Calendar

Sep
9
Sat
2017
Brooklyn March Against Gentrification, Racism and Police Violence @ Barclays Center
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

On September 9th, join groups from across the city as we march through the borough against Gentrification, Racism and Police Violence!

11 AM Gather at Barclays Center
12 PM Beginning of march to Ebbets Field
1 PM Franklin Avenue and Fulton Street
1:30 PM Ebbets Field, Crown Heights
3:30 PM Von King Park, Bedford-Stuyvesant
4:30 PM Myrtle Ave and Broadway
5:30 PM End of march at Myrtle-Wyckoff Plaza

Sep
13
Wed
2017
Synchronized Breathing with Emily Harrison Founder of Akashic Academy @ Online LiveStrem
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm

Join us as we learn and Stop and imagine for a moment, if we had global peace and abundant resources EVERYWHERE on this planet. Come find out how you can lend your energy to support this project…

Sep
15
Fri
2017
Globally Good Show with guest Emily Harrison @ Online Talk Show
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm

Globally Good Show with host @MindfulMediaMom features guests and stories to focus on the good in our world. In this episode we talk about how to experience synchronized breathing and messages of hope and unity from Emily Harrison founder of The Akashic Academy.

Oct
2
Mon
2017
ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/National Conversation Around Peace @ Maple Theater
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

Jun
18
Mon
2018
Crystal Reiki Training and Attunements @ TheHealer.eu
Jun 18 all-day
Crystal Reiki Training and Attunements @ TheHealer.eu

Crystal Reiki is an Alternative Healing method which combines the Universal Life Force of Reiki Energy with the Healing Power of Quartz Crystals!

Requirements: Reiki Practitioner Level 1+2. If you are not a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner, please specify this, and I will include the Reiki Level 1+2 Attunements in this session.

You will learn how to use Crystals and how to benefit from the Reiki Energy for Healing.

Sep
11
Tue
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the phone from wherever you are
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the phone from wherever you are

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPs and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge Connect to others with Laughter! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy!

Sep
12
Wed
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from WHEREVER you are!
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from WHEREVER you are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others with LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
13
Thu
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE!! @ On the Phone from wherever you are
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE!! @ On the Phone from wherever you are

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others with LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
14
Fri
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PHONE from Wherever you are!
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PHONE from Wherever you are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others with LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
15
Sat
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PHONE from WHEREVER you are!
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PHONE from WHEREVER you are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others through LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
16
Sun
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others through LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com The Event Page has more details including a MAP to find the correct time in YOUR time zone and a link to the Facebook Event where you can RSVP if you want to connect further. Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
17
Mon
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PPHONE from wherever you are!
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PPHONE from wherever you are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPs and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge Connect to others with Laughter! Different times each day so check the calendar. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy!

Sep
18
Tue
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:15 am
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others through LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com The Event Page has more details including a MAP to find the correct time in YOUR time zone and a link to the Facebook Event where you can RSVP if you want to connect further. Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Play it Forward – The Gratitude Calendar and 21-Day Challenge @ Your home
Sep 18 @ 8:50 pm
Start your own 21 Day Gratitude Challenge any day! 
START TODAY!!

Inspired by the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge (http://gratitudechallenge.com),  musicians Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod, brought together dozens of people from around the world to create this beautiful, heart-opening melody.

This song is a celebration of our spirit and all that is a blessing in life. For the 21 Days, over 11,000 participants from 118 countries learned that “gratefulness” is a habit cultivated consciously and a muscle built over time. As a famous Roman, Cicero, once said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
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Links to calendar and music:

gratitude-calendar

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=446

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Developed by Tiny Prints, The Gratitude Challenge encourages individuals to look at the brighter side of life.
m.me/gratitudechallenge
Sep
19
Wed
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!
Sep 19 @ 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others through LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com The Event Page has more details including a MAP to find the correct time in YOUR time zone and a link to the Facebook Event where you can RSVP if you want to connect further. Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
20
Thu
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others through LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com The Event Page has more details including a MAP to find the correct time in YOUR time zone and a link to the Facebook Event where you can RSVP if you want to connect further. Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
21
Fri
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity! Today, we culminate these 11 days as we mark the UN International Day of Peace. When Dr. Kataria, founder of Laughter Yoga, began spreading his vision of sharing intentional laughter, he recognized that Laughter is a universal language and since its founding in 1995, he has hoped others will share his vision of using shared intentional laughter to help the world find peace. I’m SURE I’ve enjoyed laughing with each and every person who has called in during the 11 Days of Global Unity. On this, our last call of this series, we will focus on Laughter Exercises that envision a more peaceful world. As always: no previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others through LAUGHTER! Time given is for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com The Event Page has more details including a MAP to find the correct time in YOUR time zone and a link to the Facebook Event where you can RSVP if you want to connect further. Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Also NOTE: Sarah continues these Laughter Calls every MONDAY MORNING at 9am Central Standard Time for 15 minutes. You are always invited! Thanks for joining the fun as we all work together to find a more unified, and much more peaceful world, one big smile and one shared laugh at a time!

Sep
22
Sat
2018
River Gratitude Ceremony @ Everywhere
Sep 22 all-day

River Gratitude Ceremony on September 22nd- Join us!!

September 22, 2018 (Equinox), 1:00 pm ET and all corresponding time zones the world over.

In honor and recognition of Rivers of Life, we encourage you to join us in holding your own River Gratitude Ceremony – from wherever you are, with a group, or by yourself.  We invite you to pray with the rivers and sacred waters near you, and connect with other communities participating in the same prayer for the protection and balance of the rivers and waters.

Planning and holding your own gratitude ceremony is simple and O.N.E. and For a Tree have created  a short video demonstration and a 1 page printable instruction sheet to provide guidance.

You may also include your ceremony on our website through the form below and let us know if your  group would welcome prayers from our wider community for balancing the waters or restoring your river.  Also, for those people/organizations that sign up and share information, a group call will be offered before 9/22 (TBD) to connect more deeply, receive guidance and ask questions.  For more detailed information visit our River Gratitude Ceremony page.

