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11 Days of Global Unity 2004
Interdependence Day 2003
International Calendar of Events
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VISUAL VOICES TV
Be part of it!
Learn about our Student-UN Videoconference Series
with speakers including Dr. Jane Goodall and
Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Building Peace and Security in the 21st Century
Videotapes now available from our media panel
with Amy Goodman, Danny Schechter and others:
New Media Making A Difference
We Co-Sponsored this extraordinary Planetwork gathering.
Click below to find out more.
Planetwork - Networking A Sustainable Future
CD Recordings available from our historic
September 11th Teach-in/Speak Out event
with Daniel Ellsberg, Jane Goodall,
Robert Thurman, Amy Goodman and others:
Peace in the 21st Century:
An Imperative for Survival
A message from Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE
Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute
and United Nations Messenger of Peace
"I support and endorse the mission
of We, The World to make sure that individuals and organizations who share a commitment to sustainability can network effectively to achieve their goals."
Launched in February 2003, InterConnect is designed to integrate all of our communications resources and widely disseminate information about the events, actions and ideas of our member organizations, advisors and colleagues.
InterConnect has three components:
A. MEDIA PRODUCTION
Each videoconference has involved hundreds of students, faculty
and others. Education Update (which reaches 200,000 educators)
has made our Sept. videoconference the Cover
Story of their 8th Anniversary issue! Utne Magazine website
also ran a feature entitled "All
About Solutions" about the launch of our Videoconference Program.
Excerpts from the first videoconference were broadcast on the INN Report
with a viewership of tens of thousands via the Dish Network.
Examples of events and actions that we widely informed people about include:
Overview: This breakthrough model of collaboration and mutual support will allow 1,000s of socially conscious organizations and individuals to effectively work together to create a world where people live in harmony with each other and with the rest of nature. At a time when there is so much suffering in the world, and the obstacles to peace and sustainability are so great, the Global Resources Network (GRN) will provide the resources and interconnectivity to facilitate local, regional and international civil society education, collaboration and organizing.
The GRN will accelerate the formation of an international movement of concerned and informed people that generates political will and the enlightened consumer power needed to create a world that truly works for all!
Purpose: We seek to develop the Global Resources Network as a comprehensive, collaborative, worldwide civil society communication network with innovative web-based technological resources. We envision this as a tool to:
1) significantly improve the effectiveness of civil society organizations and socially conscious businesses worldwide through active collaboration utilizing a global organizing matrix with highly-enhanced, inter-organizational communications capabilities, and
2) organize large-scale Public International Events that
engage, inform and involve a global audience. (See below)
To facilitate local, regional and international civil society collaborations and organizing,.the web-based GRN will feature a
Global Organizing Matrix:
In proclaiming Interdependence Day, we are acknowledging the evident - that we are all connected, and that when one thread in the web of life is sundered, all are diminished. Where equity and mutual respect prevail, all benefit. Interdependence is a reality, a gift, and a responsibility.
We, The World, with many other non-profit co-sponsors and sponsored by ManyOne.net, has launched Interdependence Day September 1st as the start of Culture of Peace month. By launching it at the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa, the work and spirit of civil society at the Summit can continue each year as an annual tradition of global celebration, information and action. Let us know if your organization(s) would like to Sponsor or Co-sponsor our Interdependence Day celebration 2005.
We celebrate the connections that inexorably relate all life and the supporting environment in an interrelatedness of sustenance and sustainability. We celebrate the animals, insects, birds, fish, trees, waters, air and earth, who dance with the humans in a network of interdependence. This is a day of profound recognition of our debt to each other and our joy in our connection.
ART FOR CHILDREN'S SAKE
"The world's children would sing to you had they a voice.
We must be their voice until we can return
their collective and individual voices to them."
- Paul Weingarten.
We, The World is collaborating with artist Paul Weingarten and art buyer John Krysko to raise money for the relief of children in danger around the world. We are connecting artists with the organizations and individuals who are steadfastly addressing the conditions that rob children of their innocence: hunger, poverty, disease, forced labor/slavery, refugee crises, forced military duty.
