The Largest Movement of Nonviolence the World has Ever Seen, LED by WOMEN

September 10, 2016

Dear World Pulse:

Namaste, Salam, Shalom, Peace, Paz, Pace, Heiwa,

WOMEN are not listened to.  It is time for WOMEN to take a stage of their own – the WORLD STAGE. 

I humbly, but BOLDLY, would like to submit a plan for WOMEN to RISE-UP and UNITE as the PEACEMAKERS to promote a Global Movement of Nonviolence, For the Children (GMofNV).  A GmofNV is designed to begin immediately and is one step away from being implemented. 

Women cannot wait for the world to change, they have to make it change.  Sister Joan Chittister, September 11th, 2004, at the Omega / V Day conference “Women and Power, Our Time to Lead” said: “Indeed, women must have a role, not only in the reconstruction of societies already ravaged by war, but more than that, they must take a voice until they are given a voice in the development of peaceful alternatives to war, as well!”

A GMofNV would be implemented by an initiative called a

            CALL to WOMEN, a World-Wide Unity Campaign

Non-governmental women leaders will ask women to be the first to unite and “Reach into every Household” to promote a GMofNV.  It will not be easy and there will be risks.  It will call for sacrifice and dedication.  It is not just for women, it is for everyone, women and men, as the Civil Rights movement in the U.S. was for everyone --not just Black people.  The children and nonviolence are the uniting elements.  The children are the motivation!  Women must take a political voice!

  • It is time for WOMEN to take the world stage!
  • It is time for WOMEN in every village, town, and city in every country to promote NO VIOLENCE and NO WAR!
  • It is time for WOMEN to UNITE in their own country to influence their own government together with women in every country AT THE SAME TIME to renounce war! 
  • It is time for WOMEN to be the PEACEMAKERS!

A GMofNV and a CALL to WOMEN will affect the links between militarism and violence, the links between gender equality and peace, and the links between feminist movement-building and violence against women.

Women uniting as the peacemakers and promoting nonviolence will affect all women’s issues! 

A GMofNV is a comprehensive plan to include mobilizing, an action plan, new conflict resolution protocols, a Gandhi constructive phase of working together “For the Children,” plus much, much more.

The objective is to attain POLITICAL CLOUT (for everyone) to promote a new narrative of committing to nonviolence and committing to working for humanity – helping others!

The world is becoming more and more divided and violent.  It is time to UNITE!  THE TIME IS NOW!

Please see www.GSofNV.org   The website was developed for the planning stage only.  The “SPECIAL” tactics are confidential and not on the website.

A GMofNV and a CALL to WOMEN are designed to begin immediately and are one step away from beginning.  Please post your thoughts and contact me to participate.

Peace and Love,

Andre Sheldon

Director, Global Strategy of Nonviolence 

Facilitator, CALL to WOMEN, a World-Wide Unity Campaign

Home number: +1-617- 964-5267

Email:  Andre (at) GlobalStrategyofNonviolence.org          

Website: www.GlobalStrategyofNonviolence.org 

Facebook: Global Movement of Nonviolence

P.S.  I am a man, a person, 65 years old, who believes society can change from a male-dominated society to a partnership society (cultural transformation theory from the Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler) and am dedicated to help bring it to fruition. 

Riane Eisler wrote to me: “I was moved by your deep understanding of my work, your quotes from Chalice, and your commitment to empowering women. Your initiative is great...”

Louise Diamond - Author, Activist - “Andre, Thanks for sending the information on your wonderful project.  The children are indeed a unifying force, and women are indeed the active agents of a most great peace.  Your GSofNV/Call to Women can enliven the spirit of peace that we so desperately need on the planet in these days.”

Gila Svirsky - Co-founder of Coalition for Women for Peace and Women in Black           “I completely agree with your vision and overall approach – to mobilize women to lead the way to peace.  This has been core to our peace activism in Israel for almost 20 years.”          

Margarita Papandreou - Former 1st lady of Greece, Co-founder of WINPEACE -- "This sounds like a positive initiative." (See letter below)  

Marianne Williamson – Author, Activist, and Spiritual Leader

“What you have created is so remarkably relevant to everything that's going on in the world. I join with you in hoping that the women of the world unite, and unite in time, to lead humanity back to its heart.

QUOTES

Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee said to the UN Security Council:  "We find ourselves at a place where the need for international peace is even greater now than (at any time) in the history of our world." 

Oprah Winfrey in People Magazine wrote,  “What I’m looking for is some kind of leadership to come out of this to say, ‘This is what we want. This is what has to change, and these are the steps that we need to take to make these changes, and this is what we’re willing to do to get it.’ ”

Naomi Klein, author, environmental activist wrote, “… strengthening the threads tying together our various issues and movements – is, I would argue, the most pressing task of anyone concerned with social and economic justice.”

Jill Stein, U.S. Presidential Candidate of the Green Party said, “The challenge of our era is to bring our movements together so we’re working with a common agenda and to some extent a common strategy.”

Margarita Papandreou - Former 1st lady of Greece, Co-founder of WINPEACE

"This sounds like a positive initiative." (See letter below)  

Marianne Williamson – Author, Activist, and Spiritual Leader

“What you have created is so remarkably relevant to everything that's going on in the world. I join with you in hoping that the women of the world unite, and unite in time, to lead humanity back to its heart.

 

Letter from Margarita Papandreou

Dear Andre Sheldon, this sounds like a positive initiative and especially if you line up a group of women who have experience with working for a culture of peace, that is, for non-violent solutions to conflict. I am interested in participating, but I would like to hear more about your plans and strategy. It is not an easy mission.  We had one of the largest anti-war movements ever seen prior to the war in Iraq which included not only non-governmental organizations, but many governments and outstanding personalities throughout the world. Despite this, the US Administration went ahead with a war on the Iraqi people. We have to think carefully as to how we can be effective.

I will be waiting eagerly for more information from you. By the way, I am heartened that you are a man. After all, it is still true that men make the decisions on the use of violence to resolve a conflict. Either women’s perspectives get injected into the decision making process, or we have to change the mentality of men. Probably both.

Yours in peace and love, Margarita Papandreou, founder of the Center of Research and Action on Peace (KEDE) and co-founder along with Zeynep Oral of WINPEACE, a Greek-Turkish-Cyprus women’s peace initiative for peace among our countries.

This post was submitted in response to Is Your Voice in the Room?.

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