ALBANY, N.Y., June 3 (UPI) -- The United States and other nations must recognize humanity’s underlying oneness for the sake of world peace, the New York State Assembly said in a resolution.
The non-binding resolution, brought to the floor of the state’s lower house by Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, a Democrat from Kingston, passed unanimously May 24, Assembly records indicate.
ALBANY, N.Y., June 3 -- All people are inseparably linked by an inner oneness, the New York State Assembly affirmed in a resolution that also recognized the “noble” work of the global Humanity’s Team movement.
The non-binding resolution, K1391, brought to the Assembly floor by state Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston, passed unanimously May 24.
It is believed to be the first U.S. government resolution passed by a state legislative body affirming the oneness of humanity and the interconnectedness of all life.
UNITED NATIONS, May 25 (UPI) -- Peace efforts "will go nowhere" until people recognize we are all one, a veteran U.N. envoy said on receiving a petition seeking a U.N.-approved Oneness Day.
"I believe that unless we have that sense of solidarity among the peoples of the world, all our efforts of peace and security will go nowhere," Anwarul K. Chowdhury, the leading emissary of the U.N. Culture of Peace initiative, said on receiving a petition signed by more than 50,000 people from 168 countries.
May 21, 2010
Daily Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.
by Paula Ann Mitchell
More than 50,000 people from 168 countries have so far signed a global petition appealing to the United Nations to declare an annual worldwide Oneness Day as a key step toward achieving sustainable peace.
Humanity’s Team is to deliver the petition to Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, the leading emissary of the landmark U.N. Culture of Peace initiative, at 11:15 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 20.
Read the petition text.
Putting my spirituality into action is easier in some areas of my life than others. I know many of you can relate. This is why I am excited to unveil the Spirituality in Action Program. We have created this special program for those who want to support our mission in a more sustainable way and want to live in more alignment with your values.
If you become a regular contributor of $10 per month or more, you will receive complete access to this program.
The Spirituality in Action Program includes:
NEW YORK — In Indonesia, Muslim groups burn down a mosque belonging to the minority Ahmadiyya. In Singapore, the government refuses to recognize Jehovah's Witnesses. In Belgium, 68 religion-based hate crimes are reported in 2007 alone.
People living in a third of all countries are restricted from practicing religion freely, either because of government policies and laws or hostile acts by individuals or groups, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center, "Global Restrictions on Religion."
The Oneness Day Petition is gaining serious momentum! Over 30,000 people from around the world have already signed it, including more and more celebrities. Click here to see who they are.
Friday 7 August, 2009, UK; Le Mans 24 Hours 2009 race winner and Patrón Highcroft Racing star David Brabham has confirmed his support of the Humanity’s Team movement by signing a global grassroots petition appealing to the United Nations to declare an annual Oneness Day.
PRETORIA, South Africa, Jul. 27 (UPI) -- The Dalai Lama is not simply not bitter after 50 years in exile from China -- "he's actually quite mischievous," South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu joked.