On December 10, 2002, in conjunction with the Interfaith Center of New York's Winter Festival, We, The World officially launched this program and raised funds to provide relief for children in Ghana!
Paul's vision: "Exhibitions of works will commence and patrons will buy not pictures but lives. The world's children are our children. We are their only hope."
THE INTERNATIONAL TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION HEARINGS
Recognizing persistent pain as an indication of a deeper problem applies to whole countries as well as individuals. By listening to and acknowledging the pain of its members, a society can begin to heal itself. But only when the sources of the pain are eliminated will the wound disappear. For many societies, some sources of pain lie outside their country. This is why the process must be done on a global scale.
The International Truth and Reconciliation Hearings idea was inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa (which in turn was influenced by programs begun in Latin America). People in South Africa who would normally have been imprisoned or executed were given amnesty in return for telling the truth about their actions during the apartheid era. Emotional outpourings were commonplace as victims and others also told their stories. Over time, many people on all sides began to understand, and to a certain extent feel closer to, one another.
Unlike South Africa, our Hearings will not be legal proceedings. Rather, they will be public forums for dialogue and understanding. The Hearings will allow members of historically clashing cultures to publicly tell their respective stories in a safe and supportive environment. UN/NGO supported, the Hearings will initially be focused on one country or region at a time, as long as no major conflict is currently taking place there. They will bring together representatives from cultures in that area as well as from those countries which had a colonial or other oppressive relationship with it.
The core values of We, The World such as compassion and inclusion will form an ever-present context within which history can be examined and stories can be told. History may reveal that it was primarily powerful individuals (rather than entire ethnic or religious groups) who were originally responsible for bringing cultures into conflict and initiating cycles of violence and retaliation. This could be new information for biased people who have assumed that it is the "innate characteristics" of most members of particular ethnic, religious or other groups (rather than distrust, insecurity and friction continuing from the original struggle) that causes conflict to persist.
By openly acknowledging the suffering that occurred, and its relationship to the current situation in a country, people from clashing cultures can begin to understand and empathize with each other. Of course, the participants, though from different backgrounds, would all be interested in achieving reconciliation as well as making the truth public. Angry militants who seek revenge and retaliation would not be involved except in very carefully controlled circumstances.
The Hearings will be televised on a regular basis and documentary films will be made of them. The TV and film production teams will as much as possible be composed of people from all sides of the particular clashing cultures or countries examined in each hearing.
The International Truth and Reconciliation Hearings will include and empower experts whose lives have been devoted to the relationship between the particular clashing cultures. Each one will become a forum to increase understanding, respect and connection and will derive the global support We, The World brings to all its programs.
WORLD COMMUNITIES INTERCHANGE
Using teleconferencing, and translators if necessary, this program will allow communities from several countries to share information and to provide mutual support in order to address similar local issues, while in the context of global interconnectedness. These "Town Hall" style meetings will provide community leaders, students, religious groups, professional groups, arts groups and other citizens the opportunity to compare notes with their counterparts from other cultures.
Arts presentations, joint performances, collaborative projects and cultural exchanges will enhance this program and help build community and solidarity around the world.
Community Interchanges will primarily occur as part of the Public International Events, using each event's theme or issue as a basis for activities and discussion.
ETHICAL IMPACT REPORTS
Developed by Michael Lerner and the Foundation for Ethics and Meaning, these reports will provide a means to measure the effects of particular corporations, industries, governments and other institutions. Reports will be based on the perspectives of all the stakeholders including: stockholders, employees, the communities affected, and consumers. By publicizing reports from regions around the world, using indexes similar to the Consumer Price Index, we can heighten the public's global consciousness and assess our progress toward having a world where each life matters.
(We, The World's Change Agent Network)
Mahatma Gandhi said "We must become the change we seek in the world." We, The World would like to connect those who are following his call. We are proposing the creation of a million+ member pool of social change agents networked together for the common good! This will be a major resource, supporting efforts of social activists around the world and helping to grow essential progressive social movements.
