PEERS: Supporting Transformation
Dear subscriber to the PEERS Inspiration and Education list,
Public Education and Empowerment Resource Service (PEERS) is now poised to take our inspiring work to a new level. Deeply committed to supporting transformation in our world through inspiration and education, PEERS incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in January 2006. We declared a clear vision of building a brighter future through inspiring a sense of global community based on love and cooperation, and through educating the public to little-known forces underlying the political and economic structures that shape our world. The greatest part of our work involves both the ongoing development of several popular websites dedicated to these goals, and the creation of a several exciting new websites.
Through our current websites and their related email lists, PEERS provides important but often overlooked news from reliable sources, as well as inspirational stories, exercises, and community-building ideas designed to promote social harmony and inspire people to join in transforming our world into a better place for all in the human family. The PEERS websites have received over two million visits from around the world and our combined emails lists now have more than 4,000 subscribers from over 75 countries.
Our inspiring Moment of Love website at www.momentoflove.org is a powerful reminder that every person in the world has a heart and that every heart has a place within that wants only to love and be loved. The Web of Love website at www.weboflove.org invites visitors to join in strengthening the energetic web of love that interconnects the hearts of all people on earth. Several simple exercises give empowering ideas on deepening our connection with ourselves and with all around us. Both websites also have information on how to form a local Circle of Love for any group which is interested in joining in this powerful work.
Another website, Global Community for All, provides inspiring ideas and information for community building based on the principle that we all benefit when we celebrate and learn from our diversity, and when we join in choosing what's best for all people as we invite ever-greater love, healing, and empowerment into all of our lives. The most visited PEERS website, www.WantToKnow.info, specializes in revealing critical information about important cover-ups of which few are aware. Using reliable, verifiable sources such as key news articles from the major media and revealing government documents, this highly educational website exposes hidden forces and agendas which too often lead to increased conflict, war, and injustice in our world.
A major new project about which we are excited is the development of a website for what we are calling the Transformation Team, at www.transformationteam.net. We would like to focus a significant portion of our efforts in the coming year on this important community-building website. We envision this website becoming a key portal of "conscious community in action," where deeply committed participants from around the world come together and use a variety of empowering networking tools available on the website to help further transform our planet to a new way of living based on love and empowerment.
PEERS provides all information compiled on our websites and email lists free of charge and without advertising. We start with the understanding that every one of us makes a difference in our world. By reminding people of this, and inspiring them to take action both in their personal lives and in the greater society, PEERS is making a big difference in building a more just, cooperative world. The large number of supportive and grateful emails we receive demonstrate that our efforts are greatly appreciated by an ever-growing number of the people.
Until this February, though a number of key volunteers provided invaluable support, I was the only person working full-time at PEERS. Because of my deep belief that one person can make a big difference, I decided in early 2004 to greatly reduce my paid professional work, to forget about the need for a retirement nest-egg, and to dedicate all of my savings to bring the vision of PEERS and the websites I founded into reality. I worked entirely as a volunteer as the driving force to develop the websites to their current form.
Then this March, even though PEERS had only received about $10,000 in donations in our first year (2006) — far from enough to pay anyone's salary — the all-volunteer leadership of PEERS decided to take a risk and hire our first paid employee. Through our transformation network, we found a wonderful, capable man named Tod Fletcher. I committed to use my own dwindling savings to pay Tod's salary if sufficient donations do not come in. Shortly after this decision, three wonderful supporters contributed a total of over $10,000, which will cover four months of Tod's salary. Yet in order to pay Tod's continuing salary and eventually hire a few more support staff, we will be depending on dedicated people like you to support us.
To support our bold vision for the future, we invite you to contribute to PEERS. Thanks to our nonprofit status, all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. To make a donation by check, money order, or credit card, please visit www.peerservice.org/donations. Automatic monthly contributions are particularly appreciated as they enable us to have some certainty in our long-range planning. You can help further by contacting us with the names of people or organizations (especially charitable foundations) which might be inspired to support our work. We are very interested in building mutually empowering relationships with all who are deeply committed to the work of global transformation.
Empowering global transformation is the great challenge of our time as we move forward into this new millennium. We are excited to join with you in meeting this challenge by spreading ever more love and inspiration both in our personal lives and in our world. If you have any questions or would like to collaborate with us in any way, please contact us at www.peerservice.org/contactuspeers.php. Thank you for your efforts towards creating a more loving, supportive world for ourselves, our children, and for future generations.
Special Note: For any who are interested in an engaging talk I gave on both transformation and cover-ups available on Google video, please see https://www.personalgrowthcourses.net/video/fred_burks/fred_burks_2006_rvml
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www.momentoflove.org - Every person in the world has a heart
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www.WantToKnow.info - Reliable, verifiable information on major cover-ups
www.weboflove.org - Strengthening the Web of Love that interconnects us all
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