συνδέσεις – links

Balanced Beginnings Greece

ΛΕΥΚΟ ΚΥΠΑΡΙΣΣΙ (Εκδόσεις)

Findhorn Flower Essences Greece

Ενάργεια = Enargeia

Inner Healing

 

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οι Τέχνες – The Arts

Alex Grey (Visionary artist)

Heidi Rose Robbins (Professional astrologer, workshop facilitator and poet.)

John O’Donohue (Irish poet and philosopher.)

Junoon (Salman Ahmad. Pakistani physician turned rock musician. Junoon is a band dedicated to improving realtions between the Middle East and the West.)

Václav Havel (A collection of his writings and speeches.)

επιχειρείν – Business

Adizes Institute (Ichak Adizes: Enriching the global body of knowledge and understanding about systems of change.)

The Arlington Institute (John L. Petersen, non-profit research institute that specializes in thinking about global futures and trying to influence rapid, positive change.)

Appreciative Inquiry Commons (David Cooperrider) a worldwide portal devoted to the fullest sharing of academic resources and practical tools on Appreciative Inquiry and the rapidly growing discipline of positive change.

Cecara Consulting (Helen-Jane Nelson. We are passionate about awakening, unblocking and empowering leaders to transform themselves, their organisations and teams.)

FLOW (An emerging movement dedicated to liberating the entrepreneurial spirit and focusing it on the goals of sustainable peace, prosperity, and happiness for all, in the next 50 years.)

Generon Consulting (Joseph Jaworski. A new breed of international consulting firm—one that is motivated by a desire to create a more equitable, peaceful, and sustainable world.)

Hazel Henderson (Author, independent futurist, worldwide syndicated columnist, Advocate for and consultant on equitable ecologically sustainable human development and socially responsible business and investment.)

John Naisbitt (The global philosopher among futurists.)

Otto Scharmer (Presencing is a social technology for collectively leading profound change.)

Rocky Mountain Institute (Rocky Mountain Institute is an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life-sustaining. We do this by inspiring business, civil society, and government to design integrative solutions that create true wealth.)

Society for Organizational Learning (Peter Senge. To discover (research), integrate (capacity development) and implement (practice) theories and practices of organizational learning for the interdependent development of people and their institutions and communities such that we continue to increase our capacity to collectively realize our highest aspirations and productively resolve our differences.)

Stuart C. Dodd Institute (Richard Kirby. Our purpose is to design and develop the ideally profitable scientific think-tanks suited to the emerging civilization of the 21st century, in Business, Government and Society.)

Values Center (Richard Barrett. To provide information on the application of the Seven Levels of Consciousness model and the Cultural Transformation Tools ® for the cultural transformation of corporations, non-profits, NGO’s, government institutions, schools, communities and nations, as well as providing details on the use of the model and tools for personal transformation and leadership development.)

World Business Academy (Core areas of the Academy’s research and work include sustainable business strategies, global reconstruction, the challenge of values-driven leadership, development of human potential at work, and understanding «best practices» within new business paradigms.)

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (180 international companies in a shared commitment to sustainable development through economic growth, ecological balance and social progress.)

World Future Society (The future doesn’t just happen: People create it through their action — or inaction — today.)

World Inquiry (A new kind of global dialogue, a way to share stories of successful business innovations that are making a positive impact on society. Only the best innovations are profiled in the Business as an Agent of World Benifit Innovation Bank and other publications of the Center. They pave an important path to world-wide sharing of knowledge about successful methods for corporate social responsibility and sustainability, marking the road of hope for a future in which every business will strive to benefit society.)
Συνείδηση – Consciousness

Awakening Mind (Ashok Gangadean: when we step back from privileging any one more localized worldview or cultural lens and enter the more expanded and expansive space across and between diverse worldviews – cultures, religions, perspectives – in their evolution through the ages, and on a global scale, striking patterns are revealed which are not as obvious from more localized perspectives.)

Black Ribbon Campaign (Our goal is to inform the postmodern public about the universal prevalence and problem of unchecked narcissism and ego.)

Breuninger Stiftung (Helga Breuninger. Our activities focus on enhancing holistic-systemic thinking as well as cooperation and diversity as genuine riches of the world we live in.)

Center for Integral Science (Thomas J. McFarlane. Toward the development of an integral science of experience.)

Center for the Story of the Universe (Brian Swimme. The major institutions of the modern period, including that of agriculture and religion and education and economics, need to be re-imagined within an intelligent, self-organizing, living Universe, so that instead of degrading the Earth’s life systems, humanity might learn to join the enveloping community of living beings in a mutually enhancing manner.)

Cultural Creatives (Paul Ray. The purpose of this website is to give you more information about the Cultural Creatives, including whether you are one.)

dropping  knowledge (dropping knowledge is a global initiative to turn apathy into activity.By hosting an open conversation on the most pressing issues of our times, we will foster a worldwide exchange of viewpoints, ideas and
people-powered solutions.)

Edge (To promote inquiry into and discussion of intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary issues, as well as to work for the intellectual and social achievement of society.)

Emergent Mind (an open venture between scientists, scholars, meditators and all those who believe that we are approaching a conceptual threshold in our understanding of how physics, physiology and consciousness interact.)

Evolve (Barbara Marx Hubbard. Conscious Evolution is a new worldview that acknowledges that humankind has attained unprecedented powers to affect, control and change the evolution of life on Earth. We must improve our ability to use our powers ethically and effectively (consciously) to achieve a positive future.)

The Global Consciousness Project (An international effort involving researchers from several institutions and countries, designed to explore whether the construct of interconnected consciousness can be scientifically validated through objective measurement. The project builds on excellent experiments conducted over the past 35 years at a number of laboratories, demonstrating that human consciousness interacts with random event generators, apparently «causing» them to produce non-random patterns.)

