The Global Campus is an international training platform based in the Peace Research Center Tamera, Portugal.
It consists of a growing network of base stations. These are pioneer and model projects for the transition to a new human culture across various regions.
The Global Campus training is designed to support the base-stations in the areas of:
food self-sufficiency, energy autonomy, water management, community building and of the study of peace knowledge.
This song was written and composed by T.H. Culhane and interpreted together with Tabeah and the Global Campus & Terra Nova School choir in Tamera during the summer 2015. Many cultures came together from Mexico, Kenya, Ethiopia, the US, Germany, Brazil, Palestine, Israel, Togo, Benin, Colombia, France, Portugal etc.
Production and Edition: Global Campus members and especially Raphael Poesia from Favela da Paz, Brasil.
Report on 2015 activities!
Read our 2015 report with pictures and testimonies in English, Spanish and Portuguese:
From July 18th to August 15th 2015, 34 members of the Global Campus (GC) met in Tamera Healing Biotope in Portugal. It was an important meeting, a harvest of almost ten years of friendship and cooperation and an evolutionary leap of the GC. A network of peace projects around the world, the GC is dedicated to study peace knowledge and support the manifestation of local community models for regeneration and autonomy. Many of our past projects have been responses to the needs of each base station – peace pilgrimages to bring prayer and global awareness in crisis areas and experiential learning work sites for ecological restoration, alternative energy, and food production. This was our second big gathering with all base stations (previously in 2011) with the intention to deepen in our common study, evaluate and envision our collaboration and individual projects, explore new skills and live together in an intimate global community within a functioning living model. We also held the vision to take a next evolutionary step together and form a GC Council.
With people from diverse crises areas, we opened our hearts to the local and global challenges the projects, and humanity as a whole, are facing at this time. During the first week, we received news of new threats and challenges that arose for the Peace Community San Jose de Apartado in Colombia and soon after a heat wave hit Hakoritna Farm in Palestine. These situations challenged us become present with each other, think critically and creatively about solutions, and more deeply understand the speed and complexity of our global situation.
We also began to witness ourselves as a stable global community and realize our power -members and representatives could show where they stand as peace workers and group leaders, and what they have developed in their own projects. With their experience they have become teachers and advisors to each other, building trust through mutual sharings and expressions of support. In this atmosphere the crucial topics around community building and core values could be deeply addressed. Building on this strengthened core, we made steps toward expanding our work and eventually welcoming new members.
We all feel deeply nourished and encouraged. All this would not have been possible without the help of many donors worldwide and without the continuous support of the community of Tamera. This report is part of our ‘thank you’, and our continued journey of sharing the story with the world and including you,our crowd, in the evolution of the GC. We also welcome your feed-back and ideas.
Thank you to everyone! Thank you for the power of community.
The Global Campus Team
Vera Kleinhammes, Siri Gunnarson, Laure Luciani, Aida Shibli, Svanja Breithardt and Benjamin von Mendelssohn
The Global Campus is part of a movement that works for the creation of a new human culture. For further information, please follow: terranovavoice.tamera.org