Instead of condensing the six references below into a post, the references are offered here, and readers are encouraged to consider the complete text of each piece (the article, the section, the documents) as a part of a larger whole. If readers do that, as I have done, maybe then they will see why I think of the work of The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative (at www.ipcri.net) as a way of being proactive about steps which would be best taken sooner rather than later.

1) May 27, 2012 article in the Huffington Post by Simon Johnson and Peter Boone titled “The End of the Euro: A Survivor’s Guide” (at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/simon-johnson/euro-collapse_b_1549444.html )

2) May 28, 2012 article at the Energy Bulletin website by Michael Klare titled “Global Scarcity: Scramble for Dwindling Natural Resources” (at http://energybulletin.net/stories/2012-05-28/global-scarcity-scramble-dw... )

3) Section VI. (p. 105-107) (titled “Four Summaries of Critical Challenges Ahead”, from “Calling ‘the better angels of our nature’: A Multi-Angle View of the Debt Crises” (January, 2012; 398 pages) by this writer (at http://www.ipcri.net/A_Multi-Angle_View_of_the_Debt_Crises.pdf )

4) The 1 page document “A List of Ten Critical Challenges Ahead” [List created by this writer for The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative. This document is included in “IPCR Outreach 2012”. For more information, and access to all documents which are a part of “IPCR Outreach 2012”, visit http://www.ipcri.net/IPCR-Outreach-2012.html )]

5) The 1 page document “The Potential of Community Visioning Initiatives (in 500 words)” (by this writer) [This document is included in “IPCR Outreach 2012”. For more information, and access to all documents which are a part of “IPCR Outreach 2012”, visit http://www.ipcri.net/IPCR-Outreach-2012.html ]

6) The document “Much Unrealized Potential for Community Service” (by this writer) [This document is included in “IPCR Outreach 2012”. For more information, and access to all documents which are a part of “IPCR Outreach 2012”, visit http://www.ipcri.net/IPCR-Outreach-2012.html )]

For a Peaceful and Sustainable Future,

Stefan Pasti, Founder and Outreach Coordinator The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative (www.ipcri.net)