Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Interfaith forum - 'PeaceNext'

'Help Us Make a World of Difference'

'PeaceNext.org is a free service provided by the
Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions.
Our work is all about creating spaces where people
can work together for a more just, peaceful,
and sustainable world'.

It's wonderful what you come across when you discover a passion and put out feelers to learn more about it! Especially today with social media - it's almost like the whole world is at your finger tips.

I am always on the lookout for useful information for this blog - things which inform me, deepen my knowledge and understanding, and which I think might interest my readers also.  I came across PeaceNext recently, had a good delve into what it's all about, and became a member - find me there in the members section, under the interfaith logo that heads the homepage of this blog - catch some of my posts there as well.

PeaceNext is the official social network for The Council of the Parliament of the World's Religion - once again check out Pages to learn more about the Parliament.  The Council was;

 'created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world. To accomplish this... (they) invite individuals and communities who are equally invested in attaining this goal'

As a social network site, the possibilities for 'PeaceNext' are endless. Rev. Lesher - the Council's current Chairman of the Board of Trustees, blogs on the post 'Welcoming Peacenext', that it is a place where:

'we will meet and get to know people and organisations engaged in the interreligious movement around the world.

interreligious organizations – big and small – can describe themselves and their unique roles.

reflections on Melbourne 2009 (Parliament) can be shared.

reports can be posted on how the themes of the Melbourne Parliament have inspired local actions.

issues that concern the whole interreligious community can be explored.

inspirational, educational and organizational ideas and resources can be shared.

announcements can be made and invitations extended.

Partner Cities are described, encouraged and related.

we can plan together, the sixth Parliament of the World’s Religions in 2014...'

It's very easy to join and once you have signed up you can do all the usual social networking things such as share/view photos and videos, start or join a discussion, group or forum, post your own blogs and events, and invite your friends to join.

And most importantly, you can learn from others while enriching your knowledge about faiths and traditions other than your own, by reading the blogs and posts from a broad and a diverse range of members who, through this format, have all come together for a common cause - the promotion of world peace and friendship.

To learn more, go to http://www.peacenext.org

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