As is the case with organizations in the Global Resources Network, We CAN members will also benefit from and contribute to the Public International Events. Our goal is to generate massive support for specific important social causes as we globalize the transformative experience of connecting with others to improve the world!
We have received excited enthusiastic responses to this strategy by leaders of:
The Jane Goodall Institute, The Global Security Institute, the Club of Budapest, the Earth Charter Movement, the Center for Partnership Studies, the Global Peoples Assembly, the Waterside Support Center, the Gesundheit Institute, Jubilennium, the Center for Visionary Leadership, the Middle Powers Initiative, V-Day 2001 at Madison Square Garden, the Tribal Link Foundation, the Calvert Social Investment Fund, Women of Vision and Action, the Foundation for Ethics and Meaning, the War and Peace Foundation, the Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence, Pathways to Peace, United Youth International, the World Peace Prayer Society, The Interfaith Center of New York, the International Montessori Council, and many others.
Values & Guiding Principles
Each individual's actions impact the world's social, economic and environmental systems, which in turn affect each of us. As long as suffering exists we are all diminished. The well-being of each person and each form of life is essential for the complete well-being of all of us.
THE MEANS ARE THE ENDS
We seek to reflect our goals and vision in all our actions. Ethics is our bottom line.
From personal to international relations, consistent nonviolence will establish and maintain the trust necessary for a peaceful world.
IN WORKING TO HEAL THE PLANET, WE HEAL OURSELVES
When we heal ourselves, society benefits.
OTHER CORE PRINCIPLES
Concern For the Entire Web of Life
Holistic Approaches to Problem Solving and Prevention
Collaboration Not Competition
Going Beyond Blame to Recognize Our Collective Responsibility
No Effort Is Too Small To Be Recognized For Its Importance
We strive to integrate these into our lives as much as possible.
Meet The We, The World Team!
Rick Ulfik - Chair
(Founder, We, The World; Co-Chair, The Foundation for Ethics and Meaning; organizer, Gandhi-King Season For Nonviolence U.N. Events)
Barbara J. Hunter, Ph.D. - Vice Chair
(Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress; writer; founder of the Arts Task Force of the Foundation for Ethics and Meaning)
Ina Bransome - Secretary
(New Parent Mentor, Doula; community organizer; writer)
Alan Schogel - Treasurer
(Energy Conservation Consultant; organizer for the Foundation for Ethics and Meaning)
Troy Lush - Board Member
(Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity; Music Producer, Recording and Performing Artist, and Songwriter)
Ruth Meitin Garbus - Board Member
(Co-Director, Center for Community Building and Dialogue; Former Director, New York Women of Vision and Action)
Diane Williams - UN Representative, Geneva, The Temple of Understanding; UN Rep., New York, Tribal Link Foundation
Arlan Berglas - Director of Global Development for We, The World
(Principal organizer, 10% For A Better World - A Global New Thought)
Teresa Hagen - Communications Coordinator for We, The World; Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity
(Editor/writer for University Publications and Public Affairs at California State University, Long Beach; former Communications Specialist for the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at Cal State L.A.; To Touch the Soul documentary film producer)
Matt Hart - Web Design Consultant for We, The World
Brian Lovato - Graphic Design Consultant for We, The World
Nancy Hawthorne - Project Coordinator for We, The World; Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity
(Former Director of Dovetail Coalition; planning and promotion of PlaNetwork: Networking a Sustainable Future; a principal organizer of the Student-UN Videoconference series of We, The World Building Peace and Sustainability in the 21st Century)
Susan Jameson - Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity
(Co- Founder of Transitioners; former Concert Director and Director of Public Relations for The National Music Foundation; a principal organizer of the Student-UN Videoconference series of We, The World Building Peace and Sustainability in the 21st Century)
Andrew Kaen - New York Event Coordinator for We, The World; Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity
(Founder of the Planet Heart Project; Photographer)
Troy Lush - Board Member of We, The World; Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity
(Music Producer; Recording and Performing Artist; Songwriter)
Laurence Singer - Web Design Consultant for We, The World
Al Smith - Webcast Distribution Coordinator for We, The World; Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity
(Founder of the Planet Heart Project; Photographer)
