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Welcome to Global Visions, the place at Global News with links to organizations & individuals at the forefront of consciousness expansion, spiritual activism, and new scientific paradigms. Check the Global Vision page for the latest Global Vision stories or check out the left hand nav bar for the latest missives from the intersection of spirit, consciousness and cultural creativity. Use this link directory to inspire and cultivate your own vision of how together we can create a world where there is justice for all, food & clean water for all, and there is open discourse about the issues of our times. Let's envision a world in balance, where each being is free and encouraged to evolve to their highest capabilities.
The Arias Foundation
(CR) The Arias Foundation is a private, non-profit organization registered in Costa Rica, dedicated to fostering the transition toward peace in Central America, and focused primarily on this region. The Arias Foundation promotes dialogue as the best means of solving conflicts and differences of any nature. The Arias Foundation has been instrumental in the birth of The Alliance for the New Humanity, an international peace organization whose founding members include: Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias Sanchez, Grammy award-winner Ricky Martin, Kerry Kennedy-Cuomo, Deepak Chopra and Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams.
According the the Alliance website, “The Alliance for the New Humanity came to light spontaneously, when individuals from all walks of life, concerned about the dehumanizing trends that prevail in the world, got together to assess the deterioration of human values as perceived in the upsurge of, accelerating economic and social inequalities, terrorism and wars, social violence, ecological degradation and a generalized spread of social fear, individual frustration and lack of respect for life.”
“They concluded that the root cause of these problems is the indifference to the other, as a result of the materialistic models adopted as organizing principles of society, with their emphasis on selfishness, competition, accumulation, and separateness.
Many people in the world perceive the need for more positive thinking, for a more compassionate society, for a less poignant media envelope.The purpose of the Alliance is to connect these sensitive individuals, into a global human network, that leads to the creation of a critical mass that influences national and international policy towards a more compassionate humanity.”
(IN) Delhi-based Booker award winning author Arundhati Roy has gained international fame for her book, The God of Small Things, and for her untiring activism in India and throughout the world on behalf of the disenfranchised, the dispossessed, and the environment. Roy’s Znet homepage lists her most recent articles, and there’s also a Znet archive of many more articles by this global visionary.
Association for Global New Thought
(US) Once called the "religion of healthy-mindedness" by the philosopher, William James, the New Thought movement was born almost 150 years ago as a revolt against the negative dogmas so prevalent in the churches of that day. The early New Thought movement was driven by the discovery that physical healing was possible through the power of mind and spiritual awareness. As that initial idea unfolded into successful application, practitioners of New Thought began to see that the power of an uplifted consciousness could also bring healing to negative circumstances and conditions in one's personal life. As it evolves today, twenty-first century New Thought is driven by a far broader intention. Planetary healing through self-realization is emerging as the new promise of these teachings. The Association for Global New Thought's vision of planetary transformation is based on the conviction that there are universal spiritual truths which represent the emerging spiritual paradigm for the new millennium. The principles of universal spirituality are a statement of this paradigm and the essence of New Thought. They reflect the core teachings of the world's great spiritual traditions.
The Principles of Universal Spirituality:
There is one infinite, all-inclusive, creative, living Intelligence beyond and within the universe. Whether we call it God, Brahman, Allah, Spirit, or some other name, It is the Great All in which all things exist and of which all things have been made.
Our essential nature is spiritual. We are spiritual beings having a human experience, and as spiritual beings, we share in God's essential nature.
We have a creative relationship with our experience of life. The spiritual universe operates according to spiritual laws, which allows us to co-create our life experience consciously. Through right alignment with spiritual law and conscious contact with the Creative Intelligence within, we can achieve happiness and fulfillment
Life is a spiritual journey toward an awareness of the true source of our being. The ultimate destiny of every individual soul is to awaken to the true source of its being--God Itself.
(US) Bioneers is an educational nonprofit that strengthens and expands networks of practical visionaries working on behalf of the environment and people. The Food & Farming Connectivity Project helps spread community-bases sustainable food and farming practices.
California Institute of Integral Studies
(US) The California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco is an accredited institution of higher learning and research designed to integrate spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities, and the Earth. CIIS offers undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and continuing education courses.
