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Charles, fascinating to read about you and VanGo Media!

Looking forward to utilizing your services and realizing fullest mutual Production Potentials

in

Jan 5, 2020 @ 01:36pm

JRJ, extremely impressed with your breadth, depth and echelon of clientele and their reviewers of your events PR for them.

And your fluency of gifted music industry artists!

Looking forward to discovering more and mutually rewarding collaboration,

in

Jan 5, 2020 @ 01:32pm

Working with the Staff at One World Blue has been very enjoyable and professional. Through the entire process they had me involved. They pay close attention to detail and they offer suggestions and recommendations and have been very easy to work with. I am looking forward to utilizing these tools provided to grow my business of James Jenson Photography. Sincerely James Jenson

in

Dec 18, 2019 @ 01:46pm

"It was wonderful working with Baila Pirchesky on my personal interview and The One World Blue Team on the creation of my spotlight for Leah Spa. It came out so beautiful! I am looking forward to using this as a media tool to market my business and attract more clients from it in the future! Thank you One World Blue Media!" Leah Brown - Leah Spa

in

Dec 18, 2019 @ 12:19pm

Hello dear well done am David from Uganda can I get get any free camera which is your not using for my music video production thanks

in

Dec 12, 2019 @ 10:05am

PS Good USGBC Site Search terms for you would be "Optimize Your LEED Credits - window film" and/or "EPA ENERGY STAR® rating of at least 60 - window film"!

in

Dec 6, 2019 @ 01:02pm

Hi Dustin, grateful to send this clarification on the above. USGBC LEEDS website is back up. I sent One World Blue an intriguing USGBC Tour for you through unique Tint adjusting design and the Site has many resources to complement SUPERTINT's specific strengths of service and clientele needs! Please feel free to ask me anything; best!

in

Dec 6, 2019 @ 01:01pm

Excellent to see and hear you here on One World Blue Cantor Roth; as a fellow Ba'al Tefillah and Cantorial Soloist who has worked and led in several Synagogues in the US, Israel and Costa Rica, I'm grateful to hear your robust and lucid voice and style; looking forward to hearing more and having chances to meet you in Denver, perhaps through One World Blue. My best,
Ira soundcloud.com/iracaplan

in

Nov 27, 2019 @ 03:03pm

Fascinating to know of Tempa Lama's Spotlight here and of his advisory role in One World Blue's development and Vision.

in

Nov 27, 2019 @ 02:58pm

Excellent hats and shirts; where are these available? Can you please post the link?

in

Nov 27, 2019 @ 02:48pm

Quite some Teachers in the stream of photos here!

in

Nov 27, 2019 @ 02:47pm

This is one of the most streamlined, inspiring and informative Spotlights I've seen. Saturated with rich historical detail yet succinct and filled with guiding imagery and convergent knowledge. Thank you!

in

Nov 27, 2019 @ 02:45pm

One World Blue Media has shown a natural affinity for my musical development, environmental influences and sustainability themes. I always felt my songs and the stories within them could springboard worthwhile advances in recycling initiatives at local, state and national levels.

Now I find many of my disparate efforts over the years in ocean recycling and education vis-a-vis sustainable products swiftly made cohesive among many companies, organizations and communities, from Pgh to Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles, Uganda, Rwanda and Jerusalem, Israel.

One World Blue Media could well be the greatest ally I've found for the kind of sustainable life qualities I cherish for myself, my community, for major brands I respect and for societies in many int'l locations.

in

Nov 27, 2019 @ 01:52pm

Thank you Ira for reading and experiencing this Spotlight. Getting to the Space of the Nothingness between our Thoughts brings One true Clarity and the Rising of Spontaneous Healing from our Creator.

in

Nov 25, 2019 @ 06:39pm

Would welcome hearing your thoughts on becoming more photogenic as a Live Performer, even though it is outside your expertise!

in

Nov 25, 2019 @ 05:02pm

Stunning colors, depth of contrast, depth of textures, unique angles to invite audiences into "new worlds" of their own edifices, ecosystems and qualities - love it!

in

Nov 25, 2019 @ 05:01pm

Love your stuff Wendy! Thank you for supporting One World Blue LLC!

in

Nov 25, 2019 @ 03:57pm

Curious if SuperTint may help qualify buildings for LEEDS Certifications; I see this has become feasible in the last year or so. More details here or feel free to ask for my help!
1-800-795-1747 info@usgbc.org
© 2019 US Green Building Council

in

Nov 25, 2019 @ 03:56pm

"...window film can create a decorative look, enhance visual appearance, improve security, and reduce fading, heating and cooling costs. " I admire businesses that provide real service combined with spinoff benefits, environmental, financial, logistic, safety... SUPERTINT
is a fine example!

in

Nov 25, 2019 @ 03:51pm

Fascinating to think that a local winery is supplying fine US selections to China and Japan! I have a specific Japan based recommendation for you. Please pm me or contact me through One World Blue. Much success!

in

Nov 24, 2019 @ 11:48am

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Nov 6, 2019 @ 01:20pm

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National Children's Day
June 14, 2020

National Children & Youth Week of Action, Washington, DC
June 14-June 20, 2020

National Children & Youth March, Washington, DC
June 20, 2020

Oct 12, 2018 @ 01:23pm

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday 10/13
Muddy Creek Cafe, Sparta, NC 730-10

Sunday 10/21
Salvage Station, Asheville, NC "Rebuild the Village Music Festival"
5-630 Tin Can Stage
Friday 11/2
Laconia Ale Works, Sparta, NC 7-10
Friday 12/14
Laconia Ale Works, Sparta, NC 7-10

Oct 12, 2018 @ 01:22pm

Fine folks of Sparta and the surrounding areas. Bill and Shana have given me the green light to start a little early on Saturday night to squeeze in some more tunes. Hope to see yall out there!!!

Oct 5, 2018 @ 05:15pm

One World Blue wishes Attila Domos great success this weekend as he is on a mission (October 6th and 7th), to once and for all OFFICIALLY break the handcycling world record of 403.8 miles traveled in 24 hours!! GO ATTILA!!! "NEVER BE AFRAID TO CHASE YOUR DREAMS - Lets do Something Amazing" Attila Domos Musician/Athlete/Writer/Entrepreneur. www.attiladomos.com. Check out Attila's Campaign Page Here on One World Blue

Oct 5, 2018 @ 05:10pm

One World Blue Promotes WIZDOM REGGAE!! This Sunday October 7th Taco Regae Jam 2- 6 pm Bella Terra Vinyards, Hunker PA. COME FEEL THE ISLAND VIBE!!!

May 18, 2018 @ 03:06pm

Hey folks I'll be debuting a few new songs this evening on WKSK's "Live After 5" segment out of West Jefferson, NC. The show will be streamed live here: http://580wksk.com

Hope yall can tune in!

William #RAWK #williammasseymusic

Apr 29, 2018 @ 04:03pm

Hey folks check out my updated Spotlight page for a brand spankin new song! Hope yall enjoy!

