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December 23, 2015
The Rann of Kutch in the Indian state of Gujarat is one of the most desolate and arid in the world. It’s a vast, barren land of salt marshes with very little vegetation and means of subsistence. This arid landscape is one of the major sources of salt not just for India but globally. Temperatures during the day soar to above 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) while the nights are bitterly cold. These salt marshes are home to migrant labourers, called “Agarias” who toil in pitiful...
December 7, 2015
“In an echo of the ferocious debate that is gripping Europe about the fate of the millions of Syrians thrown from their country by civil war, Twin Falls, Idaho is grappling with the question of whether taking in a next generation of refugees from the Middle East is wise and safe.... Jennifer Thornquest is among those who have responded from the other side, arguing that Twin Falls should follow the teachings of Jesus and practice what she calls “radical hospitality.”   Jennifer (McCollum)...
The Torch of Hope sculpture in Mexico
December 6, 2015
Children’s Declaration of Peace  Newfane, Vermont 1990 In the name of love, unity and harmony, we, the children of the world, declare that now is the time for peace. As creators of a better tomorrow, we envision social and environmental equilibrium, individual and international cooperation, and the fulfillment of human potential as global goals. To achieve equilibrium, education must be available to all. This education should not only include academic, but also personal, moral,...
Nina Meyerhof
December 3, 2015
“I believe in this work, spiritual activism for sacred good. . .what would be on my epitaph? Something about a life of service, that I gave myself to the dream and the dream has meaning.” Nina Meyerhof Nina has made a life of advocating for children and youth. As her vocation, she served as the Special Education Coordinator for a ten–school district in southern Vermont. Dr. Meyerhof has extensive background in the needs of all children, with Master of Arts degrees in both Special Education...
Princess at Project 25
December 1, 2015
COE Director Report “Because of the organic nature of PROJECT 25 and Green Across the World, Children of The Earth was given a platform for an interactive discussion, which lead to the presentation of Children of the Earth’s (peace) work and projects around the world.” - Princess Ukaga, COE Director Project 25, The International Youth and Leadership Summit for Culture and (the) Environment was held November 11th -13th at the University of Vermont Billings Center. This...
Jennifer, Nina, Princess and Elizabeth
November 28, 2015
Most of us know that the Parliament of the World’s Religion is the oldest, the largest, and the most inclusive gathering of people of all faith and traditions. Yearly, 10,000 people from 80 nations and 50 different faiths gather together to discuss importance of peace, leadership, and spirituality at the Parliament. They reflect the cultural and spiritual diversity that marks the interfaith movement that leads to global understanding and wellbeing. The Parliament has invited in the past...
November 16, 2015
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. On 21 September 2015, the United Nations Education Outreach Section commemorated the day with a Student Videoconference at United Nations Headquarters. The theme for the 2015 International Day of Peace, Partnerships for Peace—Dignity for All, aims to draw attention to...
November 9, 2015
On September 7th, Simran Vedvyas (UAE Chapter Leader) and her organziation SynergY participated in the largest national tree planting effort in the United Arab Emirates. The event, organized by the Dubai Municipality & Accor Hotels, engaged close to 60 youth in the planting of 400 native Ghaf trees and took place at Dubai Municipality’s Al Qusais Landfill site. ‘The Ghaf’, also known as the ‘tree of the dunes’ is a solution to desertification. The event was part of the continued Plant for...
October 20, 2015
Nina Meyerhof, President and Founder of Children of the Earth is interviewed by R. Di Done at the “Building the New World” Conference, Radford University   Nina Meyerhof explains what her organization does to foster positive feelings in young people who may be suffering and feel lost, so they can discover who they are, what they want to do and how they can make a difference in the world. She also discusses the psychology behind bullying in young people.

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