The Bachelor of Arts Completion Program offers adult students a unique three-semester weekend program leading to a B.A. in Interdisciplinary studies. Graduate degrees are offered inEast-West Psychology, Transformative Leadership, Philosophy and Religion, Counseling and Psychology, and Social and Cultural Anthropology. Online courses leading to a graduate degree include: Transformative Leadership and Transformative Learning & Change - Ph.D. in Humanities. Distance learning classes open to all include courses in writing, spirituality and community activism and synchronicity as a path to miracles. Prominent researchers and authors among the faculty include: enviro-feminist Charlene Spretnak, Professor of Mathematical Cosmology Brian Swimme, legendary researcher of consciousness Stanislav Graf, and futurist, biologist and Living Systems Design researcher Elisabet Sahtouris.
The Center for Alternative Development Initiatives
(PH) The Center for Alternative Development Initiatives (CADI) is a Philippine-based civil society organization (CSO) dedicated to the study, encouragement and implementation of sustainable development through threefolding partnerships. Nicanor Perlas is President of the CADI, in Manila. Perlas, who won the 2003 Right Livelihood Award, known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, is the author of over 100 articles and monographs including an international best selling book, Shaping Globalization: Civil Society, Cultural Power and Threefolding, translated in over 9 languages.
CADI offers regularly updated editorials and articles about a variety of global issues on its homepage, and has helpful introductory articles on globalization, sustainable development, sustainable agriculture, and threefolding with links to further information.
CADI and Perlas also publish an online magazine called TruthForce! with news articles, editorials, and deep analysis of issues relating to globalization, sustainable development, threefolding and spiritual activism in the Philippines and around the world.
The Center for Visionary Leadership
(US) The Center was founded in 1996 as a non-denominational, non-partisan educational center to help people develop the inner resources to be effective leaders and respond creatively to change. CVL features the work of internationally known authors and social innovators, citizen dialogues, and consulting services for business, government and the non-profit community. CVL offers courses on transformational change and inner development. Soul Light, the Center’s newsletter, contains amazing articles, like a recent report on five days of dialogue between the Dalai Lama and visionary thinkers from around the world. Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson are co-founders of The Center for Visionary Leadership in Washington, D.C. and co-founders of Sirius, an ecological village and spiritual community in Massachusetts as well as co-authors of Spiritual Politics (Foreword by the Dalai Lama). Their beautiful, deep and powerful article Invoking the Soul of America: The Spiritual Meaning of the 9/11 Crisis reveals the beauty and potential of the American spirit. The CVL article archive is a treasure trove of well-written deeply researched pieces on visionary leadership, spiritual practice, the science of the soul, socially responsible business practices, and much, much more.
(US) The mission of the Chopra Foundation is to advance the cause of mind/body spiritual healing, education and research. Dr. Deepak Chopra, one of the stars of the alternative health and healing universe, hosts a very active message board, where Dr. Chopra will answer your questions concerning health, healing, spirit, meditation, yoga, synchronicity, knowledge and love. There’s also an introduction to Chopra’s unique brand of medicine, combining the Western allopathic model with the Ayurvedic method of healing, an ancient Indian modality of medicine based upon the three “doshas”, and a “dosha quiz” that will help you determine your own personal body type and constitution, and thus the nutritional, exercise and spiritual programs best suited to you.
Christian Peacemaker Teams
(CA, US) The CPT Steering Committee (SC) is made up of 12 persons, representing each of the four supporting denominations, Mennonite Church, Church of the Brethren, General Conference Mennonite and Friends. CPT sends observer teams of Christian peacemakers to global troublespots to bear witness, conduct prayer vigils, discover the truth about the conflict, and bring that truth into the public sphere. Work for peace. Learn how to join a Peacemaker Team.
CPT was conceived in the mid 1980s when peace church people were seeking new ways to express their faith. Grass roots wars had broken out in many places including Central America, and in North Americathe U. S.government repeatedly was identified with the elite groups of outmoded oppressive systems. Emerging in that period was a consciousness that by using the creative energy of nonviolence together with organized groups, ordinary people could stand in front of the guns and encourage less violent ways for change to happen. People were learning that courageous faith could overcome cynicism. CPT's Adopt-a-Detainee Campaign matches individual Iraqi detainees with congregations, mosques, synagogues, or peace groups who organize their members to write two letters on the detainee's behalf - one addressed to a U.S. legislator and one to an official in the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq.
Circle of Life
(US) Eco-activist Julia Butterfly Hill’s organization Circle of Life is a leader in the spiritual activation movement of shifting consciousness and turning it to spiritually-based action. CoL believes that change is only possible when it starts at the individual level - it starts with you. Through CoL outreach efforts, tens of thousands of individuals have been inspired, educated and connected to opportunities for making a difference in their communities and in the world, and they are doing it, one recycling program, one tree sit, one shareholder resolution and one electric car at a time.