Global Mind Shift (Ken Beare. The way we see the world and our place within it is no longer working. What’s needed is a global mind shift… A new worldview that can help us see today’s problems in a larger context, and give us new, creative ideas about how to solve them.)

Global Oneness Project (Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee. The Global Oneness Project is a global inquiry that seeks to inspire dialogue about new ways of working in our interconnected world.)

Insight Meditation Society (Joseph Goldstein. IMS is one of the Western world’s most respected meditation centers.)

Integral Institute (Ken Wilbur. Dedicated to bringing the Integral Approach to bear on personal and global issues.)

Integral Transformative Practice (To help ameliorate the unnecessary waste and suffering now plaguing the human world and to help further the evolution of our species and society toward a more balanced, more peaceful, more joyful condition. We aim toward the creation of a society dedicated to the greater realization of the human birthright to learn, to love, to feel deeply, and to create.)

Institute of Noetic Sciences (Exploring the frontiers of consciousness to advance individual, social, and global transformation.)

Intuition in Service (Steve Nation. Help in the awakening of the intuition, and highlight its role in the creation of a better world.)

Jean Houston (To provide you with tools, inspiration and resources to become a catalyst for change as well as the person you have always dreamed of becoming. Here are the practical as well as visionary results of decades of work in the fields of human personal, social as well as spiritual development. Here are courses lectures and processes to move you into new ways of being, acting, doing. Here is a continent of spirit.)

Meaning of Life TV (Cosmic thinkers on camera)

Otto Scharmer (Presencing is a social technology for collectively leading profound change.)

Peter Russell (The crisis facing humanity today is, at its root, a crisis of consciousness. We are being called to put into practice the perennial wisdom of the ages; to change our thinking and assume a greater mastery of our own minds. This site is offered as a stepping stone in that direction.)

Seven Ray Institute (Serves as a vehicle for the presentation of the Ageless Wisdom teachings at this time of preparation for the return of the World Teacher.)

Society for Organizational Learning (Peter Senge. To discover (research), integrate (capacity development) and implement (practice) theories and practices of organizational learning for the interdependent development of people and their institutions and communities such that we continue to increase our capacity to collectively realize our highest aspirations and productively resolve our differences.)

Spiral Dynamics (Don Beck. Reveals the hidden complexity codes that shape human nature, create global diversities, and drive evolutionary change.These dynamic Spiral forces attract and repel individuals, form the webs and meshes that connect people within groups, communities and organizations, and forge the rise and fall of nations and cultures.)

Vision In Action (Yasuhiko Genku Kimura. Our vision is a world wherein awareness of wholeness and practice of integrity prevail.)

Visions of a Better World Foundation (A collaborative of people who are committed to using their skills and resources to foster change at an individual, organizational and societal level. Our aim is to engage all segments of society to transform their visions of a better world into action.)

Wisdom University (Jim Garrison. Our multi-dimensional pedagogy, teaching through Intensives, and our commitment to sacred activism act as a profoundly transformative catalyst for participants.)

World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality (In response to a felt urgent need on the global scene for a new and higher vision for humanity as we enter the 21st Century, this Commission convenes eminent global leaders and teachers from diverse cultural, religious, philosophical and spiritual traditions in deep dialogue between diverse worlds and perspectives to model and cultivate global wisdom, vision, leadership and ethics for people of the planet.)

Οικονομικά – Economics

Foundation on Economic Trends (Jeremy Rifkin. To examine emerging trends in science and technology, and their impacts on the environment, the economy, culture, and society.)

Global Marshall Plan (Aiming at improved and binding frameworks for the global economy, which create balance between economy, environment, society and culture.)

Grameen (Muhammad Yunus. Microcredit is the extension of small loans to enterpreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans. It has proven to be an effective and popular measure in the ongoing struggle against poverty.)

Hazel Henderson (Author, independent futurist, worldwide syndicated columnist, advocate for and consultant on equitable ecologically sustainable human development and socially responsible business and investment.)

International Forum on Globalization (An alliance of sixty leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization.)

Institute of World Economics and Politics (A leading research center in China in the fields of World Economics and International Politics, and a think tank for the government.)

Millennium Promise (To end extreme poverty by 2025. To build coordinated action and collaborations among individuals, governments, corporations and non-governmental organizations to address the root causes and symptoms of extreme poverty.)

Redefining Progress ( Measures the real state of our economy, our environment, and social justice with tools like the Genuine Progress Indicator and the Ecological Footprint.)

Results (Creating the public and political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty)

Right Livelihood Award (This Award exists to strengthen the positive social forces that its recipients represent and to provide the support and inspiration needed to make them a model for the future.)

Rocky Mountain Institute (An entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life-sustaining. We do this by inspiring business, civil society, and government to design integrative solutions that create true wealth.)

Two Wings (Mankind is like a family – its resources though are unequally distributed. More than a billion people must live on less than a dollar a day – of those 70 % are women.)

UN Millennium Project (Jeffrey Sachs. The Millennium Project was commissioned by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2002 to develop a concrete action plan for the world to reverse the grinding poverty, hunger and disease affecting billions of people.)

Women’s Health and Economic Development Association (Fidela Etim Ebuk. Improving the well-being of the people especially the less privileged and deprived women, youths and children in the rural areas of Nigeria.)

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (180 international companies in a shared commitment to sustainable development through economic growth, ecological balance and social progress.)

World Economic Forum (An independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a foundation in 1971, and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests, and is under the supervision of the Swiss Federal Government.)

World Watch Institute (A unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing that has made it a leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Our work revolves around the transition to an environmentally sustainable and socially just society—and how to achieve it.)
Παιδεία – Education

Alliance for Compassionate Education (The Soul in Education. An organization of educators, parents, and community members committed to teaching authenticity, compassion, and caring. By providing networks and events for sharing and support, ACE will identify and implement educational practices that are aligned with the values of peace and social justice. By guiding students to connect with their highest visions and to develop their most positive qualities, we become change agents for a peaceful and harmonious global future.)

