The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative provides research for critical challenge alerts, and support for collaborative problem solving initiatives which seek to maximize citizen participation.
Beginning in December, 2013, The CPCS Initiative is launching a new and comprehensive campaign called “Tipping Point Action: Citizen Participation in Times of Unprecedented Challenges”.
There are many initiatives which are part of this…Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on December 31, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
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Which citizen participation/problem solving process has the better cost/benefit ratio for problem solving on a scale most of us have never known before?
We live in a time of unprecedented opportunities, in many ways created by the expansion of the Internet, and by electronic devices, communication satellites, etc which make it possible for information, knowledge and wisdom to be passed quickly to a broad range of international…Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on June 25, 2012 at 7:04pm — No Comments
Instead of condensing the six references below into a post, the references are offered here, and readers are encouraged to consider the complete text of each piece (the article, the section, the documents) as a part of a larger whole. If readers do that, as I have done, maybe then they will see why I think of the work of The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative (at www.ipcri.net) as a way of being proactive about steps…Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on May 27, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Summary: This post introduces two new documents from the Founder and Outreach Coordinator of The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative:
1) “An Autobiographical Sketch” (11 pages) (with significant updates in March, 2012)
2) “Four Positive Effects from the Teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba” (subtitled: “A Companion Document to ‘An Autobiographical Sketch’”) (13 pages) (April, 2012)
Full text of…Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on April 15, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments
CCARE is excited to share upcoming volunteer and community service opportunities as part of its Compassion In Action initiative!
The Ecumenical Hunger Program has been operating for over 30 years in East Palo Alto, offering various forms of aid to members of EPA. Those who are interested in details about how to begin doing community service at EHP are invited to email Debha Amatya, CCARE's Compassion In Action student…
Added by Daniel E. Martin on February 16, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Too many TED talks. Too little time. Here’s seven interesting ones I’ve come across over the last few months worth sharing with how-matters.org readers. Watch them at: http://www.how-matters.org/2012/01/24/titillating-ted-talks-two/…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on January 24, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
When Mette Müller, founder of Best Self Experience, shared the following comment on my blog, I knew I wanted to invite her to share her story:
“The grassroots [organizations] that I have worked with have been excellent in seeing development as a process rather than a large checkbox... but many aid workers (sorry sorry sorry for the generalisation) seem to misunderstand this, and project their own ambitions and understanding of…Continue
Work-in-Progress Update (with 28 selected links)
for “IPCR Critical Challenges Assessment 2011” Project
Since July (2011), the main focus of The IPCR Initiative has been on compiling evidence and creating draft versions of a document to be titled “IPCR Critical Challenges Assessment 2011-2012” (as the project is carrying into 2012). There is an IPCR webpage for this project , which makes accessible draft versions of sections--and posts…Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on December 24, 2011 at 1:42pm — No Comments
Please forward this petition to your government officials requesting they recommend the submission of a resolution to the United Nations requesting all countries recommit to the Kellogg Briand Pact Of 1928 renouncing war. Please see: http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/imt/kbpact.htmContinue
Added by Michelle Lee Rosenthal, LMSW on November 11, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
October 2, 2011 update to “IPCR Critical Challenges Assessment 2011” project.
Drafts of the “Statistics and Observations” piece—and the “Commentary” piece—for Section #7 of the “IPCR Critical Challenges Assessment 2011” are now accessible at the website of The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative (at www.ipcri.net ). Section #7 (Critical Challenge #7) is “A Marginalization of the…Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on October 2, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
The website of The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative now has a Discussion Forum. The IPCR Discussion Forum can be accessed from any IPCR website page at www.ipcri.net and also at http://ipcrdiscussionforum.proboards.com/index.cgi . The Discussion Forum is from ProBoards (at www.proboards.com ). The…Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on September 19, 2011 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Richard Moore describes himself as “just a guy who wanted to help.”
This is somehow funny coming from a man whom the Dalai Lama refers to as “my hero.”
Well known to the residents of Derry, Ireland, where we met last month, Richard Moore was shot at the age of 10 by a British solider on his way home from school. Taking a rubber bullet on the bridge of his nose, Richard lost…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 5, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative is currently carrying out an ongoing effort called “IPCR Outreach 2011”.
This outreach effort includes:
1) discussion postings at various platforms
2) cover letters and “A Four Page Summary of The IPCR Initiative” sent by post mail to many people and organizations
3) sending occasional “groupings of tweets” at Twitter (as a way of linking short tweets with…Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on June 19, 2011 at 5:47pm — No Comments
About The IPCR Initiative
A central focus of The IPCR Initiative is its advocacy for a combination Community Visioning Initiatives, “Community Teaching and Learning Centers” with ongoing workshops, and “sister community” relationships as a way of generating an exponential increase in our collective capacity to overcome the challenges of our times.
The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative is currently carrying out an…Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on June 19, 2011 at 5:44pm — No Comments
New website (May 8, 2011)—the Collected Writings of Stefan Pasti (at www.writingsofstefanpasti.net )
1) To provide more information about who I am, and how I arrived at building The IPCR Initiative
2) to share what resources I have with others who can make good use of them (all documents are accessible for free)
3) to illustrate to beginning writers that the long and winding path ahead for them may…Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on May 9, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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