Signs of Hope: New Stories Shaping a Better World
We are delighted to offer this series of monthly conversations with pioneers serving the Common Good and actively sowing seeds of a better world at every opportunity.
We find ourselves in a period of transition between two Ages when old structures and beliefs are dying and new ones are emerging. Sometimes it is difficult to see the hope-filled shoots of new possibilities amid the disarray of a society in upheaval.
The intent behind this new series is more than just naming projects around the planet that are giving birth to hope – its deeper purpose is to create a portal through which the presence of Fiery Hope can enter and ignite the heart of our humanity. It is an invitation for us to act as true Gaians and be active agents of Hope wherever and whenever we find ourselves – encouraging us to step up and offer our unique gifts in response to the call of the Soul and the need of the times.
Our guests for the April 18th Signs of Hope broadcast are Fumi Johns Stewart (Executive Director – May Peace Prevail On Earth International) and Monica Willard (Charter Member – United Religions Initiative). Michael Lindfield hosted the session on behalf of Meditation Mount.
Duration: 61 Minutes
Fumi Johns Stewart
Executive Director – May Peace Prevail On Earth International
Fumi Johns Stewart is Executive Director of May Peace Prevail On Earth International promoting MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH activities worldwide. Fumi grew up in Japan with a sincere wish to bridge the two cultures of her American and Japanese parentage and to promote peaceful coexistence between all peoples. She introduced the May Peace Prevail On Earth movement and The Peace Pole Project of Japan to the international community and assisted in opening the International Headquarters of May Peace Prevail International in the state of New York in 1988. Fumi also serves as US liaison to sister organization, the Go Peace Foundation of Japan and the Fuji Sanctuary.
Charter Member – United Religions Initiative (URI)
Monica is a charter member of the United Religions Initiative (URI) and represents the organization at the United Nations. She began her work at the UN with a focus on nuclear abolition that expanded to environmental protection, interfaith and intercultural cooperation, human rights, gender equality and justice. The International Day of Peace (Sept 21) and World Interfaith Harmony Week (Feb 1-7 annually) are two annual events she helps organize at the UN and around the world. www.uri.org
Board President – Meditation Groups Inc.
Michael is a highly regarded consultant and coach helping unleash the creativity of the human spirit to meet the needs of our times and the call of the future. He learned his craft from a range of experiences that include: a 14-year residency as a gardener and as Director of Education at the Findhorn Community in Scotland; small-scale organic farming in western Sweden; conducting seminars and presenting at conferences around the world on the theme of ‘transforming self and society’ and as a senior organization development consultant with The Boeing Company from 1989-2005.