INSTRUCTION SHEET, PRINTABLE
SIGN UP TO INCLUDE YOUR CEREMONY

Oct
3
Wed
2018
Rolling on the Floor Laughing Challenge to Spark Laughter that Uplifts the World! @ Everywhere
Oct 3 @ 12:00 am

How would you like to help the Charter for Compassion raise awareness of our work, generate significant funding and uplift the world – and laugh a lot while doing it?

You can do ALL of these things by taking and spreading:

Rolling on the Floor Laughing Challenge to Spark Laughter that Uplifts the World!

The Charter for Compassion is beyond thrilled to announce that we are one of the benefiting organizations in the Rolling on the Floor Laughing Challenge to raise awareness and funding for the positive work of over 50 non-profits GLOBALLY!

Our focus is on the FUN in FUNdraising and the power everyday people have to fuel some of the most important work being done in the world.

The #ROFLChallenge dares each of us to create a funny video, share and donate. Every  video, every share, and every donation supports over 50 nonprofits and helps to solve complex problems that no individual business, organization or leader can solve alone.

Take the ROFL Challenge – Spark Laughter that Uplifts the World

  • Step 1: Take the challenge! Tell a joke, play a (safe) prank, put on a skit — or just plain ANYTHING to get another person laughing.
  • Step 2: Film it and post it with the hashtag “#ROFLChallenge”.
  • Step 3: Challenge your friends and activate your networks! Challenge them by name in your video and use social media to invite others to make a video or donate (or both!)

Acts of laughter and generosity are potent remedies to divisive times we live in, acting as sparks that ignite the good will and good intentions that we all have within us.

Laughter is a universal connection we all share, able to bring joy to our hearts and form bridges across differences we have with one another.

With #ROFLChallenge – you get to spread laughter while also contributing, supporting and uplifting the world through donating to organizations that dedicate themselves to making the world a much better place.

Please help Spark Laughter that Uplifts the World:
TAKE and SHARE #ROFLChallenge – Text ROFL to 50155 or go to www.rolfchallenge.org

ACTIVATE YOUR NETWORKS:

Challenge your well known, most generous or funny friends to take the ROFL Challenge and/or Donate.

Share our Facebook Video on your Facebook Newsfeed so that others can see it, comment on it, like it and share it. (We want our video to go viral.)

Thanks so very much for joining us in Laughing, Giving and Uplifting the World Together!

P.S. Check out our ROFL Challenge Video Here. Please help us make it more visible by Liking it, posting a Comment, or Sharing it on your own Facebook Newsfeed.

The Charter for Compassion runs on your generosity.  We work hard to provide support to our compassionate communities and partners. Please donate and make it possible for us to keep doing what we do!
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
Dec
5
Wed
2018
Women’s WOVEN VOICES
Dec 5 @ 12:00 am

About

Empowering Women through Writing, Weaving and Sharing
Be heard, connect with your inner resources and cultivate courage to create change.

Our Mission

To create a woven tapestry based on the stories of 1,000 women globally by 2020 that will be exhibited internationally to shine a light on the creative accomplishments of women while calling attention to the challenges women currently face world-wide.

To foster a culture of self-knowledge and sharing that builds courage and fosters a sense of power in women everywhere to contribute to their communities in positive ways.

To allow women to tell the story of their lives, as a catalyst for change, particularly by opening up discussions about issues of domestic violence and sexual abuse in a safe and supportive way.

To promote resilience, compassion, open communication, healing and peace in individuals and communities.

Intro to the Project

Participating in Woven Voices is a journey that starts with self-reflection and writing, and transforms into a woven tapestry, a visual storyboard of women’s lives from around the globe. The 3 elements of the Woven Voices project work together as tools to access, claim, and celebrate our power as individuals and together as a global community of women.

The Artist

Brecia Kralovic-Logan is a passionate champion of creativity who has spent the last 40 years helping people of all ages to embrace and express their unique individuality.

 

Brecia Kralovic-Logan
4164 Mount Hukee Ave
San Diego, Ca 92117
Mobile: 805-896-3287
breciakl@gmail.com
breciacreative.com
thespiralofcreativity.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar
19
Tue
2019
CONSCIOUS COLLEGE ROAD TOUR 2019
Mar 19 – May 2 all-day

CONSCIOUS COLLEGE ROAD TOUR 2019

The CCRT is a unique, interactive opportunity for students to become mobilized around sustainable solutions on college campuses. We’re preparing for the 8th Annual Conscious College Road Tour, a cross country journey from March 18 – May 2, 2019. The tour stops at up to sixteen college campuses to educate about conscious living through a sustainability themed exhibition and Town Hall dinner. The goal is to empower students to create tangible change in their own lives and campus community and with the TG team, develop a student-led action project.

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OCTOBER 1-30, 2019

ABOUT

Beginning on October 1, 2019, Project Green Challenge (PGC) seeks to inform, inspire and mobilize high school, college, and grad school students globally. This powerful and diverse call to action features 30 days of environmentally–themed challenges. PGC aims to touch lives, shift mindsets, and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change on campuses and communities worldwide.

Through conscious living, informed consumption, and individual and collective action, PGC participants are challenged to envision and work toward a healthy, just, and thriving planet.

Since launching in 2011, PGC has built a movement of young leaders, engaging over 40,000 students directly and tens of millions indirectly on 4,000 campuses, 50 states and 56 countries.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Each day throughout the month of October, a uniquely themed challenge will be delivered to registered PGC participants by email at 6 am Pacific Time. Each challenge will be live for 24 hours inviting participants to complete actions and upload deliverables to acquire points and prizes. Deliverables include photos, videos, and text uploaded on the PGC site, as well as across TG social platforms; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Twenty incredible prize packages will be awarded daily based on outstanding content.

WHO WE ARE

Turning Green (TG) is a student led global movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities.

We operate under the belief that when students understand that they can directly affect small and large scale change, they are motivated to carry this sense of responsibility, purpose and stewardship for the rest of their lives.

Our hope is to engage youth in the transition from conventional to conscious living, empowering this generation and mobilizing action to sustain a healthy, just and thriving planet.

