As of October, 2016, the Readership list has been deactivated.
The idea was to enlist a few organizations and that would set the stage for a take-off of the project. Pretty uniformly, tho, existing organizations are stretched to their limit and cannot spend real time on a project that is neither a sure thing nor safely under the control of the organization. It is amazing that we did get a dozen or so small groups to give it a go. Truth is, though, that participation was nominal.
The software continues to improve. We now can handle communities as well as geographic levels and breakout by gender and age. Within the next two or three months participants will be able to build bottom up networks of communities. Now, instead of this or that organization, I will be looking on a global scale for people who consider themselves part of the global interfaith network, or the global peace network and so forth, very much including the global women’s movement and the global indigenous people’s movement. But they will be participating in these communities as individuals first and only secondarily as members of local organizations.
Now, instead of local-to-global, we are going to try a global-to-local approach. In the best case we will get something going that will be useful to and taken up by the U.N.
Listed organizations agreed to read a recent Voices of Humanity – Order Out of Chaos winner at local meetings. See the recent winning messages here: March 8, 2016. We are seeking to list at least 20 local groups for each of twelve targeted global categories by the end of summer, 2016.
The targeted categories are: Climate Change * Gender Equality * Disadvantaged Minorities * Human Rights * Indigenous people * Interfaith Cooperation * Nuclear Disarmament * Peace * Refugees * UN Goals * Veterans * Youth.
Make history with Voices of Humanity! It is easy to add *your* voice at voh.intermix.org. Just sign up and add a message in the forum there. If you are a member of a local group, ask the group to let you read one of the Voices of Humanity messages at a meeting. After you have read the message, then ask if we can list your group on this page. The author of the overall top rated Voices of Humanity – Order Out of Chaos message each month may designate any group listed in this Readership List to receive USD 200 as a donation.
List as of October, 2016 – thanks to all who joined!
Collective Communication, Inc. – #gender_equality, #peace
Hope in Life Foundation – #gender_equality, #interfaith
Muncie Interfaith Fellowship – #interfaith
UNA San Francisco Women’s Committee – #gender_equality
UNA-USA Midpeninsula Chapter – #UNA, #UNgoals, #gender_equality
UNA-USA Sacramento Chapter – #UNA, #UNgoals
UNA-USA Silicon Valley Chapter – #UNA, #UNgoals
Unitarian Universalist UN Office San Francisco – #UNgoals
Unity and Diversity World Council – #peace, #interfaith, #UN goals