Quick update from Rev. Bill Swing

20 October 2013, 4:40 PM

Greetings! Just a word about two Multiregion CC's that I am involved with.  
 
1)Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons: William Vendley, head of Religions for Peace, has just joined this CC. Religions for Peace has just produced a terrific interfaith and faith guide for nuclear disarmament, and in a few places highlighted people from our Voices..CC. 
This is really big because of nuclear issues and because we have found a way for the two largest international interfaith organizations to work together. This CC meets once a month via conference call. Its members include former Secretary of State, George Shultz, Ambassador Thomas Graham who has been involved in every major nuclear disarmament talk of the U.S. in the past 50 years, same goes for Ambassador James Goodby, Stanford Physicist, Sidney Drell, Dr. Jonathan Granoff and others. 

2) The Environmental Network Cooperation Circle: meets also every month via conference call. We have about 20 members around the world and will hold our second annual retreat at the end of this month. We are about to launch our third Environmental Seed Grant Cycle. Someday we hope to have enough money to hire a full time environmental staff person. 

We are glad to be part of the Multiregion although we are not active in its meetings. Just too little time to invest in a big way. 

Hope this helps.  
 
Love, +Bill 

Cooperation Circles Involved

Environmental Network Cooperation Circle (ENCC)

"We envision a just and joyful Earth community and we are committed to realizing a world where people of all faiths will live in harmony and equality. Our purpose is to create wise environmental grassroots and global partnerships to aggregate, amplify, and catalyze moral imperatives among all traditions to live in sacred relationship with the natural environment and the community of life. To accomplish this, we will develop and implement programs and activities wherein participants will experience communion with all life and unity within the diversity of the world's religious faiths, spiritual expressions, and indigenous tradition."