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Organization: Meaningfulworld
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185 E. 85th Street, New York, NY 10028

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PRIORITIES: All of the organization's domains of culture of peace activity


TOP PRIORITY: The organization's most important culture of peace activity


PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?

Meaningful World represents all the activities of the Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention (ATOP), the Armenian American Society for Studies on Stress and Genocide (AASSSG), and the activities of the partnerships with collaborative centers, such as One-by-One, Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy, Fielding World Wide Network for Gender Empowerment, International Division of the American Psychological Association, Psi Chi, SPSSI, NY, Karuna Center for Peace Building, Columbia University Center for Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS), International Council of Psychologists (ICP), Global Society for Nursing and Health, International Association for Genocide Scholars (IAGS), and the United Nations.

ACTIONS: What activities have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the ten years of the Decade? If you already made a report in 2005, your information from 2005 will be included in the 2010 report.

Meaningfulworld is dedicated to fostering a meaningful, peaceful, and just world in which every individual enjoys physical, mental, ecological, and spiritual health. Meaningfulworld facilitates this journey through providing information on formal lectures, opportunities for informal networking, humanitarian outreach programs, research and publications. Individual and collective opportunities for change, development, and transcendence are also provided through workshops, clinical interventions, and referrals. These services are provided in a peaceful atmosphere of acceptance, respect, empathy, forgivenes, and compassion.

PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the second half of the Decade?

Meaningfulworld has completed a successful mission to Sierra Leone in 2009, and has implemented a "Sponsor a Child in Armenia" program which also extends to children in Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, and Pakistan. The organization has generated mental health outreach projects across the United States and in Darfur, Sudan, Armenia, Kobe, Japan, Kuwait, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Sri Lanka, The Dominican Republic, Pakistan, Lebanon & Syria, and Bosnia since 1989.

OBSTACLES: Has your organization faced any obstacles to implementing the culture of peace and nonviolence? If so, what were they?

As a non-profit organization, Meaningfulworld relies on the funding of generous donors and volunteers to carry out its endeavors. Without their valued support, our organization would encounter many obstacles when enacting new programs.

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization in the short, medium and long term to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence?

ATOP Meaningfulworld Mental Health Outreach Project goes to Haiti:The Association for Trauma Outreach & Prevention (ATOP) of Meaningfulworld, an international charitable organization devoted to fostering a meaningful, peaceful, and just world, is assisting the Haitian community in NY greater tri-state by providing phone consultations, PTSD briefing, consultations, and education.  ATOP is planning a mission to Haiti starting on March 10th 2010.  We have over 15 volunteer professionals who have offered to join our three Missions to Haiti. We invite volunteers fluent in Creole and/or French to aide us in conducting trainings for Haiti’s mental health professionals as well as facilitating healing and processing groups.

GLOBAL MOVEMENT: How do you think the culture of peace and nonviolence could be strengthened and supported at the world level??

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