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The entire planet is moving toward a brighter future. On this page you will find news stories relating to the global transition toward a better world. The progress we are witnessing is largely the result of numerous independent organizations, businesses, and individuals working toward progress in the areas of economic, educational, environmental, political, and social restoration.


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The following news items are listed in order by the date they were added to this page with the most recent story listed first.

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The following news items are listed in alphabetical order by name. Some items have multiple listings.


Oprah Winfrey - Reaching Over 48 Million People in 126 Countries... Every Week (20070209fr1912) [ Top | What's New | Index ]

The Oprah Winfrey Show

To the casual observer, the Oprah Winfrey Show might appear to be just another daytime talk show. Yet, a brief visit to reveals that her talk show is just one part of a world-wide organization that is powerfully changing people's lives. Oprah has received recognition for numerous awards and accomplishments. In 2004, Oprah received the Global Humanitarian Action Award from the United Nations Association of the United States of America. For the past three years in a row, she has been recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. The website empowers you to: "Live Your Best Life." Resources for Life now has a permanent reference page for Oprah Winfrey and her work. Here are a few basic facts about Oprah and what her global organization is accomplishing:


Soulfource Equality Ride 2007 (20070207we1234) [ Top | What's New | Index ]

Have you ever wondered what would Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi be doing if they were alive today? Here's one organization that is taking their message of peace and love on the road: Soulforce.

From March to April 2007, fifty-six activists, in two buses, will spend 50 days riding across the United States visiting 32 schools sharing a message of hope, compassion, love, and understanding.

One rider shares his views regarding the event, "I once heard a story about the sun and the wind. They got in a contest to see who could get a man to take off his jacket. The wind howled and screeched, trying to blow off the man's jacket. But, this only caused him to wrap it tighter. Then, the sun smiled down on him, warming him up until he took off his jacket willingly. Needless to say, this ride is not about howling and screeching; it is about extending warmth to institutions defensively clutching a mantle of fear and falsehood." Soul Force Equality Ride 2007 Bus

Click the image below to learn more about each rider.

Soulforce Equality Ride 2007


Middle East Situation - The Latest News (20070205mo1632) [ Top | What's New | Index ]

Here's the latest news of the situation in the Middle East:

"Fifty Palestinian and Israeli women spent a weekend
exploring the ways they can impact their surroundings with the
messages of love, hope and peace."
[Source: Musalaha, 20070202fr0150]

Read stories that were considered too controversial (or positive and uplifting) to print or televise. The organization Musalaha takes you to the front-lines of reconciliation, peace, kindness, and love in the Middle East.



A New Kind of Corporate Mission Statement (20070204su1811) [ Top | What's New | Index ]

A company called ForeverGreen is committed to doing acts of kindness that will, according to their Mission Statement, create "a ripple that will spread across the entire planet. Click the image below to find out more.

Forevergreen Mission

Their Corporate Vision Statement proclaims that without doing acts of kindness, wealth and opportunity will not be available.

"Create a higher standard of focus, serving humanity one person at a time. Health is the doorway to kindness... Kindness is health... ForeverGreen is a way of being. Transforming the world by transforming people... Health... Kindness... Opportunity."

Click the image below to find out more.

forevergreen health kindness wealth

divider National Day of Energy Action (20070130tu0616) [ Top | What's New | Index ]

John Edwards has said it's time to ask Americans to be patriotic about something other than war. That's why One Corps members across the country took action on Saturday to conserve energy and fight global warming in their communities.


War Commentary (200701025th0703) [ Top | What's New | Index ]

Video commentary from a 4-year old about going into debt to wage war. This video is a response to the State of the Union (SOTU) address by President Bush on 23 January 2007.


CPT - Christian Peacemaker Teams (20070101mo2142) [ Top | What's New | Index ]

Christian Peacemaker Teams

divider - Uniting Brothers {and Sisters} for Life (20070101mo1735) [ Top | What's New | Index ]

"Walls fall and grace spreads in the Middle East when Christians bring Muslim children to Jewish doctors for open-heart surgeries." - from the website


One Shabbat, One World (20061231su0704) [ Top | What's New | Index ]

