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September 3, 2011
Karoline Buys (COE International Program Director) and Harriett Nettles were invited by Samuel Ayivi, the COE Hub leader in Togo, West Africa, to join a youth camp in the beautiful mountain setting of  Danyi Djedrame in August 2011. Samuel and many of the participants and COE Hub members are part of a musical group that inspire their audiences to grow closer to the Divine.  Thirty young people gathered in a lovely mansion in a quiet little village called Dzedramé where no traffic disturbed...
Baia Mare Group Photo
August 24, 2011
Baia Mare, Romania was the site of an inspiring gathering for youth and spirituality working to build actions for peace in Europe. 25 youth aged between 10 and 35 years and 7 elders attended. They were coming from Romania, Hungary, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United States of America from 6 to 12 August at the Petrusca Villa in Apa Nord to establish a community beyond barriers of nationality, ethnicity, culture, age, sex, religion or otherwise and open a dialogue about how we...
August 9, 2011
We (Dr. Nina Meyerhof, Marco Steiger and Rodica Pop) met the 90 year old Justinian Chira, Archbishop of Maramures and Satu Mare, in Romania while participating in the Youth Gathering "European Consciousness Through Peace Actions". The Archbishop has fire in his eyes, a full knowledge of the Bible and a truly open heart that does not stand with rules, but asks with passion to bring new life into the meaning of LOVE ONE ANOTHER and honor the YOUNG. He sees COE's work as the spark of fire needed...
Vedic Ceremony
August 3, 2011
Naturally Diane Williams, Deborah Moldow and…all of SOSF and the Evolutionary Leaders had no idea really what we were walking into. In fact, Diane DeTerra of our Board was in France and joined us. This was a journey into the unknown yet knowing it would be significant. Time quickly informed us that Maitreyi Amma with Shri Tathata are symbolically closely associated with Aurobindo and the Mother.  A similar relationship was evolving. Maitreyi Amma had invited guests plus seekers and yogic...
July 28, 2011
Beginning the TREK to the Middle East to Learn and Serve. Our Journey to Jordan----- Children of the Earth dedicates itself to youth forming a movement for positive change and becoming the voice of evolving conscious unity of humanity. Children of the Earth Board members, Diane DeTerra and Patrick McCollum and I (Nina Meyerhof ) travelled to Jordan to lead a workshop with Common Bond Institute on Transforming Conflict: Sharing tools for Cross-Cultural Dialogue. Our workshops addressed Youth as...
July 28, 2011
Children of the Earth's Nina Meyerhof, Karoline Buys and Emina Burak will be attending the "Searching for Answers and Wisdom in a Post-9/11 World: Arthur Miller in a Public Conversation with the Wisdom Thinkers Network" conference in NY on September 8, 2011. On 9/11 everything changed. Or did it? Immediately following the attacks, Americans seemingly came together, conversations were more civil and religious institutions saw their attendance rise. But within months, we were back to “normal,”...
July 21, 2011
The National Peace Academy offered its first Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive 2011 from July 17-23 at Champlain College in Burlington, VT.The National Peace Academy's Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive (PPI) was a one-week learning program for people who wish to create significant, meaningful and sustainable change in their communities.  NinA Meyerhof, Founder and President of Children of the Earth facilitated a breakout session at PPI. Americans are experiencing a period of change...
June 29, 2011
Recently, our Chapter Leader in Sukkur Pakistan, Ashfaque Hussain, visited one of the poorest rural areas of his country with the hope of building schools and providing education to children; boys as well as girls. This area is very remote and not many people or humanitarian organizations are willing to go there as conditions are rustic and sanitation is below standard. Ashfaque’s dedication and commitment to bring “the light of education” to these communities is an example and an inspiration...
June 28, 2011
The Scotland hub has been holding monthly meetings since March. And, in April we had a huge launch with over 30 people attending our celebration. We start each meeting with a meditation of gratitude and appreciation to the Earth and all species, including humans, and our gatherings move forward from this connection-to-the-whole space. At the moment we are focused as a small group of young adults/ youth leaders, intent on developing COE within Scotland, but starting locally in Findhorn and...
June 17, 2011
The trip to Nepal was MONUMENTAL and into the BEYOND. Having traveled the world and been in Nepal for my third visit, I am amazed that this visit had deeper implications than ever imagined. This was a journey through the Bardos into eternity. We were between 12 to 20 youth and adults depending on whom you count and who is not included in the count.  Some of us trekked prior to the Children of the Earth gathering.  My small group climbed 3000 steps into the heights of the Himalayas that is...

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