I- KAMRAN’s Blog: Dedicated to the Common Good- aiming to be a source of hope and inspiration; enabling us all to move from despair to hope; darkness to light and competition to cooperation. “Let the beauty we love be what we do.”-Rumi

II- KAMRAN MOFID’s GUEST’s BLOG: Here on The Guest Blog you’ll find commentary, analysis, insight and at times provocation from some of the world’s influential and spiritual thought leaders as they weigh in on critical questions about the state of the world, the emerging societal issues, the dominant socio-economic logic, globalisation, money, markets, sustainability, dialogue, cooperation, environment, media, spirituality, faith, culture, the youth, the purpose of business and economic life, the crucial role of leadership, and the challenges facing economic, business, management, education, and more.

“When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming together it is the beginning of reality.”Helder Camara

Angel Oak Tree, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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Dear Friends of the GCGI,

Every year, the season of Christmas and New Year are celebrated by peoples and families in many parts of the world. People make the effort to unite, share time and express gratitude for the love they have received. Christmas and New Year messages, trees, lights and decorations, singing carols, lighting up candles, gifts, cards, wishes and meetings happen, reminding us of Love - the central message of the man in whose name the feast is celebrated.

At this season of goodwill, love and hope, we are called upon to speak and act from our deepest selves, wisdom, resources, vision and insight. We are called to lead, each in our own way, and to participate with others, all leading together, taking action in the interest of the common good. These times are actually a call to become fully alive, awake, and to participate in all aspects of Life. The tapestry of life continues to be woven. We must remain fearless and hopeful, steadfast in our actions and find the threads woven into the fabric of our lives that are beginning to create a beautiful tapestry. The tapestry of a better life, the better world.

At GCGI we share with our entire network and friends the challenges confronting humanity due to the growing values-free actions taken by many around the world. What the GCGI seeks to offer is a vision that positions the quest for economic and social justice, peace and ecological sustainability within the framework of a spiritual consciousness and a practice of open-heartedness, generosity and caring for others.

The GCGI has from the very beginning invited us to move beyond the struggle and confusion of a preoccupied economic and materialistic life to a meaningful and purposeful life of hope and joy, gratitude, compassion, and service for the good of all.

Looking forward and walking together: A Time to Weave a New Tapestry of Life   

During this festive season, we want to thank you for all of your support and friendship.

Life, indeed, is certainly and unequivocally so precious that every second of it can create a new scope for doing something valuable, something worthwhile.

The optimum opportunity life offers is for us to enjoy the spiritual joy of fellowship, a blessing incomparable with anything else. As the great Persian poet Sa'di has reminded us:

‘If I be asked on the Doomsday to freely choose what I want [I would say] let friend be ours and all the bounties of Paradise be yours.’

And when we make an assessment of our past year, we see that we have been fortunate to have been able to maintain our companionship with those people we consider sincere, honest, greed-free and sympathetically understanding, friends and companions, like you.

We wish you and the rest of your beloved family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May you and yours enjoy Companionship, Joy and Wonder, and may the Peace spoken of in all faiths fill your hearts with Hope and Love.

With all our love,

Kamran and Annie

HOPE is the Tapestry that we are Weaving for Better Days at this Christmas Time