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Humanity’s Team Oneness Declaration

Humanity’s Team Oneness Declaration

September 21st is International Day of Peace. In order to have lasting peace world citizens must share a worldview of oneness with each other and all of creation. Humanity’s Team is planning Global Oneness Day on October 24, 2017 and are encouraging everyone to sign their Oneness Declaration. Humanity’s Team…

Character Day

Character Day

The 4th annual Character Day is Wednesday, September 13, 2017 starting at 6 a.m. PDT. Participants will be watching films on the science of character development (strengths such as empathy, grit, kindness, and social responsibility), diving into free discussion materials, and partaking in an online global Q&A with experts in the…

Global Spirit

Global Spirit

GlobalSpirit.tv is launching their new second season with a live online webcast and global premiere of Love, Fear & Beyond on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. This event features Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman and teachers Jerry Jampolsky and Diane Cirincione Jampolsky. They bring insights and wisdom of the artists…

What Connects Us and Why Is It Important?

What Connects Us and Why Is It Important?

“The frontiers of science suggest that matter as a thing-in-itself is an illusion and that only relationships are real. By this reckoning, our understanding of relationship holds the key to understanding reality, the purpose and possibilities of creation, and humanity’s place in creation’s unfolding.” What does it look like to…

The Elders

Watch this YouTube video to find our about The Elders. The Elders are an independent group of global leaders working together for peace and human rights. The Elders was founded by Nelson Mandela to “support courage where there is fear, foster agreement where there is conflict and inspire hope where there is despair.” The Elders represent […]

Building Global Community

Building Global Community

PBS Newshour reported last week that Mark Zuckerberg posted a 6,000 word manifesto Building Global Community, wherein we are “spreading prosperity and freedom, promoting peace and understanding, lifting people out of poverty, and accelerating science… ending terrorism, fighting climate change, and preventing pandemics. Progress now requires humanity coming together not…

National General Strike

National General Strike

February 17, 2017 has been designated for a National General Strike! No work. No commerce. Only human solidarity. The idea is 24-hour occupation of public space in protest of the Trump administration’s refusal to honor the Constitution of the United States of America. The Issues No Ban, No Wall. The Muslim ban…

Festival of Cultures 2017

Festival of Cultures 2017

Bethel Redding is presenting Festival of Cultures on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Redding Civic Auditorium. International students from over 40 countries will be sharing their beloved countries and cultures with us through beautiful displays, fascinating handouts and samples of their delicious cuisines at this fun…

High-Functioning Sociopath

The United States and the world is experiencing a new, alarming, dangerous and destructive reality since January 20, 2017.

World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week is February 1-7. Every year the first week of February has been designated by the United Nations since 2010 as a week to showcase and celebrate the ongoing work of interreligious harmony and peacemaking. With President Trump’s January 27, 2017, thinly-veiled, anti-muslim executive order of extreme vetting…

Vulnerable Employment Around the World

Isolation views in the United States focus on our loss of jobs, but poor job quality remains a pressing issue worldwide. 1.5 billion people are in “vulnerable employment situations” – this accounts for over 46 per cent of total employment! This should put things into perspective. The map above shows “own account work and contributing […]

December: A Season For Diverse Holidays

December: A Season For Diverse Holidays

Did you know that the first recorded date for of the celebration of the birth of Jesus goes back to 336 AD, which was a Roman celebration for the birth of Jesus on December 25; but in the East, the birth of Jesus was already observed with the Epiphany, on January 6th.…

The Emerging Future

The Emerging Future

As I started reading the 2013 book Leading from the Emerging Future, published by Berrett-Koehler, I noticed that I have 6 other titles with the same BK logo on the bottom of the spine, so I joined the BK Community. BK “connects people and ideas to create a better world…

Global Food & Hunger

Watch this 2-minute video to learn more about global food & hunger. Share it with your friends. One in nine people around the world will go hungry tonight. Due to undernutrition, obesity, vitamin deficiency, or some combination of the three, one-third of the world’s population suffers from malnutrition. People who are well fed perform better […]

Affirming Life in the Face of Occupation

Affirming Life in the Face of Occupation

Ata Manasra from the West Bank Palestinian village of Wadi Foquin will be speaking on the topic Affirming Life in the Face of Occupation, on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 6:30-8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding CA. This presentation will provide an opportunity to learn about…

Global Citizens

Can Tweets save the world? Did you know that there is an organization whose aim is to end extreme poverty by 2030? Over the last five years, millions of Global Citizens around the world have taken over six million actions to solve the world’s biggest challenges. That’s six million emails, tweets, petition signatures and phone calls […]

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) is currently taking place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 14-24, 2016.…

