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2019 World Interfaith Harmony Week is Reaching New Heights!

2018 was a remarkable year!  Thank you for your continued support and participation. Here’s a glimpse at what’s next:

In November we visited Toronto and attended the Parliament of World Religions where Unity Earth hosted the Toronto Convergence.  Here’s a Kumu map we made of the Convergence participants:

During the Parliament, representatives of Unity Earth, UNIFY, Four Worlds International Institute, Compassion Games, and SINE agreed to co-create a “Synergized Impact” for the 2019 World Interfaith Harmony Week. We aligned and committed to collaborate on The Road to 2020 and to use this 2019 WIHW to expand and deepen our capacity to collaborate.

The synergized plan builds upon the last five years of WIHW Compassion Games, our participation with Unity Earth in Ethiopia last year, and the plan for the 2020 WIHW in the Holy Land.

The 2019 WIHW will take the SINE Alliance and our commitment to “collective empowerment” to new heights. The 2019 WIHW includes the Convergence NYC Weekend and a Global Harmony Week Broadcast including an opening ceremony at the One Spirit Alliance on Feb 1 and a Unity Earth Lift Off Concert and Celebration at the United Palace in New York City on Feb 2.

To show how our existing commitments fit together, we developed a timeline that includes the anchor events from the Parliament leading up to the 2019 WIHW and continuing through till the 2020 WIHW in the Holy Land. Here’s a video of the timeline:

To review the overall plan for WIHW arrow through this Prezi presentation.

With over 75 members, the SINE alliance now works its magic on the 2019 WIHW. SINE continues to produce breakthrough results in support of each other showing that the power of Collective Empowerment is palpable and the joy of making waves together is fun and mutually rewarding!

For example, in December 21st, World Spirit Day, UNIFY organized a Global Synchronized Meditation. Over 50 SINE member Facebook pages kicked off the livestream and the SINE Wave led to over 500 shares.  During 2019 WIHW we will play Let’s Make Waves! like we never have before!

Sign Up to Play in the 2019 World Interfaith Harmony Week. We are also supporting the 7 Days of Rest and Reflection as a powerful way to start our year and connect the first week of January with the first week of February.


SINE Study: Global Oneness Day and Global Oneness Waves

The Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest is a co-founder of SINE. SINE stands for the Synergized Impact Network Exchange. SINE is a learning community and alliance of members that exists to create unprecedented, unified action. SINE Members commit to empowering each other through cooperative, collaborative, and co-creative activities, events, and inspired play. Members cooperate with each other and support each other in their own work.  Members collaborate by discovering how their work can fit with each other.  Members co-create by designing together new creations that don’t yet exist.

An Example: Global Oneness Day Waves

We are collaborating with Humanity’s Team to co-create an example of how SINE and the Compassion Game – Let’s Make Waves! can amplify and multiply the reach and engagement in the upcoming Global Oneness Day summit. We are documenting this collaboration so we can collectively learn from this shared experience. #OnenessWave

Meet Humanity’s Team

We are excited to introduce you to our newest SINE member, Humanity’s Team.  Since 2010 Humanity’s Team has organized and produced the Global Oneness Day Summit.  The summit takes place on October 24, the United Nations Day starting at 8:00 AM PDT.

Global Oneness Day is a day where we celebrate our Interconnectedness and our Oneness. The Global Oneness Day Online Summit Celebration has grown each year, and this year will be their biggest event yet, with dozens of brilliant, internationally renowned speakers sharing their latest insights and experiences.  Join in as we explore specific topics that are connected to how Oneness can be more deeply expressed in our daily life in ways that encourage our global society to blossom into greater health, harmony, and prosperity, and more frequent acts of kindness, compassion, and love.

Let’s Make Waves!

The summit is your opportunity to join thousands of other participants for this beautiful experience of solidarity and shared consciousness, where we together can show the rest of the world there is a better way to live than alone and in fear of the unknown. The summit contains 12 hours of programming with some of the wisest and most influential leaders of our time.

During the summit, the Compassion Games is playing Let’s Make Waves! and inviting everyone to share the live broadcast and create Global Oneness Day Waves.  During the 12 hours, we will create three 4-hour Global Oneness Day Waves. We invite you to tune in and share the live stream on as many social media channels as possible. Here is a message from Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., Chairperson Compassion Games International.

Humanity’s Team SINE Collaboratory

Humanity’s Team is a SINE member.  On October 9th we hosted an online collaboratory focused on how we can synergize in support of the upcoming Global Oneness Day Summit.  As a result of the collaboratory, we committed to play Let’s Make Waves! during the upcoming Global Oneness Day Summit on October 24th.

To play we share the FB Livestream to reach as many people as possible.  We share the Livestream onto Facebook profiles, pages, and groups.  The 12 hours of programming will be broken into four Global Oneness Waves on Wednesday, October 24th.

Wave 1 Starts at 8:00 AM PDT

8:00am to 8:10am Pacific: Pre-Opening Ceremony, with Karen Noe and Diane Arkenstone

Composer, songwriter and performer Diane Arkenstone has excelled in many musical endeavors. Diane’s rich musical background includes worldwide acclaim for her distinctive instrumental recordings. Diane is going to share her “not yet released” song with us, called, “World Ascending.”

8:10am to 8:30am Pacific: Opening Ceremony, with Steve Farrell and Karen Noe

Steve’s special guest for the Opening Ceremony is medium Karen Noe. Karen will speak about her communications with Wayne Dyer since his passing in 2015 and the book she was inspired to write by Wayne Dyer and the “We Guides.”

8:30am to 9:30am Pacific: Divine Presence, with Marianne Williamson, Thomas Hubl, Joan Borysenko, and host Steve Farrell

Here at Humanity’s Team, we know that all Life is interconnected, that all there is, is the Divine. And we are all unique aspects of the Divine, never separate from All that Is. When we see another person as One with our self and not separate, we honor the Divine in each and every person. This extends to animal and plant life as well. When this occurs, we will live in a New Paradigm of Peace, Love, and Abundance for everyone. The leaders on this panel will share how they express the Divine in their day-to-day living.

9:30am to 10:00am Pacific: The Power of Evolving the Self, with Barbara Marx Hubbard and host Steve Farrell

Global Oneness Day invites people to live as who they really are, a part of the One, as an emanation of the Divine/Life. When we live this way, there is meaning and purpose and we naturally reach out in service to humanity and the Earth, what we might call our larger Self.  Humanity’s Team and Barbara Marx Hubbard have worked together to create a free online event series that will immediately follow Global Oneness Day.  It is called “Becoming The New Human: 3 Keys to Accessing Your Universal Self & Accelerating Your Evolution,” and Barbara and Steve will explore all of this and more!

10:00am to 11:00am Pacific: Leaders in Integral Framework, with Craig Hamilton, Steve McIntosh, Terry Patten, and host Steve Farrell

Integral theory is a school of philosophy that seeks to integrate all of human wisdom into a new, emergent worldview that is able to accommodate the gifts of all previous worldviews, including those which have been historically at odds: science and religion, Eastern and Western schools of thought, and pre-modern, modern and postmodern worldviews. Our panelists will discuss their views on the Integral Framework and important new initiatives they’ve created to further this domain area’s reach and impact.

