Non-Violent decision-makers use their power to achieve goals while respecting differences and cooperating with others. In this environment, it is considered violent to use power to dominate or control the group process. It is understood that the power of revealing your truth is the maximum force allowed to persuade others to your point of view.
Missing 4 Consecutive Meetings with no communication as to why they are skipping meetings.
Failure to participate in any active project for more than 3 weeks.
Failure to pay 2 months or more of current Contributorship.
Consistently failing to be on time for meetings to such a degree that it affects our teamwork.
Any member may request for revoking another member’s membership only after demonstrating that the accused member meets one of the above reasons.
Recipay.com is the first Web / Smartphone / Tablet platform that financially rewards its users who create recipes and share them with everyone.
Internet users post their recipes along with photos on www.recipay.com.
The proposed recipes are then validated by the team’s moderators, some of the best known culinary bloggers in France,
Recipay.com lets you make recipes with your favorite brands.
The major «bonus» is that you can be financially rewarded for your recipes!
HOW IT WORKS:
First, select the challenge that you like among the available challenges of their partner brands. Whatever your culinary gifts, everyone can participate!
THEN IT'S YOUR TURN TO PLAY !
You only have 48 hours to give Recipay.com your recipe so that others have the opportunity to others to participate also.
$10 challenges are recipes with a photo of your finished dish (step by step photos are not required).
$15 challenges are recipes with a photo of your finished dish and a photo for each step of the recipe you are adding.
Choose the type of challenge; write your recipe. Click on «Validate!» and «Let’s go!»
Once your recipe has been submitted, our moderators will examine it as soon as possible (appropriate photos, coherent and complete recipe).
A letter to the editor (LTE) is a short letter to a local newspaper or publication that gives your opinion on an issue, and calls on your lawmakers or fellow community members to take action.
We’ve put together a tool to help you get started. Choose a publication, get some tips and suggested topics, and follow the instructions to submit your letter. Then let us know how it went.
Why Write a Letter to the Editor
The letter to the editor section is one of the most widely read parts of a newspaper. These letters can help win issue campaigns by:
Raising awareness: An LTE is a great way to raise the profile of an issue in your local community.
Responding rapidly: Many publications print LTEs within a day or two of receiving them, making them one the most effective actions when trying to respond quickly to new developments or announcements.
Sending a message to naysayers: LTEs show unsupportive negative people that their are plenty of people that care passionately about an issue and will do something about it.
Energizing supporters and thanking supportive members for their work: Published letters fire up local supporters and show active Contributors that their work matters when they take initiative and lead on important issues.
Persuading: LTEs can show how an issue affects local people in a way that those on the fence can sympathize with.
Dos & Don'ts
People read LTE’s to find out:
- How local people think or feel about an issue.
- How an issue is affecting their community.
- What the major impacts of an action could be.
People do not read LTE’s for:
- In-depth policy talk: LTEs should be short and personal, demonstrating the local connection to an issue and the views of community members. You don’t have to be an expert to share your personal story. Many papers will not print letters that are too long or broad.
- National political debates: People turn to TV and large publications to learn about the national debate on the issues. LTEs that don’t focus on the community will likely not be selected for publication in a local paper.
Planning Your Letter to the Editor
Research publication type: Most local newspapers have letters to the editor sections, but don’t forget to check online publications, alternative papers or lifestyle magazines, community-specific media, and non-English publications. Don’t discount a publication just because you don’t often read it—it may be very popular with other parts of your community.
Know the rules for LTE submission: Publications usually have tight rules for publishing, including length and contact information. They will reject letters if they break the rules, so know the rules for submission and make sure your letter conforms. Check the publication’s schedule and submission deadlines.Read more
Happiness: it’s what we all want. And contrary to the messages advertisers want us to believe, we cannot buy it. So how do we find happiness?
We can start by looking at the way society is currently structured. Do our systems help all of us meet our human needs? Do they foster our sense of compassion? Is everyone treated fairly and justly? Are there widely established mechanisms for building relationships of trust?
We can also look at our view of humankind. Do we hold a positive understanding of who we are and what we are here to do?
Metta Center’s short video “A New Story of Us” answers these questions, highlighting a path to the happiness and peace we’re all seeking.
We Are All Contributors
How can you contribute to creating a happier, more peaceful society? In what ways might you be able to share the new story of us? To get some ideas, explore the key topics touched upon in the video:
- Restorative Justice
- Unarmed Peacekeeping
- New Story
Where to Go From Here
Ready to take concrete action? Here are a few things you can do right away:
- Spread the word about “A New Story of Us”: share the video link with others
- Learn more: guide yourself through our Education section of the site
- Stay inspired and informed: sign up for the Metta Center's bi-weekly newsletter, and get the latest nonviolence news with our Peace Paradigm Radio show
Sources: Metta Center: What is a Road-map
Contributors: Metta Center
Recommended Books: Metta Center: What is a Road-map