NB: There is an overlap between the three pages in 'links', since it is all about holistic approach to life.
Professor Albert Tevoedjre is the Special Envoy for the United Nations Secretary-General in charge of Ivory Coast since 2003. He was the Chair of the Commission on the "Millennium for Africa" project, completed in 2002. The Commission, with the support of the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, aimed at getting eminent Africans in all walks of life to reflect on the major economic, social, cultural, scientific, and political challenges facing the continent at the dawn of the Third Millennium.
Professor Tevoedjre has also played a prominent role in his Government, the Republic of Benin.
Book - Poverty, Wealth of Mankind was awarded the "Prix de la vie économique" in Paris.
Book - Winning the War Against Humiliation: Report of the Independent Commission on Africa and the Challenges of the Third Millennium raises questions about the viability of NEPAD (The New Partnership for Africa's Development) and its development and economic aims.
Alliance for a New Humanity
On November 7, 2008, at 9:45 am, the 500 people attending the Alliance for a New Humanity Human Forum in Barcelona took a vow for non violence in their thoughts, speech and actions. Each person decided to ask other people in their lives to join them in taking the vow. The goal then became to create a global movement, which would mobilize 100 million people to make the same commitment. We, at the Alliance for a New Humanity believe that if a critical mass of people comit to this vow, that world would be transformed. If you are seriously committed to peace, join us in this global movement and take the vow.
Love, Deepak Chopra, President and Founder
An independent, not-for-profit international community campaigning group, which uses the internet to empower people all over the world to have their say on important international issues, including ethical and sustainable development. Avaaz has the website in thirteen languages, and has taken more than 9.6 million wortwhile actions since 2007.
Conflict Resolution Network - CRN
We offer wi-win Conflict Resolution skills to build stronger organisations and more rewarding relationships. Communicating creatively can start from where you stand. It may be within family, community, government or the international arena. Conflict Resolution skills are the tools to move the rocks from the path.
Creating Change - 1000 Ventures
This site, created by Vadim Kotelnikov, is ranked Top 5 by Google for "Creating Change" out of about 20-million competition. It offers then inspiration, practical information and multiple paths to create the healthy, sustainable change, from personal to global level.
Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking (The Rotman School)
Our goal is to create a totally new theory and model for business education by developing the world's first truly integrative curriculum. Modern leadership necessitates integrative thinking. It is the essential capacity the Rotman School has chosen to cultivate in the next generation of business leaders. Why? Because integrative thinkers are clearly more successful. They take risks and are not frightened by challenges. They move beyond narrow academic perfectionism - the search for the 'perfect solution' - and realize that solutions to problems are rarely perfect and always involve tensions and trade-offs. They account for more pieces of the puzzle, are open to ambiguity, and take what others perceive as unsolvable tension and use it to inspire novel solutions.
Don Hanlon Johnson: Body Practices and Social Change
This site is devoted to a dialogue among somatics pioneers, scientists, philosophers, spiritual teachers, social activists and educators who have developed practices for accessing and cultivating the stores of wisdom, creativity, and courage that live within our bodies. We are addressing the unique problems facing us because of radically new understandings of the nature of life, of their ethical implications related to genetics and evolution. We recognise the importance of embodiment, theory and practice, for our world, the institutions of education, psychology, religion, medicine and politics.
Don H. Johnson's book - The Meaning of Life in the 21st Century: Tensions Among Science, Religion and Experience , a collection of writings by scientists, philosophers, and other scholars from several continents.
Edge Foundation, Inc., was established in 1988 as an outgrowth of a group known as The Reality Club. Its informal membership includes of some of the most interesting minds in the world. The mandate of Edge Foundation is to promote inquiry into and discussion of intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary issues, as well as to work for the intellectual and social achievement of society.
Ervin Laszlo, PhD
Laszlo serves as president of the Club of Budapest and head of the General Evolution Research Group, which he founded. He is an advisor to the UNESCO Director General, ambassador of the International Delphic Council, member of both the International Academy of Science, World Academy of Arts and Science, and the International Academy of Philosophy. He is the former president of the International Society for Systems Sciences. He is author or editor of sixty-nine books translated into as many as nineteen languages.
Book - Science and the Akashic Field: An Integral Theory of Everything; and
You Can Change the World: The Global Citizen's Handbook for Living on Planet Earth : A Report of the Club of Budapest
GetUp is an independent, not-for-profit community campaigning group, which uses the internet to empower Australians to have their say on important national and sometimes even international issues, including ethical and sustainable development. GetUp receives no political party or government funding, and every campaign it runs is entirely supported by voluntary donations.
Global Mind Shift - Seeing The World From an Expanded Perspective
Global MindShift’s mission is to help bring about a new era of cooperation and creativity on the planet. It seems like there are many problems in the world, but relax, there’s only really one. It’s how we think. Our basic premise: Underlying the diversity of life is unity.
