I have accepted an invitation to be a keynote speaker at Conference Earth – Shaping the Future. I have named my talk ‘The Mindful Way’ and it happens at noon on Friday 15th August. I will tell my story, conduct a guided meditation and share my vision. This is a copy of the e-mail from Dr Michael Ellis which explains what this important conference is all about; I have also added the vision of the Global Peace Centre for your information:-
We would consider it a great privilege if you would agree to be a keynote speaker at our live conference at one of Australia`s Premier Universities, Deakin University, Melbourne, 15-17 August, called Shaping The Future Global –A new Image of Humanity.
As stated below, our first patron and friend was Sir Mark Oliphant who was a founder member of Pugwash Group with physicists Albert Einstein, Heisenberg and Niels Bohr. He was recruited by the Americans as part of the Manhattan Project, a race against the Germans to make the atomic bomb. After the bomb, Sir Mark became a lifelong campaigner against nuclear deterrence and from then onwards devoted himself to Global Peace.
Our emphasis will be on the dictum of Einstein who said that for humankind to survive we will need a substantially new manner of thinking and Vaclav Havel who said we will need a massive change in consciousness if we are to survive. This is following on the live internet Global Streaming Conference — Shaping the Future Global conference held In 2012 December 1-2 and 8-9 ..
Shaping The Future is dealing with Global Health and environmental sustainability, education, the role of the internet, Human rights and social justice seeing all these factors as interrelated.
The events are produced by, me, Dr Michael Ellis, Founder and President, Global Peace Centre, with our Australian team of event organisers and producers and media experts. We will continue this event as a projected series of Global webinars with the assistance of our international coordinator Dr JJ Hurtak.
Human dignity and security, climate change, human rights, and nuclear disarmament, have elements of transnational global health components and are related to Global health and Peace.
Dr JJ Hurtak and Dr Desiree Hurtak (The Academy for Future Science) will be amongst many other distinguished speakers and visionaries including Dr Bahjat Batarseh, Jordanian Apostle/Prophet, Niran Jiang (Founding partner and Director of the Institute of Human Excellence), Professor Avni Sali (Founder and Head of National Institute of Integrative Medicine), Dr A T Ariyaratne (Founder Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka), Dr Sue Wareham (OAM, The Medical Association for Prevention of War) and Dr Michael Jackson (Futurist, Chairman of Shaping Tomorrow
The purpose of this conference is to explore the new image of Humanity.
Our first conference was held at Melbourne University in 1995 and had national and international media coverage. Our founder patron was Sir Mark Oliphant, father of Australian Science and former Governor of South Australia. Since that time we have developed a large international network of key international speakers and thinkers on the complex issue of environmental sustainability and peace issues.
Our Shaping The Future Global –A new Image of Humanity will seek new ways of thinking and behaving that will eliminate the use or threat of violence as an instrument of policy in international relations and the exploitation of the environment for short-term gains.
In particular we seek to give our delegates the opportunity to understand how each person can be a change agent no only empowering themselves but also the local and Global community to new ways of cooperation and mutual understanding.
Shaping the Future Global reveals the real state of affairs on this planet as well as the solutions which are based on a new cartography of not only the physical nature of the human Being but also a new understanding of the Human spirit.
Dr Michael Ellis MB BS, MRCP, DCH, BA (Hons)
President of Global Peace Centre
“Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness, nothing will change for the better in the sphere of our being as humans, and the catastrophe toward which this world is headed — be it ecological, social, demographic or a general breakdown of civilization — will be unavoidable “ Vaclav Havel , former President of Czechoslovakia.
The vision of The Global Peace Centre is to contribute towards the creation of a Planetary Peace Culture looking to life and common humanism as the core values for a sustainable society.
During the last few decades, a radical change has occurred in humanity’s awareness of itself. In simple terms, we have, over the millennia, translated ourselves from “oneness to aloneness”. The truth is that all life on the planet is connected. Our initiative attempts to understand what we have become and illuminates our future potential.
Humankind has reached a state of development in which old modes of thinking and behaving threaten to destroy our planet.
Those of us who are dedicated to the preservation of life must play a prominent part in this revolution, which calls for a substantial change in our manner of thinking. On social, environmental and health fronts we are confronting a critical transition. We are facing the results of an epistemology which focuses on material and rational values, human supremacy and competition for domination. Will this transition be into chaos and destruction or will it be into the new paradigm based on spiritual, ecological connectedness and cooperation.
The Global Peace Centre is based on a paradigm similar to that of wholistic health. The planet is a living entity because it has on it a meshwork of life that maintains itself on a reciprocal basis. This is similar to the Gaia Hypothesis of James Lovelock. Conference Earth takes into account the latest advances in science and thought. It is looking at the latest advances in quantum physics, in consciousness, in psycho technologies and in the power of the mind to heal.
The key to change and economic success is not concentration on economic growth per se – we live on a finite planet which is undergoing the destruction of its living and non-living resources. We feel the key to transformation is a greater emphasis on education and health and the enhancement of inner wealth – rather than the acquisition of more and more material wealth at the expense of quality of life for all humanity. We feel that ’healing and relationships’ are the keys to the problems not only of Australia but of the world.
Our emphasis is innovation, viewing entrenched problems from a new perspective and deriving practical answers rather than just talking.