11:00am to 12:00 Noon Pacific: Creating Peace on Earth, with Ray Ippolito, Pam Grout, Adam Apollo, Leon Stuparich, and host Karen Noe

Each of us becoming an instrument of peace is vital to the survival of the planet. Becoming a channel of peace means to care for others and all of creation in a way that will literally transform and save the world. All you need to do is ask the universe, “How may I serve?” You will then be shown ways to be of service to others. It is important to understand that inner peace is a prerequisite to outer peace. By maintaining harmony within yourself, you’ll create a more peaceful world. Your purer essence will be like a magnet, attracting peaceful individuals and situations all around you. This will generate the ripple effect of even more peace and tranquility that will spread all across the planet.

Wave 2 Starts at 12:00 PM PDT

12:00 Noon to 12:15pm Pacific: Oneness Meditation, with Gangaji and host Steve Farrell.

Gangaji will lead us in Oneness meditation. After many years of searching, Gangaji was led to one of the last people she ever thought she would be led to, a guru. Even more than that, an Indian Guru. Convinced the whole “guru scene” was so abused, she was quite surprised when she met her beloved teacher, Papaji. She knew almost immediately that he had the transmission of silence her being had ached for. Join us to hear Gangaji’s personal story and her process for attaining self-realization.

12:15pm to 12:30pm Pacific: Sound Healing, with Jonathan Goldman and host Steve Farrell

A moment for Sound Healing will be given by Jonathan Goldman. Jonathan is an international authority on sound healing and a pioneer in the field of harmonics. He is an author and is the director of the Sound Healers Association and President of Spirit Music, Inc. During this program, Jonathan will share a powerful new video he created called “Whales of Compassion.”

12:30pm to 1:00pm Pacific: Our Final Frontier, with Neale Donald Walsch and host Steve Farrell

Between the challenges that arise in your own life and all the suffering present in our complicated modern world, it can often be hard to have faith that God is real…And Neale will explain that in spite of the spiritual work you’ve done, you may still be struggling to feel a deeper sense of connection with the Divine in your day-to-day experience.The truth is that your Oneness with God should be something nurturing and uplifting that you experience in every moment of your day, with no sense of anxiety or struggle. Steve and Neale will talk about how our inner Oneness creates outer activism leading to healthy living at a personal and collective level.

1:00pm to 2:00pm Pacific: Transformation Through Science, with Gregg Braden, Bruce Lipton, Deborah Rozman, Howard Martin, and host Steve Farrell

Imagine a world where everyone moved through their lives with a clear awareness of their true potential, their true purpose, and their true connection to the Source of everything. In a world like that, there would be no need for the unhealthy levels of competition and conflict that arise from the fear of the unknown and the crippling self-doubt that burden most of humanity now. Recent scientific discoveries have revealed that we are not only deeply connected to everything in the world around us, but that our human capacities are far more extensive and limitless than most of us have even imagined possible. This panel will discuss the deep implications behind those discoveries.

2:00pm to 3:00pm Pacific: Spirituality & Oneness, with Patricia Cota-Robles, Matthew Fox, Mary Morrissey, Bernie Siegel, and host Steve Farrell

During this program, we emphasize that our higher self, or some call it our soul, is our true nature. Also, very importantly, we share that the Divine is within each and every one of us without exception. When we tap into our Divine essence at the center of our being and live our most authentic life we follow our passions, inspirations and intuitions without fear or hesitation; which we understand is our soul’s guidance. We know there is nothing to fear, by expressing our true nature in a state of loving compassion for all, while honoring who we truly are. This panel will discuss how we can embrace our Divine Self in each moment, even in difficult times and situations.

3:00pm to 4:00pm Pacific: Raising Wholeness, with Anna-Mari Pieterse, Miriam Mason Martineau, Dr Neil Hawkes, Andrew Newman, and host Steve Farrell

We live in a world in which our material and technological progress had far outpaced our psychological, moral and spiritual development. How do we remedy this imbalance when raising the next new generations of young ones? How do we provide the young person with an expansive, inspiring vision of the grandeur of the universe and one’s personal destiny within it? How do we raise and educate our children so that they will be happy and develop into their full potential which is Whole human beings who eagerly participate in the co-creation of the “Whole New World” that we have all been dreaming?

Wave 3 Starts at 4:00 PM PDT

4:00pm to 5:00pm Pacific: Evolutionary Impulse of Conscious Business, with Lance Secretan, David Hofstatter, Sara Daves, Ross Hostetter, and host Stephen Dynako

Increasingly, people are sensing that we are at an existential tipping point on Earth. We can call this an evolutionary impulse towards conscious living, which includes the practice of conscious business. In the old paradigm of business by extraction, we’ve witnessed the harm business has done. However, in a new paradigm of generativity and cooperation, business can be among the greatest forces for good. And truly, businesses evolving in this manner are the ones that will continue to flourish; all others will fade away. In this panel, you will hear from experienced innovators, who are doing the transformational work of co-creating a new model of conscious business. The panel will discuss key principles and practices to support change agents and leaders in the transformation of their organizations. You’ll also learn about the Conscious Business Declaration and Humanity”s Team’s Conscious Business Innerprise, which certifies entrepreneurs and professionals as CBCAs (Conscious Business Change Agents).

5:00pm to 6:00pm Pacific: Divine Feminine, with Sister Jenna, Diane Williams, Debra Poneman, Marci Shimoff, and host Karen Noe

Today, more and more people are awakening to the Universal Truth of Oneness. That we are all interconnected and interdependent; that all Life is One. There is a growing number of women active in the Oneness Movement and this panel is comprised of many of these women on the leading edge of Oneness.

6:00pm to 7:00pm Pacific: Restoring Mother Earth, with Jeff Van Der Clute, Lynne Twist, Lainie Sevante Wulkan, David Cooperrider, and host Karen Noe

Recognizing the impact that humanity has had on Mother Earth and the natural divine order of the planet, we acknowledge and take responsibility for the imbalance and destruction of the planet and how it affects all life on the planet. We encourage an awakening of humanity to unify and restore Mother Earth. We invite everyone to make a commitment to do whatever they can to assist in restoring Mother Earth to her original beauty and replenish her natural resources.

7:00pm to 8:00pm Pacific: Sacred Action, with Barnet Bain, Nancy Roof, Jean Houston, Steve Bhaerman, and host Karen Noe

Sacred Activism is first going within and then acting from the Divine essence of who we are. We are all capable of accessing the Divine core of our being when we quiet our minds and take deep breaths. It is about being first and then taking action for that peaceful and calm state, which our actions will be far more effective when we act from this state.

Wave 4 Starts at 8:00 PM PDT

8:00pm to 9:00pm Pacific: Closing Ceremony – Celebrating the Day, with Steve Farrell, Karen Noe, Kevin Farrell, Dee Meyer, Nannette Kennedy, Anna-Mari Pieterse, Garth Catterall, Christine Glenn, Maria  Ribeiro Ferreira, and Michele Sevacko

Celebrating the Global Oneness Day 2018 program of events and recapping the day with Humanity’s Team Worldwide Executive Director Steve Farrell and the staff and many volunteers who work diligently all year to create this amazing 12-hour event. Join us and celebrate with us as we share reflections from the day!

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Jon Ramer at or at (206) 972-7356.

Game On!

The World Could Sure Use a Good Laugh!

How Much Fun Can We Have?

Imagine a self-replicating campaign that sparks laughter, lifts up the world and moves people to donate to a network of nonprofits doing amazing work all over the world.

Can a good laugh lead to supporting groups working to heal the world?

Donate at or Text to 50155 ROFL

Marilyn Levin of the We Go High Project had this brilliant idea…. Let’s Spark Laughter to Uplift the World! 

