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  • Gentle Action Blog » 2009 » April
    that for a mother to be seen feeding her baby with a bottle would be interpreted by the local community that she had been diagnosed with Aids Gentle Action 0 RESPONSES APRIL 20TH 2009 By F DAVID PEAT Failures I have just returned from the European SPES conference Spirituality in Economic and Social Life Luk Bouckaert made an interesting point We are collecting many examples of gentle actions at the local and the international level but it would also be interesting to have some examples of when such actions have failed and why In this way we can go a little deeper into how Gentle Action can operate Gentle Action 1 RESPONSE APRIL 16TH 2009 By NICOLA ABOUT EARTHQUAKES SALVEZZA DAGLI ANIMALI L Anthropological Survey of India ha fatto sapere che dal maremoto si sono salvati non solo gli animali ma anche molti pescatori non impegnati nei resort paradisiaci per occidentali come le popolazioni delle isole Andamane Jarawa Onge e Sentinel tra gli ultimi cacciatori raccoglitori senza contatti col mondo mentre hanno avuto vittime i coltivatori delle Nicobar Evidentemente non hanno completamente perso l istinto e sono fuggiti al seguito degli animali Si sono visti ad esempio gli elefanti che barrendo tristemente ore prima del maremoto si sono allontanati giusto in tempo dalle spiagge con i loro turisti in groppa Gli elefanti sono particolarmente intelligenti seppelliscono i loro morti sotto foglie e arbusti cantando delle nenie funebri ma anche tutti gli altri animali si sono salvati non vi erano carcasse in giro Nell antichità e nel folklore non a caso gli animali erano spesso considerati divinità sacre o protettrici Nel 1975 in base alle osservazioni sullo strano comportamento di molti animali la popolazione di Haicheng fu evacuata dalle autorità cinesi ore prima che un terremoto magnitudo 7 3 distruggesse il 90 della città così si salvarono 90 000 persone Anche in Giappone il sistema è applicato con successo da secoli soprattutto dopo il Big One dello Huaxian che nel 1500 fece 800 000 morti Mentre sarebbe interessante capire che cosa e perché nei nostri cervelli civilizzati non funziona più la scienza cerca intanto spiegazioni sul comportamento degli animali da usare per il monitoraggio e allarme globale in tempo reale Il geologo James Berkland della contea di Santa Clara in California è riuscito a prevedere terremoti al 75 incluso quello di Loma Prieta nell 89 soltanto prestando attenzione al numero degli annunci sui cani smarriti ma è stato licenziato Ted Miller riporta che anche uccelli pesci molluschi millepiedi e formiche avvertono uno scuotimento terrestre fino a una settimana prima che si manifesti Una prima teoria esplicativa Diego Baratono e Giovanni Ferrero Osservatorio Meteosismico Canavese è che gli animali sentono gli infrasuoni delle onde sismiche fra i 2 e i 12 Hertz oppure gli ultrasuoni che noi non udiamo Un altra che sono sensibili alle variazioni del campo magnetico terrestre che avviene attorno all epicentro Marsha Adams ricercatrice a S Francisco ha costruito sensori una ditta ne ha brevettato il segreto tecnico

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  • Gentle Action Blog » 2009 » March
    Leaders from the public private and civil society sectors are invited to endorse the Declaration with the aim of gaining as wide as possible support for the document To endorse the Ubuntu Declaration please send your name your organisation s name and an electronic version of your logo if applicable to jrostampour rightsandhumanity org Gentle Action 0 RESPONSES MARCH 24TH 2009 By F DAVID PEAT Dead Aid Dambisa Moyo an economist born in Zambia who has worked for Goldman Sachs and the World Bank is author of Dead Aid why aid is not working and how there is another way for Africa In many ways here arguments parallel those of Gentle Action where she shows that the 1 trillion aid to Africa over the last 60 years has done little fo alleviate poverty disease corruption and civil war Her goal is for Africa to wean itself off aid through sustainable economic and social development Moyo s book is published by Allen Lane in the UK and by Farrar Straus and Giroux in the US Gentle Action 0 RESPONSES MARCH 18TH 2009 By F DAVID PEAT The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid A new case has been added to the Cases section of the Gentle Action website It is an overview of the book The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid suggesting a paradigm change in the way we think about the world s poor Gentle Action 0 RESPONSES MARCH 18TH 2009 By F DAVID PEAT The Dharma Bum There is a new case in the Cases section of the website It tells of Daniel Ellsberg s meeting with Gary Snyder in a bar in Japan and the far reaching implications of the discussion they had well into the night The Dharma Bum Gentle Action 1 RESPONSE MARCH 17TH 2009 By F DAVID PEAT Creative suspension I have been suggesting that gentle actions often emerge out of a period no matter how brief of creative suspension a state in which the mind become open to other possibilities and feels free to travel along different roads From talking to artists and writers it is clear that something similar is related to bursts of creativity I would like to hear from people visiting this blog of how they exercise creativity suspension in their own lives at work recreation with the family or when approaching a difficult new problem Creative Suspension Gentle Action 0 RESPONSES MARCH 17TH 2009 By F DAVID PEAT Trust I m hoping that those of you who visit this blog will begin to post some of your own examples of cases you know or may have read about cases involving organizations or sections of society that operate on trust Or examples where trust has been violate and the economic or social consequences of that breaking of trust So please feel free to post or email your examples to me at info paricenter com Gentle Action Trust 0 RESPONSES MARCH 14TH 2009 By F DAVID PEAT New paper