Turning Green is a global student-led movement devoted to cultivating a healthy, just and thriving planet through education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices. We inform, inspire, and mobilize a global network of students to become visionary catalysts for sustainable change in their lives, school campuses, and local communities.

 

WE ARE TURNING GREEN

to inform

We are young people with a passion to change the world. We speak our minds, and value ethics. We stand for environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices, practices and communities. We assess our surroundings and investigate the impacts of what we do and think. And then we share solutions.

to inspire

We believe that a conscious mindset and thoughtful perspective are critical in today’s society. We remain aware of the effects of our actions on the earth and those around us. We choose wisely and lead with purpose and passion. We empower peers to grow our global voice because together we thrive.

to mobilize

We see individuals as catalysts for the change that our world needs at every level. We learn from innovation and living in the moment. We push for transparency, challenge injustice, and shake up systems that oppress, poison, or fail. No is not an option. Inspiration is everything.
We dream and do.

Apr
3
Wed
2019
Drawdown EcoChallenge @ In your community
Apr 3 – Apr 24 all-day
Our Story

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.

107 SE Washington St. #251
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 227 2807

Apr
23
Tue
2019
The Empowered Elder Foundation Workshop @ online
Apr 23 – Jun 4 all-day

The Empowered Elder

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EAN’s Foundation Workshop

(Seven online sessions via Zoom video conferencing)

Tuesdays, April 23rd – June 4th
10:00 am – 12:15 pm PST / 1:00 pm – 3:15pm EST


Register

PURPOSE OF THE WORKSHOP 

EAN is a movement of vital elders who are dedicated to growing in consciousness while actively addressing the vital issues of our time. The Empowered Elder Workshop introduces the basic tenets upon which EAN is founded and explores the important role of elders in today’s world. There is a focus on understanding, embracing, and stepping into the role of elder—of moving from ‘disempowered older’ to ’empowered elder’!

OVERVIEW OF SESSIONS

1 – Being an Elder 

  • Introduction to EAN and to the values, roles, and tasks of elderhood
  • What it means to be an Elder and to move from un-empowered senior to a state of empowerment

2 – Growing in Consciousness

  • Introduction to the science of mindfulness and the Story of Oneness
  • How growing in mindfulness/consciousness/awareness supports our interactions with life as an individual and as part of the larger living system

3 – State of the World

  • Introduction and exploration of environmental, socio-economic, and spiritual crises and divides in our world today
  • How squarely facing the state of the world empowers you to act on behalf of Earth

4 – The Great Turning: The Sustainability Revolution

  • Introduction to the Ecological Revolution and new sustainable models of environmental, social and economic systems
  • How shifting from “there’s little-or-nothing I can do” to understanding what I CAN do and changing my behavior is part of the solution

5 – Sacred Activism

  • Exploring and connecting to what is “sacred” and important to you, as well as how to take action from love not hate, from unity not division
  • Finding your calling—what is being asked of you now as an Elder?

6 – Taking Action Together for All Life

  • Forming into Elder Circles, Climate Action Chapters, or other community action groups; setting plans for how we will engage as elders
  • Shifting from “not knowing what I can do” to commitment with others to take action on behalf of Life

7 – Elder Circles • Projects Creation • Celebration 

  • Hearing from the Elder circlers, actions groups, and individual projects that have formed about their plans and next steps
  • Celebrating our time together and reflecting on what we have learned

HOMEWORK AND RESOURCES

After each session participants will have access to a homework and resources webpage with daily practices and journal questions, along with readings, videos, and websites relating to the topic of the next session.

The following four books have provided key source material for our workshop. They are not required reading; however, we highly recommend them for your reading list now or in the future.

From Age-ing to Sage-ing (2nd ed.) — Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
The Great Work — Thomas Berry
Active Hope — Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone
The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism — Andrew Harvey

FACILITATOR 

Constance Washburn M.A. is the lead facilitator of the Empowered Elder Workshop. She is a founding member of the Elders Action Network and is a long time facilitator, community builder and leads retreats, trainings and workshops in Joanna Macy’s “Work that Reconnects,” helping people reconnect to themselves, each other, and the earth in order to build a sustainable future for all life.

Constance has an M.A. in education and theater and is a graduate of the Ecology of Leadership and Permaculture Design programs at the Regenerative Design Institute, holds a certificate in Transforming Business, Society, and Self with U.Lab from MITx, and she is a mindfulness/meditation instructor and yoga teacher.

She served as Education Director at the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT), Marin Organic, and the Marin Agriculture and Education Alliance (MAEA) for 18 years, creating programs and events connecting people to the land. Programs included farm tours, talks, large festivals, volunteer and teacher trainings, as well as the Farm Field Studies program, which brought thousands of students a year out to farms.


What participants have said about the workshop…

“The Empowered Elder: EAN’s Foundation Workshop gives a superb overview of what EAN is about as well as going into depth, especially through the varied, imaginative, and potentially transformative experiential exercises, as well as the rich resources. You will emerge more knowledgeable and wiser — not only about what Elders Action Network really means but also about how you want to embrace your elderhood and contribute to making our world and earth a better home for our great, great grandchildren. This workshop will be valuable for EAN “old-timers” as well as new members.“ 

Meg Newhouse, Passion & Purpose LifeCrafting,
founder of the Life Planning Network, EAN “old-timer”

“This workshop lays the foundation for our thinking, acting and being needed to preserve all life for all future time. If there is one course that says everything about everything, this is it. In a world exploding with information, how do we decide what to let in…This gives participants the keys to what’s important and a method by which to choose.”  

Geoff Ainscow, producer of The Deep Time Walk, EAN “old-timer”

Jun
1
Sat
2019
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!

