We are all at times in our lives met with a sense of weariness which goes beyond what we might experience as the normal effects of physical or mental taxation. This particular feeling can best be described as weariness of the soul - a period in which we may feel as though all of our resources, even our deepest reserves, have been spent.
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Welcome to The FUSION Foundation
The FUSION Foundation serves those who serve, we serve individuals and organizations who desire to be the change they wish to see in the world. We believe we are obligated to our ancestors and to the future seven generations to imagine a better way to live on the planet. We believe indigenous and future generations worldviews are the keys to envisioning a different, more sustainable life. We believe increased regional control will allow communities to determine what is best for them in a bottom up, not top down manner, including a return to more of a subsistence lifestyle where the things we need for life like food, water and medicine are concentrated in the hands of local producers and users.
The FUSION Foundation is a 501c3 community development organization focused on educating, empowering and inspiring local actions with a global vision. Our goal is to transform communities of conflict into communities of collaboration and creativity using the tools of the heart with stories, traditional ceremonies, arts & culture and local food - to build bridges that match needs with resources in our communities.
The FUSION Foundation connects ancient wisdom with emergent needs to educate, empower and inspire individuals to bring forth thriving, just, sustainable local communities in a global world.
I ulu no ka lala I ke kumu. (Translation - The branches grow because of the trunk. Without our ancestors we would not be here.)"
"Gender equity requires seeing women in their full humanity - as producers and creators, as custodians of culture, as political decision makers, as spiritual beings." Dr. Vandana Shiva, Women’s Earth Alliance International Advisor
“Long before I ever heard the word ‘environmental,’ I understood sacredness, interdependence, and my responsibility to preserve and maintain balance on the Earth.”
-Elouise Brown, Dine Woman and President of Dooda Desert Rock Initiative
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
"The question of socialism or communism or capitalism or between the left and right – I think the important question is between the industrial society and the earth-based society. And I say that because I believe that capitalism and communism are really much more about how the wealth is distributed, if it trickles down or is appropriated at the beginning to those who have worked for it. But, you know, someone has to question where the wealth came from. What right does society have to the wealth? What is the relationship between that society and the land from which it got its wealth? Those are the questions that should be asked."
- Winona LaDuke
"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation."
Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm to serve those who serve and be the change you wish to see in our local and global communities.
Congratulations to Restore Arts to have been selected as the Arts Integration organization for A.M. Hamilton Elementary School in Phoenix. Through this relationship, Restore Arts will bring a variety of after school Arts and Music programs to the students of Hamilton. The "spark" that ignited this amazing opportunity came from a 7th grade student, Brandon Gutierrez, who had a passion to create a "hip-hop" experience with an anti-bullying theme that he could share with his fellow classmates. His energy and the fuel provided by his outstanding principal, Nicole Shamblin, built the fire that we responded to. With the help of Restore Arts partners, The Be Kind People Project and the Arizona Rhythm Connection, both the hip hop class and an introductory percussion class begin next week. The team at Restore Arts reports, “The response from the students and the teachers has been outstanding and we at Restore Arts look forward to providing an amazing experience for the students and growing together as we nurture and enhance this wonderful relationship.”
"Humility is a by-product that allows us to grow and develop in an atmosphere of freedom and removes the fear of becoming known by our employers, families, or friends as on a spiritual path." (24 Hours a Day Meditation Book)
Many of us may not have understood the idea that "anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions." We may have wondered how this could be. What does anonymity have to do with our spiritual life?
We often view the world in terms of polarity: that x and y exist only in terms of this or that. We may see our interpersonal relationships, for example, primarily in terms of "giving" or "taking" - and as long as our thoughts arise in polarity, we will continue to relate to ourselves and others as either givers or takers. There is, of course, always another way, and as we develop and learn to come from a heart- rather than ego-centered place, we learn the way of sharing.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War. With the end of that war, and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never again to allow atrocities like those of that conflict happen again. World leaders decided to complement the UN Charter with a road map to guarantee the rights of every individual everywhere. The document they considered, and which would later become the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was taken up at the first session of the General Assembly in 1946. The Assembly reviewed this draft Declaration on Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms and transmitted it to the Economic and Social Council "for reference to the Commission on Human Rights for consideration . . . in its preparation of an international bill of rights." The Commission, at its first session early in 1947, authorized its members to formulate what it termed "a preliminary draft International Bill of Human Rights". Later the work was taken over by a formal drafting committee, consisting of members of the Commission from eight States, selected with due regard for geographical distribution.
The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action.
The Earth Charter is centrally concerned with the transition to sustainable ways of living and sustainable human development. Ecological integrity is one major theme. However, the Earth Charter recognizes that the goals of ecological protection, the eradication of poverty, equitable economic development, respect for human rights, democracy, and peace are interdependent and indivisible. It provides, therefore, a new, inclusive, integrated ethical framework to guide the transition to a sustainable future.
The Charter for Compassion is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national differences. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter activates the Golden Rule around the world.
The Charter for Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life. Compassion is the principled determination to put ourselves in the shoes of the other, and lies at the heart of all religious and ethical systems.
The FUSION Foundation PeaceWalkers is a society of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may be called forth as a Peace Walker, calling forth right relation with Earth culture.
The FUSION Foundation believes it is our responsibility to seek out the "next" practices that are effectively, efficiently, creatively, and collaboratively being developed and solving challenges in our communities! If you have a program you would like to introduce us to or if you need a resource, please, let us know how we can be of service!
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The FUSION Foundation is always on the search for creative companies who value Earth Culture, community and collaboration. If you have a program you would like to introduce us to or if you need a resource, please, let us know how we can be of service!
Out of the Ashes - We Will Rise
Out of the Ashes - We Will Rise is a short video presentation of inspiration, empowerment and education. The content is from The FUSION Foundation multi-cultural sensory experiences. The sound track is original music composed by Orgena Rose, specifically for the inspirational work of TeamFUSION. Enjoy. Click on the photo and the link will take you to the video!
We host several events and have a presence at various philanthropic events through the year and rely heavily on our volunteers to help with activities prior to and following the event. If you'd like to meet more people and become inspired, educated and empowered, we create an environment for you to find your purpose and take action toward fulfilling your dreams of a better world.
To become involved in The Fusion Foundation, or to learn more about what we do in the community, please feel free to email us.