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There are millions of groups in the world today who are exploring a spiritual world-view and putting the principles of compassion, love and goodwill into practical action. These initiatives embody a part of the “saving force” for the world. They all deserve our supportive and strengthening prayers and meditations but it is impossible to link to them all. So instead, under the following headings we are listing at any one time just a few of these groups and initiatives. This list will be frequently changed and updated.

Conflict Resolution/Peace Building || Culture || Earth Stewardship || Faith-Based Initiatives || Sharing || World Unity

Conflict Resolution / Peace Building

Conflict resolution is not just a reactive sticking-plaster exercise. At its best it is a proactive engagement in building right human relations on a community, national and international level.

The Carter Center The majority of recent armed conflicts have been internal civil wars. The Conflict Resolution Program works to mitigate such conflicts and build sustainable peace.

The Elders are a group of eminent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, to help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.

University of Bradford Centre for Conflict Resolution has been at the forefront of developing new ideas about conflict resolution, mediation, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and their practical application.

Culture

Culture is a wide-ranging category. Naturally it embraces all the arts, but it also includes education, the sciences, psychology and the media.

Barefoot Artists is a non-profit arts organization that uses the power of art to transform and empower impoverished communities.

International Association for Near Death Studies is the only membership organization in the world devoted exclusively to studying and providing information about near-death and related experiences.

Project Syndicate Its mission is to bring the highest quality commentaries and analysis by the world’s most distinguished voices to local audiences everywhere in the world.

TemenosThrough an understanding of the Arts Temenos promotes the reality that man is firstly a spiritual creature with spiritual needs which require proper nourishment.

The Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela is a result of Venezuela’s commitment to social development through music education and presents world-wide performances of extraordinary exuberance and excellence.

Yes! Magazine is an ad-free, non-profit publication supporting people’s active engagement in building a just and sustainable world.

Earth Stewardship

We are now all aware of the serious threats to the earth’s fragile eco-system. The response of so many people and so many groups to this situation is a heartening demonstration of humanity’s growing sense of responsibility and connectedness.

Alliance of Religions and Conservation ARC is a secular body that helps the major religions of the world to develop their own environmental programmes, based on their own core teachings, beliefs and practices.

The Earth Charter "The Earth Charter Initiative” is an extraordinarily diverse, global network of people, organizations, and institutions that promote and implement the Earth Charter.

Faith-Based Initiatives

About two thirds of humanity belong to one or other of the world’s religions. This represents an enormous force for good if it is properly harnessed and based on compassion and tolerance.

Charter for Compassion calls upon all men and women to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion. Compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity.

Religions for Peace is active on every continent and in some of the most troubled areas of the world, creating multi-religious partnerships to confront our most dire issues: stopping war, ending poverty, and protecting the earth.

The Templeton Foundation promotes research in areas of life’s biggest questions, ranging from the laws of nature and the universe, to the nature of love, gratitude, forgiveness, and creativity.

World Parliament of Religions We live in a world of difference, yet are interdependent. Nowhere is learning to live with difference more important than religion.

Sharing

Under normal circumstances sharing is a natural human characteristic. Yet everywhere people and communities are suffering because this natural trait is being short-circuited by fear and greed.

The Equality Trust Large income inequalities within societies damage the social fabric and the quality of life for everyone, rich and poor alike. The Equality Trust campaigns to gain the widest public and political understanding of the harm caused by inequality.

The New Economics Foundation NEF is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. It works in partnership and puts people and the planet first.

Right Sharing of World Resources is a Quaker program supporting grassroots projects for economic development.

Sane alternative Sustainable Development; People-centred Globalisation; Progress that is socially just and environmentally benign. These are essential practical goals for the future.

Share the World’s Resources This website presents an extensive database of the latest news, analysis and information on crucial international issues.

World Unity

World unity is not uniformity. It is a shared and treasured diversity. Its development needs to be supported by honest international institutions and a respected system of global justice.

The Interdependence Movement is forging a year-round movement to combat unilateralism, parochialism, ultra-nationalism, and isolationism wherever they are found.

Journal of Globalisation for the Common Good promotes ethical, moral and spiritual values into the areas of economics, commerce, trade and international relations.

One World was launched in 1995 as the world's first and award winning portal on the internet on global justice.

One Young World brings together the brightest young people of leadership calibre so that their concerns, opinions and solutions are taken into account by those in power.

Rights and Humanity is the pioneer of the Human Rights Approach to Development.

Transparency International brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on societies around the world.

The United Nations The work of the UN reaches every corner of the globe, affects all our lives and helps make the world a better place.