TED Talk Thursday – Why the Only Future Worth Building Includes Everyone by His Holiness Pope Francis

According to TED.com : “A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don’t, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail. “Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the ‘other’ is not a statistic, or a number,” he says. “We all need each other.””

“Pope Francis was elected in March 2013, becoming the first Pope from the Americas and from the Southern hemisphere. He was born in 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, in a family of Italian immigrants. A Jesuit, he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires and then a Cardinal leading the Argentinian church. Upon election as the 266th Pope, he chose Francis as his papal name in reference to Saint Francis of Assisi.”

“A very popular figure who has taken it upon himself to reform the Catholic Church, Pope Francis’s worldview is solidly anchored in humility, simplicity, mercy, social justice, attention to the poor and the dispossessed — those he says “our culture disposes of like waste” — and in a critical attitude towards unbridled capitalism and consumerism. He is a strong advocate of global action against climate change, to which he has devoted his powerful 2015 encyclical, Laudato sì (“Praise be to you”). He invites us to practice “tenderness,” putting ourselves “at the level of the other,” to listen and care. He is committed to interfaith dialogue and is seen as a moral and spiritual authority across the world by many people who aren’t Catholics.”

 

Why the Only Future Worth Building Includes Everyone by His Holiness Pope Francis

 

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com: “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

Mandala Monday – 2018 Mandala Calendars by Atmara Rebecca Cloe

Every year I showcase the mandalas created in the previous 12 months by creating a mandala calendar from them. This year I had 2 sets of mandalas, the Mandalas from the Heart of Freedom and the Mandalas from the Heart of Change, “come through” me and are, to me, even more amazing than any I’ve yet been privileged to bring into form. I know I say that every year, but they just keep getting better and better. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them. All mandala calendars from previous years are also available in 2018 versions.

Here is a look at the Mandalas from the Heart of Freedom and Change Calendar

This mandala calendar may be purchased in my Zazzle Store at:

http://www.zazzle.com/New_World_Creations?rf=238526469533245868

Mandalas from the Heart of Freedom and Change Calender Cover

 

Mandala from the Heart of Freedom and Change calendar pages

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Other mandala calendars with images created in previous years

are also available as 2018 Calendars.

They include:

Mandalas for Times of Transition Calendar Cover

Mandalas for Times of Transition

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Forgiveness & Release Mandala Calendars

Mandalas of Forgiveness and Release

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FOL-calendar-cover mandala calendarsFlower of Life Mandala Calendar

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MANDALASFORANEWEARTH mandala calendars

Mandalas for a New Earth Calendar

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deeptrust mandala calendars
Mandalas of Deep Trust

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heartofpeace mandala calendars
Mandalas from the Heart of Peace

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HEARTOFTRANSFORMATION mandala calendars
Mandalas from the Heart of Transformation Calendar

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HEARTOFTRUTH mandala calendars
Mandalas from the Heart of Truth Calendar

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MANDALACLANDAR mandala calendars
Mandala Calendar

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MANDALASOFSURRENDER mandala calendars
Mandalas from the Heart of Surrender Calendar

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ONENESS mandala calendarsOneness Calendar

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These also may be purchased in my Zazzle Store at:

http://www.zazzle.com/New_World_Creations?rf=238526469533245868

Enjoy!

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

 

TED Talk Thursday – A Tail of Two Americas by Anand Giridharadas

According to TED.com : “Ten days after 9/11, a shocking attack at a Texas mini-mart shattered the lives of two men: the victim and the attacker. In this stunning talk, Anand Giridharadas, author of “The True American,” tells the story of what happened next. It’s a parable about the two paths an American life can take, and a powerful call for reconciliation.”

“Anand Giridharadas is a writer. He is a New York Times columnist, writing the biweekly “Letter from America.” He is the author, most recently, of The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, about a Muslim immigrant’s campaign to spare from Death Row the white supremacist who tried to kill him. In 2011 he published India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking, about returning to the India his parents left.”

“Giridharadas’s datelines include ItalyIndiaChinaDubaiNorway, Japan, HaitiBrazilColombiaNigeriaUruguay and the United States. He is an on-air contributor for NBC News and appears regularly on “Morning Joe.” He has given talks on the main stage of TED and at Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Yale, Princeton, the University of Michigan, the Aspen Institute, Summit at Sea, the Sydney Opera House, the United Nations, the Asia Society, PopTech and Google. He is a Henry Crown fellow  of the Aspen Institute.”

A Tail of Two Americas by Anand Giridharadas

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com: “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!