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Stefan Pasti

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New Critical Challenge Research and Solutions document from the Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative
Nov 26, 2013

New from the Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative (Nov. 2013):


“Invitation Package for Possible Board of Advisors (at www.cpcsc.info )” (589 p.; 3.66 MB)

(Note: This “Invitation Package” document is open to all, and accessible for free.]


Additional Supporting Documents (most of which are included in the “Invitation Package” document):

1 page introduction
5 page introduction to the “Invitation Package” document
20 page Introduction
1 page short version Table of Contents
27 page long version Table of Contents

All of the above documents are accessible at http://cpcsc.info/invitation-package/ .


The “Invitation Package” document is a compilation of observations from a wide range of vantage points, which provides both a “big picture” assessment of the critical point we are at, and more than enough evidence that we have the resources to overcome the challenges of our times. Never before in the history of life on planet Earth has there been so many opportunities for redemption.

This 589 page document is an invitation to the 272 people listed in Section III “List of People Being Formally Invited to Join CPCS Initiative Board of Advisors”—and to citizens from every variety of circumstances who might read this—

to help create, become involved, contribute to, and participate in

a) one or more of the thousands of Community Visioning Initiatives (or some similar stakeholder engagement/collaborative problem solving process designed to maximize citizen participation) needed to overcome the challenges of our times

b) clearinghouse websites for both Community Visioning Initiatives (or community wide collaborative problem solving/stakeholder engagement processes) and Community Teaching and Learning Centers (Neighborhood Learning Centers).

and to

c) find what inspiration you can from this resource, and use it to make a positive contribution somewhere. No association of societies ever on planet Earth has had to resolve the kind of challenges the next few generations of people will have to resolve. We are going to need all the resources, knowledge, and skills each one of us has, and we are going to need to make the best efforts we can at working together, if we are going to succeed at resolving the challenges ahead of us. If there are readers who have not yet been invited to become a part of the unprecedented effort that is needed, such readers are in every way encouraged to consider this document as their invitation.

We have the resources to overcome the challenges of our times.

Many hands make much work light.



One of the most persistent ironies in life is that with so many opportunities to provide real assistance to fellow human beings—and with the potential for such assistance to result in happiness “to those who extend help as well as to those who receive it”—there are still many, many people in this world who cannot find a “way to earn a living” providing such assistance. We have the resources necessary to remedy this irony. Will we choose to do so--at this critical point in the evolution of life on planet Earth?



The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative advocates for a combination of preliminary surveys to 150 local leaders (as preparation for Community Visioning Initiatives), time-intensive Community Visioning Initiatives supported by many “Community Teaching and Learning Centers” (offering workshops suggested by the preliminary surveys), and “sister community” relationships as a starting point for accelerating solution-oriented activity, and creating more “close-knit” communities…communities with a healthy appreciation for each others strengths, communities with a well-developed capacity to resolve even the most difficult challenges—and communities which demonstrate a high level of compassion for their fellow human beings.

Este mensaje fue editado el: 2013-12-18 at 02:10 PM by: Stefan Pasti

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