San Francisco Field Trip

San Francisco Field Trip

Want a fun and inexpensive field trip to San Francisco? Shasta College Geography 2B, led by Dan Scollon will visit San Francisco on Friday, April 15, 2016, leaving Shasta College at 7 a.m., returning Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 10 p.m.. Overnight accommodations are included in the $80 registration fee. Learn…

Compassion Must Trump Fear

Compassion Must Trump Fear

The United States has a long history of welcoming the stranger – both those seeking political asylum and immigrants. Judeo-Christian tradition also places high value on welcoming the stranger, contrary the current political rhetoric from Donald Trump about building walls to keep out immigrants and foreigners. Even conservative Christians insist that,”compassion must trump…

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Today, February 8, 2016 is the beginning of Chinese New Year, a 2-week festival celebrated at the start of the new moon. The Chinese zodiac consists of a 12-year cycle, each year of which is named after a different animal that imparts distinct characteristics to its year. Chinese tradition says that the…

The Economically Privileged and Over-Consuming Class

The Economically Privileged and Over-Consuming Class

“Our daily lives in Western society are built on the exploitation and impoverishment of people around the world. The chains of structural evil that bind us into systemic exploitation of others and of the Earth are intricate and cleverly hidden. These forces include intricate webs of interrelated power arrangements, ideologies, values,…

Millennium Development Goal Success

Some good news in 4 minutes. John Green examines the progress of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals over the last 15 years and looks ahead to the Global Goals. Can we live in a world where extreme poverty and undernourishment are rare? Are we closer to gender equality? How have infant mortality rates and maternal […]

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

The world has achieved remarkable success in meeting some of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals, although significant gaps still persist. As the United Nations is now celebrating its seventieth anniversary they met from September 25-17, 2015 to adopt new global Sustainable Development Goals.They released Transforming Our World – the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable…

Internal Travel with Global Spirit

Internal Travel with Global Spirit

Since 2003, Krista Tippett has taken us on an audio and podcast journey toward the meaning of being human, through her NPR program On Being. Now, Global Spirit is billed as “the first internal travel’ online TV and DVD series – an unprecedented inquiry into the universe of human consciousness, humankind’s belief…

Creating a Future for Good

Creating a Future for Good

In 2013 Institute for the Future (IFTF) in Palo Alto, CA launched the Future for Good Fellowship Program, a four-month partnership to bring together innovative social thinkers/visionaries to turn their imagination into reality and action. So far Future for Good has partnered with 12 Fellows: 2014 Tim Hwang – @timhwang is Principal Investigator, Data & Society Research…

The Future Starts Right Here With Us

The Future Starts Right Here With Us

Where do we want to be heading? It starts right here with us. “The future does not start somewhere far off in the distance. The future starts here” says Tiffany Shlain, in the mini movie Idea Porn – yes, click the link to watch the 4:36 minute video. Be part of the…

What’s In Your Closet?

National Geographic invites us to “Celebrate Geography and The New Age of Exploration” this year from November 17th through the 23rd in 2013. We are all interdependent, but are we really aware of these connections and the impact of our simple choices of what we wear? Check out this interesting interactive…

Girl Rising

International Day of the Girl Child is October 11, 2013 as established by the United Nations. Read about GirlUp at Huffington Post.

Food Justice and an Interconnected Spiritual Worldview

This important 28 minute film, A Thousand Suns, tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region. This isolated area has remained remarkably intact both biologically and culturally. It is one of the most densely populated rural regions of Africa yet its people […]

Local Voices for Global Change

“Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.” From their website: “Internews provides communities the resources to produce local news and information with integrity and independence. With global expertise and reach, Internews trains both media professionals and […]

The Martyrs Project

As noted in the Progressive Christianity website, “ROMERO is the first single from The Martyrs Project’s special event album, Martyrs Prayers.” To purchase deluxe edition CD or obtain more information, please visit http://www.themartyrsproject.com. All lyrics contained in this song are the transcribed prayers of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero (1917-1980). Romero was murdered in 1980 while celebrating […]

Glorious Victory?