Rick Ulfik - Founder/Director of We, The World; Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity
(A principal organizer, 10% For A Better World - A Global New Thought; Co-Chair of the Foundation For Ethics and Meaning; Co-Producer of Visual Voices TV Show)
GLOBAL SECURITY AND PEACE
Daniel Ellsberg - Author, released the Pentagon Papers during the Viet Nam war
Alice Slater - Member of the Executive Committee of the Middle Powers Initiative for nuclear abolition, Lawyers Alliance for World Security (LAWS) and President of Global Resources Action Center for the Environment (GRACE)
Jonathan Granoff - President, Global Security Institute; UN Rep and VP of Lawyers Alliance for World Security, VP of NGO Cmte on Disarmament; Board member, Lawyers Cmte on Nuclear Policy, the Middle Powers Initiative; Co-Chair, American Bar Association Cmte on Arms Control; attorney; author
Molly Klopot - Chair, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom New York Metro; one of the Raging Grannies
Robert Alan Silverstein - Director, People For Peace; Co-Director, One Day In Peace
Anne Zanes - VP of Communications Coordination Committee of the UN; Representative of Peace Links; Co-Chair of the UN Human Rights Caucus
Ellen Raider - Co-Founder of The International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution
Selma Brackman - Executive Director, War & Peace Foundation
PRESERVING THE BIOSPHERE
Dr. Jane Goodall DBE - Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace<
Jan Roberts - National Coordinator for Earth Charter Community Summits, USA; Founder and President of the Institute for Ethics and Meaning, Tampa Florida
Joel Kupferman - Executive Director of the New York Environmental Law and Justice Project
Virginia Sanchez - Founder, Seeds of Self-Reliance, fostering U.S.-Mexico partnerships in rural Mexican communities on endangered ecosystems
Earl James - Board member, Campaign for UN Reform, Development Director, New Mexico Environmental Law Center; President, USA for UNESCO
Robert Blake - Co-Founder, BeingKind Animal Sanctuary
HEALTH OF SOCIETY (ECONOMICS, GOVERNANCE, EDUCATION)
Dr. Riane Eisler - Author, Chalice and the Blade, Co-founder and President, Center for Partnership Studies
Hazel Henderson - Author, Beyond Globalization; world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, board member of Worldwatch Institute and the Calvert Social Investment Fund; the Calvert-Henderson Quality-of-Life Indicators have been used as an alternative to the GNP.
Tim Seldin - President, International Montessori Council; Chair, Montessori Foundation
Corinne McLaughlin - Co-founder of the Center for Visionary Leadership in Washington, D.C., and co-author of Spiritual Politics: Changing the World from the Inside Out
Rob Wheeler - Coordinator of the Global Peoples Assembly
Anne Hemenway - Coordinator of The National Committee for an Effective Congress, Program Consultant at The NY Open Center and an editorial committee member of LAPIS Magazine.
Terrence J. Mollner - Board of Trustees, Calvert Social Investment Fund
Kathia Castro Laszlo - Co-Executive Director, Syntony Quest, empowering evolutionary learning communities as vehicles to co-create sustainable futures
Barclay Palmer - Visionary Educator; Board Chair, Center for Partnership Studies
Dr. Delois Blakely - Community Mayor of Harlem; President of The New Future Foundation
Brian D'Agostino, Ph.D. - Research Associate, Center on Violence and Human Survival, CUNY; Humanities Preparatory Academy, New York City Board of Education
Bill Levis - Chief Financial Officer, Center for Partnership Studies
VALUES, ETHICS AND SPIRIT
Dr. Ervin Laszlo - Founder of the Club of Budapest and the Planetary Ethics Alliance; noted author whose latest book is Macroshift
Robert Thurman - Co-Founder and President of Tibet House; renowned Buddhist Scholar, he is the first western Tibetan Buddhist monk
Gerry Eitner - Founder/President, The Masters Group; North American Peace Rep. for United Religions Initiative; Co-Founder, Global Mothers, U.S. Committee for Earth Charter
Paul Ray - Co-author of The Cultural Creatives
Deborah Moldow - Director, World Peace Prayer Society
The Very Reverend James Parks ("Dean") Morton - former Dean of St. John the Divine and current president of The Interfaith Center of New York
Ashok Gangadean - Co-Founder and Director, Global Dialogue Institute; Co-Convenor, World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality
Carol Gilio - Conflict Resolution Coordinator for all Queens High Schools, New York City
Rabbi Michael Feinberg - Executive Director, New York City Labor-Religion Coalition
Josette Allan - Former director, World Goodwill, USA
Mark LeVine, Ph.D. - Co-Founder of the Foundation For Ethics & Meaning, Contributing Editor, Tikkun Magazine and Asst. Professor of History, University of California, Irvine
Bonnie Locke - Philadelphia Coordinator, UN Gandhi-King Season For Nonviolence; founder, Peace Wave
Carol Hansen Grey - Executive Director of Women of Vision and Action.