 

LIKE AND SHARE US  ON  FACEBOOK!

https://www.facebook.com/2019-International-Childrens-Month-Global-Wave-of-Love

Jun
3
Mon
2019
“Deepening the Sage Within: Aging with Wisdom” @ St. Francis Retreat Center
Jun 3 – Jun 5 all-day
“Deepening the Sage Within:
Aging with Wisdom”
A Sage-ing ® International retreat in California
June 3-5 , 2019, Monday (1 pm) to Wednesday (1 pm)
A beautiful historic location in Central Califoria
   “Often, when we’re young, people ask: ‘What do you want to ‘do’ when you grow up?’
I don’t know of anyone who’s asked or been asked: ‘How do you want to ‘be’ as you
grow old?’ …This retreat asks that question and invites you to consciously explore its
nuanced answers. It provides the perspective and tools to support your
… becoming  the answer.”                   – Rees Robinson, two-time workshop participant
Sage-ing is about becoming a spiritually radiant and socially responsible elder.
Please join us for this 2-night/3-day retreat that offers the opportunity to dive into the principles and practices promulgated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in his book “From Age-ing to Sage-ing  to age consciously, face our fears of aging, uncover the wisdom of our life experiences, heal wounds, forgive, and chart a path forward that involves passing on a legacy, serving as an elder committed to healing the planet and facing mortality with dignity and grace.
Who will benefit:
  • Older adults who wish to design the next stage of life and the lives they touch by aging consciously
  • Professionals and care-givers who work with Elders
  • Clergy, spiritual directors, social workers, hospice workers
All persons interested in exploring a new paradigm of the life cycle as described by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in his book ” From Age-ing to Sage-ing” (Please read it before the workshop!) .
Our materials are not specific to any religious discipline, but enhance spiritual maturity for persons who embrace any faith or humanistic practice. This workshop fulfills the prerequisite for Certified Sage-ing Leadership (CSL) training.
Certified Faculty:
Pat Lewis
Certified Sage-ing Leader (CSL)
Mary Anne Ingenthron
Certified Sage-ing Leader (CSL)
Workshop Fees $USD:
Register by May 1st and get the early bird discounted course tuition: $270
Course Tuition (after May 1st): $300
Housing & Meals $USD: (all rooms have ensuite bathrooms)
$320 (two nights ($160/night, in a single occupancy room + 6 meals)
$250 (two nights ($125/night, in a double occupancy room + 6 meals)
Registration deadline: May 1, 2019
PLEASE NOTE : In the event of cancellation, Sage-ing International is not responsible for lost airfare.
Jul
12
Fri
2019
Pachamama presents AWAKENING THE DREAMER Online Course @ online
Jul 12 @ 12:00 am

Look squarely at the state of the world—where we are and how we got here—and then explore what role you can play in bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.

On-demand • Free • Self-guided

ACCESS THE COURSE

Through a series of guided exercises and thought-provoking videos, you will:

 

Learn

Deepen your understanding of where we are as a human family at this time in history.

 

Discover

Find your role and contribution to creating a new future that honors and sustains life.

 

Lead

Move into concrete action to develop your leadership in your community and the world.

 

Act

Join forces with like-minded people to stand powerfully for a new vision of the future.

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  • Takes only about 2 hours to complete
  • Self-guided: go at your own pace
  • Available on-demand
  • Completely free of charge

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Carefully Crafted Content That Has Inspired Thousands Around the World

Awakening the Dreamer was created in response to an invitation from the Achuar people of the Ecuadorian Amazon to work in partnership to shift the dominant culture of consumption and alienation to one that honors and sustains all life.

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Welcome and Introduction

Get to know the source of the Awakening the Dreamer program and the Four Questions that are the framework of this course.

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Where Are We?

You’ll start with an examination of the ways in which the current “dream” of the modern world is impacting the environment, our relationship with one another, and our own sense of purpose.

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How Did We Get Here?

You will explore how this all came to be, and confront the powerful unexamined assumptions that are at the heart of the current crisis we are in—as a species and as a planet.

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A New Story

You’ll hear about the new story emerging at this time in history—a story that recognizes how profoundly connected everyone and everything is.

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What is Possible Now?

You will come to see that a new future is possible and that a huge, unstoppable movement is already emerging and in action, committed to creating a new story for humanity.

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Where Do We Go From Here?

You’ll look at actions you can take, on your own and with others, and new ways of being that are consistent with your vision and stand.

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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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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
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
New Moon Global Call to Action – Living As If Life Matters… @ online
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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New Moon Global Call to Action
Living As If Life Matters…
A FREE Interactive Global Conversation
with Michael & Clare Dubois
Wednesday, July 31st, 9-10:30am Pacific
​There is a way to feel empowered in the face of climate change, and that is by taking actions that make sense in relationship to life and that work towards the sort of future that you want for your children. This is one such moment.
Clare Dubois, founder Treesisters.org
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This second New moon of the month will be an invitation to experience a collective consciousness shift rooted in communion with self, other and nature. Clare Dubois (TreeSisters Founder) will guide a fully experiential inner journey of embodiment using an ancient technology based on sacred geometry. The technology is designed to slow the nervous system, shift perception, surface inhibitors to flow and to liberate Life force. This is a flow that can carry one from apathy into activism rooted in the practice of presence and self acceptance.

Join us with this special interactive webinar and be deeply touched, inspired and opened to a whole new possibility for being fully present in the face of the massive changes that are happening in our world today!

Bowing to the wild intelligence of your life force, and choosing to respond to the deepest wisdom of your soul is no longer merely an opportunity for growth, it is the global imperative upon which cultural transformation depends
Clare Dubois

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Clare Dubois is the founder of TreeSisters.org, a global women’s movement supporting humanity’s evolution into a restorer species. She is an Earth-loving social entrepreneur and inspirational speaker, known for her direct, catalytic energy; her whole systems approach to behaviour change and her unending loyalty and love for the natural world. In her own life, her aim is to reclaim balance, astonish herself and be ‘walking permission’ for those who are fed up of being held back, and just want to have a go. https://www.treesisters.org   

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Michael Stone is a multi-faceted leader in the realm of shamanism and spiritual development. He is the on the faculty of the Shift Network and is the host and producer of the Shamanism Global Summit. For the past 15 years he has hosted KVMR’s weekly Award winning show Conversations, which highlights leading edge thinkers, authors and activists in environmental restoration, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. As co-founder of Quantum Consulting he works with organizations to combine quantum theory with mystical shamanism to promote healing, wellness and belief change with his clients. Michael leads classes, tele-seminars and workshops on embodied shamanism, meditation and unity spirituality.
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Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver
 The new moon is a time of new beginnings, an access to unlimited potentiality!​​​

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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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The Center for Sacred Studies

13550 Church Street Guerneville CA US 95446

707.604.7362

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
4
Sun
2019
TransOhio Annual Unity Picnic @ Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join TransOhio for our Annual Unity Picnic

for the transgender and gender non-conforming community and allies.

