A passion for peace has been Dan's focus for decades. He has a genuine interest in people, has used that interest to work for reconciliation across countless religious, racial, and financial boundaries, and has done so in many practical ways. Dan has the ability to work with almost any situation and group of people, whether those people are prison inmates, members of street gangs, churches or synagogues or mosques---or elected public servants in Congress and the White House.
Though Dan has served as an ordained minister who was exceptionally well-respected by his congregation, he is most comfortable with real-life interactions and works with people across all denominational barriers. In founding a large prison ministry, in working with government representatives to bring aid to Africa, in effectively working with gang members, and traveling to the front lines of a war zone, Dan has continued to effectively relate and interact with all he meets.
The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect.
We are a local non-profit, non-governmental organization, based in Faisalabad, the third largest city in Pakistan. Almost two million people live here and in the surrounding villages. Most of us are very poor and undernourished. We help people in the poorest areas. Our target is women and children. They are the best hope against terrorism, the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, which are devastating our country.
We believe that by educating our children in the ways of peace and empowering our women as equal citizens we can defeat the evil in our land and bring this besieged part of Pakistan into the worldwide community of cooperating people.
Andrew Benson Greene has 10+ years experience in the non-profit sector, youth and children in wars as well as the issue of child soldiers.Andrew has been a well-known speaker at several world class events such as the Cable and wireless Childnet Awards ceremony at the Science Museum in London 2003, World Summit on Information Society in Geneva 2003, The Hague International Model United Nations conference Netherlands 2004, International Coorporation days hosted by CIDA in Ottawa 2004, The Building a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World in Washington DC, 2005, African Now Untold Stories Conference 2005, The 1st World Ethics Forum for leadership and Integrity at Keble College, oxford University England 2006, and the Lecture series Children of the Crossfire, Kenyon College Ohio 2007.
...Discover Oasis in Maine...
Deep in the heart of Maine, the almost unknown little town of Otisfield just North of Portland, is transformed into an oasis, into a paradise of woods, water, and hills, that opens its arms to youths from the most explosive areas of the world.
For a short time Otisfield becomes home to hundreds of young leaders, young adults from the most violent sectors of the world. Israeli Youths play soccar with their Palestinian counterparts. Young Indians canoe with their Pakistani nieighbors. Teens caught in the crossroads of decades of hostilities are brought together, to work together, to play together and to search for answers together. South East Asian youth that have seen decades of war, Egyptian, Afaghan, Sudanese youth leaders come together with the American youth to break through cultures of explosive rage and violence, years of animosity and fighting, days of skirmishes and bloodbaths to seek resolution and develop relationships.
Young Adults taught a language of harted, now for the first time see thier enemies up close, eyeball to eyeball, sharring breakfast, lunch, a marshmellow roast over a campfire, in competition, not with guns and mortar, but with racing, playing, running, laughing, and most of all a deep lesson that so many of us have to yet learn, that this planet has to be sharred with those that do not share the same religion, the same nationality, the same race, the same culture and the same politics.
This small insignificant town in Maine, plays perhaps the most significant role in Global Relatioships. While the Halls of Parliments, and Congresses around the world endlessly debate politics and economics these youth are learning it where it counts and how it counts.
Global Peace Partners seeks every avenue to facilitate Healing Relationships. Our Native Communities have suffered for generations so we Join Fidel Morino In an effort to bring healing to all, 3HO International invities you to participate in a worldwide effort for peace on September 21st.