Saturday, August 19, 2017

iCHANGE NATIONS™ CREATES THE AMBASSADOR MUSSIE HAILYU GLOBAL PEACE AWARD

Amb Clyde Rivers with Amb Mussie Hailu
Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers, Founder and President of iChange Nations™ has approved a new award in honor of a top World Peace Activist and Philanthropist, Ambassador Mussie Hailu. This award is the iChange Nations™ Ambassador Mussie Hailu Global Peace Award. Ambassador Hailu is known worldwide to be a man of high values, deep care for humanity and works around the world with the message of the Golden Rule.

The "Ambassador Mussie Hailu Global Peace Award," is an iChange Nations™ award intended to acknowledge, recognize and appreciate the efforts of individuals or organizations throughout the world who are committed to promoting a culture of peace, compassion, human dignity, the teaching of the Golden Rule, "Treat others the way you want to be treated", with mutual respect and co-existence among followers of different religions and cultures.

Ambassador Mussie Hailu is working at regional, national and international levels. His efforts involve promoting peace, reconciliation, interfaith harmony and world citizenship. In addition, he labors to protect human rights, enhancing respect and human dignity and compassion for all forms of life around the world. He also actively works against the proliferation of small arms and light weapons promoting disarmament. His efforts are also directed at constructive dialogue, building bridges for international cooperation and promoting the teaching of the Golden Rule as a guiding principle.

Ambassador Clyde Rivers said, “Ambassador Mussie Hailu is one of the most influential men I know around the world impacting humanity for good. It is a great honor for my organization, iChange Nations™, to be able to create an award in his honor. Anyone receiving this award will be an example of what our world so desperately needs. True global peace representatives honoring mankind by living the Golden Rule, treating others the way they want to be treated.”

iChange Nations™ is the World’s Largest Honoring Network Establishing Cultures of Honor in the World. We are proud to now have the, “Ambassador Mussie Hailu Global Peace Award,” in which to honor qualified people changing the world.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

ICHANGE NATIONS EXECUTIVE DR. DONELLA PITZL ADDRESSES NATIONAL AUDIENCE AT TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Donella Pitzl
At Texas Christian University, Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas in April, Dr. Donella Pitzl, Executive Director of Global Operations for iChange Nations™ as well as a World Civility Ambassador and a Golden Rule World Peace Ambassador, addressed a crowd of newly appointed Golden Rule International World Peace Ambassadors. She brought to the audience the framework of iChange Nations™ as well as the commissioning of the newly appointed World Peace Ambassadors. She said, “ICN is very happy to continue to appoint people helping mankind with the Golden Rule International Award for their service to and love for humanity of all cultures, races and religions around the world. Exemplifying with their lives, ‘Treating others the way they want to be treated.’”

Dr. Donella tells us for this article, “iChange Nations™ is dedicated to three key things. One, bringing back the lost art of honor.  ICN is the largest global, “Building Cultures of Honor” organization in the world. iChange Nations™ believes that there are amazing contributions in everyone born on this earth. When those contributions are able to come forth in individuals and those individuals honored for their addition to humanity and our world, the world becomes a better place. We at ICN believe that every life is valuable and created with a specific purpose. It is not good to overlook greatness in others. If we do, we starve as humankind on the earth, we create a gift famine. Gifts that would be solving our problems and enhancing our world.

She continues to say, “Secondly, ICN builds Statesman. According to our experience in building Statesmen these are quality people that are not swayed by popular voice, as a politician is, but rather one that has a deep seated belief and understanding on how to help the world. One that is dedicated to their purpose and selflessness in working to bring the world to a better place. We have trained many Statesman that have global initiatives that are reforming how the world looks at honor and people treatment. They are changing the world around them.

As Dr. Pitzl expounded, “Moving on to one of the greatest focuses of iChange Nations™, Golden Rule Civility and Golden Rule Dialogue. Our world is in dire need of civil people treatment. All we have to do is look around. There have been several civility training mechanisms set in motion around the world. At ICN we are experiencing civility laced and lead with the Universal Principle of Golden Rule People Treatment, ‘Treat others the way you want to be treated.’ is the true change agent. You see, without this element, of Golden Rule Universal People Treatment, our societies will continue to hate and degrade each other. We fail to recognize that there are ramifications to not applying Golden Rule People Treatment. History tells us the story… How has people mistreatment affected the ending of so many lives? Those that suffer from the hand of it and those that continue to dole it out? 