Sunday, August 4   2019

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

We will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie dogs.

Bring a side to share!

All ages are welcome.

We will be at the Shadblow Shelter at

Blendon Woods Metro Park

in Westerville, Ohio.

We hope to see everyone there!

Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park

4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081

TransOhio is a state-wide nonprofit that serves the transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support, and advocacy.

transohio@transohio.org
http://www.transohio.org
PO Box 14481
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Aug
7
Wed
2019
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL & COMMUNITY DIALOGUE ON GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION @ Old Courthouse
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm
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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
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
15
Thu
2019
Sounds True presents THE 30-DAY WAKE UP CHALLENGE WITH ADYASHANTI @ online
Aug 15 @ 12:00 am
Sounds True Presents
THE 30-DAY WAKE UP CHALLENGE
A Direct Way to Spiritual Liberation
Join Adyashanti in this journey beginning Thursday, August 15, 2019
“We’re seeking to wake up in all of the dimensions of being.”
ADYASHANTI
bestselling author and spiritual teacher

 

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Meet Your Teacher
Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to the awakening of all beings. His teachings are invitations to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of existence. His books include Emptiness Dancing, Falling into Grace, and The Most Important Thing. Adyashanti offers teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology.

 

When You Enroll in The 30-Day Wake Up Challenge, You’ll Enjoy ALL These Benefits
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Become More Present

Learn to become aware of the pure consciousness underlying all of your experiences. When you perceive this always-available presence, you open to startling new vistas of awareness.
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Delve Deeper

Realize the boundless potential of the fundamental ground of being. From this most basic, universal consciousness, you will experience the natural arising of wisdom, insight, and purpose.
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Evoke Love and Compassion

Discover an awareness connected with your all-accepting compassionate nature as Adyashanti guides you in contacting the silent spaciousness of the Spiritual Heart.
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Embody Awakened Awareness

With practical guidance from Adyashanti, you will learn how to embody the dimensions of awakened awareness with your family, career, and every other aspect of your life.

 

Enroll Today—We Begin Thursday, August 15!

 

Journey Schedule
The 30-Day Wake Up Challenge is divided into four weekly sessions that guide you throughout the different dimensions of awareness. In this eye-opening journey, you will learn:
Awakened Awareness
Week One | Thursday, August 15
Awakened Heart
Week Two | Thursday, August 22
Awakened Ground of Being
Week Three | Thursday, August 29
Enlightened Relativity and the Paradox of Being
Week Four | Thursday, September 5

 

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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

Sales end on August 22

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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
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MARCH FOR EQUALITY TO AKRON PRIDE FESTIVAL 2019
Aug 24 all-day

AKRON PRIDE FESTIVAL

2019

Akron Pride Festival is an open celebration of music, entertainment and information focused on promoting equality and inclusion of ALL people. Our fiscal agent is CANAPI (Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative).

The mission of Akron Pride is to unify and affirm the LGBTQ community and allies in celebrating our diversity and recognizing our likeness.

We will promote acceptance of all individuals by defending human equity.


“We came together, strong, unified, for the p
urpose of uniting the LGBTQ community for one day of celebration. With many obstacles and challenges ahead of us, we are willing to take risks and ask questions. With allies in tow, every person in this endeavor is helping to write history in this small city of Akron, Ohio. Every city in every state, no matter how big or small, should own their pride-strong, united, untethered! When there are many that say ‘no’ there is one to say ‘yes’-‘yes we can!’ Small city, big heart!”
-D. Lottman Cruise, President & Founder
759 W Market St
Akron, Ohio
info@akronpridefestival.org
http://www.akronpridefestival.org
Call (330) 252-1559
Akron Pride Festival
https://www.facebook.com/pg/AkronPrideFestival/about/?ref=page_internal
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

Enter email to RSVP:
 

 

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.

Aug
27
Tue
2019
The Peace Center – Calling All Volunteers! @ The Peace Center
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Peace of mind is attained not by ignoring problems, but by solving them.  – Raymond Hull

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!!

Would you like to volunteer at The Peace Center?

Do you already volunteer, and would like to learn more about The Peace Center’s varied programs?

Join us for an informational (and fun) Volunteer Training, Tuesday, August 27, 9:30 – 11:30 AM, at The Peace Center. In this optional training, participants will learn about the many programs offered by The Peace Center to schools and communities throughout Bucks County and beyond, as well as how to best represent and promote The Peace Center and its mission.

For more information or to register (it’s free), email events@thepeacecenter.org, or call 215-750-7220.

Then…sign up to represent and promote The Peace Center at these 3 upcoming local festivals: https://forms.gle/XeiGSmnm7ipp2SZH8

Sep
1
Sun
2019
BORNTHISWAY/FOUNDATION – Channel Kindness Challenge: #BeKind21 @ Social Media
Sep 1 – Sep 21 all-day
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Channel Kindness Challenge: #BeKind21

Sign up today,

share your kind acts on social media with the hashtag

#BeKind21 + tag @btwfoundation,

and be entered to win two tickets to an upcoming

Lady Gaga show and a Love Bravery merch basket!

Help us make kindness – to ourselves and to our communities – a habit by practicing an act of kindness each day from September 1st to September 21st! We’ll send you all the information you need to get started – including suggestions for how to be kind from our Co-Founder Lady Gaga + some of our amazing partners. Oh, and you’ll also be entered to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming Lady Gaga show!

You can participate as an individual or you can assemble a Kindness Team by inviting your friends, family, coworkers, classroom, book club, neighborhood, sports team (…you get the idea) to join you. Just let us know if you’re signing up as a team below!

In the words of our co-founder Lady Gaga,

“In order to heal you have to feel.”

