We support the URI purpose by being mindful and prayerful for all the participants of URI. Daily we send the healing energy of Reiki to each and every person involved in this process of healing to every living being on the planet. We offer this support with love and caring. As we do this work, we too are blessed.
AHOWAN Traveling Spiritual Sanctuary; A 501c3 not-for-profit dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to all Animals, including the Human Animal, by demonstrating and teaching how we can Peacefully Encompass All Creations Energies. We do this by sharing and demonstrating how all Animals, no matter the species, race, religion or culture are utilizing the Core Principles of Nature. We do this through interactive (children and animal friendly) workshops held in non-denominational ceremonial way and story-telling in schools, that brings the Human Animal from being human to human(e) by remembering that Life is a Ceremony with a Greater Power which facilitates the (e) being empathy, that then bridges us to Compassion. The practical teachings of these Spiritual Laws are life-altering which ripples into every area of one's and/or organization's Life that bridges us all, no matter the walk of Life, whether between species, races, countries, or religions.
AHOWAN travels through a country on a motorcycle in full Trust of being cared for by the Divine to share its message through the Spiritual Leader. AHOWAN has been to all 50 United States, Yukon and British Columbia in Canada, Costa Rica, India and Sri Lanka sharing this Ceremonial Life with Nature.
AHOWAN will be traveling to Mexico in October 2015 for Spanish Immersion to begin taking the Message of Peace through Mexico into Central America and South America to the Southern Tip into 2016.
400 + members
CARAVAN develops artistic initiatives that bring together the creeds and cultures of the East and West. These include a wide range of programs and services: exhibitions, festivals, seminars, forums, lectures, concerts, screenings, exchanges, artist's representation, consulting, patronage, etc. In carrying out its mission, CARAVAN works closely with many diverse partners in the East and West, including artists, curators, grassroots non-profits/NGOs, galleries, museums, educational institutions, art fairs, faith communities/religious institutions, interfaith organizations, art auction houses, etc. While CARAVAN has a primary focus on the visual arts (painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, conceptual, installation, etc) they also focus on the full-range of creative artistic expression, such as the fields of music, literature, film/drama and dance .CARAVAN’s primary inter-religious focus is on building bridges between the monotheistic faiths, and their cultures, that have originated in the Middle East: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Druze and Baha’i. However, CARAVAN also works wherever there is conflict involving one of these religions with that of another religion that has not originated from the Middle East (i.e. between Islam and Hinduism in India, or between Buddhism and Islam in Burma).CARAVAN’s primary, albeit not exclusive, intercultural focus is on enhancing the relationship between the West and the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region, which includes the entire Mediterranean Basin. In addition to encouraging friendship, deepening respect, enhancing understanding and facilitating sharing between the East and the West through the Arts, many of CARAVAN’s creative programs have two other sub-objectives: 1) the intention to encourage the development of local contemporary arts and 2) a charitable component that seeks to bring hope and assistance to individuals that are in need (economically, socially, physically) irrespective of creed.
Through skill sharing, networking, awareness raising and advocacy, Compassion for Animals CC looks forward to consolidating a group of like-minded people to support global animal welfare charities. Convinced that there is a real disconnect between talking about compassion and treating the animals the way we do, CC members will add stronger voices to the outcry of injustice and put an end to the violence, disrespect, and loss of life and species. They believe that, while there is great work being done with about the environment, there is a gap in activism when it comes to compassion for animals. It is important that we recognize the horror in the treatment of animals as abuse and that we take action.
Most of our CC members are already engaged in integrating science and religions and dialogue around the world, organizing international conferences, and writing and publishing books on science and religions. In the future, we hope to hold meetings via teleconferencing so that we can plan globally but act locally.
Our name, the "Environmental Satellite CC" has two meanings. First, it reflects our origin as a former satellite of the URI President's Council. Second, it reflects our role, going forward as a multi-regional CC, in striving to encircle (like a satellite) and provide support to the entire URI "constellation" (of councils, committees, CCs) so that URI can more fully realize our shared commitments under the URI Charter to "create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings" (Statement of Purpose) and to "act from sound ecological practices to protect and preserve the Earth for both present and future generations" (Principle 10).
As such, the Environmental Satellite CC will:
(1) give support to those CCs already working on environmental issues and ecological sustainability and encouragement to CCs wanting to become more involved.
(2) serve as a point of connection and, where appropriate, coordination among CCs and across the URI network on matters of broad international or regional concern.
(3) serve as an environmental resource to the global URI network and the hub office as, for example, in helping identify appropriate resources and other content for posting on the global URI website and by way of postings to the URI contacts and discussion listserves.
(4) speak out as an interfaith moral voice on significant issues of ecological and environmental health and well-being.
(5) on especially pressing issues of global concern, be a resource to the Global Council so that it may speak as a moral voice for the entire organization.
We plan to start an interfaith project regarding the Five Elements in order to promote sustainable lifestyle. The first couple of years of the project we will deal with the element of water. This part of the project is called “Holy Drop!”. Faiths Without Borders is a part of the Interfaith Dialogue Network in Finland that each year gives the Golden Rule Award. We published a book called “Flikat maailman Turuilta” in cooperation with the Daisy Ladies. The book presents twenty interviews with women from different cultures who answer questions about things learned within families, from older generations, and about how things they have learned helped them through life. The book is a part of the project called Learning all the time. It is a part of the working group of environmental NGOs that has a task to create a national Zero Draft for Rio +20.
Purpose and Activities
The purpose of this CC is threefold:
First, to re-engage the biology and politics of starvation based on the best science and social science criteria (similar to the way in which small pox was eliminated). And to begin to create a new infrastructure to eradicate starvation, described by leading experts as “arguably the cruelest disease.”
The secondary purpose is to cultivate greater public awareness of the effects of the “extreme poverty-malnutrition-starvation-famine-violence-continuum.”
Third, to depoliticize this human tragedy and utilize the tools of medical science in conjunction with Interfaith, Global Ethic and Charter for Compassion, ethics, chaplaincy and global civil society and the UN.
The activities are:
Designing negotiation platforms for deep multi-social-sector cooperation / collaboration, intra-nationally and internationally, using the tools of conferences, publishing, lexicography, education, research, public policy formation, new methodology, social media, art, social innovation philanthropy, revised Hippocratic Oath, “best practices” among others.
GFLP is a non-profit tax exempt organization founded by Dharma Master Hsin Tao, who also is the founder of the Museum of World Religions. In accordance with the philosophy of respect for all faiths, tolerance for all cultures, and love for all life, GFLP is dedicated to building a harmonious world through promoting values-based education, organizing and directing activities for young people in the field of social service, and sponsoring interfaith dialogues.