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NEWSLETTER                                                          2017~
A global goodwill, interfaith newsletter spotlighting newsworthy  articles, events, people, and information in world affairs.

A.  Articles
B.  Books and Authors
C.  Health and Well-Being
D.  Events
E.  Subscribe

"Wisdom is the light of truth, the knowing, the real, which enables us to help.
The Will-to-Good is the light of Wisdom in the action of loving understanding, compassion, 
and,  pure-practical reasoning." - CJ Wheat
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"May Peace Prevail On Earth"

"Peace and war begin at home. If we truly want peace in the world, 
let us begin by loving one another in our own families. If we want to spread joy, 
we need for every family to have joy." - Mother Teresa

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Ghandi


A.  ARTICLES - UnitedReligionsInitiative URI.org, CPWR.org, Worldgoodwill.org, SaveTibet.org,   MercyCorps.org,  TheHungerSite.com,  World Invocation Day, Peace.
                                                                                                                                  
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"URI"  NEWS Events.....
Athlete Haile Gebreselassie Appointed Goodwill Ambassador of Golden Rule by URI CC in Ethiopia.
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World renowned, holder of many world records and superstar athlete, Haile Gebreselassie, was appointed Goodwill Ambassador of the Golden Rule by the Interfaith Peace-building Initiative (IPI), a peace-building organisation whose purpose is to promote the Golden Rule, interfaith harmony, a culture of peace, reconciliation, nonviolence, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings."
To find out more about URI, visit  http://www.uri.org/ 
  The purpose of the United Religions Initiative is to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice, and healing for the earth and all living beings.
Read more at:  http://www.uri.org/CC_News/Africa/Gebres.html 





"COUNCIL FOR A PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS"

Statement of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions ........
"Peace is at once the destination and the path. Hatred is never ended by hatred but only by mutual understanding and regard. These convictions come from the deepest beliefs of the world’s religious and spiritual communities.

We, members of the Board of Trustees of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions, grieve at the continuing violence and the loss of life and civilian infrastructure and damage to the earth. We mourn the many deaths that have occurred and pray that the violence may end soon. All human lives are sacred and must be respected. In an increasingly interdependent world, the well-being of all peoples is interconnected. In such a world, the smallest unit of survival is indeed the whole human family.

We are convinced that real security cannot be achieved by war and violence, but only by a respect for human rights and by a spirit of cooperation and tolerance.
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Read more at:     http://www.parliamentofreligions.org/index.cfm 

THE WILL TO GOOD  - "World Goodwill"                        G
                                                                                             
"The World Goodwill Newsletter is a regular publication highlighting the energy of goodwill in world affairs. The newsletter presents a universal spiritual approach to topics of concern. We draw attention to the work of uplifting humanity done in many different fields by civil society, the United Nations, and other actors. A sample of topics covered include: UN Reform; Spiritual aspects of business, and; Laws, Goodwill and Justice.

Read more at:   View a multi-media introduction to our work.




"INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR TIBET"                G

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) works to promote human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Tibet. Founded in 1988, ICT is a non-profit membership organization with offices in Washington D.C., Amsterdam and Berlin. 

Congratulations to everyone for all the hard work. 

Regards,
International Campaign for Tibet
Read more at  http://www.savetibet.org/support-tibet 

"The voiceless Tibetans inside Tibet are counting on us to speak up."

Please make a tax-deductible donation to support ICT's work in the coming year.donation=form1 
Sincerely,
John Ackerly, President



"MERCY CORPS is a non-profit organization that exists to alleviate suffering,
poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, just communities."

Mercy Corps Relief
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"Mercy Corps is responding to the earthquake and tsunami that devastated northern Japan on March 11. Our partner, Peace Winds, continues to deliver emergency supplies — including large shelters, tents, blankets, instant rice and fresh produce — to families evacuated from homes in the tsunami-devastated city of Kesennuma. Our most experienced disaster-relief expert is on the ground in Japan to support their efforts."

Mercy Corps is reaching out to Lebanese who are returning to two areas of southern Lebanon, and supporting vulnerable families in a hard-hit Beirut suburb. We've already put people back to work clearing debris -  providing valuable income to families - and we continue to deliver critical relief items to families in need.

Mercy Corps is helping Indonesian earthquake survivors put temporary roofs over their heads and meet their critical needs. Our emergency teams are also supplying communities with the tools they need to start their recovery."
  
"Please visit http://www.mercycorps.org//  today and see how you can join our efforts."

