world wide education initiative
As members of a global society each one of us arrives to the questions of how best can we contribute to creating not only a world without war, but also a world where we live in profound peace, in truth and trust, and intelligent compassion towards all beings that live on earth.
In the present world situation these questions have never been more timely or urgent than now. Everyday we are given numerous examples of how the world is no longer able to sustain the methods of living, thinking and acting that we, as human beings, have become so accustomed to.
The aim of the Global Campus is to provide a significant contribution to developing knowledge and experience that can actively answer those questions. Drawing on contemporary expertise in all-encompassing and sustainable themes the Global Campus offers a globally reaching education program that is relevant not only to our present situation, but most importantly, to our peaceful future. One part of its vision is that the Global Campus will affect and contribute to a major shift in the knowledge and experiential structures of humanity.
The Global Campus is unique because the education programs are based within intentional models of social living – actively developing social models which aim to create inclusive, all-encompassing and nonviolent forms of living. These models are being created around the world and will provide profound education in all areas of life: community knowledge, sustainable technologies, permaculture, conflict resolution, water, peaceful dialogue, and spiritual praxis. Particular focus is given to developing peaceful relations between the genders.
The Global Campus was initiated in 2006 by Sabine Lichtenfels, the co-founder of its first base camp – the peace research centre Tamera. With approximately 200 international students attending education and training in Tamera annually, Tamera also supports education programs and training in Colombia (San Jose de Apartado), Palestine (The Holy Land Trust), Brazil (Favela da Paz), United States, Mexico, Switzerland (Schweibenalp – Center of Unity), Germany (Peace Research Village Association), Israel (EcoME).
Global Campus 2014
Global Campus Calendar!
Starting with Gratitude for 2013 Global Education Time
The Global Campus 2014 Calendar is still available, on sale for 18 Euros*!
Pilgrims and peace workers in training have returned from the 2013 Education time at five peace projects – ‘base-stations’ of the Global Campus -around the world. We give thanks to the great Global Campus education time of 2013! Big gratitude to all who supported the Global Campus in 2013 with money, spirit and action. It has been an exciting time, and the stories and learnings that come back are rich and powerful. We have been touched by the situations surrounding the projects, and we have come into a deeper understanding of the complexity of the transformation work of our times on a global scale. We entered in a humble way as witnesses to perceive and develop a deeper and more truthful contact with each community project for an ever effective and sustainable cooperation.
The Global Campus will continue its work in 2014 to support projects that are points of inspiration and education in this time of transformation.
The calendar contains images and insights from the 2013 Global Campus Education time, in english and portuguese. May this abundant harvest serve as inspiration throughout the year. Proceeds from the sales will support the home base of the Global Campus, Tamera. Your purchase or any additional gift is a great contribution to the project's continuation. The calendar is already available for 2015! Please specify in advance if you would like to purchase a 2015 calendar.
We are currently completing a 2013 report including reflections from each base station that will be posted here soon.
May this year be full of engagement and commitment for our home – planet Earth.
To buy one or more calendars, please contact us globalcampus(at)tamera.org
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Participants of the 2013 Global Campus gatherings in the World!