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SEASON OF CELEBRATIONS
With good spirits in abundance this time of year, UPP wishes everyone laughter and happiness, and may peace prevail in 2010!
SEASON OF MIRACLES
World War I was called the war to end all wars because of the magnitude of slaughter. But on the evening of December 24, 1914, deadly volleys of artillery shells drew silent at the site of a battle between British and German troops. Over the hush, a Christmas hymn was heard. Suddenly rivals from both sides emerged from their trenches. They joined in song, shared cigarettes, toasted and cheered, as hostilities for a brief, joyous interval came to a halt. It would be another 4 years before the permanent truce brought an end to the madness. Still, rational minds can’t help but wonder why the inspirational moment of that Christmas Eve wasn’t more enduring than the hatred that condemned Europe to devastation.
UPP GLOBAL SOLUTIONS NETWORK
As witnessed by our increasingly diverse community on FaceBook, people from all regions of the world are transcending language barriers and coming together to build new friendships. While curiosity about each other’s customs and experiences stimulate the majority of dialog, we’re encouraged to find more and more collaborations for solving problems.
Yes, UPP is a vibrant social network. But as one with a powerful conscience, we’re demonstrating a unique ability to accomplish so much more. In the ensuing months following the celebrations of December, let’s each try to put our ambitions for a better world to the test by choosing a cause and supporting it.
UPP’S VIRTUAL FEEDBACK LOOP
Personal emails from the neediest countries of the world are arriving in volumes to express gratitude for your efforts in alleviating suffering. By supporting cause-specific non-profits, volunteering your time, increasing awareness, or donating money to fight hunger, disease, poverty, illiteracy, human rights and environmental abuses, UPP members are successfully kindling hope and making impressive progress. It’s our honor to share these acknowledgements with all of you responsible for answering the call.
A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS
Times are tough. So every act of generosity has special meaning … $5, $10, $15, $25….when multiplied by our membership roll adds up to a significant resource for advancing humanitarian goals. UPP.org is a non-profit 501C3, so your donation is deductable to the fullest extent allowable. Our overhead and administration costs are extremely low. Be assured that what you give goes dollar-for-dollar to build our cause communities, social networks and add the new features that you want!
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If you care to make a donation by check, please make it payable to:
Universal Peace Plan
PO BOX 14243
Chicago, IL 60614
CLOSE UPP: POSITIVE SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE
UPP shines the spotlight on CHANGE AGENTS: those corporate philanthropists, charitable institutions, humanitarian organizations, innovators, experts, policy makers and individuals whose contributions help make a difference. An example is the outstanding efforts devoted to renewable energies and water desalination.
DECEMBER’S SPOTLIGHT IS ON COMMUNITY
UPP re-launched this past July at upp.org. Simultaneously, we succeeded in reaching out to a broader global audience through Face book. Together they created extraordinary growth in our community, connected people with mutual agendas regardless of language barriers, bridged cultural differences and advanced humanitarian goodwill.
In addition, cause-based non-profits formed associations, hundreds of new bloggers posted fresh solutions to problems…even a number of notable celebrities came aboard. UPP is catching fire around the globe. Friends from the neediest parts send e-mails of gratitude for helping address their plight. Your involvement has revived optimism for what’s ahead. Keep doing what you’re doing. Each and every one of you is making a difference. UPP joins in thanking you for the enlarged efforts toward creating a better world!
BE JOYFULLY ENTERTAINED
December’s Feature: Happy Holidays from Holiday INN
Dance in the holidays with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Click here for video.
Your friends at Universal Peace Plan wish everyone happy holidays and may peace prevail on earth!
UPP-BEAT ABOUT THE FUTURE
Research universities are at the heart of creating solutions for sustainability. UPP showcases their solutions. Since research is funding based, UPP will ask for your support to further the noblest advancements in the fields for social and environmental security. UPP will do the same for non-profits. If you now of other organizations that are making a positive difference or if you have proposals to deliver the same, we have an audience eager to discover them. Use UPP to get the word out. Tell us about great work through CONTACT US @upp.org. Great ideas have only come from great minds. The solutions are out there. UPP hopes to reel them in. We also ask that you encourage friends, family, and associates to JOIN UPP today. It’s free, and every new addition counts. While UPP has a growing community on FB, UPP encourages our FB friends to join UPP at upp.org so that our connection is secured.
In the event that you haven’t read GREATEST 21ST CENTURY EXPERIMENT, click here. It’s worth the read!
UPP’s SUMMIT’S COMMUNITY FORUMS are your opportunities to be heard! Don’t be shy. Loud is good and highly effective! Have a “say so” on UPP’S Cause Topics or start your own. Respond to others and have them respond to you. It’s all about connecting and driving momentum. UPP needs you to become a member and participate in constructive brainstorming @upp.org.
WHY DO WE CALL OURSELVES A “PEACE ENGINE”?
The search for solutions requires that core issues be addressed. UPP contributes to this critical process by inviting ideas for and motivating dialogue with our global network, then presenting a consensus strategy for taking action. Through popular referendums, we confront obstacles with advanced tools and drivers. Science & technology, globalization, online governance, human love and compassion are combining to create the new paradigm for progress. Accordingly, enlightened internet communities are more efficiently finding the resources to take greater command of the choices that improve our collective lives.
“GETTING IT DONE!”
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein Read UPP’s Road Map
Numerous friends and supporters are responsible the success of Universal Peace Plan. If not for their resourcefulness, talent and determination, simply put, we wouldn’t be UPP and running. The following is the beginning of a long list for which profound gratitude is deserved.
Michael Best and Friedrich LLC – Legal Services
Billie Jean Smith, Partner
Jeffrey Brown, Partner
Jaime Treml, Intellectual Property Administrator
ONCALL Interactive – Site Development
Matthew Maday, Partner
Michael Farro, Partner
Adam Brown, Partner
Chris Rothstein, Project Manager
Shaun Crittenden, Programmer
Jason Ward, Programmer
Hawk & Dove Creators
Steve Foster, illustrator, and Dickie Harris, writer
UPP Content Development, Writer
UPP Social Network Administrator
Jean Lachowicz, Urbs In Horto Communications, Inc., President
And Together We Can Change The World and My Power Mall COO
Little Green Cube – for preliminary development and ongoing support of UPP.
DePaul University’s Peace, Conflict Resolution and Social Justice Program
Dr. Mary Jeanne Larrabee, Director - for hosting conferences.
Harris Realty Group - for initial funding and facilitation.
Thomas Hinkes, Richard Harris, Fr. Dennis O’Neill, Matthew Maday of UPP’s board for unconditional devotion and sacrificing many long evenings.
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We’ll keep you posted on progress and developments. Thank you all so much!
President and Founder