Fifty years ago, the world experienced its first ever live global telecast during the Summer of Love. Satellites were able to beam back to the human race an image of what we looked like from outer space: an oasis of life in the cosmos, a unified Earth. It was a “selfie” that would forever change how humans thought about the invisible borders we believed once divided us. The telecast was called Our World, and it was where the Beatles famously played “All You Need is Love” for the first time.
This summer represents a vital reimagining and celebration of the first Summer of Love. The next event in our lineup is Ringo Stars 77th Birthday Party on July 7. Ringo will be hosting a global moment to blast thoughts for peace and love over the world inviting people to chime in at 12 noon in their/your local timezone. This will create a wave of joy around the planet and you can look for local events (or create your own) at Ringo’s Page, or the Beatles Facebook Page.
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.
Play Your Hearts Out!
Organize service projects and inspire acts of kindness to give back to your community! As an Agent of Compassion fulfill missions during a coopetition, and get ideas from the gallery of Ways to Play to get started!
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. UNIFY is conducting a Global Synchronized Meditation for World Peace on Sunday, 9/24 at 12:00pm PST.
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.
In the 24 HOURS OF COMPASSION event, players are challenged to be harmless, stay peaceful and compassionate, and do some good for 24 hours… nonstop! More info to come.
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.
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!