We Invited Marilyn to share her idea on the Peace Wave Summit we hosted in July. We loved her and her vision!

Could we together spark a “fun-raiser” to help heal a troubled world?  We had to play… Joy is Sommer’s given middle name!!

Well… we had to make our video.  It is confronting!  How do you get yourself laughing?  How do you not look like a fool in the process?

Well… it was Sunday night and we just finished a 16-day Compassion Games coopetition focused on building global unity and creating Peace on Earth by 2030. When the Games are on it is insane!

I thought about that Apple ad, “The Crazy Ones“.  I wanted Sommer to see it.  I thought to myself:

“Not only are we committed to creating Peace on Earth by 2030 we just committed to getting the world laughing and donating to 50 nonprofits to uplift the world.  We had to qualify to be the crazy ones!”

We promised to make a short video of us rolling on the floor laughing.  So… I grab my phone and turned the video on. I started recording Sommer and explaining what was happening.

She had the Compassion Torch in her hand. She thought it would look good if it was behind me thinking that I was recording a close up of me.

I then told her that I was, in fact, recording her… and that’s where we just lost it…. or found it!

I then realized it was important for her to tell us how to text our donation… but we were laughing so hard that we just couldn’t get it out!  

Anyway… we hope it makes you laugh …. and give to uplift the world!


Here are the starting beneficiaries:


The #ROFLChallenge

Donate at

Text 50155 ROFL to Donate

How much fun can we have?  Game on!

Peace, Love, and Music in a World Online

Global digital citizens of all ages are going online to send love and support to a team of players of the social change game Peace on Earth by 2030. The game includes harnessing the power of music to uplift our spirits, bridge cultures, and lead social change by gathering in public, in song, and with signs, in our local communities, including one of the most challenging places on Earth.

A team in the 2018 September Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest is from the Marefat High School in Kabul, Afghanistan. Since July, Compassion Games International has been collaborating on our most ambitious social change game ever – Peace On Earth by 2030.  The Compassion Games was introduced to Aziz Royesh, founder of the Marefat School and one of the leading educators on the planet by David Gershon of the Empowerment Institute. David also introduced us to Matt Turner, co-founder and CEO of Serve Community with the mission of “uniting and empowering the youth of the world to reinvent the planet.”

Peace on Earth by 2030: 7 Actions to Create Peace on Earth

We are collaborating to design and play a new In Real Life (IRL) social change game. Here is the Game Map for Peace on Earth by 2030:

We started with 7 Actions to Create Peace on Earth inspired by the 1986 First Earth Run, a worldwide event and celebration that brought people together to demonstrate “the impossible being made possible.”  On regular video zoom calls, we co-design the game and coach the students and staff in Kabul. We started with the action “Befriend the Other” that requires empowering oneself to go outside your “comfort zone” and to reach out to someone who you may think is different and ask them to be your friend.  The students went out on their own and reported back on different approaches to being upfront, discovering similarities, and the power and simplicity of asking someone to be your friend.

We then explored how they could, as a team, reach out to befriend others. We shared a recent music video We Shall Overcome – Love Will Rise Again by Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahoud. The music is uplifting and the video shows people in the streets handing out hearts, holding signs, and singing an updated rendition of We Shall Overcome. Inspired by the music video the students are planning to go onto the streets of Kabul to create “Peace Waves” in which they sing and hand out hearts bringing the message of peace, love, and compassion to the people on the streets of Kabul. They translated the words of the song and signs into Farsi and reinterpreted the music to appeal to the Afghani culture.  They will make “Peace Waves” on the streets of Kabul, record it, and then share this experience online.

Current Reality: “The Agony of a Generation”

This is no small task. During the course of the months of design sessions, we would often be interrupted by attacks happening nearby. This last year in Afghanistan has seen a record number of civilian casualties.  As we were planning to do this we asked the students about their motivating visions and why this was important to them. This first answer comes from Sahar who shares why she is willing to risk her life to demonstrate that they can do something as challenging as this. The second student, Sina talks about when is it important for there to be peace and justice.

Befriending the Planet: World Peace Broadcast

The Compassion Games and Unify created a World Peace Broadcast to coincide with September 21, the UN International Day of Peace. We invited the Marefat students to join the broadcast to share their plans for creating Peace Waves on the streets of Kabul.  We shared with them that there are others around the world who want to send their love and support for what they are doing.

A Letter Writing Campaign and Secret Agent Missions

Inspired by the Marefat High School students members of Santa Barbara’s Serve Community and local nonprofits, Hustlers for Humanity and The Lost Art ofLove Letters, started a letter writing campaign in support of the students at Marefat High.

Inspired by the letter-writing campaign the Compassion Games Secret Agents Of Compassion dedicated two daily missions to the campaign and reports started to appear on the Compassion Report Map. To make sure that the letters and messages got into the hands of the students we came up with an online way to share them with the students in Kabul and the rest of the world.

Online Collection of Love Letters

We created an online page to access all the letters and supporting materials.  This includes letters that were photos that were sent as postcards. Love letters that were sent as emails.  Letters that were posted as reports to the Compassion Games Report Map. Love videos that were sent. 

Here are a few remarkable examples of supportive love letters connecting us. The first two examples are Report Map Love Reports and then Nimo and friends send a Love Video.  

Rowdy Teenagers Who are Rooting for You!

“Dear Marefat High School Students, We stopped goofing around today to actually listen to our group leader read about the project that you are doing for your school and community. You see we are kids who are the same age as you but are in a very different kind of environment…we live in a locked psychiatric group home. We are used to being “the other” and not fitting in our in the “real world”. We are used to being ignored, bullied, left behind, abused, and generally treated poorly by much much of society.  Rarely does anyone seek us out to befriend us. A lot of times the only people who are compassionate towards us are our mental health workers because they see the good inside of us, hiding underneath our rage and sadness. We are grateful for people like them and also for people like you. People who don’t give up on others when they seem different than the mainstream. All people need compassion and though we aren’t very skilled yet at showing it, we are learning and trying. And when we see kids like you doing it, it gives us hope that we will develop stronger skills of compassion in the future.  

We made this card for you to encourage you in your project. When you get down, remember that across the Atlantic Ocean there is a group of rowdy teenagers who are rooting for you. And in those moments, “paint yourself with our love.” Sincerely, Kids who care.”

Australia, Kabul, Rhode Island, and a Wise Five Year Old

Ben Bowler from Unity Earth lives in Melbourne. In this Facebook photo, he shares the World Peace Broadcast with his children. They are watching the students from Marefat High School learn about the letter writing campaign and about a report from Liam, a 5-year-old in Rhode Island who sent a love letter to the students in Kabul.  Here’s is the report and wisdom from five-year-old Liam:

Dear kids in Kabul, My name is Liam and I’m a boy and I’m 5. I might be scared of you because I’m a little kid and you’re big kids…even bigger than my big sister! But I know you are good kids with lots of love in your hearts because my mom told me you are making friends with people who are different than you which I know is hard sometimes. I think that’s good because all people need friends and love. I’m proud of you for doing brave good things with the love in your hearts. You are going to change the world. I am too because I have love in my heart to give to lots of people. My love card for you is two colors and I taped the paper together. You guys are the blue side and I’m the yellow side and now we can be friends. And I’m giving you some of my smiles to remind you that I love you in case you get sad or scared. You Rock! and I love you. Liam

Nimo and Friends Send a Love Video

Nimo and friends record a love video to acknowledge and encourage the students at Marefat.   