For inspiration, read Julia’s story of Luna and the Tree Sit. For 738 days forest activist Julia Butterfly Hill lived 180 feet high in the canopy of an ancient redwood tree to help make the world aware of the plight of ancient forests. Julia, with great help from steelworkers and environmentalists, successfully negotiated to permanently protect the tree and a nearly three-acre buffer zone. She came down to a world that recognized her as a heroine and powerful voice for the environment.
For education, read Solutions You Can Use, an archive with a wealth of articles on how to green your own home, guides to organic and vegan products, how to recycle and reduce waste, green shopping and things you can do to change the world.
Kids Zone provides fun environmental art projects poems and Julia’s story as told for kids.
Check out Julia’s blog for updates and poetry from Julia.
Key CoL campaigns include: campaign for old growth; boycott Ford campaign; the Paper campaign; and Rock the Vote.
(IN) His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, offers a unique, spiritual perspective on world affairs, and his efforts to bring peace between Tibet and China won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. The next day he gave this lecture on world affairs and proposed a Zone of Ahimsa (Nonviolence) in Tibet to end the long-standing troubles there. Additional speeches available online address the key problems of our 21st century world.
The Dalai Lama’s diamond-pure teachings on the Eight Verses for training the mind offer a beautiful introduction to the timeless wisdom of the Buddhist religion.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
(MY) Myanmar (Burmese) Nobel prize winner Aung Suu Kyi is a living international symbol of nonviolent resistance to tyranny. Despite having won national elections in 1990 with 82% of the vote, despite being held in house arrest, Aung Suu Kyi was denied her rightful victory by the military junta. She has communicated with the world through her letters, interviews and speeches throughout her long ordeal. She spoke to the Shambala Sun about peace, alienation and people power. Released from confinement in 2002, she was for a time said to be involved in “secret talks” with the military junta concerning Myanmar’s political future. But Amnesty International’s Library on Myanmar details the massive human rights abuses that continue in Myanmar, and which have accelerated in 2003 and 2004, leading to Aung Suu Kyi’s re-confinement.
Era of Peace
(US) This New Age website is produced by New Age Study of Humanity's Purpose, Inc. which sponsors the annual World Congress On Illumination. You’ll find frequent updates on the spiritual meaning of current global events and templates for prayers and meditations to foster peace among all peoples of the Earth. There’s a handy guide to free seminars conducted around the country on “How to Create the Life You Want NOW”, and information about the annual World Congress on Illumination .
Fellowship of Reconciliation
(US) Since 1915, The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) has carried on programs and educational projects concerned with domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience. A nonviolent, Interfaith, tax exempt organization, FOR promotes nonviolence and has members from many religious and ethnic traditions. It is a part of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), which has affiliates in over 40 countries. The site offers a wealth of background analysis, commentary by national and world leaders, and articles concerning the world’s troublespots, including: Iraq, Palestine/Israel, Latin America and the Caribbean.
(UK) George Monbiot’s website contains an amazing archive of articles on an array of issues including globalization, the environment, global politics, war and peace, and health and safety. Monbiot is the author of several best selling books: “The Age of Consent: a manifesto for a new world order” and “Captive State: the corporate takeover of Britain”; as well as the investigative travel books “Poisoned Arrows, Amazon Watershed” and “No Man's Land”. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian newspaper.
He helped to found The Land is Ours, which has occupied land all over the country, including 13 acres of prime real estate in Wandsworth belonging to the Guinness corporation and destined for a giant superstore. The protesters beat Guinness in court, built an eco-village and held onto the land for six months. More Monbiot articles can be found at Monbiot’s Znet Homepage.
(US) Global Music Project is an online music store where musicians can upload their songs for sale and donate the proceeds to charities working to improve the environment, promote human rights and provide disaster relief worldwide. You can listen to a 60-second excerpt of a song before you purchase. Songs are $1 each but you can choose to donate a higher amount if you wish.
Artists can donate the use of an original song and we'll help promote you to the world. If you are an artist, click on "UPLOAD YOUR MUSIC" and upload your song(s) as an mp3 (the digital audio music format).
100% of proceeds (less operating costs) go to Tolerance.org (promoting the spread of peace and tolerance), World Wildlife Fund (dedicated to protecting the world's wildlife and wildlands), and also support the efforts of Sierra Club, Doctors Without Borders, Mercy Corps, and UNICEF.
