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Moving toward the Digniversity: „The Dignity of an Intellectual Life for All“

Ursprünglich veröffentlicht auf More Than A Song:
The Dignity of an Intellectual Life for All Friday, October 21, 2022, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Online Format Hosted by Suffolk University Law School (https://www.suffolk.edu/law/) and co-sponsored by: Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, University of Chicago, Graham School https://graham.uchicago.edu/programs-courses/basic-program) Harrison Middleton University (https://www.hmu.edu) World…

Wrong, very wrong

I found this picture on the website of a tourism supplier. Although it is very aesthetic, it is very wrong. I suppose that every thinking person should realize that this is a constructed image. Having made this supposition, I would hope that there are those wise enough to consider that on the top of a„Wrong, very wrong“ weiterlesen

SkySails for Power, anyone?

You may have heard of SkySails saving fuel on freight ships, but what about a land and sea based power system at lower cost and easily installed? Hello, politicians! Get the barriers removed, or it will again be copied and exported. Michael Boyer – Social Media Designate, #digniworld.

Hurricane proof energy

This 100% solar community endured Hurricane Ian with no loss of power and minimal damage. By Rachel Ramirez, CNN „Sustainability at its best. Pass the word to the non-believers, they are truly in the dark. 😔“ Michael Boyer, Social Media Designate The streets in this meticulously planned neighborhood were designed to flood so houses don’t. Native„Hurricane proof energy“ weiterlesen

United People more than United Nations

Our theme about the Amman Conference appears to be catching on. #unitedpeople #JustBeHuman Charter: …the primary purpose of the organization is “to maintain international peace and security, and to that end to take effective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression and other„United People more than United Nations“ weiterlesen

Review of Arun Gandhi Visit to the New York Society for Ethical Culture

Anastasia reports from the presentation on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday by his Grandson. Notes from event at Ethical  Society Guest: Arun Gandhi-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and founder of the Gandhi-King foundation which may be finding its new home at the Ethical Society in NYC, it wasn’t very clear in the announcement. The foundation„Review of Arun Gandhi Visit to the New York Society for Ethical Culture“ weiterlesen

There are days

when I know that it is impossible, but still I try. Michael Boyer, social media designate.

Die Albtalstraße, auch L 154, ist eine fast 30 Kilometer lange Straße durch das Albtal im Landkreis Waldshut. Robert Gerwig entwarf ab 1853 die Albtalstraße von Albbruck nach St. Blasien. Die Straße verbindet die L 149 mit der Bundesstraße 34 und führt von St. Blasien nach Albbruck. Im Abschnitt zwischen Hohenfels und Tiefenstein, der mit Steinmäuerchen gesäumt ist führt der Straßenverlauf durch fünf kurze Tunnel, welche als technische Denkmäler gelten.[2] Einer von ihnen ist im Originalzustand, aus grobem Stein, die vier anderen wurden mit Spritzbeton geglättet. Im Abschnitt zwischen dem Albbrucker Ortsteil Hohenfels und dem Görwihler Ortsteil Tiefenstein kam es im Mai 2015 zu einem Felssturz mit anschließender Sperrung der 2,8 Kilometer langen Strecke. Seitdem setzt sich die Bürgerinitiative „Salpetererbewegung: Pro Albtalstraße“ mit verschiedenen Aktionen für die Wiedereröffnung der Straße ein.

Umwelt oder Autos?

Gegen die eigene Expansionshybris hat sich der Mensch Regeln gegeben, Umweltschutzbestimmungen und rote Listen mit bedrohten Arten. Allein in Deutschland sind laut Welt­natur­schutz­union derzeit 34 Prozent der einheimischen Tierarten und 26 Prozent der einheimischen Pflanzenarten bestandsgefährdet. Alle ringen um die Frage, ob Umwege zu ertragen sind für Fledermäuse und Tierwelt? Hier lesen. https://taz.de/Artenschutz-versus-Mobilitaet/!5876187/

The Jordan Press reports

Humandignitystudies is getting press in Jordan. Spreading the word throughout the world. “Dignity is the search for human solidarity that respects diversity and plurality, instead of polarity and hatred,” Prince Hassan said, calling to empower humankind and approach the concept of development through societal activation and empowerment. Read it here – https://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/dignity-search-human-solidarity-%E2%80%94-prince-hassan

The Human Race is Against Time

Winning the Human Race Against Time: A Conversation with HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan – More on Monday from the Amman Conference. The Club of Rome member speaks, “Sustainability does not have to come at the cost of social and economic progress. We have to talk about a developmental approach rather than„The Human Race is Against Time“ weiterlesen

Off to Amman

Evelin Lindner begins her journey to Amman, Jordan, to see after the preparations for the conference, beginning on the 5th of September. You are warmly invited to get a taste of our upcoming dignity conference in Amman, Jordan! We are honoured to be convening this event under the patronage and with the participation of His„Off to Amman“ weiterlesen

Welcome to the Amman Conference

His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal, from „Civilizations and Its Discontents — The Price of Human Dignity,“ The Wilson Center, March 16, 2022. From United Nations to United People: From the Brink of Disaster to a Future of Dignity September 5 – 7, 2022 Online via Amman, Jordan

Dr. Martha Stout on outsmarting sociopaths (including those at work)

Reading this on the subway gets me some odd looks Years ago, when I began learning about psychiatric disorders that can fuel workplace bullying and abuse, I found Dr. Martha Stout’s The Sociopath Next Door (2005) to be quite the eye-opener. She started by suggesting that if we want to understand a condition that may be„Dr. Martha Stout on outsmarting sociopaths (including those at work)“ weiterlesen

What is Dignity?

