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Apr
30
Sat
2016
Awakening the Dreamer, Pachamama Alliance Symposium @ Berg'n
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

www.abetterworld.tv has been promoting the Pachamama Alliance for the past few years as its values & mission are parallel with ours. This is a Free Event. To register:

Workshop

The Symposium in NY Sat., April 30, 1-5pm. It’s a powerful education across a broad spectrum of social, economic and environmental, indigenous issues and justice.

See you soon–

Mitchell J. Rabin, M.A., L.AC.
Creative Consulting, Stress Management
Host & Producer, A Better World Radio & TV
212 420-0800
www.abetterworld.tv
www.mitchellrabin.com
http://www.youtube.com/abetterworldtvshow
www.huffingtonpost.com/mitchell-j-rabin
www.naturalnews.com/Author_Mitchell_Rabin.html

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead

May
20
Fri
2016
Croquons Nature @ Town Hall Square
May 20 – May 22 all-day

An annual three day event with stalls and workshops promoting local and national associations concerned with organic agriculture and protection of the environment.

Jun
25
Sat
2016
Fish On! For Hope’s Wings @ Minerich Land & Cattle
Jun 25 @ 4:30 am – 9:00 am

A fund-raising fishing tournament for a child and an adult
Fishing bait, t-shirt, and lunch will be provided!
Cost: $50 for adult and child ($20 per one additional child)
Age Divisions: 6 and under; 7-8; 9-10; 11-13; 14-18
Largest Fish, Smallest Fish, and Heaviest Stringer
Bonus: Each fishing pair can keep up to 7 fish that will be cleaned, filleted, and bagged to take home!
Trophies awarded in each age division for LIMIT : 7 FISH
Purchase Tickets at: Cane Pole : 623-8651
Hope’s Wings: 623-4095
Disclaimer: Likely to catch VERY BIG catfish! Plan accordingly!

Jul
31
Sun
2016
Annual Conference of the Northern Nut Growers Association @ Arbor Day Farm
Jul 31 – Aug 3 all-day

Presentations on all aspects of growing nut crops, including organic chestnut cultivation, environmentally efficient irrigation, carbon sequestration using cover crops, and improving soil health. Tours to orchards, University of Nebraska experimental farm, and processing plants, Social and networking events.

Jan
30
Mon
2017
20th Anniversary Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence Begins @ Online and in multi-cities
Jan 30 – Apr 4 all-day

Co-founded in 1998 by Arun Gandhi and the Association for Global New Thought, the Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence is a national 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that non-violence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities. This 20th anniversary celebration features task forces active worldwide that have produced lasting change in 900 cities and 67 countries since inception.

Apr
18
Tue
2017
Ecology and Sovereignty: Native and Indigenous Perspectives Transcending Boundaries @ University Center, The New School
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Native and Indigenous communities across the country are leading a resistance movement focused on climate change, decolonization, and cultural appropriation. In celebration of Earth Week, the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School invites you to join Native and Indigenous artists, activists, and thought leaders underscoring the value of traditional ecological knowledge and the necessity of transcending the imposed boundaries of thought, borders, and mediums as we advance socially just approaches to environmental issues.

Apr
22
Sat
2017
10th Anniversary Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration @ Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew
Apr 22 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

PLANET HEART’S 10th ANNIVERSARY
“ANNUAL WORLD PEACE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION”

Produced by Andrew Kaen in Association
with We, The World (fiscal sponsor) & Jodi Serota.

Come join us in NYC in a Conscious Community Gathering in Unity, Honoring Mother Earth & The New Earth,
with Inspirational Talks,
Live Music Performances,
Meditation, Ceremony,
Vendors and
Celebration.

Featuring:

Myra Jackson, http://gaiafield.net/
Julian Michael, http://www.julianmichael.net/
Jodi Serota, http://www.jodiserota.com/
Olivia Olkowski, http://www.spiritrockshamanichealing.com/
Rick Ulfik, https://we.net/
Bethany and Rufus, http://www.bethanyandrufus.com/
Deborah Moldow, http://revdeborah.com/
More to come…
More details coming soon!

ALL ARE WELCOME! Please Share!

Time: 6:30PM Sharp – 9:30PM.
(Doors Open at 6pm for Registration)
Price: $25 (pre-paid by April 21st) or $33 cash only at door. (No Refunds).
Location: Church of Saint Paul & Saint Andrew
263 W. 86th Street @ West End Ave.
Tickets & Info: www.planetheart.org,
Email: info@PlanetHeart.org ,
Call: 212-222-5432.

A portion of the proceeds helps support We.Net.

For anyone that is going to the March for Science NYC, this is the perfect antidote for the evening to be led to, as we connect as ONE.

Sponsors: We.net, Planetheart.org, Vividseats.com
Co-Sponsors/Partners: Inner Realm Magazine, Wisdom Magazine, Creations Magazine, Natural Awakenings Magazine, Heart of Mind Radio, WBAI, Talking Alternatives Broadcast, Good News Broadcast, Green Festival, Vigil for International Peace and Ecology, We Care for Humanity… more to be added.

May
25
Thu
2017
Gaia Is Hiring UnConference @ Lenzwald http://www.pulsdererde.org
May 25 – May 28 all-day

To enlarge the team of planet Earth, Gaia is looking for evolutionaries working in full self-responsibility and on a freelance basis in different departments (e.g. cultural evolution, regeneration and conservation of flora and fauna, sustainable energy production, evolution of the economy, enlivening soils, upgrading human thoughtware, etc.)

– Are you willing to put your talents in service of something bigger than yourself?

– Are you ready to take radical responsibility for everything you do and don‘t do?

– Are you willing to leave your comfort zone and explore the unknown?

A growing team of extraordinary, inspired, and like-minded people with a strong vision of what is possible who lead a purposeful life, being their destiny in action and creating a future where all living beings can live harmoniously on planet Earth instead of merely surviving. If you are interested to meet with your team-colleagues, join us at the UnConference. We are looking forward to creatively collaborating with you!

Sep
15
Fri
2017
Vermont Youth UNITE: Together for Peace @ Tillman Chapel at UN Church Center
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Vermont Youth UNITE: Together for Peace

Pabitra Bhattarai: Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, Victoria Los: UNITE, Samuel Cowles: Climate Reality Project, Olivia Lapierre: NET Zero, Aden Haji: SURF, Zymora Davinchi & Audrey Grant: POC: Power of Color

UNITE is the collaboration of culturally diverse youth activists who come together from all across the state of Vermont to collaborate, innovate, and share. Youth leaders are creating space for the connection of different ideas, cultures, languages and religions in Vermont through innovation, sharing, and understanding. Youth speak up and use their voice as a tool for social change. Our goal is to help all youth realize that they do matter in this society and their voices have the power to change communities for the better. The power of encouraging youth leadership skills creates a society of engaged and aware leaders.

We are Together for Peace

Sep
23
Sat
2017
Roanoke International Day of Peace @ Unitarian Universalist Church
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm

Grassroots, interfaith and cultural Peacemakers celebrating and catalyzing greater peace in our community and world.  Special 3 pm calling – in Drum Circle
4pm trail of tears intertribal dancers open program. Dances of Universal Peace will be taught. Special performances include: Poem and flute by TJ Anderson, African dance by local youth, Collaborative peace performance by Bernadette Brown & Semelle Ramsey “A Change is gonna Come” by Hadassah Faison, songs by Joy Tru, announcements and community Peace Blessing.

Potluck feast to follow. Bring a food item and friends!

Mar
22
Thu
2018
Zach MUSIC
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm

Share your smiles, compliments, time, talents, money, and energy with those around you. We must truly be the change that we want to see. And we can do it. We are doing it. Believe that the future is full of mindfulness where hearts mean more than our accounts.

The Love Initiative.

Notes From the Road – Bright Lights Blog
http://troubadourofpeace.blogspot.com/

Book a house concert or music for a yoga class today!!

TOUR DATES

Date Time Venue Location Cost
3/22/18 3:00 PM Choices Akron, OH
3/22/18 6:00 PM Tea Time for Peace Kent, OH
3/23/18 5:00 PM Friends of the Metro Parks Benefit w/ the Bright Lights Akron, OH
3/27/18 7:00 PM Brother’s Lounge Cleveland, OH
3/30/18 6:30 PM 330 Day @ Akron Civic Theatre Akron, OH
3/31/18 10:30 AM Celebration of Life for Marilyn Stroud Cuyahoga Falls, OH
4/3/18 6:30 PM MLK Kirtan Akron, OH Donations
4/4/18 6:30 PM Nonviolent Communication Circle Akron, OH Donations
4/6/18 7:00 PM Big Love Night @ Live Music Now w/ Rhodes St Rude Boys Akron, OH $5-10
4/7/18 8:30 PM Mustard Seed Highland Square w/ Bright Lights! Akron, OH
4/10/18 7:00 PM Brother Lounge Cleveland, OH
4/16/18 7:00 PM Wolf Creek Winery Norton, OH
4/21/18 6:30 PM Bright Lights @ the Rialto Akron, OH $5
4/22/18 4:00 PM Yoga Central Canton, OH
4/28/18 7:00 PM Wine Mill Peninsula, OH
5/2/18 6:30 PM Nonviolent Communication Series Akron, OH Donations
5/4/18 7:00 PM Big Love Night @ Live Music Now w/ Gretchen Pleuss Akron, OH $5-10
5/5/18 12:00 PM Cleveland VegFest Cleveland, OH
5/5/18 6:00 PM Bent Ladder winery Doylestown , OH
5/8/18 7:00 PM Brother’s Lounge Cleveland, OH
Apr
21
Sat
2018
Free EARTH DAY at the Wilderness Center @ The Wilderness Center
Apr 21 all-day
April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9877 Alabama Ave SW
Wilmot, OH 44689
USA
CONTACT:
 330.359.5235

Spend a day celebrating the earth!

TWC Wilderness Run: 9:00 – 12:30

Register through Vertical Runner Race Management. A fun run for the kids is an option.

Garlic Mustard Pull: 9:00 – 3:00

You can help with conservation efforts by picking up litter or pulling invasive garlic mustard.

Backpacking Club Demonstration: 9:00 – 12:00

Looking for a new hobby? Learn about places to go and the gear needed from the experts.

FotoFest: 9:00 – 5:00 and Sunday, April 22, 1:00 – 4:30

Be sure to vote for your favorites in our annual nature photography competition sponsored by TWC Photo Club.

Playscape Playdate: Earth Day Scavenger Hunt: 10:00 – 12:00

How well does your family know The Wilderness Center?  Start at the Playscape on a scavenger hunt around our favorite spaces and come back to show off your discoveries.  Easy and advanced levels will accommodate children of all ages.

Habitat Earth: Digital Theater Show: 11:00, 12:00 and 1:00 show times

Living networks connect and support life forms large and small — from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. Discover what it means to live in today’s connected world.  Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to new heights to witness the intricate intersection between human and ecological networks.

Story Walk™ and Dip-netting: 1:00 – 3:00

Walk a trail and read a book! Follow pages from Turtle Splash then grab a net and dip into the pond to discover for yourself first-hand what lives there!

Kids Earth Day Celebration  by Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors @ DOCKWEILER YOUTH CENTER
Apr 21 all-day

Kids Earth Day Celebration  by Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors

DATE AND TIME

Sat, April 21, 2018

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

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LOCATION

Dockweiler Youth Center

12505 Vista Del Mar

Playa del Rey, CA 90293

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Don’t miss the first Earth Day celebration at the Dockweiler Youth Center! Join 3rd Rock Hip Hop as they teach kids about environmental awareness through hip hop music. This community and family-oriented event will also feature:

  • Environmental exhibitors
  • Hands-on activities
  • Bouncy houses
  • Games
  • FREE giveaways
  • & so much more!

COST: Admission is FREE!

Faster Check-In w/ EventBrite RSVP Tickets! For faster entry into the event and access to the rides & attractions, each entrant must show a printed or digital EventBrite ticket showing acceptance of the liability waiver.

Regular Check-In: Upon arrival, all entrants to the event who don’t have an EventBrite ticket that shows acceptance of the liability waiver must complete & sign a hard-copy liability waiver form before accessing the rides & attractions.

Please click here for a downloadable flyer. Call (310) 726-4128 for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul
7
Sat
2018
ROB DUNCAN LIVE with his Funkin Soul Band- Charity Concert. Let’s help re-unite Children who have been separated from their families @ Rockwood Music Hall 3
Jul 7 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
ROB DUNCAN LIVE with his Funkin Soul Band- Charity Concert. Let's help re-unite Children who have been separated from their families @ Rockwood Music Hall 3

A great soul /funk concert. Come and be uplifted by great music and let’s raise as much money as possible to help re-unite children who have been separated from their families at the U.S. border. Tickets are $10. Please click on the link below to buy tickets, bring friends! You may make an extra donation on the night if you so wish. All proceeds will go to this great cause. Rob Duncan has played music all over the world, is a father of 3 and writes music about his experience of being human, man and father.

Here’s what he says about his music and this concert:
My music draws from my life experience; spiritually, soulfully, intellectually, and emotionally. All of my songs represent my musical influences like soul music, blues, jazz, and rock. Deeply soulful, funky, melancholy music with ultimately a message of hope. That’s how I write my music. That’s how I sing my music. I lay my heart on the table and reach you in places that you feel.

I have decided to donate the cover charge from my upcoming show at Rockwood Music Hall 3 to RAICES. RAICES primarily provides two very very important things.
It provides lawyers for the children who have been torn from their parents by ICES, and it pays the Immigration Bond which releases the parent from detention allowing their children to rejoin them. This is where your $10 cover charge for my upcoming show will go. If you wish to donate extra you may do so on the night of the show.

ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL PRESENTS
ROB DUNCAN LIVE with his Funkin Soul Band
Date: Saturday, July 7
Time: 7 PM – 8 PM (Arrive by 6:30. Show starts at 7:00! )
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
185 Orchard St, New York, NY
Hosted by North Corner Music

$10 Cover Charge
For Tickets, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2LB0QPM

Sep
4
Tue
2018
Mully Children’s Family USA presents a SPECIAL RE-RELEASE event showing of The Letters: The Untold Story of Mother Teresa @ Churches and Theaters near you
Sep 4 all-day

Dr. Charles Mully

has often been called a modern day Mother Teresa,
rescuing over 14,000 orphans.

Mully Children’s Family USA

is partnering with

OnBuzz

to help celebrate another
humanitarian of our lifetime,

Mother Teresa.

On September 4th,
movie theaters and churches
in over 200 cities across the U.S.
will take part in a special re-release event showing of

The Letters: The Untold Story of Mother Teresa.

Please visit http://bit.ly/TheLettersTheMovie to view the trailer.
If you’re interested in scheduling an event
at your church or at a theater near you,
go to this
TAKE ACTION
Additionally, a portion of all ticket sales

will benefit Mully Children’s Family

and will help us continue our work of
Saving Children’s Lives!

Please join us in celebrating an amazing humanitarian

and Nobel Peace Prize winner who

served others in need.

For further event questions,
please contact events@onbuzz.com

 

 

Mully Children’s Family USA
3000 Old Alabama Road Suite 119-302
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Sep
21
Fri
2018
CAMPAIGN NONVIOLENCE CONVERGENCE: MOMENT OF TRUTH @ The Festival Center
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day

CAMPAIGN NONVIOLENCE CONVERGENCE: MOMENT OF TRUTH

DATE: 9.21.2018 – 9.22.2018 September 21 – September 22
TIME: All Day
VENUE: The Festival Center
ADDRESS: 1640 Columbia Rd., NW
CITY: Washington, DC

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Join us on Sept. 21, 2018, International Peace Day, for an evening of reflection on five years of Campaign Nonviolence and the next steps forward, with George Martin, Rev. John Dear,  Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Shane Claiborne, Dr. Ken Butigan & Dr. Kit Evans-Ford, and on Sat. Sept. 22, 2018, for a legal rally and a nonviolent silent march from the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue to the White House for a rally and nonviolent direct action.

Friday, Sept 21. 2018
Gather at 7:00 p.m. at The Festival Center1640 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington, D.C. for an evening featuring Campaign Nonviolence The centerpiece of this Week of Actions will be The Moment of Truth – The Campaign Nonviolence Convergence September 21-22 in Washington, DC.  On September 21, we will gather, reflect and prepare.  On September 22, we will assemble at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, march to the White House, vigil, and take nonviolent action.

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., we will march in the spirit of the prophetic declaration he made the night before he was killed: “The choice is no longer violence or nonviolence; it’s nonviolence or non-existence.”  In this moment of truth, we will call on the nation to choose a culture of nonviolence free from war, poverty, racism, and environmental destruction.

Now is the moment of truth for taking action – and for recommitting to the power of truth itself, in light of the many false or misleading statements made by the administration. On September 22, we will take action for peace, economic equality, racial justice and environmental healing – and for a new spirit of truth and nonviolence.

Speakers will include Lisa Sharon Harper, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr, Kit Evans-Ford, Rev. Ray East, George Martin, Shane Claiborne, and Rev. John Dear.

Join us in Washington at this critical moment of truth.