Then… the Marefat Students Reply to the Love Letters…

The students at the Marafet are now replying to the people that sent the letters. They’re finding them on Facebook and becoming friends. Sina sent a reply to Matt and is now a member of the Hustlers for Humanity private Facebook group in Santa Barbara.

Other players and teams have started Peace Waves for example in Nigeria. 


…Stay Tuned and Get Involved…

As the Marefat students prepare to create Peace Waves on the streets in Kabul we invite you to stay tuned as well as send a letter of support to the students at

We welcome other musicians and organizations that wish to lend their name and support and to share in the mission and vision of the social change game Peace on Earth by 2030. Be a Patron and support the Peace on Earth by 2030.

Hope Rises in Kabul: Peace on Earth by 2030

Since 2012, Compassion Games supports teams from all over the world to foster creativity to develop empathy into action. We are inspired to see the next generation, the “Seventh Generation,” rising and leading the way.  Recent examples include Standing Rock Runners and their Run for Water that catalyzed the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students, March for Our Lives, one of the most massive protests in American history.  

We have an emerging story to share and an invitation for you to participate with one of the most remarkable teams to play in the Compassion Games. The story is about this team’s commitment to creating Peace on Earth by 2030. The team is from Marefat High School in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Social Change Game: Peace on Earth by 2030

This story is also about the power of courageous action and the inspiration of music to bring about social change. As part of designing the social change game Peace on Earth by 2030, these students started practicing “Befriend the Other.” The activity “Befriend the Other” requires empowering oneself to go outside your comfort zone and to reach out to someone who may think differently and ask them to be your friend. It is one of Seven Actions to Create Peace on Earth that is shaping the design of Peace on Earth by 2030.

The act “Befriend the Other” began by focusing on one person befriending another individual. It is evolving to be a team of people befriending other groups of people. It is expanding and including the power of music to inspire social change and to move people to join together and go out on the streets and directly engage with their local community.

We shared with the students the Empty Hands music video “We Shall Overcome: Love will Rise Again.” Watch the students and their teacher Aziz Royesh see the music video and commit to participating in bringing the message of peace and love to the streets of Kabul. Their plan became to support the International Day of Peace (September 21st) and to have the students organize and coordinate four subteams to create “Peace Waves” on the streets of Kabul. They have composed an original song in Farsi inspired by the Empty Hands music video.  There are professional video recorders who will accompany the teams to record their experiences. We will then feature the team, and video during the World Peace Broadcast, taking place on Saturday, September 22nd during the closing weekend of the 2018 September Compassion Games. We have been preparing and moving along. Here is a playlist of video highlights from our planning sessions.

Then…The New Attacks

Since we began preparations there have been attacks nearby in Kabul; on Thursday we received this email from Aziz:

We are all concerned about the safety of the students. Aziz has a deep insight into the challenges and threats of ethnicity in politics.  He sees this as an intergenerational challenge of “new politics with old traditions.” Aziz says that violence is the tool of the Taliban and that “song, and anthem, and love is ours.”  You can appreciate their commitment to “education, respect, love, and mercy…” and his wish for everyone to “act and live humanely.” They are determined to bring their message of hope, peace and love to the streets of Kabul.

Peace Wave Summit: Let’s Make Waves!

The story about the Marefat High School team is spreading. A California non-profit, Hustlers for Humanity in Santa Barbara has partnered with the Lost Art of Love Letters to support others in creating letters of love and support for the students in Kabul. Since we shared this story four other teams have also committed to sending Love Letters to Marefat High School. We invite you to create these Love Letters and record them as photos or videos that we can digitally share with the students and the rest of the world.  You can post your Love Letter to the Compassion Report Map or send your letter as an email to 

On September 22 Compassion Games is hosting a Peace Wave Summit on the World Peace Broadcast during World Peace Weekend. We are planning to feature Marefat High School and cover this story on the broadcast as it unfolds. We will deliver the Love Letters to the students during the broadcast.

Will you write a Love Letter to the students at the Marefat High School in Kabul?

Then tune into the live broadcast and share the live stream on social media to create a Global Peace Wave reaching millions of people.  The broadcast is part of the campaign in partnership with Unify and these other partners:

World Peace Campaign Partners

This story is playing out in real-time and we will be covering these developments as they unfold. To gain a greater understanding, we offer some additional background.

How Did We Get Here

In February of 2018 in Lalibela, Ethiopia, the Peace Flame, from David Gershon and the Empowerment Institute, and the Compassion Games: Global Compassion Torch converged to create a Global Fire of One Love that has lit our way forward and we have worked closely ever since.

David has been training Aziz Royesh in his empowerment methodology as part of the Imagine Program for the past few years. Aziz is considered one of the most remarkable educators in the world. He instills hope and aspiration in Afghan youths who are struggling with poverty, life in refugee camps and the legacies of war. In order to help build a new nation, he saw a need to rebuild the Afghan education system with a focus on civic education and female empowerment.  The NY Times bestseller The Last Thousand: One Schools Promise in a Nation at War documents his extraordinary accomplishments.

David also introduced us to the founders of Serve Community based in Santa Barbara with their mission to empower millennials who want to change the world.  

Together with the Compassion Games, we are collaborating to create Peace on Earth by 2030 guided by the 7 Actions to Create Peace on Earth as defined by David.  As part of our design process, we introduced the music of Champions of Compassion Nimo Patel and Daniel Namoud of Empty Hands Music. We were moved by their recent video We Shall Overcome – Love Will Rise Again.  We informed Nimo that we shared the video and how inspired Aziz and the students were. Nimo and Daniel and their team have joined the project and Nimo has offered to visit Kabul sometime in the future. Here is a map of the players and the seven actions connected with Peace on Earth by 2030:

The New “Playing Field” is a Synergized Field: Game On!

When you change the medium, you can change the practices. In the world of communications, Marshall McLuhan said: “The medium is the message” suggesting that the form of the medium embeds itself in the message. As an example of how powerful this can be, the impressionist art movement came about by technological advances in the medium. The invention of oil-based paint and the tin tube, which replaced the pig’s bladder, made it possible for artists to leave their studios and paint scenes of nature knowing that their paint would not dry. This change in the medium led to changes in the practices of creating visual art, and that led to the birth of the impressionist movement.

Our communication media shapes what makes our culture unique and defines the limits of what’s possible. We, as global citizens, can now communicate with each other like never before. The question is: have we reached the point that we can adopt and adapt the “smart global connectivity” practices to empower each other to yield extraordinary collective results? Can we now organize and coordinate the work of networks of millions of individuals committed to reinvent the planet and create peace on earth by 2030?

In 2009, Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. and I published a paper we titled: “Deep Social Networks and the Digital Fourth Way.” We described a set of guiding principles and a principle-centered approach to applying Indigenous wisdom to caring for our relationships with all living beings and their environments including the building of online communities. Deep Social Networks establish and maintain an essential social bond of trust while collectively producing measurable results. We applied these guiding principles and started the International Campaign for Compassionate Cities which led to the Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest. There are now almost 500 Compassionate Cities around the world and over 18 million people served through individuals and teams playing in the annual Compassion Games. With compassion, we can turn our empathy into action and apply the guiding principle that “the hurt of one is the hurt of all.”

Nevertheless, we recognize that organizing to create a more compassionate community and to inspire our neighbors to perform acts of service and kindness is a positive step in the right direction, but it is not sufficient.  We need empowered individuals and communities capable of bringing about the large-scale behavior changes required at this time. Incremental change, no matter how well intended, is not enough to address the urgent and imminent threats to our human civilization. We need massive, transformative, personal, local, regional, and global change that will enable us to avoid the crises upon us.