We must ask ourselves the Golden Question, ‘If I were receiving this same treatment, would I be okay with it?’ There is no escaping the backdoor of people mistreatment. It will eventually come back upon the one mistreating and generations continue to suffer. At ICN we have seen all over the world that humanity responds to kindness and honor. Acts of kindness and honor have a life and fruit of their own. In saying that we continue to dedicate ourselves to this great global movement of the Golden Rule Universal Principle of People Treatment.”


iChange Nations™ Founder and President, as well as the Golden Rule Dialogue Expert, Dr. Clyde Rivers along with Dr. Donella Pitzl and their team have a mandate to bring Golden Rule Honor, Train Statesman to help humanity and create avenues for Golden Rule Civility and Dialogue around the world. They continue to bring their message to governments, law enforcement, communities, tribes and nations. They work tirelessly and selflessly to make others great around them, a Golden Rule example for the whole world.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

GOLDEN RULE WORLD PEACE AMBASSADORS LAUNCH NEW FRUITFUL LIFE COACHING MATRIX

Chris and Carol Green launch The Fruitful Life Coaching Matrix
Harrisburg, PA, USA - Today, Golden Rule World Peace Ambassadors, Drs. Chris and Carol Green, introduced their new Fruitful Life Coaching Matrix to human service providers, during a monthly staff training hosted by the Shalom House Women's Shelter in Harrisburg, PA. This new coaching matrix shows human service organizations how to adopt life coaching skill-sets within a case management paradigm.

The innovation came through a year-long series of monthly training sessions with the staff of a local women's shelter, and culminated in the presentation of a strategy the shelter could implement to ensure that every employee or volunteer is introduced to a Golden-Rule-based approach in their daily service to their clients and residents.

"We have been strategically introducing the staff to Golden Rule values and core beliefs," explains Dr. Carol Green, "Then we took them through personality assessments and self-awareness exercises, which proved to be necessary to get the needed buy-in for changing the way one has been doing things.  It is a huge challenge to get people, who have been involved in human services for many years, to adopt a life coaching approach within a traditional case management system."

The Greens have learned that organizations and agencies across the United States are recognizing the need to change and improve their training in helping their workers make a better connection with their clients. However, many case workers are still struggling with their own personal demons and inner barriers, which come rushing to the surface when they reach moments of frustrations with difficult clients.

"The Fruitful Life Coaching Matrix provides a practical way for a human service organization to ensure that their staff is empowered and equipped beyond the regular job-skills matrix," adds Dr. Chris Green. "The typical job-skill matrix is a checkbox that indicates how well the staffer can do her job. The Fruitful Life Coaching Matrix is all about ensuring that you have a healthy healer, who is more than just an employee who can handle her case management load."

The Greens are certified master life coaches, urban family advocates, marriage and family advisers, and community leadership consultants. In addition to the Life Coaching Matrix, this couple has created and implemented a proven coaching model that empowers people to push past the temptations to give up, and instead, make intentional, thoughtful and positive responses in spite of the devastation and obstacles in life.

For their community service, they received United Way's 2017 Volunteer of the Year Nominations. They also received Urban Leadership Awards (2016) and Community Ambassador Awards (2015) from iChange Nations™ and were appointed Goodwill Ambassadors of World Peace, as part of an interfaith peace-building initiative to the United Nations, by Golden Rule International.

Chris Green is a social media expert and an award-winning producer of a local cable TV broadcast (1999).  Together, they are international columnists/ writers with the Global Journalism Award-winning team of Dr. Clyde Rivers and iChange Nations Social Media News™.  They are the authors of 14 inspirational and life-building books, creators and principal writers of several blogs and eNewsletters.  They are also accomplished songwriters, having penned and produced over 150 songs since 1992.

They are both licensed and ordained ministers with honorary doctorate degrees in Christian Leadership (Chris) and in Humanities (Carol), conferred upon them by United Graduate College Seminary International, to recognize nearly three decades of urban community innovations and service.  Additional certification, training and education has come from the American Association of Christian Counselors and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

They are currently based in south central Pennsylvania where they established a community outreach that focuses on hearts and households, along with several life coaching and community spiritual care initiatives through their non-profit organization, Fruitful Life Network, Inc.

World Peace Ambassador, Dr. Clyde Rivers, calls them leading skilled experts in rebuilding, restoring and renewing hearts and homes; and innovators and pioneers in the empowering and equipping of today's community care, ready responders.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

WORLD PEACE AMBASSADOR, DR. CLYDE RIVERS, SETTING THE PACE FOR PEACEFUL COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA, AMERICA

Dr. Clyde Rivers stands with PACE Summit representatives: Aiken Chief of Police, Charles Barranco, Aiken Mayor Rick Osborn, C. Ashley Finch of South Carolina Probation, Lance Crick from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Marty Summer, former Chief of Police in High Point, North Carolina, Cynthia Griffin Mitchell, PACE Summit host.


World Peace Ambassador and Golden Rule Dialogue expert, Dr. Clyde Rivers, was in Aiken, South Carolina on the last weekend in January, to facilitate a Law Enforcement and community conciliatory conversation.