The above Diego Rivera painting Glorious Victory, portrays the US intervention in Guatemala where we can see Colonel Carlos Castillo Armas greeting Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, who is holding a bomb with the face of Eisenhower, surrounded by bananas and dead boys.  To his left side US ambassador John…

Day of Truth

Today, March 24th is the United Nation’s International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, in commemoration of the assassination of Archbiship Oscar Romero 33 years ago. In 1980, he was killed by gunshot while consecrating the Eucharist during Roman…

Here’s to the Crazy Ones

Here’s to the Crazy Ones

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About…

Contemplative Activism

In this video Phileena Heuertz is interviewed by Eric Elnes of Darkwood Brew. Word Made Flesh was founded in 1991, as a non-profit organization existing to serve among the most vulnerable of the world’s poor. In 1994, WMF opened its first children’s home in Chennai, India focusing primarily on pediatric AIDS care. WMF has since […]

Global Issues

Global Issues

Anap Shah is the author of Global Issues web site, which contains over 550 articles discussing issues of trade, poverty, globalization, human rights, geopolitics and the environment. Spread over these articles, there are over 7,000 links to external articles, web sites, reports and analysis to help provide credence to Anap’s arguments.…

2013 Hunger Report

Bread for the World has published it’s 2013 Hunger Report. Here are a few highlights to stimulate you to learn more and become an advocate. The 2000s were a decade of extraordinary progress against global poverty. More people escaped poverty during the 2000s than any other decade in history. More…

Global Oneness Day

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 is being commemorated at Global Oneness Day by the Shift Network with a summit featuring 40+ speakers and musicians. Global Oneness Day was created “to spread the message of oneness in the world so that you can be empowered to create a culture of peace and prosperity,…

Camp Darfur in Redding, CA

Simpson University will host Camp Darfur, a traveling refugee camp designed to raise awareness of genocide, on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 on its campus at 2211 College View Drive, Redding, CA. Activities, which are free and open to the public, begin at 10 a.m. on the lawn next to the…

Geospatial Technologies Use For Good

Geospatial Technologies Use For Good

Here are a few examples of how geospatial technologies can be used for good or evil: In April 2012, U.S. President Barack Obama issued an executive order that for the first time will allow U.S. authorities to impose sanctions on foreign entities who help authoritarian governments use modern technologies to commit…

Celebrating Our Millennium Development Goals Successes

The adoption of the Millennium Declaration in 2000 by all United Nations Member States marked an historic moment, as world leaders committed to tackle extreme poverty in its many dimensions and create a better life for everyone by 2015. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) translate this commitment into a framework…

From Trees to Networks

I love the animations that accompany these talks, but the thought that emanate from RSA is what’s really interesting. Collaborative networks are replacing hierarchical, top down, tree structures in many areas of life. The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is an enlightenment organization committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. […]

World Urban Forum

World Urban Forum

World Urban Forum will be in Naples, Italy September 1-7, 2012. The Forum has become the preeminent conference on all things urban. It brings together government ministers, mayors, diplomats, grassroots women’s organizations, youth and slum dwellers groups, planners, engineers and architects, academics, and the private sector as partners working for better…

Genocide No More – Save Darfur

Here are some interesting maps and history of Darfur and South Sudan: United Nations Joint Logistics Centre – Since August 2006, the UNJLC has maintained a GIS-mapping capacity in Juba, Southern Sudan, aiming to improve humanitarian logistics coordination. Foremost in that effort has been to accurately map the roads of Southern Sudan and their cargo […]

Saint Patricks Day – Wear Blue, Orange or White?

According to Huffington Post, “It’s said that blue was originally the color associated with the holiday but over time green took over in popularity due to Ireland’s nickname as “The Emerald Isle”, the green in the Irish flag and the clover that St. Patrick used in his teachings about Catholicism.…

Did Global Warming Lead to Syria’s Unrest?

Reds and oranges in the map above highlight lands around the Mediterranean that experienced significantly drier winters during 1971-2010 than the comparison period of 1902-2010. Joe Romm of Climate Progress argues that social unrest in Syria may have been acerbated by drought and long term climate change (global warming). The…

Global Voices

Eric Whitacre’s “virtural choir” shows the power of the internet to unite us all globally. He sent out a call to singers all over the world and then edited 185 separately-recorded vocal parts from singers around the world in this production – each performer was individually guided by Whitacre’s own conductor’s video. Is this what the […]

Realities of Conflict Between Israel and Palestine

According to peacemaking advocate and Campus Minister at Stanford, Rev. Geoff Browning, “There is a growing gap between U. S. Middle East policy and the realities on the ground in Israel/Palestine.” Scores of church leaders in the Bay Area heard in-depth presentations October 29, 2011 on the Israel-Palestine crisis. The…

A Voice from Israel – Personal Experiences with Darfur Refugees

This letter is from a reserve Israeli soldier. It was sent to me by Marv Steinberg who lives here in Redding, who received it from a Sara Kornfield in Colorado who works with “Change the world…”TM, an agency that built a daycare center in Israel for toddler refugees who went through the…

Why Save Darfur?

My friend Marv Steinberg wrote this very personal and important response to my question of why he became an activist, drawing attention to the dreadful situation of genocide in Darfur and calling for change in our government’s foreign policy: “In March of 2006 I watched the reports of Anne Curry…

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