February 2008 Newsletter
Come to HT's Global Oneness Summit May 24-25
Connect with your Self. Connect with others. Connect in Oneness.
Join an amazing weekend of inspired speakers, authors, mystics, intuitives, spiritual activists, religious transformers, filmmakers, fellow teammates and many others from around the world at the Humanity's Team Global Oneness Summit in Buenos Aires.
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The May 24-25 summit is attracting hundreds of people from many walks of life -- drawn by the event's experience and expressions awakening the world to our Oneness.
In the beautiful Argentine capital, you will join diverse kindred spirits coming together to educate and connect with our Selves and each other and to harness and channel the collective energy in our Oneness to progress the Humanity's Team movement forward.
Speakers will include:
- Humanity's Team founder Neale Donald Walsch, whose many best-selling books promote the joy of Oneness (his latest is Happier Than God).
- HT Worldwide Coordinating Director Steve Farrell, who believes the time has come to create a planetary shift in which people do not merely know themselves to be one with everything, but feel this unity.
- Summit and Argentina HT Coordinator Ciro Gabriel Avruj, who will speak about feeding Oneness activism by mystical truth, passion, wisdom and stamina, which provides us with a wholly new level of sacred truth and power.
- Members of HT's coordinating Global Council, who will talk about how this new level of sacred truth and power is essential both for the transformation of the human race and the preservation of the planet.
- British spiritual writer Timothy Freke, who believes Oneness must be returned to Western religions (his Jesus Mysteries inspired The Da Vinci Code).
- Renowned intuitive Colleen-Joy Page of South Africa, whose near-death experiences transformed her life so much that she now wonders how she could ever have imagined herself separate from anyone or anything else.
- Global Oneness Project founder and Director Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, who managed the highly successful independent documentary ONE ... The Movie and whose continuing work is a shining example of using the power of the media to promote Oneness.
- Dutch-born consciousness philosopher Robert Happé, who sees a Oneness-based world renaissance ahead due to a global expansion of our understanding of our Selves and our possibilities as humans.
- Rabbi Sergio Bergman of Buenos Aires, who sees all of humanity as part of one Great Chain of Being and God's unity with all life as the "missing message" needed to create societal peace, harmony and happiness.
- Delegates from the Argentine Foreign Ministry's Peace Council, which seeks to produce peace on Earth by helping people experience peace in their hearts, stemming from a holistic unity.
See the event description below for more information. Other speakers are pending.
Throughout the weekend, we will spread joy and share love. We will choose to live our lives as demonstrations of our highest and grandest beliefs. We will demonstrate through our very being -- for us and for others -- what living the Oneness of the New Spirituality can be like.
And in that grand state of being -- in that state of love -- we will also meet with each other, share information, enhance relationships, inspire each other -- and have fun -- all in the interest of creating the experience of the joy of Oneness!
You can be part of this extraordinary two-day experience for just $90 (U.S.). Meals and lodging are additional. Humanity's Team is getting special low room rates.
See the event description below for more information.
To register, logon to www.humanitysteam.org and click on the "Oneness Summit" link.
Oneness Summit 2008 - May 24/25
Dinastia Maisit place,
Buenos Aires – Argentina
In May, 2008 Humanity's Team will be hosting a global "Oneness Summit"
in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Don’t miss this opportunity to join with others
around the world in “being the change we wish to see”. Come join with us!
People from many countries around the world will be attending this event,
and speakers will include Humanity's Team's Founder, author Neale Donald
Walsch, Steve Farrell, its Worldwide Coordinating Director; and Ciro
Gabriel Avruj, HT Country Coordinator for Argentina.
The invited speakers include Timothy Freke from the United Kingdom,
Dr. Colleen-Joy Page from South Africa, Amsterdam-born Robert
Happé, Emmanuel Vaughn-Lee, Director of Global Oneness Project,
Rab. Sergio Bergman, The Council of Peace Commission of the Civic
Society Consultative Council of the Argentinean Foreign Ministry and other
key speakers and entertainers.