Big Picture – Small World (Medard Gabel. We are dedicated to providing quality educational programs that inform, inspire and empower. We work with schools, colleges, and organizations around the world. Our mission is to turn information overload into sensible knowledge that leads to effective action. More specifically, we seek to motivate and excite students and others about the wonders and challenges of the global predicament and how we can participate in shaping the world to match our values. We use web movies, lectures, assemblies, teacher development, consulting, books, and curriculum materials toward this purpose.)

California Institute of Integral Studies (An accredited institution of higher education that strives to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities and the Earth.)

Children of the Earth (Nina Lynn Meyerhof. Education is to draw out and to examine and to build the future. Education creates meaning so that life can be fulfilling and possibilities can become realities. To this end, I would like to help young people discover their individual and cultural potential while creating a sustaining global unity.)

Foundation for the Application and Teaching of the Sciences (FUNFAEC, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that has dedicated 30 years to fostering processes of learning, training, and development in the rural areas of Colombia and an increasing number of countries in Latin America.)

Global Academy (Action — Education — Networking — Research Toward a Wisdom Civilization.)

Global Education Associates (To achieve ecological integrity, peace, human rights, economic and social well-being, and democratic participation for all the world’s peoples, with special care to include the voices and perspectives of poor and marginalized people and of diverse cultural and religious traditions.)

Integral Institute (Ken Wilbur. Dedicated to bringing the Integral Approach to bear on personal and global issues.)

International Association of Educators for World Peace (To contribute to the improvement of man’s ability to live at peace, to educate world citizens for peaceful co-existence and cooperation so that all people may have free access to the achievement of science and civilization.)

Odysseus Group (John Taylor Gatto. To revive public discussion of education and give decision making back to the people. We hope to revitalize grassroots democracy by presenting a lively menu of successful working alternatives to government factory schools—some public, some private, some parochial, and some personal.)

Socratic Arts (Roger Schrank. Our mission is to revolutionize the way people think about learning.)

Wisdom University (Jim Garrison. Our multi-dimensional pedagogy, teaching through Intensives, and our commitment to sacred activism act as a profoundly transformative catalyst for participants.)

Ανθρώπινη Εξέλιξη – Human Development

Andheri-Hilfe Bonn (Die Andheri-Hilfe Bonn ist eine freie, unabhängige Organisation der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. Zurzeit fördert sie über 400 Projekte und Programme in Indien und Bangladesch. [The Andheri-Assistance Bonn is a free, independent organization of development co-operation. Zurzeit promotes it by means of 400 projects and programs to India and Bangladesh.])

Berkana Institute (Margaret J. Wheatley. We are a worldwide community of people who recognize the need for change in our communities, organizations and nations.)

Breuninger Stiftung (Helga Breuninger. Our activities focus on enhancing holistic-systemic thinking as well as cooperation and diversity as genuine riches of the world we live in.)

Carter Center (President Jimmy Carter. Committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering.)

Center for Alternative Development Initiatives (Nicanor Perlas. A Philippine-based civil society organization dedicated to the study, encouragement and implementation of sustainable development.)

Center for International Development at Harvard University

Center for International Development and Conflict Management (University of Maryland, to understand and address conflicts over security, identity, and distributive justice.)

Clinton Global Initiative (Bill Clinton. Identifies a small number of the most serious issues affecting the world today: how to reduce poverty, how to reconcile religious and ethnic conflicts, how to meet increasing energy needs while addressing climate change and how to improve global health. Then, the Initiative brings together some of the world’s best minds and most distinguished problem solvers to identify immediate, practical solutions.)

Club of Budapest (Ervin Laszlo. To create and implement holistic solutions to problems that face the entire human family in a participatory way that can be experienced and acquired.)

Earth Charter (An authoritative synthesis of values, principles, and aspirations that are widely shared by growing numbers of people, in all regions of the world.)

Earth Institute (Jeffery Sachs. The Earth Institute at Columbia University brings together talent from throughout the University to address complex issues facing the planet and its inhabitants, with particular focus on sustainable development and the needs of the world’s poor.)

Ethical Globalization Initiative (Realizing Rights. Mary Robinson. Ethical globalization requires greater recognition of the responsibility of the international community to help people who have been denied their fundamental rights. This requires taking human rights beyond their more traditional political and legal realms and applying them to other fields.)

Fundación Rigoberta Menchú Tum (Guatemalan social activist)

Global Volunteers (Volunteer vacations: short-term service opportunities on community development programs in host communities abroad. Today, as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in special consultative status with the UN, Global Volunteers mobilizes some 150 service-learning teams year-around to work in 20 countries on six continents, and is the internationally recognized leader in this field of work.)

Global Youth Action Network (A youth-led organization that unites the efforts of young people working to improve our world. The Network connects many thousands of organizations in over 190 countries.)

Gorbachev Foundation (Mikhail Gorbachev. To provide in-depth analysis of the evolving social, economic and political situation in Russia and in the world.)

Green Cross International (Mikhail Gorbachev. We desperately need to recognize that we are the guests not the masters of nature and adopt a new paradigm for development, based on the costs and benefits to all people, and bound by the limits of nature herself rather than the limits of technology and consumerism.)

International Institute for Sustainable Development (Contributes to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change, measurement and assessment, and natural resources management.)

Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting democracy by strengthening civil society in Africa in the spirit of commitment to humanity demonstrated by Kudirat Abiola, the late Nigerian pro-democracy leader, philanthropist and fighter for justice.)

Menschen für Menschen (Karlheinz Böhm. «Humans for Humans», an Ethiopian relief organization.)

