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Here is a list of organizations with whom I am affiliated in some way, have been personally helped by, donate to, or who's work I just plain believe in!
Annemarie Juhlian Wedding Officiant
http://www.wedbyannemarie.com/
My dear friend Annemarie is the best wedding officiant that you could ever hope for. If you want a custom made ceremony that you will remember for all your lives, then Annemarie should perform your wedding!
Spirituality and Practice ~
http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/
This is a website showcasing the work of my dear friends Fred and Mary Ann Brussat, authors of Spiritual Literacy and Spiritual Rx. The site offers guidance on spiritual practices; reviews of the latest resources for people on spiritual journeys; inspiration and insights from leading teachers, researchers, and practitioners; and a forum for the active exchange of ideas among various disciplines and communities. A dynamite site full of great information and resources!
Alan Peterson Musician and DJ
http://www.alanpeterson.net/
Alan Peterson is a fine musician. I've worked with him at Celebration Church in Wilsonville Oregon when I have been a guest speaker there. Check out Alan's site to learn more about his work as a singer, songwriter, musician, and DJ. Check out his CD too: Circle of Love. It's great!
Amy Frank's Music
http://www.amyfrankmusic.com/
Uplifting and beautiful music! Amy contacted me to tell me about her amazing song, "Dragonfly." Check it out. It is amazing!
Real Speaking: Truth Well Spoken ~
http://www.realspeaking.net/
This website showcases the work of Gail Larsen, who is a magnificent speaking coach and 'voice liberator.' Gail's Real Speaking program offers a powerful opportunity for you to find your 'home zone' from where you can powerfully and effectively share your core message. From Gail's website: When you have something important to communicate, your delivery is powerful only when you find what is real and heartfelt to you. Then your words are backed by purpose and passion. You create a connection with others when they don't just listen - they hear what you're saying. That is real speaking.
Dr. Paul Epstein ~
http://www.drpaulepstein.com/
This website belongs to my friend Paul Epstein. He is a very skilled naturopathic physician and healing coach. Paul has helped countless patients find deep 'healing' within themselves, by guiding them skillfully through their healing journeys. Sitting with the pain, listening to what it has to offer us, is at the core of his approach to the healing journey.
Christian Peacemaker Teams ~
http://www.cpt.org/
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) arose from a call in 1984 for Christians to devote the same discipline and self-sacrifice to nonviolent peacemaking that armies devote to war. Enlisting the whole church in an organized, nonviolent alternative to war, today CPT places violence-reduction teams in crisis situations and militarized areas around the world at the invitation of local peace and human rights workers. CPT embraces the vision of unarmed intervention waged by committed peacemakers ready to risk injury and death in bold attempts to transform lethal conflict through the nonviolent power of God’s truth and love. Initiated by Mennonites, Brethren and Quakers with broad ecumenical participation, CPT’s ministry of Biblically-based and spiritually-centered peacemaking emphasizes creative public witness, nonviolent direct action and protection of human rights.
I AM Foundation ~
http://www.iamfoundation.org
The I AM Foundation is inspiring millions of children and adults worldwide by gifting them with educational books, and, beautiful music.

The I Am Foundation, founded by Steve Viglione, is a marvelous organization dedicated to helping bring messages of hope, empowerment and love into the lives of kids all over the planet. This amazing foundation provides self image and self awareness enhancing materials to kids, particularly kids in high risk situations, difficult circumstances and violent conflicts. It is an awesome organization, led by an extraordinary man.
Mana Retreat Centre - Coromandel, New Zealand ~
http://www.manaretreat.com
I had the good fortune to meet Rainer and Shanti Heubner in December 2000, and lead them on a Sacred Journey in the Holy Land. They are the founders of Mana Retreat Centre which is a sanctuary nestled in the bush covered hills of the Coromandel Ranges in New Zealand. It is a charitable trust that has been established for the exploration and awakening of consciousness, the unfolding of our creative and healing potential and realization of our essential Unity.

