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At the UN with the Chief
January 23, 2011
Each year Vermont Peace Academy and Children of the Earth invite students and teachers to the United Nations to attend a world-wide ceremony on the International Day of Peace. This year’s gathering was on Friday, September 17th. This special UN day not only marked an international day of “global cease-fire and non-violence,” it also involved the United Nations Messengers of Peace. In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly established the International Day of Peace (IDP). It was in 2001,...
January 23, 2011
“Children of the Earth’s” International Program Director, Karoline Buys has been invited to speak at the groundbreaking “Leaders Causing Leaders” Conference and Youth Program on the 6th and 7th of November 2010 in Los Angeles, USA. Leaders and visionaries will come together to create  exhilarating panels from technology to social entrepreneurship to spirituality, arranging and hosting seminars and workshops with some of the great teachers of our time to help awaken the Leader within all the...
January 23, 2011
We are so pleased to announce our partnership with Shalom Educating for Peace to open a new chapter in Rwanda. Our two organizations were able to connect at the World Forum of Spiritual Cultures in Astana, Kazakhstan. Shalom focuses on teaching principles of non violence and working towards reconciliation in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Their projects include Peace and Reconciliation through Song and Theater. Youth connect together and learn peace building skills through the performance...
January 23, 2011
So often the fear stands in the way of our deep desire to connect, this is painfully evident in zones of conflict and tension, such as the one that lies between Nepal and India. However small gestures can become large in their meaning when passed with deep intentions of love and peace. This is the essence that runs through the Rose Movement. The simple act of exchanging kind wishes with a rose across lines of division can be the first step in a powerful journey towards harmonious existence and...
children planting trees
January 23, 2011
On the 21st of September, our Chapter Leader and COE Nepal Coordinator Jimmy Lama invited 2 schools to celebrate the International Day of Peace and plant trees. The event started with the teachers introducing the principles and ethics of Children of the Earth and talking about the importance of celebrating International Day of Peace. Over 450 plants were planted by children around the school area and on open land vulnerable to landslides. The children were joyous to be able to join the world...
January 23, 2011
International Members of Children of the Earth -- Christian Marx and Mark Conrad from Philippines, Jimmy Lama from Nepal, Niklas Woshek from Germany and Karoline Buys from Colombia -- have been invited to participate and give a presentation from the 03-06.10.2010 at the Rhodes Youth Forum in Greece. The Forum will unite more than 100 active young people from more than 50 countries of the world, who are interested to find the clue to the question – what will the world be like in the future? ...
January 23, 2011
World Forum of Spiritual Culture Astana, Kazakhstan, October 18-20, 2010 The World Forum of Spiritual Culture was graciously hosted and sponsored by the Khazakh government. The forum brought together leaders from all over the world, including a Nobel Laureate, Prime ministers from various countries, an Oscar winner, and many other influential people representing various spiritual paths, the arts and governments. It is no secret that we find ourselves on the verge of destroying our world or...
January 23, 2011
Children of the Earth members bring hope to Flood victims in Pakistan. In the beginning of August, COE Chapter Leader, Ashfaque Hussain was on his way to work in the early morning hours, when he saw crowds of people sitting out in the rain next to the main road. These shivering men, women and children had spent the night out in the rain and cold, because they had recently lost their homes and all their belongings in the floods that ruined large areas of Pakistan. Ashfaque was so disturbed by...
January 23, 2011
On September 21st, Pakistan chapter leader Jahangir Piara, celebrated the International Day of Peace together with the children of the Orphan Care Organization and with students and teachers of the Renaissance Education Foundation School. The Event started with a peace walk dedicated to all the victims of the recent flood that affected Pakistan. During the walk the children waved joyously the flags of all countries expressing their love for all nations. Afterwards everyone shared a moment of...
January 23, 2011
At the Mt. Scopus campus of the Hebrew University "A/Nahnu”, members of the Interfaith Encounter Association and COE Chapter in Israel, meet regularly to learn about - and discuss different religious themes. These students decided to form a "Lobby for Equal Rights” at the University, in order to promote the construction of a Muslim Prayer Room, where Muslim students will be able to pray without disturbing or being disturbed by others. The lobby consisted out of both Jewish and Palestinian...

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