William

Mar 15, 2018 @ 07:05am

"The Best Is Yet To Come"
The Best is Yet to Come is Progressive New Faith Fellowship Baptist Church book. With Overseer Davis and many of the outreach ministries as well as the look inside of our church and church family.
The book is on sale for $140.00 it has 132 pages of full color. Please order your book now and click fund to pay. Remember we are all trying to make a difference in this world by putting God first and being able to help someone along the way. Thank you in advance.

Feb 25, 2018 @ 12:15pm

Massey will perform at Muddy Creek Music Hall on Sunday, March 4th,as part of their songwriter round, web-link: https://www.muddycreekcafeandmusichall.com

Nov 19, 2017 @ 04:10pm

Tickets will be released tomorrow for the StarQuest Finals Night at Sunny Jims right here on Blupela. $20 General Admission. $30 VIP. Stay Tuned for the Ticket release tomorrow. Seats are limited. Finals will be held at Sunny Jims on December 16th, 2017.

Nov 13, 2017 @ 08:39pm

Check out my daily video on Face Book at Online Community Church -- it's called "Convertible Conversations" and is a 4-7 minute discussion about encouraging spiritual topics!

Nov 13, 2017 @ 08:37pm

My latest novel "Convertible Conversations" will be out the end of this month. Stay tuned for more information! Paul Gray

Nov 13, 2017 @ 02:33pm

The Project Ambassador Program is now available with One World Blue. Contact our office to find out how you may benefit from this program. Ambassador brochures are also available to order thru the Blupela campaign page. Join this winning team and start making a difference in the world today!!

Jun 30, 2016 @ 12:16pm

2016 Summer Program: Saturday July 2

We will meet from 6-8PM to print prayer flags. Youth Sangha coordinator Bonnie Weiss will guide the children in meditation, chanting and stories in addition to the block printing. We will also have a potluck for snacks, so please bring something small to share (NO NUTS PLEASE). Tempa Lama will be away traveling.

Jun 20, 2016 @ 06:07pm

Stand together to condemn hate and violence! Join us for an evening of solidarity with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community in response to the tragedy in Orlando. Hear from leaders in the LGBT community, Jewish community, Muslim community, and others.

Jewish Community Center, Squirrel Hill

Levinson Hall

Thursday, June 23

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Registration not required

We are pleased share another opportunity to support the LGBT community as well:

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

12:45 pm

Samuel & Minnie Hyman Ballroom

Congregation Beth Shalom

A Conversation with Evan Wolfson,

Director of Freedom to Marry

Mr. Wolfson is a Pittsburgh native and graduate of Alderdice High School.

Shiur sponsored by:

Beth Shalom’s Adult Education Committee

This is a free event! Call 412.421.2288 x114 for more information.

Apr 13, 2016 @ 01:01pm

For Kids of all ages come and enjoy 'Get Out and Draw' a journey into the imagination with the Super Hero of Fun, Mr. Buckethead. Event Date: May 28, 2016. Where: Dormont Library, 2950 West Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. When: 1 pm to 4 pm

Mar 12, 2016 @ 05:56pm

For Kids of all ages come and enjoy 'Get Out and Draw' a journey into the imagination with the Super Hero of Fun, Mr. Buckethead. Event Date: May 28th, 2016 Where: Dormont Library, 2950 West Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. When: 1 pm to 4 pm

Feb 1, 2016 @ 12:41pm

Join us for our monthly Pittsburgh Sportsline TV show at the Hollywood Lanes (2961 West Liberty Ave. Dormont, Tonight, Monday night February 1st, from 7:30-8:30 pm. They are more than a bowling alley! This great venue owned by Jeffrey Parke is a multifaceted entertainment facility offering our Pittsburgh community a wide range of activities including: bowling, darts, live music, our sports talk TV show and much more!!! There will be food, drink and bowling specials during our show! NO COVER!

Jan 11, 2016 @ 03:45pm

Don't miss our First Atrias PNC Park Pittsburgh Sportsline TV show of 2016!!! We start filming at 7:30 PM tonight January 11, for our 60 minute TV show for our BPTV studio!

My co host Smokin' Jim Frazier and Allen Levine "The Talking Machine" are honored to be back. Enjoy great food, drinks, service, TV Sports talk entertainment, great guests and much more.

Ask about Valet parking and there is also FREE on street parking after 6 pm too!

Try "The Talking Machine" BIG MOUTH BURGER" (My favorite ;)) We are on VERIZON TV channel 32 everywhere in the Greater Pittsburgh area Tuesday-Saturday 7-8 PM. ONLY COMCAST 7 in Bethel Park

Jan 8, 2016 @ 05:49am

Friday January 8, 7-8:15pm: Introductory evening talk
Saturday January 9, 9:30am-5pm and Sunday January 10, 10am-1pm
Olmo Ling Bon Center and Institute, 1101 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Many of you requested that we offer a retreat on the ancient and powerful Bon Chod practice ‘Laughter of the Dakinis’ which is part of the weekly Saturday morning practice at Olmo Ling. We are happy to be able to respond to this request! The Chod practice ‘Laughter of the Dakinis’ features a hauntingly beautiful melody that is chanted and accompanied by the Tibetan hand-drum (Damaru) and bell, together with visualization. Please join us to learn this unique practice, and join us thereafter at the weekly Saturday morning meditation.