Nazir Ahmad - President, GivingWorks (serving the non-profit and philanthropic communities)
Eleanor Wasson - Recipient of the Physicians for Social Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award 2000; Executive Board Member, EarthSave International; Founder, International Association for Volunteer Effort; Member, Los Angeles Committee on the Status of Women
William Schulz - Executive Director of Amnesty International USA
Nana Osei Boakye Yiadom II (Apeadu) - Queenmother/chief of Aburi, Ghana. Her work involves assistance and advocacy for refugee women and children in Africa
Pamela Kraft - Founder of Tribal Link, an NGO that addresses indigenous peoples issues worldwide
Sally Fisher - Activist; author; producer of V-Day 2001 at Madison Square Garden; Founder of Intersect
Thom Hartmann - Author, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight and Unequal Protection: The Rise of Coporate Dominance and the theft of Human Rights
Angaangaq Lyberth - Elder - 4 Worlds International Elder's Council, Eskimo [Inuit]
Premilla Dixit - Coordinator, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom New York Metro Corporate Campaign
Charmaine Crockett - Human rights advocate and writer; Contributing Editor to Lapis Magazine
Audre-y - Co-founder and Chair, Achee which is creating the Achee Light Center in the West African Republic of Benin, and is supporting a school in Akim Anyinase village in Ghana
Valerie Gordon - 2001 Programme Coordinator, Regional Family Planning Initiative, Grenada; former Executive Officer, Grenada Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Patch Adams, MD - Executive Director, Gesundheit Institute
Gary Tomchuk - President, Awareness Marketing; Board Member, Ctr for Advancement in Cancer Education
Martha Crampton - Founder and Director, Canadian Institute of Psychosynthesis
Dr. Nitamo Montecucco - President, Villaggio Globale (Association for Science, Art and Consciousness); Professor, University of Milan Centro di Medicina Olistica e Psicosomatica
Don Schmall - Vice President, Consumers Health Freedom Coalition
Ben Quinto - Director of Global Youth Action Network
Joan Beisel - Director of United Youth International
Reverend Paul Mayer - Co-founder of the international youth leadership program Children of War
Tamara Weiss - New York Community Outreach Director, Youth Venture
Nina L. Meyerhof, Ed.D.- President, Children of the Earth, Inc.
MEDIA AND CULTURE
Celeste Holm - Academy Award winning actress; Founder and President, Arts Horizons providing opportunities for youth in the arts
Lorin Hollander - Internationally acclaimed concert pianist and conductor; arts/community outreach advocate; youth mentor trainer; and lecturer on human consciousness and creativity, transpersonal psychology, transformational education and mentoring, spiritual and personal growth, and integral health.
Peter Gabel - Associate Editor, Tikkun Magazine, Director, The Institute for Spirituality and Politics, New College of California
Michael Gosney - Digital media pioneer; Founder, Digital Be-In; Director, Paradox Conference at Arcosanti
Gillian Wright - Chief executive, Global Vision Network, U.K.