Forthe duration of the Summit, Argentina's energetic and motivated Humanity's
Team members will host a dialogue for the entire planet focusing on Oneness
and the New Spirituality. Increasingly, Oneness is being seen as the BIG
IDEA that changes everything on our planet. It creates a whole new sense
of Self, loving and joyful relationship with others, real community and a
compassionate and sustainable world.
Humanity's Team is known as the Civil Rights Movement for the Soul and
focuses on “awakening the world to our Oneness”. Humanity’s Team global
outreach is creating a “New thought, New word, New deed and New world”.
Come join the global conversation focusing on our Oneness and ways
you can become involved in the exciting work that is shifting our global
consciousness and connecting our hands and hearts around the world.
Neale Donald Walsch (www.nealedonaldwalsch.com)
NEALE DONALD WALSCH founded Humanity's Team in June, 2003 and
continues to be active with us, serving on our Council of Trustees.
A frequent speaker, inspirer and messenger at Humanity's Team events,
Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words
touch the world in profound ways. With an early interest in religion
and a deeply felt spiritual connection, Neale spent many years thriving
professionally, yet searching for spiritual meaning – which culminated
in his now famous conversation with God. His With God series of books
has been translated into 34 languages, touching millions of people's
lives and inspiring important changes in them.
Steve Farrell (www.humanitysteam.org)
- Worldwide Coordinating Director for Humanity's Team
STEVE FARRELL has been Humanity's Team's Worldwide Coordinating
Director since early 2004. Shortly after Humanity’s Team was founded,
he led a group of people from around the world in forming a non-profit
organization, creating a global governance structure and implementing a
plan to “awaken the world to our Oneness”.
Prior to joining with Humanity's Team, Steve was the Co-Founder and
Chairman of two Silicon Valley, CA based technology companies. One was
a technology integration company that was twice recognized as one of the
500 fastest growing companies in the United States. The other was a
technology consulting company that quickly expanded into Europe before
being sold in a private transaction in 2001. Following the sale of the
second company, Steve decided to focus his life on a spiritual path.
Steve has served on non-profit boards, was a member and chapter
office of the Young President’s Organization and was a chapter president
of the Young Entrepreneur’s Organization. Steve lives with his wife
Stephanie and their son Dylan and daughter Sophia in Boulder, Colorado.
TIMOTHY FREKE has an honors degree in philosophy and is an
internationally respected authority on world mysticism. His books
include The Jesus Mysteries, which was a top 10 best-seller in the UK
"Have you ever been conscious that you were dreaming whilst asleep
at night? This is known as 'lucid dreaming'. I want to suggest that
it is possible to experience an ultra-awake state I call 'lucid living',
in which you are conscious that life is like a dream right now. This
awakened state is sometimes called 'enlightenment' or 'gnosis'. It is
an experience of all-consuming oneness and all-embracing love."
Colleen-Joy Page (www.colleenjoypage.com)
COLLEEN-JOY PAGE is an international professional speaker and
author. For over 2 decades her life story and intuitive wisdom has
inspired and touched lives. Early childhood near-death experiences gave
her the gift of questioning and at the age of 13 she dedicated her life
to finding inner wisdom. She specializes in showing people how to build
a personal connection to their own internal source of guidance,
wholeness and purpose.
Her work grew over 20 years from teaching small groups in her garage, to
a large campus in South Africa where her Academy teaches 150+ students a
month. She is a sought after television and radio personality and has
taught a wide range of audiences, from corporate banking, to young pro
golfers, from IT entrepreneurs to medical professionals, from parents to
Robert Happé (www.roberthappe.net)
ROBERT HAPPÉ was born in Amsterdam, Holland. He dedicated himself to
discovering the meaning of life and studied religions and philosophies
in Europe. He also studied Buddhism, Vedanta and Taoism in the Far East
for 14 years, while living and working with people of different
cultures, such as the Indians, Nepalese, Tibetans, Cambodians and
Taiwanese. Since 1987, he has been sharing insights through seminars in
many European countries, as well as in South Africa, Australia, the
USA, Argentina and Brazil.
