Orland Bishop

Orland Bishop is the founder and Director of ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation in Los Angeles, California, a unique organization devoted to the mentoring of young people and the creation of communities that support them. Through ShadeTree, Orland has pioneered approaches to urban truces and working with at-risk youth that combine indigenous wisdom and practices with contemporary methodolgies designed to mentor the human potential and create intentional communities. He has developed processes that support people to come into deeper inner and collective agreements in order to heal violence and social exclusion. He is the author of The Seventh Shirine: Meditations on the African Spiritual Journey, From The Middle Passage To The Mountaintop. Currently, Orland is focusing on understanding the deeper meaning of money as a pathway to designing new economic forms that support healthy community life.