Kosmosis very grateful for a funded opportunity to embark on a learning journey. We have received a generous grant from the Fenwick Foundation to discuss the possibility of connecting for greater impact, discovering common themes, shared values and emergent ideas for coordinated action in the transformative movement many call theShift, orNew StoryandKosmoshas calledCo-Creating the New Civilization.
Hand-in-hand with our sense of a world in crisis, there is a growing sense, across many fields of endeavor, that we are crossing the threshold into a 'new story'—a story no longer based on greed, competition and scarcity, but one informed by fresh expressions of cooperation, indigenous wisdom, community-building, sharing and innovation at all scales from local to global. In many places, our worn-out story of separation and fear is giving way to a new one of intimate connection with one another, celebrating our diverse cultures, and caring for all life on the planet.
That young people, under the age of 40, are leading the way through action is perhaps the most hopeful sign of all. The spirit of intentional service on behalf of the common good is being demonstrated in new ways in countless places: Warriors without Weapons (Brazil); Kafunda (Zimbabwe); EcoMe (Israel); MetaLab (Austria); Shikshantar (India) are just a few examples. Transition Towns, Permaculture, Global Commons, and Global Citizenship are further examples of movements that are strengthening community resilience and restoring the earth as well as expanding our responsibility on a global scale.
Kosmosis interested in exploring ideas about the evolutionary impulse underlying these transformative ideas, especially as this relates to personal and social identity. What are the uniting beliefs of people doing similar work? Where are the richest and most inclusive conversations taking place? Is deeper collective action the next step? What kinds of collaborative opportunities are possible?
In the next few months, we will reach out to hundreds of thinkers, doers, artists, makers, teachers, global leaders and community-builders who self-identify with theShift, to explore these ideas and to 'map the watershed' of their journeys of mind, spirit and action to advance a healthier planet and increase the well-being of all.
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A SHORT INTRODUCTION
THINK LIKE A COMMONER: A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO THE LIFE OF THE COMMONS By David Bollier
Many of us have yearned to find an introduction to the commons that we understand and that shows us why the Commons movement is so important in a market-state environment where voices of the people are not heard—in a time where the natural resources of the world are being enclosed by corporations for the benefit of the few rather than the many.
David Bollier has done it! If you want to rebuild our society and reclaim your inheritance this book is for you. Highly recommended.
HEADS OF 31 NATIONS DECLARE A ZONE OF PEACE, COMMIT TO UPROOTING FOREVER THE THREAT OR USE OF FORCE
The Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Declare:
Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace based on respect for the principles and rules of International Law, including the international instruments to which Member States are a party to, the Principles and Purposes of the United Nations Charter;
Our permanent commitment to solve disputes through peaceful means with the aim of uprooting forever threat or use of force in our region.
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