What if “We the Global People” embodied a shared multi-vision, coupled with a well-grounded awareness of our current situation, and specific ways to change and measure our results along the path to a peaceful, sustainable and harmonious world?

We’re not suggesting that we can or should all agree on one vision or one great transition story. What we envision are deep social networks in which we attune with each other to develop deeper connections and share our different visions and solutions to co-create mutually supportive ways to lift up each other.

We can learn to honor and respect each other and listen past our differences. We each have three lineages: our Blood Lines, our Milk Lines, and our Story Lines. Our Milk Lines are those ideas that have fed and nurtured us and shaped how we show up and share with each other. Our Story Lines are the challenges, choices, and outcomes that compose the personal and collective stories of our lives and our times. Creating these deeper social bonds can bring to light the many patterns of change and stories rooted in our cosmos, our history, and our biology. While we connect through our similarities, we can innovate and empower each other through our rich diversities. Our partner New Stories maintains the Great Transition Stories website as a collective resource to learn from and appreciate the power of our archetypal stories and the different roadmaps to know where we are and the guides to how we might move forward.

The Knowledge of Knowledge Compels

In June of 2018, Chief Phil and I published an updated version of “Prophecies, Dynamic Change, and the New Global Civilization 2020 – 2030 – 2050”.  In the paper we wrote:

“We recognize that the “knowledge of knowledge compels” and that once people know for themselves, they will change the way they feel, speak and act.  This knowledge of knowledge obliges us to wisely see that the world will be different only if we live differently. This knowledge and experience are rooted in gaining an ever-deepening spiritual understanding and purpose in our lives.  This will require changing how we coexist and live together.”

Chief Phil Lane Jr has been developing this living document since 2012. It includes Indigenous Prophecies and wisdom from Call to Nations, Ancient Days, and Black Elk Speaks. We summarized the vision of these prophecies into four domains:

  • Global Oneness, encompassing the recognition and participation of the entire Human Family, everywhere, all at once, and exercising wise, respectful, sustainable and harmonious development of our vast global resources.  
  • A Global Civilization that blends and embodies the ideals of both the East and the West and the North and the South. Liberated from the curse of war and its miseries and focused on the sustainable and harmonious development of all the available resources of Mother Earth.
  • A Global Commons of cultural and natural resources embracing architectures that empower each of us to create cooperative, distributed, innovative governance structures that are equitable, mutually beneficial, flexible and adaptive.  
  • A Global Governance System where Force is the servant of a Justice that is rooted in Love and Compassion and All Life and is sustained by the universal recognition of One Creator.

We offer this as one vision of our collective future. There are many. We want to know and share yours. To build this relationship we are co-hosting safe, courageous, and secure environments in which we attune and engage with each other. We are developing a subculture that enables us to thrive while it becomes clear that our dominant society, our “overculture,” is obsolete and failing us. Our large-scale cooperation dilemmas such as terrorism, climate change, and pandemics are no longer best addressed through a nation-state structure. It is up to “We the Global People,” to rise together to address our global challenges. In response to this unique moment, we are co-creating a social change and network exchange platform to empower this collective attunement and uprising. We invite you to collaborate with us in its development and application.

Social Change Games 2.0

Thanks to the visionary leadership of Unity Earth we were invited to carry the Global Compassion Torch to Ethiopia to converge with The Lamp of Unity from Thailand and the Peace Flame. At the height of the Cold War in 1986, the Peace Flame was carried around the world, in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund and directly engaged twenty-five million people and 45 heads-of-state in 62 countries. We have now converged these unifying fires to create a Global Fire of One Love. 

This Global Fire has fueled our collaboration with David Gershon, founder of the Empowerment Institute and author of Social Change 2.0. David is one of the foremost experts on empowerment and social change, and he introduced us to the founders of Serve Community, and together we are collaborating to create a Social Change Game we call Peace on Earth by 2030. We are designing the game with schools in Santa Barbara, California and Kabul, Afghanistan. The team Hustlers for Humanity organize with the University of California at Santa Barbara. The team at the Marefat High School in Kabul organize with world-renowned teacher Aziz Royesh featured in The Last Thousand.

We will roll out the Peace on Earth by 2030 Social Change Game as part of the Global Peace Wave to take place on September 20, 2020. The Global Peace Wave will launch an International Decade to contribute to achieving the UN Global Goals.  Peace on Earth by 2030 is part of a Bottom-Up Grand Strategy to Reinvent the Planet by 2030 articulated by David Gershon. The strategy identifies five strategic levers that focus on building capacity for “second-order change.”  Social Change 2.0 or second-order change creates a new way of framing the challenges and empowers people to want to change by evolving to a higher level of performance and social value. The five levers are:

  1. Climate: Empower cities and their citizens in high carbon emitting countries with the agency to implement a second order change solution to climate change.
  2. Development: Empower women throughout the developing world with the agency to transform the cycle of poverty and create thriving lives and communities.
  3. Peace: Empower humanity with the agency and second order change tools to create peace on earth by 2030.
  4. Knowledge: Empower visionary social entrepreneurs with the agency and second order change knowledge to transform the world’s seemingly insoluble problems into the breathtaking opportunities they provide to reinvent the planet.
  5. Money: Empower visionary business, philanthropist and grassroots investors with the agency to make second-order change investments that literally change the world.

The following diagram is an overview of the social change games and network exchange platform in development:

Serve Community: The World Game of Service

These strategic Social Change Games are built upon EPIC (Empowerment Platform for Impact in Community) and SINE (Synergized Impact Network Exchange). Together these form a multiplayer, distributed, real-time social change game operating system and network exchange platform. By including distributed ledger technology (DLT) this operating system and platform will act as a balance sheet and scoreboard for the World Game of Service.

Each EPIC Player creates a SuperMe that serves in communities empowered in their quest to create change for good that results in communities “leveling up” to effectively bring about large-scale behavior change with an initial focus on education, health and wellness, and community impact.

The Synergized Playing Field

SINE is a community of leading EPIC Players committed to collective leadership and building a unifying synergizing field capable of lifting up all EPIC Players. SINE members lead Networks of Networks that play together to achieve trusted cross-sector harmonization. SINE members identify themselves as nodes and not hubs. We maintain a field of trust and not control by putting our shared mission ahead of any one of our organizations. Here are the founders of SINE:

Radical Hope for a Reverent Revolution

The global village is here. We are now in a race with time to find each other and establish the new digital settlements necessary to create the just and lasting changes that we seek. The networks of people and the media we choose to operate in do matter and set the “playing field” that shapes the rules of the games we participate in. A level playing field is balanced and fair and, this is the synergized Playing Field in which EPIC Players are collaborating to create Peace on Earth by 2030 and Reinvent the Planet.

“We the Global People” live, learn and work together as one global family in a real-time relationship that is both synchronous and asynchronous, these are two ways of synchronizing and staying connected in a healthy relationship. We highly value the embodied face to face experience and convene on a regular basis at different locations around the world to “throw a better party” and have epic musical, educational and cultural experiences that enrich and expand our lives and our relationships.  Discover the U Day Festivals being planned by Unity Earth as part of the Road to 2020.