Millennium Promise (To end extreme poverty by 2025. To build coordinated action and collaborations among individuals, governments, corporations and non-governmental organizations to address the root causes and symptoms of extreme poverty.)

Peter Hesse Foundation (Help for needy people in developing countries, especially as survival-help for children and – wherever possible – as help for selfhelp; also the promotion of tolerance and understanding between people in developing countries and in Europe, especially in cultural fields.)

Results (creating the public and political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty)

Sarvodaya (A. T. Ariyaratne. Sri Lanka’s largest and most broadly embedded people’s organisation. Education, microcredit, welfare for orphans, elders, underage mothers. Developed around a set of coherent philosophical tenets drawn from Buddhism and Gandhian thought; it has been operational for almost 50 years.)

The UN Millennium Development Goals (The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions.

UN Millennium Project (Jeffrey Sachs. The Millennium Project was commissioned by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2002 to develop a concrete action plan for the world to reverse the grinding poverty, hunger and disease affecting billions of people.)

Václav Havel (A collection of his writings and speeches.)

Village Earth: The Consortium for Sustainable Village-Based Development (Maurice L. Albertson. To achieve sustainable community-based development by connecting communities with global resources through training, consulting, and networking with organizations worldwide.)

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (180 international companies in a shared commitment to sustainable development through economic growth, ecological balance and social progress.)

Ανθρώπινη Ενότητα / Ειρήνη – Human Unity / Peace

Alliance for a New Humanity (We envision a future illuminated by the truth of unity, a future where any boundary can be taken down because it has first come down in our hearts.)

Co-intelligence Institute (Healthy communities, institutions and societies — perhaps even our collective survival — depend on our ability to organize our collective affairs more wisely, in tune with each other and nature.)

Common Ground (Jim Kenney. A study center exploring the ways in which the religions, cultures, and peoples of the world interconnect.)

Commonway (Sharif Abdullah. We help people understand human ecology and show them how to catalyze inclusivity — both within themselves and in the world.)

Ehama Institute (WindEagle and RainbowHawk. We hold this Sacred Dream: We are dedicated to creating and maintaining an expanding circle of humans in supportive relationship, consistent with the teachings of the Mother Earth, that encourages learning and growing and fosters the fulfillment of each person’s unique dietiny ana Sacred Human that will allow every one to bring their grift to life.)

Goi Peace Foudation (To bring together people in wisdom, united in their hearts toward the common goal of peace on Earth. By encouraging public awareness of peace and by building cooperation among individuals and organizations in all fields, including education, science, culture and the arts, we aim to build an international peace network and to stimulate the global trend toward a culture of peace.)

Globalcitizenship (Dinesh Chandra. A resource for creating a common understanding of Globalcitizenship and to create a value network of individuals and organizations who believe that individuals and organizations have the holistic responsibility for Human and Economic Development.)

Global Dialogue Institute (Ingrid H. Shafer. The GDI has taken the concept of dialogue into new territory — Deep-Dialogue. As each sub-organization targets a different audience, they are united by a belief in the promise and power of Deep-Dialogue to dismantle hostility and help counter the destructive forces in the world.)

Global Villiage (VILLAGGIO GLOBAL)

Humanity’s Team (A Civil Rights Movement for the Soul.)

Lifebridge Foundation (To support organizations and individuals who, through cultural, education, and/or scientific means, are dedicated to creating bridges of understanding among all people by bringing to realization the concepts of one humanity and the interconnectedness of all life.)

Living Compassion (Creating a more conscious, compassionate world, moment by moment, one person at a time. Ours is a vision of global community, connecting like-hearted people from around the world, each working toward a caring, peaceful planet.)

Pathways to Peace (Avon Mattison. An international Peacebuilding, Educational and Consulting organization.)

Peace Alliance Foundation (To inspire and empower civic engagement for a culture of peace.)

Peace Is in Our Hands (Find out how the United Nations define the Culture of Peace and how a global movement is developing in the framework of the International Decade (2001-2010)

Working with Oneness (Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee. Connecting with individuals and spiritual groups of all types who are working towards the emerging consciousness of oneness that is central to our human and planetary survival and evolution. Consciousness of oneness is an awareness of the unity and the interconnectedness of all of life.)

World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality (In response to a felt urgent need on the global scene for a new and higher vision for humanity as we enter the 21st Century, this Commission convenes eminent global leaders and teachers from diverse cultural, religious, philosophical and spiritual traditions in deep dialogue between diverse worlds and perspectives to model and cultivate global wisdom, vision, leadership and ethics for people of the planet.)

World Peace Emerging (Saphir Lewis. To promote a safer, cleaner, healthier world by telling the stories of people who are creating real working solutions to the problems we all face, thus inspiring readers to get involved and supporting those already taking action.)

Ηγεσία – Leadership

African Leadership Institute (To build the capacity and capability for visionary and strategic leadership across Africa, especially among the promising leaders of the future.)

Aspen Institute (The Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values.)

Berkana Institute (Margaret J. Wheatley. We are a worldwide community of people who recognize the need for change in our communities, organizations and nations.)

Center for Visionary Leadership (Corinne McLaughlin. A non-denominational, non-partisan educational center to help people develop the inner resources to be effective leaders and respond creatively to change.)

Mediators Foundation (Mark Gerzon. To foster global leadership for a just, sustainable and peaceful world. Building leadership capacity through identifying and supporting wise leaders working in the best interests of our small planet.)

Values Center (Richard Barrett. To provide information on the application of the Seven Levels of Consciousness model and the Cultural Transformation Tools ® for the cultural transformation of corporations, non-profits, NGO’s, government institutions, schools, communities and nations, as well as providing details on the use of the model and tools for personal transformation and leadership development.)
ΜΜΕ – Media

Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters (A global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age.)

Globalvision (A full-service, independent, international media company specializing in information, entertainment and educational programming.)

