May 02 2012

UN Council Members Join Tutu for Virtual Conference

Better World Forum 2012” is an online conference and exposition featuring an array of leaders and teachers involved in cultural, economic, environmental and political change.

The forum held its first session during the weekend of April 21-22. Its second session, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT, April 28-29, is open to anyone who wants to participate, either by telephone or online. Rev. Moldow, an ordained interfaith minister who serves as facilitator to URI’s United Nations Council, will address the program at 2 p.m. April 28, Willard will join Dot Maver, president of the National Peace Academy, to discuss the UN’s International Day of Peace at 4 p.m. April 28. She will also talk about Push 4 Peace – a worldwide effort to generate one billion acts of peace from Sept. 21 to Dec. 21, 2012.

Other featured speakers for the forum will include Archbishop Tutu, who will introduce the event; Bill McKibben, John Perkins, Almas Jiwani, Robert Thurman, Helen Caldicott, Jack Healey, Hazel Henderson and several organizers of the Occupy movement.

Admission to “Better World Forum 2012” is $34 USD and includes access to recordings of the forum’s first weekend session.

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