THE NATIONAL CONVERGENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, September 21, 2018

Location: The Festival Center1640 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington, D.C.

4:00pm – 5:30pm: Nonviolence training by CNV with Ken Butigan and Veronica Pelicaric. Free. Dinner available for purchase at The Potter’s House restaurant and bookstore next to the Festival Center.

7:00 pm: Gathering at The Festival Center to celebrate, reflect and share stories on five years of the Campaign Nonviolence movement and discuss next steps. Speakers include CNV leaders Rev. John Dear, Ken Butigan, George Martin, and Kit-Evans Ford. Free-will donations accepted at the door.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Location: King Memorial, 1964 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024 near West Basin Dr. SW

9:00 am: Rally at the statue of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the Southside of the Lincoln Memorial, near the Jefferson Memorial Tidal Basin.

10:00 am: Silent March. We will line up in pairs holding signs and walk in silence from the Dr. King statue past the Lincoln Memorial to the front of the White House, where we will stand in silence with signs in Lafayette Park. While some keep vigil in front of the White House, others will participate in nonviolent direct action.

Registration: Please let us know which events you will join and how to contact you.

Please note: CNV is not coordinating lodging or transportation.

This convergence is taking place during the 5th Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions September 15-23, 2018. Be sure to hold your event locally earlier that week, then join us in DC!

Together in this Moment of Truth, we choose the way of nonviolence and we will take our message to the White House and the nation. Together, our collective actions and voices are calling for an end to the culture of racism, poverty, war, and environmental destruction, and making the choice for nonviolence, peace and truth.

For more information, contact Ryan Hall at Pace e Bene, at info@paceebene.org.

YES! I AM COMING TO WASHINGTON!

Join a group:

ORGANIZERNATIONAL DOP COMMITTEE

Organizer of DC Advocacy Days 2018 – Peace Alliance DoP Campaign

The Peace Alliance National Department of Peacebuilding Committee formed in 2010 and has been supporting the emergence of more widespread support for H.R. 1111, an Act to establish a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNITY in commUNITY: Int’l Day of Peace March and Rally presented by the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding @ The Sun Center
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

​In celebration of our common humanity, we join with citizens from all around the world on September 21st for International Peace Day. This year we are excited to celebrate the EMPOWERED VOICES OF YOUTH in our commUNITY, who are leading the way to a more peaceful and just world.  International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution and this day of peace provides a globally shared occasion for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace.

Come and join us as we

march, chant, dance, rally, listen and create

with one another to celebrate our

connection, hope, and commUNITY!

 

Festivities include:
March
Unique voices from our International community
Performances
International Flag Ceremony
Face-painting
Sign Making
…and more!

Sep
23
Sun
2018
Peace Walk & Singing Peace @ Big Love Headquarters
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Peace Walk & Singing Peace

Hosted by Zach Freidhof

May all beings know peace. Om Shanti. 

My the leaves of aggression fall from the trees of society,
and may the rotting fruits of anger
be turned to compost
through our inward efforts and outward compassion.

September 23, 2018
11 AM – 2 PM
1111 Carey Ave (Big Love Headquarters)
 Akron, OH 44314-1975

We will begin at Big Love HQ and walk in silence and mindfulness to Chestnut Ridge Park, about 25 min. We will meditate there for about 20 min and return to Big Love HQ. Then we will have a Peace Kirtan until 2pm, chanting for Peace – mainly Peace Shalom Salaam Shanti.

All are welcome! If anyone would like to bring food, it can be there at Big Love HQ for after the walk. We will walk rain or shine, though if there is a drenching rain or thunderstorm, we will just chant for Peace and reschedule the walk.

For those who have not experienced The Big Love Network, Peace Month is the perfect time. Come and walk with the kindest group of folks you”ll ever meet. Laugh and share food. Please bring a dish to share and stay for the meditation and chanting for inner peace and the power to send that on.

Sep
24
Mon
2018
DC Advocacy Days 2018 – Peace Alliance DoP Campaign
Sep 24 – Sep 26 all-day

SEP 24 – 26

DC Advocacy Days 2018 – Peace Alliance DoP Campaign

by National DoP Committee

TICKETS –$25

Event Information

DESCRIPTION

It’s become an annual tradition since 2011, Several or many of us prepare materials, strategies and sometimes gifts, connect in DC, welcoming newcomers and preparing ourselves for a new year of advocacy meetings and conversations while dropping off information packets with staffers and Members of Congress. We meet with prospective, former and current co-sponsors to continue to build the case for a federal infrastucture making peacebuilding and nonviolence a priority in all that we do and supporting U.S. cities who choose to do the same.

Attend 1, 2 or 3 days of Advocacy 9/24-26/18;

Contact Karen at politicalstrength@gmail.com or 312-545-3460 for room shares at the Harrington.

Advocacy materials will be provided in DC; more information to registrants.

Pre-Lobby Days Options

  • 9/21-22 in DC – Pace e Bene Campaign Nonviolence Convergence (some DoP advocates will be attending; see www.paceebene.org/events/campaign-nonviolence-convergencefor more information.)
  • 9/21-23 in Toronto – World Beyond War Conference (9/22 DoP Workshop, “Departments and Other National Infrastructures for Peace – A Way Forward” with Saul Arbess and Anne Creter, plus a DoP table at conference); optional Sunday event through WBW. Portions of the WBW conference will be simulcast. (See NoWar2018! for more information.)
  • 9/23 in DC – 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – limited number of free “timed entry tickets” for The National Museum of African American History and Culture – reserve ASAP by contacting kendramon@comcast.net; optional a.m. event through Campaign Nonviolence.
Hotel Harrington
436 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

 

NATIONAL DOP COMMITTEE

Organizer of DC Advocacy Days 2018 – Peace Alliance DoP Campaign

The Peace Alliance National Department of Peacebuilding Committee formed in 2010 and has been supporting the emergence of more widespread support for H.R. 1111, an Act to establish a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding.

Oct
3
Wed
2018
Join the October Pachamama Alliance Global Call @ Your computer/your phone
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Get Inspired and Engaged by the Global Community

 

Reconnect with the Source of Pachamama Alliance

A 75-Minute Conference Call for Our Global Community

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These calls are designed to

bring together Pachamama Alliance

participants, leaders, and supporters who are actively engaged

in creating a shift in humanity to a worldview

that honors and sustains life

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By coming together and grounding in this vision, you will:

*Feel supported in your work.
**Be inspired and energized in your unique role in a worldwide
   network committed to a new future for all.
***Strengthen your connection to like-hearted people and to the spirit
     that has inspired Pachamama Alliance since its inception.

 

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GO TO: https://www.pachamama.org/events

to reserve your space for the conversation.

Fill out the online form and submit.

You will receive a confirmation email.

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NOTE time is for Pacific Time -this is a global event so check for your time zone

1009 General Kennedy Ave
San Francisco, California
Call (415) 561-4522
Oct
30
Tue
2018
Sierra Club and Seventh Generation #Readyfor100 Text 69866 @ Everywhere
Oct 30 @ 1:02 am

Climate Justice and Equity

Climate Justice & Equity

We don’t have to wait. Renewable energy solutions are already available and attainable.

We all deserve clean air and a healthy life. A switch to 100% renewable energy will help reduce some of the negative health effects caused by climate change and the burning of fossil fuels. Let’s stand up together for a healthier planet that benefits all.

Nov
2
Fri
2018
PROTECTING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES Webinars Regarding the Impact of Public Charge @ online webinars
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 8 @ 3:00 pm

Early Childhood Education and Public Charge
November 7 at 3:00 PM ET – 4:00 PM ET (12:00 PM PT – 1:00 PM PT)

On October 10, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was published in the Federal Register, outlining the administration’s intent to dramatically change the meaning and application of “public charge” provisions in immigration law. This proposal could harm the health and well-being of millions of children and families and is of great concern for young children’s development and the early childhood field as outlined in this Q&A. Staff at the Center for Law and Social Policy will provide an overview of the proposed public charge rule, its potential impact on young children, and explain how the early childhood field can support immigrant families and take action during the public comment period.

Click here to Register.

What Housing and Homelessness Advocates Should Know about the Public Charge Rule
November 8 @ 3:30 PM ET – 5:00 PM ET (12:30 PM PT – 2:00 PM PT)

On October 10, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed rule that would make it more likely for certain immigrants to be denied admission to the U.S. or denied green cards because they receive or would receive lifeline benefits, including public housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, and project-based Section 8 housing subsidies. Previously leaked drafts of this drastic policy change have already led many families to drop out of critical food and nutrition programs for their children. This chilling effect is poised to impact hundreds of thousands of hardworking immigrant households that depend on these programs for survival.

Click here to register.

PIF Campaign: New Research and Estimating the Impact of Public Charge
November 8 @ 3:00 PM ET – 4:00 PM ET (12:00 PM PT -1:00 PM PT)

Join partners with the Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) Campaign as we discuss new research estimating economic and demographic impacts of the proposed public charge rule. During this webinar, panelists will present the findings of three new resources from Manatt Health, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Fiscal Policy Institute. For more information about the webinar, please contact Jackie Vimo and Renato Rocha.

Click here to register.

PIF Campaign: Public Charge 101
November 14 @ 2:00 PM ET – 3:00 PM ET (11:00 AM PT -12:00 PM PT)

A recurring webinar from CLASP and NILC. The Department of Homeland Security has published a proposed regulation on “public charge.” If finalized, the regulation would dramatically rewrite immigration policy and make green cards only available to the highest bidder. This webinar describes public charge policy today, how it would change, and what you need to know if you work with immigrant families.

Click here to register.

For more info:  bit.ly/askPIFcampaign

Nov
17
Sat
2018
Print, Customize, and Post #HonorNativeLand Art
Nov 17 @ 2:21 pm – 3:21 pm

Print, Customize, and Post #HonorNativeLand Art

Imagine going to a local coffee shop, music venue, grocery store, or town hall, and finding a sign on the wall acknowledging traditional lands. Sound far-fetched? It doesn’t have to be! As part of this campaign to #HonorNativeLand, we partnered with Native artists to create downloadable signs that you can print, customize, and post in your community.

 


After Downloading the Guide, Take the Pledge

We urge organizations, collectives, institutions, and agencies to publicly commit to practicing traditional Native land acknowledgment.

Those who have taken the Pledge:

  • Artist’s Laboratory Theatre
  • Arts in a Changing America (ArtChangeUS)
  • ArtSpark
  • ArtWell
  • California Indian Culture & Sovereignty Center
  • Dancing Earth
  • Democracy at Work Institute
  • Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles
  • Indigenous Women Rise in Gallup
  • Ink People, Inc.
  • IU First Nations Educational & Cultural Center
  • Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
  • Marietta Ohio Arts Innovation Lab
  • National Council for Science and Faith
  • Native American Music Awards
  • Native Arts and Cultures Foundation
  • New Economy Coalition
  • SOMArts
  • Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA)
  • Artivists LA
  • Kamiah Community Library
  • Peñasco Theatre Collective
  • Self Help Graphics & Art
  • The Field
  • YWCA Olympia

#HonorNativeLand Pledge

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As a step toward honoring the truth and achieving healing and reconciliation, our organization commits to open all public events and gatherings with a statement acknowledging the traditional Native lands on which we stand. Such statements become truly meaningful when coupled with authentic relationships and sustained commitment. We therefore commit to move beyond words into programs and actions that fully embody a commitment to Indigenous rights and cultural equity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr
3
Wed
2019
Drawdown EcoChallenge @ In your community
Apr 3 – Apr 24 all-day
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For over 25 years, we’ve inspired, educated and activated thousands of communities and organizations through our solutions-focused programs and ready-to-use social and digital tools. Together, they provide the launchpad for emerging generations and sustainability leaders to experience “ah-ha” moments that lead to extraordinary environmental and social change.

Drawdown EcoChallenge is:

  • a 21-day engagement program focused on carbon reduction;
  • a challenge taking place April 3-24 and;
  • following actions highlighted in Drawdown, a book based on meticulous research that maps, measures, models, and describes solutions to global warming that already exists and;
  • where participants track and share their progress online in a robust platform and earn points for taking action and;
  • the combination of collective action, camaraderie, and friendly competition makes change a little easier — and a lot more fun and;
  • providing tools and inspiration to turn intention into action, and
  • giving participants a fun and social way to think about and act on proven solutions to reverse global warming!

 

Over eighty actions within seven challenge categories

provide participants with diverse options to reduce carbon usage. 

 

The EcoChallenge Platform is a signature offering of EcoChallenge.org (formerly Northwest Earth Institute), a sustainability organization that provides innovative social and digital tools designed to be a launchpad for emerging generations and sustainability leaders to experience “ah-ha” moments that lead to extraordinary environmental and social change. EcoChallenge.org also hosts a global October EcoChallenge which is free and open to everyone, everywhere. Over 73,500 people from 101 countries have used the EcoChallenge Platform and the organization has engaged over 250,000 people throughout its 25-year history. The EcoChallenge Platform can also be used to create custom Challenges that meet the engagement and action goals of your workplace, college, or community.

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Jun
1
Sat
2019
SUSTAINABILITYNOW Teleconference @ Online
Jun 1 – Jun 7 all-day

The Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For…

WE’RE LIVE!!!
Today is DAY 1 of the Sustainability Now Telesummit and boy, are you in for a treat!
Each speaker will be available on-demand for 48 hours.
Here’s today’s schedule:
DAY 1: SATURDAY, JUNE 1 
Alosha Lynov – Off-Grid Water Systems
Marina Qutab – Waste Not Want Not: Zero Waste Solutions for Daily Living
Ryan Eliason – How to Change the World Without Going Broke
Sean Steed – Plant-Based Epoxy: a Case Study for Circular Economy
Zach Bush, MD – Chemical Farming, Ecology & Human Health
ENJOY!
Warm regards,
Mira & Scott
Together we rise!
Click the image below to download a PDF calendar with descriptions
SCHEDULE
 
DAY 1: SATURDAY, JUNE 1 
Alosha Lynov  Bio Veda: Off-Grid Water Systems
Marina Qutab – Eco Goddess: Waste Not Want Not: Zero Waste Solutions for Daily Living
Ryan Eliason – Visionary Business School: How to Change the World Without Going Broke
Sean Steed – Change Climate: Plant-Based Epoxy: a Case Study for Circular Economy
Zach Bush, MD – Farmer’s Footprint: The Crossroads of Chemical Farming, Ecology & Human Health — A Path to Regeneration
DAY 2: SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Alexander Verbeek – Planetary Security Initiative: Climate Change and Planetary Security
Brother Phil Lane Jr. – Four Worlds International Institute: The International Treaty to Protect & Restore Mother Earth
Heshie Segal – Kids Better World: Clean Water on the Go: Reducing Plastics and Protecting Our Health
Mike Strizki – Hydrogen House Project: Hydrogen Micro-Grids: Clean Power for the Future, Now
Summer Bock – Guts & Glory: How Fermented Foods Can Repair Our Health
DAY 3: MONDAY, JUNE 3
Hazel Henderson – Ethical Markets: Hungry for Change: How Halophyte Plants Can Help Solve the Global Food Crisis
Jay Potter – ECOR: From Waste Stream Fiber to Circular Economy
Jorgen Hempel – Hemp Ecosystems: Seeing Green: Hemp and Hydrated Lime Construction
Ronit Herzfeld – Leap Forward: Beyond Bias: Moving From “Me” to “We”
William Padilla-Brown – MycoSymbiotics: Cultivating Culinary and Medicinal Mushrooms for Fun and Profit
DAY 4: TUESDAY, JUNE 4
Brian D. Ridgway –Level 5 Liberation: Finding Freedom
Judy Wicks – Circle of Aunts and Uncles: Nurturing Local Economies
Kristen Comella – U.S. Stem Cell: Heal Thyself: The Regenerative Power of Your Own Stem Cells
Reggie Nayar – Innovative Waste Solutions: The Dirty Truth About Waste and Recycling
DAY 5: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
Jon Ramer – Compassion Games: Deep Social Networking as a Vehicle for Global Change
Judah Becker – Mercy House Ministry: Aquaponics: a Path to Self-Sufficiency
Michael Rice and Zana Zu – ZeMArc Design: Holistic Design
Dr. Richard Satava – University of Washington Medical Center: Frontiers of Medicine and the Ethical Implications of Medical Breakthoughs
DAY 6: THURSDAY, JUNE 6
Amy Oskins & Amzi Smith – EastCoast EarthHomes: New Paradigms for Housing: Earthship 2.0
Hajjar Gibran – DomeGaia: Go Dome or Go Home: Earthy meets Elegant with AirCrete Construction
Larry Stearns – Nature’s Head: From Waste to Resource: Composting Toilets and Waterless Waste Solutions
Paul Rodney Turner – The Food Yogi: Food Yoga: Sharing Food, Sharing Compassion
Vinit Allen – Sustainable World Coalition: We ARE the Planet: Redefining the Human Family
DAY 7: FRIDAY, JUNE 7
Jessica Cooper – International WELL Building Institute: Health and WELL-building: Work Environments Designed to Help People Thrive
John Todd – John Todd Ecological Design: Restoring Water and Land with Biologically-Based Eco-Machines
Michael Gosney – Synergetic Press: Vehicles of Social Change
Michael Pawlyn – Exploration Architecture: Solving Design Challenges Through the Wisdom of Nature
 