That’s why we believe that mental wellness is fundamental

to building a kinder, braver world.

We strive to

raise awareness of the importance of mental and emotional health,

decrease stigma, and

provide young people with better access

to quality resources

that meet their unique needs.

*Please read below for eligibility rules.

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TO GET HELP NOW:

The Trevor Project /

1 866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline /

1 877-565-8860

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline /

1 800-273-8255

Teen Line /

310-855-4673

LGBT National Youth Talkline /

1 800-246-7743

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RULES
  • In order to win the two tickets to the upcoming Lady Gaga show, you must be at least 15 years old (Note: Minors under the age of 18 will need the permission of a parent or legal guardian.)
  • In order to be eligible to win, you must sign up above, pledging to participate in the challenge, and share at least once on social media about your experience. You must use the hashtag #BeKind21 and tag @btwfoundation on Instagram and Twitter or @BornThisWayFoundation on Facebook.
  • The winner will be selected at random from everyone who has taken the pledge between August 14, 2019 and September 21, 2019.
  • If you are selected as the winner, you will be asked to submit proof of your social media post documenting your acts of kindness – such as a link or screenshot – within 48 hours.
  • Born This Way Foundation will provide the winner with two tickets to an upcoming Lady Gaga show, the date and location of which is to be determined. The Foundation will not be able to cover any expenses, including travel or accommodation costs.

In partnership with:

 

        
                                                                              

 

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.

 

 

 

The Web of Life – Season of Creation – 2019
Sep 1 – Oct 4 all-day
info@creationjustice.org
http://creationjustice.org

Take Action with Creation Justice Ministries This September

 

Check out these different ways for you and your congregation to get involved. Come back every month for new ways to take action!

#CareForCreation: September 2019

 

Share the Word

 

September 1, 2019

Online Prayer Service for Creation Day/World Day of Prayer for Creation

Creation Day, also called the World Day of Prayer for Creation, opens the Season each year. Pope Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew, the World Council of Churches, and many other leaders have called the faithful to celebrate it. Christians from around the world are invited to join an online prayer service to come together in a joyful celebration of our common cause.

September 16, 2019

Webinar
Learn more

10:00 Eastern US / 15:00 London / 21:00 Manila
Please join us for a webinar to explore the connection between biodiversity and Christian spirituality. Speakers include Rev. Dr. Dave Bookless or A Rocha International / Lausanne Catalyst for Creation Care, Rev. Dra. Neddy Astudillo of GreenFaith Latino America, and Celia Deane Drummond of the University of Oxford. The conversation will be moderated by Rev. Rachel Mash, Environmental coordinator for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and Green Anglicans.

September 20, 2019

Global Climate Strike

Young people from around the world will come together for a remarkable day of strikes from school to demand urgent action on the climate crisis. Their parents, neighbors, teachers, and families will stand alongside them. The climate strikes were galvanized by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, and each strike to date has sent more than a million people into the streets. Learn more at Laudato Si’ Generation, the climate initiative by and for young Catholics.

September 21, 2019

International Coastal Cleanup Day

For over 30 years, communities have come together to remove trash from coastlines and waterways including ponds, lakes, and rivers. Together, these volunteers remove and catalogue mountains of litter every year. Your community is invited to join. To learn more, please visit the Ocean Conservancy.

September 23, 2019

United Nations Climate Action Summit

The UN Secretary General is hosting a summit devoted to climate change, with the aim of calling the world’s attention to the urgent need to implement the Paris Agreement. The Paris pact has been agreed to by every country–only the United States has said it intends to leave it. But countries have not made policies to meet its goals. Of the 197 countries in the agreement, only seven are on track to keep warming below 2 degrees celsius, and only two are on track to keep warming below 1.5 degrees celsius. Science tells us that every fraction of a degree in warming means more hunger, more sickness, more conflict. The UN Secretary General’s summit is a chance for the people of the world to rally around real, ambitious policies to solve this crisis.

September 23, 2019

6th International Conference on Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics, Orthodox Academy of Crete Chania, Crete, Greece
Learn more

This conference will engage theology on key ecological concerns from a variety of religious traditions and perspectives. This year’s theme is “Ecological racism and prophetical voices for ecological crisis.” The conference will be a blend of learning and discussion, while attending to the magnificent Earth and cultural context of this region of Crete.

Guide 2019 – Season of Creation Theme – Web of Life

October 4, 2019  St. Francis Day  Many traditions view St. Francis as an inspiration and guide for those who protect creation. October 4 is his feast day and the last day in the Season of Creation. Faith leaders from around the world will come together to reflect on how St. Francis has informed their spiritual journey and to celebrate our month-long journey together.

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
9
Mon
2019
1 Million Actions 4 the Planet @ Your community
Sep 9 – Sep 30 all-day

 

21 DAYS OF ACTION:
9 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER 2019

Our mailing address is:

1 Million Women

Lvl 5, 66 Wentworth Ave

SydneyNSW 2000

Australia

Thanks a million,

Nat and the 1 Million Women team xx

Natalie Isaacs
1 Million Women Founder

Will you sign up for 1 Million Actions 4 the Planet, our challenge to mobilise thousands of people to change their habits for the planet and to raise critical money to combat the climate emergency?

How we live each day matters. One small action at a time multiplied by millions and millions changes the system. 1 Million Women is empowering women and girls all over the world to take action on the climate emergency every day. But we need funds to grow and reach more women and girls. To fight the climate emergency, we need every single one of us.

Starting on the 9th September, will you take on the 1 Million Actions 4 the Planet challenge and show your family, friends and community that we need a lifestyle revolution right now to combat the climate emergencyGo plastic freemeat & dairy free or car free for 21 days while raising vital funds for 1 Million Women to help make our movement bigger and stronger at a time when it’s needed more than ever.

It takes at least 21 days to change a habit so we’ll be changing our habits for the planet and demonstrating to the people around us that they can do it too!

21 DAYS OF ACTION:
9 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER 2019

We’ll give you all the tips and guides you need to undergo the challenge so that you can create new lifelong habits to help our planet!