Center for Spiritual Living ~
http://www.spiritualliving.org/
A spiritual community in Seattle, grounded in the Church of Religious Science tradition. Rev. Kathianne Lewis leads this dynamic and powerful ministry. Inspiring lessons and a host of community activities that enrich and enliven the spiritual journey.
Women's Business Exchange ~
http://www.wbex.org
The WBE mission is to lead the integration of business and spirit by creating dynamic opportunities for leadership, learning, community and business development. Serving the Seattle and Puget Sound area of Washington.
Association for Global New Thought ~
http://www.agnt.org/
Planetary healing through self-realization and spirit-based action is the new promise of these teachings.
Seeds of Peace ~
http://www.seedsofpeace.org/
Seeds of Peace is a non-profit, non-political organization that helps teenagers from regions of conflict learn the skills of making peace. Set at a camp in the woods of Maine, a safe and supportive environment is created where the youngsters can air their views and learn listening, communication and other conflict resolution techniques that allow them to develop empathy for one another. Seeds of Recycle & Reuseequips the next generation with the leadership capabilities required to end the cycles of violence.
One Spirit Learning Alliance ~
http://www.onespiritinterfaith.org
I attended this magnificent seminary in New York City. Through One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, I was ordained as an Interfaith minister in June 2005! One Spirit Learning Alliance was formed to provide in-depth education and training for individuals seeking to further their personal and spiritual growth, to be more skillful in all areas of life, or to enter a professional ministerial career. This pioneering organization is dedicated to integrating the ancient wisdom teachings of the world's religions and spiritual paths with cutting edge developments in modern science, psychology, integral philosophy, the healing and creative arts, and organizational development. We seek to bring a new level of spiritual dialogue into the public conversation and to support people in skillfully applying spiritual principles and practices to all aspects of their daily lives.
Jerusalem Peacemakers ~
http://www.jerusalempeacemakers.org/
Jerusalem Peacemakers is a network of independent interfaith peacemakers based on personal relationships. My good friend Eliyahu McLean is one of the founders and major partners in the Jerusalem Peacemakers. As their webite says, "If true peace dawns in the Holy Land, it becomes much more possible worldwide. That's why it's important that we do what we do. Our purpose is to encourage peace and healing in the Holy Land, nurture forgiveness, justice and collaboration so that all people in the Holy Land may build a new future."
The Sulha Peace Project ~
http://www.sulha.com/
Sulha is an indigenous, middle eastern way of reconciliation. Our goal is to rebuild trust among neighbors, Arabs and Jews, heart to heart, as a grassroots contribution to Peace in Israel. In these excruciating and critical times, we feel there is a need for a safe place to hear and appreciate each other's stories, hopes, fears, traditions and cultures beyond a specific political agenda. The Sulha Way is an approach to peacemaking based on heart level reconciliation between the Children of Abraham who are rooted to a land on which they need to coexist.
Women for Women International ~
http://www.womenforwomen.org
I'm a great fan of this organization and encourage women to sponsor a woman through this organization. Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies.
Tibetan Children's Village ~
http://www.tibchild.org/
I sponsor a child at the Tibetan Children's Village.

From its humble beginning forty two years ago, Tibetan Children's Village has today become a thriving, integrated educational community for destitute Tibetan children in exile, as well as for hundreds of those escaping from Tibet in recent years. It has established branches in India extending from Ladakh in the North to Bylakuppe in the South, with over 14,500 children under its care.
Friend to Friend Nursing Home Visitation ~
http://www.friendtofriendamerica.org/
I was a volunteer with Friend to Friend volunteer for 13 years. It is a rewarding and life enriching way to be of service!

FRIEND TO FRIEND recruits and matches volunteers (on a one-to-one basis) with elderly and handicapped persons who live in Nursing, Assisted Living, and Retirement Homes for the purpose of friendship. This is achieved through organized chapters operating throughout Puget Sound and supported by a central office.
Rabbis for Human Rights ~
http://www.rhr.israel.net/
Rabbis for Human Rights is the rabbinic voice of conscience in Israel, giving voice to the Jewish tradition of human rights. We promote justice and freedom, while campaigning against discrimination and inhumane conduct.
The Rebuilding Alliance ~
http://www.rebuildingalliance.org/
The Rebuilding Alliance, a U.S. organization applying for nonprofit status, helps Palestinians and Israelis work together to rebuild demolished Palestinian homes and schools. The Rebuilding Alliance's three-fold mission:

Educate and engage people worldwide to support rebuilding and assert fair property law;

Rebuild homes and schools with families in areas of conflict through cooperative civic action;

Develop financial programs to guarantee the right of each family to a home on the land they own.
Mercy Corps ~
http://www.mercycorps.org
Mercy Corps is a not-for-profit organization that exists to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities.
International Committee of the Red Cross ~
http://www.icrc.org/
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It directs and coordinates the international relief activities conducted by the Movement in situations of conflict. It also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Child Care Resources ~
http://www.childcare.org/
We lead community efforts to ensure that every family can find safe, quality, affordable child care. Child Care Resources works in partnership with families, child care providers, businesses, and government to achieve this vision by providing:

Information and referral services to assist families in selecting quality child care, and

Recruitment, training and technical support of child care providers to improve the quality and supply of child care, and

Education, advocacy, and coordinated efforts within our communities.
Antioch University Seattle ~
http://www.antiochseattle.edu/index.html
I received my Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology from Antioch University. Antioch University Seattle takes pride in its progressive heritage and continues to foster ground-breaking programs in higher education. When you walk in the front door at AUS, over the entry you'll spot a famous quote by Horace Mann that has just as much meaning for Antioch today as it did more than 140 years ago. In remarks to Antioch College's graduating class of 1859, Mann said, "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."
Compassionate Listening Project ~
http://www.compassionatelistening.org/
TCLP is a U.S. based non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals to heal polarization and build bridges between people, communities and nations in conflict. One of the fine offerings of TCLP is citizen delegation trips to Israel and Palestine. The trips that they lead are powerful and transformative for those traveling and those whom they encounter along the way.
Bustan L'Shalom ~
http://www.bustan.org/

Bustan is a grassroots partnership addressing the plight of indigenous and marginalized people in Israel/Palestine.

Bustan is pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, anti-war, anti-occupation
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