“All creatures great and small”
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The Good Country Movement was started by Simon Anholt, an advisor who has worked with more than fifty countries over the last twenty years, helping them to engage more productively and imaginatively with the rest of the world.
Most of the world’s problems are really just symptoms of a bigger, underlying problem: that we haven’t yet worked out how to organise ourselves as a single species inhabiting a single planet. This can change.
Problems like climate change, pandemics, migration, human trafficking, terrorism and economic chaos are multiplying because of globalisation. These problems are too big and connected for any one country to fix them. We need to co-operate and collaborate much more closely if we’re going to make the world work.
But, most of the time, we don’t. Why not?
Because the seven billion people who created all these problems are organised in two hundred tribes called nations. Each one is run by a government that’s totally focused on the national interest: what will make us richer, happier, safer, stronger?
Can this ever change? Yes it can. It will change when we, the people who keep those governments in power, wake them up and tell them the world has changed, and their jobs have changed with it. Foreigners aren’t aliens, they’re humans just like us, and we care about them. Countries aren’t islands, unconnected to the rest of the world: they’re all part of one system. If it fails, we all fail.
Anybody can launch a Good Country project, start a Good Country Party, teach a Good Country course, write a Good Country book, make a Good Country speech, start a Good University, a Good School, a Good Company, a Good Village or even a Good Family. So please do, and write in and tell Simon about it.
The Good Country isn’t an organisation, an NGO, a charity or a company. It’s an idea: an idea that needs to spread. Please sign up here for updates, and contact Simon directly if you have a Good Country idea of your own.
Harmony is a movement begun in 2016 at the request of a friend. It aims to make the world a more peaceful place. Support us by registering here and spread this page link with your friends. If mailing, please cc firstname.lastname@example.org so we know. Feel free to write to us and suggest more prayers and hymns.
We encourage people to pray for world peace twice a day and also to help others and be kind to them. The prayer can take any form. A Hymn, chanting of the Lord’s Prayer or His Name or just this simple one:
Dear God, give man the fortitude to listen to the words of peace and love in his heart and not be swayed by the evil forces that abound in the world around him and incite him to commit acts against the very principles that his religion and beliefs are founded upon.
Grant him the understanding that each man is free to choose his religion, that none is superior to the other, that each man understands the will of God according to his own nature and the truth of his being.
If he must talk of his religion, let it be with an openness to understand his brother’s religion as well, for as Lord Krishna says – All paths lead to me.
Let us hold hands and stand against the spread of ignorance and conflict.
Let us embrace one another and truly accept each other’s faults and limitations as our Lord accepts us.
A minutes silence for contemplation and thoughts for world peace.
– Unspoken by Shasa, Nov 2015
Or to put it in the words of Swami Vivekananda (from his closing speech at the World Parliament of Religions, Chicago, 1893:
Assimilation and not Destruction, Harmony and Peace and not Dissension
Truly, the word itself means peace. It spoke of equality and tolerance at a time when tyranny and lawlessness was rampant. Muslim means one who believes in a single God, so all Hindus are muslims. And Muslims dont know that even in the face of a Trinity, there is still only one God. The nihilist only is at a loss to describe Him and the Atheist is only searching for the God in everything, that Cosmic Force or the Divine.
What matters a mans belief? Judgement is for God alone. Our commandments are to always be honest and faithful, do no harm to others and to let others be.
See our facebook group where we are trying to heal conflict between different ethnic groups. If you don’t follow the core YieldMore tenet of open mind, peaceful nature and a quest for progress, please don’t bother to write us.
This page welcomes articles on the universal spirit of Islam, the Legacy of Muhammed and his family, the Ahle Bait.
India won its Independance from the British on August 15th 1947 and was finally free to start building a nation in its own image. That of the oldest surviving culture from a previous golden age, at once a synthesis of many diverse cultures and religions.
The Indian Constitution is the longest and took 3 years to frame.
The Build India Group was floated in 2006 and advocates the celebration of Pledge Festival. This is now held on the 26th of November which is Constitution Day. Schools are encouraged to have flag hoisting and to take the pledge which runs as follows:
We the people of India today
Do solemnly pledge ourselves
To the service of our nation
With honesty, sincerity and commitment
Always keeping our nation’s
In all that we think, do or say,
For the greater glory of this land.
You can see more on the Official BIG Facebook Group.
This page welcomes articles on the identity of India and its evolution and how Indians should set an example for the betterment of the world.
This is a movement started in 2015 by Shasa.
We try an share anything we love, with love.
We believe in a concept called standing on the shoulders of giants, the giants of history with vision and compassion for their fellow man.
We encourage our members to think of their audience and not to say anything provocative or too radical. That’s why its qualified “with love”.
Its a part of the thousand loving movements, first mentioned in Dear Brother