Emmanuel Vaughn-Lee (www.globalonenessproject.com)
- Founder and Director, Global Oneness Project
EMMANUEL VAUGHN-LEE is currently the Director of Special Projects at
Kalliopeia Foundation. Prior to his work in the non-profit and
Foundation sector he was a critically acclaimed jazz bassist/composer
and ran a successful entertainment company. In recent years he has
worked with film and media based projects that focus on recognizing our
common humanity and interconnectedness. In 2005 he managed the highly
successful independent documentary ONE...The Movie. It was while he was
traveling around the world promoting ONE that the idea of the Global
Oneness Project was born.
Ciro Gabriel Avruj (www.visionintegral.com.ar/gavruj www.humanitysteam.com.ar )
- Life Coach and New Paradigm Consultant
- Co-founder of the Without Barriers Group (Grupo Sin Barreras)
- Humanity's Team Country Coordinator for Argentina
CIRO GABRIEL AVRUJ is a graduate in Business Administration and has
also studied Social Responsibility and Overall Human Development. 35
years of age, since earliest youth he has been engaged in the study of
consciousness and the spiritual quest. He is widely traveled and
personally knows a number of world leaders of the peace process. His
hobby is adventure sports and he lives every moment to the full.
Since 1987, as a result of a car accident, he has lived his life as a
wonderful challenge from his wheelchair. He teaches entrepreneurs and
people in strategic positions within organizations how to integrate
their spiritual intelligence into their professional practice. As a
social entrepreneur and spiritual activist he is very active promoting
equal opportunities, social integration, personal leadership and the
sharing of awareness. He has founded, and actively participates in,
civil rights movements that promote universal human values and
participation by all citizens. He has been singled out for several
awards for his dedication and his life lived.
Sergio Bergman (www.judaica.org.ar)
SERGIO BERGMAN is author of the book The Argentinean Citizen's
Manifesto (El Manifiesto Cívico Argentino). In it he explains and
illustrates that the way to resolve our tensions as an Argentinean
society is spiritual, and that this is an indispensable starting-point
for beginning to bring in the civic virtues which the Constitution
enshrines as our national values.
Sergio is 44 years old and father of 3 children. After attending the
Latin American Rabbinical Seminary, he studied Pharmacy at the University
of Buenos Aires, following through with a Master's Degree in Education
from the Melton Institute of Jerusalem. Co- founder of Memoria Activa
Active Memory), he is President of the Jewish and Rabbinical Foundation
of the Israeli Congregation in the Argentinean Republic. He is also
Executive Director of the Arlene Fern Community School.
The Council of Peace Commission of the Civic Society Consultative Council of the Argentinean Foreign Ministry
THIS COMMISSION is an organ for coordinating and promoting the
Culture of Peace within the framework of the Civic Society Consultative
Council of the Argentinean Foreign Ministry. It seeks to secure the
participation of all members of society in creating awareness and
building together a culture of peace based on a new paradigm.
Its vision is ... “There will be peace in the world when there is peace
in the heart of everyone”; and its mission is to generate and promote
ethical values, attitudes, behaviors and action in society based on
principles of: peace, holistic development and fairness, with everyone
and for everyone. Its Executive Team is made up of representatives of
the following organizations:
- Awareness Without Barriers (Conciencia Sin Barreras): Ana Inés and Julio Avruj, www.visionintegral.com.ar
- A Thousand Millennia of Peace (Mil Milenios de Paz): Inés Palomeque, www.milmilenios.org.ar
- Seeds for Life (Semillas para la Vida): Mónica Shocrón.
