Robert Muller (11 March 1923 -20 Sept. 2010) The U.N. Networker.

Decide to Network  use every letter you write;  every conversation you have;  every meeting you attend to express your fundamental beliefs and dreams;  affirm to others the vision of the world you want.  In a world of big powers, big media and
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Albert Camus : Stoic Humanist and World Citizen.

By Rene Wadlow. Albert Camus (1913-1960) would have been 10  in November 2013,  had he lived beyond the car crash,  which took his life in 1960 as he and another editor from the Paris publishing house, Gallimard;  were driving too fast from
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The Spiritual and Socialist Start of International Women’s Day

8 March is the International Day of Women;  and thus a time to highlight the specific role of women in local, national and world society. International Women’s Day was first proposed by Clara Zetkin (1857-1933) at the Second International Conference of Socialist
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Raimon Panikkar: Myths as a bridge between cultures

“Cultural Disarmament” Raimon Panikkar (1918-2010) active in the movement for world citizenship was an Indian, Roman Catholic theologian, well versed in Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Western philosophical thought. He proposed the need for “cultural disarmament” (1) Cultural disarmament entails a criticism of
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Arthur Waley: Ways of Thought in Ancient China

Arthur Waley (1889-1966)  was an important cultural bridge-builder between China and the West.  He was a translator of Chinese and Japanese poetry and philosophical texts, especially the Taoist classic Tao Te Ching attributed to Lao Tsu.  At a time when there are increased political,
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Arnaud Desjardins: Cultural Bridge-builder and World Citizen

Arnaud Desjardins (1925-2011) was a leading figure in introducing the broader French public to the philosophies and religious practices of Asia. His films devoted to Tibetan Buddhist leaders, Indian religious teachers, Japanese Zen philosophers, and Afghan Sufis were widely shown on French
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Lord Boyd Orr: A World Citizen’s Focus on Food

There can be no peace in the world;  so long as a large proportion of the population lack;  the necessities of life and believe that a change of the politicl and economic system will make them available. World peace must be based
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Langston Hughes (1 Feb 1902 – 22 May 1967) A People’s Poet

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was an African-American poet;  through Negro was the term at the time;  and many of Hughes’ poems have Negro in the title
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Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) Urbanization and an Organic View of the City

There is a sense of great opportunity and hope that a new world can be built in which social and economic progress; environmental protection and better standards of living can be realized through global solidarity and cooperation.  Nowhere can these goals be
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