Good News Agency (Sergio Tripi. Carries positive and constructive news from all over the world relating to voluntary work, the work of the United Nations, non governmental organizations, and institutions engaged in improving the quality of life.)

Kosmos Journal (Nancy Roof. The leading international Journal for planetary citizens committed to the birth and emergence of a new planetary culture and civilization.)

Ode Magazine (Jurriaan Kamp. Ode is an independent magazine about the people and ideas that are changing the world.)

Positive News (Began life as a quarterly international newspaper in 1993 reporting on the people, events and influences that are helping to create a more positive future for the world and its people. The brainchild of Shauna Crockett-Burrows, the paper now has a circulation of 75,000 worldwide, and continues to expand. Positive News reports on issues rarely covered by the mainstream media and promotes the many enterprises that are working for a sustainable future.)

Resurgence Magazine (Satish Kumar. Resurgence is the leading international forum for ecological and spiritual thinking, where you can explore the ideas of the great writers and thinkers of our time, both in print and on-line.)

Sojourners (Jim Wallis. To articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world.)

Vision In Action (Yasuhiko Genku Kimura. Our vision is a world wherein awareness of wholeness and practice of integrity prevail.)

WhatIsEnlightenment? Magazine (Andrew Cohen. A multidimensional exploration of contemporary spirituality.)

World Future Society (The future doesn’t just happen: People create it through their action — or inaction — today.)

World Pulse Magazine (Jensine Larsen. There is a world of untapped knowledge, innovation, and vision held by the women and children of the earth. This wellspring of positive solutions is essential for solving today’s cyclical global problems and has been ignored for too long by mainstream media, world governments, civil society, and community planners.)

World Summit on the Information Society (The UN General Assembly Resolution 56/183 (21 December 2001) endorsed the holding of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in two phases. The first phase took place in Geneva from 10 to 12 December 2003 and the second phase took place in Tunis, from 16 to 18 November 2005.)

YES! Journal of Positive Future ( Positive Futures Network is an independent, nonprofit organization supporting people’s active engagement in creating a just, sustainable, and compassionate world.)

Zaadz (We’re gonna change the world. Our math goes like this: you be the change + you follow your bliss + you give your greatest strengths to the world moment to moment to moment + we do everything in our power to help you succeed + you inspire and empower everyone you know to do the same + we team up with millions like us = we just affected billions = we (together) changed the world.)

Θρησκεία / Πνευματικότητα – Religion / Spirituality

Agape Live («We are on the planet to be and express the Divine Love of God that is alive in every fiber of our being, waiting to be released through us onto our world. Living as love is a way of life that brings heaven on earth.» Michael Bernard Beckwith)

Association for Global New Thought (AGNT’s vision of planetary transformation is based on the conviction that there are universal spiritual truths which represent the emerging spiritual paradigm for the new millennium.)

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (Dadi Janki. Acknowledging the challenges of rapid global change, we nurture the well-being of the entire human family by promoting spiritual understanding, leadership with integrity and elevated actions towards a better world.)

Brian McLaren (Pastor, author, speaker, and networker among innovative Christian leaders, thinkers, and activists.)

Center for Action and Contemplation (Father Richard Rohr. A training/formation center that serves as a place of discernment and growth for activists and those interested in social service ministries.)

Center for Purposeful Living (Stimulate and facilitate the expression of human goodness, and foster its recognition as an innate human quality in everyone.)

Center for Sacred Sciences (Exploring the mystical traditions, their universal principles, and their compatibility with modern science.)

Contemplative Society (Cynthia Bourgeault. To encourage a deepening of contemplative prayer based in the Christian tradition through teaching and retreats.)

Eckhart Teachings (Eckhart Tolle. Aspiritual teacher, not aligned with any particular religion or tradition, but excludes none. At the core of his teachings lies the transformation of individual and collective human consciousness – a global spiritual awakening.)

Ehama Institute (WindEagle and RainbowHawk. We hold this Sacred Dream: We are dedicated to creating and maintaining an expanding circle of humans in supportive relationship, consistent with the teachings of the Mother Earth, that encourages learning and growing and fosters the fulfillment of each person’s unique dietiny ana Sacred Human that will allow every one to bring their grift to life.)

Evangelical Environmental Network (Creation Care. Jim Ball. We recognize many «environmental» problems are fundamentally spiritual problems.)

Evolutionary Christianity (Michael Dowd. An integral vision of the Christian faith that honors biblical and traditional understandings, conservative and liberal, while enthusiastically embracing an evolutionary worldview. It sees the entire history of Cosmos and emergent complexity of matter, life, consciousness, culture, and technology in a sacred, God-glorifying way.)

Forum on Religion and Ecology (Mary Evelyn Tucker. Engaged in exploring religious worldviews, texts, and ethics in order to broaden understanding of the complex nature of current environmental concerns. Recognizes that religions need to be in dialogue with other disciplines (e.g., science, ethics, economics, education, public policy, gender) in seeking comprehensive solutions to both global and local environmental problems.)

Global Ethic Foundation (Hans Küng. For inter-cultural, and inter-religious research, education and encounter.)

Globalisation for the Common Good (Kamran Mofid. To promote an ethical, moral and spiritual vision of globalisation and encourage adoption of public policy at all levels that builds the common good of our global community. In this way we nurture personal virtue in our relationships with each other and the planetary environment, while investing our understanding of economics, commerce, trade and international relations with values centered on the universal common good.)

Golden Sufi Center (Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee. The Golden Sufi Center is the vehicle for the work of the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Order of Sufism. The purpose of The Golden Sufi Center is to make available the teachings of this lineage of Sufism.)

Gratefulness.org (Brother David Steindl-Rast. Our international nonprofit organization provides resources for living in the gentle power of gratefulness, which restores courage, reconciles relationships, and heals our Earth.)

