Global Oneness Project Raises Social Consciousness

The dominance of social networks, such as Facebook, My Space and others, shows our affinity to connect with one another. In many ways, volunteer travel abroad is about connection. So when we came across the Global Oneness Project, their mission to raise awareness of this thing called interconnectedness intrigued us.

Global Oneness Project is a special project of Kalliopeia Foundation that explores “how the radically simple notion of interconnectedness can be lived in our increasingly complex world.” It is an extensive online library of short films and interviews compiled from stories around the globe of creative and courageous people who base their lives and work on the understanding that we bear great responsibility for each other and our shared world. This living library of films is available for free from their website and on DVD.

Global Oneness Project

What is the Foundation’s interest in oneness? “We have seen again and again through our film subjects that when people shift their focus away from personal fulfillment towards the needs of the community – be it local or global – innovative and life-sustaining solutions are born. We see this potential reflected all around us, and we hope to encourage others to recognize and participate in this emerging awareness so we can work together to help create a world that consciously reflects the values of oneness: freedom, compassion, abundance, and respect for all life.”

By showing the diverse ways interconnectedness is expressed — in the fields of sustainability, conflict resolution, spirituality, art, economics, indigenous culture, and social justice — the hope is that you will be inspired to create solutions to personal and community challenges from your own lived understanding of oneness.

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