World Unity Week Solstice Celebration
As an expansion of our traditional Solstice celebration, Novasutras is partnering with the organizers of World Unity Week. In addition to our 2:00pm Pacific (21:00 UTC) online gathering, you can celebrate the Solstice with global blessings on the World Unity Week site.
The 2020 Solstice will be like none other. Beginning with an Indigenous-led global Opening Ceremony that follows the sun starting on Friday, June 19, 10:00 PM EDT [June 20th 02:00 UTC] and leads to a World Unity Ceremony that includes over 100 NGOS and all the Interfaith and Inter-spiritual voices of Mother Earth on June 20, at 8:00 PM EDT [June 21st 00:00 UTC].
This promises to be one of the most interconnected and diverse prayer ceremonies ever held, especially at this time of great suffering for our Human Family.
“2020 it’s not just another solstice,” organizers have said.
…The Opening Global Ceremony… is being facilitated by Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. of the Ihanktowan and Chickasaw Nations.
“On June 20, 2020, it will be crystal clear that our Indigenous Peoples, of Mother Earth, are spiritually rising and unifying, uplifting our Human Family, everywhere all at once, in unprecedented, unified action, as prophesied.“ — Chief Phil Lane Jr.World Unity Week press release
More World Unity Week Events
Events continue throughout the week, with the International Day of Yoga on June 21st, and other exciting events and discussions each day through June 27th. Novasutras Uplifters plan to host several discussions, meditations and workshops as part of this worldwide celebration. There will be lots of other World Unity Week events that will interest members of the Novasutras community. These online events…
… are being carried by media platforms such as Unify, UPLIFT, the SINE Network, and Shift Network, comprising a potential audience of over 10 million people…World Unity Week press release
Key conversations during World UNITY Week will spotlight such topics as collective climate action, partnerships for peace, global governance, interfaith harmony, interracial justice, sustainable and regenerative development, the role of business and economics, human rights, disarmament and other key elements of a new kind of future that we want to create.
Dr. Marty K. Casey is a leader in the Black Lives Matter movement from St. Louis who is holding a program inside World UNITY Week. Dr. Casey reflected “Unity is a creative collaboration that must be experienced by all!“
World Unity Week will include six Open Space Sessions in which participants self-organize into 60 minute sessions and focus on answering the framing question:
What is needed to mobilize a world unity movement?
Water is also a major theme of World UNITY Week. World UNITY Water Day will be celebrated on Wednesday June 24 and is devoted to water and water-related issues. EcoPeace MiddleEast is offering a special program during World UNITY Water Day, their Israeli Director Gidon Bromberg said, “If we allow water to naturally flow we nourish the environment and all communities in its path. If we take all the flow we create enemies and degrade the environment with boomerang impacts that often bite us back.”
Visionary author Dr. Jude Currivan, co-Founder of WholeWorld-View commented “Love lies at the heart of a growing and collective perception of the inter-connectedness and innate unity of the whole world.“
Novasutras, as one of the partner organizations, will be offering meditations, discussions and workshops throughout the week that will be accessible to all participants on the World Unity Week site. As we finalize our schedule, Novasutras events will also be listed on our own events page. We will send announcements and direct links to our Online Event email subscribers, as well.
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Links to Novasutras sessions at https://novasutras.org/world-unity-week-novasutras-events-overview/
Updated June 20th, 2020.