LEAVEN COLLECTION FOR THE POOR - Jerusalem
Youth Interfaith Encounter
"With the latest tragedies in Israel and Palestine threatening to shatter the uneasy truce of the past year, it feels heartening to read stories of Muslims, Jews, and Christians engaging in constructive face-to-face dialogue and action. The Interfaith Encounter Association is a network of a dozen or so "encounter" groups in Israel, including the Jerusalem Youth Interfaith Encounter. This spring, these youth struck upon a unique service project: gathering leaven from Jewish households that would otherwise go unused during Pesach and distributing it to Arab families."
Read the article at: http://www.interfaithnews.net/wp/2006/06/15/leaven-collection-for-the-poor-jerusalem-youth-interfaith-encounter/#more-151
COMMIT TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, Fight Global Warming, Vatican Tells U.N.
"The international community must commit to sustainable resource management policies that place the needs of the human family and protection of the environment above commercial and industrial concerns, the Vatican's representative to the United Nations told a May 11 session of the U.N. Economic and Social Council’s Commission on Sustainable Development." To find out more about URI, visit www.uri.org.
Read the article at: http://www.interfaithnews.net/wp/2006/06/11/commit-to-sustainable-development-fight-global-warming-vatican-tells/#more-148
COMBATING HIV/AIDS Demands Creative Partnerships, Religious Leaders Say
"This year marks the 25th anniversary of the recognition of HIV/AIDS as a new disease. In early June the United Nations held a "High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS" to review world progress toward lessening the impact of this pandemic. On the eve of the meeting, dozens of groups representing every world religion gathered for a prayer service and a press conference addressing the need for urgent action beyond mere words and declarations."
Read the article at: http://www.interfaithnews.net/wp/2006/06/07/combating-hivaids-demands-creative-partnerships-religious-leaders-say/#more-145
USAID Announces Funding For The
Inter Religious Campaign Against Malaria
"Malaria does not discriminate between Muslims and Christians." The Inter Religious Campaign Against Malaria in Mozambique, working with the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., USA, was recently awarded a major grant to fight malaria from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)."
Read the article at: http://www.interfaithnews.net/wp/2006/06/11/usaid-announces-funding-for-the-inter-religious-campaign-against-malaria-in/#more-147
LIVING SYNTHESIS - WORLD SERVICE
"In this issue, we are revisiting the idea of service as it is expressed by the new group of world servers today. Drawing on the work done in London, New York and Geneva over the Festival Week in December 2005, we will explore how the new group is helping to ground the theory and practice of Living Synthesis in the world. Themes addressed in Reflections on World Service (Newsletter 2005 #4) are picked up again, and examined from slightly different angles. The apparent simplicity of this topic may be deceptive. The idea of a group of people who are linked by a common purpose is nothing new – but a purpose as grand in scope as world service is new. Moreover, world service is as complex, organic and diverse as the world itself; and by the same token, so are the world servers. Yet there is something subtle, intangible, telepathic even, that unites them into a coherent whole. They are not an organisation, but something much more needed........."
Read the article at: http://www.lucistrust.org/goodwill/nl/2006/2/index.shtml
INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR TIBET G
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) works to promote human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Tibet. Founded in 1988, ICT is a non-profit membership organization with offices in Washington D.C., Amsterdam and Berlin.
"A group of famous mountaineers, ICT members and staff, and supporters reached the summit of Mt. Whitney on Friday, June 16, and raised more than $38,000 in pledges and donations. The climb, including legendary climbers Conrad Anker and Peter Croft, launched "50 for Tibet," an initiative of ICT members to climb the highest peak in every state within a one year period - an average of one peak per week, ending on Alaska's 20,320 foot Denali.."
"Each climber donated and/or raised funds which went to the Rowell Fund for Tibet, a program of the International Campaign for Tibet that gives grants up to $5,000 to Tibetans in India, Nepal, Tibet and elsewhere. The Fund focuses on environmental and women's issues, and photography and journalism, in honor of Galen and Barbara Rowell, who were prominent advocates for Tibet before a tragic plane accident took their lives in 2001. "
"Among the climbers was a young Tibetan scholar from Tibet who requested anonymity so that he could return to Tibet and carry on his work. Two years ago, he was one of the Tibetans who had received a Rowell Fund grant."
In 2005, we will continue to work vigorously for the freedom for all Tibetan political prisoners.
"The voiceless Tibetans inside Tibet are counting on us to speak up."
Please make a tax-deductible, donation to support ICT's work in the coming year.
John Ackerly, President
A World Day of Prayer, Invocation and Meditation.
An Invitation to Men and Women of Goodwill.
"World Invocation Day is a world day of prayer when men and women of every spiritual path join in a universal appeal to divinity and use The Great Invocation (translated into nearly 70 languages and dialects). Together they focus the invocative demand of humanity for the light, the love and the spiritual direction needed to build a world of justice, unity and peace.
Each year since 1952, people everywhere have celebrated World Invocation Day, joining in the affirmation of the oneness of humanity, the livingness of our relationship to God and the responsibility of humanity for the working out of the divine Plan on earth."
"Will you join in observing World Invocation Day - June 11, 2006 (reciting upon morning rising, noon, and before the evening retire) through the united use of the Great Invocation, and will you help to make this widely known?"
For more information contact World Goodwill.
THE GREAT INVOCATION
From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let Light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.
From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men -
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the centre which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
"The above Invocation, Mantra or Prayer
belongs to all Humanity. There are certain central truths and laws that
are accepted by all people worldwide, inherently and rightly so, - the
truth of a Being of the Highest Power Whom we contribute all things
known and unknown, governing, guiding, motivating energies of power
which are the just laws of the universe - LOVE."
(See Externalisation of The Hierarchy, pg 26...; Discipleship in the New Age, Vol. II, pg 148...;
The Reappearance of The Christ, pg 31; Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle, pg 138 - Alice A. Bailey)
"The definition of religion, which will in the future prove of greater accuracy than any yet formulated by the theologians, might be expressed as follows: Religion is the name given to the invocative appeal of humanity and the evocative response of the greater Life to that cry." - D.K. (See "The Reappearance of The Christ")
“There were potential public health concerns regarding sucralose that were dismissed by the FDA when they first approved this synthetic additive,” said Jim Turner, Esq. chairman of the board of Citizens for Health. “People should also know, however, that there has not been a single human clinical study on the finished product, Splenda.”
health concerns and adverse event self-reports are mounting as consumers are
currently turning to Web sites and chat rooms to document their experiences with
Splenda. Consumers have begun to allege that they have suffered health side
effects from use of......"
Read on at http://www.citizens.org/citizens-for-health-calls-on-fda-to-revoke-its-approval-of-sucralose
"About Citizens for Health
Citizens for Health is an international non-profit consumer advocacy group working to broaden healthcare options, create an integrative health system based on wellness, and advance the freedom to make health choices. The group promotes the fundamental policies needed to improve health choices and information in the U.S. and internationally. The group works with grassroots and education organizations and partners in the not-for-profit sector to ensure consumer access to dietary supplements, safe foods, a healthy environment and a wide range of healing therapies. Citizens for Health fosters active citizen leadership and organizes natural health consumers to create political and legislative solutions that support those rights."
For more information click (www.citizens.org)
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948) "Truth alone is eternal, everything else is momentary. It is more correct to say that Truth is God, than to say that God is Truth. ... All life (and truth) comes from the one universal source, call it Allah, God or Parmeshwara."
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