"We need your help to ensure critical aid and assistance to children and families.
Mercy Corps' programs in Japan, Sudan, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Darfur, Colombia, USA Gulf Coast and throughout the world, are helping provide families hope for the future--one child at a time." http://www.mercycorps.org//



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"THE HUNGER SITE"
 

Your click on the "Give Free Food" button at The Hunger Site funds food for the hungry, paid for by site sponsors whose ads appear after you click, and provided to people in need around the world through the efforts of Mercy Corps, and,  Feeding America .

"WORLD INVOCATION DAY"                                             G

A World Day of Prayer, Invocation and Meditation - June 9, 2017. An Invitation to Men and Women of Goodwill.

"World Invocation Day is a world day of prayer when men and women of every spiritual path join in a universal appeal to divinity and use The Great Invocation (translated into nearly 70 languages and dialects). Together they focus the invocative demand of humanity for the light, the love and the spiritual direction needed to build a world of justice, unity and peace.
Each year since 1952, people everywhere have celebrated World Invocation Day, joining in the affirmation of the oneness of humanity, the livingness of our relationship to God and the responsibility of humanity for the working out of the divine Plan on earth."

For more information contact World Goodwill.  

THE GREAT INVOCATION

From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let Light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.

From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men -
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the centre which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

"The above Invocation, Mantra or Prayer belongs to all Humanity. There are certain central truths and laws that are accepted by all people worldwide, inherently and rightly so, - the truth of a Being of the Highest Power Whom we contribute all things known and unknown, governing, guiding, motivating energies of power which are the just laws of the universe - LOVE." - CJ Wheat

"People of all differing faiths believe in a World Teacher or Saviour, knowing him under such names as 
the Christ, the Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi, the Bodhisattva, and the Messiah, and these terms are used in some of 
the Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish versions of the Great Invocation.

Men and women of goodwill throughout the world are using this Invocation in their own language. 
Will you join them in using the Invocation every day - with thought and dedication?

By using the Invocation and encouraging others to use it, no particular group or organization is sponsored. 
It belongs to all humanity." - World Goodwill


(See Externalisation of The Hierarchy, pg 26...; Discipleship in the New Age, Vol. II, pg 148...;
The Reappearance of The Christ,
pg 31; Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle, pg 138 - Alice A. Bailey)


"The definition of religion, which will in the future prove of greater accuracy than any yet formulated by the theologians, might be expressed as follows:  Religion is the name given to the invocative appeal of humanity and the evocative response of the 
greater Life to that cry." - D.K. 
(See "The Reappearance of The Christ")      

 

"ONE  WORLD UNITED IN A COMMON GOAL -  PEACE"                             G
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." - Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

Peace is the GOAL for every day of the year, year after year.

UNITED NATIONS MESSENGERS OF PEACE

The United Nations Messengers of Peace are distinguished individuals, carefully selected from the fields of art, literature, music and sports, who have agreed to help focus worldwide attention on the work of the United Nations. Backed by the highest honour bestowed by the Secretary-General on a global citizen for an initial period of three years, these prominent personalities volunteer their time, talent and passion to raise awareness of United Nations’ efforts to improve the lives of billions of people everywhere.


Go to http://outreach.un.org/mop/ to read more on ...
 

"One World United in a Common Goal"

Join people all over the world striving to bring peace to our homes, hearts, and communities by planting a Peace Pole and Flags, Peace Pinwheels, or Peace Talks and Prayers. 

The Peace Pole started in 1955 by Masahisa Goi, founder of The World Peace Prayer Society, and, recognized by all nations as a symbol of the spirit of humanities united and common goal.

Quote: "As we move forward into this 21st century, we encourage all of you to take a positive step toward universal understanding. Touch people with the message of love. Pray for the peace and happiness of people in all other lands and cultures. Make a commitment to world peace by honoring the earth, honoring its people, and celebrating the unity of the human spirit." 
- Masami Saionji, Chairperson of The World Peace Prayer Society

In 1981 the United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 36/67 declaring an International Day of Peace.
In 2001, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a new resolution 55/282 declaring 21 September of each year as the International Day Of Peace.

"May Peace Prevail on Earth!"


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"CHRISTMAS OF THE ANGELS" - by Dora van Gelder Kunz - The perennially popular Christmas booklet by clairvoyant author Dora van Gelder Kunz now is available in this new audiocassette. The tape is professionally narrated with musical scoring. Each year, many people give this charming booklet to friends and family as Christmas cards. Dora's original booklet is included with audio purchase.
"To students of the hidden side of life," Dora writes, "Christmas is a most wonderful reality - a far greater reality than most of us think, since it involves the whole course of Nature and not humanity alone . . .  We must remember that the whole earth is thronged with hosts of superphysical beings, angels and archangels and all the Company of Heaven....."

