Peacebuilding and Codes for a Healthy Earth with Dot Maver
The National Peace Academy‘s understanding of peace is shaped by the definition contained in the Earth Charter: “…peace is the wholeness created by right relationships with oneself, other persons, other cultures, other life, Earth, and the larger whole of which all are a part.” Building peace begins with the interdependent and dynamic interrelationships between and among all organisms and their surroundings in a living system, and requires that we actively strive to establish right relationships with Earth and its ecosystems. Learn how to build peace with Codes for a Healthy Earth and Peace Activist, Dot Maver.
Dorothy J. Maver, Ph.D. is an educator and peacebuilder whose keynote is inspiring cooperation on behalf of the common good. Dot is a co-founder of the Global Silent Minute, the National Peace Academy USA, River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding, and Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures of Peace. She also co-facilitates monthly webinars focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Dot is co-author of the book Conscious Education: The Bridge to Freedom; is a Fellow with the World Business Academy; a board member with Lifebridge Foundation and Garden of Light; and serves on the International Cities of Peace Advisory Council, the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence Advisory Board, the Shift Network Summer of Peace Wisdom Council; and is an advisor for Compassion Games. From 2005–2007 Dot served as Executive Director of The Peace Alliance and Campaign for a US Department of Peace, and prior to that she was the National Campaign Manager for Kucinich for President 2004. In the world of fast-pitch softball Dr. Dot is known for her revolutionary fast-pitch hitting technique, The Maver Method: Secrets of Hitting Success.
Shamanic Wisdom, Healthy Earth with Robin Tekwelus Youngblood
Beliefs and principles of indigenous eco and earth-based spirituality have long served to wake humanity to the responsibilities of stewarding a healthy Earth. By honoring the connection between all beings and assisting all creatures to live in balance and harmony, we have the capacity to create whole-systems health. Join Robin Tekwelus Youngblood as we explore the deeper wisdom in Codes for a Healthy Earth.
Robin has been a member of the Seven Generations World Wisdom Council, which organized multicultural Wisdom Gatherings in several countries. She is also a founding member of Grandmothers Circle the Earth, and helps establish Grandmother Circles and Councils wherever she travels.
Since 2012, Robin has circumnavigated the earth three times, sharing teachings and ceremonies. As a graduate of Barbara Marx Hubbard’s “Agents of Conscious Evolution” training, Robin is a Guide for the Wheel of Co-Creation, a method of working with others to co-create sustainable lifestyles that honor Mother Earth and All Our Relations.
You can find Robin at www.churchoftheearth.org, on Facebook. Robin is author of “Path of the White Wolf, An Introduction to Shamanism” with Sandra D’Entremont, as well as several music CDs. For the last several years, Robin has taught online Shamanic Courses. If interested, please email her at email@example.com
Impacting Generations for a Healthy Earth with Makasha Roske
Iroquois wisdom says, “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” In the face of escalating social and ecological breakdown, millions of people around the world are calling for a fundamental system change, not only for our current situation, but initiatives that positively impact generations to come. Codes for a Healthy Earth offers a foundational whole-system framework to support citizens in working together across national, cultural and ideological boundaries for radical system transformation and rapid social and ecological regeneration. Makasha Roske adds a perspective of gifted wisdom and accomplished experience to the conversation.
In 1972 Makasha co-founded World Family and has been a principal focalizer for international festivals and link-ups for world peace including World Invocation Day Festivals, the John Lennon Tribute, Harmonic Convergence, Campaign for the Earth, and the Children’s Torch of Hope. In addition, he was a key supporter for the First Earth Run, Live Aid Event, and Birth 2012.
Through entrepreneurial ventures and nonprofit organizations, Makasha has been instrumental in shifting consciousness in the areas of social investing, conscious commerce, health and nutrition, gentle birthing, integral education, and conscious media. His devotion to the younger generations has fueled his co-founding and contributing over the past 3 decades to the growth of his family’s youth organization, Earth Guardians. Makasha is the father of 8, grandfather of 23, and great-grandfather of 23. As a guardian of the “new dream”, he is passionately committed to whole systems transformation and midwifing a Co-Creative planetary culture in service to the well-being of all life.
Healing the Earth with MiraMichelle and Jeevan
The urgent and complex global challenges we face will not be resolved from within the same systems that created them. Today, people of all cultures and ages are rising up around the world to demand a fundamental transformation of how we organize ourselves as a species. Join MiraMichelle and her 18-year old son, Jeevan, as we talk about the radical promise within Codes for a Healthy Earth.
MiraMichelle was born to an English mother and an African/Native American father, she was raised in two distinctly different cultures and this reality has given her a great ability to understand, appreciate and to be a living bridge between worlds. She is a shaman, spiritual teacher, author, speaker, healer, ceremony facilitator and consciousness midwife for the emerging new age. Her 18-year-old son, Jeevan, has witnessed his mother’s work up close, and observed the life changing effect it has on people. He now joins his mother in supporting the work and steps into his own path of creating a healthy Earth.
Many Cultures, One Human Family, Healthy Earth with Ben Bowler
Imagine an intercultural, intergenerational and interfaith collective joining forces to amplify the impact of all people and groups working to make the world a safer and more inclusive place. Ben Bowler and his team at Unity Earth weave threads of unity within the colorful diversity of the human family and the ecosystems that sustain us. Listen is as Ben talks about Codes for a Healthy Earth and how it fosters that unity and peace across the planet.
Ben Bowler is the Executive Director of UNITY EARTH, a global network building a worldwide movement for unity and peace. In 2006 he and his wife Jildou moved to Thailand to volunteer along the Thai-Burma border. In 2008 they founded Blood Foundation together, a NGO focusing on education projects. In 2008 Ben founded Monk for a Month in Chiang Mai offering men and women the opportunity to experience Thai temple life and temporary ordination. In 2010, Ben launched Muslim for a Month in Turkey offering guests a first-hand experience of Turkish Islam and Sufism, underneath the spiritually inclusive banner of Rumi. A year later, he launched World Weavers, offering spiritual immersion programs in Tibetan India, Nepal, Cambodia and Ethiopia. In October 2015, at the Parliament of World’ Religions, Ben launched 1GOD.com, an online platform aimed at countering religious fundamentalism, relativism and western materialism. Since then he has worked to build UNITY EARTH into a global platform that can support and empower the many grassroots movements working towards unity and peace in the world.
Codes for a Healthy Earth with Shelley Ostroff
The urgent and complex global challenges we face will not be resolved from within the same systems that created them. Today, people of all cultures and ages are rising up around the world to demand a fundamental transformation of how we organize ourselves as a species. Citizens of Earth are uniting around a whole-system healing framework that effectively supports citizen-led self-organizing at the local and global levels. Join us the first riveting conversation in a series about Codes for a Healthy Earth: Cultivating Peace with All of Life.
Shelley Ostroff (PhD) is an author, activist, artist, leadership consultant, and social entrepreneur focused on initiating and supporting whole-system healing processes on a global level. She is the founder of togetherincreation.org and 7days-of-rest.org, platforms and initiatives dedicated to the healing and replenishment of the planet and all its inhabitants.