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Introduction

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Welcome! This Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Campaigns Discussion Forum has been created to provide a location for sharing ideas, documents, and resources relating to Tipping Point Action: Citizen Participation in Times of Unprecedented Challenges. A 5 page introduction to the Tipping Point Action Campaign is posted in this section (as a "sticky"), and also in the Tipping Point Action Campaign section.

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by Stefan Pasti
Apr 10, 2014 8:19:46 GMT

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Open to topics not covered by other sections--and to constructive postings which will contribute to making this Discussion Forum a resource for members and visitors

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Tipping Point Action

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Beginning in December, 2013, The CPCS Initiative is launching a new and comprehensive campaign called “Tipping Point Action: Citizen Participation in Times of Overcoming Unprecedented Challenges”.

The Constellations of Initiatives which are part of this campaign: Planetary Distress Signal Campaign; 1000 Community Visioning Initiatives Campaign; Preliminary Survey Development (in preparation for Community Visioning Initiatives); CPCS Campaigns Discussion Forum; Community Visioning Initiatives Clearinghouse; Neighborhood Learning Centers Clearinghouse; Community Good News Networks; Spiritual Friendships; and 24/7 Peace Vigils. (In addition, many initiatives and projects will be created or assisted by the above initiatives. More information on these campaigns/initiatives is provided in the introductory post "Tipping Point Action...").

The primary goal of these campaigns/initiatives is to encourage citizens from every variety of circumstances to help create, become involved, contribute to, and participate in one or more of the thousands of Community Visioning Initiatives (or similar stakeholder engagement/collaborative problem solving processes designed to maximize citizen participation) which will be needed to exponentially accelerate solution-oriented activity at this critical time.

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1 1 Tipping Point Action Campaign
by Stefan Pasti
Dec 31, 2013 17:49:03 GMT

Outreach for the Tipping Point Action Campaign

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There is now a webpage for outreach efforts associated with the Tipping Point Action Campaign (at http://cpcsc.info/tpa-outreach/ ). The Campaign is seeking volunteers, and much information is provided about how volunteers can assist the campaign.

1 1 General Outreach Letter to People Working in Related Fields
by Stefan Pasti
Apr 7, 2014 15:21:50 GMT

Press Kit for Tipping Point Action Campaign

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A Press Kit for the Tipping Point Action Campaign is now accessible at http://cpcsc.info/press-kit/ .

The Press Kit has been created to assist newspaper reporters (and other media representatives) with appreciating the valuable contributions which can be made by the Tipping Point Action Campaign—and to assist reporters and other interested people with sharing information about the Tipping Point Action Campaign.

The Press Kit has also been created as a way of sharing information about the Tipping Point Action Campaign with organizations and individuals working along similar lines.

The Tipping Point Action Campaign Coordinator, Stefan Pasti, welcomes comments, questions, suggestions, etc on how to improve this Press Kit—and such input can be contributed here--in the “Press Kit” section of the CPCS Campaigns Discussion Forum--or directly to him at stefanpasti@gmx.com

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by Stefan Pasti
Feb 16, 2014 15:40:03 GMT

Documents and Resources

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If during their explorations into key documents, volunteers (or other visitors, etc) find there are suggestions they could make—especially along the lines of critical challenge anaylsis (and evidence), and solution pathways options—they are encouraged to make suggestions to Stefan Pasti, CPCS Initiative Resource Coordinator (stefanpasti@gmx.com )--or contribute them to this "Documents and Resources" section of the CPCS Campaigns Discussion Forum.

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Planetary Distress Signal Campaign

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The primary goal of the “Planetary Distress Signal” Campaign is to provide, and encourage the creation of, critical challenge assessment alerts, executive summaries, and longer compilations of evidence, as resources which can be used in the Neighborhood Learning Centers (and other educational contexts).