(US) California based Green Sangha brings spiritual practice and environmental work together. Green Sangha chapters meet once a month to meditate, educate, and support each other, and to plan and perform direct environmental actions. Meetings are designed to help develop the qualities of calmness, lucidity, and. Green Sangha is non-denominational and finds inspiration from the lives of non-violent leaders such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., The Dalai Lama, and Julia Butterfly Hill. We incorporate a deep ecological perspective and experiential exercises based on Joanna Macy's work. Our groups are based on shared leadership and full participation.
Green Sangha’s Action Menu provides information on the sustainable ocean campaign, how to protect yourself from genetically modified foods, wise energy use, and conservation in the home. You can get involved by starting a Green Sangha chapter in your own hometown, and this page provides an outline of first steps toward organizing a local chapter, plus an overview of the Green Sangha meeting process.
(IS) Gush Shalom, translated from Hebrew, means "The Peace Bloc" and constitutes the nucleus of the Israeli peace movement. The primary aim of Gush Shalom is to influence Israeli public opinion and lead it towards peace and conciliation with the Palestinian people. Their website contains documents about the current "road map", the separation wall, and alleged war crimes, along with an invaluable collection of primary source documents such as The Geneva Accord, The Wye Report, violations of the Oslo Accord, and more.
The Hunger Site: Give Food For Free to Hungry People in the World
US) The Hunger Site focuses the power of the Internet on a specific humanitarian need; the eradication of world hunger. On average, over 220,000 individuals from around the world visit the site each day to click the "give free food" button and help feed the hungry. Each click on the "Give Free Food" button funds food for the hungry, paid for by site sponsors whose ads appear after you click and provided to people in need around the world through the efforts of Mercy Corps and America's Second Harvest. Each click helps feed the hungry with the value of 1.1 cups of staple food.
Indonesian Network of Lightworkers
(INDO) Join the Bridge of Light Global Peace Meditation daily at noon in every time zone. Get news updates on global peace projects and reports on Indonesian affairs. Link up with Reiki organizations and Ashrams in Indonesia doing lightwork for global peace.
International Action Center
(US) Founded by former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, IAC provides a wealth of information, articles, videos, CDs and books on the world’s trouble spots, including Afghanistan, Africa, Balkans, Iraq, Japan, and Palestine, and analysis of the international peace movement. Read free chapters from "Haiti: A Slave Revolution 200 Years After 1804" to get a capsule history of this troubled Caribbean nation and analysis of Haiti’s current crisis.
The International Simultaneous Policy Organisation
(UK) The International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (ISPO) is a growing association of citizens worldwide who use their votes in a coordinated, effective way to drive all nations to co-operate in solving our planetary crisis. ISPO goes beyond merely demanding greater political accountability by offering citizens a new way of restoring genuine democracy lawfully and peacefully, one vote at a time.
ISPO started as an idea which occurred to British businessman, John Bunzl, towards the end of 1998. The essence of the idea is a viable technology for making the vital transition from today’s destructive global economic competition to a new paradigm of fruitful global cooperation, and to do so within the framework of existing national and international institutions and political processes. This ‘technology’ is set out in brief on this website and in more detail in Bunzl's book, The Simultaneous Policy – An Insider’s Guide to Saving Humanity and the Planet.
There is no shortage of sensible solutions to our global problems. What the world lacks is an effective means to cooperatively implement them everywhere, simultaneously. Individual nations cannot tackle the challenge of global problems alone or even in limited alliances or unions. Other nations, alliances or unions would still be free to ignore or exploit problems like global warming, cheap labour, and corporate tax shelters to gain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
The key is for citizens to adopt SP. By adopting SP, we pledge to vote in future elections not for a particular politician or party, but for any political party or candidate, within reason, who has signed the pledge to implement SP. Alternatively, if we still have a preference for a particular party, our adoption signifies our desire for our party to sign the SP pledge. Adopting SP is no risk for anyone because the implementation of SP only proceeds when all or sufficient nations have signed the Pledge.
Click here to adopt SP.
(UK) Legendary scientist, author, environmentalist and researcher James Lovelock formulated The Gaia Theory, which proposes that the Earth functions as a living organism. An introduction to The Gaia Theory provides a brief overview of the theory and of the conflict between Lovelock and the Neo-Darwinists, who argue for a materialistic, mechanistic, competition-driven model of life on Earth. In a paper presented to the United Nations University in 1992, Lovelock describes the origins of the Gaia Theory and answers the objections of neo-Darwinists. Lovelock’s books include: GAIA: A New Look at Life on Earth; Homage to GAIA: The Life of an Independent Scientist; and The Ages of GAIA: A Biography of our Living Earth. The MetaHistory Quest website provides an engaging and informative deconstruction of the GAIA mythos, a new cosmic story for a post-Newtonian world.