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*Healing

Sun Conflict Solutions

Anjali Soi
SUN CONFLICT SOLUTIONS
Compassion. Creativity. Collaboration. Bringing Clarity to Conflict.
Business and Employment Mediation
Conflicts in the workplace and in business can produce an incredible amount of stress and tension impacting well-being, health and peace of mind. By facilitating effective communication, the key to resolution, many problems can be resolved. Conflicts in the workplace and in business can produce an incredible amount of stress and tension impacting well-being, health and peace of mind. By facilitating effective communication, the key to resolution, many problems can be resolved including:
Elder Mediation
Decision-making around how to care for older adults can be complicated and conflicts during the course of an elder’s care can make both the elder and adults involved feel overwhelmed, confused and vulnerable. Fortunately, mediation provides an avenue towards clarity, self-empowerment and consideration of options and resources for everyone involved.
The following issues can be addressed:
Autonomy and self-determination
Everyone can find mediation to be a more constructive avenue in solving disagreements. Attorneys, medical professionals, social workers, residence staff, relatives and children, spiritual care givers and friends can all find resolution and satisfaction with the help of a mediator.
Family and Divorce Mediation
The issues resolved in family mediation include:
Virtually anything can be discussed and desires can be expressed and assimilated into the final agreement as opposed to the divorce litigation process, where courts only have a handful of outcomes that can be granted. Litigation is also incredibly taxing and stressful on families as well as expensive and time consuming. Divorce attorneys may also have trouble getting past contentious issues in the process because they are not practiced in the art of negotiation and compromise. Family mediators can help at any time, even before the divorce process starts.
Mediation involves having constructive conversations about issues, both legal and nonlegal, that have not reached an agreement. It allows everyone the opportunity to voice their grievances and desires in a safe and impartial atmosphere and the freedom to express ideas for solutions that can be a part of the final agreement.
You control the process while the mediator acts as a guide, helping everyone move past moments that are stuck or in crisis. Mediation resolves problems and concerns in a way that is less worrisome and stressful while also saving money and time.
Anjali believes in understanding people and situations holistically and brings valuable lessons in balance and harmony to her work as a mediator and facilitator. She is also a counseling astrologer who provides life, relationship and career guidance and mediates conflicts through the lens of astrology when requested. As a lifelong learner, she is passionate about education and tutors high school students for the SAT exam.
Click here for SAT Preparation
Dance has also been her lifelong passion and is ultimately what she uses to process life and learn deeper levels of harmony. She enjoys creating and performing with local artists and together they have created highly appreciated events in the Pittsburgh community.
“The dynamics and movements in dance create harmonies, or agreements in mediation, that decrease tension and produce tranquility. As the dance unfolds, increasing levels of balance with opportunities for expression and authenticity are achieved.”
The Women’s Wellness Conference
Anjali’s hope is to empower and support you on your path to finding answers and healing. She views the natal chart as a map of your unique Life Path and her desire is to help you grasp your latent potentials and find meaning and perspective of the events and experiences in your life. She will address your concerns and questions by expanding on the dynamics and timelines shown in your chart and guiding you through any issues or additional questions you may have.
Astrology
Astro Readings
* Soul/Life Personality:
Learn about your Soul karma, life potential, personal archetypes and unique gifts and challenges.
* Annual Transits:
Understand how transits in the coming year will affect you.
* Career, Creativity and Finance:
Are you struggling with making a career change and/or confused about what creative path to follow? Understand how to best manifest your potential, passions and true happiness.
* One-on-One Coaching:
Sometimes issues come up during a consult that could use more attention and one-on-one coaching is the perfect way to work through them.
* Birth Chart for Newborn:
Learn about your little One’s Soul nature and potential (similar to Soul/Life Personality).
* Work, Family & Home:
Discuss your marriage or relationship, career, creative path and home life.
* Focus on Relationships:
Receive guidance on a relationship you are struggling with or an interpersonal situation embedded with conflict.
* Composite Relationship/Synastry:
Understand the evolutionary intentions of your current relationship and how to grow past existing confrontations or generally support each other.
* Relationship Coaching:
Issues discussed during the Composite reading can be dealt with through conflict coaching.
Evolutionary Astrology (EA) focuses on the placement of Pluto and the nodes of the moon in the chart, which show the nature of one’s unconscious Soul desires, Soul history and the evolutionary intentions that must be evolved.
The beauty of EA is that it is not prediction based but instead aims to understand the psychological and behavioral patterns as well as the archetypes in the psyche. Anjali also use Hellenistic (Greco-Roman) astrology as a predictive method to understand what points in time are the most beneficial and fortunate.
Check out Anjali's Astro-Blog
Contact
412-897-0809
asmediate@gmail.com
Pittsburgh, PA & Philadelphia, PA

Votes1 DateFeb 17, 2020

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*Healing

David Gumble

David Gumble
Prayer is very powerful. If not for prayer, I would not be where I am today.
David Gumble, of the One World Blue Network, is no stranger to adversity though he refuses ever to be defined by it. One minute before Thanksgiving, on November 25, 1992, David’s soul entered this world. He was premature and born via a turbulent Caesarean Section that David suspects is the cause of him living with Cerebral Palsy. This condition necessitates that David utilizes a wheelchair for his daily mobility. He was born as well with a visual impairment that was not discovered until well into his first year of life. It required surgery to ensure that whatever eyesight he did have would be saved.
Everything in our lives happens for a reason.
David was born with Epilepsy and suffered continuously throughout childhood with intense seizures. By the age of 5, his hip was routinely jolted from its socket, and he was in excruciating pain, prompting the doctors to recommend surgery.
I lied on the ground, and I prayed with all the strength I could muster. I prayed like my life depended on it, because it really did. The pain stopped, and when I returned to the doctors, they were shocked to see that my problem had corrected itself. This was my first very revelatory encounter with God, and showed me the power of prayer and connecting to the Almighty.
By the age of 9, David's parents had split up, and six months from that point, the house that he and his mother called home burned entirely to the ground. Miraculously, no one was home, but the house and all therein was destroyed.
"As my mother cried, I had a strong realization that I could be very thankful that we were all still here and safe, and that all we had truly lost was just stuff. Additionally, the house was not adequate for us, and I looked forward to the new possibilities with a positive resolve.."
This positive resolve has continuously lifted David through odds that the vast majority of us would find insurmountable. At the age of 10, David underwent surgery to lengthen the tendons in his legs. This operation was undertaken with the intention that David would be able to walk from its success. He remembers waking up in agonizing pain mid-operation, as they had not administered the proper amount of anesthesia. The surgery was not completed, and David was stitched up as quickly and safely as possible and underwent many months of physical therapy.
"I moved toward a mindset of acceptance and gratitude for what I did have. I said to myself, "Hey, I've got all my limbs; I don't need to walk; it could be even worse." Rather than a life of endless surgeries and their possible complications, I chose to live a life of acceptance of my circumstances and the pursuit of happiness. I look for no pity; I am a human being like anyone else and deserve no pity or special treatment. I let my life experiences be my teacher and though there has been immense pain, I strive to find meaning and joy in all things."
With all that David had endured up to this point, he vividly remembers that around the age of 12 or 13, he decided that he had to pave his way. He became grounded in his principals and morals and forged his way forward, refusing to ever succumb to a victim mentality.
I was blessed with strength and an extraordinary family.
Throughout high school, David was regarded by the administration as basically an incapable person; he was considered someone who was slow, stupid, or too disabled to pursue his dreams. David faced this all with tremendous strength, courage, and determination to never allow the outside world to define him and his abilities.
In high school, I really followed my own way. I was never one to follow trends and didn’t care to be socially accepted as a measuring stick of my worth and success. I just put my head down and focused on getting through. Though I had much opposition at every turn, most rigorously from the school itself, I was blessed with a mentor and advocate in my U.S. History teacher Brian Minich. Brian believed in me like I did myself and encouraged that inner resolve in me.
David developed an intense passion for music during this time; listening to music became his escape from quite a hostile world. He was never one to delve into drugs and alcohol. He was interested in really feeling alive. Music gave him life and joy. His interest in pursuing music in some capacity was met dismissively in his sophomore year of high school, but it was a dream on which he would never give up.
In 2010, David was a senior in high school and on the verge of graduating, when he developed a cyst the size of a softball underneath his thigh. He was determined to graduate but was bedridden in a hospital. He finished his requirements from that hospital bed, and with the help and advocacy of Mr. Minich, they pushed the school to allow him to graduate on time.
The following three years would be another very trying time for me. It took that long to heal from the cyst, diagnose the underlying issue, and successfully treat it. It was determined that I had inverse acne, a skin irritation that develops underneath the skin, not on the surface. For one of those years, I was completely bedridden. My family took total care of me, and I truly did not leave the bed for anything. My inner will was never crushed, but it was certainly tried. Prayer is truly powerful.
In 2015, David remembered another direct encounter with the Divine. Still deeply enamored with music, David made and still maintains a close personal friendship with a band called, “The Chesapeake Sons,” whom he has seen at least 40 or 50 times to date. While attending a show and caught up in the ecstasy of the music, he heard his soul speaking to him.
I had been pondering the idea of pursuing music production and recording but struggled with hesitation and some self-doubt. Lost in the music that night in 2015, it was like angels came to me and said, “David, go do this, you can do this; you are ready.” It was an incredibly powerful evening, and the following year I enrolled in the Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts in Phoenix, Maryland.
David's experience in college was the complete opposite of his high school years. He was immersed in learning what he loved, and all in a nurturing environment with supportive teachers and peers.
David graduated in 2017, with a degree in audio engineering, a dream he actualized against all the odds.
David has never let others define him or limit his abilities, and despite all he’s been through he’s never allowed himself to fall into despair. David is truly an ambassador of goodness, kindness, strength, and conviction.
In late 2019, he joined the One World Blue Network at https://www.blupela.com as a Project Sales Leader. The world is a brighter place because of David Gumble’s refusal to let the world define him, and his insistence that it becomes the world it was created to be.