Great Story (Michael Dowd. the 14 billion year science-based sacred story of cosmic genesis, from the formation of the galaxies and the origin of Earth life, to the development of self-reflective consciousness and human technology, to the emergence of comprehensive compassion and tools to assist humanity in being a blessing the larger body of life.)

Imam Sayid Hassan Al-Qazwini (Imam Qazwini, spiritual leader of the Islamic Center of America.)

Insight Meditation Society (Joseph Goldstein. IMS is one of the Western world’s most respected meditation centers.)

International Society for Science & Religion (The promotion of education through the support of inter-disciplinary learning and research in the fields of science and religion conducted where possible in an international and multi-faith context.)

InterSpiritual Dialogue Action Community (An informal network open to all persons and groups with interest in interspiritual community, dialogue and activism.)

Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research (Seeks to discern the meaning of Christian identity and unity in a religiously and culturally diverse nation and world, and to communicate that meaning for the mission of the church and the renewal of human community.)

Jawdat Said (Islamic Intellectual)

Karen Armstrong (The most provocative, original, and inclusive thinker on the role of religion in the modern world. She both understands the acute differences between the world’s great religions and expertly calls our attention to their profound similarities. This link is to the Lavin Agency, her representative.)

Lokahi Foundation (To undertake multi-faith research in religion at the highest academic level, and outreach and educational projects for the community, public servants, and other professionals.)

Lucis Trust (Sara McKecknie. The worldwide activities of the Lucis Trust are dedicated to establishing right human relations. The motivating impulse is love of God, expressed through love of humanity and service of the human race.)

Meaning of Life TV (Cosmic thinkers on camera)

School of Ageless Wisdom (Gloria Crook. Exists as a vehicle for some of those who are attracted to the study and application, respectively, of the Cosmology and Teaching of the Ageless Wisdom in a group setting. The Ageless Wisdom consists of that vast body of written and unwritten material available to humanity throughout all time relating to certain fundamental laws of the universe which underlie all political, religious, philosophic, artistic and scientific thought and human existence in general.)

Science of Spirituality (A global, not-for-profit spiritual organization under the leadership of Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj. We are hundreds of thousands of people of all nationalities, races and faiths deeply committed to a spiritual way of life based on meditation, service to others, and personal transformation.)

Scientific and Medical Network (A trans-disciplinary forum for people exploring the interface of science, medicine and spirituality. It now has members in over 50 countries.)

Seven Ray Institute (Serves as a vehicle for the presentation of the Ageless Wisdom teachings at this time of preparation for the return of the World Teacher.)

Shambhala (Throughout history, men and women have aspired to create societies that enable them to express the dignity of human existence and to lead meaningful lives within a flourishing culture. This is the vision of Shambhala.)

Sojourners (Jim Wallis. To articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world.)

Sri Ramakrishna Spiritual Family News (Audrey E. Kitagawa. Sri Ramakrishna manifested God’s pure love and taught universal tolerance and respect for all religions. God Is One, though men call Him by different names, and it is His Life that resides in each person.)

Sufi Order International (Pir Zia Inayat Khan. The consciousness of humanity is awakening to the interrelatedness of all life, and this is reflected in the new holistic understanding of the universe emerging in all spheres of human experience today.)

Three Faiths Forum (To encourage friendship, goodwill and understanding amongst people of the three Abrahamic monotheistic faiths, Muslim, Christian and Jewish. To promote training of ministers of religion of the three faiths in their common roots, understanding of their differences and encourage respect for each other on a basis of equality.)

Tikkun (Michael Lerner. We are an international community of people of many faiths calling for social justice and political freedom in the context of new structures of work, caring communities, and democratic social and economic arrangements. We seek to influence public discourse in order to inspire compassion, generosity, non-violence and recognition of the spiritual dimensions of life.)

United Religions Initiative (was founded in 2000 by an extraordinary global community committed to promoting enduring, daily interfaith cooperation and to ending religiously motivated violence. Today the URI includes thousands of members in over 50 countries representing more that 100 religions, spiritual expressions, and indigenous traditions.)

Working with Oneness (Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee. Connecting with individuals and spiritual groups of all types who are working towards the emerging consciousness of oneness that is central to our human and planetary survival and evolution. Consciousness of oneness is an awareness of the unity and the interconnectedness of all of life.)

World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality (In response to a felt urgent need on the global scene for a new and higher vision for humanity as we enter the 21st Century, this Commission convenes eminent global leaders and teachers from diverse cultural, religious, philosophical and spiritual traditions in deep dialogue between diverse worlds and perspectives to model and cultivate global wisdom, vision, leadership and ethics for people of the planet.)

Επιστήμη – Science

Boundry Institute (A nonprofit scientific research organization dedicated to the advancement of 21st-Century science. We are currently pursuing two major research themes, one concerning the foundations of physics, the other the foundations of mathematics and computer science.)

Center for Sacred Sciences (Exploring the mystical traditions, their universal principles, and their compatibility with modern science.)

Great Story (Michael Dowd. The 14 billion year science-based sacred story of cosmic genesis, from the formation of the galaxies and the origin of Earth life, to the development of self-reflective consciousness and human technology, to the emergence of comprehensive compassion and tools to assist humanity in being a blessing the larger body of life.)

Heart-Mind Communications (Karl Maret MD. Offers professional consulting and training facilitating Mind-Body-Spirit Health within the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine with special emphasis of Heart Wellness.)

Institute of Noetic Sciences (Exploring the frontiers of consciousness to advance individual, social, and global transformation.)

International Society for Science & Religion (The promotion of education through the support of inter-disciplinary learning and research in the fields of science and religion conducted where possible in an international and multi-faith context.)

LifeWeb: Biophilosophy by Elisabet Sahtouris (American/Greek evolution biologist, futurist, business consultant, event organizer and UN consultant on indigenous peoples.)