Jed Myers, Poet
Jed A. Myers is a Seattle poet and musician whose writing has been published in various journals, posted on web sites, heard on radio, and performed, mostly by Jed, in an array of settings in the Pacific Northwest. He’s won several regional awards, and hosts a regular poetry gathering in his part of town. His loose network of collaborators, ArtsforHearts, puts on benefits in local spaces for a wide range of real life causes. Click on the link above to read Jed's poetry found in his archive here at Satya Center which includes some inspired pro peace poems.
Paper Window 2006
Read more poetry at Jed Myer's Archive at Satya Center
(US) Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, Ph.D., is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. She is also a leading voice in movements for peace, justice, and a safe environment. Joanna’s web site opens doors to new bodies of visionary thought about the inter-relationship of humanity and our environment, time-tested spiritual practices, and pioneering group methods that provide powerful inspirations to us in our spiritual practice, intellectual activities and practical political life. Joanna shares these resources in service to the revolution of our time: the "Great Turning" from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization. You'll find: Buddhist teachings, living systems theory, and deep ecology; experiential methods for group learning, known as the Work that Reconnects, including despair work, deep ecology work, and deep time work; empowering ideas, such as Nuclear Guardianship; and practices for inspiration and renewal, such as the Council of All Beings and the Elm Dance.
(US) Lapis magazine, the online publication of New York's Open Center, has a holistic editorial philosophy reflected in its content. Lapis offers articles on both the outer world of society and the environment and the inner world of soul and spirit. You'll find articles by on world affairs by Mikhael Gorbachev, Ralph Nader and David Korten, articles on technology by Stephen Talbott and Neil Postman, and articles on meditation by Robert Thurman, along with a rich archive of essential writings that will expand your consciousness and spark new insights about the world around you. The New York Open Center is the city’s leading venue for holistic learning. The Open Center offers a comprehensive range of workshops, conferences, lectures, and performances covering the whole spectrum of holistic learning. It is located on Spring St in Soho in downtown Manhattan.
LILIPOH is a unique quarterly wellness magazine dedicated to The Spirit in Life. They specialize in Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophical approach to nutrition, health and the environment. Visit the Lilipoh archive of stories we've featured here at SatyaCenter.com. Lilipoh offers information on the energetics of food, homeopathy, naturopathic medicine, and social health issues, health, homeopathy and naturopathic medicine, Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, nutrition, the arts, community life and more! Filled with lively articles by healthcare professionals, therapists, educators, farmers and progressive thinkers, Lilipoh adds a whole new dimension to healthier lifestyles and a healthy environment.
Mavericks of the Mind
(US) This site has the complete texts of two remarkable books, psychedelic art, and more. Mavericks of the Mind and Voices from the Edge contain thought-provoking interviews with over thirty of the leading thinkers of our time, including: Terence McKenna, Riane Eisler & David Loye, Timothy Leary, Rupert Sheldrake, Marija Gimbutas, Annie Sprinkle, Jerry Garcia, Jason Lanier, Matthew Fox, Jean Houston, William Irwin Thompson, and Ram Dass.
May Peace Prevail on Earth
(US) The World Peace Prayer Society is a nonprofit, non-sectarian, member-supported organization dedicated to spreading the message and prayer May Peace Prevail on Earth all over the world. It was founded in Japan by Masahisa Goi in 1955, and in 1988 the world headquarters moved to New York. In 1990 the Society was accepted as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in affiliation with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. Download prayers for world peace in 83 languages, audio and video clips of peace prayers in various languages, and peace prayers and flags from the different countries of the world. You can obtain “peace poles” for your yard, your community, or your office.
(US) This holistic web portal and e-zine focuses on the development of the intuitive faculties, with articles by well-known authors and practitioners in many fields: Conscious eating, healing and health issues, yoga, astrology, the spirituality of ancient cultures, channeling, and more. You’ll also find reviews of books, movies and music of interest to the spiritual community, and listings of holistic and spiritual events in New York and throughout the United States. Readers are encouraged to submit articles for publication. MerlianNews.com is published and edited by Merryn Jose, a professional spiritual intuitive, writer and teacher who lives in New York City. She comes from a long lineage of practising Celtic psychics and healers.
M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
(US) The M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, sponsored by Christian Brothers University in South Memphis, Tennesse, was founded in 1991 by the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, and his wife, Sunanda. The Gandhi Institute library includes some basic history about Gandhi and “satyagraha”, the practice of nonviolent civil disobedience Gandhi made famous. You’ll also find articles about nonviolence in the 21st century and how we can apply the principles of nonviolence in our own lives. Many of the Institute's events are aimed at conflict prevention, anger management, and relationship- and community-building.
