Introducing myself and my journal: Director of Global Strategy on Nonviolence

Andre Sheldon
Posted October 24, 2014 from United States

About Me: Namaste. I am a peace activist promoting women and nonviolence. For the past 12 years, I have developed an initiative for women to UNITE as the PEACEMAKERS and take a POLITICAL VOICE to create WORLD PEACE. The plan is for non-governmental women leaders to issue a CALL to WOMEN, a World-Wide Unity Campaign, designed for women to "Reach into Every Household" to promote a Global Movement of Nonviolence, For the Children (GMofNV).

The plan is ready to be implemented now. All that is needed is one last element -- leadership. All the grassroot movements have started from the bottom up and they are everywhere and women leaders can tie them all together via a GMofNV. I have been very fortunate to have had prominent people support and encourage my work -- author and sociologist Elise Boulding and author, activist, and historian Howard Zinn.

I worked in the hospitality industry as a manager and Maitre D' for 35 years and consider myself a people person. For whatever reason in life, I try to look at the big picture and think as big as possible. I believe that Gandhi and King and all the sages throughout history have attempted to teach us that nonviolence is the answer. Therefore it is logical to find the best representative of nonviolence possible. My research has shown that women represent respect and genuine caring better than any other group. Women will be successful because they have the pride, courage, and desire to create world peace. Women will include men. The movement is for everyone, as the Civil Rights movement in the U.S. was for everyone!

Women can reach out with the olive branch, state that they come in peace, and that they want to help their fellow human beings. Until women unite as the peacemakers, there will be no peace. It will not be easy. There will be risks. The key is to get the movement started. It will then take on a life of its own.

I am a man, a person, 63 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.

Peace and Love, Andre

My Passions: Peace, Good Will, and Compassion

My Challenges: Overcome Catch 22

My Vision for the Future: A world of helping others

My Areas of Expertise: Hospitality and Communications

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  • Sherna Alexander Benjamin
    Oct 29, 2014
    Oct 29, 2014

    Dear Andre,

    Let me take this opportunity to welcome you to WorldPusle, your voice have already begun to make waves. I am in awe at your post and I commend you highly being a man and being active in this work to bring women together to stand in solidarity and peace is a remarkable thing.

    Supporting women in this work is history making as we all make history in our own way. Encouraging men to be partners in this cause of advocacy is critical and I once again commend you. You have taken up a beautiful and fulfilling task, giving hope to women, bringing equality and justice to the marginalized and removing stigmas and bias with peace, love and unity.

    May our voices unite in this cause, may women stand and be counted and may the future be bright for all. Your last sentence speaks hope and I look forward to the fruition of such hope. "I am a man, a person, 63 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."

  • Andre Sheldon
    Oct 30, 2014
    Oct 30, 2014

    Hello Sherna,

    I am a very fortunate to be working to create peace. When I saw what the women represent, I knew it was exactly for me. I come from a business background am hoping to help facilitate women creating peace. I have a full funding and philanthropic plan designed to provide the means for the women to create history. The grassroot organizations everywhere have started from the bottom up and now it is time to tie them all together. The welfare of the CHILDREN is the motivation. It all depends on "leadership."

    This is a formal request for you to network with the most influential women you know and ask them to contact me. A team is being created at this very moment to enlist the most prominent non-governmental women in the world to lead a Global Peace Movement. Are you able to assist?

    Please contact me at your earliest convenience. The children are watching!

    Peace and Love, Andre

    Andre Sheldon Director, Global Strategy of Nonviolence Facilitator, CALL to WOMEN, a World-Wide Unity Campaign Cell number: +1-617-413-9064, Home number: +1-617- 964-5267 Email: Website: Facebook: Global Movement of Nonviolence

  • Sherna Alexander Benjamin
    Nov 02, 2014
    Nov 02, 2014

    Dear Andre,

    This information is truly insightful and for you to take up such a project is highly commendable. Especially one where you are working towards allowing women a space to use their voices. There are great women in this community Reach out to the community.

    As a woman anything I can do to assist to women around the world have a platform to express their concerns I am willing to do to help advance the cause of women and organizations such as this one and my own organization to which I belong.

  • Yvette Warren
    Nov 03, 2014
    Nov 03, 2014

    Welcome to World Pulse, Andre.

    I, too, am 63 years old and spent over 20 years in food service management, where I was privileged to teach employment skills to many for whom I advocated for fair wages and treatment. I have been mostly a full-time volunteer for the last 25 years, having been president of several non-profit organizations in New Orleans.

    I am greeting you from New Orleans. It is wonderful for the future of our world that you choose to use your many gifts to work toward world peace. World Pulse exists to share our strengths with those who need them. Many of us are finding reasons to continue hoping through our contacts on World Pulse.

    I think you would be interested in the work of one human rights and peace journalist and leader that I met through World Pulse. Here is a recent story, "The Human Shield," that she wrote and had published about women uniting to actively advocate for peace and human rights.

    Your visions are one step closer to achievement when you network in such a strong group of empowered people. You are only one person, but you are smart enough to know that our power is exponential when combined with other powerful people. In order to learn more about what World Pulse has to offer, please read the guide to getting started

    You are now a part of a thriving grassroots network of women leaders and supporters from more than 190 countries. I look forward to hearing more of your voice in WorldPulse.

    You may also want to contact another close World Pulse sister and strong leader, Olutosin Oladosu-Adebowale, who is working in Nigeria to educate children and empower women through education and entrepreneurship.

    I believe that homo sapiens are on the brink of annihilating our earth. This is a critical time in human culture. I know that women and men uniting against the Vietnam War changed our culture in the USA, but we are in danger of, again, having war become the primary way our economy thrives. I would love to see your mission statement, organizational charts, strategic action plan, and funding needs and plan.

    Continue to be a blessing.

  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Nov 24, 2014
    Nov 24, 2014

    Hey Andre! Welcome to Worldpulse community!

    You are now part of a thriving network of grassroots women leaders and supporters from more than 190 countries. It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

    Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you.