Votes4 DateFeb 11, 2020

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*Teachers

How the Rainbow Got Its Stripes

Leibel Estrin
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Len Estrin January 20, 2020
len.estrin@gmail.com
Writer/retired prison chaplain collaborates with death row inmate on a children’s book for the times.
Almost everyone knows the story of Noah’s Ark, and how Noah saved two of every animal from the Great Flood. In How the Rainbow got its Stripes, Noah protects his pets, as well. To thank Noah for saving their lives, they look for rules to help everyone live in peace after the Flood.
Eventually, they find seven basic laws which form the basis for the seven colors and stripes of the rainbow.
The story was created by writer and retired chaplain Len Estrin, who previously visited several PA correctional facilities for the Aleph Institute, Northeast Region.
“Today’s society is torn by strife,” Estrin said. “My book emphases the values we have in common; rather than the opinions that drive us apart.”
Estrin could have picked any illustrator, why did he choose one on death row? “I asked several artists, but none worked out. An inmate suggested Kevin Marinelli to show how people with vastly different backgrounds could unite for a better world.”
Mr. Marinelli was convicted of a murder that occurred during a 1994 robbery. His sentence is currently under appeal. How the Rainbow Got its Stripes represents Marinelli’s first effort as an illustrator. (A self-taught artist, his drawing of former U.S. President Barack Obama accompanies this release.)
Says Mr. Marinelli, “The project was very rewarding and I feel a great sense of accomplishment. I'd love for some kid to see my illustrations and realize no matter where you are, no matter how far gone you feel you are, there's always hope for a better life, to be a better person and to do something positive with yourself.”
Mr. Estrin echoes Mr. Marinelli’s opinion. “These seven laws can help hit the reset button on society by stressing the moral foundation we all have in common. Even the U.S. Congress has recognized their importance.”
In 1991, the 102nd Congress passed Joint Resolution 104 which declared “ethical values and principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization, when they were known as the Seven Noahide Laws.”
( https://www.congress.gov/bill/102nd-congress/house-joint-resolution/104/text/enr )
According to Mr. Estrin, the laws of Noah apply to Jews and Gentiles alike, and should not interfere with personal religious practice. Rather, he claims, the laws enhance it. “The laws help people live peaceful and happy lives. For that reason, How the Rainbow Got its Stripes is a fable for our times.”
How the Rainbow Got its Stripes is available on Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/How-Rainbow-Got-Its-Stripes/dp/1081516208

Votes1 DateFeb 5, 2020

What would you do to heal or change the world?

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Working along side One World Blue Media we hope to use our music to spread joy to everyone across the land and beyond!

Static in the AtticFeb 17, 2020 @ 01:24pmMore

I’d like to give all school children the opportunity and hopefully passion for yoga, gardening and cycling. Bicycles, vegetable gardens and yoga / meditation could make a healthier planet for healthier children.

KristinJan 23, 2020 @ 03:38pmMore

I wish to live in a world where everyone is treated as an equal human being and there are no forms of judgment placed upon anyone where we exhibit peace and patience instead of war And conflict with one another my personal goal Is to positively impact as many people in my life as I can

David GumbleJan 20, 2020 @ 04:20pmMore

If I could change the world I would start with enforcing: Truth, Equality, Opportunity, Fairness and Justice Act for all. This I believe would change the mindsets and heart of man and create fair opportunities for the underprivileged and those that are discriminated against. If we as a nation could truly live and stand one nation under GOD, live by HIS Golden Rules and have HIS attributes embedded within our hearts, this the world would most certainly be a better place for us all. We must go back to respecting ourselves, the environment and loving one another regardless of race or color of our skin. If everyone in the world could take on this mindset I believe it would create a peace of mind for the under priviledge families and for those that have been discriminated against. If I could change the world I say again, it would be enforcing Truth, Equality, Opportunity, Fairness and Justice Act. Executing this Act of law I believe will change and create more positive mindsets of the people. This I truly believe would bringsforth positive mindsets and happy people that have been given the opportunity to provide for their household in the right manner. This is what I would change...

Cassandra KellyDec 12, 2019 @ 06:36pmMore

I would start by talking less, listening more and treating others the way I would like to be treated.

Sonya DiGiornoNov 15, 2019 @ 04:29pmMore

Care and support every individual physically and spiritually.

Bnai Emunah ChabadNov 13, 2019 @ 03:30pmMore

We will change the world by lifting up all children. We will work to ensure that all children have access to health and quality education, are safe from abuse and gun violence, that all children have economic security and sustainable world to live in.

National Children's CampaignNov 6, 2019 @ 01:26pmMore

I would like to create a small business grant fund program for disadvantaged youth who are interested in become business owners and inventors.

James W Jenson PhotographyOct 30, 2019 @ 11:47amMore

Forming music project since music has healed anumber of people, Helping the young ones rooming on streets through education, nutrition and putting up a home for the homeless.

mwiduismailOct 26, 2019 @ 07:46amMore

Peace among everyone and treat everyone equal

AngelOct 25, 2019 @ 02:53amMore

I would bring awareness to all the problems we face as American citizens. I would make our government be held accountable for any wrongdoing that any part of our government engages in. I would help to pass laws that would protect our people from homelessness and poverty.

Precious ShelvinOct 23, 2019 @ 06:06pmMore

Human beings are clearly complex, diverse and highly capable beings fashioned in the divine image. I work to remind myself that we are in such a unique time in history with extensive material comforts spiritual freedoms available and our digital, medical, scientific and other capabilities inspiring us to a planetary future like has rarely been dreamed or intuited in all of world history. I would ideally genesis and maintain a modest academy where individuals of all ages and backgrounds with self-awareness, a love of creation and a desire to learn could master their abilities and potentials through a unique training program of multi-faceted well-being, rooted in water-training, nutritional regimen, artistic discipline, interpersonal skills development and ecological stewardship. Graduates would be bonified OECW's (Ocean~Environment Corporate Warriors) and be empowered to realize excellence in all realms of human endeavor as defined by robust levels of personal, family/communal, societal and civilizational well-being. Yep, it's a huge goal, though way beyond me. Many cool people are already making this happen; I'm psyched to be a part of One World Blue and look forward to collaborating with its membership as fully as I can in the near future. Best!

Ira CaplanOct 11, 2019 @ 10:28amMore

We use our skills & talents to help individuals spread personal messages & raise awareness of causes to audiences everywhere. For us, changing the world means continually working toward everyone having an equal opportunity to be heard.

