JOURNEY TO WORLD UNITY
More and more of us are recognizing our lives are connected globally and the way we govern and live our lives has deep impacts on other people around the world. Several THC projects help awaken this sense of a global community of people who are personally connected and capable of making a global impact together.
Our flagship project for this aim is World Unity Week. This online convergence of hundreds of peace builders and change agents around the world creates a space for global connection and nourishment. These convergences continue throughout the year at the changing of the seasons with Peace Weeknd in September, Enlightening our Way in December and Beloved Community in early Spring. They energize an active community who are synergizing their efforts into a Journey of the Magic Canoe, where we can all paddle together to get us to ONE WORLD, where our governance, education, healthcare and businesses are all aligned with the thriving of all people and all life. We have committed to this practice until 2030. The mission is to see a sustainably peaceful world emerging.
We work closely with UNITY EARTH, Purpose Earth and the SINE network to co-produce World Unity Week which attracts millions of views on social media and brings together approximately 600 globally diverse co-creators to offer hundreds of free events. As part of the generous space we hold, we raise funds for Purpose Earth to support on the ground initiatives making significant change for peace, justice and sustainability. The conversations and ideas shared in these convergences are the sparks of the global fire we are tending. We see glimmers of the future we are capable of building together.
Anne-Marie Voorhoeve is a core contributor and strategic connector in this project. Kara Stonehouse works as a meshworker and graphic facilitator. Pieter, Shweta, Diana-Claire, Anita and Natascha and Marianne contribute and participate. If you would like to become a ‘golden thread’ sponsor of World Unity Week 2022 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
THC joined forces with MasterPeace, CityTransformers, AIESEC and DecideAct to foster the emergence of a global movement, directed and owned by young people, to help them to positively engage, on their own terms, in influencing and shaping their destiny and well-being.
As a touchstone event we organize the Peaceday Youth Assembly: an annual intergenerational dialogue taking place in connection with UN’s International Day of Peace 21 September, addressing the question: How can we collaborate to meet the needs of all within the limits of the planet – and have fun while doing so?
In 2021 this global momentum brought together young change leaders and artists in 120 Peace Pop-Ups all over the world, linked together through regional meetings and a central hub on Youth Island in Copenhagen, Denmark, as well as global live streams.
Leaders and experts from other generations join as Keynote Listeners, to support and empower the youth through deep listening.
Anne-Marie Voorhoeve. Pieter Wackers and Shweta Srivastav are core team members in this project.