"INSPIRATION: Your Ultimate Calling" - by Wayne W. Dyer - "There’s a voice in the universe calling each of us to remember our purpose—our reason for being here now, in this world of impermanence. The voice whispers, shouts, and sings to us that this experience of being in form, in space and time, knowing life and death, has meaning. The voice is that of inspiration, which is within each and every one of us. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explains how we’ve chosen to enter this world of particles and form. From our place of origin, in ways that we don’t readily comprehend now, we knew what we were coming here to accomplish, and we participated in setting this life process in motion. So why not think this same way?......"

"THE MIRACLE IS YOURS" - by C J Wheat - "We say the words-------we are all GOD'S children, and one with HIS goodness, beauty and truth. How many of us really understand the significance of what is being said? Why do most of us block our good and beautiful from happening with all the barriers we have created? Why? The only answer I can give, that has any real meaning, is that we are not aware of our good, or our true worth of life and of being........"

"ANGEL COURAGE" - by Terry Lynn Taylor - "The authors encourage us to learn to love ourselves no matter what mistakes we've made. "May you always make mistakes," they advise, "just not the same ones." The wisdom of the angels shows us how to laugh at ourselves, live in the moment, put our energy into productive activities, and follow the timing of our hearts by using our own angel courage to greet each day with authenticity and love...."

"SUFISM: Key Concepts In The Practice of Sufism 1" - by M. Fethullah Gülen " 'The heart is the home of God; purify it from whatever is other than Him so that the All-Merciful may descend into His palace at night.' Though simple in outward appearance, Fethullah Gülen is original in thought and action. He embraces all humanity, and is deeply averse to unbelief, injustice, and deviation. His belief and feelings are profound, and his ideas and approach to problems are both wise and rational. A living model of love, ardor, and feeling, he is extraordinarily balanced in his thoughts, acts, and treatment of matters." "SUFISM: Key Concepts In the Practice of Sufism 1"


C.  Health and Well-Being                    

"There is no Well-Being without the reality of TRUTH - Truth as we know and understand it." -  CJ Wheat
Definition: Truth, n.; - 1. the quality or state of being true, reliable, faithful, honest, pure, sincere, loyal, trustworthy, accurate.
2. that which is true; a fact; a reality; that which conforms to fact or reality; the real or true state of things.- Webster's Unabridged Dict.

1. Project C.U.R.E.
(Commission on Urgent Relief & Equipment)

Connecting Medical Professionals with the World's Most Impoverished People.

Where there is no hope, people perish.
Will you deliver health and hope?


"More than half of the world's population lives below the poverty line, with out access to even the most basic healthcare. More than 11 million children die each year before reaching their fifth birthday. Most of these deaths are preventable.

You can help. While you cannot reach half the world living below poverty, or the 11 million children dying each year, you can affect one, and then another, and then another. Your skills, your time, your energy, it makes all the difference to the one whose hand you touched.

PROJECT C.U.R.E. is looking for medical professionals and non-medical support staff to assist our host, Dr. Azim Sheth, in meeting the needs of those living in conditions of poverty and disease. On a typical day, Dr. Sheth will treat 70 patients. About half are infected with Malaria.

Dr. Sheth hopes that this clinic will be able to screen patients for malaria and diabetes. He would also like surgeons to perform plastic surgery - attaching prosthesis to amputated patients who were victims of the earthquake. If you are a doctor or nurse, Dr. Sheth would appreciate your time in his clinic. If PROJECT C.U.R.E. receives more than 12 doctors, nurses and non-medical support staff, PROJECT C.U.R.E. may split the team to conduct a clinic in an area that has been heavily hit by flooding this year and is desperate to receive a medical team from PROJECT C.U.R.E.

Answer this call to action and help some of most desperately ill and impoverished people in the world on a trip that will change your life forever.
For more information on this and other upcoming C.U.R.E. Clinics:
please contact: Niecy LoCricchio at 303-754-2442 or niecylocricchio@projectcure.org.
Project C.U.R.E., Development Office
9055 E. Mineral Cir., Ste. 200
Centennial, CO 80112
303-754-2442
www.projectcure.org 

2. ONE IS THE CAMPAIGN TO MAKE POVERTY HISTORY
 
"Every three(3) seconds someone dies from extreme poverty.  We can beat poverty, but we need your help in sending our message to world leaders and policy makers. We're not asking for your money. We're asking for your voice. ADD your name to ONE  http://www.one.org/ .
We Believe. We Recognize. We Commit."
For more information read the ONE blog at: http://action.one.org/blog/ 




3. "Citizens for Health, the national grassroots advocacy organization committed to protecting and expanding natural health choices."

