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Christine C.

"Doing what I can every day, then doing a little more."

San Marcos, CA, USA
female, age 52
married, 4 children
Speaks: English
Joined Dec 19, 2006

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"If you contact God within yourself, you will know that He is in everyone, that He has become the children of all races.  Then, you cannot be an enemy to anyone.  If the whole world could love with that universal love, there would be no need for men to arm themselves against one another.  By our own Christlike example, we must bring unity among all religions, all nations, all races."

~ Paramahansa Yogananda

"I have found that life persists in the midst of destruction.  Therefore, there must be a higher law than that of destruction.  Only under that law would well-ordered society be intelligible and life worth living.  If that is the law of life, we must work it out in daily existence.  Wherever there are wars, wherever we are confronted with an opponent, conquer by love."
                                           ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"It hath been said that the continuation of the species is due to man's being forgiving.  Foregiveness is holiness; by forgiveness the universe is held together.  Forgiveness is the might of the mighty; forgiveness is sacrifice; forgiveness is quiet of mind.  Forgiveness and gentleness are the qualities of the self-possessed.  They represent eternal virtue."

~The Mahabharata (world's longest epic poem, written around 300 BC)

"Ye have heard that it hath been said, "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:"

"But I say unto you, that ye resist not evil [with evil]:  But whosoever shall smite the on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also."

~The Blessed Lord Jesus, Matthew 5:38-39

"You can conquer others with power, but it takes true strength to conquer yourself." – Lau Tzu

"He hath made of one blood all nations of men."

~Acts 17:26

"World brotherhood" is a large term, but man must enlarge his sympathies, considering himself in the light of a world citizen.  He who truly understands that "it is my America, my India, my Philippines, my Europe, my Africa" and so on, will never lack scope for a useful and happy life."

~Paramahansa Yogananda, "Autobiography of a Yogi"

Central Asia Institute (CAI) - Mission: To promote and support community-based education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Peace and Hope Begin With Education: One Child At A Time

Greg Mortenson is the co-author of the #1 NY Times Best Seller Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace, One School At A Time. It recounts the journey that led ThreeCupsofTeaMortenson from a failed 1993 attempt to climb Pakistan’s K2, the world’s second highest mountain, to successfully establish schools in some of the most remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. By replacing guns with pencils, rhetoric with reading, Mortenson combines his unique background with his intimate knowledge of the developing world to promote peace with books, not bombs, and successfully bring education and hope to remote communities in central Asia. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring true story of how one man really is changing the world—one school at a time.    

Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace through Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of StonesintoSchoolsTea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders even as he was dodging shootouts with feuding Afghan warlords and surviving an eight-day armed abduction by the Taliban. He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy, as well as touching on military matters, Islam, and women—all woven together with the many rich personal stories of the people who have been involved in this remarkable two-decade humanitarian effort.

~Central Asia Institute

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Joined Dec 19, 2006 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
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Groups An Attitude of Gratitude, Armchair Activism, Defenders of Wildlife, Environmental Defense Fund, Global Healing, Greenpeace, Vegetarian
Hometown San Diego, CA 
Birthday Nov 27, 1966  
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My Philosophy "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi
What Gives Me Hope God and my Guru.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by "A worthy leader has the desire to serve, not to dominate" - Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri. I would lead by example.
What/who changed my life and why God leading me to Self-Realization Fellowship and my Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda. That was the day He turned my life back toward Him.
Quotation "Everything in future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now." - Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri
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