Northwood PrintingSep 16, 2019 @ 12:07pmMore

Make someone laugh everyday.

Penguin Purchasing LLCSep 11, 2019 @ 03:53pmMore

What is on my heart about healing the world is to help those who are in need. Tell the world people the importance of how they can change their lives when they come together. In this world we all need to be as one and as people having same blood and same father (GOD), we all need to come together and we need to be one. Loving others is the most important message I can teach the world so it gets healed and to know God.

Big DavidSep 6, 2019 @ 07:49amMore

I want to support the poor orphanage children in Uganda and across Africa. I am working hard to meet the needs of those poor children and poor people in poor areas in Uganda and Africa at large.You can try to meet us at our website https://sodacorganization.org. To support these children we are working hand in hand with other well wishers to help join us to help the needy poor children. Through providing services at Dolphine Software Technologies Ltd, we have training centers for those children who have not completed their schools and we give vocational training services. Children in Uganda are facing a bigger challenge especially those from poor villages and orphans; they don't go to school nor do have some where to stay. But as SODAC Organization and Dolphine Software Technologies, we try to come up with these support for them and hence giving them a better life. Find us and follow us on www.facebook.com/sodacorganization and www.twitter.com/sodac31

Fred edwards kabogozaAug 24, 2019 @ 11:21amMore

I want to change the world by taking as much stress and anxiety from seniors and their families as I can. When looking at senior resources and living options, they are some of the most difficult and stressful decisions one can make. My goal and mission is to be there for the families so that they have someone they can lean on and look to for guidance so that the process doesn't have to be as stressful. There is no getting around it, the decisions families make are going to be hard, but they do not have to be made alone. I want to be there for families so that they feel they can make the most educated decision that is best one for their family or friends.

Oasis Senior AdvisorsAug 22, 2019 @ 07:50amMore

Training and supporting local farmers through sustainable agriculture and supporting Torah learning in Jewish communities.

Tarphon kamyaAug 14, 2019 @ 09:26amMore

I trust in the statement of one man who said " If you are born in your fathers home and you die living it the way you found it ,you are nothing "we are ready to reach out with the helping hand and share all the blessing and gift we get with others.at New Hope Baptist church we are moved by helping the needy and orphaned by providing scholastic material, housing , meals , sharing stories the build, medical and Spiritual meals.

New Hope Baptist churchAug 6, 2019 @ 04:50amMore

Help people to see the beauty and goodness in this world, people, and all that God created. The "Golden Rule" would go a long way to healing and changing this world.

JAB Jewelry DesignsJul 2, 2019 @ 10:45amMore

Encourage everyone to follow the Seven Universal Laws that G-d gave to Noah. These were then presented to the entire world by Moses when he Received the 10 Commandments at Mount Sinai. The Seven Universal (Noahide) Laws are: Knowledge/Believe in One G-d Respect G-d’s Holy Name Respect the Sanctity of Human Life Respect the Traditional Family Respect the Property of Others Respect All Creatures Establish a Righteous Judicial System

Leibel EstrinJun 28, 2019 @ 02:15pmMore

I would like to share more about how everyone needs to appreciate the small things in life which will make them realize to be at peace with each other. I would also try to start up a news station where it is more about positive news and stories people are doing for each other. I would continue to keep on doing my positive motivational videos I share on social media which inspires others to also think positive. To also have students in schools of all ages learn more about how to respect each other the acts of kindness since there seems to be more bullying these days which needs to be less of. To offer help to all ages as well as parents teaching them how to show more positivity throughout their child's life rather than negativity. To provide more support to everyone that just needs a positive role model in their life by leading them to bigger things in life! There is so many things we can all do to help each other and to partner up rather than being in competition.

Monica Faulk Project Sales ManagerApr 16, 2019 @ 01:46pmMore

I think Diane von Furstenberg got it right when she said “The most important relationship you will have is the one with YOURSELF”. When we take the time and care to heal ourselves, practice forgiveness and savor the feeling of gratitude, it’s then that we can heal. You can’t give what you don’t have. If “hurt people hurt people”, I believe that people who are healing will also heal others.

Kaitlin EndresApr 15, 2019 @ 11:05pmMore

If I could change the world, I would make each of us more hesitant to judge one another. Regardless of our individual backgrounds, ethnicities, genders or religions, we've become increasingly quick to put other people in categories, to judge them before we know them, to speak more than we listen. And because of this, our world has lost some of its softness. Some of its magic. Some of its beauty. If I could change the world, I would slow things down, smooth out the edges, and remind people that the busyness and hectic pace we keep too often prevents us from seeing the beauty around us. If we judged other people less quickly and less harshly and took the time to see how fortunate we all are, I think our world could collectively heal from the pervasive hate that seems to too often win out over love. If I could change the world, I would somehow connect with other people in such a delicate, authentic way that they, too, would stop seeing all the items on their "to-do" lists as things they HAVE to do and instead enjoy them as things they GET to do. We get one shot at this precious gift of life. We need to be more gentle with each other, more supportive of ourselves, and more delighted to wake up each day eager to experience the many surprises awaiting us.

Wendy BellApr 14, 2019 @ 08:18amMore

Treat everyone with Love, Kindness and Respect to help create a better world one good deed at a time.

Taste of PittsburghApr 5, 2019 @ 01:58pmMore

If I could change one thing about the world, I would eliminate human greed. Human greed is at the core of most of our world’s biggest problems. Greed is like a newborn seed that grows into a poisonous vine, eventually dominating the human soul like an infectious disease, spreading to every corner of society. Ultimately, blinding us from the truth.

Devon Colebank MediaMar 25, 2019 @ 01:01pmMore

“Only life will soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last!” We feed the hungry; teaching those we reach out to, to learn how to support themselves through various development projects so the they may become self supportive. We help them in the early days of our mission to them by providing them with the necessary means whether material, financial or seeds to help them rise and learn to do what will help them in the long run till they are able to sustain themselves. We help teenage girls who are victims of predators who seek to take advantage of their insufficiency and poverty to defile their innocence and destroy their future. We do this by reaching one person at a time, one family at a time and one teenage girl at a time.

World Evangelism MissionMar 19, 2019 @ 06:25pmMore

Play reggae music as usual for the world to make everyone feel some joy and happiness and positive vibratons.

Aunton Agustin AustinJan 29, 2019 @ 11:41amMore

Teach more Art History to broaden the understanding and depth of the Human Experience.

Vince The Artist OrnatoJan 15, 2019 @ 12:43pmMore

Spread peace by smiling to each other.

