ARE YOU A CITIZEN OF THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY?

June 23, 2009 by cgsstlouischapter

 

    On Monday, June 8, 2009, while speaking to an audience at a meeting of the Senate and House Republican Campaign Committees, Newt Gingrich proclaimed himself “not a citizen of the world.”

   The question is, are you?

    Mr. Gingrich stated that global citizenship, as a concept, is, “intellectual nonsense and stunningly dangerous.”that it is not global citizenship that is “stunningly dangerous” but instead isolationism, focusing on our differences rather than our connections, and being short-sighted with regard to dealing with global problems. 

   Well, we respectfully disagree. Citizens for Global Solutions believes that global citizenship is not “intellectual nonsense,” but means recognizing the interconnectedness of humanity, protecting the rights of all human beings, and working together to solve the problems that affect us all. We believe

 

   One way to show that you are an involved citizen of the global community is to make an additional contribution to Citizens for Global Solutions, either through the web-site at http://www.globalsolutions.org  or by sending a check to Citizens for Global Solutions, 418 Seventh Street SE, Washington DC 20003. The main limitation on our present efforts is the lack of financial resources, and every little bit or big bit makes a big difference.

 

 

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Coming Events

Saturday, March 24, 7:00 p.m. - WILPF Fundraiser at The Chapel Sanctuary for the Arts, 6238 Alexander Drive, St. Louis MO 63105 (one block south of Wydown just west of Skinker Boulevard). The main stage entertainment will be Mississippi Crossing, a blues/jazz folk band which includes Dan Hellinger and Joann Eng-Hellinger. There will be a silent auction with many artistic offerings and the opportunity to have artists paint a significant design on any woven material (not knit) you want painted such as a jacket or pillow.

Saturday, May 12, 10:15 a.m. - CGS/STL Board of Officers & Directors meets at World Community Center, 438 No. Skinner Boulevard, 63130. The meeting is open to all. Note that the meeting date is back to the second Saturday of the month in accord with the usual schedule of the second Saturdays of odd-numbered months. Sunday, May 20, 3:00 p.m. - CGS/STL Annual meeting at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, 63117. David Gallup, President and Chief Counsel of the World Service Authority, will be speaking on “What Are the Two Most Important Questions of the 21st Century?” The annual business meeting will include the election of officers and board members for the coming year and will be followed by the usual optional buffet turkey or vegetarian dinner.

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