Tags: Awareness, mind, universe, vision. Broad range of subjects, including: Intention, Scientific Background, Creativity, Beliefs, Mystery, Happiness, Management, Intuition, Life Purpose, Inspiration.
Global Peace Index
The index is composed of 24 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, which combine internal and external factors ranging from a nation's level of military expenditure to its relations with neighbouring countries and the level of respect for human rights. These indicators were selected by an international panel of academics, business people, philanthropists and peace institutions. The GPI is collated and calculated by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
the GPI has been tested against a range of potential "drivers" or potential determinants of peace - including levels of democracy and transparency, education and material wellbeing. Now including 140 countries, the GPI brings a snapshot of relative peacefulness among nations while continuing to contribute to an understanding of what factors help create or sustain more peaceful societies.
Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action. Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace by:
Catalysing an energy revolution to address the number one threat facing our planet: climate change.
Defending our oceans by challenging wasteful and destructive fishing, and creating a global network of marine reserves.
Protecting the world’s ancient forests and the animals, plants and people that depend on them.
Working for disarmament and peace by tackling the causes of conflict and calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.
Creating a toxic free future with safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals in today's products and manufacturing.
Campaining for sustainable agriculture by rejecting genetically engineered organisms, protecting biodiversity and encouraging socially responsible farming.
Informal Education, Lifelong Learning and Social Action
Ideas, Thinkers, Practice
Institute of Noetic Science - IONS
Exploring the frontiers of consciousness to advance individual, social, and global transformation. Building the bridges between the spiritual and scientific approaches, to contribute to a change in worldviews and values that will lead to the creation of a more just, compassionate and sustainable world.
Integral Institute is based on Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory as an all-inclusive framework that draws on the key insights of the world’s greatest knowledge traditions and research from the greatest number of disciplines - including the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, neurology, ecology), art, ethics, religion, psychology, politics, business, sociology, and spirituality. The awareness gained from drawing on all truths and perspectives allows the Integral thinker to bring new depth, clarity and compassion to every level of human endeavor — from unlocking individual potential to finding new more comprehensive, systematic, encompassing and integral approaches to global-scale problems (war, hunger, disease, famine, over-population, housing, technology, education).
Integral Transformative Practice
This site highlights ITP, a unique and balanced program for transformation of body, mind and soul, relationships and society, created by George Leonard and Michael Murphy. At least 40 groups have formed around this practice in recent years and you can connect on this site with others looking to do the same.
Ken Wilber Website
Ken Wilber is one of the most comprehensive philosophical thinker of our times and author. He is credited with developing a unified field theory of consciousness—a synthesis and interpretation of the world's great psychological, philosophical, and spiritual traditions.
Books – The Spectrum of Consciousness; Integral Medicine: A Noetic Reader
Martin Buber (1878 -1965)
Austrian-Israeli-Jewish philosopher, translator and educator, whose work centered on interpersonal relations, community and religious consciousness. His influence extends across the humanities, particularly in the fields of social psychology, social philosophy, philosophical anarchism, and religious existentialism. A staunch supporter of a binational solution in Palestine.
Message Company - Science and Consciousness
To have fun and prosper while fostering the exploration and expression of consciousness. Organisers of the annual International Science and Consciousness Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. 11th International Science & Consciousness Conference to be held from 27th March to 1st April 2009 www.bizspirit.com/science
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
The NRDC (based in US) works to protect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth. In NRDC's Action Center you'll find all the tools, tips and information you need to help protect the earth's extraordinary wealth of natural treasures. To receive email alerts on urgent issues needing your immediate action, join the NRDC Activist Network.
Society for Scientific Exploration - SSE
The primary goal of the international Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) is to provide a professional forum for presentations, criticism, and debate concerning topics which are for various reasons ignored or studied inadequately within mainstream science. A secondary goal is to promote improved understanding of those factors that unnecessarily limit the scope of scientific inquiry, such as sociological constraints, restrictive world views, hidden theoretical assumptions, and the temptation to convert prevailing theory into prevailing dogma.
Temple University Center for Frontier Sciences (not updated)
Established in 1987, The Center for Frontier Sciences is an open forum that networks information on the frontier issues of science, medicine and technology. The Center is dedicated to the open and unbiased examination of any theories, hypotheses, model that challenge prevailing scientific views using sound scientific methods and reasoning. It does not promote or endorse particular positions, but encourages critical review and healthy skepticism. The Center maintains high academic standards and a neutral profile at all times.
The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential
An independant research organisation consisting of a community of scientists of varied background, specialties and interests investigating what our bodies, minds and spirits are capable of and how that infromation can best serve all living things.
Wholistic Business Network
The Wholistic Business Network is an international network of highly inspired people involved in creating a world to which people want to belong. Its purpose is to inspire, educate and prosper through creative networking using the principles of synergy. We research, support & develop sustainable lifestyles, while informing & educating our global community about things that really matter.