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January 27, 2013
Simran Vedyvas proudly participated in the Seeing is Believing Run for a Cause for the third time. Standard Chartered supports VISION 2020 - The Right to Sight, the global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2012, raised AED50, 000 for this cause, and 2013 saw a an even bigger crowd. Why PARTICIPATE? 45 million people across the...
January 26, 2013
by Harriet Nettles My first view of Kumbha Mela was from a high bridge over the Ganges River. As far as the eye could see, there were colorful domed tents, temple structures, people moving about, even elephants walking slowly in the distance. This is the largest spiritual gathering on earth. For thousands of years, devotees have gathered here at the confluence of three sacred rivers, the Ganges, the Yamuna and the mysterious subterranean Saraswati. There is a question playing in my mind: what...
January 25, 2013
Shift Network Recognition for Ashfaque, Kehkashan, Divine, Simran and Mark Congratulations to COE leaders Ashfaque Hussain, Kehkashan Basu, Divine Ntiokam, Simran Vedvyas and Mark Conrad Ravanzo who, along with former COE participant leader Yuka Saionji, were all nominated for a Shift Innovation Awards. Jesse has moved on to be a finalist in the awards while Ashfaque, Kehkashan, Divine, Simran and Mark were offered full scholarships to James O’Dea’s Cultivating Peace Method training. 
January 18, 2013
Largest International Initiative Reported By Ambassador Simran Vedvyas http://www.eco-generation.org/ambassadorReportView.jsp?viewID=1947&searchType&searchName&pageNumber=1 The world's first open-access Global Atlas of renewable energy resources went live yesterday at the annual General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This video describes the Global Atlas initiative, general framework, !--object--ives and partnerships. The Global Atlas is the largest...
January 17, 2013
The tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary this past December was devastating beyond words. 26 lives were taken by senseless violence. There have been calls to tear down this elementary school, to try and lessen the deep pain the families and community. Yet how does tearing down the edifice truly lessen the hurt? Even more so, how does it honor those who lost their lives? Newtown resident and a Connecticut team leader for the Peace Alliance, Veronica Marr has challenged that to truly...
Patrick and Swami Restoring the Ganges
January 16, 2013
S. Patrick McCollum and H. H. Puja Swami Saraswati set an example for one hundred million people at the center of the Kumbh Mela on how to restore the beauty of the sacred Ganges River by personally mucking trash. Pilgrims seeing their example, joined them and soon a mile of the Sangam was cleaned in an hour. Press came and covered the event, sending photos around the world. When interviewed, S. McCollum said, "We must be the example of what we want to see. If we want our brothers and sisters...
Every morning we’ve started the day with a meditation combined with music.
December 27, 2012
COE International summer camps 2012, Togo, West Africa, 26 July to 02 August, 2012   Karoline and Princess (COE Chapter Leader Nigeria) were invited by Samuel AYIVI,  COE Chapter Leader in Togo, in West Africa to participate in a young people's camp organized in Kouvé last August 2012. Many members of COE and others took part in the activities of the event such as music, sports, and teachings on the Divine Names of God, and environment. For the environmental program we did a project which...
December 21, 2012
Seeking Unity I just was standing on the grounds of the Mayans, these ancient wise ones. I had pilgrimaged here from cold Vermont. I felt the intensity of my physical form needing to plant itself next to the pyramid. It was a calling. It was a time of remembering....a time to deconstruct and  reconstruct...a place to link with the end of an era  and to begin a new  understanding of the self and the world. The Mayan calendar had come to its conclusion, the Hopi prophesies had predicted these...
December 21, 2012
On 21.12.12, the day our beautiful world was supposed to end, we decided to spread the spirit of giving amongst those in need. Our aim was to establish the fact that as long as there is goodness on this Earth, there will be life and prosperity. Once we lose these values, our life becomes meaningless. The venue of our event was in the city of Abu Dhabi, a 2 hour drive from Dubai, where I live. We visited a women’s labour accommodation which houses several hundred women. All of women work as...
Ervin Laszlo
December 14, 2012
Sixteen Hallmarks of the New Consciousness Ervin Laszlo 1. I am part of the world. The world is not outside of me, and I am not outside of the world. The world is in me, and I am in the world.  2. I am part of nature, and nature is part of me. I am what I am in my communication and communion with all living things. I am an irreducible and coherent whole with the web of life on the planet.  3. I am part of society, and society is part of me. I am what I am in my communication and communion...

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