Quick update from Rev. Bill Swing

20 October 2013

Greetings! Just a word about two Multiregion CC's that I am involved with.  
1)Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons: William Vendley, head of Religions for Peace, has just joined this CC. Religions for Peace has just produced a terrific interfaith and faith guide for nuclear disarmament, and in a few places highlighted people from our Voices..CC. 
This is really big because of nuclear issues and because we have found a way for the two largest international interfaith organizations to work together. This CC meets once a month via conference call. Its members include former Secretary of State, George Shultz, Ambassador Thomas Graham who has been involved in every major nuclear disarmament talk of the U.S. in the past 50 years, same goes for Ambassador James Goodby, Stanford Physicist, Sidney Drell, Dr. Jonathan Granoff and others. 

2) The Environmental Network Cooperation Circle: meets also every month via conference call. We have about 20 members around the world and will hold our second annual retreat at the end of this month. We are about to launch our third Environmental Seed Grant Cycle. Someday we hope to have enough money to hire a full time environmental staff person. 

We are glad to be part of the Multiregion although we are not active in its meetings. Just too little time to invest in a big way. 

Hope this helps.  
Love, +Bill