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by Stefan Pasti
Dec 23, 2013 14:00:18 GMT

The "1000 Community Visioning Initiatives" Campaign

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The primary goal of the “1000 Community Visioning Initiatives” Campaign is to provide, and encourage the creation of, outlines for stakeholder engagement/collaborative problem solving processes which are designed to maximize citizen participation—and which citizens from every variety of circumstances (every variety of differences in language, cultural background, economic circumstances, and belief systems) can trust, and believe in… (i.e. trust and believe that such processes will make best use of the knowledge and skills each person has to contribute).

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by Stefan Pasti
Dec 23, 2013 14:02:51 GMT

Twitter Outreach

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The CPCS Initiative has already been carrying out Twitter Outreach to share ideas, documents, and resources; to share the key document “Invitation Package for Possible Board of Advisors (at www.cpcsc.info)” ; and to actively seek out people willing to serve on a CPCS Board of Advisors. CPCS Twitter Outreach will now be focusing on sharing ideas, documents, and resources which will advance the above Campaign Goals. People interested in supporting these campaigns can a) follow Stefan Pasti ("CommuntyPeacebuildin" at Twitter), and allow the Campaign Tweets to reach more people and 2) share ideas, documents, and resources which will advance the campaign goals.

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4 4 Twitter Outreach from January 7, 2014 (3:30 pm)
by Stefan Pasti
Jan 7, 2014 21:42:00 GMT

Letters and Other Contributions to Local Newspapers

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There are two kinds of articles in particular which local newspapers could bring on, or do more of, which would represent a new and improved social contract with their readers, and provide many valuable community services:

a) articles about “seed” ideas, which may be most helpful to the local community they serve, but which need people support and financial support to realize their potential
b) articles about existing initiatives which are directly related to resolving some of the complex critical challenges of our times, as a way of helping residents learn more about how they can make best use of their time, energy, and financial support.

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by Stefan Pasti
Jan 7, 2014 21:46:13 GMT

Invitation Packages for Board of Advisors

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The CPCS Initiative created a large document titled “Invitation Package for Possible Board of Advisors (at www.cpcsc.info )” as a way of demonstrating that there was more than enough evidence to require problem solving on a scale most of us have never known before—and more than enough resources to overcome the critical challenges of our times. People interested in forming local initiatives to carry out Community Visioning Initiatives (regardless of whether they are associated with the CPCS Initiative or not) can make use of CPCS Initiative resources in any way that will benefit their efforts. Hopefully, more and more people will come to appreciate the need for Community Visioning Initiatives at this critical time, and more such initiatives will start up. As these initiatives start up, documents which have proven most effective as “Invitation Packages for Board of Advisors” can be shared through the CPCS Campaigns Discussion Forum, a Community Visioning Initiatives Clearinghouse website, or through other key websites which work the best for sharing ideas.

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2 2 "Invitation Package" and supporting documents now accessible
by Stefan Pasti
Nov 18, 2013 21:02:23 GMT

CVI Clearinghouse

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The sharing of Community Visioning Initiative experiences and Neighborhood Learning Centers experiences through clearinghouse websites would be a key (if we will use it) to making the most of learning experiences worldwide—and such sharing would surely contribute much to transforming the many challenges ahead into inspiring experiences of collaboration, peacebuilding, and community revitalization. The CPCS Initiative will be encouraging discussion on the priority goals for such clearinghouses, at the CPCS Campaign Discussion Forum.

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CTLC Clearinghouse

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The sharing of Community Visioning Initiative experiences and Neighborhood Learning Centers experiences through clearinghouse websites would be a key (if we will use it) to making the most of learning experiences worldwide—and such sharing would surely contribute much to transforming the many challenges ahead into inspiring experiences of collaboration, peacebuilding, and community revitalization. The CPCS Initiative will be encouraging discussion on the priority goals for such clearinghouses, at the CPCS Campaign Discussion Forum.