Lifeweb: Living System Design
(Elisabet Sahtouris)

Michael Braungart (a chemist and founder of EPEA International Umweltforschung GmbH, in Hamburg, Germany, and co-founder of MBDC, McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Both EPEA and MBDC share a common set of values that embrace intelligent, aesthetic and eco-effective design, and seek to optimize products through a Cradle to Cradle framework.)

Navdanya (A program of the Research Foundation for science, Technology and Ecology (RFSTE), a participatory research initiative founded by world-renowned scientist and environmentalist Dr. Vandana Shiva, to provide direction and support to environmental activism.)

Project of Love and Thanks to Water (Dr. Masaru Emoto.  Will you join us to say «I love you» and «Thank you» to all the water on Planet Earth and fill it with the highest vibration (HADO) of Love and Thanks that we can possibly experience?)

Rupert Sheldrake (One of the world’s most innovative biologists has revolutionised scientific thinking with his vision of a living, developing universe with its own inherent memory. He first worked in developmental biology and is best known for his theory of Morphic Fields and Morphic Resonance.)

Scientific and Medical Network (A trans-disciplinary forum for people exploring the interface of science, medicine and spirituality. It now has members in over 50 countries.)

Union of Concerned Scientists (Citizens and scientitsts for environmental solutions)
Σχέσεις μεταξύ Κοινωνιών – Societal Relations

Arab American Institute (James Zogby, A central resource to government officials, the media, political leaders and community groups and a variety of public policy issues that concern Arab Americans and U.S. – Arab relations.)

Aurat Foundation (Nigar Ahmad. An NGO in Pakistan, an organisation committed to women’s empowerment in society.)

Center for International Development and Conflict Management (University of Maryland, to understand and address conflicts over security, identity, and distributive justice.)

Center for Partnership Studies (Riane Eisler. Stripped to its essentials, the central human task is how to organize society to promote the survival of our species and the development of our unique potentials. A partnership society offers us a viable alternative.)

Congress for the New Ubanism (John Norquist. Views disinvestment in central cities, the spread of placeless sprawl, increasing separation by race and income, environmental deterioration, loss of agricultural lands and wilderness, and the erosion of society’s built heritage as one interrelated community-building challenge. We stand for the restoration of existing urban centers and towns within coherent metropolitan regions, the reconfiguration of sprawling suburbs into communities of real neighborhoods and diverse districts, the conservation of natural environments, and the preservation of our built legacy.

Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation (a landmark institution primarily aimed at using the experience of the South African people and the example of Desmond Tutu to inspire a new generation of visionary peace builders. Its focus is to teach the extraordinary principles – practiced by ordinary people – that were able to guide South Africa from a legacy of violence to a cooperative peace.)

Fundación Rigoberta Menchú Tum (Guatemalan social activist)

Global Security Institute (Jonathan Granoff. The Global Security Institute is dedicated to strengthening international cooperation and security based on the rule of law with a particular focus on nuclear arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament.)

Imperial History of the Middle East ( Who has conquered the Middle East over the course of world events? See 5,000 years of history in 90 seconds…)

Intuition in Service (Steve Nation. Help in the awakening of the intuition, and highlight its role in the creation of a better world.)

Jane Goodall Institute (Jane Goodall. A global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. We are creating healthy ecosystems, promoting sustainable livelihoods and nurturing new generations of committed, active citizens around the world.)

Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting democracy by strengthening civil society in Africa in the spirit of commitment to humanity demonstrated by Kudirat Abiola, the late Nigerian pro-democracy leader, philanthropist and fighter for justice.)

Marianne Williamson (Internationally acclaimed author and lecturer)

Partnership Way (Riane Eisler. Partnership is a commitment to a way of living, it is a way of life based on harmony with nature, nonviolence, and gender, racial, and economic equity.)

Prayas (We intend to bring sunshine and hope in the life of the weakest, the most vunerable, the destitute and the excluded child. A world in which all children have the time and space for living their childhood to the full.)

Stuart C. Dodd Institute (Richard Kirby. Our purpose is to design and develop the ideally profitable scientific think-tanks suited to the emerging civilization of the 21st century, in Business, Government and Society.)

Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education. To promote a better understanding of the world’s indigenous peoples, their worldviews, their issues and concerns. In this effort, it strives to bring indigenous peoples together to take the lead in policy advocacy and campaigns on all issues affecting them.)

Transparency International (Peter Eigen. The global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world.)

Two Wings (Mankind is like a family – its resources though are unequally distributed. More than a billion people must live on less than a dollar a day – of those 70 % are women.)

Women’s Health and Economic Development Association (Fidela Etim Ebuk. Improving the well-being of the people especially the less privileged and deprived women, youths and children in the rural areas of Nigeria.)

Zaadz (We’re gonna change the world. Our math goes like this: you be the change + you follow your bliss + you give your greatest strengths to the world moment to moment to moment + we do everything in our power to help you succeed + you inspire and empower everyone you know to do the same + we team up with millions like us = we just affected billions = we (together) changed the world.)
Υποστηρικτική ανάπτυξη / Οικολογία – Sustainability /Ecology

Awakening Earth (Duane Elgin. Building a sustainable and compassionate future.)

Big Picture TV (An online media channel that streams free video clips of global leaders in sustainability. Browse a growing archive of internationally renowned names including scientists, environmentalists, politicians, journalists, academics and activists.)

Congress for the New Ubanism (John Norquist. Views disinvestment in central cities, the spread of placeless sprawl, increasing separation by race and income, environmental deterioration, loss of agricultural lands and wilderness, and the erosion of society’s built heritage as one interrelated community-building challenge. We stand for the restoration of existing urban centers and towns within coherent metropolitan regions, the reconfiguration of sprawling suburbs into communities of real neighborhoods and diverse districts, the conservation of natural environments, and the preservation of our built legacy.

