This summer represents a vital reimagining and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love as we lead up to the Global Unity Games. Join us for an energizer call every Tuesday at 11:30 AM – 12:00 PMPM PST as we connect with players from different regions worldwide. Learn about featured ways to play, resources available to participants, the burgeoning Compassionate Cities League as well as historic events taking place during the Games! Join us online here by computer, or dial in at +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll). International numbers are available here.
The Global Unity Games: Building Bridges is a 16 day challenge to unify communities around the world in an expression of globally synchronized intentions with locally organized compassionate action.
Starting on September 9 and culminating on World Peace Weekend (September 23-24), players and teams will challenge and inspire each other to organize actions that build bridges between peace, prosperity, and the planet. Players can create or join their own service projects and/or participant in any of the featured ways to play. As players and teams participate, results are shared on the Compassion Report Map to highlight, measure, and celebrate the collective impact our actions have around the world!
The Global Unity Games are part of the World Peace & Global Unity Campaign organized by Unify and Compassion Games. The motivating vision for the Campaign states:
We are at a turning point in the development of our global community. It’s an unprecedented time when many of us are reflecting on how we can make the most positive impact. We are ready for more authentic connections, to promote peace and understanding, to spread prosperity and freedom, and protect and restore our planet. Let’s use this campaign to come together to build the relationships that address our complex and interwoven challenges such as ending terrorism, reversing climate change, preventing pandemics, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals as defined by the United Nations.
Individuals and teams from all over the world can sign up to play and participate in the upcoming 2017 Global Unity Games: Building Bridges.
1. Receive daily Compassion Missions for each day of the coopetition to inspire simple, thoughtful, and meaningful actions in your life and community.
2. Elevate your experience during the coopetition by participating with fellow players and change-makers; be inspired by the actions of others and benefit from the element of playful competition to ignite more excitement around your service.
3. Share your experiences on a brand new Compassion Report Map that displays coopetition results in real time with teams and players around the world.
4. Receive invitations to exciting online events that feature renown luminaries and “Champions of Compassion” who offer wisdom and new ways to engage in compassionate action.
5. Gain access to personalized coaching with Head Coach Sommer Albertsen, along with many resources to ensure your experience is positive, supported, and meaningful! (Chat with Sommer now by selecting the chat symbol in the lower left corner of the website.)
6. And much, much more…!
There are many ways that individuals and teams can play, from organizing creative service projects to give back to one’s community to performing acts of kindness to promote unity of the human family. All players will receive an Agent of Compassion mission to use each day of the Global Unity Games, offering meaningful, tangible ideas and inspiration for activities as a way to play. Players then report on their activities on the Compassion Report Map. The reports of Registered Teams are reflected on the Global Unity Games Scoreboard, displaying the number of volunteers, number of hours served, number of people served, and the monies raised for local or global causes.
Report and Reflect
After your compassionate actions, report on your activities and outcomes on the Compassion Report Map, capturing the number of volunteers, hours served, monies raised, and people served!
The World Peace Weekend is the culmination of the World Peace and Global Unity Campaign and builds on the International Day of Peace by organizing and supporting a weekend celebration of peace and music events and activities to take place around the world. From Saturday, September 23 through Sunday, September 24, communities and teams will organize Musical Events, Peace Vigils, Peace Marches, Flashmobs, Service Projects, and Community Service Activities.
On Saturday, September 23rd Participate in 500 – 1,000 global Earth Dance events and celebrate the possibilities of world peace with a like-minded community, then join the globally synchronized meditation. Also on Saturday, September 23rd, Play For Change will be LIVE. Musicians and music lovers will gather on stages, street corners and schools for a global day of action to bring music into the lives of children around the world.
On Sunday, September 24th 12:00 pm PST, UNIFY is conducting a World’s largest Global Synchronized Meditation for World Peace. Join millions from around the world in creating the largest global synchronized meditation and prayer for world peace. Join us as we aim to break the world record for a Global Synchronized Meditation for World Peace! More information TBA!
Teams from cities all around the world are challenging each other to see “who’s got the edge on kindness.” (Watch Mayor Greg Fischer putting out the call to play in the Games.) This initiative is in partnership with the Charter for Compassion and their 400 Compassionate Cities and 1,700 Sector Partners. Does your City have the kindness edge? Show us what you’ve got! Learn more here. Contact Jon@CompassionGames.org if you are interested in having your city become a Compassionate City.
Films for the Planet invites you to join the World Peace and Global Unity Streaming Film Series September 9-24. Films include ROOTED in PEACE, Planetary, One Day on Earth, A Quest for Meaning, A Voice4Peace, World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements. Ignite a film conversation in your community as a way to participate in The Global Unity Games! Sign up here to access select films for FREE or starting at $.99 in support of the filmmaker.
The 24 HOURS OF COMPASSION event is the featured way to play hosted by UNIFY & Compassion Games Internationa, on Thursday, September 21st in support of United Nations International Day of Peace. The intention of this global event is bridge individuals, teams, event organizers and organizations around the world together to be harmless, be peaceful, be kind, compassionate, and do some good for 24 hours… nonstop! Each of the 24 hours, at the top of the hour, a Champion of Compassion will pass the Compassion Torch as part of The Compassion Relay. Each Champion invites an additional synchronized action for the world together. Can we all be kind, calm and compassionate for 24 hours together? Game On!! Take action and Sign up to play the Global Unity Games so you can be part of this event!!
By signing up as a Player or Team, you will receive a unique Mission of Compassion each day of the Global Unity Games. Each mission offers simple, thoughtful, and fun ways to bring compassion to life for oneself, others, and our Earth! View the missions for the 2016 Global Unity Games here.
Lead by UN, On September 21st 12:00pm in each time zone, a Minute of Silence, resulting in a “Peace Wave” around the world. See what you can do on UN International Day of Peace Site. See events in your local community and add your own on The Global Calendar with We The World & Compassion Games and also UNIFY’s World Peace Event Map.
Compassion Relays illuminate outstanding organizations and individuals around the world whose work is contributing to a more peaceful, just, and compassionate planet. These entities are known as Champions of Compassion. Here’s how it works:
The Champions for the Global Unity Games will be announced soon!