COMPLETE DESCRIPTIONS
 
DAY 1: SATURDAY, JUNE 1
Off-Grid Water Systems
Alosha Lynov – Bio Veda
Alosha Lynov, inventor and master builder of regenerative living habitats, walks you through the basics of building an off-grid water system to provide water self-sufficiency including collection, purification and reuse.
Waste Not Want Not: Zero Waste Solutions for Daily Living
Marina Qutab – Eco Goddess
From a Zero-Waste Survival Kit to buying in bulk, eco-goddess Marina Qutab makes it cool to jump on the zero-waste bandwagon with simple steps we can all take to become more conscious consumers.
How to Change the World Without Going Broke
Ryan Eliason – Visionary Business School
Rethink business with Ryan Eliason as he empowers social entrepreneurs and changemakers to make money while making a difference and busts limiting beliefs like the notion that service must mean struggle.
Plant-Based Epoxy: a Case Study for Circular Economy 
Sean Steed – Change Climate
Sean Steed of Change Climate shows how one innovative solution to a toxic global problem can create circular economy, impact social justice, restore an ecosystem and transform manufacturing world-wide.
The Crossroads of Chemical Farming, Ecology & Human Health — A Path to Regeneration 
Zach Bush, MD – Farmer’s Footprint
Discover how we can restore our health by restoring our soil. Zach Bush, triple-board-certified MD, makes brilliant big picture connections between current commercial farming practices, gut health, and the meteoric rise of disease since the introduction of glyphosate—a powerful herbicide and antibiotic used in big agriculture.
DAY 2: SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Climate Change and Planetary Security
Alexander Verbeek – Planetary Security Initiative
Climate change is not just about the weather. Alexander Verbeek discusses the threat to global security—like financial damage from increasingly violent storms, disruptions in delivery of food and essential goods and displacement of millions of people. Learn how we can act now to take the future in hand.
The International Treaty to Protect & Restore Mother Earth
Brother Phil Lane Jr. – Four Worlds International Institute
Brother Phil shares the fruit of 50-years’ work with indigenous peoples from around the world—a comprehensive plan to restore Mother Earth and unify the human family by incorporating empowerment of youth and women, renewable energy, organic food production, biodiversity and more.
Clean Water on the Go: Reducing Plastics and Protecting Our Health 
Heshie Segal – Kids Better World
A champion for children and clean water worldwide, Heshie Segal uses her networking expertise to dispel myths, raise awareness and promote the Puritii filtered water bottle, a safe water solution for first and third-world countries alike.
Hydrogen Micro-Grids: Clean Power for the Future, Now
Mike Strizki – Hydrogen House Project
Clean, pure water as a by-product of “burning” hydrogen fuel? Join Mike Strizki, founder of the Hydrogen House Project, for a tour of his Skunk Works where he’s been pioneering hydrogen fuel cell technology for the past 25 years.
How Fermented Foods Can Repair Our Health 
Summer Bock – Guts & Glory
Did you know that good health begins with billions of tiny bacteria in the gut? Certified fermentationist Summer Bock shares how and why fermented foods, like sauerkraut, are the recipe to better health.
DAY 3: MONDAY, JUNE 3
Hungry for Change: How Halophyte Plants Can Help Solve the Global Food Crisis 
Hazel Henderson – Ethical Markets
The global food crisis is inextricably linked to the dwindling fresh-water supply. Futurist Hazel Henderson sees a solution in plants like quinoa, one of the many edible halophyte plants that thrive in a salt water environments.
From Waste Stream Fiber to Circular Economy
Jay Potter – ECOR
Jay Potter, innovator and co-founder of ECOR shares how to build a business by turning problems into profits through circular economy. ECOR takes fiber from the waste stream, and produces materials for furniture and building that can be fully recycled at end of life. Their patented process adds only water, heat and pressure.
Seeing Green: Hemp and Hydrated Lime Construction
Jorgen Hempel – Hemp Ecosystems
Jorgen Hempel has been refining hemp and lime construction practices for over 25 years. Learn how he creates living buildings from easily renewable materials. These buildings breathe, won’t burn, are naturally insulated and grow more stable over time.
Beyond Bias: Moving From “Me” to “We” 
Ronit Herzfeld – Leap Forward
Psychotherapist, Ronit Herzfeld invites us to join in exploring a “new way of being human” and shares an emerging strategy for awakening humanity to appropriate action as we rise to the unprecedented and urgent demands of our times.
Cultivating Culinary and Medicinal Mushrooms for Fun and Profit
William Padilla-Brown – MycoSymbiotics
With an affordable and relatively low-tech lab and grow room, self-schooled mycologist William Padilla-Brown shows how to make a lucrative career of growing and foraging for mushrooms.
DAY 4: TUESDAY, JUNE 4
Finding Freedom
Brian D. Ridgway – Level 5 Liberation
Brian D. Ridgway dissolves the “illusion” of problems to generate an experience of unlimited possibility and the power to intentionally create a world of your choosing.
Nurturing Local Economies 
Judy Wicks – Circle of Aunts and Uncles
Through Micro-Loans and Mentorship Recognizing strong local economies as a foundation of resilience and sustainability, Judy Wicks shares how to establish a micro lending and mentorship network to support the growth of local entrepreneurs.
Heal Thyself: The Regenerative Power of Your Own Stem Cells
Kristen Comella – U.S. Stem Cell
Learn how stem cells from our very own fat have the potential to eliminate the need for many pharmaceuticals and surgical procedures, how the Federal Drug Administration is trying to regulate this revolutionary treatment and what we must do to preserve our rights.
The Dirty Truth About Waste and Recycling
Reggie Nayar – Innovative Waste Solutions
Most of what we “recycle” still winds up in landfills and landfills are filling up. Expert in developing zero-waste strategies for major manufacturers, Reggie Nayar takes you behind the scenes to gain a deeper understanding of the waste stream, current recycling practices and steps you can take to make a positive impact.
DAY 5: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
Deep Social Networking as a Vehicle for Global Change 
Jon Ramer – Compassion Games
Jon shows how to turn big dreams into reality and make “waves” as a social innovator by bringing together networks of social changemakers to amplify one another’s voice and collectively make a global impact.
Aquaponics: a Path to Self-Sufficiency
Judah Becker – Mercy House Ministry
A means to both food and financial security, Judah Becker provides an introduction to aquaponics, a circular system where the waste from farmed fish nourishes hydroponically grown plants and the plants purify the water for the fish.
Holistic Design
Michael Rice and Zana Zu – ZeMArc Design
Michael and Zana take you on a journey into the dynamic interplay of beauty, functionality and sustainability that defines holistic design. Learn how they combine Bio Architecture and the sacred to create temples of life.
Frontiers of Medicine and the Ethical Implications of Medical Breakthoughs
Dr. Richard Satava – University of Washington Medical Center
Explore the future of medicine with Dr. Richard Satava. From cloning and 3D body-part printing to suspended animation and directed energy therapies, technology is outpacing our moral maturity, creating the necessity for new ethical guidelines.
DAY 6: THURSDAY, JUNE 6
New Paradigms for Housing: Earthship 2.0 
Amy Oskins & Amzi Smith – EastCoast EarthHomes
Flip the script from high maintenance, high expense housing to the financial freedom of a home that heats and cools itself, collects its own water, generates its own electricity, grows its own food and processes its own waste water.
Go Dome or Go Home: Earthy meets Elegant with AirCrete Construction
Hajjar Gibran – DomeGaia
Hajjar Gibran, founder of DomeGaia, offers tools and techniques for building with AirCrete, a light-weight mixture of foamed dishwashing liquid and cement that is low cost, extremely durable and DIY-friendly.
From Waste to Resource: Composting Toilets and Waterless Waste Solutions
Larry Stearns – Nature’s Head
Learn how Larry Sterns’ special commode turns human waste into valuable compost while conserving water and minimizing pollution.
Food Yoga – Sharing Food, Sharing Compassion
Paul Rodney Turner – The Food Yogi
With over 2 million vegan meals served daily by his global Food For Life organization, food yogi Paul Rodney Turner shares the power of food as a means to spread love and equality by bringing presence and reverence to food preparation, consumption and sharing.
We ARE the Planet – Redefining the Human Family
Vinit Allen – Sustainable World Coalition
Vinit Allen helps us to recognize human beings as cells in the body of Mother Earth and the human family as her consciousness. Through this lens of profound interconnection, we experience care for the planet as direct care for ourselves.
DAY 7: FRIDAY, JUNE 7
Health and WELL-building: Work Environments Designed to Help People Thrive
Jessica Cooper – International WELL Building Institute
Going beyond LEED certification, Jessica Cooper shares how the IWBI WELL Building Standard raises the bar for work environments to include comprehensive metrics in 10 categories: air, light, sound, community, water, movement, materials, nourishment, thermal comfort and mind.
Restoring Water and Land with Biologically-Based Eco-Machines
John Todd – John Todd Ecological Design
John Todd guides us through ways we can harness nature’s genius to clean up toxic waterways, re-green the desert, rehabilitate devastated landscapes and clean up our oceans.
Vehicles of Social Change
Michael Gosney – Synergetic Press
Michael Gosney discusses the connection between festival culture and community as fertile ground for social experimentation, as well as new cultural models and morays related to food, energy, social justice, monetary exchange and more.
Solving Design Challenges Through the Wisdom of Nature 
Michael Pawlyn – Exploration Architecture
Beyond low- or no-impact sustainable design, regenerative design is an innovative approach that contributes to the betterment of the environment. Michael Pawlyn explains how it works, plus the impact it would have if entire cities adopted this model.
ENJOY!!!
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S MONTH Taking It To The Streets 2019! @ online and in your neighborhood
Jun 1 @ 12:00 am

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 What does love in action look like? What does love in action sound like? What does love in action feel like?
This year we explore all the various ways we can be and co create love in action. Along with a challenge~ How are you showing up in the world? at the grocery store, with your family, at work, school, out being social How are we showing up in the world? Does it feel in alignment? Since we know we are love, and love is who we are… what does love look like for us personally? Each person here is a divine, miraculous unfolding. We each have our own Unique Energetic Signature… what you bring to the planet, to the streets, only you can bring. Be strong in your heart, be strong in your dreams. Let’s show the world what we can do in the name of love! International Children’s Month 2019 Platform is TAKING IT TO THE STREETS! Love In Action! International Children’s Month web site is based in Oral Traditions. If you are inspired, please cite your source. We stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us. IN the name of love we thank Gandhi, our indigenous relatives/relations, and for this year especially the first wave of love in action creators of the 60’s…We have come full circle. GAME ON and BE THE MEDICINE! #ICMTakingItToTheStreets #ICMGameOn #ICMGlobalWaveofLove #ICMBeTheMedicine

FIRST WE TUNE INTO SELF, THEN TO OUR FAMILY, COMMUNITY AND THE WORLD. AS WE DO THIS WE SPREAD LOVE. DR. EMOTO TAUGHT US THAT WE TRANSFORM THINGS BY THINKING AND FEELING ABOUT THEM… JOIN ICM IN THIS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE 7 DAYS OF REST AND REFLECTION BEGINNING TODAY, AND FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS. YOU CAN ALSO SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, AND TOGETHER WE WILL LOVE ALL THAT IS SACRED AND IMPORTANT TO US. SIGN UP ON THE WEB SITE WWW.7DAYS-OF-REST.ORG AS AN INDIVIDUAL, TEAM OR COMMUNITY. #GAMEON

JOIN US!! WE WILL BE READING FABULOUS BOOKS FOR US ALL ON FACEBOOK LIVE SHOWS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH!

 

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Jul
16
Tue
2019
Water: Reconnecting the People of African Descent @ Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

TueSDAY, July 16, 2019

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT

Water: Reconnecting the People of African Descent, UN High Level Political…

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Description

Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) is bringing together changemakers of African descent who are working on the issue of water for a second year.

The African Diaspora Earthcare Coalition, convened by QEW, is working to ensure reliable, clean, and affordable water against a backdrop of climate change and resource depletion. The work underscores the need for people of African descent to define, own, and manage their own food, water, and agriculture systems.

The Coalition will gather in person for a special meeting with other movement leaders on 16 July 2019 at the Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission, 221 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022.

LEARN MORE AND DONATE ONLINE AT

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/water2019

Jul
18
Thu
2019
Elder Activists for Social Justice Community Conversations @ online
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Our next Community Conversation will be on
Thursday, July 18
9:00 – 10:30 am PST / 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST

 

The terrible issue of immigrant children detained at the U.S. border

The United States of America has, since its inception, been a country formed by immigrants. Yet now, at our southern border particularly, thousands of people leaving their home countries are requesting asylum or entrance and are being held in detention centers and processed very slowly. Meanwhile, the immigrating families are being separated and the children held in cells – cages in many cases – without adequate sanitation or bedding, without adequate nutrition and without access to their parents or adult relatives. In spite of legal and popular objection this problem has continued and continued to worsen for over a year under the Trump administration.

Is the description above adequate to define this problem? What are some of the underlying causes of the problem and what can or should be done instead? What actions can we take to effect those changes?

Looking at this issue through your social justice and elder lenses, please read the materials suggested below, focus your attention on this issue in other news you read and conversations you hear, then bring your thoughts on the subject to our conversation July 18th.

In our Community Conversations we draw on the experience and wisdom of our group to better understand the critical issues we are facing and discern what actions we would want to take as elders in our society today. We offer moral support for each other as we grapple with the issues and challenges of our times and discern how to best support the activism that we are each engaged in.

Resources:

Letter from Santa Fe Dreamers:

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We know that you have all been reading and watching the absolutely horrific news unfold about the conditions of detention on the border. We know that many of you feel scared, frustrated, angry, and powerless by the way that our government is treating vulnerable people, especially children. We are writing today with information and direction towards action but also to urge you not to feel powerless. We are always capable of making change through our collective power. Of course this requires courage, stamina, and an intelligent, disciplined, and organized theory of change. It will not be easy. We encourage you to turn away from despair and towards this place of collective power knowing that it will test you. We will be with you the whole way. Below you will find some ideas for inspiration.

Love,
Your friends at Santa Fe Dreamers Project

  • Educate yourself: Here at SFDP this is always our number one piece of advice. The more you know, the fiercer you will be as an advocate and a voter. There are plenty of explosive news articles to read but here are a few that we have learned from recently: We suggested this piece in our last newsletter but if you haven’t had a chance to read it we highly suggest Dara Lind’s “The Border is in Crisis. Here’s How it Got This Bad”. The New Yorker ran an incredibly thought provoking piece written by a historian about “The Unimaginable Reality of American Concentration Camp”. Again from the New Yorker, a report from the lawyers who were recently allowed in to inspect a children’s facility in Clint, TX, “Inside a Building in Texas where Government is Holding Immigrant Children”. Another really important thing to learn about (and something that is not highlighted enough in the news) is the Migrant Protection Protocol or MPP program that has currently turned thousands of thousands of migrants around at the US border to wait in Mexico. This is an excruciatingly dangerous policy that is threatening the lives of migrant families day after day.
  • Understand that this cruelty is not new and these tactics did not just begin. In fact, the Obama administration reignited the practice of family detention in 2014. One of the reasons this summer feels so out of control is because the sheer numbers of people asking for asylum are so high. The Obama and now Trump administrations’ policies attempted to deter migrants through punishment, suffering, and torture but their success was dependent on the flow of migrants actually stopping. Now that the numbers are so high, these cruel and failed policies have now turned deadly.
  • Engage with politicians: Here is the thing: The Trump administration cannot be swayed with moral arguments or blame. They are doing this on purpose. One way of thinking about engaging with politicians is to remember that Congress has the power of the purse and is funding this enforcement regime. One theory is that we can defund ICE and CBP and redirect that money to agencies or NGO’s that are capable of handling a humanitarian crisis of this scope and are not killing people for political motive. This means we have to pressure progressives and democrats and republicans with a conscience to do more than just signal compassion for immigrants. We need these leaders to articulate how they are going to disempower the Trump Administration and make sure it is part of the work they are doing to secure our votes. We can and must demand courageous leadership from our Senators and Representatives and that their actions reflect our deep desire to end the state sponsored violence on the border.
  • How to respond to the threat of ICE raids: Trump’s twitter threat for a massive enforcement action last week was credible and achieved its purpose of scaring the shit out of immigrant and refugee communities all over the US. While it has been “delayed”, now is a wise time for communities to get organized. The American Friends Service Committee published this resource about how allies can support their immigrant and refugee neighbors during this time. Here is the ACLU’s guide to knowing your rights during ICE encounters and we suggest exploring it. Santa Fe Dreamers will be holding walk in hours for people to help families with power of attorney and family prep plans every Friday in Santa Fe from 1-5 at our 1213 Mercantile Rd office. If you work with concerned families let them know about this resource.
  • Actions happening in NM: There is a lot of talk about national protests to close concentration camps on July 12. One of the organizations that is involved with planning this is called Lights of Liberty. Their Facebook page is a source of info– although we don’t have much info yet about that organization. We are talking with folks in NM about planning more locally focused actions and as soon as we have more details we will announce it. Choose your social media of choice or keep reading our emails to stay in touch.
  • Where to donate: Of course here at Santa Fe Dreamers Project we use your donations to protect vulnerable immigrants and refugees in a million different ways every day. Specifically, we need more help on the border. We just rented a much larger office space in El Paso for our expanding team there and are raising funds for a legal assistant so we can have greater impact in the borderlands. You can donate to that effort here. Write border in the note! We are grateful for any help you can give putting this donation link out there into the universe. For those of you wondering where else it might be useful to donate here is our list of several grassroots legal organizations that we know are having impact (we also know we have left many out!)
  • And finally an offer of poetry from our director, Allegra, who likes to contemplate what this particular poem is trying to teach us when thinking about the horrors we witness:

Now you know the worst
By Wendell Berry

To my granddaughters who visited the Holocaust Museum on the day of the burial of Yitzhak Rabin

Now you know the worst
we humans have to know
about ourselves, and I am sorry,

for I know that you will be afraid.
To those of our bodies given
without pity to be burned, I know

there is no answer
but loving one another,
even our enemies, and this is hard.

