Our tiny organization named itself the Living Earth Movement. We were fully aware that we could not be such a “movement”. But we thought we could aim at joining forces with many organizations and individuals that cared about a living Earth. One absolute requirement for a living Earth is a peaceful Earth, and we have wholeheartedly committed ourselves to join many others in working against war.

But we believe that real peace is not simply the absence of war between nations, important as that is. It is also a world in which humanity ceases to treat the rest of the world simply We hope as something to be exploited. We want to live in harmony with other species in what some of us like to call an ecological civilization. We hope that we can widen and deepen the meaning of peace so that most of its advocates will join us in seeking other dimensions of peace.

We are a part of a family of organizations inspired by the radically Postmodern thinking of Alfred North Whitehead. He has shown us that our interconnectedness is more fundamental to our very existence than the modern world has acknowledged. This is part of the move from a clockwork universe to an organic one. We sense that more and more people are ready to listen to alternatives to modern reductionism.

We appreciate the opportunity we have this week to address a much larger audience than we are usually able to reach. It is my hope that all of the organizations that have been pushing for these changes will appreciate the opportunities to become better known. I hope we will support each other so as to illustrate our strong conviction that cooperation needs to replace competition as fundamental in human relationships. Please give this opportunity some priority this week.
John Cobb

World Unity Week

WORLD UNITY WEEK 2023 – New Earth Rising June 17-23, 2023

World UNITY Week is an annual FREE, online 8-day event embracing the mid-year Solstice, Yoga Day, UN Refugee Day, World Peace & Prayer Day and a vast array of interconnected global content. This year World UNITY Week launches the 99 Days of Peace through Unity culminating in Peace Week in September. World UNITY Week offers something for EVERYONE with a host of inspiring, engaging and interactive events, presentations and co-creative opportunities.  https://worldunityweek.org/

 If a picture is worth a thousand words, this special issue of the Living Earth Movement newsletter focused on the 99 Days of Peace Through Unity is perhaps worth a million words. We say that because some of the organizations founded, cofounded, and or inspired by John Cobb are now connecting with the worlds of World Unity Week, the Holomovement, and Peace on Earth by 2030.

The 99 Days just began June 17th with the 4th international World Unity Week.  John Cobb and representatives of several affiliated organizations are among the presenters that could reach a potential combined audience of 3.4 million people world-wide.  Living Earth is one of 34 Peace on Earth 2030 Partners , we are a member of the EARTHwise Partnership Alliance for a Planetary Civilization, and  our inspired action project to publish and produce multimedia content including How-To-Guidebooks based on the work of John B. Cobb is 1 of the first 17 Holon Projects accepted by the Holomovement.

Please make time to check out these organizations and their programs, especially the half-dozen listed below with direct or indirect connections to people and organizations you already participate with and support!

20230621 Earth Crisis Support Groups

Earth Crisis Support Groups! Bonnie Tarwater and John Cobb Introduce Resources for Small Groups to Prepare for Crises and Experience Visionary Ways of Living and Loving One Another

Rev. Bonnie Tarwater and John B. Cobb will  introduce Earth Crisis Support Groups that we hope will spread around the world. The aim is to create small communities of radical love for individuals to share the truth about the worst existential threat currently to the human family and our common home, Mother Earth.  They will review how these groups came into being and share the guidelines so you will learn how to join, begin and run a support group.  
Wednesday June 21 from 1:00 to 2:oo pm EDT – 10:00 to 11:00 PDT
ZOOM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3025719458

20230622 John Cobb Speech

John Cobb and Representatives of Several Organizations That Offer Opportunities for Practicing Empowerment, Oneness, Unity, Cooperation, Abundance, Love, and Faith 365 Days A Year

They will each briefly describe how their resources relate to New Earth Rising and the 7 main themes of Empowerment, Oneness, Unity, Cooperation, Abundance, Love, and Faith.  The organizations, founded, cofounded, and or inspired by Dr. Cobb include: Living Earth Movement, the Cobb Institute, Pando Populus, Institute for Ecological Civilization, and the Institute for Postmodern Development of China. The Youth Dialogues Sharing from the Heart program cosponsored by 3 of these organizations will be introduced in this session and also have an hour-long program on Thursday, June 22 from 9:00 to 10:00 EDT.

