Bob Knotts | June 30, 2012
Our great American holiday, the 4th of July, is just a few days off as I write this short blog. At the Humanity Project, we wish everyone a safe, happy holiday — and we hope that you’ll also take a moment to reflect on what it means. Just today I received an email from my friend and colleague in Egypt, Dalia Khalil, the director of our partner organization in that country. The Egyptian Association for Educational Resources, or E-ERA, is a progressive nonprofit that works with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and Johns Hopkins University among others. Dalia’s email about the ongoing turbulence and uncertainty in Egypt reminded me once again about how fortunate we are in the United States.
Bob Knotts | June 21, 2012
Hard to believe it’s already summer vacation for the schools. But we all know how quickly these summers come and go. So we’re hoping you’ll talk to your school now — and suggest they bring the Humanity Project anti-bullying program to their kids in the fall. Remember, it’s a totally free program for elementary school students. Our sponsors and partners and members subsidize the cost.
Bob Knotts | June 15, 2012
The great singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell said it long ago. “We are stardust,” she sang, “we are golden.” By now, some people know this is literally true. But many still don’t understand that most of the materials in every human being were produced by the fusion within stars. We indeed are stardust. To me, this always has been a lovely and inspiring fact of nature. (If you’d like to read more about the science of that fact, you can check out this link: http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/poster-stardust.cfm) I am blogging about this on the Humanity Project site today for a reason. Our organization teaches cooperation and social connection as ways to solve society’s problems, creating innovative programs that work. But cooperation and social connection are founded on a central respect for humanity, a belief in the value of every person.
Bob Knotts | June 9, 2012
For many decades, Sears has been a brand that people all over America know and trust. So the Humanity Project was pleased when the Sears home office contacted us recently to ask that we join their new national anti-bullying initiative called, “Team Up To Stop Bullying.” As the folks at Sears wrote to us, “I’m contacting you on behalf of Sears because your organization has been identified as a key leader in the anti-bullying movement.” We believe that the Humanity Project indeed is a leader, both here in South Florida and nationally.
Bob Knotts | June 1, 2012
The Humanity Project wants you to know about more of the free things available on our extensive website.In fact, everything on our site is free to anyone with access to a computer. So we hope you’ll spend some ‘Net surf time to take a closer look. You may be surprised by what you find — pleasantly surprised, we believe. We have original, charming fables, for instance, each with a positive life lesson. And our podcast page includes interviews, discussions, original music and more. The PeacePage is another terrific section of our website, a collaboration by the Humanity Project with nonprofits and individuals from all seven continents. Yep, even Antarctica is represented. But today, we’d like to remind you to check out our quote page too.