“Satyagraha and sarvodaya were Mahatma Gandhi's most significant and revolutionary contributions to contemporary political thought. The fundamental concepts of satya and ahimsa, truth and non-violence, can be found in the world's major religious and philosophical traditions; Gandhi's originality lay in the way he fused them in both theory and practice. His doctrines of satyagraha or non-violent resistance and sarvodayaor universal welfare were at once the logical corollaries of his fundamental premises about human perfectibility, and the mature fruit of his repeated experiments with political action and social reform,” explains Raghavan Iyer, librarian of the Theosophical Society Online Library. To learn more, read Iyer's insightful spiritual perspective on NonViolent Resistance and Social Transformation, and Iyer’s analysis of Gandhi's transformative use of the traditional Hindu metaphysical concepts of swaraj (freedom from bondage, or liberation) and sarvodaya (non-violent socialism) in his satyagraha theory and practice.
Not in Our Name
(US) The Not In Our Name Project is a national network of individuals and organizations committed to building, strengthening and expanding resistance to stop the U.S. government's entire course of war and repression being waged in the name of "fighting terrorism." This course has three main components:
• The War on the World - The U.S. government has engaged in preemptive military actions and wars and brazenly states its determination to "change regimes" where it sees fit, promising wars that will last a generation and supplying arms and aid used to terrorize people around the world.
• Detentions, Deportations and Roundups of Immigrants - The U.S. government has effectively stripped immigrants, especially Arabs, Muslims and South Asians, of rights, in laws and acts reminiscent of the very tyranny from which our government is supposedly liberating people.
• Police State Restrictions - The U.S. government has instituted stark new repressive measures, such as the U.S. PATRIOT and Homeland Security Acts, designed to create fear, intimidate opposition and silence dissent.
The NION homepage features headline news concerning global war news and news about the peace movement in the U.S. Organizing materials are available online. An ongoing archive of articles reports the latest news about peace activists and activities around the country, constituting an up-to-the-minute virtual history of the American peace movement in the 21st Century.
(UK) Global visionary, author, geo-strategic thinker, astrologer, meditation instructor, and peace activist, Palden Jenkins’ website offers a wealth of articles on issues of global significance. You’ll find excerpts from Palden’s latest book Healing the Hurts of Nations: The Human Side of Globalization, which explores the deep historical and psycho-spiritual roots of today’s ethnic, religious and political conflicts, along with a detailed road map for a 21st century pathway to a peaceful, sustainable global civilization. Palden’s archive includes an amazing and insightful vision of humanity’s next seventy years based upon astrology and personal insight. You’ll also find articles on crop circles, communications with extra-terrestrials, peace meditations in Yugoslavia and Kosovo, and a suggested meditation to overcome world negativity. Palden also offers excerpts from a best-selling New Age book he edited, The Only Planet of Choice, containing transcripts of channeled sessions received by well-known psychic Phyllis Schlemmer who channeled the Council of Nine, a group of extraterrestrial intelligences. Gene Roddenberry, producer of Star Trek, participated in some of these sessions as the book documents.
Hope I Die Before I Get Old: Understanding Muslim Extremism (2007)
Read more of Palden's articles at Satya Center in the Palden Jenkins Archive
Peace Blend – Third Way Café – Mennonite Media
(US) A Mennonite and Anabaptist Church site focusing on the role of Jesus as Peacemaker. The Mennonite Churchis a historic peace church that grew out of the Protestant Reformation in Europe in the early 1500s. A small group of reformers felt the New Testament taught that church should be separate from state. They believed their ultimate loyalty was to God, and that Jesus’ disciples should follow his example and put away the sword. They also believed people should voluntarily follow Christ through adult baptism, rather than being baptized into the state church as infants. Thousands of these Anabaptists (“rebaptizers”) were persecuted and martyred during the next two generations. Check out the frequently updated Peace Story page for insightful, historical stories about pacifism as practiced by leaders from different cultures around the world, and read stories that can help us learn what it means to practice living peace.
Peace Brigades International
(UK) Peace Brigades International (PBI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) which protects human rights and promotes nonviolent transformation of conflicts. When invited, PBI sends teams of volunteers into areas of repression and conflict. The volunteers accompany human rights defenders, their organizations and others threatened by political violence. Perpetrators of human rights abuses usually do not want the world to witness their actions. The presence of volunteers backed by a support network helps to deter violence. We create space for local activists to work for social justice and human rights. Currently, PBI volunteers are protecting human rights activists in Colombia, Indonesia, and Mexico, as well as a project restarting in Guatemala and a joint project with other organizations in Chiapas, Mexico. Unarmed BodyGuards is an inspirational book recounting the experiences of PBI volunteers.