At the same time, we stay connected in synchronous and asynchronous ways when we are apart. In this way, there’s a steady wave of felt connection that soothes, guides and empowers our everyday choices.  This synchronizing wave creates a unified field for our mutual co-regulation and personal self-regulation. This wave embodies the guiding principle of “starting from within, working in a circle in a sacred manner, we heal and develop ourselves, our relationships, and the world.”  The great poet Rumi said:

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.”

Game On!

To play in the Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest go here. To partner to create Peace on Earth by 2030 go here. To apply for SINE membership go here.


David Gershon – First Earth Run and Seven Actions to Create Peace on Eath

Stories of someone overcoming life’s challenges and demonstrating that the impossible is possible can be inspiring and very meaningful, especially at this time. With that in mind, we are thrilled to pass the Compassion Torch to a Champion of Compassion whose story is particularly relevant to the Compassion Games, the Compassion Torch, and what took place at the U Day Festival in Ethiopia.

In 1986 David Gershon, Gail Traub, and their team initiated the First Earth Run and carried the Torch of Peace around the world. It’s seemed like an impossible journey, something unimaginable but then it came to be. The Torch of Peace was lit in Ethiopia in February 2018 with the Compassion Torch, and Lamp of Unity to converge into the Fire Of One Love at U Day Festival. Here is a video of the story of the first ever Earth Run with the Torch of Peace in 1986 that traveled around the world.

First Earth Run: A Catalyst for Hope from Gail Straub & David Gershon on Vimeo.

Here’s a short description from their website:

David conceived and organized at the height of the cold war, in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund and ABC Television, one of the planet’s first global consciousness-raising initiatives—the First Earth Run. As part of this event a torch of peace was passed around the world engaging 25 million people and 45 heads of state in 62 countries. A billion people via the media witnessed it circumnavigating the globe. As part of its journey, the Torch of Peace shed light on acts of cooperation for the common good and raised millions of dollars for children suffering the ravages of war.

Over the course of thirteen books and development of training programs for the Empowerment Institute, David is a Champion of Compassion and an excellent source of wisdom and experience in making a large-scale system change.  Here is more about David:   

David Gershon, co-founder and CEO of Empowerment Institute, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on empowerment and large-system transformation. His clients include cities, organizations, government agencies, and social entrepreneurs. He is the author of thirteen books, including the award-winning Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing Our World  and co-directs Empowerment Institute’s School for Transformative Social Change which empowers change agents to design and implement transformative social innovations.

This is clearly a transition story for our times.  What can we learn from the First Earth Run to unite the planet to Light Up the World and create Peace on Earth?  We recently met with David and passed him the Compassion Torch in a Wopida Ceremony; here is what he had to say as part of the Global Fire of Compassion:

These challenging times call for a leap forward in how we realize the social changes that we need to make individually and collectively. Fortunately, David wrote the book Social Change 2.0. and recognizes the power of play to create social impact. We have begun to collaborate on the Seven Actions to Create Peace on Earth as a Compassion Game. Each of the Seven Actions can be worked on independently and concurrently, and alone or with a team. 

Seven Year Time Frame (2018 – 2025) for Creating Peace on Earth

We are planning to reinforce and build our collective capacity over a seven-year time frame. In this first year, 2018, our goal is to coalesce a critical mass of “DreamKeepers” who believe it is possible to create Peace on Earth.  We will experiment with a new tool to synergize and act together; it is called Unifyre.  Let’s Unify with Unifyre!  Undoubtedly, we will learn a ton in the process.  Follow the link and commit to Be a Dreamkeeper and agree to invite others to join with you. When you invite others, let the crowd know that you did this by reporting back to the Unifyre. When you check in with Unifyre about your action commitment, the Compassion Report Map is connected as a featured way to play April Compassion Games. Reports will be due April 30th. 

In 2018 we are going to focus on reaching a critical mass of people who believe that creating Peace on Earth is possible.  Unifyre offers a simple way to commit personally and then invite others to join with you.  Let’s try it and see what happens!  If you have questions or need help contact us at

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Spotlight Champion: Kristin Hoffmann

Where shall we begin to talk about this starlight warrior of peace and truth? She lives and breaths healing for our Earth. Her song with the magic of her unique voice is like a guiding light out of the darkness. We are delighted to light the Compassion Torch for Kristin Hoffmann. She is a Champion of Compassion pulsing heart-centered inspiration and soul action ripples around the world. Here is a profound example of her embodied spiritual compassion as we passed her the Compassion Torch in Shashamane, Ethiopia at U Day Festival: Land Of Origin 2018.

“I am grateful for this unlimited infinite source of love, of divine love, this compassion that is rippling out into the world starting from this very point.” — Kristin Hoffmann

See her fire for this world that is part of an ongoing Compassion Game, Global Fire of Compassion and One Love.

Starting at the age of 4, ethereal renaissance songstress and Juilliard trained multi-instrumentalist, Kristin Hoffmann began building a prolific career in music. In addition to stints at major record labels, Capitol and Interscope Records, and song placements on hit TV shows like Dawson’s Creek and Palmetto Pointe, she has shared stages with The Wallflowers, Feist, Brandi Carlile, Richie Havens and many other musical luminaries.

With a strong sense of artistic altruism, she is most passionate about projects that explore music’s healing power and allow listeners to tap into their higher potentials. Kristin composed 170 songs for health-challenged children as a writer/producer at non-profit organization Songs of Love. A spokesperson for ocean conservation, she has performed her Song for the Ocean at environmental awareness conventions and concerts around the world, including TEDxSF, Bioneers, Hermanus Whale Festival (South Africa) and with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.

Over the past 2 years, she has continued to expand her worldly voice, guest blogging for many well-respected magazines, from Elephant Journal to The Ecologist, and performing at The Conscious Life Expo (LA), the signing of The Fuji Declaration (Mt. Fuji) and The Emoto Peace Project concert in Tokyo. In 2014, Kristin was invited to become the youngest member on the board of FIONS (Friends of Institute of Noetic Sciences). In early 2016, she was voted onto the board of Gandhi Global Center for Peace and was also a new inductee into the acclaimed group of luminaries of the world called Evolutionary Leaders.

Compassion Games began to build relations with Kristin Hoffmann in February as new members of Unity Earth’s U Day Festival in Ethiopia during World Interfaith Harmony Week. Kristin is instrumental in the creation, planning, and musical magic of the Festival. We had the precious opportunity to converge in the sacred holy land of Lalibela, Ethiopia in a ceremony bringing the Torch of Peace, The Light of Unity, the Compassion Games Global Compassion Torch together to co-create the Fire of One Love. Kristin Hoffmann held the torch of Peace and sang us to new heights of higher love under an unforgettable super full moon. Here is a sneak peak of the power of U Day Festival with Kristin and 65 other diverse delegates from around the world in this brief video made by Unity Earth Team.

After the U Day Festival, we organically began collaboration with Kristin Hoffmann to light up the world and inspire action through her voice with “Song For The Ocean.”

“My goal for the “Song for the Ocean” project is to get a minimum of 1 million people to join me in singing this song.  As we sing, let’s hold the vision of a healthy planet, and make a commitment to the Earth and all it’s creatures, to be a part of positive change in whatever ways we can.” -Kristin Hoffmann

You can access the song’s lyrics in English, French and Japanese on her website here to support singing in your teams, families, community events, schools, homes, and clubs around the world as a featured way to play April Compassion Games.  We featured Kristin Hoffmann on our monthly Global Social Media Cafe and she blew our minds and hearts with thousands of people from around the world together honoring World Water Day with her song. See the moment captured here in this video and sing along if you wish.