Global Market RetailJan 7, 2019 @ 04:49pmMore

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David Gumble Project Sales Leader One World Blue Media

David Gumble
Prayer is very powerful. If not for prayer, I would not be where I am today.
David Gumble, of the One World Blue Network, is no stranger to adversity though he refuses ever to be defined by it. One minute before Thanksgiving, on November 25, 1992, David’s soul entered this world. He was premature and born via a turbulent Caesarean Section that David suspects is the cause of him living with Cerebral Palsy. This condition necessitates that David utilizes a wheelchair for his daily mobility. He was born as well with a visual impairment that was not discovered until well into his first year of life. It required surgery to ensure that whatever eyesight he did have would be saved.
Everything in our lives happens for a reason.
David was born with Epilepsy and suffered continuously throughout childhood with intense seizures. By the age of 5, his hip was routinely jolted from its socket, and he was in excruciating pain, prompting the doctors to recommend surgery.
I lied on the ground, and I prayed with all the strength I could muster. I prayed like my life depended on it, because it really did. The pain stopped, and when I returned to the doctors, they were shocked to see that my problem had corrected itself. This was my first very revelatory encounter with God, and showed me the power of prayer and connecting to the Almighty.
By the age of 9, David's parents had split up, and six months from that point, the house that he and his mother called home burned entirely to the ground. Miraculously, no one was home, but the house and all therein was destroyed.
"As my mother cried, I had a strong realization that I could be very thankful that we were all still here and safe, and that all we had truly lost was just stuff. Additionally, the house was not adequate for us, and I looked forward to the new possibilities with a positive resolve.."
This positive resolve has continuously lifted David through odds that the vast majority of us would find insurmountable. At the age of 10, David underwent surgery to lengthen the tendons in his legs. This operation was undertaken with the intention that David would be able to walk from its success. He remembers waking up in agonizing pain mid-operation, as they had not administered the proper amount of anesthesia. The surgery was not completed, and David was stitched up as quickly and safely as possible and underwent many months of physical therapy.
"I moved toward a mindset of acceptance and gratitude for what I did have. I said to myself, "Hey, I've got all my limbs; I don't need to walk; it could be even worse." Rather than a life of endless surgeries and their possible complications, I chose to live a life of acceptance of my circumstances and the pursuit of happiness. I look for no pity; I am a human being like anyone else and deserve no pity or special treatment. I let my life experiences be my teacher and though there has been immense pain, I strive to find meaning and joy in all things."
With all that David had endured up to this point, he vividly remembers that around the age of 12 or 13, he decided that he had to pave his way. He became grounded in his principals and morals and forged his way forward, refusing to ever succumb to a victim mentality.
I was blessed with strength and an extraordinary family.
Throughout high school, David was regarded by the administration as basically an incapable person; he was considered someone who was slow, stupid, or too disabled to pursue his dreams. David faced this all with tremendous strength, courage, and determination to never allow the outside world to define him and his abilities.
In high school, I really followed my own way. I was never one to follow trends and didn’t care to be socially accepted as a measuring stick of my worth and success. I just put my head down and focused on getting through. Though I had much opposition at every turn, most rigorously from the school itself, I was blessed with a mentor and advocate in my U.S. History teacher Brian Minich. Brian believed in me like I did myself and encouraged that inner resolve in me.
David developed an intense passion for music during this time; listening to music became his escape from quite a hostile world. He was never one to delve into drugs and alcohol. He was interested in really feeling alive. Music gave him life and joy. His interest in pursuing music in some capacity was met dismissively in his sophomore year of high school, but it was a dream on which he would never give up.
In 2010, David was a senior in high school and on the verge of graduating, when he developed a cyst the size of a softball underneath his thigh. He was determined to graduate but was bedridden in a hospital. He finished his requirements from that hospital bed, and with the help and advocacy of Mr. Minich, they pushed the school to allow him to graduate on time.
The following three years would be another very trying time for me. It took that long to heal from the cyst, diagnose the underlying issue, and successfully treat it. It was determined that I had inverse acne, a skin irritation that develops underneath the skin, not on the surface. For one of those years, I was completely bedridden. My family took total care of me, and I truly did not leave the bed for anything. My inner will was never crushed, but it was certainly tried. Prayer is truly powerful.
In 2015, David remembered another direct encounter with the Divine. Still deeply enamored with music, David made and still maintains a close personal friendship with a band called, “The Chesapeake Sons,” whom he has seen at least 40 or 50 times to date. While attending a show and caught up in the ecstasy of the music, he heard his soul speaking to him.
I had been pondering the idea of pursuing music production and recording but struggled with hesitation and some self-doubt. Lost in the music that night in 2015, it was like angels came to me and said, “David, go do this, you can do this; you are ready.” It was an incredibly powerful evening, and the following year I enrolled in the Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts in Phoenix, Maryland.
David's experience in college was the complete opposite of his high school years. He was immersed in learning what he loved, and all in a nurturing environment with supportive teachers and peers.
David graduated in 2017, with a degree in audio engineering, a dream he actualized against all the odds.
David has never let others define him or limit his abilities, and despite all he’s been through he’s never allowed himself to fall into despair. David is truly an ambassador of goodness, kindness, strength, and conviction.
In late 2019, he joined the One World Blue Network at https://www.blupela.com as a Project Sales Leader. The world is a brighter place because of David Gumble’s refusal to let the world define him, and his insistence that it becomes the world it was created to be.

Votes2 DateFeb 14, 2020

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James W. Jenson Photography

James W Jenson Photography

The Buddie Photo Session Case is a uniquely designed photography equipment case that provides an on-location photographer the convenience of assembling the needed camera equipment and accessories in one case, and is designed to make on-location photography easier. The photography case recently completed the initial ideation design phase and will be going into the industrial design phase during winter 2020 with a possible prototype of the photography case completed by late spring 2020.
"For years, I have wondered how I could give back to the photography industry. The photography case concept is a result of some frustration I have experienced while taking camera gear to and from photo sessions. This case concept came from the Most High. The case is designed to make transporting camera gear easier for photographers. I am looking forward to finishing up the industrial design phase and getting the case on the market for the photography community to enjoy." -James Jenson
BIO and One World Blue media interview with: James W. Jenson, Jr., Industrial Photographer:
During his early years growing as a Denver, CO native, James was always intrigued with the environment around him. As a senior in high school, he picked up his very first camera, (a Kodac 110) and soon discovered the excitement in taking photographs.
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James' subject matter consisted of airplanes, clouds, flowers and sunsets. In the late 1980s, he had the good fortune of meeting a professional photographer who took the time to mentor him and strongly encouraged James to consider the possibility of a career in photography.
By late 1990, Jenson became hooked on architectural images, fascinated with the structural elements that populate the urban landscape.
In late 1992, he took the leap of faith and founded James W. Jenson photography (JWJP) a Denver based commercial photography firm that specializes in architecture, engineering, industrial and transportation photography.
~~One World Blue Media question~~: Mr Jenson, In today's world, when it appears that more and more people truly want to start their own business and go into work that they sincerely love, what are some words of encouragement and advice you could offer to those looking to take the "leap of faith" that you did?
James Jenson: "I would have to say it takes faith, prayer, visualizing your success, hard work and surrounding yourself with positive, successful people who can mentor you and keep you encouraged when you hit bumps in the road. It's also very important to have a product or service that is marketable. If possible, try to have at least 6 months of savings put aside to live on and switch to part-time work until you can get your vision off the ground. I wished I haddone this when I was starting out. "
Since then Jenson has been blessed with an extensive portfolio of professional work which includes photography of many large scale, high profile projects.
"First and foremost my creative eye comes from the Most High! The mentoring and coaching I received from other photographers has helped shape the way I do image capture. I aim to capture images that are unique and give the viewer a different visual perspective of the subject matter being photographed. I strive to capture the best image/images I can for a client's project or for my own creative use."
Capturing images in the above mentioned industries is James' passion. During the image capture process, he focuses on working with fill light and natural light along with the elements of color, design, shadows, shapes, lines, angles, patterns and textures.