Peacemaker Circle International
(US) The Peacemaker Community is a group of individuals and organizations from different cultures, religions and societies taking action in various areas, including social and economic justice, conflict resolution, AIDS, education, and the environment. Peacemaker Community Circles currently operate in the United States, France , Holland, Italy, Belgium, Mexico and Jordan. In partnership with Richard Gere, PCI is sponsoring a major artists event in May 2005, Middle East Live: 2005. The Bearing Witness Delegations will feature world-class artists from Israel, Arab countries, and the West. Its purpose is to use the creative energy of the arts to transform consciousness in the Middle East region. The event will also include a summit of spiritual leaders, including Nobel Prize winner His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Zen Circle Empowerment Studies Training, and other Peacemaker Circle Training is available for those interested in learning how to nurture and grow local zen peacemaker circles and how to network with other peacemakers around the world. The Bearing Witness Journal features peacemaker stories and news.
(FR) The Most Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist teacher and world-renowned peace activist, founded the Unified Buddhist Church (Eglise Bouddhique Unifieé) in France in 1969, in Plum Village France. The UBC operates the Green Mountain Dharma Center and Maple Forest Monastery in Vermont, USA and the Deer Park Monastery in California. On this site you’ll find transcripts of Dharma Talks by Thich Nhat Hanh, mindfulness trainings, an archive of articles written by Thich Nhat Hanh on world events post 9/11 and chanting materials. You can find additional Thich Nhat Hanh information, biography, bibliography, teachings and articles here.
Psychic and Spirit Magazine
(UK) Psychic & Spirit Magazine is dedicated to helping readers develop a deeper sense of awareness in order to fulfill their life’s-purpose. You’ll find monthly columns on spirituality and inspirational writing, a deep archive of articles on various meditation traditions and techniques, frequent columns on astrology traditions, a deep, rich library of articles on psychic experiences and the intersection of psychism and spirit, and a handy guide to holistic events throughout the UK. PS-Magazine.com is published and edited by Sahar, a professional intuitive who is the monthly Spiritual DIY Columnist for Britain’s Prediction Magazine. Sahar teaches creative meditation, and conducts workshops on Tarot, Dream Interpretations, and The Ancient Art of Coffee Cup reading.
Rupert Sheldrake Online
(UK) London-based visionary biologist Rupert Sheldrake’s ideas on the formation of evolving organisms, including our universe, rests upon the concept of morphic resonance, involving morphogenetic fields and how they hold memories and shape biological systems. Sheldrake has also written scientific papers on telepathy and psychic pets. Dr. Sheldrake’s experiments into the nature of the paranormal are legendary. Dr. Sheldrake’s many books include: The Sense of Being Stared At; Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home and Other Unexplained Powers of Animals; The Presence of the Past: Morphic Resonance and the Habits of Nature; Chaos, Creativity and Cosmic Consciousness; and A New Science of Life: The Hypothesis of Morphic Resonance.
Sojourners: Christians for Justice and Peace
(US) Sojourners is a Christian ministry whose mission is to proclaim and practice the biblical call to integrate spiritual renewal and social justice. Sojourners magazine covers global issues of faith, politics and culture from a progressive Christian perspective.
Soul Curry featuring articles on spirituality, meditation, health, body fitness, celebs‚ interviews, ancient and natural therapies, healthy lifestyles, and yoga.
(IN) -- Soul Curry is a new age magazine published in North India,
Learn about how mind works, the true nature of consciousness and enlightenment, and how to live a fully aware life.
Soul Curry features articles by luminaries such as Anandamurti Gurumaa and has regular features covering holistic health, yoga, pranayama & various new age therapies like Reiki, aromatherapy, massage, acupressure, Taijiquan, color and light therapy etc.
(US) Starhawk’s Beliefnet archive contains many articles written for this web portal on religion and spirituality. A Neo-Pagan political activist, Starhawk is the author or coauthor of nine books, including The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess, long considered the essential text for the Neo-Pagan movement, and the now-classic ecotopian novel The Fifth Sacred Thing. Starhawk is a veteran of progressive movements and deeply committed to bringing the techniques and creative power of spirituality to political activism. She travels internationally teaching magic, the tools of ritual, and the skills of activism. A collection of her recent political writings, with new commentary, was published in late 2002: Webs of Power: Notes from the Global Uprising.