As a way to celebrate Kristin Hoffmann as a featured Champion of Compassion, we invite you to share singing her song around the world on the Compassion Report Map. Thank you for all you do to make a more compassionate world Kristin. We LOVE YOU!

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2017 Global Unity Compassion Games Results and Highlights

Greetings Agents,

This year’s Global Unity Compassion Games was epic and off the charts! From September 9th through September 24th inspiring events and activities were organized by players all over the world. The Compassion Games demonstrate the power of compassionate action as we play and offer community service through the fun of a global “coopetition” – a collaboration among teams in which nobody loses and everyone wins!

World Peace and Global Unity Campaign

The Compassion Games teamed up with Unify, the Charter for Compassion, and the Indigenous-led Four Worlds International Institute to organize the 2017 World Peace and Global Unity Campaign in support of the September Global Unity Compassion Games.

The Campaign encouraged communities to “synchronize globally” (e.g. global meditations, tele-summits, synchronized film streamings) and “organize locally” (e.g. from service projects to random acts of kindness). The theme was building bridges to peace, prosperity, and the planet. We are grateful to LUSH Handmade Cosmetics, the Maritz Family Foundation, and all the other donors who contributed to underwriting this year’s September Games.

We are inspired by the collaborations that took place across divides, to unify and share intentions, and to act together to create a peaceful and loving world. This report celebrates the amazing Players (Agents of Compassion) and what they did e.g. how about multiple teams packing hundreds of thousands of meals for victims of recent disasters?

We Reached and Served More People Than Ever

Here are the Final Results!

Over 600,000 volunteers served over 8,000,000 people and raised over $100,000,000 to support local and global causes (not the Compassion Games)! The recent hurricane disasters became a focus for fundraising during the Games. Teams in Austin and the Rebuild Texas Fund raised $68,000,000.  This team in Dallas raised over $39,000,000 as they reported: “We are already compassionate, but we can always be more so.” View the report from Dallas here.  Visit the Compassion Report Map to see all the reports and the Scoreboard Map Viewer just to see the numbers. To understand the numbers in greater detail we have prepared a scoring guidelines document.

Additionally, the “Compassion Games Creates Climate Change” video was viewed on Facebook over 7 million times, shared over 175,000 times, and reached over 18 million people by the time the Coopetition was over! Thanks to Unify there was another great video and to Jacob Devaney for articles on Huffington Post. 

Compassion Report Map Highlights

Discover what players did during the Games, see how we are “getting it right” in nearly 500 reports. Here’s a Facebook album with selections from the Compassion Report Map. Wherever possible we tagged the players. We can now communicate with the agents who made these beautiful acts of compassion occur. Each image links to the report that you can now share on Facebook or Twitter.

Key Global Events

Global Unity Tele-Summit: The 11 Days of Global Unity from 9/11 through 9/21 was hosted and produced by We the World and partnered with the Shift Network and the Compassion Games to promote the Telesummit that included some of the most visionary thinkers and activists of our time: Deepak Chopra, Ralph Nader, Marianne Williamson, Robert Thurman, Karenna Gore, Nwamaka Agbo, Michael Beckwith, Jonathan Granoff and many others. You can listen back to the sessions here. Bravo to Rick Ulfik and his team at We the World for producing such a remarkable and inspiring 11 Days of Global Unity. We featured We the World as a Champion of Compassion.

Films for the Planet featured six beautifully-produced, award-winning documentaries that inspire a planetary culture of peace for 16 days (from Sept 9-24). People signed up to stream films about peace and solutions in their community and participate in their live stream webinar: “The Neuroscience of Peace – Tapping into Our Hearts’ Intelligence” which highlighted the cultural and scientific evidence supporting globally synchronized meditations and activities. We featured Films for the Planet as a Champion of Compassion.

With the support of Four Worlds Europe we brought the Compassion Torch to the launch of the Peace Pledge at the Peace Palace at The Hague in the Netherlands. You can sign the Peace Pledge here. View spiritual leaders sharing the Peace Pledge here. We featured the Peace Pledge as a Champion of Compassion.  A remarkable participant was youth leader Haji Syed Salman Chishty from the Chishty Foundation with the message of love for all, malice for none, and service for all humanity.

September 13th 2017 was the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), encompassing some 370 million Indigenous peoples in more than 70 countries. Thanks to Four Worlds Europe we brought the Compassion Torch to an Indigenous-led ceremony at the Hague. The Indigenous People were invited into the Peace Palace to be part of the Peace Pledge launch.  Indigenous Wisdom reminds us to take into consideration future generations in every decision we make as One Human Family.


World Peace Weekend September 23 and 24

Global Solutions Day was a worldwide activation for a Global Solutions Revolution of Peace, Unity and Cultural Re-Education. The day was dedicated to identifying and co-creating a platform for sharing the myriad of solutions that already exist. We featured United Earth as a Champion of Compassion.

Reconciliation Canada, an Indigenous-led organization, with a bold vision to promote reconciliation by engaging in dialogue that revitalizes the relationships between Indigenous peoples and all Canadians in order to build vibrant, resilient and sustainable communities. We are thrilled to feature Reconciliation Canada who organized a Walk for Reconciliation on September 24th for peace, reconciliation, forgiveness, and a better world. On Sunday Unify hosted the Globally Synchronized Meditation.

Daily “Secret” Missions of Compassion

For every Compassion Games “coopetition” a set of “missions” are sent and shared carrying the spirit of a coopetitions’ particular theme. (We treat these missions as “secret” since some agents prefer to do their good deeds anonymously.)

This set of missions was titled “Finding Our Place in the Space Between Two Stories.” What is our unique role in creating the New Story? What does the New Story look like? Let’s find out! You can view and receive the complete set of missions here.

Cities and Regions League as a Bridge to Prosperity

Prosperity is being created in Compassionate Cities all around the world. In this coopetition we birthed the Compassionate Cities and Regions League. Louisville and Dallas took their rivalry to a new level and Compassionate Australia declared itself committed to being the first “Compassionate Continent!” On the International Day of Peace, Compassionate Gold Coast launched the first of a number of Compassionate Cities emerging throughout Australia. We featured Compassionate Gold Coast as a Champion of Compassion.

Northwest Ohio put together a collage of their reports on the Compassion Report map! 

The Compassionate Cities and Regions League is also building bridges to many other city initiatives such as Resilient Cities, Smart Cities, International Cities of Peace. We passed the Compassion Torch to Sol Trombo Vila from the Trans National Institute who is managing the Transformative Cities Initiative that has cities sharing their experiences of tackling and finding solutions to our planet’s systemic economic, social, political and ecological challenges.

Thanks to Gerthe Lamers we witnessed first hand the power of connecting cities within a region by visiting with Compassionate Netherlands and the different mayors and cities working to build a compassionate region.  We were inspired by the Mayor of Rotterdam and their WEsociety Programme that is “uniting the city” with the keywords: dialogue, compassion, inclusiveness. Listen to the Program Manager, Vera Bauman explain the WEsociety:

Building a Global Fire of Commitment to Compassion

The Compassion Relay passes the Compassion Torch to Champions of Compassion playing Build a Global Fire of Commitment to Compassion by holding the Torch, sharing their fire, and passing the Torch to another Champion of Compassion. Visit the Global Fireplace to warm your spirit and let their passion and fire fuel your soul. Share your fire too!

