|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
|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!
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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.
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.
Retreat Centre - Coromandel, New Zealand
|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.
for Spiritual Living
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
|Women's Business Exchange
|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
through self-realization and spirit-based action is the new promise of these
|Seeds of Peace
|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
|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 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
|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
|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
|Tibetan Children's Village
|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
|I was a volunteer with Friend
to Friend volunteer for 13 years. It is a rewarding and life enriching way to be
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
|Rabbis for Human Rights
|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
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
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 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
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
|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
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
|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
|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 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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