Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday, September   18: Human Rights Day

Youth for Human Rights International Presents: 
30 Articles of the Declaration of Human Rights

UN's Sustainable Development Goal:

Reduced Income Inequalities

Income inequality is a global problem that requires global solutions. This involves improving the regulation and monitoring of financial markets and institutions, encouraging development assistance and foreign direct investment to regions where the need is greatest. Facilitating the safe migration and mobility of people is also key to bridging the widening divide. 
Reducing Income Inequalities is one of 17 Global Goals that make up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to achieve the global unity that we seek.

Learn more about the targets for this Goal here.

UN GSD's and Screening of History of Peace One Day @ Wing

United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Presenter: Miss Sinead Magina, President of United Nations Association of Greater Oklahoma

The Day After Peace documentary Screening (81 minutes) and post-it reflection. Facilitator: Mrs. Carmen Clay, Casady Service-Learning Director

For Reflection: Before you move on to Mission #8, reflect on yesterday's mission. Do you feel that experiencing authentic connection is a primary driver for you in life? How might you cultivate more genuine connection in your day to day life? How might you honor it?  Share your reflections on the Compassion Report Map!
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear,
not absence of fear.”

-Mark Twain

Our eighth mission, Agents, is to confront fear, and unleash the power of our courage.
All the great surprises in store for us in our life exist in the realm of the unknown. And the unknown can be a truly terrifying place…

This is because each and every one of us possesses our own “comfort zone.” Our comfort zone is the place where we feel safe, far away from our fears. Our comfort zones even determine what we believe ourselves to be capable of.

Yet the perimeter of our comfort zones are actually defined by fear, and life does not allow us to live in our comfort zones for long. Like the shell of a hermit crab, we outgrow our comfort zones and must seek out more expanded, more beautiful versions of ourselves to live our lives fully.

Life inevitably challenges us: if fear overtakes us, we shrink into a shell that doesn’t quite fit us anymore, and our comfort zones become uncomfortable and unfulfilling.

But Agents, if we are able to respond with courage, we can enter into a space known as our “stretch zones,” a healthy place between the security of our old comforts and the fear of the unknown. When we are stretching ourselves in this place, we can experience the exhilaration of accomplishing more than we thought we were capable of, mastering our fears with the power of courage.

In the following video, Agents Oprah Winfrey and Louie Schwartzberg will guide us through the mystery and science behind courage.

Agents, It's Your Turn!

Our mission today, Agents, is to acknowledge one of our fears, and with courage, move toward overcoming it.

There are many kinds of fears; they are not all created equal. Some fears are so intimidating that they make us shrink away from life and panic. Even these fears are meant to protect us.

For today, however, pick a smaller fear, one that you feel stretched to think about, but not panicked. Maybe you are afraid of being vulnerable with others, or asking for help when you need it. Whatever it is, acknowledge it in your heart.

Then, in whatever way you feel inspired to, make an action today that you feel moves you closer to overcoming this fear. Remember that fear reminds us how much we love our life, but courage is what allows us to actually live it! It is your birthright to overcome the fears of your life.

As you reveal the power of courage, remember to report your experiences on the Compassion Report Map to inspire others around the world!

Good luck, Agents!

P.S. If you wish to do so you can support the work of the Parliament of World's Religions, our featured Champion of Compassion, to spread their remarkable work toward global unity with others!

View All Past Missions!

It's never too late to revisit past or missed missions to find inspiration for igniting compassion and unity for the world!
Peace Week 2016
“11 Days of Global Unity” September 11-21
Find peace within your hearts and share it with the community!
Peace Week Activities

Wednesday, September 21: Peace Day
Peace Walk. Chapel Pinwheel Blessing/Planting (6;30-7:50 am)
6:00 am Planting Pinwheels for Peace at Peace Sign in front of chapel
6:30 am Meditative Silent Peace Walk around the lake or Blue Labyrinth by Butterfly Garden
7:00 am Early Morning Eucharist and Breakfast
7:50 am Blessing of Peace Sign

Saturday, September 24:Oklahoma Standard Training at OKC Memorial (10:00-1:00)
#Oklahoma Standard at Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum 10:30-1:00

10:30-11:00        Outdoor Symbolic Memorial Tour with National Park Ranger
11:00-12:00        Museum Tour/Patrick will guide the students and emphasize the Oklahoma Standard.
12:00-12:30        First Person Presentation with Survivor Derek Smithee
12:30-1:00         Lunch catered by Jimmy John’s.  Their number is 235.8800. (need to RSVP)
1:00-2:00             Walk to Myriad Gardens.  Check the Turkish Festival. Help distribute pinwheels for silent walk
2:00-3:00             United Nations Silent Peace Walk   Speakers and Walk  
After the Walk volunteers are welcome to enjoy the Turkish Festival at will.  Bring money to taste their amazing food.

Saturday, September 24: OKC Peace Walk at Myriad Gardens 2:00-3:00 in collaboration with the Turkish Festival

Sunday, September 25: Oklahoma Conference of Churches, Interfaith Youth Tour (1:00-5:00)  $15. Pre-registration is required and a fee of $15 per person helps defray the costs of transportation.  Contact OCC with questions at 405-525-2928.  HERE Tour stops are:

 1) East Sixth Street Christian Church, 1139 NE 6th St., OKC 73117

2) Masjid Mu’min Mosque, 1322 NE 23rd St., OKC 73111
3) Vien-Giac Buddhist Temple, 5101 NE 36th St., OKC 73121

             Don’t Miss!

First OKC Peace Walk
2:00-3:00 at the Myriad Gardens

Casady students walking the Labyrinth during Peace Week 2015
 Contact Mrs. Clay (, 405-520-1325) in Harper Wing for more details.

Come and join us for Peace Week 2016!