can end the toxicity of our current human societies through the application of our common human, moral and spiritual values and principles. Given our present planetary crises, we have no choice – we evolve or we die.
His books include The Power of One: Authentic Leadership in Turbulent Times, the award-winning Creating a World That Works for All, and the recently completed Seven Seeds for a New Society.
Sharif brings his experiences of growing up in generational poverty in a brutal urban environment, of breaking racial and poverty barriers to obtain a law degree, and 35 years of local, national and international work, assisting organizations and people in creating a world that works for all.
Sharif has appeared in several international forums, including “Forum 2000” in Prague and “A Century of Auschwitz” in Poland. Sharif is a graduate-level adjunct professor of Conflict Resolution at Portland State University, a Senior Advisor to Sarvodaya in Sri Lanka and is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions.