The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) hosted a seminar on Education for the 21st Century: Challenges, Moral Dangers, and Innovation from 10 am until noon, at the Bay Area Family Church, and later that evening The Alameda County Committee of Restoration (ACCOR) held a graduation ceremony for graduates of its 10-week course on the US Bill of Rights, in the home of Michael and Monika Kellett. Dr. Kaufmann offered the Keynote address in the morning seminar and graduation congratulatory remarks and speech content in the evening ceremony.
This particular gathering focuses on media, perhaps as in part responsible for our current shameful ugliness, as well as on ways media might contribute toward needed healing. My first premise is that our world is full of noble, courageous, journalists ready to give their lives to honor truth-telling for the sake of a better world. Although I admire honorable journalists and am grateful for the indispensable service they offer, I myself try to avoid them and have as little to do with them as possible.
On October 14, 2023, forty regional political and activist leaders gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North, Ashburn, Virginia for The Settlement Project Conference, “Cultural Transformation and the Race to 2024,” cosponsored with FreedomWorks, Heritage Action and Affirm America.
The exceptional success of this conference titled: Asian American Values and the Threat to Families and Healthy Education, continues the urgent efforts of The Settlement Project to effectively serve families and communities in regions throughout America.
There are now two active, world-level wars cursing our planet, the Russia-Ukraine War, and the Israel-Hamas War. These are happening during a period in which the perennial symbol for the harmonization of international differences, the United States of America has sunk into unimaginable internal strife in which the US government is holding political prisoners, and efforts are being made to imprison opposition party political candidates. Imprisoning political opposition is the characteristic of primitive, unstable dictatorships.
Human beings have two parts to our makeup, our spiritual side and our physical side. There are a great many inclined to deny human spirituality because it is not easily measured by the tools by which material reality is measured and tested.
A workingman’s guide to assessing what’s going on around us.
The nature of reality is hierarchical and manifests strength, power, and size as elements by which a functioning and harmonious cosmosphere.
Enacting change doesn’t require a majority but a vocal and active minority devoted to the mission that’s at hand.
The problem with addictions is that they eventually erase the adequate functioning of conscience in the host bodies they inhabit and ultimately control.
A clear marker in this descent to becoming subhuman is the juncture at which the sanctity of human life is rejected in favor of satiating the blinding demands of an addiction.
We are living through a time of extreme uncertainty, instability, and insecurity.
There are two forces driving this.
One is the blinding speed of technology.
In itself, this should be positive. It is progress. But as pointed out by those who know the matter best, it also carries great threats. According to many, tech such as AI even threatens our very existence.