But remember:
when a man of war becomes a man of peace,
he gives a light, divine

though it is also human.
When a man of peace is killed
by a man of war, he gives a light.

You do not have to walk in darkness.
If you will have the courage for love,
you may walk in light. It will be

the light of those who have suffered
for peace. It will be
your light.


Regarding Investor Activism:

Here are some groups focused on Social, Environmental and Governance-conscious investing:


And finally, for your research about political donations, money flow and lobbying influence:


How to join the conversation:

We will be using Zoom video conferencing, which is very easy to access by computer or regular telephone. If you choose to use your tablet or smartphone, be sure to download the Zoom app ahead of time. We will be starting each meeting on time so please connect 15 minutes before the call so that the host can help with any technical difficulties or questions you may have. Once the call starts the host will be not be able to help with connection issues. Once you are connected via Zoom you are welcome mute your microphone and turn off your video until just before the meeting starts, or you may enjoy chatting with others in the meeting while you wait.

Instructions and access to Zoom conferencing


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July 18, 2019 at 9am – 10:30am
WHERE
Online by ZOOM
Jul
23
Tue
2019
CAMP KINDNESS DAY – JULY 23, 2019 @ Your neghborhood
Jul 23 all-day

 

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Camp Kindness Day — July 23, 2019

On July 23, the camp community will participate in Camp Kindness Day – an event highlighting the practice of intentional kindness that happens every day at American camps. This is an opportunity to raise awareness of the the great work that camps are doing to teach kindness in engaging, simple, repeatable, and high impact ways that live on in the daily lives of campers and staff members when they return home.

Focusing on our youth and young adults, Camp Kindness Day will help showcase the commitment of the camp community to fostering the core values of kindness, compassion, generosity and care, and integrating those values more fully into every aspect of our society. These values are already part of the fabric of the camp experience. We share the mission for our youth to be nurtured, taught, supported, and inspired to grow into our new generation of kind, compassionate, socially-minded, community-oriented citizens.

Camp Kindness Day will allow camps to incorporate into their July 23 programming fun theme-based activities and cooperative games, cool projects, and memorable moments which will celebrate the value and impact of kindness.


How your camp can participate:

  1. Schedule Camp Kindness Day into your programming on July 23.
  2. Help spread the word in a unified social media campaign by tagging #CampKindnessDay into your social media and other communications.
  3. Share your plans so that ACA can support you through localized public relations efforts.

To support your camp’s involvement in Camp Kindness Day, ACA has produced an electronic #CampKindnessDay Backpack, complete with programming ideas and activities, FAQs, social media tips, and other information on how your camp can celebrate Camp Kindness Day.

Open the Backpack

Be part of the nation-wide evolution! Plan now to add #CampKindnessDay to your camp’s programming on July 23.


 

Jul
31
Wed
2019
The Center for Sacred Studies presents A FREE Community Prayer Portal CALL ~ Listening to the Wisdom of the Earth with Jyot @ online
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm
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A FREE Community Prayer Portal CALL ~ Listening to the Wisdom of the Earth with Jyoti ~ July 31st @ 5pm PST

Dear Community and Relatives,

We would like to invite you to our Center for Sacred Studies Prayer Portal call on July 31, 2019, 5 pm PST.

Margin will be hosting the Prayer Portal call this month with our Center for Sacred Studies Grandmother Elder Jyoti.  This will be the eighth of twelve calls that have been scheduled once a month on the last Wednesday of the month. These calls include different facilitators each time so that we can offer a diverse dialogue.

 

We are hoping to hold a focus of the Now!

What is happening and what can be our response?

How is this walk a prayer in motion for unity and peace?

What is the shadow that has been brought out in our collective for healing?

How can we stay fully present as we follow the guidance of prophecy that comes to guide us through these times?

Witness the many Divine channels that are intervening now to help us.

 

Our call this month is “Listening to the Wisdom of the Earth” – Please join us as Jyoti our Grandma Elder, Founding member of Kayumari with her husband Russell Park; one of the Founding members of the Center for Sacred Studies; Founder of the Fountain Project and Spiritual Grandma for our Global Community Village, shares with us on July 31st about her pilgrimage trip across the UK starting at the north shore and extended across the UK to the south shore, aligning and restoring the Michael and Mary lines. Along these lines, she attended the KIVA gathering and the Glastonbury Festival. She then went onto Peru, participating in meetings and ceremonies with elders of the Quechua Peoples. Her final stopping point was in Colombia in meetings and ceremony with the Mamos. She brings back messages and shares the collaborative actions that are following the direction of the Eagle/Condor Prophecy.

 

Jyoti writes:

‘Dear Relatives and Community,

I am traveling in a spiritual pilgrimage for almost 6 weeks which will take me across England and into Peru and Colombia. Shortly after I return, we will have our call. So much is challenging us in this turning time. Mother Earth has a clear focus on where she is taking us. Listen carefully to her messages. They may come in your dreams. In your experiences with Nature. Through your intuition and visions. Gather this as I travel, so that we can all share what we have received. And through that collaborative sharing, we will glimpse at what she is revealing.

Off on my pony!!!

Talk to you soon.’

Jyoti

We look forward to being on the call together!

Please read on to see how to join us!!

See you there!!!

With blessings of love and peace,

Jyoti, Darlene and the Staff of the Center for Sacred Studies


We invite you to come together on the FREE Teleconference Call

Wednesday, July 31st at 5:00 pm PST

Listening to the Wisdom of the Earth

OR REGISTER BELOW

These offerings are medicine for these times.

It is now time to unify our diversity as One People for One Earth.

If you have any questions, please email us at

centerforsacredstudies@gmail.com

Aug
5
Mon
2019
Meditation and Prayer Gathering for World Peace on Hiroshima Day @ DAG Hammarskjold Plaza
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Meditation and Prayer Gathering for World Peace on Hiroshima Day

August 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

This is a simple call for a gathering of spiritually-minded persons dedicated to world peace. Please join us, to make peaceful compassionate steps to help heal our wounded world. Walk together one step at a time mindfully. Let us cultivate peaceful minds and hearts within, and work harmoniously with our fellow beings on earth.

The event includes A-bomb panels, experiencing a walking mindful meditation, Origami, Tanabata tree of wishes, music, prayer and readings.

Details

Date:
August 5
Time:
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Venue

DAG Hammarskjold Plaza
245 E. 47th St
New York, NY 10017 United States
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Aug
7
Wed
2019
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL & COMMUNITY DIALOGUE ON GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION @ Old Courthouse
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm
Rise Up Doylestown's photo.

AUG 7

Disarm Hate: Gun Violence Prevention Vigil & Dialogue

Public

 · Hosted by Rise Up Doylestown and 3 others
Wednesday at 7 PM – 9 PM
2 days from now68–90°F Thunderstorms
Former BC Courthouse then walk to Salem United Church
Doylestown Borough

DISARM HATE: A CALL TO ACTION

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL & COMMUNITY DIALOGUE ON GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION

WED, AUGUST 7, 2019, 7pm – Doylestown, PA

In the wake of the mass shootings this past weekend that left 30 dead and many injured, we ache for the victims, their families and the entire community. As we mourn, we also rise up to take a stand against hate and all forms of gun violence. The clear connection between hate and the access to firearms must be addressed by our elected officials

Please join us this Wednesday, August 7, at 7 pm on the steps of the former Courthouse (55 E Court St, Doylestown) for a candlelight vigil followed by a slow procession to Salem United Church for a Community Dialogue. (186 E Court St, Doylestown)

Please bring your own candle.

Co-sponsors include: Orange Wave, Temple Judea, The Peace Center, Rise Up Doylestown, Bucks Students Demand Action, Heeding God’s Call, The Rainbow Room, Salem United Church & CeaseFire PA.

For more information, contact thepeacecenter.org or call 215-750-7220.

Aug
9
Fri
2019
The Convergence on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel @ online
Aug 9 @ 12:00 am
The Convergence

The Convergence

Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

In a world inevitably going global and multicultural, what becomes of religions and spirituality? What becomes of activism towards real global change? In THE CONVERGENCE, global Interspiritual pioneer and scientist Dr. Kurt Johnson joins interfaith leaders Ben Bowler of Australia and Doug King of America in engaging women and men who are inspiring leaders and change agents around our world. Spiritual and cultural leaders, sacred and secular activists, scientists, artists, writers, economists, politicians and even shamans join in this discussion of a world trying to wake up and grow up. What is at stake and what are the technologies and cosmologies creating a world that can work for everyone? If you are concerned for our world’s future and sincere about your commitments to bold and world-serving ideas, you’ll want to tune in to The Convergence on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

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Episode Description

VoiceAmerica presents this Evergreen Special detailing major 2019 and 2020 global events upcoming from UNITY EARTH partners Standing for Peace Campaign, Road to 2020 Events, and Caravan of Unity across America. The five sections of the Special spotlight, now and for months to come: United Nations mandated global holiday events like the International Day of Yoga and the International Day of Peace, the vision and work of Light on Light Magazine and VoiceAmerica in covering all these events, UNITY EARTH and its partners month to month activities and initiatives 2019-2020, and the roles of partner groups like Transformation365, We, the World, URI, UNIFY, EcoPeace and The Evolutionary Leaders. Featured are global leaders from the UN, UNITY EARTH, Light on Light Magazine, Transformation365, We, and The Evolutionary Leaders. Lets share this Special, ongoing, as a resource and PR instrument pointing toward all of these global events and gathering a global constituency for their success!

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Ambassador K. Nagaraj Naidu

Ambassador K. Nagaraj Naidu

His Excellency Ambassador K. Nagaraj Naidu is a career diplomat in the Indian Foreign Service representing the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York. He holds a Master’s Degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School. His extensive background includes being a fluent Chinese speaker and having previously served in China on four separate postings. More recently, he was the National Coordinator for establishing the International Solar Alliance in India. Significantly, Ambassador Naidu is a long-standing yoga practioner. Reaching back to a tender age, he was exposed to his grandfather rising early to teach yoga classes. As part of the 5th Anniversary of World Yoga Day in June, he moderated a high level panel in New York in the UN Secretariat on the theme of climate change and climate action.

Gayatri Naraine

Gayatri Naraine

Since 1980 Gayatri Naraine has served as the representative of the Brahma Kumaris at the United Nations in New York. She is a spiritual educator, writer, and speaker. She is currently the vice chair of the International Day of Yoga Committee. Gayatri’s focus is on the Sustainable Development Goals. She helped in the development of a concept paper entitled Enhancing Human Flourishing Within the 2030 Development Agenda: The Spirituality of Global Transformation. This was the result of a 3-year dialogue held with UNFPA. As a design team member for the Call-of-the-Time Dialogues, a global leadership dialogue, she has spent the last 20 years exploring “experiments in silence,” the transformational depth of contemplative silence and its impact on the world. She serves on the Board of the Kosmos Journal. Gayatri was born in Guyana and currently lives in New York City, USA. Contact Gayatri.naraine@us.brahmakumaris.org

Ben Bowler & Deborah Moldow

Ben Bowler & Deborah Moldow

Ben Bowler, Executive Director of UNITY EARTH and Deborah Moldow, UE Creative Consultant discuss the vision of UNITY EARTH and its Road to 2020 and Caravan of Unity across America. Ben and Deborah are leaders of a team projecting inspiring global events from 2019 – 2020 and beyond. The Road to 2020 to date has touched all five continents with major intercultural and musical events. (https://unity.earth/roadto2020/). In 2019 events in India and The Holy Land will join the list. The New York Convergence and UNITY Earth Liftoff Celebration and concert are first steps toward “the Caravan of Unity across America” which, in 2020, will features events across America culminating in major celebrations in New York City for the International Day of Peace (Sept. 21). Ben and Deborah will help anchor a “Coalition for the Road to 2020” organized regionally to create participations in these inspiring events. The Leadership Conference, February. 1 will begin that process (contact adam@unity.earth).

Rick Ulfik

Rick Ulfik

Rick Ulfik is Founder of We, the World, We.net and The 11 Days of Global Unity which for many years has been directing major events around the major international holidays of the United Nations. Rick is a founder/leader of We.net, FIONS and other New York City transformational organizations. He works with leaders of United Nations Committees and fellow members of the Evolutionary Leaders network co-sponsoring New York and UN international event programs. We, the World and their “Eleven Ways to Change the World” are central to the plans for 2019 and 2020 for The Road to 2020 and the Caravan of Unity across America. Rick is also a leader in Marshall Rosenberg Nonviolent Communication initiatives as well as an award-winning composer and musician. Rick co-produces Visual Voices on the Dish Network available in 15 million homes. Producing short films as well, Rick organizes and promotes scores of events and other better world activities, large and small, every year. See www.We.net.

Denise Scotto and Adam Collett

Denise Scotto and Adam Collett

Denise Scotto, Esq., and Adam Collett join us, respectively, as Chairperson of the International Day of Yoga Committee at the United Nations, and as Creative Director for UNITY EARTH. Denise is Guest Editor of Light on Light Magazine’s annual issues on the International Day of Yoga and hosts the IDY discussion on this broadcast. Adam, a strategist, designer, media and event producer dedicated to making a positive impact in the world by combining innovative solutions with a deep knowledge of cultural diversity, joins Ben Bowler and Rick Ulfik in the discussions of these global activities on this broadcast. Denise is an attorney at law and policy advisor who has held leadership roles in professional bar organizations and has organized numerous events at UN fora. Adam, with 20 years of experience in design and technology, event production, not-for-profit management, cultural projects, youth programs and more, implements cutting-edge solutions for NGOs and social enterprises.

Karuna and Kurt Johnson

Karuna and Kurt Johnson

Karuna is founder of www.lightonkundalini.com and a leader in the international Yoga and spiritual practice communities. She is also Host Editor of Light on Light Magazine and a host of The Convergence Series on VoiceAmerica. Dr. Kurt Johnson is the Series Host for The Convergence on VoiceAmerica and Contributions Editor for Light on Light Magazine. Light on Light has produced two annual special issues on The International Day of Yoga with the IDY Committee at the United Nations also featured in this broadcast and will publish a special issue in August 2019 reflecting this VoiceAmerica Special,see https://www.facebook.com/ lightonlightmagazine Karuna and Kurt are co-developing Light on Light with Managing Editor Shannon Winters (below) and also preparing a lifestyle book, manual and lifestyle Teacher Training program with Karuna for 2019. Light on Light magazine and Kurt’s Interspiritual Network are both partners of UNITY EARTH. See www.unity.earth.

Rev. Diane Berke and Jeff Genung

Rev. Diane Berke and Jeff Genung

Part of Tranformation365, Rev. Diane Berke is the founder of The One Spirit Learning Alliance and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City. Jeff Genung is co-founder and President of Contemplative Life.org and, with Rev. Berke, a leader in the interspiritual movement. One Spirit and Contemplative Life have both co-sponsored various events with UNITY EARTH and Contemplative Life is a UNITY EARTH Partner. An author and international speaker, Diane is a recipient of the Houston Smith Interfaith Educator Award and numerous other recognitions. Contemplative Life and Transformation365 create a digital hub that connects people and communities with transformative practices. Contemplative Life.org’s prodigious website hosts hundreds of spiritual teachers and practice traditions, as do the famed interfaith education programs at One Spirit Interfaith.org. Recently Jeff has also partnered with Prosocial.world along with Dr. Kurt Johnson of the Interspiritual Network and UNITY EARTH.

Kate Sheehan Roach and Sr. Mary Friedland

Kate Sheehan Roach and Sr. Mary Friedland

Sr. Mary Friedland and Kate Sheehan Roach join us from Transformation365. Mary Friedland is Coordinator of the Brahma Kumaris activities in Chicago and the Midwest. A Raja Yogi of more than 30 years, she teaches courses in meditation and everyday spirituality. She enjoys applying spiritual principles to life’s knotty problems and sharing what she has learned with others. Kate Sheehan Roach served as founding editor of Contemplative Journal, and as managing editor of the Spirituality Channel at Patheos.com. She is now Director of Content for ContemplativeLife.org and as a founding member of the Transformation365.org core team. Kate works alongside some of today’s great spiritual and religious teachers as editor/agent, podcast host, moderator, and program director. She is a certified Centering Prayer facilitator and serves on the North America Leadership Council for the United Religions Initiative. She lives on the edge of Philadelphia. Contact: katesheehanroach@gmail.com.