SIGN UP FOR THE CHALLENGE
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

 

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.

World Day of Prayer 2019: Infinite Presence, Unlimited Potential @ Global Online
Sep 12 all-day

World Day of Prayer 2019: Infinite Presence, Unlimited Potential

Thursday, September 12, 2019
I celebrate the vast possibilities for my life.

You are invited to participate in Unity World Day of Prayer, a 24-hour Prayer Vigil and meditation. As always, the names and requests you send us will be held in silent prayer during the vigil.

Draw upon divine power and presence to realize the limitless possibilities in your life.

Join together with tens of thousands of people around the world. Together we will hold the high watch during World Day of Prayer, affirming that ­there is no spot where God is not. Wherever we are, God is. ­

The event will feature live music, a candlelight vigil, live-streamed prayer service, sacred prayer circle, and more.

The vigil begins Wednesday, September 11, at 7 p.m. (CT) with a candlelight walk to the Silent Unity Chapel following the opening ceremony.

World Day of Prayer 2019—Invitation

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.

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
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
Sep
15
Sun
2019
The Earthling Movie
Sep 15 – Nov 15 all-day

OJAI, Calif — Planet Earth is not a star but it rises to outright star status in one of the most fascinating film documentaries of 2019.

In “The Earthing Movie,” produced by award-winning filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell, the curtain rises to demonstrate − to very unsuspecting audiences – that our planet packs surprisingly huge healing properties. 

The film relates the discovery of the healing power of the planet’s electrically charged surface, a natural, perpetual energy shown in multiple studies over the last 20 years to significantly reduce inflammation, pain, and stress, produce deeper sleep, more energy, and improve circulation.

Earthing, also known as grounding, refers to accessing these major health benefits by walking outdoors on natural surfaces or using commercially available grounding products indoors while you sit or sleep. 

In short, Earthing is a simple lifestyle addition that connects you to the Earth’s healing touch.  You get the benefits without effort or dieting.

The Earthing movie debuted at the Sedona International Film Festival earlier this year to a packed audience of 750 people.  It subsequently won the Audience Award at the Dances With Films Festival at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood in June.

The movie features actresses Amy Smart and Mariel Hemingway, integrative medicine pioneer Deepak Chopra, and an array of physicians, who, along with Earthing pioneer Clint Ober, describe the unique science and benefits of Earthing.

September showings include Palm Springs, London (The Health Optimisation Summit), Los Angeles, and Santa Monica, and at the Yoga’s Research Society’s annual convention on November 16 in Philadelphia.

For showtimes, screening locations, and a short trailer of the film, see www.EarthingMovie.com

The film is currently doing a festival circuit after which it will be available on major digital platforms both in the U.S. and internationally.

You can read a review of the film here: http://crimsonkimono.com/2019/environmental-filmmakers-earthing-wins-top-doc-award/

Previous films by Josh and Rebecca Tickell’s Big Picture Ranch Production Company, based in Ojai, California, have won multiple awards for social and environmental documentaries, including awards at Sundance, Seattle, Gaia, and Sustainable Planet film festivals.

For more information about Earthing, refer to the Earthing book and the Earthing Institute website

Whether you practice Earthing outdoors or indoors, make sure you do it routinely.  Stay connected to the Earth’s healing power!  Indoor grounding products developed by Earthing pioneer Clint Ober are available at earthing.com and  www.groundtherapy.com   

The Earthing Institute

info@earthinginstitute.net

HOST YOUR OWN EVENT!

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.

 

Sep
19
Thu
2019
Men’s Spirituality Retreat at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico @ Ghost Ranch
Sep 19 – Sep 22 all-day

Men and Spirituality –  Ghost Ranch – New Mexico

Workshop ID: G190933
Dates: September 19 – September 22
Price: $375.00 – $835.00

What is in a man’s heart? As a man, you are possibly the only person who truly knows, and you may feel isolated without answers to the age-old questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? Gather with other men in a safe contemplative setting to experience the true power of conscious vulnerability, and the healing alchemy of deeply connecting with other men seeking answers along their spiritual path. Then learn how to take your experience home if you wish and extend the conversation to engage like-minded men.


Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.

  • Note:  Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.

All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability). For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar’s Office at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1001 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available SundayFriday8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: registrar@GhostRanch.org
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST.

Circles of Men Project

Circles of Men Project

The Circles of Men Project, in association with the Charter for Compassion, launched in January 2019 for the purpose of creating and fostering a global constellation of likeminded men working together to elevate mindfulness, compassion and consciousness among men around the world.

The overarching intention is to provide a forum:

  • for thought leaders in men’s work to support one another navigate forward in the rapidly changing world
  • to enable men and boys around the world to engage in contemplative conversation both in person and virtually
  • to help provide a foundation for work in the area of deep healing between women and men with Gender Equity and Reconciliation International.

The Circles of Men Project is evolving as an extension of the Men’s Fellowship Network which launched in 2012 and has grown into a global network with visitors to the website from over 140 countries; half of whom are women seeking to learn more about the issues men face today and to offer as a resource to the men in their lives.

For more information contact us at: clay@clayboykin.com

Lakota Waldorf School Pow Wow @ Lakota Waldorf School
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm

Lakota Waldorf School Pow Wow

Dear Friends of Lakota Waldorf School

We are very excited to host our first Pow Wow in celebration of Waldorf school’s 100th anniversary, September 19th 2019

 

Sep
20
Fri
2019
CLIMATE STRIKE SEPTEMBER 20 2019 @ Near YOU!
Sep 20 all-day

WE, THE FUTURE GENERATION, ASK YOU TO CHOOSE US

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. If you don’t find 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 77, you’re invited to join the movement.

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From Bill McKibben:

Dear Friends,

“Last week I ended up in jail for a little while, because I’d sat down in a Congress member’s office to protest the deadly confluence of climate and immigration policy. You can read about my day in the New Yorker1 story shared on the bottom of this email, but my point in sharing it with you is not to say that I acted nobly or that it was a big deal.

