Archived articles from 2003

 

Gramma's Herbs

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

In 1994, when Dounne Alexander faced two life threatening conditions which conventional medicine could not treat, she reflected on her traditional roots, then set about healing herself through prayer, meditation and natural foods.

 

Around the World in Round About 730 days!

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

Rosie Swale-Pope celebrated her 57th birthday on 2nd October by starting a round the world' solo run to raise money for charities including Kitezh Community for Orphan Children in Russia. The 20,000-mile journey should take about two years. Rosie was 48 before she discovered her love of running. Since then, she has done countless marathons including a 240 km...

 

Around the World in Round About 730 days!

 
 

Archive

30 Sep 2003

 

Rosie Swale-Pope celebrated her 57th birthday on 2nd October by starting a round the world' solo run to raise money for charities including Kitezh Community for Orphan Children in Russia. The 20,000-mile journey should take about two years. Rosie was 48 before she discovered her love of running. Since then, she has done countless marathons including a 240 km...

 

A Ministry for Peace

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

"We must wage peace with sophistication and commitment just as we now wage war." Marianne Williamson, US Department of Peace Initiative

 

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30 Sep 2003

 

Something extraordinary is happening. People are uniting, in ever increasing numbers, around a common cause ñ the future of the Planet. The European World Social Forum, in Paris in November, was not widely reported, so we do not see the true extent of events like this reflected in the mainstream media.

 

Peace is Possible

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

In this new millennium, human beings are faced with challenges that can only be solved collectively and co-operatively, according to the Oxford Research Group who have been researching non-violent conflict resolution since 1988.

 

Pioneers for a Saner World

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

An inspirational biodynamic farming project in Egypt has won a 2003 Right Livelihood Award. Dr Ibrahim Abouleish founded Sekem in 1977 by cultivating 70 hectares of desert north east of Cairo using organic, biodynamic methods, based on the teaching of Rudolf Steiner.

 

Tale of the Heavens and the Earth

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

"Stained glass windows are essentially about colour and communication," wrote Painton Cowen in Six Days, a gloriously illustrated book about the making of the Creation Window in Chester Cathedral's refectory. The book is also about humankind's involvement with the Creation and our responsibility for it.

 

Full House for Schumacher!

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

It was a great day for the Schumacher lectures. The sun was shining and the atmosphere was buzzing as 600 people gathered and networked. It is not often that you get such a bunch of highly intelligent, strongly motivated people together and they were remarkably enthusiastic considering the gloom that was central to two of the speakers' messages.

 

Royal Opening for Green Room

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

Prince Charles visited the Organic Farm Shop at Abbey Home Farm, near Cirencester in July 2003 to officially open their Green Room as an educational space, where children and adults can learn about where their food comes from and experience their connection with the living world.

 

Percolating the Market

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

Fairtrade coffee has only had a small share of the market up till now, but a partnership that originated between a small group of farmers in Guatemala and the Dutch supermarket chain, Albert Heijn, plans to change that.

 

Walking Their Talk

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

A new way of doing business is emerging, one that encourages co-operation rather than competition. This new way is based on the belief that abundance is possible for everyone when we act with respect for others and for the environment.

 

People Come First

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

Work Structuring brings a holistic approach to existing large organisations and this was the theme of a seminar that brought together business leaders in October.

 

Being Authentic

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

The launch of Neil Crofts' book, Authentic, How to Make a Living by Being Yourself was a gathering of success stories, including Yeo Valley, Solar Century, Ethical Media and Howies, all of whom are case studies of authentic businesses in the book.

 

One Wild and Precious Life?

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

Social enterprise is emerging as a brave new economy. Social enterprise represents a challenge to old dichotomies that polarised the charity and business worlds.

 

One Wild and Precious Life?

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

Social enterprise is emerging as a brave new economy. Social enterprise represents a challenge to old dichotomies that polarised the charity and business worlds.

 

Positive News & Resonance FM

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

Every Monday at 6.30.pm since April 2003, Positive News has had a half-hour programme on London's experimental radio art station, Resonance FM on the 104.4 frequency. Resonance is also available worldwide on the internet at www.resonancefm.com where full listings of all programmes can be found.

 

World Youth Jam

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 


Young activists left feeling truly inspired from the World Youth Jam held in India last October. This was an event which brought together 30 young leaders, aged 15-30, from 20 nations, who are all involved with organisations and movements working for social justice, peace, freedom, dignity and environmental sanity.

 

Marine Connection

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

The charity, Marine Connection, was approached to help introduce young inner city learners to the world of the marine environment.

 

Marine Connection

 
 

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30 Sep 2003

 

The charity, Marine Connection, was approached to help introduce young inner city learners to the world of the marine environment.