Shannon Winters and Yanni Maniates

Shannon Winters and Yanni Maniates

Shannon Winters in the Managing Editor of Light on Light Magazine and Yanni Maniates is Global Projects Director for UNITY EARTH. Light on Light is dedicated to spiritual practice and inspired lifestyle and Yanni has been working with Contemplative Life.org and other leaders in the UNITY EARTH Network creating spiritual practice programs to accompany UNITY EARTH’s events. The program developed by Yanni, Jeff Genung of Contemplative Life and Rev. Diane Berke of America’s largest interfaith seminary, One Spirit in New York City is called “Transformation 365” and its programs can be found at http://www.tranfomation365.org. Shannon has also been Managing Editor of UNITY EARTH’s Convergence Magazine which, along with Light on Light, publishes special issues on the amazing activities across the networks featured in this broadcast. Shannon has also just completed a spiritual autobiography, The Gospel of Wisdom, documenting her journey from religious fundamentalism to interspirituality.

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Aug
10
Sat
2019
STAND UP FOR HUMANITY! @ Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool,
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm

STAND UP FOR HUMANITY! 2019

1225 R Street NW    |    Washington, DC, 20009    |    202-543-1414

Stand Up For Humanity! is a movement promoting and supporting a world that works for all. It is about embracing those qualities that serve the Highest and Best of our Humanity.  We are here to help each other connect and act from our universal and common good; and to raise the consciousness and vibrations on the planet, and within our nation, to one of inclusion, peace, and harmony. And to demonstrate that even one small act taken by an individual can make a difference and contribute to the positive uplifting of humanity.

THE EVENT
On Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6pm, let’s gather, millions strong at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, to “Stand Up For Humanity”. Featuring dynamic speakers and fantastic music! We are calling all people willing to raise the consciousness within our nation and the world!

Hosted by Unity of Washington, DC – Rev. Sylvia E. Sumter, Senior Minister
1225 R Street NW – Washington, DC 20009 – 202-543-1414

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The Nature of Unity

Unity is a religious movement that began over a century ago. In the 1880’s Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, co-founders of Unity, began to work with some new ideas that they had found about life. Charles had a withered leg; Myrtle had tuberculosis. But in a short time, Myrtle was healed and Charles’ health was so much improved that other people, seeing the changes in them, were drawn to them to find out how they, too, could change.

The Fillmores had no thought of starting a new religion; they just wanted to help themselves and others who turned to them for help. In 1889 they began to publish a little magazine called Modern Thought, which a few years later they renamed Unity. In this magazine, they presented the ideas that had helped them heal themselves and find peace and strength. These ideas are simple. They are centered around two basic propositions:

One ~ God is Good.
Two ~ God is available, in fact, God is in you.

 

If God is good, God’s will is good. It is impossible to believe that a good God — a God who is love and intelligence — could have made you in any other way except to be healthy, happy, prosperous, loved and loving, courageous and strong. If you are not healthy and happy, it can only be because you have separated yourself from God in mind — the only place you can separate yourself from God and God’s good. You have only to reunite in mind with God, and your life is certain to be full and fulfilling. You do this best by getting still and realizing your oneness with God. Every thought, negative or positive, comes one at time to the door of your conscious mind; there you let it in or turn it away. To have a good life, you have to learn to say no to the negative thoughts which deny your oneness with god’s good and say yes to the positive thoughts which affirm your oneness with God’s good.

Perhaps this is an oversimplification of Unity teachings, but these are the essential elements.

Unity is not a proselytizing religion. We are happy to have you call yourself a Unity student and join a Unity group. But we are also happy when we can help you be a better Methodist, a better Catholic, a better whatever you are.

Unity began as an open-ended religion, and we pray it always will be. May we always be seekers after Truth rather than people who feel that they have found all the Truth and must form an exclusive little circle to preserve it.

Unity is the religion of the written word, and Unity School of Christianity is the organization that has carried that written word around the world. Unity has grown almost entirely because individuals who have been helped by its ideas have told others who need help about it. Unity has always been a warm and loving way of life, sensitive to people’s needs, God-centered but human-hearted. This is Unity.

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Calling All Volunteers – “Stand Up for Humanity”
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

In November of 2017, Unity of Washington, DC kicked-off our Stand Up for Humanity Movement on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. We are excited to share that we have planned another gathering at the Memorial on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Additional information will be forthcoming, however in the interim we are seeking volunteers to assist with the execution of the event. There will be a variety of opportunities to serve on sub-committees prior to the event, as well as onsite. If you are interested in volunteering sign-up TODAY!

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Aug
14
Wed
2019
Summer Training Institute at The Peace Center:   Restorative Justice in Education @ The Peace Center
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – Aug 16 @ 3:30 pm

The Peace Center
102 W Maple Ave
Langhorne, PA 19047-2820
215-750-7220

Restorative Justice in Education
 Barbara Simmons & Gayle EvansAugust 14, 15 & 16 — 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (one hour lunch break)

Restorative Justice in Education is a process used to address conflict and violence in schools and help restore classroom peace.  Research has shown that suspension and detentions are ineffective tools to address relational issues that create bad behavior.  Emotional wounds block students from learning the discipline lesson so they tend to repeat the behavior that got them into trouble in the first place.  Restorative Justice provides a way to repair the harm from the offense, crime or violation, so that classroom relationships can be restored.  When harm is repaired, the community is restored, the victim is empowered, and the offender is returned to the community with dignity, with deeper understanding, and with effective tools for meaningful engagement within the community.

The overall objective of Restorative Justice in Education is to improve school climate, help youth develop more effective decision-making in the future, foster positive relationships with adults and peers, increase resilience, and facilitate successful conflict resolution.

Don’t miss the 3rd and final workshop of the Summer Training Institute at The Peace Center:   Restorative Justice in Education,  a 3-day (cumulative) workshop led by Barbara Simmons and Gayle Evans. This training is ideal for teachers, administrators, teacher’s aides, and anyone who works with youth in an environment in which there may be conflict.

The Upstander Project: Dawnland @ online
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm

Dawnland

Monday, October 14, 2019, at 3:00 pm EST
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Join the makers of the Emmy Award-nominated film DAWNLAND for a special screening of the 86-minute feature edition.

For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. DAWNLAND goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.

After the movie please stay with us

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Learn more about the film and watch the trailer at dawnland.org

120 minutes

Panelists

  • Adam Mazo

    Adam Mazo is the director of the Upstander Project and co-director and producer of First Light, and the feature-length film, Dawnland. Adam also directed and produced Coexist (WORLD Channel, Africa Movie Academy Award Nominee). He co-founded the Upstander Project in 2009. He is originally from Minnesota, graduated from the University of Florida, and now lives in Boston with his wife and son.

  • Mishy Lesser, Ed.D.

    Mishy Lesser, Ed.D., is the learning director for the Upstander Project and Education Fellow at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut. She is director of the Upstander Academy, a weeklong professional learning experience for teachers and museum educators that focuses on genocide and human rights education and the skills of upstanders. Currently Dr. Lesser spends much of her time researching and writing the five-inquiry Teacher’s Guide for Dawnland. Mishy authored the Coexist Teacher’s Guide to promote learning about the complexity of reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda. She is a Circle Keeper and has been featured on WBUR (Boston) and PRI/BBC’s The World. Mishy was a Fulbright Scholar in Ecuador and spent 12 years learning and working in the Andes.

  • Tracy Rector

    Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole) is the impact producer for Dawnland and the Upstander Project. She is a mixed race filmmaker, curator, community organizer, co-founder of Longhouse Media. She has made over 400 short films, and is currently in production of her fifth feature documentary. Her work has been featured on Independent Lens, Cannes Film Festival, ImagineNative, National Geographic, Toronto International Film Festival, and in the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian. She is a current Firelight Media Lab Fellow, WGBH Producer Fellow, and Sundance Institute Lab Fellow. Raised in Seattle and Albuquerque, Tracy lives in Seattle and sits as a City of Seattle Arts Commissioner.

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Aug
15
Thu
2019
Elder Activists for Social Justice Community Conversations @ online
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Elder Activists for Social Justice
Community Conversations

Our next Community Conversation will be on
Thursday, August 15
9:00 – 10:30 am PT / 
12:00 – 1:30 pm ET

Elders Action Network info@eldersaction.org


Bystanders to Activists:
Ways of Being Engaged in Ensuring Social Justice

3rd Thursday of each month
9:00 – 10:30 am PT / 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET

We participate together over Zoom video conferencing in a lightly-facilitated, educational and interactive conversation. We have time to deep dive into our topics using an Elder and social justice lens…always provocative, meaningful and community-oriented.

We began, three years ago, by looking at issues related to racism, white privilege, wealth inequality and Islamophobia, and have recently studied Native peoples’ history, reconciliation and the moral voice of an Elder. Each month’s topic grows from the previous month’s and the interests of those attending.

Approximately two weeks before each meeting we may post resources about our subject which include relevant readings, videos, articles, and introspective questions. Our meeting format is participatory, and everyone has a chance to interact and share. All meetings are via Zoom video conferencing. Click for instructions and access to Zoom conferencingALL ARE WELCOME.


Our next Community Conversation will be on
Thursday, August 15
9:00 – 10:30 am PT / 
12:00 – 1:30 pm ET


Bystanders to Activists:
Ways of Being Engaged in Ensuring Social Justice

In this month’s Community Conversation we turn toward taking specific actions on developing an EASJ project to end the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the border. Your task, should you decide to accept it, is to look up and read everything you can find on recent actions taken by the US government, state and local border governments, prison facilities housing immigrants and ICE officials to change separation practices.

Also, think about how you would actually define the problem and its underlying causes. Be thorough in asking yourself “Why?” or “What does that mean?” because we’re setting this up as a serious project. We’re not just talking about or protesting the problem. We’re developing responsible action for finding and enacting positive solutions for this terrible, heartless situation. Join us!

To receive email reminders for Elder Activists for Social Justice (EASJ) meetings, monthly community conversations and workshops, please sign up here.


July Conversation:

The terrible issue of immigrant children detained at the U.S. border

At our July 18 meeting we asked What can I or We do about [the] problem [of immigrant children being separated from their parents at the border]?…. As Elders who care deeply but who are not necessarily able to get up and go to protests – although some do – determining what can one person do presents the usual question of just that – what can one person do? The power of positive action of any type was deemed to be essentially of a personal choice, but whatever it is, it’s important – whether it be writing letters to editors, senators or representatives; joining local or bigger groups and jumping on the bandwagon; donating money for aid or bail for immigrants, or writing to our mutual fund investment managers about divesting from prison complex companies like Geo Group (GEO) and CoreCivic (CXW), it’s all good.

But, perhaps the best way to help is to follow Shannon’s information she found in the New York Times on June 24, 2019: Children Shouldn’t Be Dying at the Border. Here’s How You Can Help

Donation of money (100%) to the National Bail Fund Network aids in disrupting the injustice of bail requirements in the immigration detention and mass incarceration systems. For more information contact Pilar Maria Weiss, Director of Community Justice Exchange at 202-279-1656 or go online to: www.communityjusticeexchange.org/national-bail-fund-network

So…show up…speak out…and ‘be the light’ because it all matters!


Resources:

Letter from Santa Fe Dreamers:

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We know that you have all been reading and watching the absolutely horrific news unfold about the conditions of detention on the border. We know that many of you feel scared, frustrated, angry, and powerless by the way that our government is treating vulnerable people, especially children. We are writing today with information and direction towards action but also to urge you not to feel powerless. We are always capable of making change through our collective power. Of course this requires courage, stamina, and an intelligent, disciplined, and organized theory of change. It will not be easy. We encourage you to turn away from despair and towards this place of collective power knowing that it will test you. We will be with you the whole way. Below you will find some ideas for inspiration.

Love,
Your friends at Santa Fe Dreamers Project

  • Educate yourself: Here at SFDP this is always our number one piece of advice. The more you know, the fiercer you will be as an advocate and a voter. There are plenty of explosive news articles to read but here are a few that we have learned from recently: We suggested this piece in our last newsletter but if you haven’t had a chance to read it we highly suggest Dara Lind’s “The Border is in Crisis. Here’s How it Got This Bad”. The New Yorker ran an incredibly thought provoking piece written by a historian about “The Unimaginable Reality of American Concentration Camp”. Again from the New Yorker, a report from the lawyers who were recently allowed in to inspect a children’s facility in Clint, TX, “Inside a Building in Texas where Government is Holding Immigrant Children”. Another really important thing to learn about (and something that is not highlighted enough in the news) is the Migrant Protection Protocol or MPP program that has currently turned thousands of thousands of migrants around at the US border to wait in Mexico. This is an excruciatingly dangerous policy that is threatening the lives of migrant families day after day.
  • Understand that this cruelty is not new and these tactics did not just begin. In fact, the Obama administration reignited the practice of family detention in 2014. One of the reasons this summer feels so out of control is because the sheer numbers of people asking for asylum are so high. The Obama and now Trump administrations’ policies attempted to deter migrants through punishment, suffering, and torture but their success was dependent on the flow of migrants actually stopping. Now that the numbers are so high, these cruel and failed policies have now turned deadly.
  • Engage with politicians: Here is the thing: The Trump administration cannot be swayed with moral arguments or blame. They are doing this on purpose. One way of thinking about engaging with politicians is to remember that Congress has the power of the purse and is funding this enforcement regime. One theory is that we can defund ICE and CBP and redirect that money to agencies or NGO’s that are capable of handling a humanitarian crisis of this scope and are not killing people for political motive. This means we have to pressure progressives and democrats and republicans with a conscience to do more than just signal compassion for immigrants. We need these leaders to articulate how they are going to disempower the Trump Administration and make sure it is part of the work they are doing to secure our votes. We can and must demand courageous leadership from our Senators and Representatives and that their actions reflect our deep desire to end the state sponsored violence on the border.
  • How to respond to the threat of ICE raids: Trump’s twitter threat for a massive enforcement action last week was credible and achieved its purpose of scaring the shit out of immigrant and refugee communities all over the US. While it has been “delayed”, now is a wise time for communities to get organized. The American Friends Service Committee published this resource about how allies can support their immigrant and refugee neighbors during this time. Here is the ACLU’s guide to knowing your rights during ICE encounters and we suggest exploring it. Santa Fe Dreamers will be holding walk in hours for people to help families with power of attorney and family prep plans every Friday in Santa Fe from 1-5 at our 1213 Mercantile Rd office. If you work with concerned families let them know about this resource.
  • Actions happening in NM: There is a lot of talk about national protests to close concentration camps on July 12. One of the organizations that is involved with planning this is called Lights of Liberty. Their Facebook page is a source of info– although we don’t have much info yet about that organization. We are talking with folks in NM about planning more locally focused actions and as soon as we have more details we will announce it. Choose your social media of choice or keep reading our emails to stay in touch.
  • Where to donate: Of course here at Santa Fe Dreamers Project we use your donations to protect vulnerable immigrants and refugees in a million different ways every day. Specifically, we need more help on the border. We just rented a much larger office space in El Paso for our expanding team there and are raising funds for a legal assistant so we can have greater impact in the borderlands. You can donate to that effort here. Write border in the note! We are grateful for any help you can give putting this donation link out there into the universe. For those of you wondering where else it might be useful to donate here is our list of several grassroots legal organizations that we know are having impact (we also know we have left many out!)
  • And finally an offer of poetry from our director, Allegra, who likes to contemplate what this particular poem is trying to teach us when thinking about the horrors we witness:

Now you know the worst
By Wendell Berry

To my granddaughters who visited the Holocaust Museum on the day of the burial of Yitzhak Rabin

Now you know the worst
we humans have to know
about ourselves, and I am sorry,

for I know that you will be afraid.
To those of our bodies given
without pity to be burned, I know

there is no answer
but loving one another,
even our enemies, and this is hard.

But remember:
when a man of war becomes a man of peace,
he gives a light, divine

though it is also human.
When a man of peace is killed
by a man of war, he gives a light.

You do not have to walk in darkness.
If you will have the courage for love,
you may walk in light. It will be

the light of those who have suffered
for peace. It will be
your light.


Regarding Investor Activism:

Here are some groups focused on Social, Environmental and Governance-conscious investing:


And finally, for your research about political donations, money flow and lobbying influence:


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WHEN
August 15, 2019 at 9am – 10:30am
WHERE
Online by ZOOM
The Youth Climate Movement: A Moral Force Webinar @ online
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

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Aug 15, 2019 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The Youth Climate Movement: A Moral Force

From September 20th to the 27th, there will be a Global Climate Strike led by youth. In the United States, the 17-year-old Jamie Margolin has been at the forefront of the youth climate movement. She led the call for last year’s youth climate march, and she is a co-founder of the youth organization Zero Hour. She will be our guest presenter for this edition of Creation Justice Webinars as we prepare for ourselves for the climate strike by focusing on the moral power and perspective that youth bring to the movement.

