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Planetary Healing Needs Women in Leadership

bph.jpg We are an informal small community of concerned citizens located in Boca Raton, Florida and convened by St. Gregory's Episcopal Church and the Islamic Center of Boca Raton. The steering committee of our group includes Dr. Bassem Alhalabi and his wife, Maha Albitar, from ICBR and Carl House and Jon & Joel Hursting from St. Gregory's Episcopal Church. We will also become linked to people who share our concerns in other communities and presently we are pleased to have Harry Muscadin of the M A Foundation, Inc. with us. His work and his home are in Haiti, but he is often in Florida and is good friends with the ICBR Imam.

We are concerned about the state of the planet (and the nation) and intend to encourage those who are helping us heal. We will do this by helping create & promote lectures, workshops, fund raising and civic participation as opportunities emerge.

We have studied where our planet needs healing thru 114 "study themes" and have determined that the empowerment of women will be among our top priorities. While the good sense of this is easily intuitive, we feel it has also be proven in the rejuvenation of Rwanda since the genocide of 1994 and in the research and analysis by UNESCO and others about Rwanda and the role that women have played and are playing there.

It is also demonstrated in the peace brought to Myanmar (Burma) by Aung San Suu Kyi (their female leader) who won the Nobel Peace Prize and who has led to the conversion of rule from violent Buddhist military leaders to the installation of one of her followers as the new president.

We are likely to work with and help a variety of organizations. Presently we will seek to help an organization in Madagascar which has been helping women in stress in their country for many years. Miaraka, A Time to Dance.

We also share concern for the subject of seed. Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story is a new film set for release 9/23/2016. It follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

We respect a non profit located in Ft. Myers called ’Echo‘ . In 2013 Charity Navigator named ’Echo‘ the top international charity organization in Florida. We will take a trip to Ft. Myers to visit it soon.

The links below expand on our selecting the worldwide empowerment of women as our top issue.

The Status of Women (56 links)

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