What is Dignity? A quality serving HumanityCharacter-elevatingHumility- testingSolidarity-promotingRespect- enhancingGlobally-influencingCommunity-educatingEquality-sustaining……….Francisco Gomes de Matos

Meeting tomorrow

Dan Baron invites us to join the conversation I hope you are all thriving in these tense times… I want to invite you to join a world living circle of dialogue about eco-pedagogies towards a good living future, tomorrow at 8.30am (Brasil), 12.30pm (London). The session is dedicated to the memory and life project of„Meeting tomorrow“ weiterlesen

Jojo Mehta interview

Found on the ecosia search machine in German Die…Geschäftsführerin von Stop Ecocide International, die sich dafür einsetzt, dass umweltschädliche Praktiken wie Umweltverschmutzung und die Abholzung von Wäldern weltweit unter Strafe gestellt werden. Read more at – https://de.blog.ecosia.org/make-ecocide-a-crime/ #ecocide,#future,#inspiration,#justbehuman,#sustainability,Brazil,climate future,dignity law,Earth Day,example,indigenous people,savetheforest,vision of humanity

Hamed Abdel-Samad interview (German)

„Deutschlands bekanntester Islamexperte“ spricht über Verfolgung und Menschlichkeit Use a webpage translator. Or see https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamed_Abdel-Samad „Historische Wendezeiten bringen erfahrungsgemäß Unsicherheiten mit sich und begünstigen dadurch die nostalgische Rückbesinnung auf Traditionen und Religionen. Diese Rückbesinnung auf die Vergangenheit wird jedoch keine lebenswerte Zukunft garantieren und keinen Wohlstand aufbauen. Das schafft nur eine säkulare Gesellschaft, die mit„Hamed Abdel-Samad interview (German)“ weiterlesen

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Trust Wall Street?

Ellen Brown outlines a scheme to let Investors control resources, water, for example. Digniworld sees no future in monetizing nature. We all want a clean environment, and we want to preserve species biodiversity. But that includes human biodiversity – acknowledging the rights of rural landowners and Indigenous peoples, the land’s natural stewards. The greatest threat„Trust Wall Street?“ weiterlesen

Is a Civil War avoidable?

Our Peter Coleman was in Time magazine on this subject… „I have spent the last 25 years studying how citizens in deeply divided societies like ours escape toxic divisions and chart a better course. Pathological patterns like these typically emerge from a complex constellation of forces that align and feed each other in ways that make them„Is a Civil War avoidable?“ weiterlesen

If we seek transformation, should it not be great?

Paul Raskin and the Great Transformation Initiative are thinking the course of action through. “An admirable example of technical rigor endowed with a literary style of rare quality. Reading this eye-opening plea in defense of the idea of a peaceful, healthy and happy globalized human community would benefit anyone in the turbulent times we live.”Alioune„If we seek transformation, should it not be great?“ weiterlesen

Final conference day begins

The annual conference has had 2 great days so far. Yesterday’s theme was… If you cannot take part today, the videos of the presentations will be online soon.

Indigenous Protest

Dan Baron reports from South America…„Indigenous Groups and their allies across Brazil have been mobilizing amidst the Bolsenario Government’s latest brazen attempt to roll back indigenous rights and bolster the economic interests of powerful agribusinesses. Brazil’s Supreme Court is currently debating a case, referred to as Marco Temporal, that could substantially reduce constitutionally protected indigenous„Indigenous Protest“ weiterlesen

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Indigenous Rights Webinar

„Brazil’s Supreme Court is currently debating a case referred to as Marco Temporal that could substantially reduce constitutionally protected indigenous territories. History is unfolding before our eyes, with little attention from the press and world leaders.“ Pass the information around, it could help to save the whole world. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1016080504079/WN_SJ_LgvwMTRiJWYihsUoL5g

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Die drei Ratten Hoffnung: Eine Selbstbeobachtung — Frau Meike

Here is one in German. Frau Meike’s observations also relate to the trauma that everyone feels about the Corona Situation. Pressing the old buttons sometimes works, and often not. 😦 Es waren einmal drei Ratten, die im Wald drei kleinen Häuschen fanden und dort einzogen, jede in eines. In jedem Haus befand sich ein kleiner„Die drei Ratten Hoffnung: Eine Selbstbeobachtung — Frau Meike“ weiterlesen

‘Humiliation and discrimination’: Environmental defenders facing ‘unprecedented attacks’