Thursday, June 22 from 4:00 to 5:30 EDT – 1:00 to 2:30 PDT
ZOOM link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86928723601?pwd=cHZ1Y3hOY21VTC9sRU1LTG9OWHFIQT09

20220622 Living Earth Youth Dialogues

Living Earth Youth Dialogues Sharing from the Heart

Living Earth Youth Dialogues Sharing from the Heart is a monthly initiative where young people from China and the United States come together around the pressing ecological, cultural, and spiritual issues of our time. Through sharing thoughts, personal stories, and actions in local settings, Chinese and American youth will begin building cross-cultural bonds to support a vision of a new, ecological civilization. They talk about food, poetry, gardening, solutions for the climate crisis, or life itself.  Along the way, they will converse with John B. Cobb, Jr., age 97, a pioneer in seed planting for an Ecological Civilization.

For World Unity Week, the coordinators of the program—Jared Morningstar (American) and Vivian Song (Chinese)—will present on the vision behind the initiative and share the numerous successful cross-cultural dialogues the program has facilitated thus far. Jared and Vivian will showcase a number of the Chinese and American presenters who have come to share their work and ideas in the dialogues.

Thursday June 22, 9:00 to 10:00pm EDT – 6:00 to 7:00pm PDT
ZOOM Meeting URL


Meeting ID: 817 9148 4894

US China Choice Point

U.S CHINA CHOICE POINT! Peaceful Coexistence and Cooperation on Climate Solutions or War & Sixth Mass Extinction.  Join John Cobb and the Living Earth Movement and Help Minimize Conflict and Potential War.

Friday June 23, 2:00 to 3:00pm EDT 11:00 to noon PDT


Love, Empathy and Loving Your Enemy


Ignacio Castuera and Dr. John B. Cobb, Jr. reflect on the relevance to world peace of John F. Kennedy’s 1963 speech that led to a nuclear arms agreement with the Soviet Union.  Sixty years ago President Kennedy called for a serious undertaking of Peace Making.  President Kennedy’s emphasis on empathy will be explored seeking ways to apply it to our current situation with both Russia and China. They will look at his suggestions and will discuss ways of making his summons relevant to our time.

Friday June 23, 4:00 to 5:00pm EDT – 1:00 to 2:00  PDT


We are also very happy to share details of this exciting World Unity Week premiere by Audrey Kitagawa and David Korten, two founding members of the Living Earth Organizing Committee.

20230622 World Unity Week Plenary Event

PLENARY EVENT: FOR THE LOVE OF LIFE: Finding Our Way to An Ecological Civilazation  Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM America/New_York Website: Session Link

The world premiere of a new film in which David Korten discusses the arc of his life’s work in uncovering the true impacts of economic policies.

With increasing numbers of Americans believing China is the nation’s greatest enemy, our initiatives to encourage cooperation between the U.S. and China are highly valuable resources. We are very grateful for the increasing level of participation in the Living Earth Movement, especially in our regular conversations about U.S. and China and our new Living Earth Youth Dialogues programs.

 We invite you to consider making a donation to help support our continuing growth and evolution toward the most crucial and timely vision and mission John Cobb continues to inspire us with. Living Earth Movement is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit and donations are deductible in accordance with IRS guidelines. Donations may easily be made using credit and debit cards through donorbox on the LEM website. If you would prefer to donate via check, via stocks by Stock Donator, by mail or make other arrangements, please let us know.

 Thank you for your participation in the Living Earth Movement!  Please feel free to contact me anytime at 760-212-9931 or charlesbetterton@gmail.com.

Charles Betterton, Executive Director, Living Earth Movement
Charles Betterton, MSCED

Executive Director

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