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Friday
Jul252008

global oneness


video interview art and social change
Museum director Mia Hanak describes how art documents what is happening in the surrounding environment, while offering new ways of thinking and inspiring change.


video interview a shift from me to we
Charity Focus founder Nipun Mehta comments on how modern culture makes people think they need to acquire things in order to feel complete and recalls the ancient idea that in giving you are fulfilled.


about the project

“The Global Oneness Project is a web-based video initiative exploring how the simple notion of oneness can be lived in our increasingly complex world.

We’re traveling the globe interviewing creative and courageous people who base their lives and work on the fundamental understanding that we are all connected and thus bear great responsibility for each other and our shared world. Our living library of films is available for free from our website or on DVD for events and educational use.

We are committed to documenting what is being born during this time of planetwide transformation. While we are confronted with unmistakable signs that our current way of life is no longer sustainable, inspiring and innovative people and programs are blossoming in all areas of our collective society. From a pay-it-forward café in Ahmedabad, to a youth program that brings African wisdom to Los Angeles, from the General Secretary of the Andean Nations, to the spiritual guardian of Ayers Rock, our film subjects live and work with many of the following values, attitudes, and beliefs:

We are responsible to each other, the earth, and future generations.
There are enough resources for us all, if we share.
Free exchanges of information allow for greater, collective creative potential.
Love, care and compassion have the power to transform the fabric of society.
We hope that by showing the diverse ways oneness is expressed—in the fields of sustainability, conflict resolution, spirituality, art, economics, indigenous culture, and social justice—others will be inspired to create solutions to personal and community challenges from their own lived understanding of oneness.

The Global Oneness Project is a special project of Kalliopeia Foundation, a private grant-making foundation in northern California committed to honoring the unity at the heart of life’s rich diversity.”

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