This webinar is co-hosted by the Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt of the United Church of Christ Environmental Justice Ministry and the Rev. Michael Malcom of Alabama Interfaith Power & Light and the People’s Justice Council.

Sign-up now to join the webinar! Even if you can’t make its scheduled time, still sign-up, and we will send you a recording of it.

Special thanks to the sponsorship of the Cornerstone Fund in making this webinar possible.

Aug 15, 2019 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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WHO WE ARE

OUR STORY

The Zero Hour movement started with our founder, 16-year-old Jamie Margolin. Frustrated by the inaction of elected officials and the fact that youth voices were almost always ignored in the conversation around climate change and the profound impact that it would have on young people, Jamie started gathering several of her friends in the summer of 2017 to start organizing something big, something hard to ignore! Nadia Nazar, Madelaine Tew, and Zanagee Artis joined her in her efforts.

Jamie realized that a national day of mass action, led by youth, would be an ideal platform to ensure that young voices were not only centered in this conversation, but that elected officials and adults would hear their voices loud and clear!

By the end of the summer, young activists from across the country, from diverse backgrounds, had joined the team and the Zero Hour movement had started taking shape.

Aug
22
Thu
2019
Homelessness: 90-Minute Conversation with LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS @ online
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Connecting Across Divides.

Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation with those with whom we may not agree. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground, and sometimes even allow us to discuss possible solutions. No fancy event or skilled facilitator is needed.

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Homelessness: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts!

Homelessness

August 22, 2019 @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET

 4:00 – 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone)

Homelessness in America is a problem that reminds us daily of our failure to be our best. How do we explain to children the presence of hungry, cold, neglected and often mentally ill men women and children on our streets in the midst of plenty? If we gather neighbors, business owners, health care workers, police, government officials, homeless people and their families in conversation might we build trust and begin to explore opportunities to do better? Conversations are admittedly only a starting point, but isn’t it time to start?

 

Registration

THU, AUGUST 22, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT/7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

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Origins

Living Room Conversations is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 as a result of a transpartisan partnership focused on revitalizing civil discourse through conversation.

Major disagreement on important issues is a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to create insurmountable divides. We hope for a world in which people who have fundamental differences of opinion and backgrounds learn to work together with respect – and even joy – to realize the vibrant future we all desire for ourselves and our families. Through applying and adapting our conversational model, we hope participants will build relationships that generate understanding and enable collaborative problem-solving.

Divides Aren’t Inevitable.

Living rooms used to be the place where people would gather to socialize and relate with each other. Inviting someone into your home was to treat them as valued and worthy of respect. But before they were called living rooms these rooms were referred to as “parlors” – a term that comes from the French and means place for speaking.

Our modern world no longer limits our place for speaking to a physical location. We live our lives in our communities and online. Our living room is wherever we find ourselves connecting with others.

Living Room Conversations can take place anywhere, which these days includes the virtual world. Video chat allows us to bring each other into our homes, with all that represents, at a scale never before imagined.

The rationale behind Living Room Conversations is to increase understanding, reveal common ground and allow us to discuss possible solutions. No fancy event or skilled facilitator is typically needed. When people of all walks of life begin to care about one another, they can begin working together to solve the problems of our time.

The Pilot

In late 2010, Joan Blades partnered with dialogue experts, Walt Roberts, Debilyn Molineaux, Amanda Kathryn Roman and Heather Tischbein, to create a structured, intimate conversation format that would empower everyday citizens to discuss important issues with friends of differing political affiliations and backgrounds. The theory was that if two friends with different points of view, each invited two friends to join a conversation, with full disclosure about the intent and structure of the conversation, they could create a safe space for a respectful and meaningful exchange of ideas, develop new relationships and perhaps find common ground. This was the Living Room Conversations pilot project.

By early 2011, the pilot revealed that the Living Room Conversations structure worked. Both the observed and independent conversations were successful. Participants found they were anxious at the outset but soon felt comfortable using the format. In fact, these early conversations fostered relationships that continue to this day.

The Project

Inspired by the success of the pilot, Amanda Kathryn Roman and Joan Blades formed a transpartisan political partnership, recruited an advisory board and launched the website to make the Living Room Conversations open-source format available to individuals and organizations around the country. Their hope was to empower participants to begin to reweave the fabric of our civil society by demonstrating that respectful conversation can enrich our lives and enable us to create better solutions to the challenges we face together.

Early participants had conversations about the role of government, money in politics, immigration, gay marriage and more. In 2013, our first high profile conversation, cohosted by Joan Blades and Mark Meckler (Tea Party Patriots), discussed crony capitalism and identified the need for criminal justice reform as an area of 100% agreement. common ground  This led to further discussion and impactful collaborative action.

Living Room Conversations is constantly evolving. We have a growing list of champions who speak publicly about Living Room Conversations or use the format in their work, as well as a growing number of partners who are using our open-source format in large and small ways. We look forward to developing and sharing materials for more issue areas, and creating a cycle of online-to-offline community building as we learn from and support each other in becoming a more respectful, civil society.

Topics A-Z

Browse all our Conversation Guides below from A-Z. Click the links to explore each Conversation Guide. You can also download a PDF of the conversation for your own use.

Aug
24
Sat
2019
Socially Conscious Leadership From The Inside Out – Michelle Kinder – Awakin Circles @ online
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm
Socially Conscious Leadership from the Inside Out

Our guest this week has come to believe that “No matter how wonderful a program is, if it is done as a bestowing – a certain group of people making decisions for another group – that is never going to bridge the divide in our city.” Does your work fit within this paradigm of “bestowing,” and how do you plant seeds for a deeper mindset or consciousness shift to address underlying structural issues? Share Your Reflection »

 

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Call with Michelle Kinder

August 24th, 12:00 PM EDT

Awakin Calls are a weekly conference call, where inspiring change makers engage in candid conversations about their journey

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Dallas-based therapist, activist, writer, community leader and speaker Michelle Kinder examines and teaches conscious leadership “from the inside out.” She offers practical, achievable steps for parents, teachers and others to support children’s social-emotional health, and for business and other leaders to drive transformation in their lives and organizations. While exploring the lack of mental health resources in southern Dallas, Kinder got to know the work of the Momentous Institute, a 99-year-old Dallas-based nonprofit organization that has been building and repairing social-emotional health through education and mental health programs.  Momentous Institute serves vulnerable children through therapy services, curriculum and teacher training focused on See full.

Five Questions for Michelle
What Makes You Come Alive?

Thank you for asking. Learning makes me come alive. Learning combined with contribution has long been a winning formula for me feeling most alive. Over the years I developed the habit of checking in with myself every six months or so with the questions “Am I learning? Am I contributing?” There have been interesting seasons on how the two balance each other. There are times that striving to contribute crowded out the kind of white space by brain needs for deep learning and I have had to course correct. And there have been other times that I was learning a lot, but didn’t feel like I was being a good steward in terms of making a difference for other people or for causes I care about. I should also say that because I am currently in a season of more white space and more time for discernment, increasingly, simple pleasures are what make me come alive. Listening to birds, watching our dogs, yoga, running, sunshine, good coffee and the sound of my girls laughing together. Things like that.

Pivotal turning point in your life?

When I was in High School I left my family in Guatemala and came to the states to attend boarding school. It was a transformational experience. The wonderful faculty there saw qualities in me that they nurtured into leadership and I really learned who I was and what I was capable of during those four years. Interestingly, in my previous school, there were teachers who experienced the exact same qualities as problematic, annoying or something to control. Having that experience has made me very interested in how adults show up in the lives of children in a way that respects the enormous privilege and responsibility. I always say there are no neutral interactions when it comes to our relationships with children – all interactions are either positive, negative or missed opportunities.

An Act of Kindness You’ll Never Forget?

When I was in college, my 24-year-old sister died suddenly and it was an enormous challenge to go back to school while navigating the grief process. Several weeks into it, when people had stopped checking in, I found a card tucked into one of my books. It was from a classmate I knew somewhat, but not super well. It said something like, “I know time has passed but your hurt hasn’t.” I still tear up thinking about that act of kindness. It meant so much and it has shaped my desire to show up for others in similar ways.

One Thing On Your Bucket List?

Have the kind of flexibility to visit different places for a month at a time and work remotely while folding into the local scene.

One-line Message for the World?

Regardless of the situation, if you ever aren’t sure how to be most helpful, regulate your own nervous system.

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imageAwakin Circles: A hub for local meditation circles that started in the Silicon Valley and have now spread to 80+ cities around the globe. The circle start with an hour of silence, followed by a circle of sharing and dinner in silence. A newsletter with a passage selected from various wisdom traditions and an audio reading is sent out to 87,000 subscribers each week. See also Awakin Calls that hosts weekly conversations with wide-ranging thought leaders.

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ServiceSpace is an organization run entirely by volunteers. We leverage technology to encourage everyday people around the world to do small acts of service. Our aim is to ignite the fundamental generosity in ourselves and others, creating both inner and outer transformation.

ServiceSpace was conceived by volunteers, was built by volunteers, and is run by volunteers — all for the benefit of volunteers. Our projects range from a daily positive news service, to an acts-of-kindness portal, to a gift-economy restaurant. Regardless of the endeavor, we act in concert to create service opportunities for each other and to support each other’s service journeys.

In September of 2011, we formally changed our name from CharityFocus to ServiceSpace. Founded in 1999, ServiceSpace was originally started to help non-profits with technical services. Over the past dozen years, the organization has become an umbrella for many generosity-driven projects. Thus we have expanded our services from focusing just on helping charities, to encouraging everyday people to contribute in meaningful ways to the world around them. As the name suggests, our new expanded ServiceSpace platform allows people to stay connected with others interested in service, participate in service opportunities through any of our dozen projects, organize their own local service event using our tools, and stay connected to inspirational content. Above all, we believe in the inherent generosity of others and aim to ignite that spirit of service. Through our small, collective acts, we hope to transform ourselves and the world.

We hold these three principles steadfast within our organization:

Stay fully volunteer-run.

ServiceSpace was founded by volunteers and is run by volunteers. There is no paid staff, no office, and no central facilities. All ServiceSpace programs are conceived, designed, implemented, and administered by people who selflessly give their time so that others can benefit from those services.

Based on twelve years of our experience with a volunteer-run infrastructure, we’ve developed a streamlined process that structures projects in a distributed and decentralized manner. This allows more volunteers to give small chunks of time and still deliver high quality services to the end-receiver.

Being volunteer-run also allows us to organically self-organize. Instead of hierarchies and prefabricated business plans, our volunteer infrastructure is dynamic, low-cost and open to radical change. Everything is based on relationships and presence, and that creates a powerful context to BE the change.

We continue to be amazed at what inspired and dedicated individuals can do. Margaret Mead eloquently said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does.” We could not agree more.

Serve with whatever we have.

We have chosen a slightly different path than most organizations, and choose not to focus on fundraising, grants, or other sources of revenue – for example, none of our websites contain any advertisement. All services are distributed are gifted without any fees. Thus, we serve with whatever support and resources that come in organically when people are truly moved to give.

ServiceSpace projects are built within a gift-economy system, an economic system in which goods and services are given freely, rather than traded. In a traditional market economy, one’s wealth is increased by saving. In a gift economy, giving leads to increase: an increase in connections and relationship strength.

Our services are given freely, without asking for anything in return. Instead of scarcity and fear for an uncertain future, our second principle roots us in abundance and trust. We have realized that over time, if you serve with pure intentions, people’s cups of gratitude overflow. They don’t give to fulfill a need, they give as an expression of their own solidarity and joy. These genuine gifts, no matter how small or large, are what sustains us.

Focus on the small.

Our attempt is to do “small acts with great love”. As our tagline says, “Change Yourself, Change the World.” If we started out by having a goal to change the world, we might have been a little disappointed in our abilities; when we start with ourselves, we notice that the ripples around us continue to get bigger and bigger and as more people try to do small acts, we have every potential to change the world.

Just as every tiny bit of a hologram contains information of the whole, we feel that paying attention to the process, to the present moment, gives us plenty of information to become instruments of a larger, systemic change.

This is how ServiceSpace makes things happen. But essentially the engine that drives the organization is inspiration, pure and simple. We learn from each other, spur each other, help each other, and frequently amaze each other. Sure, we are stirred by the words and lives of great men and women like Gandhi and Martin Luther King and Mother Theresa; but the examples set by our ServiceSpace colleagues–everyday heroes–are the real sustaining forces behind our projects.

Sep
1
Sun
2019
CULTURE OF PEACE INITIATIVE @ Everywhere
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

CPI is stewarded by Pathways To Peace

PLACE Your Activities on the Peace Map!

 

We are in Peace Month (September) and the final countdown to the 37th annual International Day of Peace!

It is especially important to share your Peacebuilding activities on the universal Peace Map! You can add your activities for the world to see, and for people interested in joining you, by clicking here: https://internationaldayofpeace.org/event-map/

Peace Month is particularly significant this year as we honor the 20th Anniversary of The UN Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, which is September 13th: A/RES/53/243 B Adopted by the United Nations in 1999, The Declaration and Programme of Action serves as a reminder of the importance of making Peace Day every day. The theme for the 20th Anniversary Observance is: “Empowering and Transforming Humanity.” And, we know that you are committed to doing that every day!

It’s not too late to place your activities on the Peace Map for the 20th Anniversary, as well as for what you will be doing for the International Day of Peace (Peace Day) on 21 September.
Please know this site is a long-established and universal website (www.internationaldayofpeace) that serves to inform and connect every one involved in Peace Day, beginning annually with the 100-day Countdown.
Please make the site your own and drop in frequently to see what’s happening to create a diverse and sustainable Culture of Peace throughout our precious and challenged planet.
Let us all create Peace Day every day!
September is National Preparedness Month @ Your home
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

AND

The 2019 Theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.”  

 

Make a plan
Make a Plan
Familiarize yourself with community shelters, evacuation routes and the types of disasters most likely to affect your area.
Pack a kit
Pack a Kit
Keep you and your family safe with an emergency kit that’s ready for anything.
Donate to charity
Donate to Charity
Support trusted disaster relief organizations through PayPal Giving Fund.

Support charities that help those affected by disaster by

donating to PayPal Giving Fund.

100% of donations made to PayPal Giving Fund go to

charity, no deductions, no fees.

 

 

 

Take Action for Gender Equality Worldwide with Global Citizen
Sep 1 – Sep 16 all-day

Every two minutes a woman dies from complications in pregnancy or childbirth, and millions around the world are denied the choice of if and when they want to have children.

 

UNFPA Supplies supports over 20 million women and girls worldwide with family planning services, contraception, and vital maternal medicines, and since 2007 they have saved over 1.1 millions lives.

 

Without additional support, their vital work — and the safety of over 20 million women and girls — will be at risk. Call on world leaders to step up for women and girls by pledging new funds this year.

 

Thank you so much,

Annabelle Roberts

Sign the Petition

17 September 2019 – Opening of the General Assembly regular session | 24 September 2019 – Opening of the general debate.
Sign the petition telling world leaders — including the UK, Canada, Australia and Germany — to pledge new funds to UNFPA Supplies and protect women’s lives everywhere. We’ll be handing your signatures over to decision makers this September at the United Nations General Assembly, so add your name now!

The Peace Alliance @ Online and in person
Sep 1 – Oct 2 all-day
We have a number of ways to get involved this month and be part of The Peace Alliance’s peacebuilding movement.

– Second Monday of every month: September 9, 7:30 pm PDTCalifornia Department of Peacebuilding call – all are welcome: 1-712-775-7031, code 719-062-520#

– Second Tuesday of every month: September 10, 6:00 pm PDT/9:00 pm EDTNational Monthly Action Call, To register, click here for September, and here for the Calendar for each month to register. Join us – it’s free! Invite a friend!

– Third Wednesday of every month: September 18, 5:00 pm PDT / 8:00 pm EDTCampaign for a Department of Peacebuilding call- all are welcome: 1-929-436-2866, meeting ID 464 735 321

– September 19-22 Visionaries Summit in Sacramento, CA – register here

– September 21, International Day of Peace

– September 22-25 Lobby Days in Washington DC – click here for more information on how to participate, and here to register

– October 2, Stand Up for Nonviolence Gandhi150 event #Gandhi150 – more information here

We hope you’ll join us this month!

In peace and partnership.

Terry Mason
and The Peace Alliance Board of Directors and Leadership Council

About The Peace Alliance

Mission:
The Peace Alliance empowers civic action toward a culture of peace.

Who We Are:
We are an alliance of organizers and advocates taking the work of peacebuilding from the margins of society into the center of national discourse and policy priorities.

We champion a comprehensive, collaborative approach to peace and peacebuilding.

 

 

 

Think Kindness @ Your community
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

THINK KINDNESS, WE CHARITY, COUNT ME IN CHAMPION KINDNESS WORLD WIDE

There’s a growing crisis among young people today. One-in-five students report being bullied, cyberbullying is on the rise, and teen suicide is at a record high. As these problems continue to worsen, many adults may be left scratching their heads. How do we stop this crisis and help our youth?