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  • Gentle Action Blog » 2009 » February
    area a bar a counter where you could get slices of pizza and another counter for pasta salads and a meat plate plus refrigerators containing bottled water and soft drinks After eating we went to the cash and told them what we had eaten The whole thing operated on an honor system where they trusted that customers would give an honest account of what they had eaten and drunk Trust 1 RESPONSE FEBRUARY 20TH 2009 By F DAVID PEAT Fishing for Funding Over the past years the comedian Bill Cosby has been making donations to Black colleges Now his position has changed as Cosby says I don t want to be in the check writing business anymore What I want to do is to teach people how to fish His first step is a challenge to Central State University in Wilberforce Ohio He promised that if the university could raise 2 million by April 1 he would perform free of charge in a benefit for the university at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus The money has already been raised and the benefit concert is scheduled for April 18 More than 250 000 will be raised from ticket sales The money raised will be used to strengthen academic programs enhance learning facilities and to expand merit and need based scholarship programs Gentle Action 1 RESPONSE FEBRUARY 19TH 2009 By F DAVID PEAT What a Wonderful World Judy Glick Smith sent the following story She was sitting in a Waffle House with her daughter Kieki and her grand daughters Jordan aged 8 and Hannah aged 6 on a beautiful Georgia day with blue skies and big white puffy clouds Hannah wanted to play the juke box and Kieki gave her a quarter The little girl picked the Rod Stewart version of What a Wonderful World http www youtube com watch v QmUmhFyic9A She came back and sat on her mother s lap and started to sing along Her sister Jordan then jointed in Judy suddenly noticed that everyone in the Waffle House had stopped eating and was singing There was an elderly man who reached across the table to hold his wife s hand It was a moment caught in time For Judy the power of that song was unmistakable it connects everything Gentle Action 3 RESPONSES FEBRUARY 18TH 2009 By F DAVID PEAT What happened at Liverpool St Station London Ok the motivation for this was to shoot a commercial http www youtube com watch v VQ3d3KigPQM But at least it made a lot of people smile See the public s reaction at http www youtube com watch v 9Jv6rHJiNhQ NR 1 Gentle Action 1 RESPONSE FEBRUARY 18TH 2009 By F DAVID PEAT New material added to website We have just added two new papers from the World Future Council to the Library section of the Gentle Action website Information on the activities of a literacy group in India has been added in the Cases section of the website Gentle Action

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    Gentle Action Blog Username Password Remember Me Lost your password Back to Gentle Action Blog

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  • Gentle Action Blog » Gentle Action
    and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing some of the finest music ever written with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made How many other things are we missing You can find the complete story at http bitsofwisdom org 2009 10 21 interesting perception Gentle Action 0 RESPONSES OCTOBER 26TH 2009 By F DAVID PEAT Gentle Action at Siena Heights University Linda Easley wrote to let me know that she is using Gentle Action as a course book at Siena Heights University in Adrian Michigan We look forward to hearing from the students who are invited to post on this Blog Gentle Action 130 RESPONSES OCTOBER 20TH 2009 By F DAVID PEAT Rabbits in Kenya A new series of comments have just arrived concerning raising rabbits for meat in Africa To follow the comments please refer to the original posting on March 29 Gentle Action 0 RESPONSES OCTOBER 15TH 2009 By F DAVID PEAT Colin Tudge on Gentle Action Colin Tudge author of Feeding People is Easy Pari Publishing has sent me the following reflections on Gentle Action Your comments would be most welcome I have been reading Gentle Action with a great sense of Yes indeed This is right Your comments in chapter 1 about human perception and society brought to mind John McMurray much neglected these days but very pertinent In the last chapter when you talked about human creativeness I thought of John Ruskin and William Morris and also of Tina Beattie a very fine modern Catholic theologian who suggests in The New Atheists that the Judaeo Christian concept of Creation should be thought of not in the Enlightenment fashion of a watchmaker making a watch a piece of engineering but as an act of artistic creation in which the thing created acquires its own momentum and carries the creator along As she says this reconciles at one stroke the perceived conflict between the idea of Creation and the idea of evolution A neat notion However as Marx said the point is not to analyse the world but to change it and here I find myself a little perplexed Of course the world does need changing radically If we go on as we are we have had our chips But I also reckon that the way forward is not by reform or by revolution but by Renaissance taking what is useful from the status quo but otherwise ignoring it as far as this is possible and building something quite new allowing most of the status quo to wither on the vine Gentle action seems to me a very good general modus operandi for bringing the Renaissance about as illustrated by your Middlesborough example But I cannot see how gentle action could simply be applied to the status quo to change what we have into what the world really needs At the moment the world is run by what in effect is a consortium of powerful governments plus corporates plus big banks