Jack Urbont - Emmy Award composer, "Lorne Greene's New Wilderness"; Distributor, "Endangered Wildlife Collection" educational toys
Jody Gray - Music Producer, "Earth Voice"
Andrew Aaron - Production Coordinator, Arts and Media Task Force of The Foundation for Ethics and Meaning
Peter H. Rosen - founder; Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services (V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media) and Creativity Cafe; a "New School for the Next Millennium"
Creating Peace, Sustainability and Transformation
The Lifebridge Foundation, Sponsor
Mission: "The Lifebridge Foundation, Inc. was established in 1992 for the purpose of supporting organizations and individuals who, through cultural, education, and/or scientific means, are dedicated to creating bridges of understanding among all people by bringing to realization the concepts of one humanity and the interconnectedness of all life."
"We support groups and individuals whose innovative projects reflect these concepts; whose work exemplifies a global vision, demonstrates a spirit of inclusiveness, and fosters transformative action in a changing world."
We, The World is honored to have joined Lifebridge's distinguished family of grantees!
ManyOne, Sponsor of the Launch of INTERDEPENDENCE DAY September 1st, 2002
Mission: to pioneer, build and run a unique system to enable our Partners and Members to use the Internet to its full, as-yet-unrealized potential. We are dedicated to creating a socially-responsible global information services organization, whose purpose is to advance the long-term well-being of humanity. We believe that every organization1s first responsibility is to the global community.
4 Worlds International Elder's Council, Organizational Associate, Co Sponsor: INTERDEPENDENCE DAY September 1st, 2002
Aquarian Research Foundation (A Prophet-Making Organization), Active Affiliate, Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
Achee Light Center, Active Affiliate, Co Sponsor: INTERDEPENDENCE DAY September 1st, 2002
America Concern for Artistry Craftsmanship, Inc., Active Affiliate
Arts Horizon, Organizational Associate
Awareness Marketing, Organizational Associate
BeingKind Animal Sanctuary, Organizational Associate
Beloved Community Initiative, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor: INTERDEPENDENCE DAY September 1st, 2002
Bioneers - Collective Heritage Institute, Active Affiliate
Calvert Social Investment Fund, Organizational Associate
Canadian Institute of Psychosynthesis, Organizational Associate
Center for Advancement of Cancer Education, Organizational Associate
Center for Partnership Studies, Active Affiliate
Center for Psychology and Social Change, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
Center for Visionary Leadership, Organizational Associate
Children of the Earth, Inc., Organizational Associate
Children of War, Organizational Associate
Club of Budapest, Organizational Associate
Communications Coordination Committee of the United Nations, Organizational Associate
Consumers Health Freedom Coalition, Organizational Associate
Creativity Cafe, Organizational Associate
Digital Be-In, Organizational Associate
The Earth Charter Summits, USA, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
Earthshare International, Organizational Associate
EcoDepositsģ at Shorebank Pacific, Sponsor Partner of 11 Days of Global Unity
Education for Excellence, Active Affiliate
Flynn's, Active Affiliate
The Foundation for Ethics and Meaning, Co-Sponsor of INTERDEPENDENCE DAY September 1st, 2002, and Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
Friends of The Institute of Noetic Sciences, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
Gesundheit Institute, Organizational Associate
GivingWorks, Organizational Associate
Global Constitution Forum, Inc., Active Affiliate
Global Dialogue Institute, Organizational Associate
Global Mothers, Organizational Associate
Global Family, Active Affiliate
Global Resources Action Center for the Environment (GRACE), Organizational Associate
Global Security Institute, Organizational Associate
Global Vision Network, U.K., Organizational Associate
The Global Youth Action Network, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor of INTERDEPENDENCE DAY September 1st, 2002 and Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
Goi Peace Foundation, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor: INTERDEPENDENCE DAY September 1st, 2002
Civicus, Organizational Associate
Institute for Spirituality and Politics, Organizational Associate
The Interfaith Center of New York, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
International Simultaneous Policy Organization, Co-Sponsor: INTERDEPENDENCE DAY September 1st, 2002
The International Montessori Council, Active Affiliate,
Intersect, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor: INTERDEPENDENCE DAY September 1st, 2002
Jane Goodall Insitute for Wildlife Research, Organizational Associate
Jews Against Genocide, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
Lapis Magazine, Organizational Associate
Lawyers Committee for Nuclear Policy, Organizational Associate
The Masters Group, Organizational Associate
