For over 35 years HCN has been dedicated to serving holistic education centers all around the world. These centers focus on all aspects of sustainable living, with the intention to transform our direct experience through a deepening connection with ourselves, each other, nature and the spirit of life.
For over 57 years the Findhorn Foundation has been holding programmes and events at Findhorn in the far north of Scotland. Between 23-27 July, and inspired by the HCN Virtual Gathering, the FF will be hosting their first global online event – enabling more people to engage with the essence and beauty of the center than before. The offering relates to the question posed by Michael Lindfield, “Can we apply the founding principles and still have them work?”
At a time when the world is seeking ways to address deep-seated inequities, a new video featuring Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne shines a light towards a better humanity. Called the Gandhi of Sri Lanka, the video showcases Dr. Ari’s inspiring journey to create a sustainable peace in Sri Lanka. For over 60 years, his organization, Sarvodaya has empowered millions of people to build a long-lasting social, economic and environmental movement.
The Augustinians Sisters have launched a Compassion Movement for healthcare workers and caregivers in Québec, Canada. They will take a symbolic one-hour walk every day from June 15 to July 4 at 11 a.m. around the exterior perimeter of Le Monastère des Augustines. The nine Sisters are asking that the general public join the movement to financially support Le Monastère so that it can continue its mission to provide respite and well-being for people who take care of the sick and most vulnerable.
While the tragedies of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor happened recently, the systemic racism, discrimination, and oppression of Black people have been part of our social fabric for centuries. It’s time for change. HCN stands in solidarity with the international movement Black Lives Matter. We stand in solidarity with the entire BIPOC community against systems that degrade and harm the innate humanity we all share. Systemic racism, discrimination, and the oppression of any people have no place in the work of holistic education.
There is a planetary transformation of consciousness and these centers give people hope.Ralph White
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