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Community Good News Networks

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One of the Constellations of Initiatives (9 initiatives) which make up the Tipping Point Action Campaign is Community Good News Networks. Here is the description in the 5 page introduction to the Tipping Point Campaign:

Community Good News Networks can be created by bringing together elders and young people, and asking them to send notecards of gratitude and encouragement—and invitations to visit—to people who are making genuine contributions of good will in the local community or region. By this process, young people (who are in the process of becoming responsible citizens) can learn how to identify—and can experience first hand—the special qualities of inspiring role models in the community.

1 1 Introduction to Community Good News Networks
by Stefan Pasti
Jan 5, 2014 22:52:42 GMT

Spiritual Friendships

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One of the Constellations of Initiatives (9 initiatives) which make up the Tipping Point Action Campaign is Community Good News Networks. Here is the description in the 5 page introduction to the Tipping Point Campaign:

Spiritual Friendships— As mentioned earlier, the treasured wisdom of religious, spiritual, and moral traditions can be most helpful as people seek out ways to have high quality of life while using much less material goods and ecological services. A Spiritual Friendships project can help people find mutual support and encouragement; and in communities where there are many diverse belief systems, spiritual friendships between people of different faiths and traditions can help the transition from a community separated into many factions to a community where there are many new forms of cooperation.

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1 1 An Introduction to Spiritual Friendships
by Stefan Pasti
Jan 5, 2014 23:00:43 GMT

24/7 Peace Vigils

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One of the Constellations of Initiatives (9 initiatives) which make up the Tipping Point Action Campaign is 24/7 Peace Vigils. Here is the description in the 5 page introduction to the Tipping Point Campaign:

There is, at this time, a profound need for forgiveness, reconciliation, and peace. Inviting representatives from as many religious, spiritual, and moral traditions as possible to maintain a local community 24/7 Peace Vigil (2 page description written in 2013) is one way to respond to this need. A key feature of such Peace Vigils would be an emphasis on silent forms of spiritual (or other) practices. These kind of Peace Vigils can have many positive benefits, including: a) the discipline required for each tradition to maintain a presence would sharpen the spiritual (and other) practices of many participants b) many people may recognize these Peace Vigil sites as inspiring places to reinforce their own silent spiritual (or other) practices c) much good fellowship and friendship could be created by such a project—fellowship and friendship which could result in more community-wide cooperation on service-oriented projects, and improved relations between people with different belief systems.

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1 1 An Introduction to 24/7 Peace Vigils
by Stefan Pasti
Jan 5, 2014 23:12:02 GMT

Sunday 9:00am--11:00 am (GMT-5) Peace Vigil

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On the "Outreach for the Tipping Point Action Campaign" (at http://cpcsc.info/tpa-outreach/, see Section F), this writer describes a peace vigil he has initiated.

As a way of keeping a kind of journal, this writer will offer some of his thoughts and experiences here about his participation in the Sunday 9:00 am—11:00 am (GMT-5) Peace Vigil. If other participants, observers, and visitors offer thoughts and experiences also, then this space can become a “Community Journal” for this particular Peace Vigil.

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1 1 Journal Entry for Sunday Peace Vigil (1/19/14)
by Stefan Pasti
Jan 19, 2014 17:20:23 GMT

Related Crowdfunding Campaigns

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Many local Community Visioning Initiatives and Neighborhood Learning Centers can be created through local crowdfunding campaigns. Again, details of successful campaigns would be valuable resources to share in a CPCS Discussion Forum, or a clearinghouse website.

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Related Crowdsourcing Campaigns

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There are now many different kinds of crowdsourcing campaigns. As these CPCS Campaigns progress, there may be a number of crowdsourcing campaigns which are related to creating “Planetary Distress Signal” documents for Neighborhood Learning Centers, and outlines for collaborative problem solving process which maximize citizen participation at the local community level. The CPCS Initiative is planning to start up two crowdsourcing campaigns in association with each of the two campaigns discussed in this paper. Results from these campaigns will be valuable resources for a CPCS Discussion Forum, or a clearinghouse website.

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1 1 Tipping Point Action at MIT Climate Crowdsourcing Platform
by Stefan Pasti
Feb 24, 2014 11:53:01 GMT

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