I CHOOSE TO LIVE IN AN AGE OF TRANSFORMATION
"In his April letter, URI Executive Directory Charles Gibbs writes "I refuse to live in an 'Age of Terror' … I refuse to live in an “Age of Terror”, though many politically powerful people and extremists, bent on destruction and death, see our time through that lens.
I choose, along with URI members and countless other sisters and brothers around the world, to live in an “Age of Transformation”.
This age of transformation is no more risk free than an age of terror, but it is an age of active hope rather than ..."
Read the article at http://www.interfaithnews.net/wp/2005/05/31/age-of-transformation/
A PLANET ON THE BRINK - Rowan Williams
"The Archbishop of Canterbury warns that the price of our continued failure to protect the earth will be violence and social collapse."
"Too often in recent decades, the two big "e" words - ecology and economy - have been used as though they represented opposing concerns. Yes, we should be glad to do more about the environment, if only this didn't interfere with ..."
Read the article at http://www.interfaithnews.net/wp/2005/05/31/planet-on-the-brink
URI’s fifth anniversary & 60th anniversary of the UN Charter
"I begin this letter in Seoul, Korea at the end of a transformative week in URI’s life. Seventy members of URI’s 2005 and 2008 Global Councils, Global Staff and special guests have been privileged to share here a week of spirit-filled work, profound solidarity with a nation yearning for peaceful reunification, gratitude and celebration. We journeyed to Korea from 23 countries, as members of over 20 religions, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions. I want to share some major accomplishments and highlights ... "
Read the article at http://www.uri.org/Features/Features_Main/ed0705letter.html
GATHER THE WOMEN
To: The self-organizing women of the GTW Global Matrix
I have been observing our organic GTW process with a new perspective in the past few months, through a lens polished by the power of nature as it manifests on the land where I have come to live with my family. As we work together to pull tangled vines down from the eaves of the house or to clear a thicket of shrubs that have grown up to choke off a small rose garden, I am awed by the tenacious force of nature.
2005 REGIONAL CONGRESSES (Date: Saturday, November 12, 2005, Theme: Building the Field)
Read the article at http://www.gatherthewomen.org
"One World United in a Common Goal"
Join people all over the world striving to bring peace to our
homes, hearts, and communities by planting a Peace Pole.
The planting and dedication of Peace Poles is never limited to a time frame. They have been planted in the spring, summer, winter and fall of every year since it's inception; however, it is quite momentous at this particular time of the World Day of Peace.
The Peace Pole started in 1955 by Masahisa Goi, founder of The
World Peace Prayer Society, and, recognized by all nations as a symbol
of the spirit of humanities united and common goal.
Quote: "As we move forward into this 21st century, we
encourage all of you to take a positive step toward universal understanding.
Touch people with the message of love. Pray for the peace and happiness of
people in all other lands and cultures. Make a commitment to world peace by
honoring the earth, honoring its people, and celebrating the unity of the human
- Masami Saionji, Chairperson of The World Peace Prayer Society
In 1981 the United Nations General Assembly passed resolution
36/67 declaring an International Day of Peace.
In 2001, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a new resolution 55/282 declaring 21 September of each year as the International Day Of Peace.
THE PEACE POLE PROJECT
"A peace Pole is an internationally recognized symbol of the hopes and dreams of the entire human family, standing vigil in silent prayer for peace on earth."
"May Peace Prevail on Earth!"
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")
"On July 2nd, Bob Geldof, rock star and campaigner for African development, launched 'Live 8 - The Long Walk to Justice', ten simultaneous concerts aimed at raising awareness and mobilizing the public for the global fight against poverty. The concerts were held in London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Philadelphia, Johannesburg, Barrie, Moscow, Tokyo, and Edinburgh days before the leaders of the world’s eight richest nations met to discuss global poverty. The concerts, in collaboration with the ONE Campaign and InterAction, asked President Bush and other world leaders to increase aid, cancel debt and make trade fair. Despite tragic bombings in London, the leaders continued their meeting and agreed to increase global assistance by around $50 billion per year by 2010, provide near-universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment drugs, cancel the debt of some of the world's poorest nations, and address trade reforms in the near future."
"These are positive first steps and InterAction looks forward to ensuring that these leaders follow through on their promises."
Join a Global Movement to End Poverty
"150 million people in over 70 countries are coming together this year to call for an end to global poverty. This worldwide effort, called the Global Call to Action against Poverty, looks different in each country but all campaigns are asking world leaders for debt relief, more and better aid, trade justice, and an end to corruption. There are campaigns in a huge variety of countries -- from Armenia to Zambia. Here in the US, you can connect with this global movement by joining the ONE Campaign. People all over the globe are standing together on three days this year -- July 1, September 10, and December 10 -- to show their support for making poverty history by wearing a simple white band. Sign the ONE Campaign declaration athttp://www.one.org or find out more about what is happening around the world by going to http://www.whiteband.org."
August 8 - Sept. 23 - "Conference on Disarmament (2005 Session) - Geneva, Switzerland"
For information click http://disarmament.un.org:8080/cd/
August 12 - "International Youth Day"
September 19-21 - "Help women Do Business on the WEB -
Conference" by Women’s Ecommerce Association International
September 21 - "World Day of Peace" ("Peace Event Week"
September 17 - 25)
September (Last week) - "World Maritime Day"
October 03 - "World Habitat Day"
October 4 - 10 - "World Space Week"
October 16 - "World Food Day"
October 24 - "United Nations Day"
November 11 -13 - "Gather The Women Regional Congresses 2005"
November 16 - "International Day for Tolerance"
December 01 - "World Aids Day"
December 4 - 10 - "Interfaith Awareness Week"
December 10 - "Human Rights Day"
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