"Fighting in the darkness is futile; we have to generate light. Just as one small flame can suddenly illuminate a dark room, each one of us has the ability to generate spiritual light that contributes to the dispelling of darkness in our Holy Land, throughout the world and in our personal lives. We have the means to fight the fire of negativity and intolerance with a fire of our own - the flame of the Shabbat candles." - from the One Shabbat, One World website

one shabbat one world


American Dream - The Movie (20061229fr2148) [ Top | What's New | Index ]

"We look at the development of the advertising industry from a basic service that used to tell us what was simply available on the market, to a over 450 billion dollar a year industry of perception management. ... It is proposed, that by re-inventing consumerism, we can re-claim our fundamental freedom to choose the world in which we live. By paying close attention to our activity as the consumers that drive industry, as the labor force that keeps businesses alive and as the investors that support these enterprises, we are able to transform the world in which we live, both locally and globally." [ Main Site | Trailer ]

american dream the movie

divider (20061229fr1021) [ Top | What's New | Index ]

This outreach organization was established by John Edwards. From the website, "This campaign is about each of us taking responsibility for our country's future -- and ensuring America’s greatness in the 21st century. It is a campaign not just about what we can do in the White House -- but what we can do on the way. We all must take responsibility and take action now to: Provide moral leadership in the world, Strengthen our middle class and end poverty, Guarantee universal health care for every American, Lead the fight against global warming, and Get America and other countries off our addiction to oil. If we want to live in a moral and just America tomorrow, we cannot wait until the next President is elected to begin to take action. Tomorrow begins today." Update 20070101mo2150: "Over the last four days we have added 350 new chapters across the country and our number of members has quadrupled. And, over the same four days, thousands of people swarmed to see Senator Edwards in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina, and North Carolina. It appears this country is ready for change! We don't have to wait for a new president to see that change; Senator Edwards created One Corps so that we can begin today to build the one America we all believe in. Let's get to it. Many of you have already begun exploring the site, asking questions, sending suggestions, and getting active. Thank you. ... In the coming days and weeks you'll notice many changes to the site that will better allow you to take action and to communicate with other members. Also, in the next few days, I'll send along a recap of our highly successful December nation action - the One Corps Food Drive - and details about our upcoming projects, including the first National Day of Action on January 27th. But please don't wait for me to get started - you can begin today by inviting your friends, filling out your profile, and starting in on local projects. Thank you for joining One Corps, for all the work you've already done, and for all the change you're about to bring. Together -- as One Corps -- we will create the one America we all believe in." (e-mail from George Stern,, 20070101mo1530)


The Giraffe Heroes Project (20061227we2323) [ Top | What's New | Index ]

The Giraffe Heroes Project is a national nonprofit that, since 1984, has been moving people to stick their necks out for the common good and giving them tools to succeed.

Giraffe Heroes Project


Red Feather Development Group (20061227we0925) [ Top | What's New | Index ]

The Red Feather Development Group educates and empowers American Indian nations to create sustainable solutions to the severe housing crisis within reservation communities. While focusing public attention on the intergenerational poverty and acute community development problems that plague American Indian reservations, Red Feather teaches affordable, replicable and sustainable approaches to home construction. Red Feather organizes volunteers, and, alongside tribal members, builds desperately needed homes. This organization is listed on the Resources Page for the Small House Society.

Red Feather Development Group


Film Aid International (20061224su1227) [ Top | What's New | Index ]

Throughout the world, millions of people are living in refugee camps, having fled violent conflicts and upheaval in their home countries. Traditional aid organizations respond to their immediate physical needs for food, shelter and medical care, but other critical needs are left unattended. The trauma of their past experiences and the uncertainty of their future well-being exact an enormous physical and psychological toll on the men, women and children whom the world knows only as refugees. Film Aid International uses the power of film to promote health, strengthen communities, and enrich the lives of the world's vulnerable and uprooted.

Film Aid International


Upgrade Your Choice - Buy Red (20061218we1828) [ Top | What's New | Index ]

Red Manifesto


Foundation for a Better Life (20061218we1827) [ Top | What's New | Index ]

The mission of The Foundation for a Better Life, through various media efforts, is to encourage adherence to a set of quality values through personal accountability and by raising the level of expectations of performance of all individuals regardless of religion or race. Through these efforts, the Foundation wants to remind individuals they are accountable and empowered with the ability to take responsibility for their lives and to promote a set of values that sees them through their failures and capitalizes on their successes. An individual who takes responsibility for his or her actions will take care of his or her family, job, community, and country.

Foundation for a Better Life


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