Vision for Peace, Justice, and Earth Care: My Life and Thought at Age 96
Author: John McConnell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
After a half-century of activism, John McConnell, the true founder of Earth Day, here relates his global promotion of peace, justice, and Earth care. Following the Kennedy assassination, McConnell's Minute for Peace gained worldwide attention. This led to his Earth Day and other initiatives aimed at promoting people and planet. In this book, he shares the views that garnered support during the environmental movement from 1969 onward, and that have inspired followers for forty years at annual Earth Day ceremonies at the UN and cities across the globe. John McConnell coined the term Earth Day in 1968, proposed its celebration on the spring equinox to the City of San Francisco in October 1969, and announced it in November at a UNESCO Conference. The City responded by hosting the first Earth Day on March 21, 1970. Margaret Mead, UN Secretary-General U Thant, President Ford, and thirty-three Nobel laureates supported McConnell's Earth Day, and thirty-six worldwide dignitaries signed McConnell's Earth Day Proclamation, supporting Earth Day on the spring equinox, an annual planetary holiday linking people everywhere without regard to politics, culture, national border, or religion. In 1957, after Sputnik, McConnell promoted the Star of Hope, a satellite devoted to peace. This effort sparked his origination of Earth Day, the Earth Flag, Earth Trustees, and the Earth Magna Charta. He worked with UN officials and other leaders to overcome differences and build common ground for peace, aiming to ensure our planet's future and human survival. This book chronicles his global mission, his life journey, and his unique contributions toward a peaceful and cherished planet.
As Albert Einstein lay on his death bed he asked for his glasses, his writing implements and his latest equations. He knew he was dying, yet he continued to work. In those final hours of his life, while fading in and out of consciousness, he was working on what he hoped would be the greatest work of all. It was a project of monumental complexity. It was a project that he hoped would unlock the mind of God.
The Celebrate Recovery Devotional is 366 original brief readings, designed as a daily reinforcement and encouragement for millions who are on the road to recovery. Celebrate Recovery is not just a program but a means toward lasting life change, and the key to recovery is to keep the eight Christ-centered Life Principles alive. As readers engage with the devotions, they will discover the principles more firmly cemented in their daily thinking and actions, and will find ongoing support and hope for the road ahead. Each powerful devotion is a reminder of God’s goodness, grace, and redemption, and will be an inspiration to anyone struggling with old hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Start where you are. Begin today. The Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional is 366 original brief readings, designed as a daily reinforcement and encouragement for millions who are on the road to recovery. Celebrate Recovery is not just a program but a means toward lasting life change, and the key to recovery is to keep the eight Christ-centered Life Principles alive. As readers engage with the devotions, they will discover the principles more firmly cemented in their daily thinking and actions, and will find ongoing support and hope for the road ahead. Each powerful devotion is a reminder of God’s goodness, grace, and redemption, and will be an inspiration to anyone struggling with old hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Start where you are. Begin today.
'This book is a page-turner - endlessly fascinating, totally compelling, and incredibly informative. I could not put it down.''rory Freedman, Co-author of New York Times best seller Skinny Bitch. Enjoy the fun and intrigue of unraveling nature's clues that fill you with awe, inspiration, and healing. This fascinating book combines ancient wisdom with modern research, and science with imagination. Connect to the wonder you felt as a child, and emulate how Nature wisely deals with change and adversity. Nature is the ultimate example in how to live well and thrive. Albert Einstein said, ''look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.'' This fascinating book will arouse your curiosity by combining ancient wisdom with modern research, and imagination with science, to help you love Nature and your food in a whole new way. You'll discover how to . . .Recognize divine designs, hidden in plain sight, to forge a more profound mind-body-soul connection with the environment Look at food in new (actually, ancient) ways and choose self life over shelf life Cope with change, challenges, and time pressures by asking, What would Nature do? Become aware of what society is doing to the environment, and learn easy green solutions to save money and help the planet.Exercises throughout the book will empower you to tune in to Nature's wisdom in order to develop a healthier mind, body, soul, and planet.''With a dash of tongue-in-cheek cheer, actress and PhD-carrying naturopath Wilkes offers a thorough, clear-cut and well-illustrated introduction to holistic medicine, natural eating and the benefits of mindfulness.''''this wise, brave, magically simple and inspiring book will help us all reconnect with the soul of nature, and work together to preserve the environment and the human adventure.''- Andrew Harvey, New York Times best selling author Author of The Hope a Guide to Sacred Activism'.
The understanding of shamanism in its variety of forms and manifestations has become vital in our understanding of the origins and development of ideological systems of the human family. Though not a religion, shamanism is the first formalization of the human quest for meaning, understanding and participation in the mysteries of the cosmic drama. It is a global phenomenon; cultural specific practices and beliefs reflecting and embodying universal "truths." This book is a collection of the papers presented at the 6th Conference of the International Society for Shamanistic Research held at the Viljandi Kultuurikolledz, Viljandi, Estonia in August of 2001. It represents the contemporary work of international scholarship in its attempt to understand the complexities of shamanism, both ancient and surviving. Increasingly the study of shamanism is interdisciplinary. These papers and articles offer, as well, an example of the mix of disciplines presently coming to bear on the study of shamanism.
There are more than 14,000 school districts in the United States. Nearly 50 million students go to approximately 97,000 public elementary and secondary schools. There are approximately 120 000 schools in the United States and 70,000 elementary schools. At least three million teachers are employed in public elementary and secondary schools. The standard grade school curriculum is made up of the following subjects: The Language Arts Reading Writing Listening And Speaking Skills Literature Second language, Spanish, French Mathematics History Geography Physical Science Life Science Earth Science Space Science, Astronomy Art Music Health And Physical Education Industrial Arts for boys Home economics for girls In some high schools, they offer optional courses like computer skills, political science, economics, psychology, calculus, business, typing, etc. Elementary school is basic for reading, writing and arithmetic.