Daisy Dunne reports in „The Independent“ about people who try to treat the world with dignity… “Human rights defenders are being killed as they seek to uphold their environmental, human and spiritual rights,” Luisa Fernanda Rodríguez Gaitán, an environmental defender and researcher at Colombia’s Centre for Research and Popular Education’s intercultural programme, told The Independent. “For indigenous„‘Humiliation and discrimination’: Environmental defenders facing ‘unprecedented attacks’“ weiterlesen

Democratizing Justice

is the subject of a new book by Janet Gerson and Dale T. Snauwaert… The 2003 War in Iraq provoked worldwide protests and unleashed debates on the war’s illegitimacy and illegality. … This book serves as a theoretical and practical guide for all who seek to reclaim deliberative democracy as a viable foundation for revitalizing„Democratizing Justice“ weiterlesen

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Sometimes the dignified thing is not the successful thing…

Cassie McClure reflects on success – „Paying the Dues for Life and Not for Work“ „… learned to schedule my time — mostly — and learned to listen for that moment in someone’s voice when a conversation becomes more real. It wasn’t always something I could publish, but it was something that continually gave me faith„Sometimes the dignified thing is not the successful thing…“ weiterlesen

IESE and Japan’s Shizenkan launch MBA course on future of capitalism

How wonderful that we are not the only ones speaking of Dignity Economy. „…most schools would probably admit that they have not gotten their best grades when it comes to purpose, to business ethics, to teaching people how to use their powerful positions in order to make the world a better place.” „It is crucial„IESE and Japan’s Shizenkan launch MBA course on future of capitalism“ weiterlesen

Permaculture and Reforestation

„Earthwalker“ Paul Coleman and his wife Konomi Kikuchi have taken poor grazing land in Patagonia and regenerated it naturally. Exemplary for treating people, animals, and the planet with dignity, they were interviewed by the American Farmers for sustainability. Watch here and see even more on the website. https://ourlittlethingpatagonia.wordpress.com/ Earth Day every day. Sustainability, future, wisdom.

Download the game of the future for children and adults.

Learn sustainable goals at play. Available in multiple languages! Dear friends, welcome to the “GO GOALS!” board game. The purpose of this game is to help children understand the Sustainable Development Goals, how they impact their lives and what they can do every day to help and achieve the 17 goals by 2030. #future,#sustainability,change,climate future,dignity,education,example,Sustainably,transformations,UN,UNO,wisdom„Download the game of the future for children and adults.“ weiterlesen

Take back our planet

Michael Mann sees a conflict in a global scale. We hope the martial American diction can be improved with dignity. „Fossil fuel companies have, for decades longer than I have been alive, been the largest contributors to the climate crisis that affects my generation today–all in pursuit of profits and growth. In The New Climate War,„Take back our planet“ weiterlesen

Our friends get the nomination

for the Nobel Peace Prize. Congratulations! The nomination is a beacon of hope, providing acknowledgment of the tireless and courageous efforts of campaign members around the world who pursue the often invisible, transformative work of peace education that establishes the groundwork of every peace accord and disarmament effort Read more here– https://www.peace-ed-campaign.org/global-campaign-for-peace-education-nominated-for-the-2021-nobel-peace-prize/ #dignism,#hope,#inspiration,Nobel Peace Prize,change,Janet„Our friends get the nomination“ weiterlesen

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There is no dignity in fortune

Umair Haque warns us of coming injustice. The measure of a healthy society is how many people live with dignity. … From dignity comes peace. First in the human heart, and then radiating out across human lives. And in that way, dignity is the key to not repeating the mistakes of the past.  Read more here – https://eand.co/this-is-how-broken-our-economy-really-is-5bd2e70da568„There is no dignity in fortune“ weiterlesen

Come out of your Burrow!

Michael Boyer – Social Media Designate from Pennsylvania Tomorrow is Groundhog Day. You may remember the film with Bill Murray being stuck in time and reliving a single day again and again. The parallels to the present situation of a locked down society are evident. It is a metaphor on our induced structure of sleep,„Come out of your Burrow!“ weiterlesen

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Die menschliche Vernunft steckt gerade in einer Krise

Markus Gabriel philosophiert weise in der NZZ. „Die Tatsachenlage einer ganz Europa in Atemnot versetzenden Unwissenheit stürzt die Vernunft in eine tiefe Krise. Das allein wäre schon Gegenstand philosophischer Forschung und geistesgeschichtlicher Gegenwartsdiagnose, die wir im Moment mindestens so dringend benötigen wie endlich realitätshaltigere Studien über die Wirklichkeit des sogenannten Infektionsgeschehens….“ Mehr ist hier zu„Die menschliche Vernunft steckt gerade in einer Krise“ weiterlesen

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Get moving. Moving Our Minds Around Our Bodies

Focusing on the navigation of space and becoming conscious of how you move, especially when outdoor ventures are limited, is unsettling and grounding, excruciating and exciting, but always transformative. It’s a trip you can take. “It’s a mind journey,” Dr. Martha Eddy says. “And it’s a mind journey that’s real.” „…it’s hard to remain optimistic about much„Get moving. Moving Our Minds Around Our Bodies“ weiterlesen