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Consorcio, Desarrollo y Justicia – Consortium, Development and Justice (Venezuela)

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Consorcio, Desarrollo y Justicia was founded in 1992 as an institution with a dream to support social organizations and initiatives, growing to become one of Venezuela’s largest platforms for NGOs, activists, and young leaders. The…

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Hit the Beat: Unity through Cultural Diversity (Germany – Namibia)

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Hit the Beat is an association that is passionate about putting people in tune with their own heartbeat: “Unity through cultural diversity”. In inter-cultural projects, art provides the platform for young people from quite different…

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The WSIF Network as a Living Organism

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The World Social Initiative Forum (WSIF) Network defines itself as a living growing organism of autonomous initiatives, organizations, and individuals. We understand this as a global body, a living structure that enables human dignity, freedom,…

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St. John’s Tide: In Service of Being Human

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Saint John is the festival of being human, that is, embodying what it is to be human at the highest level of integration.  Article by Joan Sleigh | Photo by Nicole Asis | Poem “The…

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I am Maaianne Knuth

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My story bridges Europe and Africa  – in an arc that travels from Copenhagen, where I studied international business to Zimbabwe, where I co-founded Kufunda Learning Village. Core to Kufunda’s work is enabling rural communities…

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Life and Death

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Human nature is a potentiality, manifesting now as one state, now as another. As such, the essential unity of human nature is ‘a simple nature, free from all compound.’ …. Naturally simple then, the soul…

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I am Kait Ziegler

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Born in 1987 in South Korea, I am based in Los Angeles and work as a National Social Justice Organizer for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and a community member…

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I am Ute Craemer

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Born in 1938 in Germany, I pioneered Associação Comunitária Monte Azul, Alliance for Childhood in Brazil, and co-founded the World Social Initiative Forum. I stand up for upholding human dignity in all walks of life. …

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Look Up, Wake Up, Show Up

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Text: Joan Sleigh [ZA] | Photo: Nicole Asis [PH] World Social Initiative Forum Project Leader Joan Sleigh writes about courage and trust to capture the spirit of Michaelmas and what our time is asking from…

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Facing the Gap

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Text: Nicole Asis | Edited: Joan Sleigh | Photos: screenshots from the Web-Seminar The World Social Initiative Forum launched its first Web-Seminar “What Now?: Social Needs of Today” last July 31 via Facebook Live. To…

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