A global goodwill, interfaith newsletter
articles, events, people, and information in world affairs.
B. Books and Authors
C. Health and
"Wisdom is the light of truth, the knowing, the real, which enables us
The Will to Good is the light of Wisdom in the action of loving understanding, compassion,
and, pure-practical reasoning." - CJ Wheat
"Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift.
That is why they call it the present." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"Let reality govern my every thought, and TRUTH be the Master of my
life." - DK
A. Articles - Interfaithnews.net,
Worldgoodwill.org, SaveTibet.org, MercyCorps.org,
World Invocation Day.
Review: MORAL IMAGINATION: the Art
and Soul of Building Peace
Global Support Staff member Barbara Hartford reviews John Paul Lederach's Moral
Imagination: the Art and Soul
of Building Peace , wherein he asks "How do we transcend the cycles of
violence that bewitch our human community
while still living in them?"
Read the article at http://www.interfaithnews.net/wp/2005/04/02/review-moral-imagination-the-art-and-soul-of-building/
URI GLOBAL COUNCIL ENDORSES DARFUR UNITY
"The United Religions Initiative Global Council in
March voted to endorse the Darfur Unity Statement in recognition of the
continuing necessity for international intervention in the Darfur region of
Sudan. Originally signed by over 100 non-governmental agencies in July of 2004,
the Save Darfur Coalition’s Unity Statement remains relevant today with over
two million refugees in need of aid and death toll estimates in the region now
exceeding 300,000." To find out more about URI, visit www.uri.org.
Read the article at http://www.interfaithnews.net/wp/2005/04/07/urigc-darfur/
UNITING AGAINST RADICALISM
"While most pundits
blame Islamic fundamentalism (or Jewish, or Christian, etc.) for violence in the
name of religion, Turkish author Harun Yahya believes it is rather radicalism
that drives the supposedly-religious to violence. To achieve a mutual peace will
efforts at educating all believers about the truths in other religions and
downplaying radical ideologies."
Read the article at http://www.interfaithnews.net/wp/2005/03/30/uniting-against-radicalism/
HANS KUNG to be Awarded 2005 NIWANO PEACE PRIZE
"The Niwano Peace Foundation, a Buddhist
organization that annually recognizes and honors interreligious work through the
Niwano Peace Prize, will this year honor Christian theologian and interfaith
activist Hans Küng at a ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, on May 11, 2005."
Read the article at http://www.interfaithnews.net/wp/2005/03/30/niwano-2005/
GLOBAL PEACEWORKS 2004 Meets in New Delhi,
"As the year 2004 ended with many unresolved
violent conflicts among religious communities, a group of volunteers of diverse
faiths gathered in New Delhi, India to prove that peace among religions is
Also see coverage of the 2003
Read the article at http://www.interfaithnews.net/wp/2005/03/30/global-peaceworks-2004/
REFLECTIONS ON THE
"We live on a planet, and in a universe, of
which catastrophe and cataclysm are an integral part. Meteors have struck the
Earth, extinguishing large fractions of all living creatures; giant volcanoes
have devastated wide areas and changed planetary climate; sea levels have risen
and fallen, creating new patterns of habitable land. Because such events happen relatively
infrequently (relative to the short time spans of human civilisation), we find
it difficult to imagine their huge impact. Yet they do happen, and we must try
to find ways of acknowledging this. They may come tomorrow, or in a thousand
years, or in a million. Their unpredictability gives a salutary jolt to the
complacent comfort of life in the richer countries. The fact that such events
would affect us all can lead to an increased sense of human unity: and the
planet-wide generosity of the public, governments and businesses in the case of
the tsunami is a tangible and heartening sign of this........."
Read the article at http://lucistrust.org/goodwill/nl/2005/1/index.shtml
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
for the Panchen Lama a Success (April 29th, 2005)
The group of Tibetan exiles who cycled from Washington DC to the UN HQ to raise
awareness about Tibet's missing child Panchen Lama, arrived safely in New York
on his 16th Birthday (April 25). The cyclists received a warm welcome upon their
arrival from Tibet supporters and members of the Tibetan community. There, they
delivered a letter addressed to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan asking him to
pressure the Chinese government to release Gendun Choekyi Nyima, recognized as
the Panchen Lama by the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people."
"Statement from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Exile on
the 16th Birthday of Gendun Choekyi Nyima (April
We wish a very happy 16th Birthday to Gendun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen
Lama, on 25th April 2005. We cannot celebrate the day with him, as he is not
with us. No one even knows where the Chinese government is holding him. "
9 years, 348 days - Help find Tibet's Stolen Child!
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."
make a tax-deductible, donation to support ICT's work in the coming
John Ackerly, President
"MERCY CORPS is a non-profit organization
that exists to alleviate suffering,
poverty, and oppression by helping people
build secure, productive, just communities."
Mercy Corps Tsunami Relief - Latest updates -
"Mercy Corps introduces a new way to learn about and help
fund long-term rebuilding efforts to aid tsunami survivors. Margaret Larson, a
former news anchor for Seattle's KING-5 TV and Dateline NBC correspondent,
provides the voice for 'The Third Wave ' online interactive
Through it, you can learn about some of the projects Mercy
Corps will be undertaking in the region, such as farms, small business loans,
schools, fishing boats and health services.
Various donation levels are offered, so you can contribute a
portion of a small business loan for $35, or organize friends and neighbors to
raise $11,500 to rebuild a school.
Your support for projects such as these helps ensure a
lasting, sustainable recovery for coastal communities devastated by last
December's Indian Ocean tsunami. Already, Mercy Corps aid has reached nearly
400,000 people. But the devastation is immense. Reconstruction cost estimates
range as high as $12 billion, of which about $7-8 billion has been raised
In addition to our ongoing efforts in Indonesia, Sri Lanka
and India - the three nations hit hardest by the destructive waves - Mercy Corps
has launched a program to assist the Bender Beyla district in eastern Somalia,
where the tsunami washed out homes and destroyed the local fishing industry.