About the Sponsoring Organization
Humanity's Team is a global grassroots spiritual movement focused on
awakening the world to our Oneness in the space of one generation,
during the next 20-30 years.
It proposes a New Spirituality that enlarges and enhances humanity's
current beliefs about God and about life in ways, the movement contends,
that could change how humans live with each other, bringing peace and
harmony to Earth.
It seeks to accomplish its mission by creating and facilitating New
Spirituality Circles, community based Oneness events, formal classes,
weekly Celebration of Life gatherings, and larger special events, seminars
and retreats focusing on another way of understanding and relating to
each other, to life and to God – and thus, another way of living.
Humanity's Team has about 15,000 teammates in over 96 countries around the world.
Get on Board! HT Love Tour 2008 is on its Way
By NANCY SEYMOUR
What better way to spend your summer than to take part in the Humanity's Team Love Tour 2008!
The first tour took place throughout Europe last year and was a success, with many folks coming out to meet us ... join us ... have fun ... learn more ... laugh ... dance ... and see each other eye-to-eye through the Eyes of Oneness.
This year, from June 1 to at least July 26, we're touring the United States and Canada in a pair of recreational vehicles -- and might come to your town or city!
So far, the HT recreational vehicles, complete with Oneness banners and a Humanity's Team logo, are stopping in Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington state -- and then continuing to Canada's British Columbia. We would like to expand the tour to include other U.S. states and Canadian provinces.
Let us know if you would like us to stop near you by writing to info [at] lovetour2008 [dot] org
Others on our core "road crew" include Ejvind Jacobsen of Denmark, who coordinated the Unconditional Love Tour 2007 in Europe, and Martin Bühler, who is overseeing the Web presence of this year's tour. Ejvind is also the Humanity's Team global Teammate Care coordinator and HT Denmark's country coordinator. Martin is also HT Switzerland's country coordinator.
Besides Europe, teammates participating in the North American tour so far are coming from Greenland and Peru, as well as the United States and Canada.
We'll stay for several days in many locations, with numerous activities and opportunities to meet other teammates and people interested in seeing Who We Are as individuals and as a movement.
Activities will take place in houses of worship, places of reverence (including a Navajo Nation holy site), open spaces (including a spiritual vortex in the Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona) and teammates' homes, among other locations.
We also plan to ride our banner-festooned Oneness vehicles in a U.S. Independence Day parade July 4 on Washington state's beautiful Whidbey Island, near Seattle, on the northern boundary of Puget Sound.
Teammates will host us and co-create the activities at each stop. Our intent is to have full, multiple-day events in at least nine locations.
Teammates will also provide us with "splash spots" -- places to rest our heads, get a meal and a warm shower and then get back on the road to meet with and have fun with other spirits.
We'll begin our journey at a very special place -- Morehouse College in Atlanta, a center of the U.S. civil rights movement, where Lawrence E. Carter Sr. , dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel and religion professor, will be the keynote speaker. He will speak about Oneness as an underlying thread of King's and Mohandas Gandhi's social movements.
Some of you may remember Dr. Carter from the extraordinary opening-night keynote address he delivered at the Humanity's Team "Seeds of Transformation" conference at New York's Bard College in 2005.
Other speakers at Morehouse will include Humanity's Team Worldwide Coordinating Director Steve Farrell, who believes the time has come to create a planetary shift in which people do not merely know themselves to be one with everything, but feel this unity.
Does the tour sound exciting to you? It is! So come join us! Do you want to help, with wealth, wisdom or work, or have a question? Then please write to info [at] lovetour2008 [dot] org. There are so many ways to be part of the U.S. Love Tour that they're too numerous to mention here.
To learn more, logon to www.lovetour2008.org.
We Are All One, so let's practice it -- and have fun being it! See you on the road!
Nancy Seymour is the Humanity's Team Coordinator for the World's Regions.
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