Dear Lily, Many thanks for your kind letter of appreciation for the GHA. Sorry for my delay. Regarding your article in the GHA new book: Global Peace Science (www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=585), then all your problems can be solved here. The main thing is that you have the unique experience of working with children in art that promotes peace education and peace reason at them. We love to keep this experience within the formation of the science of global peace from harmony. Therefore, I invite you to discuss the special conditions for your article: 1. We could extend the deadline for your article to March 1 or April 1. It is enough for you? 2. You could send me your simple text/report of 4-5 pages with a brief description of your major achievements/events in the last 10 years, with your vision, mission and dreams that I would supplement them, together with you, one page of our scientific theory. In discussing and editing your article, the last word remains for you, as for any author. 3. Your main positive motive and incentive is that your article will help people understand the peace meaning of your work and your organization, as well as other similar organizations in the world. One remark. You regret that GHA members do not receive information from your Barefoot Artists. But it depends from you only. Why you do not send your info at mailto: gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx? If you will use this address, the GHA members will receive your information. With love, best harmony wishes, Leo Dr Leo Semashko: State Councillor of St. Petersburg, Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony; Director: Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia; Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA) since 2005; Director, GHA Website "Peace from Harmony": www.peacefromharmony.org Global Peace Science from Harmony: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=585 and In Russian: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=606; World Interfaith Harmony Project on the ABC of Harmony Base: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=541; GHA Program Book, The ABC of Harmony for World Peace: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478; GHA Peace Video: http://youtu.be/hbxY5lREOeA; My Web page: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253; Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg 194356, Russia Phone: 7 (812) 597-65-71; Skype: leo.semahko Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leo.semashko?ref=tn_tnmn ----- Original Message ----- From: Lily Yeh, lily@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx To: leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx Sent: 7 января 2014 г., 0:52:22 Subject: New Year Wishes + New Harmony Work Dear Leo: It is so nice to hear from you at the beginning of the year. Your Peace from Harmony website is active and inspiring. It is encouraging to see that so many impressive people are making major contributions to world harmony and peace. So great that you give them recognition and call attention to this crucial matter of world harmony and peace. Sorry that GHA member is not getting our information from BArefoot Artists. I am adding your email to our mailing list for better communication. Thank you for your invitation for me to write something on the importance of children's art to world harmony. I am sorry that I won't be able to meet your deadline of Jan. 31. Also I don't have any theory on how this really happen. I just intuitively work with children, usually at the beginning of my projects, when adults have hesitation or doubt on its vilidity. But children are always enthusiastic. Their participation and joy soon bring adults into the projects. But this is only a part of what we do in community transformation process. Then we need to bring in other volunteers, experts, resources, and do community organizing to make the building of community possible and sustainable. THis is why it is hard for me to write about it and also within such a short time. But I am very eager to read the book when you get it published. You are right on target that if we want peace in the future, we must start with children. (Gandhi?)So good that you are leading the publication of this important issue. Thank you for doing the work you do. It is bringing impact into the world for peace and harmony. With so many violent conflicts in different parts of the world, we need your message very much. Again, thank you for your invitation. maybe there will be opportunity in the future. I wish you a healthy, creative, and successful year in 2014. Best wishes, Lily On 04/01/2014, at 11:28 AM, Leo Semashko wrote: Dear Lily, We, GHA are very pleased your letter below and happy to congratulate you with this New Year! We wish you and your wonderful children's art organization - Barefoot Artists, which is represented on the GHA website here: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=415, new achievements! You are long the GHA member but we do not get your information on our mailing list, although you included in it: gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx. We are waiting it through this address, in which more than 300 members of the GHA. This will help us to know better about your "revolutionary work" to change the world for the better, in the transition "from broken to whole" in harmony to bring improvement for poor communities and social change towards peace and prosperity, starting with children. GHA fully shares your great ideas and aspirations. In this regard, we are happy to invite you to participate in the new, revolutionary book of GHA devoted to Global Peace Science (GPS: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=585 - it corresponds your revolutionary work). To do this, we invite you to write your article in 3-6 pages up to January 31 for one of the following topics: 1. Barefoot Artists: The Way to Global Peace through Children Art 2. The Barefoot Artists Activity as Realization of Children's Priority Principle in Global Peace Science. It is possible for you? Are you willing to write similar article that will be your great contribution to GPS? Thank you. I am also happy to recommend you for creative contacts and joint projects in Africa the GHA-Africa President from Ghana, teacher, poet and great peacemaker - Ayo-Amale: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=524, with who, I am sure, you will find a common language in peace from art children's harmony, which will be heal the world. You could make the theme "Peace from harmony" by theme of children's drawings, which we would be happy to publish in our new book, as we did like in the ABC Harmony for World Peace … (2012: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=483 – Harmony Paintings). This book is also a great theme for your children's imagination in drawings and for publication in the book and on our website. With love, best harmony wishes, Leo Dr Leo Semashko: State Councillor of St. Petersburg, Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony; Director: Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia; Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA) since 2005; Director, GHA Website "Peace from Harmony": www.peacefromharmony.org Global Peace Science from Harmony: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=585 and In Russian: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=606; World Interfaith Harmony Project on the ABC of Harmony Base: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=541; GHA Program Book, The ABC of Harmony for World Peace: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478; GHA Peace Video: http://youtu.be/hbxY5lREOeA; My Web page: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253; Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg 194356, Russia Phone: 7 (812) 597-65-71; Skype: leo.semahko Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leo.semashko?ref=tn_tnmn ----- Original Message ----- From: Barefoot Artists, Barefoot_Artists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To: leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx Sent: 1 января 2014 г., 20:04:06 Subject: New Year Wishes Dear Leo, At the beginning of the New Year, my heart is filled with gratitude for what we were able to accomplish with your continued support in 2013. And yet it was a year filled with deep suffering for so many people and places in the world. The earth and our humanity are calling out for healing. I believe that each of us has the power to change the world for the better if we are able to listen to the voice from our heart, and have the courage to respond to life's calling. When we let compassion guide our actions, transformation happens. Let us be inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's words, “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves." Let's remember Viktor Frankl's message, "The salvation of man is through love and in love." May your New Year be filled with creativity, deep fulfilment, and joy. Best wishes, Lily Students from the National Taidong Art University Volunteer at Chong An Barefoot Artists began a collaboration with the community in Chong An, a remote indigenous Ah Mei village in Taidong, Taiwan in 2012. In November, 2013, students from the National Taidong Art University began a volunteer project at Chong An. When the local support is firm, when the creativity within people is awakened, when the work structure is well established, environmental and community transformations continue on. Read More From Broken To Whole: Lily Yeh at TEDx CornellU Lily Yeh makes the case that each of us has the power to change the world for better in her TEDx CornellU talk on November 17, 2013. “Listen to the voice in your heart. Be courageous to respond to life’s calling. Take action. Creative action guided by compassion leads to transformation.” —Lily Yeh Read More & Watch Video The Barefoot Artist Movie This lyrical and emotionally wrenching film explores the methods and motivations of the artist and her revolutionary work. It documents the two sides of Lily’s life: her international ventures mending the broken and helping to heal weakened spirits in communities in North America, Africa, China, and India, and a personal journey within, to repair her own fractured family. Visit BarefootArtistMovie.com to learn more! 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