In what was billed as the 2017 South Carolina PACE (Police and Community Engagement) Summit, Dr. Rivers helped navigate the attendees through three challenging topics: 1.) Unraveling the Criminal Justice System: Rights, Roles and Rhetoric, 2.) Building Mutual Trust and Legitimacy with Law Enforcement and Community, and 3.) Developing Tools to Effectively Engage Diverse Communities.

The Summit, which was attended by about 80 people, included the mayor of Aiken, police chiefs, other representatives from law enforcement, fire and safety officials, the U.S. Attorney's office, and various community and religious leaders.

Dr . Rivers opened the Summit by speaking to the group about what he has seen all over the world. He explained the value and benefit of having law enforcement by describing what it is like in places that don't have it.

Dr. Clyde Rivers facilitates "Listen for Change."

"At the beginning of the sessions the questions and comments were filled with fear, suspicion and accusation," observed Professor, Dr. Donni Pitzl, a Golden Rule Dialogue Chamber Leader, "But, by the end of the Summit, the conversation was filled with understanding and intentional efforts to honor one another."

That drastic change was due largely to Dr. Rivers' strategy through an exercise he calls, Listening for Change, wherein all parties are asked to genuinely listen to one another.  For example, in response to the accusation that police officers target minorities, the officers were able to explain that they are responding to calls. They don't have control over where the calls are coming from. Through that simple exchange, understanding was able to come to the surface.

World Peace Ambassador and
Golden Rule Dialogue expert, Dr. Clyde Rivers
"Even though we have hosted this type of Golden Rule dialogue around the world," said Dr. Rivers "I learned something new today. I saw that each side was approaching the issues from their own histories. I saw that if your history is the only history, then you will miss the history of others."

Dr. River's final assessment was that the Summit produced great talks. Even though it was very difficult conversation, there was great participation from all sides.

"Everyone wants the same goal," concluded Dr. Rivers. "We all want peaceful community. I believe America, through Golden Rule dialogue, has a great starting point to cultivate safe communities."

Dr. Clyde Rivers, is the Founder and President of iChange Nations™ and he is the global expert on Golden Rule Dialogue.  Dr. Rivers travels the world promoting Golden Rule Dialogue and honoring people who live the Golden Rule everyday. The Golden Rule is simply, “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Dr. Rivers believes every life is valuable and created for a contribution to our world and that without peace, that contribution can be lost. If that contribution is lost, our entire world loses.

"As I travel around the world," observes Dr. Rivers "I see many people who are doing or have done amazing things, but they are often under the radar and out of the spotlight. They are the unsung heroes of our world. I want to honor their service to humanity and inspire others to also strive for something greater than themselves."

iChange Nations™ is the World’s Largest Honoring Network, establishing Cultures of Honor around the world.  ICN has fostered a movement that is bringing back honor to the world.  They look to honor people at global, national, state and community levels, who have made positive contributions in helping mankind.  Golden Rule Dialogue and honoring others are working hand-in-hand to change the world.

iChange Nations™ is also a professional institution that builds international Statesmen by equipping, mentoring and training highly esteemed individuals who have the desire to change nations throughout the world.  This organization is seeking to bring global awareness by strategically helping countries educate, train and support a nation-building process that is designed to improve the dignity and betterment of human life. This international platform focuses on establishing effective relationships; while helping people understand the value of honor and basic human rights.

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Written by Dr. Christopher G. Green
Dr. Christopher Green is an international columnist/writer with the Global Journalism Award winning team of Dr. Clyde Rivers and iChange Nations Social Media News™.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

WORLD PEACE AMBASSADOR, DR. CLYDE RIVERS, HONORS FORMER PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA, AFRICA

World Peace Ambassador, Dr. Clyde Rivers and iChange Nations™ work with the top leaders of the world to bring peace to all of mankind.  In keeping with this mandate, Dr. Rivers was in Zambia, Africa during the first weekend of 2017, where he acknowledged and honored the leading voice of peace on the continent of Africa, the former President of Zambia and former head of the African Union, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, for his many years of service to humanity.

In presenting the former president of Zambia a World Civility Award, Dr. Rivers announced, "We are humbled to work with such a remarkable man, whose life has been dedicated to father peace efforts in the world."

Dr. Kenneth Kaunda was able to unite the more than 75 tribes of his country and was one of the negotiators who helped free the late Nelson Mandela.

"Dr. Kaunda is truly a one of a kind leader," remarked Dr. Rivers "I'm humbled by this great man. We will establish an ICN Golden Rule Award in the name of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda for the entire world to know of and appreciate his accomplishments."

