Thursday, January 5, 2012

[GMW #2370] Education Globally Nurturing Cultures of Non-Violence for All Children and All of Humankind

Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 1001 to 1500
~ Idea 1239 ~
1 December 1997
I applaud the following appeal which adds to the strategy for a non-violent world which I submitted to the State of the World Forum in San Francisco in 1995 and reproduced as Introduction to ideas 601 to 700:


From 23 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Fall 1997

In every single country throughout the world many children are silently suffering the effects and consequences of violence. This violence takes many forms – physical, psychological, socio-economic, and environmental.

In order to reduce the suffering of children these Laureates are addressing an appeal to all Heads of State of all member countries of the General Assembly of the United Nations, for the UN General Assembly to declare:

b That the first decade of the new millennium, the years 2000-2001, be declared the "Decade for a Culture of Nonviolence."

b That the year 2000 be declared the "Year of Education for Non-violence."

b That non-violence be taught at every level in our societies, to make the children of the world aware of the practical meaning and benefits of non-violence in their daily lives.

Together, we can build a new culture of non-violence for humankind which will give hope to all humanity and in particular, to the children of the world.

With deepest respect,
The Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,
Volume II Chapter 11 - Of Gratitude
From my experiences and lessons at the United Nations I decided to write a book on spirituality recommending that all religions should work together, with spirituality as their common values and objective. I called it New Genesis, the Birth of a Global Spirituality, published in several languages. Ever since that time I have been working toward the recognition of a global, all-human spirituality, out of which the various religions were born, either with one God, several gods, or nature and the Earth herself as the manifestation of the Great Spirit, or even a deeply spiritual person doing good for the Earth and humanity without belonging to any religion.
UN News Sources - UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service , UN Wire News Archive
References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Rights of: Children, Women, Indigenous People
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.

If You Want to Be a Rebel, Be Kind
If police are stepping up their violence,
we need to go and step up our nonviolence."
- Pancho Ramos Stierle -

If You Want to Be a Rebel, Be Kind
The night before, Pancho Ramos Stierle heard about growing tensions in the community and thought, "If police are stepping up their violence, we need to go and step up our nonviolence." So on that Monday morning at 3:30AM, Pancho and his housemate Adelaja went to the site of the Occupy Oakland raid. With an upright back and half-lotus posture, they started meditating. The photos of Pancho meditating while being arrested by the police have become iconic. Yet that was just one blip in the story of an everyday hero with a truly remarkable tale.
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