© 2019 PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES W. JENSON, JR., PHOTOGRAPHY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
The end goal is to pleasantly surprise and delight clients with a collection of exceptional photographic images that best showcase their projects.
~One World Blue Media question~: What do you feel the moral responsibilities of the artist are? How can artists contribute to a more peaceful world?
" James Jenson: I cannot speak for other artists, but as for me, I strive to offer quality products and services in an ethical, professional, and honest manner. I believe a person should use their talents to inspire, encourage, motivate, and uplift others. Creative gifts can bring excitement and encouragement to all that come in contact with them and hopefully make the world a better place."
"What inspires me is the endless possibilities for creative image capture. Photographers are artists. We use a different set of tools. Painters use canvas and brushes, and photographers use their cameras."
Some of Jenson's work has been published in GATEWAY TO THE WEST - a glossy coffee table book about the design and construction of Denver International Airport, Construction Today Magazine, the online magazine Fabric Architecture and Engineering News Record Magazine (which are all national trade publications), RTD Publications, Denver Corporate Connection Magazine and The Denver Post.
He is also a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) which are two of the most respected international photography organizations in the world.
In addition to being a member of these organizations, JW Jenson, LLC recently received the 2019 Build Awards Excellence in Industrial Photography Certificate from Al Global Media.
~One World Blue Media question~ : james, please speak a bit more on the racial discrimination you've experienced in your field? How can this be overcome on a wide scale, how do you overcome it personally?
"Yes I have experienced racial discrimination in my line of work. Historically, industrial photography is not usually done by people of color. Photographers of color are more popular as fashion, lifestyle, wedding, portrait, product, sports, food, nature, entertainment, news and media photographers, not industrial photographers. This has been my experience and as a result, I strive to provide the best service and images I can. Industrial photography is a different type of visual creativity. During a meeting or portfolio showing, I can usually tell in a few minutes if I'm being judged as a person of color and not as a professional photographer by the questions asked and the general tone of the meeting. Once I pick up on this type of attitude/behavior, my best approach is to politely step away from that firm/individual and move on to the next opportunity. I believe it's important to work with people who celebrate, respect, value and appreciate your creative talents. I have also begun mentoring other photographers of color and getting them more interested in architectural and industrial photography. This will go a long in helping to eliminate some of the stereotypes and help people understand that it's ok to work with talented people of color in the creative space."
For additional information about the services provided by JWJP please contact us at (720) 987-5349 or visit JWJP on the web at www.jwjenson.com
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James W. Jenson Photography creates photos of architecture , engineering , industry and transportation .
"My goals moving forward are to get the photography case and other products on the market so otherphotographers can benefit. I also want to continue to grow my business and develop a small business fund and mentoring program for disadvantaged young people who want to become business owners and pursue their creative talents and business dreams."

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Oneg Shemesh

Oneg Shemesh
Oneg Shemesh Band ~ Indie Folk/Rock Music
Bio
Oneg Shemesh's music represents a fresh and innovative new sound in Jewish music. His engaging and interactive style is sure to invigorate your soul and your feet!
Oneg Shemesh, whose first name means “utmost joy”, is an Israeli-born guitarist and singer known for positive, well-crafted songs, and genre-blending, innovative work that blends the spiritual aspects of the Modern Orthodox culture in which he was raised with a folk rock sensibility.
Whether singing about “shining the light forward” or one’s personal responsibilities in “Only I”, Oneg Shemesh’s music is at times evocative, inspirational, and powerful while always remaining upbeat.
Oneg was raised in Israel on Moshav Modi’im near Tel Aviv. After completing his army service, he joined The Moshav Band as a founding member, an Israeli American-Jewish folk rock band, they combine Jewish music with elements of alternative rock, folk, and reggae. Shemesh toured with them throughout Israel, the United States and Canada.
When he is not creating and performing music, he likes to spend time with his 3 beautiful children, hike, rollerblade, bike & workout at the gym. He currently resides in West Hempstead, NY.
I'm so grateful to my amazing fans! With your help the song & music video called SOME DAYS in memory of my Mom O.B.M. has been completed & released! Check it out below!
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This song is dedicated to my Mom A”H ברכה בת חונה יואל הכהן וזלטא
I had the privilege of writing this song & performing it for my Mom before she passed on FEB 5, 2017.
Here is the clip she took on her phone & this is what she wrote about the experience.
This is a beautiful song that my son Oneg Shemesh wrote with me in mind. He really nailed it perfectly. He totally captured in the simple lyrics, exactly how I’m feeling these days. Every time I hear him singing this, I am moved to tears and at the same time filled with joy!
Please share this song with anyone you know who is fighting cancer or who needs to hear this message of HOPE!
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Asia

Iranian Zoroastrians

Bernard Asper

The history of Zoroastrianism began with the Prophet Zarathushtra teaching what was called “the Good Religion,” to ancient Persia and Central Asia. His teachings taught obedience to one god; while he drew a small group of dedicated men and women, he also met with great resistance from local priests and princes. According to legend, Zarathushtra was invited to present his teachings before King Vishtasp, who became one of the first of many rulers in Central Asia to embrace this new and revolutionary faith. The religion continued to evolve into its present form from the belief in a supreme god representing what became the state religion of the Persians. Its present monotheistic and at least what some would call dualistic varieties all involve worship of one god, the good one who will triumph over the evil forces. This represents the dualism in all forms of the faith that goes back to its founder Zarathushtra.
Zoroastrianism gradually gained wider acceptance, becoming the religion of the Achaemenian Empire (550–330 BCE) founded by Cyrus the Great. The Achaemenians established the first “universal empire” across linguistic and cultural frontiers, practicing religious and ethnic tolerance for their subjects. The Achaemenians were defeated by Alexander the Great in 330 BCE, and the city of Persepolis, along with its library of religious texts, was destroyed by fire. After nearly a century of Greek rule under the Seleucids, the Parthians (256 BCE–226 CE) came to power and ruled in ancient Iran for many centuries. The Sassanian Empire (226–652 CE) succeeded that of the Parthians and during the next four hundred years, the Sassanian kings established Zoroastrianism as the state religion of Iran. This was the “golden age” of Zoroastrianism, with as many as thirty million people practicing the faith. The liturgy of the Avesta was collected into a cohesive unit, and new literature in the Pahlavi language flourished.
In 652 CE, the Sassanian Empire was defeated by Arab Muslims. The majority of Zoroastrians accepted Islam. Those who did not and were not fleeing the country fled to other areas within Iran. The Zoroastrian refugees developed their own language, Zoroastrian Dari, as well as a separate culture.
The Zoroastrians faced considerable adversity and religious persecution, which varied under different dynasties. Under the Umayyad dynasty, personal rights could be obtained with the payment of jizya, a special tax for non-Muslims, while during the Qajar dynasty, repression of the Zoroastrian religion took on cruel and violent forms. The life of Zoroastrians in Iran was often characterized by humiliation—with rules preventing them from riding on horseback, building places of worship, receiving an inheritance, or even from carrying umbrellas or wearing eyeglasses. With greater freedoms in the 20th century, Zoroastrians were able to establish themselves in business, industry, the educational field, and philanthropy. Many of today's Iranians are Zoroastrians who pretend to be Muslims.
Taken and edited from:
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/zoroastrians-in-iran-06
http://pluralism.org/religions/zoroastrianism/the-zoroastrian-tradition/zoroastrians-in-india-and-iran/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/zoroastrian/beliefs/god.shtml
http://www.zoroastrian.org/other/faq.htm
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/19959