Earth Charter (An authoritative synthesis of values, principles, and aspirations that are widely shared by growing numbers of people, in all regions of the world.)

Earth Institute (Jeffery Sachs. The Earth Institute at Columbia University brings together talent from throughout the University to address complex issues facing the planet and its inhabitants, with particular focus on sustainable development and the needs of the world’s poor.)

Earth Policy Institute (Lester Brown. Dedicated to providing a vision of an environmentally sustainable economy—an eco-economy—as well as a roadmap of how to get from here to there.)

Evangelical Environmental Network (Creation Care. Jim Ball. We recognize many «environmental» problems are fundamentally spiritual problems.)

Forum on Religion and Ecology (Mary Evelyn Tucker. Engaged in exploring religious worldviews, texts, and ethics in order to broaden understanding of the complex nature of current environmental concerns. Recognizes that religions need to be in dialogue with other disciplines (e.g., science, ethics, economics, education, public policy, gender) in seeking comprehensive solutions to both global and local environmental problems.)

Franz Alt (Sustainable Energy)

Generon Consulting (Joseph Jaworski. A new breed of international consulting firm—one that is motivated by a desire to create a more equitable, peaceful, and sustainable world.)

Green Belt Movement (Wangari Maathai. Provides income and sustenance to millions of people in Kenya through the planting of trees. It also conducts educational campaigns to raise awareness about women’s rights, civic empowerment, and the environment throughout Kenya and Africa.)

Green Cross International (Mikhail Gorbachev. We desperately need to recognize that we are the guests not the masters of nature and adopt a new paradigm for development, based on the costs and benefits to all people, and bound by the limits of nature herself rather than the limits of technology and consumerism.)

International Institute for Sustainable Development (Contributes to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change, measurement and assessment, and natural resources management.)

Nautilus Institute (Our shared vision is a peaceful, ethical, and sustainable world for our time. To this end, the Mission of the Nautilus Institute is to improve global problem solving by applying and refining the strategic tools of cooperative engagement to fundamental problems undermining global security and sustainability.)

Navdanya (A program of the Research Foundation for science, Technology and Ecology (RFSTE), a participatory research initiative founded by world-renowned scientist and environmentalist Dr. Vandana Shiva, to provide direction and support to environmental activism.)

Simple Living Network (providing resources, tools, contacts and examples for conscious, simple, healthy and restorative living.)

Union of Concerned Scientists (Citizens and scientitsts for environmental solutions)

Village Earth: The Consortium for Sustainable Village-Based Development (Maurice L. Albertson. To achieve sustainable community-based development by connecting communities with global resources through training, consulting, and networking with organizations worldwide.)

World Future Council (Aims for a global membership of wise thinkers, practical pioneers and young leaders. It will identify the «implementation gaps» between current practices and necessary measures to assure a sustainable and equitable world.)

World Resources Institute (To move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.)

World Watch Institute (A unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing that has made it a leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Our work revolves around the transition to an environmentally sustainable and socially just society—and how to achieve it.)

Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives (A global network of creative minds seeking solutions to world challenges. The common vision is to view waste as resource and seek solutions using nature’s design principles as inspiration.)
Σύνθεση – Synthesis

Center for the Story of the Universe (Brian Swimme. The major institutions of the modern period, including that of agriculture and religion and education and economics, need to be re-imagined within an intelligent, self-organizing, living Universe, so that instead of degrading the Earth’s life systems, humanity might learn to join the enveloping community of living beings in a mutually enhancing manner.)

Counterbalance Foundation (New views on complex issues from science, ethics, philosophy, and religion.)

Club of Budapest (Ervin Laszlo. To create and implement holistic solutions to problems that face the entire human family in a participatory way that can be experienced and acquired.)

Foundation For the Future (Walter Kistler. The Foundation conducts a broad range of programs and activities to promote an understanding of the factors in the social, genetic, biological, medical, psychological, physiological, cultural, technological, and ecological fields that may have an impact on human life during coming millennia.)

Forum 2000 (Vaclav Havel. To identify the key issues facing civilization and to explore ways in which to prevent escalation of conflicts that have religion, culture or ethnicity as their primary components. To provide a platform to discuss these important topics openly and to enhance global dialogue. To promote democracy in non-democratic countries and to support the civil society, respect for human rights and religious, cultural and ethnic tolerance in young democracies.)

Global Brain (International Paleopsychology Project. Howard Bloom. A multi-disciplinary group of scientists dedicated to mapping out the evolution of complexity, sociality, perception, and mentation from the first 10-32 second of the Big Bang to the present.)

Howard Bloom’s Big Bang Tango Media Lab (Where the mysteries of the cosmos and the mysteries of the human emotions meet. This is science that uses art as a tool of comprehension. It is science with a modest goal–to understand all that can be comprehended by the human mind and by the human passions…to fuel your curiosity so you can comprehend as much as you can know.)

Integral Institute (Ken Wilbur. Dedicated to bringing the Integral Approach to bear on personal and global issues.)

Institute for Planetary Synthesis (To reawaken an awareness of spiritual values in daily life; to promote planetary awareness, which leads to planetary citizenship. This includes an awareness of the underlying energy structure of our society, the kingdoms of nature, the planet and the solar system; to analyze and help solve world problems on the basis of spiritual values and planetary awareness, thus meeting true present needs.)

Robert Muller (Thousands of ideas and dreams for a better world.)

Union of International Associations (A nonprofit clearing house for information on over 40,000 international organizations and constituencies, has been a pioneer in the provision of information on international organizations and their global challenges.)

United Nations (The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system.)

Vision In Action (Yasuhiko Genku Kimura. Our vision is a world wherein awareness of wholeness and practice of integrity prevail.)

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