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How safe do you feel? New Jersey ranks 28 out of 50 on the US Peace Index. The 3 most peaceful states are Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. Maine has been the most peaceful state for 11 years. Louisiana, Tennessee and Nevada are the 3 least peaceful states. Louisiana is the least peaceful state for the 20th year. The South is the least peaceful region; it has highest homicide, violent crime, incarceration rates, and highest rate of gun ownership. The 3 least peaceful countries are Afghanistan, Somalia, and Syria. Peace is essential to resolve global challenges facing humanity. The Global Peace Index (GPI) is the world’s leading measure of national peacefulness. Now in its 7th year, it ranks 162 nations according to their absence of violence. Without peace, we can’t achieve the levels of cooperation, inclusiveness, and social equity necessary to resolve poverty, global health issues, and climate change. The GPI is developed by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). It has 22 indicators, ranging from a nation’s level of military expenditure to its relations with neighboring countries and the percentage of prison population. The GPI defines peace as the absence of violence and the absence of the fear of violence. Some experts feel world peace and prosperity can be attained through the realization of 5 fundamental freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, freedom from fear, and freedom for the environment. These 5 freedoms establish a framework within which all other human rights, and therefore peace, can flourish. Join me and Life Coach Jenn A Nocera for a look at the GPI and what it means to the planet. After the show, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for additional information.
Roshan Bliss is a student organizer, inclusiveness and anti-oppression trainer, and group process specialist with a passion for empowering young people to defend their futures and democratize their campuses. Born in Columbus, OH and raised in the suburbs of Indianapolis, IN, Roshan was raised with a Midwestern work ethic that taught that high academic achievement was a child's job, and despite feeling largely negative about his experience as a young black male in public schools, was always a bright student. His scholastic achievements earned him a full tuition academic scholarship from Purdue University, and he finished his bachelor's near the top of his with fewer of the financial challenges that most of his millennial peers regularly face in paying for college, accruing only a modest amount of student debt. But like much of his generational cohort, Roshan graduated into the Great Recession, caused by Wall Street during the housing market collapse and the credit default swap scandal, and job prospects were bleak for educated young people without experience. So like many others, he decided to improve his job prospects and wait out the economy in graduate school.
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Dr Julie Helmrich, famous Shrink'n'Drink psychologist from Milwaukee, answered these questions: 1) how to deal with workplace clique that threatens inclusiveness, 2) good ways to improve memory, 3) wife doesn't like to be a burden, has had weight loss, not approachable re: MD, 4) pay cut means having to cut back. how to approach with teenagers, 5) mother doesn't acknowledge daughter's same sex partner; partner questioning the viability of the relationship.
Diana Woods is founder and director of Spirit First, a nonprofit organization that promotes meditation and mindfulness, inclusiveness and peace. Diana leads meditations throughout the Washington, D.C., area, and builds and supports a community of meditators coming from every discipline and faith. She is a business trainer and motivational speaker, editor and writing coach. She entered the business world with a broom, as the cleaning lady for a small bank, and since those humble beginnings has addressed audiences in hundreds of cities throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Diana continues a practice of serving as well as leading. Diana pursues a spiritual life that includes meditation and mindfulness and the observation and practice of non-aggression, non-attachment, and non-resistance.
After I talk with Diana about the work she's doing through her organization, "Spirit First," we will invite several of her poetry contest winners to read their winning poems on the air and perhaps discuss them a little. I've had a sneak peak at them, and trust me, they're really good!
Dena R. Samuels, PhD is a sociologist specializing in race, gender, sexuality and social justice curriculum development. She is an Assistant Professor in Women's and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, and received the university's Outstanding Instructor Award. She has also been recognized for Advancing Campus Diversity. She is co-editor of the anthology, The Matrix Reader: Examining the Dynamics of Oppression and Privilege (McGraw-Hill, 2
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Peter Canova's book "Pope Annalisa" takes off where"Da Vinci Code " left off. This amazing book combines religious history, hidden ancient spiritual wisdom, quantum physics, and modern politics in a page turner. This book is for all those people not quite satisfied with early christian interpretation of Jesus and his disciples: doesn t this view of the inclusiveness of women in the church make Jesus' s message seem more viable and understandable, then havi
Open Minds Open Hearts radio show update: (Monday, Sept. 24, 8-9 PM EDT, on Blog Talk Radio. The show’s theme is “The Interfaith Observer” – a new way to connect within the Interfaith movement. The guest is Rev. Paul Chaffee. Rev. Paul Chaffee, ordained in the United Church of Christ, is the founding executive director of the Interfaith Center at the Presidio, where he served for 17 years. He sat on United Religions Initiative’s original Board of Directors
Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon talk about Weathering Storms; The Power of Inclusiveness; The Future of Work. Show notes here.
BISHOP CARLTON PEARSON (Open Minds Open Hearts Radio Show) --This show is pre-recorded. Please do not call in with questions. Tonight my guest is: Bishop Carlton Pearson. At one time, he was the pastor of the Higher Dimensions Evangelistic Center, later named it Higher Dimensions Family Church which was one of the largest churches in Tulsa, OK, growing to an average attendance of over 5,000. Due to his denial of Hell, and belief in inclusiveness, the Joint College of African-American Pe
On 7-17-2011 we played a magnificent lecture by true Master Teacher Dr. Jedi Shemsu Jhetwy (aka Dr. Jacob Carruthers).
Tonight we will go back through this talk highlighting key concepts & breaking down critical aspects of his dynamic lecture.
--what were the 1st & 2nd comings of christianity & islam into the continent & how did they effect the traditional systems & life of us Afrikans?
--The Inclusiveness of our Traditional Afrikan Systems vs. the Intolerance of the foreign systems (christianity & islam)
--Can Afrikans worldwide TRULY be liberated w/o ANY spiritual foundations??
--Is atheism a viable liberatory solution for Afrikan people globally?
and whatever else we can squeeze into 3 hours.
THIS LECTURE ANALYSIS SHOW IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
To hear the entire Carruthers, please download the archive for 7-17-2011 entitled The Deep Well of Afrikan Culture & Spirituality
HOSTED BY: Rob Curry, with Atheists of Florida Legal Affairs Coordinator EllenBeth Wachs. TOPIC: Atheists of Florida files a lawsuit in Federal court against the mayor and city of Lakeland, as a new phase begins in work to promote real inclusiveness across the state of Florida. Hear why it is vital to support separation of church and state, and how it can make a real difference in the lives of many people. Do elected officials have a duty to refrain from forcing religious expressions on the publ
Junious Ricardo Stanton interviews Scotty Reid the founder and CEO of the Black Talk Media Project. Scotty is a long time blogger, Internet radio content producer and media consultant. Scotty discusses new media technology, inclusiveness and the critical need for black people to support alternative black media.