There are a lot of possible answers, but there’s one that I’d like to pose today that I think is too often overlooked: kindness.

Yes, the simple act of kindness – not just witnessing it, but participating in it – has the ability to change people’s lives for the better. To make our world safer and happier for our children, we need to be teaching them how to be kind at home, at school, and in their communities.

This may seem overly simple, but science backs it up. According to research from places like Harvard and UC Berkeley, among others, acts of kindness release chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin and oxytocin, which reduce depression and anger and boost overall happiness.

Being kind isn’t something we should just mention to our kids in passing – it should be an integral part of their daily activities.

As the founder of Think Kindness, I am blessed to have an incredible job. I go into schools all across the country and help kids tap into their inner kindness potential. In my ten years here, I’ve seen some amazing results. For instance, after my very first speech, a student who struggled with suicidal thoughts wrote me to tell me how getting involved in helping others radically changed his life for the better.

Luckily, Think Kindness isn’t the only organization that makes kindness its mission.

There’s a group called Count Me In, founded and led by youth, which helps to connect young people with volunteer opportunities in their communities and around the world. To date, the organization has inspired over 100 million volunteer hours. In addition, Count Me In has an annual leadership summit which serves as a bootcamp training kids how to be volunteers and do good in the world. I am also blessed to sit on the advisory board for such a powerful and meaningful organization.

Similarly, there’s an organization in Canada called the WE Charity which does incredible work to connect kids to acts of kindness. For instance, WE offers volunteer trips to impoverished communities around the world, giving young people a powerful chance to make a real difference for people in need.

They also host what they call We Days, which draw hundreds of thousands of children into stadiums across the world to hear nspirational messages about doing good around the world.

Organizations like these and others are essential to turning the tide of anger, depression, and sadness among our youth today.

But they need backup, because according to one study, youth volunteering has gone down over the last fifteen years. All of us – parents, teachers, community leaders – need to promote kindness to young people.

We can do it in two ways: first and foremost, by showing kindness ourselves; second, by connecting our kids to groups which can give them the tools they need to be conduits of kindness everywhere they go.

Let’s get to it – it just might change the world.

 

With Kindness,

Brian Williams
President & Founder, Think Kindness

Sep
10
Tue
2019
For Sama – Film Screening @ Konover Auditorium at Dodd Center
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for a screening of

FOR SAMA

TUESDAY, September 10, 2019

4:00pm – 6:30pm

Konover Auditorium

Dodd Center
University of Connecticut

FREE ADMISSION

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice– whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.

The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts.

Following the screening, join us for a post-show discussion with

Sana Mustafa
founding member of The Network For Refugee Voices, a refugees led coalition working to increase refugees engagement with international community to pursue inclusive, sustainable, and effective refugee and immigration policy
and

Dr. Kathryn Libal
Associate Professor of Social Work and Human Rights at the University of Connecticut and Director of the Human Rights Institute.

Please note: this film contains deeply distressing scenes of violence and trauma.  Attendees are encouraged to prepare themselves emotionally for the experience.  Should anyone experience the film as traumatizing, we will work to support them and help direct them to counseling resources.

Sponsored by

Department of Digital Media and Design

Human Rights Institute

Huskies for Human Rights
Middle East Studies
&

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

 

SOW TRUE SEED – Monarchs, Milkweed and More! @ Sow True Seed
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SUPPORTING FOOD SECURITY AND SEED DIVERSITY SINCE 2009

Sow True Seed has a collection of over 500 varieties of vegetable, herb and flower seeds. We are proud to carry heirloom, organic and small-farmer grown varieties. It is central to our social mission to support and encourage a seed saving community for resilience in agriculture and our food systems.

OUR SEED DONATION PROGRAM OFFERS UP OUR LEFTOVER SEED AT THE END OF EACH SELLING YEAR UP TO PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY GARDENS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO USE THE SEED DIRECTLY TO FEED AND EDUCATE THEIR COMMUNITY.

Who we are: Sow True Seed provides open-pollinated, heirloom, and organic vegetable, herb, and flower seeds to home gardeners and small market farmers.

We ask that all of our growers fill out the Grower Questionnaire.

You can do so here

.For more information, contact: Angie Lavezzo, Agriculture Manager

E-mail: Ag@sowtrue.com  Phone: (828) 254-0708

Location: Sow True Seed, 243 Haywood St, Asheville NC 28801

Date: Tue Sept 10 2019 from 6 -7:30 PM

Cost: $10 class (includes a milkweed plant and your choice of flower seed packet!). $5 of each ticket will be donated to the “Bring the Hive Alive” initiative to raise awareness of pollinators by painting a bee mural in downtown Hendersonville – http://handsonwnc.org/hive.

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Need additional income on your farm? Sow True Seed is always looking for more farmers to grow seed for us!

Growing Seed Seed=Food

 

 

 

Sep
11
Wed
2019
Please join The Square One Project and The Vera Institute of Justice for Reimagining Justice: The Next 25 Years. @ The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY
Sep 11 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join The Square One Project and The Vera Institute of Justice for Reimagining Justice: The Next 25 Years.

About this Event

Please join The Square One Project and The Vera Institute of Justice for Reimagining Justice: The Next 25 Years, taking place on September 11th at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY. As we approach the 25th anniversary of the federal 1994 Crime Bill, this multi-format event will consider the visionary work, big ideas, and fundamental values that will guide the next 25 years of justice policy.

Program: 3:30pm – 6:00pm ET (details to be announced soon)

Reception: 6:00pm – 7:00pm ET

Details for the livestreaming option for this event will be available shortly.

Update: The full list of researchers, activists, and professionals that will be participating in Reimagining Justice: The Next 25 Years is available here!

Speakers and presenters include [list in formation]:

  • Bruce Western, Co-Director, Columbia University Justice Lab; Co-Founder, Square One Project
  • Daryl Atkinson, Co-Director, Forward Justice
  • Deanna Van Buren, Co-Founder and Design Director, Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
  • Emily Wang, Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Health Justice Lab; Co-Founder, Transitions Clinic Network
  • Eric Cumberbatch, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence, New York City
  • Eric Gonzalez, Brooklyn District Attorney
  • Insha Rahman, Director of Strategy and New Initiatives, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Jeremy Travis, Executive Vice President of Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures
  • John Pineda, Leadership and Learning Coordinator, MILPA
  • Mahogany L. Browne, Writer/Organizer/Educator
  • Michael Lawlor, Associate Professor, University of New Haven; former Undersecretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning, Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management
  • Nicholas Turner, President, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Pastor Michael McBride, National Director, Urban Strategies/LIVE FREE Campaign
  • Ray Kelly, Lead Community Liaison, Baltimore Consent Decree Monitoring Team
  • Reverend Vivian Nixon, Executive Director, College and Community Fellowship
  • Tyrone Walker, Associate, Justice Policy Institute

 

Sep
12
Thu
2019
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER @  #WDOP2019 AND Unity Facebook page
Sep 12 all-day

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Light a Virtual Candle
Unity World Day of Prayer is a global event.
 We invite you to light a virtual candle
to represent your light shining in prayer.

 

How Can You Participate in World Day of Prayer?

We invite all to submit a prayer request and light a virtual candle.

You can join for the events at Unity Village or other Unity centers.

Follow our hashtag #WDOP2019 and join us at the Unity Facebook page

to connect with our reflection questions and watch live events.

Sign up for Unity4Today to receive email updates and announcements.

What Is World Day of Prayer?

Held annually on the second Thursday in September, World Day of Prayer unites Unity and draws in New Thought partner communities for a 24-hour period of prayer practice. In prayer, we dissolve our personal borders as we realize God within us, around us—an active source of life, love, and wisdom

Daily Word A Note from the Editor
Prayer is an excellent place to start no matter what you want to be, accomplish, or overcome. Teresa Burton

Prayer…an excellent  place to start…accomplish…overcome…

On September 12 Unity will celebrate World Day of Prayer where, for 24 hours, people at Unity Village and beyond will join together to celebrate the gift, power, and life-changing potential of affirmative prayer.World Day of Prayer is a special event for the entire Unity movement and also for me as I remember the ways that prayer helped me grow through one of my bleakest periods. At the nadir of my life—chronically ill and marginally employed and with a host of other problems—my prospects for improving my circumstances looked dim. The worst part was that I felt powerless.

I didn’t know what I was going to do to help myself. Maybe you’ve been there—no ideas, no options, nowhere to turn. I realized I had exhausted every option except for one. I knew in my heart it was time to surrender.

Like many unaccustomed to prayer, I came to it feeling desperate. Even though I felt exhausted, worried, scared, and humbled, prayer gave me comfort and hope and helped me feel less alone.

Over the next few months, I learned how to use affirmations, which helped me feel empowered. I then started to give thanks daily for blessings great and small and practiced forgiveness of myself and others along the way. Through it all I prayed.

That was almost 20 years ago. Looking back, what felt like the end turned out to be the best beginning I could have hoped for.

I’m sure discovering the power of prayer and learning how to use affirmations were the driving forces that led me to change my life. I didn’t stop there, of course. I took definite and concrete steps in the direction of my goals. I worked hard and dreamed big.

None of those worldly efforts would have gotten me far had it not been for the work I undertook to change my thinking, still my mind, and open my heart through prayer.

Of course, you don’t have to wait until your back is against the wall to pray (in fact, I recommend that you don’t!). But I do want you to know that prayer is an excellent place to start no matter what you want to be, accomplish, or overcome.

Twenty years ago, I changed my life through prayer. I discovered the power of thought and discovered that my thinking creates my experience of the world. I took regular time in the Silence and committed to a deep process of self-discovery, but I didn’t have to do it alone.

Being able to reach out to Silent Unity® for prayer support over the years has been a treasured part of my spiritual path. Throughout its 129-year history, Silent Unity has touched the hearts of people all over the world who have reached out for prayer for themselves and others.

I’ll be among the thousands of people in prayerful participation on World Day of Prayer on September 12, and I welcome you to join me as we share in knowing this affirmation: I celebrate the vast possibilities for my life.

The presence of God within you is infinite. Your potential is truly unlimited. Give yourself the gift of prayer.

Blessings,

Rev. Teresa Burton

Teresa Burton, Daily Word Editor

PS: You can watch World Day of Prayer live events on the Unity Facebook page, and join in collective prayer at our Silent Unity Virtual Prayer Vigil that day. And, as always, Silent Unity warmly welcomes your prayer requests.

World Day of Prayer 2019—Invitation

Guiding Prayer

Breathing in to prayer, I am in awe of the unbound spirit, the in­finite presence within and around me. God is vitality in my breath, beauty in the natural world, strength in my determination, and compassion in my acts of service. I recognize God in the spaciousness of the universe as well as in my limitless dreams.

Let me set my sight beyond where I have seen before, into the vast reality of divine power and presence. Let me draw upon divine power and presence in order to ful­fill my great potential.

In the harmony of prayer, my heart beats to the rhythm of God. The pulse of in­finite life moves me, nourishes me, and empowers me to give life to my dreams.

Sep
13
Fri
2019
APPLAUD THE CULTURE OF PEACE @ Online/Church of the Covenant
Sep 13 – Sep 14 all-day

9/13/19 –  UN High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace (Anniversary Observance)
10:00 am – 6:00 pm Eastern Time via Livestream 
@  webtv.un.org

9/14/19 – First Annual Culture of Peace Youth Movement Launch
All day youth-led intergenerational program in NYC

9:00 am – 9:00 pm ET at the Church of the Covenant, 310 E. 42nd Street, near the UN

 

 

Peace Alliance

 

APPLAUD
THE CULTURE OF PEACE!

Two Days / Two Events
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* 9/13/19 – UN High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace (20th Anniversary)
* 9/14/19 – First Annual Culture of Peace Youth Movement

Launched Twenty years ago this September 13th the United Nations General Assembly passed by consensus the momentous UN Declaration and Programme of Action on the Culture of Peace (A/RES/53/243).

We observe this milestone now by highlighting Article 5 of that norm-setting document which provides that “Governments have an essential role in promoting and strengthening a culture of peace,” thus encouraging advocacy for a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding.

See UN Culture of Peace Declaration 

 

.9/13/19 –  UN High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace

 (Anniversary Observance)


10:00 am – 6:00 pm Eastern Time via Livestream 
@  webtv.un.org


At its 8th annual High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace, the UN Office of the President of the General Assembly will conduct a special observance of the 20th anniversary passage of the UN Declaration and Programme of Action on the Culture of Peace.  This year’s theme is “The Culture of Peace:  Empowering and Transforming Humanity.”  Dignitaries speaking include Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and H.E. Jacqueline O’Neill, Canada’s Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security.  For more information, see 20th Anniversary Culture of Peace

.9/14/19 – First Annual Culture of Peace Youth Movement Launch

9:00 am – 9:00 pm ET at the Church of the Covenant, 310 E. 42nd Street, near the UN

All day youth-led intergenerational program in NYC:


This event honors the 20th year observance of the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace and is titled “Empowering Youth Transforming Humanity.”  It is from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm ET at the Church of the Covenant, 310 E. 42nd Street, near the UN, presented in partnership with Pathways to Peace and the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace.  Its aim is to interlink youth movements to ignite and infuse a new generation of Culture of Peace activists.   For more information and to register, see  https://clarinet-onion-4m9s.squarespace.com/.

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When constructing a building, the architectural design must first be completed before the structure can be constructed.  So it is with “building” the Culture of Peace.  The Culture of Peace needs the proven scaffolding muscle of governmental peace infrastructures in order to grow.  Celebrate the evolving national and international trend to create governmental Infrastructures for Peace (i4P) that will provide the institutional framework “to build and strengthen” the Culture of Peace.  See Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace at www.gamip.org.  If you have questions, please contact Anne Creter – annecrets@aol.com.

“The flourishing of a culture of peace will generate the mindset in us that is a prerequisite for the transition from force to reason, from conflict and violence to dialogue and peace.” – Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury

The Peace Alliance/ National Department of Peacebuilding Committee
Anne Creter, Karen Johnson, Nancy Merritt, Kendra Mon, Debra Poss, Pat Simon, Concetta Smart, Jerilyn Stapleton

 

Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project – Full Moon Meditation Series @ Global - in your time zone
Sep 13 – Dec 11 all-day

Join us each month on the full moon for the profound Earth Treasure Vase Full Moon Global Healing Meditation series, with Cynthia Jurs and David T. Nicol.

Fri Sept 13 // Sun Oct 13 // Tues Nov 12 // Wed Dec 11

Our mailing address is:

Alliance for the Earth

PO Box 8031

Santa FeNM 87504
https://www.earthrising.one/earth-treasure-vase

 

Inspired by an ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project brings healing and protection to the Earth by filling consecrated clay vessels with prayers and offerings, and ceremonially burying them in the Earth in collaboration with indigenous elders, young activists and grassroots leaders in places where healing and protection are most needed around the planet.

The project began in 1990, when Cynthia met a 106 year-old lama living in a cave in the Himalayas and asked him, What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth? He gave her this practice and since then, 49 Earth Treasure Vases have been planted (5 of these are in process now) in sacred places, war torn communities, mountains, forests and sources of rivers on every inhabited continent. The vases form a living global mandala of prayers and intentions for the healing of the Earth. With 21 vases still to go, the practice continues with pilgrimages to many new locations. On every full moon we gather for a guided meditation to direct our prayers and intentions into the vases and energize the global mandala, embracing Gaia with our heartfelt presence and sacred offerings.

Meet Your Facilitators

Cynthia Jurs

Cynthia Jurs, is a Lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and a Dharmacharya in the Order of Interbeing of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. She is the guiding teacher at Open Way Sangha in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she teaches a dharma path of sacred activism in response to the call of the Earth. In 1990 she made a life-changing pilgrimage to meet the hermit and meditation master, Kushok Mangden Charok Rinpoche, a 106-year-old lama living in a cave in Nepal, from whom she received the practice of the Earth Treasure Vases. Cynthia’s nonprofit, Alliance for the Earth is dedicated to facilitating a global community committed to planetary healing and collective awakening through the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project and is also engaged in numerous peace-building and women’s empowerment efforts in Liberia, Africa. Cynthia directed the film, Turning Prayer Into Action: Indigenous Grandmothers Meet the Bioneers and is currently at work on a book and film entitled, Summoned By The Earth.

David Nicol, Ph.D.

David T. Nicol, Ph.D., is the executive director and co-founder of the Gaiafield Project, and co-founder of BeThePeace and WiseUSA, two initiatives that have united tens of thousands of people worldwide for large-scale meditations dedicated to social change. He is the author of Subtle Activism: The Inner Dimension of Social and Planetary Transformation (SUNY Press), the first comprehensive study of the idea that focused collective meditation and intention can contribute powerfully and measurably to social change. David has taught on Subtle Activism at the California Institute of Integral Studies, The Shift Network, and the Institute for Subtle Activism.

Remaining 2019 Full Moon Dates 
for the ETV Global Healing Meditation are:
Fri Sept 13 // Sun Oct 13 // Tues Nov 12 // Wed Dec 11.