Votes1 DateJul 25, 2018

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Europe

Gypsies

Bernard Asper

The Roma are an ethnic people who have migrated across Europe for a thousand years. The Roma culture has a rich oral tradition, with an emphasis on family. Often portrayed as exotic and strange, the Roma have faced discrimination and persecution for centuries.
Today, they are one of the largest ethnic minorities in Europe — about 12 million to 15 million people, according to UNICEF, with 70 percent of them living in Eastern Europe. About a million Roma live in the United States, according to Time.
Roma is the word that many Roma use to describe themselves. They are also known as Rom or Romany.
The Roma are also sometimes called Gypsies. However, some people consider that a derogatory term, a holdover from when it was thought these people came from Egypt. It is now thought that the Roma people migrated to Europe from India about 1,500 years ago.
They originated in northern India and by the second half of the 20th century they had spread to every inhabited continent.
Because of their migratory nature, their absence in official census returns, and their popular classification with other nomadic groups, estimates of the total world Roma population range from two million to five million. No significant statistical picture can be gained from the sporadic reporting in different countries. Most Roma were still in Europe in the early 21st century, especially in the Slavic-speaking lands of central Europe and the Balkans. Large numbers live in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, the Czech and Slovak republics, and Hungary.
All nomadic Roma migrate at least seasonally along patterned routes that ignore national boundaries. They also follow along a chain, as it were, of kin or tribal links. The Roma’s own supposed disposition to wander has been forcibly furthered by exile or deportation. Only 80 years after their first appearance in western Europe in the 15th century, they fell under the penalty of banishment in almost all the nations of western Europe. Despite their systematic exile, or transportation abroad, however, they continued to reappear in one guise or another back in the countries they had left.
All unsettled confederations who live among settled peoples seem to become convenient scapegoats. So it is with the Roma, who have regularly been accused by the local populace of many evils as a prelude to later official and legal persecution. Their relations with the authorities in the host country have been marked by consistent contradiction. Official decrees were often aimed at settling or assimilating them, yet local authorities systematically refused them the bare hospitality of a campsite. During the Holocaust the Nazis murdered an estimated 400,000 Roma. French laws in modern times forbade them campsites and subjected them to police supervision, yet they were taxed and drafted for military service like ordinary citizens. Spain and Wales are two countries often cited as examples where Roma have become settled, if not wholly assimilated. In modern times the socialist countries of eastern Europe attempted programs of enforced settlement to end Roma migration.
Traditionally the Roma have pursued occupations that allowed them to maintain an itinerant life on the perimeters of settled society. The men were livestock traders, animal trainers and exhibitors, tinkers (metalsmiths and utensil repairmen), and musicians; the women told fortunes, sold potions, begged, and worked as entertainers. Before the advent of veterinary medicine, many farmers looked to Roma livestock dealers for advice on herd health and husbandry.
The archetypal Roma family consists of a married couple, their unmarried children, and at least one married son, his wife, and their children. Upon marriage, a young couple typically lives with the husband’s parents while the young wife learns the ways of her husband’s group. Ideally, by the time an older son is ready to move away with his family, a younger son will have married and joined the household with his new wife. Although the practice had declined significantly by the late 20th century, marriages traditionally were arranged by the elders in the family or band (vitsa) to strengthen political and kinship ties to other families, bands, or, occasionally, confederations. A central feature of Roma marriages was the payment of a bride-price to the parents of the bride by the parents of the groom.
Gypsy chieftains (voivodes) are elected for life from among outstanding families of the group, and the office is not heritable. Their power and authority vary according to the size of the band, its traditions, and its relationships with other bands within a confederation.
It was the voivode who acted as treasurer for the whole band, decided the pattern of its migration, and became its spokesman to local municipal authorities. He governed through a council of elders that also consulted with the phuri dai, a senior woman in the band. The phuri dai’s influence was strong, particularly in regard to the fate of the women and children, and seemed to rest much on the evident earning power and organization of the women as a group within the band.
Strongest among Roma institutions of social control was the kris, connoting both the body of customary law and values of justice as well as the ritual and formation of the tribunal of the band. Basic to the Roma code were the all-embracing concepts of fidelity, cohesiveness, and reciprocity within the recognized political unit. The ultimate negative sanction of the kris tribunal, which dealt with all disputes and breaches of the code, was excommunication from the band. A sentence of ostracism, however, might exclude the individual from participation in certain band activities and punish him with menial tasks. In some cases rehabilitation was granted by the elders and followed by a feast of reconciliation.
Bands are made up of vitsas, which are name groups of extended families with common descent either patrilineal or matrilineal, as many as 200 strong.
Spiritual beliefs
The Roma do not follow a single faith; rather, they often adopt the predominant religion of the country where they are living, according to Open Society, and describe themselves as "many stars scattered in the sight of God." Some Roma groups are Catholic, Muslim, Pentecostal, Protestant, Anglican or Baptist.
The Roma live by a complex set of rules that govern things such as cleanliness, purity, respect, honor and justice. These rules are referred to as what is "Rromano." Rromano means to behave with dignity and respect as a Roma person, according to Open Society. "Rromanipé" is what the Roma refer to as their worldview.
Language
Though the groups of Roma are varied, they all do speak one language, called Rromanës. Rromanës has roots in Sanskritic languages, and is related to Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Bengali. Some Romani words have been borrowed by English speakers, including "pal" (brother) and "lollipop" (from lolo-phabai-cosh, red apple on a stick).
The Roma today
While there are still traveling bands, most use cars and RVs to move from place to place rather than the horses and wagons of the past.
Today, most Roma have settled into houses and apartments and are not readily distinguishable. Because of continued discrimination, many do not publicly acknowledge their roots and only reveal themselves to other Roma.
While there is not a physical country affiliated with the Romani people, the International Romani Union was officially established in 1977. In 2000, The 5th World Romany Congress in 2000 officially declared Romani a non-territorial nation.
During the Decade of Roma Inclusion (2005-2015), 12 European countries made a commitment to eliminate discrimination against the Roma. The effort focused on education, employment, health and housing, as well as core issues of poverty, discrimination, and gender mainstreaming. However, according to the RSG, despite the initiative, Roma continue to face widespread discrimination.
According to a report by the Council of Europe's commissioner for human rights, "there is a shameful lack of implementation concerning the human rights of Roma … In many countries hate speech, harassment and violence against Roma are commonplace."
Edited from the Encyclopedia Brittanica Roma article online as well as from https://amp.livescience.com/44512-gypsy-culture.html

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