The imaginal cells of a culture of peace are effervescing all over the world, and the human social organization is metamorphosing -- as it must.
The culture of peace is evolving as a bottom-up, community-based organizational form. Not even bottom-up, actually – there is no “up”; more of a horizontal, egalitarian system. The top-down nation-state system we have had for the past 500 years or so is breaking down in so many ways and being replaced by a system of local, resilient, adaptive communities networked globally with other local, resilient, adaptive communities. The Green Phoenix Congress is synergistically helping build that network.
See the quoted excerpt below and the Green Phoenix website.
GREEN PHOENIX is a platform for exchange of knowledge and experience among communities, networks and individuals. With the help of experts and representatives of projects, communities we work on models and initiatives for a culture of peace. They are based on a system change and on coherence between the four working areas of Ecology, Economy, Living Together and Spiritual Consciousness.
The GREEN PHOENIX CONGRESS 2011 was a huge success. There were many communities, networks and experts who completed each other for the benefit of all. The blend of expertise on a high level and cultural intimacy led to precious and sustainable experiences. We wish to continue this conference and move on to the next level. Again we will invite communities and experts to the conference so that there can be a fruitful exchange and we would like you to take the next step together with us.
GREEN PHOENIX CONGRESS 2012 will be a 5-day congress from 24 to 28 October 2012. It continues to be open to the public, but it is mainly focused on the cooperation and learning between communities, networks and experts. This year, besides some new experts on the four areas and back up for our regional work from 2011, we will invite representatives from four different community types: rural, urban, virtual communities and communities from crisis areas.
In addition, we will invite the following communities and more to present themselves:
- Damanhur (Italy)
- Tamera (Portugal)
- Schweibenalp (Switzerland)
- Findhorn, Scotland (UK)
- Lilleoru (Estonia)
- Krishna Valley (Hungary)
- Tempelhof (Germany)
- Heilhaus Kassel (Germany)
- Transition Town urban initiative Basel (Switzerland)
Communities in crisis areas
- Otepic (Kenya)
- Peace Research Village Association - Middle East (Israel)
- Peace Community San Jose (Colombia)
- Favela da paz, Sao Paolo (Brasil)
You may obtain additional information from the Green Phoenix website and Facebook page.