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Living from the Inside Out

2018-11-06T12:19:27+00:00

A creative inner curriculum by Dr Neil Hawkes

“Real change will happen when enough school communities are values-based and the benefits are clearly seen by parents and the community.”

The Spirit Of Humanity Forum encourages leaders and change-makers at all levels to explore what it means to live from the ‘inside-out’. We are inviting people from a variety of sectors to contribute their thoughts on this theme.

Living from the Inside Out 2018-11-06T12:19:27+00:00

Understanding Community as Communing

2018-06-21T09:14:40+00:00

An extract from 'Peacefulness: Being Peace and Making Peace', chapter four from Scherto Gill. "In this chapter I explore a different way of understanding community – community as communing and focus the discussion on those conceptions of community that stress the relational nature of our being."

Understanding Community as Communing 2018-06-21T09:14:40+00:00

Peace within oneself and all of creation – an indigenous perspective

2018-06-08T12:51:15+00:00

Although this lakota word, WOLOKOLKICIAPI, might be defined by the title of this chapter, the translation is insufficient to capture what it truly means to the people whose language stems from the landscape of their ancestors. Nonetheless, it serves here as a guide for understanding the idea of inner peacefulness. It helps teach us about what conditions can bring us to it and then how to breathe it into all our relations.

Peace within oneself and all of creation – an indigenous perspective 2018-06-08T12:51:15+00:00

Towards inner-outer peace: Cultivating spirituality and relationship

2018-06-01T12:38:43+00:00

By Maureen Goodman: "Asked to consider the connection between inner and outer peacefulness, I have reflected on that which I know best – my own work within the Brahma Kumaris and the work of my sisters and brothers."

Towards inner-outer peace: Cultivating spirituality and relationship 2018-06-01T12:38:43+00:00

Peacefulness: Being Peace by David Cadman

2018-07-04T08:38:03+00:00

By David Cadman: In writing this opening chapter and being mindful of the argument put forward in the Introduction, my proposition is this: peacefulness arises from within us as an expression of who we always have been and of whom we may become. It is rooted in love and compassion and is nurtured by stillness and silence.

Peacefulness: Being Peace by David Cadman 2018-07-04T08:38:03+00:00

Values-based schools and a ‘cosmocentric’ education are the key’

2018-03-13T13:50:08+00:00

'Want to avoid the rise of a new extremism? Values-based schools and a 'cosmocentric' education are the key', writes Neil Hawkes

This grassroots movement is finally being adopted around the world – and not before time, writes one pioneer of character education

Values-based schools and a ‘cosmocentric’ education are the key’ 2018-03-13T13:50:08+00:00

Mike Hardy – Finding Peace

2018-02-08T11:39:34+00:00

Professor. Mike Hardy, Executive Director of Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University shares his thoughts at the SOH Forum...

"Wouldn’t it be better to focus not on who we were but how we behaved? Are you kind, gentle, are you generous, are you angry? That level of difference would be easier to manage."

Mike Hardy – Finding Peace 2018-02-08T11:39:34+00:00

Vladimir Yakunin – Education is core element for peace in the world

2018-01-28T16:23:06+00:00

Vladimir Yakunin with open, wonderful thoughts from his interview conducted at the 2017 Spirit Of Humanity.

"Very often we trust what we read in newspapers, or see on the TV, taking no efforts to learn or to study. That is a specific feature of human beings, not just to be curious, but to learn and to study. Education to my mind is the core element for future development of peace in the world."

Vladimir Yakunin – Education is core element for peace in the world 2018-01-28T16:23:06+00:00

Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir – Women are to be everywhere decisions are made

2018-01-28T16:16:35+00:00

Former Foreign Minister for Iceland (2007-2009) Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottirh spoke to Jim Paymar at the 2017 Spirit of Humanity Forum in Iceland

"I think they often approach them from an inner place, using their inner values, and it is important for us to not lose this. For me it is important women are to be everywhere decisions are made."

Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir – Women are to be everywhere decisions are made 2018-01-28T16:16:35+00:00