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One of the great values of social media is that it can use online methods to get people to meet together offline and face to face. Social media can help strengthen civil society and encourage genuine engagement about the big issues of our present century.
 
http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/
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One of the great values of social media is that it can use online methods to get people to meet together offline and face to face. Social media can help strengthen civil society and encourage genuine engagement about the big issues of our present century.
 
http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/
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My name is Johan Dahl and I’m passionate about contributing to solve the challenges that people in East Africa, and the environment, are facing and to do this in a long term sustainable way.  I want to share and invite you to the possibilities a project in Africa called Better Globe is creating for both our planet and the people on it. It si a tree planting project but also a lot more.
 
The positive effects for the people in the communities around the tree plantations are already measurable, as are the environmental effects. For example, the soil erosion has been reduced by 80-90% and the over 400.000 trees already planted will absorb over 200 000 tons of carbon dioxide resulting in a reduction of the global warming.
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GlobalNet21 held its first Saturday Forum yesterday where we discussed whether the idea of "class" is dead or an outmoded concept in the 21st century. This meeting we hope will be the first of a monthly Saturday Forum where we discuss issues around belonging and identity in the 21st century. Certainly the idea of class has been one way that people expressed an identity of belonging but in the 21st century when we live in very diverse communities and where social networking has invented multiple identities then the old idea of class seems ro come from another age.
 
Check out details here  http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/events/124596922/?goback=.gmp_1130337.gde_1130337_member_259646436
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On Wednesday July 31st we are holding a webinar on “Engaging Civil Society” where Robert Beard will lead us in a discussion on how civil society has changed in the last decade and how different governments' attempts at engaging civil society have worked.
 
To what extent have governments of whatever colour seen civil society as autonomous and to what extent as agents of the state? And how has this impacted on local authorities as they engage with community groups and non-governmental organisations.
 
You can find out more and register through http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7256266689
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Just discovered your community and see you have much in common with what we do. We have a google community called GlobalNet21 Recreating Our Futures and would love you to check it out at https://plus.google.com/communities/111959522669203375024 This a is a small part of our 10,000 network worldwide.
 
Would love to collaborate with you and perhaps do some global webinars for both our networkers.
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One of the great values of social media is that it can use online methods to get people to meet together offline and face to face. Social media can help strengthen civil society and encourage genuine engagement about the big issues of our present century.
 
http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/
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 Ed thanks for your thoughts. The meeting was a really interesting one that makes you think deeply and sometimes re evaluate your own position. It helps you to see another slant on life. What was great about that meeting is that it showed as you quite rightly said that Muslim women face the same problems as all women but of course there was a cultural dimension to it. What was encouraging was that many in the audience were radical without being fundamental. Even the critical ones came up to me after and said how important it was to have meetings like that and how they valued what we were doing.
 
I must say I did like the lady who spoke of the tolerant values of the Koran. I think it is good that we in the West understand that Islam has had a tolerant past and in the early Middle Ages was culturally more advanced than the west and also more tolerant. If we understand that and know that the overwhelming majority of Muslims come from that tradition then that helps to put the violent minority into perspective. As you say Christianity has also had its violent extremists as with sections of the IRA in Northern Ireland and the Lords Resistance Army in Uganda. Secularists of the French Revolution were not saints either!
 
So it was a valuable meeting and I hope we can develop themes from it.
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Hi Francis, I was the photographer for the event through Dr Suhail Chughtai , can you please send me your email I need to get in touch with you. Regards, Hassan    info@akasiphotograhy.com
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Three times a year we hold a GlobalNet21 Network & Development Meeting where people can come along and discuss ideas about how we should develop and future events.
 
These meetings are really valuable to us all as it gives everyone a chance to develop our network to its full potential. It is a great networking opportunity and a way for you to meet others too
 
If you are interested in coming along then sign up at http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/events/127730342/
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GlobalNet21 held its first Saturday Forum yesterday where we discussed whether the idea of "class" is dead or an outmoded concept in the 21st century. This meeting we hope will be the first of a monthly Saturday Forum where we discuss issues around belonging and identity in the 21st century. Certainly the idea of class has been one way that people expressed an identity of belonging but in the 21st century when we live in very diverse communities and where social networking has invented multiple identities then the old idea of class seems ro come from another age.
 
Check out details here  http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/events/124596922/?goback=.gmp_1130337.gde_1130337_member_259646436
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Join us for our first Saturday Forum next Saturday at 12.30pm where we discuss Is Class Dead? These we hope will be a series of meetings on belonging and identity in the 21st century.
 
The big question for the 21st century is – How do you manage our identity in a world which is so complex and where there are so many overlapping communities and countless boundaries. How can we possibly decide who we are and what we want to be?
 
Check it out at http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/events/124596922/
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Very interesting topic indeed!
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GlobalNet21 Public Square of Debate
Introduction

I am the co-founder of GlobalNet21, which was set up to discuss some of the great issues of our millennium and bring back the hope that we can do something about it. We have taken the idea of citizen discussion and tried to develop it by using social network sites as a way of getting more citizen involvement and introducing another audience to the issues of the 21st century. We have held many meetings (some in the House of Commons) on a wide variety of issues affecting us in the century.

In our work it is clear that there are many people and groups who are hidden or who have voices that are unheard. In the past year we have worked hard to give a platform to some of these groups and particularly the homeless, the disabled and those who have been exploited and trafficked. We have also linked them with decision makers to create better understanding and to encourage positive action.

In creating this virtual “public square” GlobalNet21 has emerged now as a vast social networking system that brings new audiences together to discuss and seek solutions for critical issues of the day – issues that divide and threaten the stability of our society and our planet. We are now one of the biggest groups on the meetup site with over 3400 members as well as a large group on linkedin and other sites including Facebook and Twitter. We have enjoyed success in achieving our original aim and now regularly hold well-attended meetings with diverse groups of people from across the political, economic and religious spectrum. With the use of webinars and podcasts our discussions have also now gone global.

GlobalNet21 is a group for those who believe that we need to develop a new form of humanism that includes people of all religions and none but who embrace humanistic values as the basis of their actions. These are values of global compassion, personal self-discovery, shared development, planetary concern and a love of community.

You can find out more about us at our GlobalNet21 meetup site athttp://www.meetup.com/21stCenturyNetwork/

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