Instead, my point is simply that sometimes you have to act even if you’re not entirely sure what the effect will be. We’re coming up on the next great moment in the climate movement, the global all-ages climate strike on Sept. 20. Years of sustained resistance from Standing Rock to the school strikes and beyond, particularly from youth of color, have led us to this moment. So let’s make the most of it.

We’re now just one month away from the Global Climate Strike. Join your community members, coworkers, and children in the streets at an event near you, or host one yourself.

Whatever you do that day — whether you walk out of work or school, close down your business, or join a protest, it will help build the groundswell that is now clearly rising.

When you strike, you’ll be striking for justice above all — it’s one thing you can do on behalf of those who are incarcerated at the border, or who are living so close to the margin that taking a day off is not possible. If you have some flexibility in your life, it’s time to put it to work. If you don’t, sign up anyway, we’ll find other ways for you to participate and show your support.  

The UN’s best guess is that unchecked climate change could produce a billion climate refugees this century. Think about that for a moment — a billion people whose lives would be utterly, permanently, devastatingly upended. Then think about whether you can take a day to do something real about it, even without knowing exactly what change it will produce.

It’s time for all of us who can to take action for a more just and sustainable world. Join the Global Climate Strike starting on September 20th and fight with me for the future we all deserve.

Together we build movements, and when those movements get big enough they change history. You change history. Thank you for being a big part of it –

Let’s make change, “

Bill McKibben 

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For more information, please visit strikewithus.org.

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ABOUT

With the consequences of climate change becoming ever more clear and dire with each passing day, a new powerful wave of the climate movement has been swelling up over the last couple of years. Young people around the world have been rising up to defend our future, and have been going on strike – every week, all over the planet – for months. On September 20, for the first time, the adults are joining us.

We, as a global society, are at a crossroads. We have a decision to make. Are we going to choose money or power or are we going to choose the future? The September 20 strike is an invitation to everyone to choose us. Choose the kids, choose humanity, choose the future.

Led by a diverse coalition of youth-led and adult-led organizations,

September 20 is an intergenerational day of striking

that will launch an entire week of climate action across the world.

September 20 is only the beginning. We must carry this energy to the 2020 elections, and beyond to ensure real, bold action is taken to address the climate crises. This is history in the making, and it’s time we take back the narrative to save our futures.

The demands set forth by the youth coalition will be released soon.

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MEET THE STRIKE TEAM

YOUTH COALITION

ADULT COALITION

STRIKE SPONSORS

MOVEMENT PARTNERS

Sep
21
Sat
2019
ECOLISE @ Global
Sep 21 all-day

ECOLISE

The European Network for Community-led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability, is the initiator and main organiser of the European Day of Sustainable Communities. We have 46 member networks and organisations across Europe

CONTACT INFO
http://www.ecolise.eu
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ecolise.eu/about/?ref=page_internal

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European Day of Sustainable Communities

A celebration of local communities taking action for a zero-carbon, regenerative and inclusive Europe.

This is an ECOLISE flagship event. #EDSC19 #SustainableCommunity

Become a co-creator of the day! For details see https://www.sustainable-communities.net/

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TransOhio and Clintonville Counseling and Wellness present the 2nd Annual Trans Career and Wellness Day @ Columbus Public Health
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

TransOhio and Clintonville Counseling and Wellness present the 2nd Annual Trans Career and Wellness Day at Columbus Public Health! Local employers and community and wellness partners will be onsite to offer employment, health, and other opportunities to the transgender and gender non-confirming community.

10AM – 3PM: Job Fair with dozens of local affirming and inclusive employers and resources from Community organizations

11AM – 4PM: Wellness Workshops

10AM – 4PM: Medical testing by Columbus Public Health

Please check back to hear about the employers and community partners attending this year, details about the wellness workshops, and info about raffle prizes! Please share!


(614) 645-7417

TransOhio, Inc.
P.O. Box 14481
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Email: TransOhio@transohio.org
Facebook: TransOhio Fan page

Our Mission

TransOhio serves the Ohio transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support, and advocacy, which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community.

Our Vision

  • to serve as a bridge to other LGBTQ+ and ally communities
  • to provide a focus for matters of concern to the Ohio transgender community and their allies by providing open, affirming, visible and tangible support
  • to promote opportunities and networking that increase awareness of the Transgender and gender-nonconforming community’s needs and concerns such, as discrimination and violence
  • to increase lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual, and ally understanding and cultural awareness of the Ohio Transgender community
  • to help ensure that Ohio educational programs and services are inclusive and supportive of Ohio Transgender issues, perspectives, and concerns
  • to provide social activities that are inclusive of all LGBTQ+ and ally communities, access to safe-spaces, people, forums for confidential discussion, support, and local and national resource information
  • to foster Ohio Transgender community pride
A Celebration of Diversity and A Feast for Peace – by STOP of Scottsdale AZ – on the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE @ Mountainview Community Center
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A Celebration of Diversity and A Feast for Peace

  • Sponsored by STOP:  Scottsdale Together Overcoming Prejudice 

  • This is a community potluck to meet your neighbors. 

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, the International Day of Peace

  • Held at:  Mountainview Community Center Multipurpose Room, 8625 E. Mountainview Road, Scottsdale, AZ.  Space is limited to 150 people so please sign up on Sign Up Genius at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4da4ab2fab9-acelebration

  • Everyone is welcome.  Bring a dish to share to celebrate your personal diversity. Beverages will be provided. Vegan, nut free and vegetarian options will be provided.  

This event is in response to a recent hate crime in McDowell Mountain Ranch in North Scottsdale.  Lisa Sprout, an oncologist who lives in McDowell Mountain Ranch, said “The community we live in talks about how tolerant we are…but in this gated community, we have hate crimes.”  A photo was posted to a front door which appears to depict a scene from the civil rights movement, with white protesters holding a sign that says in all caps: “GO BACK TO AFRICA NEGROES.” In response, a grass roots community effort sprung up called STOP.    

STOP is a group of concerned neighbors who believe positive change comes about through respect, understanding, education, awareness, engagement and strength in numbers. We seek to solidify Scottsdale as a safe and welcoming city for all.

Contact Lisa Sproat at sproatsaysno@gmail.com with questions.