 

Register for this free call here
SOW TRUE SEEDS – ALL ABOUT OKRA – at Mother Earth News Fair @ Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day

Join Chris Smith at Mother Earth News Fair
Seven Springs, PA Sept 13-15

 

There is a lot going over the next few weeks. We’ve got people heading all over the country. Check it out and be sure to say hello if we’re heading anywhere close to home! There is a lot going over the next few weeks. We’ve got people heading all over the country. Check it out and be sure to say hello if we’re heading anywhere close to home! 

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Mother Earth News FAIR

contact customer service by phone at 1-800-234-3368 for fair information, etc,

HOURS
Friday, Sept. 13: 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14: 9:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 15: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
777 Waterwheel Dr.
Seven Springs, Pa. 15622

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Our mailing address is:

Sow True Seed

243 Haywood St

Asheville, NC 28801

community@sowtrue.com

What I Learned from Growing 76 Varieties of Okra

This workshop focuses on top tips for growing the plant, discussion of its multitude of varieties, and great and tasty reasons to include it in your garden and kitchen.
Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m.

The Whole Okra, An Underdog Superfood!

This seed-to-stem celebration of okra explores the diverse traditional and creative uses of the whole plant. Learn about eating the plant’s pods, leaves, flowers, and seeds, as well as using the fiber.
Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Sep
15
Sun
2019
Vigil for Peace and Ecology @ Central Park Bandshell
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

You are cordially invited to attend:

The Vigil for Peace & Ecology

The Vigil is a transformational, grassroots effort dedicated to promulgate peace through participation in art, song, dance, music, community building, prayer and ceremony. The purpose of this Vigil is to awaken humanity to harmony and peace through the power of intent, education and celebration. Our vision is to heal and bridge our lives and communities to achieve divinity alignment and recognize the oneness in all. All are welcome!

www.vigil4peace.org

bastarrica@vigl4peace.org – 917-744-32

patrickryan@vigil4peace.org – 917-744-8895

Tree of Peace & Reconciliation Tree Planting with Drawdown Markham @ Fly High Farm and Gardens
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tree of Peace & Reconciliation Tree Planting with Drawdown Markham @ Fly High Farm and Gardens

In cooperation with the WE-Energime-Global Cooperation Turtle Island International Civil Society Organization and in support of peaceful interfaith dialogue, especially in light of Laudato Si, the recent message from Pope Francis on “Care for Mother Earth”, Drawdown Markham will be assisting Global Cooperation Day (GCD, New Zealand) to Celebrate the 800 year Anniversary (in 2019) of the meeting between Saint Francis of Assisi and Sultan Al Kamil in the year 1219 by planting a *Commemorative Tree of Peace* on a property in the East end of Markham (Locust Hill) on Sunday, September 15th.

This event is being done in support of the DD Markham CCAH Collaborative Exchange Project (CEP) and the “Spark for Humanity” project by We Are Mother Earth! (WAME) and GTI Enterprises (cooperative corporation), and for the eventual establishment of our “Go Local” Campaign for community resilience and adaptation, supported by our local Drawdown Markham Interfaith Neighborhood and Business Collaborative (which is part of the EncounterCanada collaborative, which is intended “to localize the Sustainable Development Goals to build ‘Climate Smart’ safe and sustainable communities and cities, pursuant to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction”).

More Info

Sep
18
Wed
2019
The Juliana plaintiffs and Greta Thunberg together in DC
Sep 18 all-day

Press Conference – Livestream – Facebook – JULIANA vs UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 18 – SIGN UP AND TUNE IN – WASHINGTON D.C. 


This month will be the dawn of a new era in the climate movement. With glaciers melting at unprecedented rates and fires burning across the Amazon, young people are going all out to fight for our future and our elders are rising in solidarity with us.

On Wednesday, September 18, my Juliana v. United States co-plaintiffs and I will come together with Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, at a press conference in Washington D.C. We will call on world leaders to recognize the fierce urgency of climate change, and to put in place science-based climate recovery plans around the world. Tune in to the Facebook livestream of this historic union of major youth leaders.

Sign up for a reminder to tune in to the September 18 press conference featuring the Juliana plaintiffs and Greta Thunberg.

https://www.youthvgov.org/livestream

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AND THEN – DON’T FORGET; 

On Friday, September 20, young people, workers, activists, politicians and many more will strike to demand immediate climate action in what will likely be the largest climate mobilization ever. We will strike to demand transformative action to address the climate crisis. Building on the recent surge of the youth climate movement, adults will join us to send a clear, intergenerational message to governments that they must act decisively in the face of climate chaos. 

Join my co-plaintiffs and me at strikes across the country, from New York City to Alaska, to show solidarity with the broader youth climate movement and demand our day in court.

Grateful for all you do to support the brave young people in this movement.

Thank you for rising with us,
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
Juliana v. United States plaintiff and Earth Guardians Youth Director

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#strikewithus

On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Millions of us will take the streets to demand a right to a future, and we’re inviting you to #strikewithus

Find a strike near you to attend on September 20 on the map below. If you don’t see an event in your area, organize one! We’ll provide everything you need to get started in planning something in your community so no experience is necessary.

Whether you’re 7 or 777, you’re invited to join the movement.

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PO BOX 5181 EUGENE, OR 97405 | INFO@OURCHILDRENSTRUST.ORG

US Climate Strike

https://www.youthvgov.org/congress4julian

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KELSEY JULIANA, 23

EUGENE, OREGON

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XIUHTEZCATL MARTINEZ, 19

BOULDER, COLORADO

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MIKO VERGUN, 18

BEAVERTON, OREGON

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LEVI D., 12

INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA

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ISAAC V., 17

BEAVERTON, OREGON

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JAIME BUTLER, 18

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA

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NATHAN BARING, 19

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA

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HAZEL V., 15

EUGENE, OREGON

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NICK VENNER, 18

LAKEWOOD, COLORADO

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TIA HATTON, 22

BEND, OREGON

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JOURNEY ZEPHIER, 19

KAPAA, KAUA’I, HAWAI’I

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ZEALAND B, 15

EUGENE, OREGON

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AJI PIPER, 19

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

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AVERY M., 14

EUGENE, OREGON

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JACOB LEBEL, 22

ROSEBURG, OREGON

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VIC BARRETT, 20

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK

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KIRAN OOMMEN, 22

EUGENE, OREGON

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JAYDEN F., 15

RAYNE, LOUISIANA

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SAHARA V., 15

EUGENE, OREGON

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SOPHIE KIVLEHAN, 21

ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

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ALEX LOZNAK, 22

OAKLAND, OREGON


MUSIC BY JULIANA V. US PLAINTIFF XIUHTEZCATL
VIDEO PRODUCED BY ROBIN LOZNAK

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IF YOU’RE A LEGISLATOR AND READY TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT, GO HERE.

While we wait for the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, we must call on Members of Congress to publicly support Juliana v. United States and the constitutional rights of young people to life, liberty, and property free from government endangerment. We have been calling on the judicial branch to help hold the executive branch of our federal government accountable for its role in causing the climate crisis, and we need the legislative branch to step up as well.

Let’s make this happen.

~ Vic Barrett, Juliana v. United States plaintiff

Remember to do all three – tweet and email and call

The United States government has known about the causes and dangers of climate change for more than half a century. Yet it continues to promote and protect the major driver of the climate crisis: our national fossil fuel energy system. These actions of the executive branch have endangered young Americans. This is unjust and unconstitutional. That’s why the 21 young plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States are suing the federal government. We need Congress to support them and their fundamental constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property free from government endangerment in its role in causing climate chaos.

 

World Peace Card Meditations @ Your community in your time zone
Sep 18 all-day

World Peace Card Meditations
Wednesday, September 18, 7:30pm

(based on local time in your time zone)

International Center for Reiki Training <reiki@reiki.org

You are invited to take part in the next World Peace Card Meditation. Please mark your calendar and forward this email to all your friends.

Thanks for Your Help!

Because so many of you forwarded this email to your friends, there have been almost 396,800 downloads of the World Peace Cards. This is a tremendous increase in the number of people using the cards. So far the total number of World Peace Card sets downloaded, received from our free offer and from our magazine has been nearly 440,000! I hope you have been using your peace cards as their use brings blessings to the world as well as to you.

The next World Peace Card group meditation have been scheduled for Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30pm. This is local time in your time zone. This method has been chosen because of the special effect it produces. As people meditate in each successive time zone the energy builds like a wave which gets stronger and stronger as it circles the planet. Because of the higher dimensional nature of consciousness, the energy of peace will be transmitted for a full 24 hours and continue long after this.

Reports from those who took part in the previous meditations indicate many had powerful spiritual experiences. As they united with those taking part in the meditation a feeling of peace developed within that stayed with each for a long time. Some saw beautiful golden light surrounding the planet and others felt that a web of fear was dissipating and being replaced with trust in others and for our future. All those who have received the cards are being asked to meditate on world peace at this time. By taking part in this group meditation, you’ll be joining thousands of people who will be using the cards to bring peace to the world. By joining together, the affect we have will be greatly multiplied. This powerful experience and will help shift the vibration of our wonderful planet into a higher state of consciousness. As you use the cards to meditate on world peace, you will be a beacon through which peace will spread around the planet which will have a positive uplifting effect on all people. Please set aside this time to meditate with the cards. The suggested meditation period is 15 minutes, but of course you can meditate longer if you’d like to. The technique I’d like you to use is based on allowing yourself to be a beacon of peace. The World Peace Cards hold the vibration of the World Peace Grids which have been placed at spiritually significant locations and are relay stations for higher consciousness. By simply opening to their energy, you’ll become a channel for their love and peace which will flow through you to all the people on Earth. To do this, hold the cards in your hands or place them in front of you. Then simply meditate on peace. We are entering a new era. Our entire planet including all the people and living things are moving into a place where it will be much easier to solve our problems and to create peace, prosperity and happiness for everyone. The World Peace Card meditation will quicken this process, making it easier for people to experience this new quality of higher consciousness and will provide great benefit for all people. Since this benefit will be flowing through you out to everyone on the planet, you’ll be blessed by this experience as well. Many have received the cards in the mail or in the Reiki News Magazine while others have downloaded them from our web site. If you would like additional copies of the cards, please download them using this link and print as many copies as you can use. Please feel free to give them to your friends. Also, forward this email to anyone you feel would like to take part in the meditation.

World Peace Card Download
Additional World Peace Cards – https://www.reiki.org/WPCM.html
Note: This is a larger file and it may take several
minutes for it to open, so please be patient.

When printing the cards from this file, print page 2 first, then place this page in your printer and print the image of the peace grids on the back.

New Reiki Grid – Send Reiki to Others

We also have a new image of the World Peace Crystal Grid that can be used for a Reiki Grid. By using it for your Reiki Grid you’ll be tapping into the energy of all the peace grids and this will add to the energy that is sent to all those whose names or photos you place in the grid making the Reiki more effective and adding wonderful feelings of peace and harmony. And each time you charge your grid, you’ll be charging the peace grids for world peace! With this system you’ll use 12 crystals around the outside – placing 1 crystal over each of the crystals in the photo plus 1 crystal in the center and 1 as your master crystal for a total of 14 crystals. The additional crystals will also hold and transmit more energy. Also, remember you can place your goals into the grid as well. I suggest printing it on glossy photo paper if you have it or you could get some at your office supply store. You’ll need to trim the one side of the grid after it’s printed. https://www.reiki.org/Download/NPGridLetterSizeRGB.pdf

Read the story of the World Peace Grids
Reiki and World Peace
by William Lee Rand

This is a pdf file of an article that appeared in the Winter 2004 issue of the Reiki News Magazine. It describes the World Peace Crystal Grid program, and the adventures William experienced placing them at the North and South Pole and in Jerusalem. The article contains lots of pictures Thank you for taking part in this group meditation.

Sincerely,
William Lee Rand
The International Center for Reiki Training

 

World Peace Card Meditations – Join the Next World Peace Card Meditation @ Global - in your home in your time zone
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm

World Peace Card Meditations 

September 18, October 16, November 13, December 18 at 7:30pm

You are invited to take part in the next World Peace Card Meditation. Please mark your calendar and forward this email to all your friends.

Thanks for Your Help!

International Center for Reiki Training · 21421 Hilltop #28 ·

Southfield, MI 48033 · USA

William Lee Rand
The International Center for Reiki Training

Because so many of you forwarded this email to your friends, there have been more than 396,500 downloads of the World Peace Cards. This is a tremendous increase in the number of people using the cards. So far the total number of World Peace Card sets downloaded, received from our free offer and from our magazine has been over 439,700! I hope you have been using your peace cards as their use brings blessings to the world as well as to you.

The next World Peace Card group meditation has been scheduled for SEPTEMBER 18 at 7:30pm. This is local time in your time zone. This method has been chosen because of the special effect it produces. As people meditate in each successive time zone the energy builds like a wave which gets stronger and stronger as it circles the planet. Because of the higher dimensional nature of consciousness, the energy of peace will be transmitted for a full 24 hours and continue long after this.

Reports from those who took part in the previous meditations indicate many had powerful spiritual experiences. As they united with those taking part in the meditation a feeling of peace developed within that stayed with each for a long time. Some saw beautiful golden light surrounding the planet and others felt that a web of fear was dissipating and being replaced with trust in others and for our future. All those who have received the cards are being asked to meditate on world peace at this time. By taking part in this group meditation, you’ll be joining thousands of people who will be using the cards to bring peace to the world. By joining together, the affect we have will be greatly multiplied. This powerful experience and will help shift the vibration of our wonderful planet into a higher state of consciousness. As you use the cards to meditate on world peace, you will be a beacon through which peace will spread around the planet which will have a positive uplifting effect on all people. Please set aside this time to meditate with the cards. The suggested meditation period is 15 minutes, but of course you can meditate longer if you’d like to. The technique I’d like you to use is based on allowing yourself to be a beacon of peace. The World Peace Cards hold the vibration of the World Peace Grids which have been placed at spiritually significant locations and are relay stations for higher consciousness. By simply opening to their energy, you’ll become a channel for their love and peace which will flow through you to all the people on Earth. To do this, hold the cards in your hands or place them in front of you. Then simply meditate on peace. We are entering a new era. Our entire planet including all the people and living things are moving into a place where it will be much easier to solve our problems and to create peace, prosperity and happiness for everyone. The World Peace Card meditation will quicken this process, making it easier for people to experience this new quality of higher consciousness and will provide great benefit for all people. Since this benefit will be flowing through you out to everyone on the planet, you’ll be blessed by this experience as well. Many have received the cards in the mail or in the Reiki News Magazine while others have downloaded them from our web site. If you would like additional copies of the cards, please download them using this link and print as many copies as you can use. Please feel free to give them to your friends. Also, forward this email to anyone you feel would like to take part in the meditation.

World Peace Card Download
Additional World Peace Cards – https://www.reiki.org/WPCM.html
Note: This is a larger file and it may take several
minutes for it to open, so please be patient.

When printing the cards from this file, print page 2 first, then place this page in your printer and print the image of the peace grids on the back.

New Reiki Grid – Send Reiki to Others

We also have a new image of the World Peace Crystal Grid that can be used for a Reiki Grid. By using it for your Reiki Grid you’ll be tapping into the energy of all the peace grids and this will add to the energy that is sent to all those whose names or photos you place in the grid making the Reiki more effective and adding wonderful feelings of peace and harmony. And each time you charge your grid, you’ll be charging the peace grids for world peace! With this system you’ll use 12 crystals around the outside – placing 1 crystal over each of the crystals in the photo plus 1 crystal in the center and 1 as your master crystal for a total of 14 crystals. The additional crystals will also hold and transmit more energy. Also, remember you can place your goals into the grid as well. I suggest printing it on glossy photo paper if you have it or you could get some at your office supply store. You’ll need to trim the one side of the grid after it’s printed. https://www.reiki.org/Download/NPGridLetterSizeRGB.pdf

Read the story of the World Peace Grids
Reiki and World Peace
by William Lee Rand

This is a pdf file of an article that appeared in the Winter 2004 issue of the Reiki News Magazine. It describes the World Peace Crystal Grid program, and the adventures William experienced placing them at the North and South Pole and in Jerusalem. The article contains lots of pictures Thank you for taking part in this group meditation.

Sincerely,
William Lee Rand
The International Center for Reiki Training

Sep
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Thu
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Lift the Earth: Bringing Peace to our Ancestors @ Menla
Sep 19 – Sep 22 all-day
LIFT THE EARTH:
Bringing Peace to Our Ancestors

September 19-22, 2019
Menla, Phoenicia, NY
Register at:

Join us on World Peace Day and the Fall Equinox for LIFT THE EARTH: Bringing Peace to Our Ancestors; a four-day gathering which includes the participation of the Grandmothers Council, Alice Walker, Dr. Henrietta Mann, Chief Phil Lane Jr, Dr. Robert Thurman, Jussara Korngold and other spiritual leaders and activists from around the world.This gathering will include interactive dialogue, prayer circles, and teachings on ancestral healing, water and land issues, and the future of the generations to come.

Register now before we sell out – join us for this special event and participate in this world-wide collective prayer for outer and inner peace.

Program Tuition: $520
3 Day Commuter Fee (No Meals): $754
Night Accommodations with Meals: $294 – $564
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Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm

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