Across the tsunami-affected region, Mercy Corps is committed
to a substantial, long-term recovery."
"Please visit www.mercycorps.org/thirdwave
today and see how you can join our efforts."
"We need your
help to ensure critical aid and assistance to children and families.
Mercy Corps' programs in Sudan, India, and throughout the world, are
helping provide poor families hope for the future--one child at a time." http://www.mercycorps.org/items/2288?source=E053
Your click on the "Give Free Food" button at The
Hunger Site 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
"WORLD INVOCATION DAY"
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 - May
23, 2005 and EVERYDAY-(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
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
"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."
of The Hierarchy, pg
in the New Age, Vol. II, pg
The Reappearance of The Christ,
pg 31; Telepathy
and the Etheric Vehicle, pg
138 - Alice
"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")
B. Books and Authors G
PILGRIM SELF :" - by
Robert Ellwood - "1n this inspiring book, Robert Ellwood guides the Pilgrim who is each of us along the path of life, pointing out its essential signposts and suggesting answers to basic philosophical questions. Robert Ellwood, Ph.D.., is Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California. He is author of more than twenty books, including Alternative Alters and Finding the Quiet Mind."
PHYSICIAN FOR TIMES TO COME:"
- An anthology by Don Campbell, best-selling author of the Mozart Effect.
"Here pioneering leaders in the fields of medicine, psychology,
neuroscience, Eastern religions, creative arts therapy, and education present
cutting edge ideas on the power of sound and music to heal spiritually,
mentally, emotionally, and physically. Topics
include why chants increase energy, how sonic resonance alters heart rate, and
the therapeutic use of sacred music."
- Maggie Callanan - "In this humane, compassionate, and insightful approach
to helping the dying, Callanan and Kelley show families, friends, and other
caregivers how to listen to the dying, how to understand and accept what they
wish or need to share, and how to learn from this awesome life event in ways
that bring understanding, comfort, intimacy, and peace."
VISIONARY WINDOW :" A
Quantum Physicist's Guide To Enlightenment - by Amit Goswami,
Ph.D. - "Reared in the Hindu tradition, quantum physicist Amit Goswami
reconciles our scientific intelligence with the spiritual knowledge that
"resonates abidingly in our hearts." He goes beyond the work of Fritjof
Capra to show how, on the one hand, consciousness affects matter and how, on
the other, the principles of the new science explain the power of spiritual
practice. With a wealth of references ranging from Einstein to Forrest Gump, he
explores: ...The supermind ...The martial arts ...Inner creativity for
self-renewal ...How consciousness creates biological order ........."
POWER OF INTENTION:" Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way - by Wayne W. Dyer - "After years
of spiritual study and reflection, inspirational speaker and best selling author
Wayne Dyer has emerged a highly esteemed teacher. His current message about
tapping into the power of intention may sound like good old positive thinking:
just stay focused on what you want, rather than focusing on the lack of having
what you want. But the teaching here goes deeper than just controlling thoughts
(although he does acknowledge that thought control is a surprisingly challenging
and significant endeavor). This book might help readers land a be ..."
GOD" Our Greatest Spiritual
Challenge - by Neale Donald Walsch - "Humanity is about to create a new
form of spirituality. This New Spirituality will allow humans to express their
natural impulse toward the Divine without making one another wrong for the way
in which they are doing it, and without killing one another in the name of it.
When the New Spirituality is embraced by humanity, it will, of course, change
everything. And that is exactly what is needed now."
C. Health and Well-Being
is no Well-Being without the reality of TRUTH." - CJ Wheat
"It is a matter of discovering, comprehending, and adapting that we are
able to find, experience, know, and be the TRUTH. We
are uncovering or discovering what already is. Therefore, we are truth in the
making. Or are we?
Why is it we can love one person and hate (totally dislike) another.? What is it
that allows us to attract to one and dispel another?
These eventually are the questions that all ask at some time in life. And,
these are the reasons we are striving and seeking the understanding for the
reality of Truth in all that we think, say and do. Our WELL-BEING is at
Individuals, families, communities, countries are all seeking the reality of
TRUTH for our WELL-BEING. Our being well depends on our reality. We are
the thinkers, decision makers, the doers that manifest our reality and the
decisions are all in our perception of TRUTH.
Let's all try to see the beauty of truth in every living being and creature
great and small. By so doing we are discovering the reality of our
WELL-BEING." - by CJ Wheat
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MIRACLE IS YOURS
Events 2005 G
May 30 - July
"Conference on Disarmament (2005 Session) - Geneva, Switzerland
August 8 - Sept. 23.
For information click http://disarmament.un.org:8080/cd/
"World Press Freedom Day"
For information click http://www.un.org/events/pressday/2005/
"World Telecommunication Day"
For information click http://www.itu.int/newsroom/wtd/2005/
"World Invocation Day"
No Tobacco Day"
For information click http://www.who.int/tobacco/communications/events/wntd/2005/en/
"National Hunger Awareness Day."
Go to our Home Page http://www.theosophiabooks.com
and click 'The Hunger Site'.
"World Environment Day"
For information click http://www.unep.org/wed/2005/english/About_WED_2005/
"From Reaction to Prevention: Civil Society Forging Partnerships to Prevent
Violent Conflict and
Build Peace" - (New York,
For information click http://www.un.org/Depts/dpa/prev_dip/fr_preventive_action.htm
Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006)
Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World
Nations Literacy Decade (2003-2012)
International Decade for Action:
Water for Life (2005-2015)
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