"About Citizens for Health
Citizens for Health is an international non-profit consumer advocacy group working to broaden healthcare options, create an integrative health system based on wellness, and advance the freedom to make health choices. The group promotes the fundamental policies needed to improve health choices and information in the U.S. and internationally. The group works with grassroots and education organizations and partners in the not-for-profit sector to ensure consumer access to dietary supplements, safe foods, a healthy environment and a wide range of healing therapies. Citizens for Health fosters active citizen leadership and organizes natural health consumers to create political and legislative solutions that support those rights."

For more information click (www.citizens.org)

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Mahatma Gandhi
(1869-1948) "Truth alone is eternal, everything else is momentary. It is more correct to say that Truth is God, than to say that God is Truth. ... All life (and truth) comes from the one universal source, call it Allah, God or Parmeshwara."


D.  Events   2017                                                             G                                                      

Interfaith Calendar
Primary Sacred Times for major world religions.
For information click http://www.theosophiabooks.com/calendar_update.htm 

February 21  - "International Mother Language Day 
For information:  http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/language/ 
http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=19644&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html  

March 8  - "International Women's Day" 
For information click http://www.internationalwomensday.com/default.asp 

March  21 - "International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination"
For information click  http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/racial/ 

March 22  - "World Day for Water"
For information click  http://www.worldwaterday.org/ 

March 23  - "World Meteorological Day"
For information click  http://www.wmo.int/wmd/ 

March 24  - "World Tuberculosis Day"
For information click  http://www.stoptb.org

March 28  - "International Day of Solidarity"  
For information click  http://www.unescap.org/unis/press/2008/mar/l04.asp                                                                       

April 3 - 7  - "National Youth Violence Prevention Week "
For information click  http://www.nyvpw.org/ 

April 7  - "World Health Day"
For information click  http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/health/index.html 

April 23  - "World Book and Copyright Day"
For information click  http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=5125&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html 

May 3  - "World Press Freedom Day"
For information:
http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=1530&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html 

May 17  -  "World Telecommunication Day"
For information click  http://www.itu.int/net/home/index.aspx                        

May 21  -  "International Aids Candlelight Memorial"
For information click  http://www.candlelightmemorial.org/ 

May 22  -  "International Day For Biological Diversity"
For information click  http://c3.unu.edu/unuvideo/index.cfm?fuseaction=event.home&EventID=237    

May 31  -  "World No Tobacco Day"
For information click  http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/2009/en/index.html 

June 9   -  "World Invocation Day"
 See Article above for 'June 9, 2017' - A World Day of Prayer for all Men and Women of Goodwill.

June 04  -  "National Hunger Awareness Day." 
 Go to our Home Page  http://www.theosophiabooks.org and click 'The Hunger Site'.

June 05  - 
"World Environment Day"
 For information click  http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/environment/ 

August 12
- "International Youth Day"
For information click  http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unyin/iyouthday.htm 

September 21 - "World Day of Peace" ("Peace Event Week" September 16 - 23)
For information click  http://www.un.org/sg/peacedaymessage2009.shtml  

September 29  - "World Maritime Day"
For information click  http://www.imo.org/About/mainframe.asp?topic_id=320 

October 03 - "World Habitat Day"
For information click  http://www.unchs.org/categories.asp?catid=588 

October 4 - 10 - "World Space Week"
For information click  http://www.worldspaceweek.org/ 

October 16 - "World Food Day"
For information click  http://www.fao.org/wfd/index_en.asp 

October 24 - "United Nations Day"
For information click  http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/unationsday/ 

November 16 - "International Day for Tolerance"
For information click  http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/tolerance/ 

November 25 - "International Day For The Elimination of Violence Against Women"
For more information click  http://www.unifem.org/campaigns/november25/ 

December 01 - "World Aids Day"

December 4 - 10 - "Interfaith Awareness Week"

December 10 - "Human Rights Day"

Dates Vary According to Region  - "Gather The Women Regional Congresses"
For information click  http://www.gatherthewomen.org

United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty 
International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World
International Decade for Action: Water for Life 

"Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful speech and the inability to listen to others, I am committed to cultivating loving speech and deep listening in order to bring joy and happiness to others and relieve others of their suffering. Knowing that words can create happiness or suffering, I am committed to learn to speak truthfully with words that inspire self-confidence, joy, and hope. I am determined not to spread news that I do not know to be certain and not to criticize or condemn things of which I am not sure. I will refrain from uttering words that can cause division or discord or that can cause the family or the community to split apart. I will make every effort to reconcile all conflicts however small." - Thich Nhat Hanh (On Mindfulness)

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