Children of the Earth
Children of the Earth inspires and unites young people, through personal and social transformation, to create a peaceful and sustainable world.
One Earth….with all her Children smiling!
Inspires and unites young people for peace worldwide.
Our vision is that one by one, Children of the Earth will inspire young people to explore their inner life, be socially responsible and unite for peace building.
How We Achieve Our Vision
Children of the Earth, founded by Dr. Nina Meyerhof in 1990, offers young people leadership skills programs, educational workshops and attendance at distinguished
conferences. We instill the concepts of global cooperation, multicultural understanding, spiritual values and ethical living.
Children of the Earth’s programs focus on building the youth spiritual movement for world consciousness. We offer educational, interactive and interfaith gatherings, work with local community groups to develop self-sustaining projects and invite young people to a virtual platform designed for positive social exchange.
Children of the Earth supports young people in actualizing their personal intention, becoming inspired to altruism, and weaving a web bridging all personal, cultural, national and religious divides.
For twenty years, Children of the Earth has sought to contribute to world peace by maintaining an international network and programs for children and youth, giving them a voice, caring for their needs, and encouraging them to respect and appreciate one another. We move forward developing ever-greater understanding of the interdependence of all life, and affirming the oneness of humanity through growing participation.
Our collaborative programs, diverse cultures, and multiple generations, learning together, have shown that spirituality is key in transcending political, dogmatic, and religious boundaries. Children of the Earth, primarily an organization of, by and for children, is recognized as a world leader in education for ethical consciousness and interfaith unity.
Children of the Earth Guiding Principles
– Trust your intuition
– Demonstrate dignity and respect
– Communicate with honesty and clarity
– Assume the good intentions of others
– Support shared leadership
– Celebrate diversity
– Be inspired to take risks
– Allow decisions to emerge and embrace the process
– Understand the whole is greater than the parts
– Strive for actions based on selflessness and love
– Support sustainability both personally and environmentally
– Honor agreements and take ownership for outcomes
Hear the call for UNITY as a child of the ONE life
Code of Ethics
LOVE…..for the form, voice, thoughts and spirit of each person
HONESTY….of our feelings, thoughts and behaviors to be transparent
TRUTH ….in feelings and thoughts
COURAGE…..to take a stand
HUMILITY……to reflect inner peace
WISDOM…… to be a seeker
We Reflect, Connect and Act in order to create an Optimal Future for All.
Through our Code of Ethics we do this by:
• ·Nurturing the individual’s authentic expression.
• ·Holding workshops for finding meaning and connecting with inner purpose.
• ·Inspiring individual acts of kindness and social action projects.
• ·Facilitating processes that transcend cultural, racial, religious and generational divides.
Statistics from Q1 2010
NEPAL (OCTOBER 2009 – APRIL 2010)
JIMMY LAMA IMPACTS 1,100 CHILDREN IN 11 SCHOOLSF
700 CHILDREN RECEIVED LIBRARY BOOKS
100 CHILDREN IN 4 SCHOOLS RECEIVED NEW DESKS & BENCHES
800 CHILDREN RECEIVED NEW MUSIC & SPORTS EQUIPMENT
800 CHILDREN GOT NEW TEACHERS
250 CHILDREN RECEIVED FIRST TOILET & WATER SUPPLY
18 CLASSROOMS WERE BUILT IN 5 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS
ASHFRAQUE HUSSAIN IMPACTS 250 TEACHING MEDITATION TECHNIQUES. WE ARE AWAITING STATISTICS ON HIS WORK WITH WOMEN AND CHILDREN TEACHING READING.
CHRISTIAN MARX IMPACTS 200 CHILDREN THROUGH HIS TWO PROGRAMS “ADOPT AND ENVELOPE” AND “I AM M.A.D. (MAKING A DIFFERENCE) BY PROVIDING SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO CHILDREN IN IMPOVERSIHED AREAS.
HUB GATHERINGS OF 25 YOUTH MEET MONTHLY WITH PLANS FOR A LARGE GATHERING THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST CALLED “BE THE CHANGE NOW.”
VERMONT CHAPTER KICKS OFF THE BEAR HUGS FOR HAITI PROJECT, WHICH HAS ALREADY SPEAD TO 5 STATES. IN THE PAST1,232 BEARS HAVE BEEN SHIPPED TO ORPHANGES IN UGANDA AND RWANDA AND TO VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA AND THE TSUNAMI IN INDONESIA.
HUB GATHERINGS IN TORONTO MONTHLY FOCUSED ON DIFFERENT RELIGIONS AND POSITIVE COMMUNITY ACTIONS.
HUB GATHERINGS ON A MONTHLY BASIS EXPLORING SPIRITUALITY AND PLANNING A LARGER GATHERING LATE 2010.
8,000 HOMELESS, ORPHANED OR DIABLED CHILDREN HAVE RECEIVED PSYCHOSOCIAL TREATMENT.
CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE AT NAIN, WORLD PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS, GLOBALIZATION FOR THE COMMON GOOD, CONTEMPLATIVE SOCIETY, UNITED RELIGIONS INITIATIVE – THESE CONFERENCES FIVE VOICE TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION OF ISSUES THAT FACE THEM AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE SPIRITUAL.
NEWSLETTER DISTRIBUTED TO 1,000 PEOPLE WITH ARTICLES WRITTEN BY YOUTH ABOUT YOUTH.
WEBSITE DEVELOPER HIRED WITH PLANNED LAUNCH OF NEW WESBITE AND VIRTUAL PLATFORM FOR YOUTH MOVEMENT ON MAY 15, 2010.
HUBS FORMING IN NEW ZEALAND, NEPAL, BRAZIL AND PENNSYLVANIA. CHAPTERS FORMING IN ISRAEL, INDIA AND ROMANIA.
PRAY IT FORWARD CARDS DISTRIBUTION PLANNED TO ALL CHAPTER AND HUB LEADERS TO INCREASE AND MOBILIZE YOUNG PEOPLE TO PRAY AND MEDITATE TO FACILITATE A MOVEMENT.