Tamera: Centre for Human Ecology
(POR) Tamera is a Portuguese peace project and eco-village. The Tamera Manifesto for a Global Peace Culture explains the Tamera worldview and lays out a cultural roadmap for a peaceful global civilization. Tamera’s research work deals with new ways of healing both humans and nature. The aim is to develop a cultural model for a non-violent lifestyle: a "Healing Biotope". The different areas of research in Tamera, such as technology, ecology, nutrition, therapy, energy research, theology and early history research, are guided and complemented by spiritual research. At the core of Tamera’s spiritual research are: working with vision, dream research and the development of clairvoyance. The goal of Tamera’s spiritual research is to consciously re-establish a connection with cosmic information and universal wisdom. Tamera offers classes in spiritual development including field trips to power spots in Portugal, such as the stone circles at Evora.
The Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research
(SWE) This Swedish public policy research organization has twice received a prestigious Peace Award in Italy since 2000 for their untiring work analyzing the deep sources of conflict in the world’s troublespots and focusing a spotlight on individuals and organizations working to heal the wounds that surface as violence in all its forms. Read how TFF Associate Dr. N. Radhakrishnan, Hon. Ambassador, Soka University of America Chairman, Indian Council for Gandhian Studies, organized 185 Gandhian organizations in India to enroll 100,000 families pledged to nonviolence. TFF Associate Jonathan Powers writes a weekly column on world affairs articulating innovative approaches to seemingly intractable global conflicts and analysis that transcends the trendy, bi-polar thinking of much of the mainstream media. TFF white papers on global issues contain the kind of in-depth analysis that journalists, academics, and concerned citizens around the world will find valuable.
Trends Research Institute
(US) Trends research analysis expert, futurist, keynote speaker, and Institute Director, Gerald Celente is trusted by many large corporations as an authority on trend forecasting, research, and analysis. He is the author of the book Trends 2000 and publisher of the Trends Journal. Celente’s latest Trend Alert predicts that Pat Robertson is wrong in saying that George Bush will win re-election “in a walk” – instead John Kerry will win the 2004 election.
United for Peace and Justice
(US) UPJ is a coalition of hundreds of community groups and national organizations working for peace and social justice. Find upcoming peace and justice events in your area, local groups organizing around these issues, and resources for activists to get involved in these issues in their own hometowns. Current major campaigns include: the Iraq campaign, the global justice campaign, working to build bridges between the peace movement and the anti-corporate globalization movement, the nuclear disarmament campaign, the Palestine/Israel just peace campaign, and the civil liberties and immigrant rights campaign.
Dr. Vandana Shiva’s Znet Homepage
(IN, US) Here’s an archive of articles written by Dr. Vandana Shiva, a physicist, ecologist, activist, editor, and author of many books. In India she has established Navdanya, a non violent activist movement for biodiversity conservation and farmers' rights whose tactics stem from the satyagraha teachings of M. K. Gandhi. She directs the 'Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology' in Dera Dun, Uttar Pradesh, India. Her most recent books are Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge and Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply.
(US) This website provides cool online tools for citizen involvement in peace and justice issues. The legislative action center has an up-to-the-minute list of key political issues currently being debated in Congress, an interactive map of the US which is a guide to your elected officials, tools to help you register to vote, and a media guide for activists that helps you quickly locate and communicate with local and national news media on issues that concern you.
The What If Foundation
Margaret Trost, the founder of The What If Foundation, visited Haiti, for the first time in 2000. “She was stunned by the overwhelming poverty, but also deeply moved by the strength, determination and faith of the people she met. Returning home to the US, Margaret created the What If? Foundation with the “goal of providing food and education to impoverished children.” The Foundation’s “Feed My Lambs” Program works with Father Jean-Juste, in the outskirts of Port Au Prince, (the capital of Haiti) feeding over 500 children twice a week, every Wednesday and Sunday. Food is purchased from local Haitian farmers, prepared by dedicated cooks and served by 60 volunteers from the St. Clare's Catholic Parish, many of whom are hungry children themselves. Margaret told me that after the children are served, often there is enough food left over to feed the elderly, and then other adults.
You can help feed the children and the hungry in Haiti. One meal to feed a hungry child costs only $.50. You can make your tax deductible contribution by printing this form from their website and mailing your check to:
The What If? Foundation
1563 Solano Ave.#192
Berkeley, CA 94707
What If Foundation Archive at Satya Center to read more about their good work in Haiti.
Go to the What If? Foundation website to make donations to their wonderful programs for children in Haiti.