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  • Gentle Action Blog » Bus stop for the world cup.
    over to celebrate the World Cup By a series of gentle actions the local have made their bus stop a major tourist attaction with its own website Facebook page and visitor s book Gentle Action No Comments No comments yet RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URI Leave a comment Name Email not published Website Comment moderation is in use Your comment will appear shortly Entries RSS Comments RSS About this blog Categories Creative Suspension Gentle Action Trust Recent posts Listening Unsweet Charity Maxims Sustainable City of the Future SHAPE program Complete list of recent posts Recent Comments Andrea Barbieri on Rabbits in Kenya charity on Rabbits in Kenya Boniface MW on Rabbits in Kenya Tracy on Rabbits in Kenya Janet Bravo on Rabbits in Kenya Complete list of recent comments Links Buy F David Peat s Gentle Action F David Peat Pari Center for New Learning Archives December 2011 November 2011 August 2011 April 2011 December 2010 November 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 Log in RSS Comments RSS Web Design Includes code from

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  • Gentle Action Blog » Eight year old transforms a park
    road some as young as five without their mum I would like to give them somewhere to go The result is that the Mayor has set asde 10 000 for a general tidy up and to improve the children s play area But eight year old Ryan hasn t stopped there He is now applying for 50 000 grant from a lottery fund to build a BMX bike track in the park Gentle Action No Comments No comments yet RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URI Leave a comment Name Email not published Website Comment moderation is in use Your comment will appear shortly Entries RSS Comments RSS About this blog Categories Creative Suspension Gentle Action Trust Recent posts Listening Unsweet Charity Maxims Sustainable City of the Future SHAPE program Complete list of recent posts Recent Comments Andrea Barbieri on Rabbits in Kenya charity on Rabbits in Kenya Boniface MW on Rabbits in Kenya Tracy on Rabbits in Kenya Janet Bravo on Rabbits in Kenya Complete list of recent comments Links Buy F David Peat s Gentle Action F David Peat Pari Center for New Learning Archives December 2011 November 2011 August 2011 April 2011 December 2010 November

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  • Gentle Action Blog » Giving a Lift
    her can at these bus stops and offering to give elderly people a lift into town and drop them where they need to go She is now planning to put up a notice in the local bakery offering a service to elderly and disabled people who need to got into town Gentle Action 2 Comments By Sergio Stagnaro January 23 2010 5 15 pm My 53 year long clinical experience allows me to state that the Gentle Actions which make a major change in society in present case Medicine are the more difficult to realize meeting troublesome situations as well as structure paramount rigidity I mean that the establishment does not like to loose power even in the interest of mankind By David Peat January 23 2010 9 00 pm Well said Dr Stagnaro The establishment does not like to loose power Other Links to this Post RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URI Leave a comment Name Email not published Website Comment moderation is in use Your comment will appear shortly Entries RSS Comments RSS About this blog Categories Creative Suspension Gentle Action Trust Recent posts Listening Unsweet Charity Maxims Sustainable City of the Future SHAPE program Complete list of recent posts Recent Comments Andrea Barbieri on Rabbits in Kenya charity on Rabbits in Kenya Boniface MW on Rabbits in Kenya Tracy on Rabbits in Kenya Janet Bravo on Rabbits in Kenya Complete list of recent comments Links Buy F David Peat s Gentle Action F David Peat Pari Center for New Learning Archives December 2011 November 2011 August 2011 April 2011 December 2010 November 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 Log in RSS

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