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Humanitarian NGOs are Grassroots Organizations

First, a definition of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) from the NGO.org site:  “A non-governmental organization (NGO) is any non-profit, voluntary citizens' group which is organized on a local, national or international level. Task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest, NGOs perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions, bring citizen concerns to Governments, advocate and monitor policies and encourage political participation through provision of information. Read more about Humanitarian NGOs are Grassroots Organizations »

Modern Day Shamans

Many of us have an image of shamans as people, usually in a pre-literate society, who would have an apparent resource pool of knowledge and/or wisdom to be shared with the rest of the immediate tribe, culture, or society.  These might be the Native American medicine men, or the shamans of Northern Europe before the periods of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment.  They might be called on to know the use of certain medicinal herbs and vegetation, or they might be considered the bridge between the regular society and the supernatural world that was not known to the ordinary members Read more about Modern Day Shamans »

Industry and Climate Change

Tonight, Tue Jan 28, 2014, the Concord Area Humanists had their Small Discussion Group at the Concord Library.  The goal at the meeting was to rank several issues for future discussions.  Although there was much discussion on many topics, I’m not sure that it led to any ranking. Read more about Industry and Climate Change »

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