24 Hours of Compassion

We introduced a new Way to Play in honor of the vision of a 24 hour period of non-violence and peace.  We challenged ourselves and others to remain calm and engage in a 24 Hour Compassion marathon of sorts sharing the work of the amazing Champions of Compassion from all over the globe.  The 24 Hours of Compassion featured  Champions of Compassion including ABC Charity, Charter for Compassion Australia, Aero Municipality, 9/11 Day, Parliament of World Religions, Films for the Planet, United Earth – Global Solutions Day, Network of Wellbeing, International Day of Peace, Synergized Earth Network, We the World, Reconciliation Canada, Combatants for Peace, Peace Pledge Project, Be the Peace.

New Players, Partners, and Ways to Play

An exciting aspect of each Coopetition are the new Players, Partners, Ways to Play and possibilities that emerge. Thousands of new people “Liked” our Facebook page, hundreds joined our Facebook Group and are following us on Twitter and Instagram.  We met and added two remarkable Legends to our Leadership Team.

Norie Huddle

Norie Huddle, the New York Times best-selling author of Butterfly and the inventor of the “Best Game on Earthhas joined our Leadership Team. We are starting out partnering to feature the Best Game on Earth and to co-design “Clump and Cluster“.  This is the story game of how we come together and transform from a caterpillar into a butterfly.  Norie and her husband are also building the Garden of Paradise in Ecuador and played a key role in Ecuador recognizing the Rights of Nature in its constitution. 

Megan Gaiser

Another remarkable Game designer and leader joined our Leadership Team. Megan Gaiser recently founded the 21st Century Leadership for Diversity Movement. With a background in film, Megan became one of the first female CEO’s in the game industry and with her team, pioneered a new market niche – inspiring games for girls, with the Nancy Drew game franchise.  Awards include: “Game Industry’s 100 Most Influential Women” Next Generation; “Top 10 Most Influential Women of the Decade.”  Megan will be co-designing Leadership For Diversity the game and collaborating with Norie and the Leadership Team on “Clump and Cluster”.

Robert Peloquin

Another outstanding new partner is Robert Peloquin, founder of MyStudio Live a multiscreen, live video chat app that can connect face-face and stream it on Facebook. Robert is also a digital advertising specialist with experience working with advertising agencies and will be building relationships connecting the Compassion Games and like-minded brands.

Clump and Cluster: Weaving Our Strategies Together

The natural evolution of Compassion Games Leagues is similar to the process of Clumping and Clustering. For example, by bringing the cities and regions together into a League we are able to enhance communications by linking teams that are like-minded and facing similar challenges. Other Compassion Games leagues follow this pattern of clustering together teams that are related to common areas such as youth and schools, faith and interfaith communities, businesses, innovators, philanthropies, sporting teams, etc. 

We are planning a league of “Charters, Declarations, Manifestos, and Pledges” that will form a league and play Clump and Cluster with the goal of weaving strategies together and play in the Games to turn their Good Words into Good Deeds as they strengthen and support each other. We have begun to identify who can “Team -Up” and play together.

The Road Ahead

The Compassion Games has set a goal of serving 100 million people through the Games by the end of 2020. We’ve served about 15 million people to date. We are looking to spark a self-replicating Compassion Games Movement. We invite you to sign up and share the Games with others. We are grassroots and appreciate your participation and financial support. You can make a one-time donation or become a monthly Game-changer here. If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Jon Ramer at or (206) 972-7356.

Champion Spotlight: Synergized Earth Network

Synergized Earth Network (SEN)

Today’s pressing challenges
A critical account of some of the exceptional pressing challenges the Earth is currently undergoing can be given such as: environmental degradation, climate change, deforestation, the melting of the icecaps, the disruption of nutrient cycles, the economical crisis, etc. These are all strong indicators of the irreversible damage caused to the Earth’s eco-system and our lives and tends to cause harm because of the societal implications these set forth on multiple levels. These realities are all consequences of population growth and the unequal distribution of resources, technological advancement, human consumption and intervention in the natural world. More importantly, it underlies a crisis of values on multiple levels in our world today. Such developments will continue to harm the fabric of nature and the quality of life for generations to come. Both the outlined global debates on sustainable development as well as the pressing issues related to the so-called ‘interlocking crisis’ reflected in the current pressing need for both systemic and sustainable change to present fundamental challenges to human cooperation. Within this framework, it is key to understand what the role of leadership is in tackling pressing global challenges from within our daily realities and what the effects of this are for future generations and the unequal distribution of resources and opportunities.

It has become clear that the past and present point to an immediate need for turning the tide for
our immediate future, for the sake of our children, the future generations to come, humanity and
Planet Earth and its living organism. We believe that it can be restored in all segments of society and areas of life and navigate us through and enable a significant contribution to the current state of the world.

Synergized Earth Network (SEN) is a worldwide, intergenerational value-driven and commitment-
based network established in The Hague, the International City for Peace and Justice in the
Netherlands. SEN is a non-profit and non-governmental organization.


Build upon our philosophy, we believe and experience that sustainable outer service as a result of change can only come from within ourselves, from within our communities and from within our institutional structures. Synergized Earth Network (SEN) strives to facilitate a global value-driven and commitment-based intergenerational network of networks bringing together and synergizing the aligned and unique complementary contributions for social change and sustainable development in all segments of society on a local, national, regional and global level.

Our vision is to strive to co-create conducive environments for lifelong learning across generations in all segments of society and spheres of life to cultivate human qualities, the quality of life and our greatest potential to restore human-human and human-earth relationships.

Our mission is to synergize intergenerational collaboration and existing capacities for sustainable change governed by intentions and carried by an emergent leadership of values and ethics to bring about change in mindset on personal, interpersonal and societal spheres.

Our purpose is to unite aligned capacities for social and sustainable change in all segments of societies across the globe to restore human-human and human-earth relationships, across all generations.

In the primary instance SEN aims towards:
➢ Awareness-building
➢ Personal and talent development processes with a self-organized nature
➢ Generating possible solutions by concrete action on self-identified community and situational needs

The Fields of Change which have our focus are on ecological, economical and social level.

The Millennial Generation
Today the Millennial Generation represents more than half of the world population of 7.5 billion
strong and is expected to represent 75% of the global workforce by 2025.  At the heart of the SEN
community, we have our young, conscious and empowered emerging leaders from the so-called
Millennial Generation within all sectors and segments of society. SEN is  connected to 4200+ young emerging leaders, change agents and whole system thinkers in more than 146+ countries, while the network is expanding organically. Furthermore SEN strives to continuously assist and facilitate personal processes to further equip youth leaders and young professionals to deliver their unique
complementary contribution in tackling global challenges and has designed and developed its end-to-end process towards sustainable outer service accordingly.

Bridging Theory and Practice
Originator and co-founder of Synergized Earth Network (SEN) Seren Dalkiran, conducted a cutting-edge scientific research on Millennial Leadership worldwide as her cross-continental doctoral research at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Utrecht University & Varna University of
Management and got various stakeholders on board. She pioneered this evidence-based work on the role of a conscious and empowered proportion of youth leaders within the Millennial Generation researching their values, worldviews and leadership perspectives. SEN is one of the unique partners who has supported this scientific research. SEN strives to bridge theory and practice to contribute to the field of research on the most pressing challenges in human dignity,  development and environmental sustainability.

Shared-value collaboration Partnerships
SEN aims to establish shared-value collaborations partnerships with multi-stakeholders companies,
organizations, and institutions based upon common grounds. These are partnerships which we form
with various organizations to (financially) support, facilitate or accommodate SEN’s operations.

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