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11 Days of Global Unity

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The Pachamama Alliance Supporting 11 Days of Global Unity Where are we? How did we get here? What is possible for the future? Where do we go from here? These are the questions that must be answered as Humanity faces environmental degradation, increasing social injustice, and a knowing sense of dissatisfaction with the world we are creating. What will it take for us to create a world that is environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just Now, there is a powerful experience that addresses this question. Purpose: To bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet The goal of the "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium" is that by the end you see this as an achievable possibility, and you see that environmental sustainability, spiritual fulfillment, and social justice rather than being three separate issues, are actually three interrelated facets of one profoundly interconnected whole. The Symposium was created by the Pachamama Alliance, a working partnership between people of the modern world and the Achuar, an indigenous group in the rain-forests of Ecuador. They told us that if we really wanted to protect their lands permanently we would need to go to work in our part of the world. And, as they put it, we would need to change the "dream" of the North, the dream of the modern world. a dream rooted in consumption and acquisition, without any regard to the consequences to the natural world, or even our own future. Out of our work with them, we came to see that we in the modern world truly are in some kind of trance, living in a dream that's threatening to destroy not only the rain forest and their way of life, but the health and well-being of our entire planet. Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream is a live, interactive experience that is offered in hundreds of venues across North America, Europe, Australia, and around the world. The Symposium takes participants on a journey, and the first step is confronting the reality of our current global crisis. We're in a real dangerous moment in history. Virtually every natural habitat across the planet is being degraded. And by 2007 Humanity used about 30% more than what Nature can renew. So we have been in "global overshoot." The scientists around the world have come together to tell us that that climate change is actually happening at a much faster rate than they first anticipated. We are in the midst of a mass extinction. But the news has not reached the general public. We have a society that believes we have throw away resources, throw away species, and throw away people.

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Posted by: richhenry on Aug 3, 2008

A Season of Interfaith Celebration: 11 Days of Global Unity - Sept. 11-21 2008.

www.11DaysOfUnity.org

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