Millennium Peoples Assembly Network/Global Peoples Assembly, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
Music Therapists for Peace, Active Affiliate, Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
National Committe for an Effective Congress, Organizational Associate
New Future Foundation, Organizational Associate
New Mexico Environmental Law Center, Organizational Associate
New York City Labor-Relision Coalition, Organizational Associate
New York Enviornmental Law and Justice Project, Organizational Associate
New York Law School's Office for Public Interest and Community Service, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
New York Open Center, Organizational Associate
New York Tikkun Community, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor: INTERDEPENDENCE DAY September 1st, 2002
One Day In Peace, Organizational Associate
Paradox Conference at Arcosanti, Organizational Associate
Partnership Way Center of Tucson, Active Affiliate
Pathfinders, Organizational Associate
Pathways to Peace, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
Peace Links , Organizational Associate
Peace Wave, Organizational Associate
People for Peace, Organizational Associate
Planetary Ethics Alliance, Organizational Associate
St. Francis Xavier Church, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
Scarsdale Synagogue, Active Affiliate
Seeds of Self-Reliance, Organizational Associate
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
Solidarity In Partnership for ONE World in Diversity, Active Affiliate, Co-Sponsor: INTERDEPENDENCE DAY September 1st, 2002
Synergy Consulting Ltd., Active Affiliate
Syntony Quest, Organizational Associate
Tikkun Magazine, Organizational Associate
Tribal Link, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor: INTERDEPENDENCE DAY September 1st, 2002 and Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
Tibet House, Organizational Associate
The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of New York, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
United Nations Ghandi-King Season For Nonviolence, Organizational Associate
United Youth International, Organizational Associate
Villagio Globale (Association for Science, Art and Consciousness), Organizational Associate
Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services(VARIOUS Media), Organizational Associate
War and Peace Foundation, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor: INTERDEPENDENCE DAY September 1st, 2002
War & Peace Foundation, Organizational Associate
The War Resisters League, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
Women of Vision and Action (WOVA), Organizational Associate, Co Sponsor: INTERDEPENDENCE DAY September 1st, 2002 and Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom New York Metro, Organizational Associate
WomenRise, Active Affiliate
World Citizen Foundation, Active Affiliate
The World Civil Society Forum, Organizational Associate, Co-Sponsor of Peace in the 21st Century: An Imperative for Survival
World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality, Organizational Associate
World Goodwill, Organizational Associate
World Peace Prayer Society, Organizational Associate May Peace Prevail On Earth
Worldwatch Institute, Organizational Associate
Youth Venture, Organizational Associate
Essentials For Planetary Renewal
The world's NGO's and other organizations with these ideals support one another in a concerted effort that is both highly visible and easily accessible to the general public. People recognize the collaboration as being beneficial to common interests – not just special interests.
Independent, alternative, and eventually the most influential mainstream media allocate significant portions of time to the airing of positive, life-affirming images and situations depicting the lessening of suffering and injustice through healing and solidarity between peoples; nonviolence; idealism; the interdependence of and affinity between all forms of life; and our connections to the land, sea, air, sun, and the universe.
A widespread public spirit of caring and concern awakens in societies around the world. People begin to understand that by increasing their civic involvement, they will be helping to reduce the pain in their own and others' lives. Millions of people regularly take part in and support local, regional, national, and international programs and events that contribute to the psychological, social, ecological, and spiritual healing of our planet.
Many businesses and other institutions exist (private, public, worker-owned, for-profit, non-profit, from small businesses to large companies) each of whose primary purpose is to help create and maintain this kind of peaceful and fulfilling world. Their jobs, products and services allow millions of people to easily contribute to the social and ecological healing of our planet.
Ongoing public programs of healing and reconciliation in each country help to resolve recent and longstanding conflicts between clashing cultures both within countries and across national borders.
Periodic detailed assessments of progress toward the world we are envisioning are widely publicized. Individuals, communities, governments and other groups can then channel their resources and support in informed and effective ways.