Global Citizenship

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The Deeper News: Patterns, Dynamics and Mindsets Shaping the Longer View

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It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion. ~ Carl Sagan […]

The Great Transition: Journey of an Idea

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The jury is still out on whether the Great Transition Initiative’s hoped-for Great Transition will be realized; its achievement rests on the emergence of a planetary movement of concerned citizens buoyed by the conviction that together they can change the world.

The Widening Circle After Rio+20: Advancing the Campaign for a Global Citizens Movement

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Realizing early that the Rio+20 Summit was heading towards failure, The Widening Circle (TWC) went to Rio de Janeiro to join those who wanted to see beyond the summit and collectively plan our transition to the Great Transition towards a sustainable future.

The Arab Spring: A Mythological Journey or a Myth?

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The celebration of Ramadan in the Arab World in 2011 has been unlike any other Ramadan in recent memory. For the proceeding five years every night during this holy month of fasting the Arab street was glued to their TV’s watching a drama series called Bab El Hara, which loosely translates to ‘The Neighborhood Gate.’ The show is about local heroes in Damascus defending their ancestral homes against the tyranny of French colonialists. This Ramadan, the highest rated TV viewership is the trial of a tyrant who’s not a colonialist but is one of their own, Hosni Mubarak.

What Does it Mean to be a Global Citizen? (Serbian Translation)

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U našoj organizaciji 'Pokret gradjana sveta' (The Global Citizens' Initiative – u daljem tekstu se koristi engleska skraćenica: GCI), mi obično kažemo da je 'gradjanin sveta «neko ko sebe doživljava pripadnikom jedne svetske zajednice u zečetku, čije delovanje doprinosi onim vrednostima i delovanju za koje se opredelila ova nastajuća svetska zajednica.»

Positive Possibilities for a World in Crisis

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We join with everyone and everything—past, present and future —in sharing our influence on what happens. We are neither guilty nor innocent. Rather, we are consciously or unconsciously involved in everything. Right here and right now. Our actions matter. Our awareness matters. Because we are a factor in the Life of Everything.

What Does it Mean to be a Global Citizen?

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At The Global Citizens’ Initiative we say that a “global citizen is someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community and whose actions contribute to building this community’s values and practices.”

My Experience in the Slums of Kibera, Nairobi

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Several years ago I made a critical decision in my life to leave my comfortable home in the suburbs of New York City and travel to Kenya with an organization called Cross Cultural Thresholds for a five-day work trip in the slums of Nairobi.

Kosmos Journeys: A Sacred Journey to Mount Kailash

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In far western Tibet there is a solitary mountain that has been considered sacred for over a thousand years. Ancient texts describe it as the spiritual center of the universe. Mount Kailas is a revered pilgrimage site for Hindus, Bon, Jains and Buddhists.

Archetypes of Humanity’s Collective Future

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The first step in building a promising future for humanity is to visualize it together. As the bible says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish." Although many people can visualize a future of catastrophe and ruin, far fewer can imagine a future of opportunity and renewal.