Dr. Clyde Rivers, is the Founder and President of iChange Nations™ and he is the global expert on Golden Rule Dialogue.  Dr. Rivers travels the world promoting Golden Rule Dialogue and honoring people who live the Golden Rule everyday. The Golden Rule is simply, “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Dr. Rivers believes every life is valuable and created for a contribution to our world and that without peace, that contribution can be lost. If that contribution is lost, our entire world loses.

"As I travel around the world," observes Dr. Rivers "I see many people who are doing or have done amazing things, but they are often under the radar and out of the spotlight. They are the unsung heroes of our world. I want to honor their service to humanity and inspire others to also strive for something greater than themselves."

iChange Nations™ is the World’s Largest Honoring Network, establishing Cultures of Honor around the world.  ICN has fostered a movement that is bringing back honor to the world.  They look to honor people at global, national, state and community levels, who have made positive contributions in helping mankind.  Golden Rule Dialogue and honoring others are working hand-in-hand to change the world.

iChange Nations™ is also a professional institution that builds international Statesmen by equipping, mentoring and training highly esteemed individuals who have the desire to change nations throughout the world.  This organization is seeking to bring global awareness by strategically helping countries educate, train and support a nation-building process that is designed to improve the dignity and betterment of human life. This international platform focuses on establishing effective relationships; while helping people understand the value of honor and basic human rights.

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Written by Dr. Christopher G. Green
Dr. Christopher Green is an international columnist/writer with the Global Journalism Award winning team of Dr. Clyde Rivers and iChange Nations Social Media News™.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

iCHANGE NATIONS™ PRESENTS WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD TO FORMER FIRST LADY OF ZAMBIA

Dr. Clyde Rivers presents Woman of the Year Award to Former First Lady Vera Chiluba


World Peace Ambassador, Dr. Clyde Rivers and iChange Nations™ Presented a Woman of the Year Award to the former First Lady of Zambia, Vera Chiluba, for her amazing work in Women's Rights and children, particularly with orphans in the country of Zambia.

While presenting the WOTY award, Dr. Rivers remarked, "She is making the world a better place by living the Golden Rule everyday of her life."

Prof. Donni Pitzl presents Honorary Doctorate
In addition to the Woman of the Year Award, which was presented during a Culture of Honor service in Lusaka, Zambia, the former First Lady of Zambia was also given an Honorary Doctorate from the United Graduate College and Seminary International.

"Dr. Chiluba genuinely loves her people," said Vice Chancellor Prof. Donni Pitzl, "And the people of Zambia sincerely love her."

Dr. Clyde Rivers, is the Founder and President of iChange Nations™ and he is the global expert on Golden Rule Dialogue.  Dr. Rivers travels the world promoting Golden Rule Dialogue and honoring people who live the Golden Rule everyday. The Golden Rule is simply, “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Dr. Rivers believes every life is valuable and created for a contribution to our world and that without peace, that contribution can be lost. If that contribution is lost, our entire world loses.

"As I travel around the world," observes Dr. Rivers "I see many people who are doing or have done amazing things, but they are often under the radar and out of the spotlight. They are the unsung heroes of our world. I want to honor their service to humanity and inspire others to also strive for something greater than themselves."
iChange Nations™ is the World’s Largest Honoring Network, establishing Cultures of Honor around the world.  ICN has fostered a movement that is bringing back honor to the world.  They look to honor people at global, national, state and community levels, who have made positive contributions in helping mankind.  Golden Rule Dialogue and honoring others are working hand-in-hand to change the world.

iChange Nations™ is also a professional institution that builds international Statesmen by equipping, mentoring and training highly esteemed individuals who have the desire to change nations throughout the world.  This organization is seeking to bring global awareness by strategically helping countries educate, train and support a nation-building process that is designed to improve the dignity and betterment of human life. This international platform focuses on establishing effective relationships; while helping people understand the value of honor and basic human rights.
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Written by Dr. Christopher G. Green
Dr. Christopher Green is an international columnist/writer with the Global Journalism Award winning team of Dr. Clyde Rivers and iChange Nations Social Media News™.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

WORLD PEACE AMBASSADOR, DR. CLYDE RIVER, PLAYS KEY ROLE IN THE LAUNCH OF FIRST US-AFRICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN GHANA

Dr. Clyde Rivers, ICN
Dr. Gladys Loggin-Folorunsho, founder of US-ACC
Mr Martin Ofori, Chairman of US-ACC Ghana


By emphasizing a message of peace through God's Royal Law, Golden Rule Dialogue Expert, Dr. Clyde Rivers played a key role in the establishing of the first United States-Africa Chamber of Commerce in Ghana.

On December 6, 2016 in Accra, Ghana, the United States -Africa Chamber of Commerce (US-ACC) opened its first office, with the ethic of the Golden Rule established within the Ghanaian business community.

One of the primary goals of US-ACC is to help strengthen trade relations between small and medium scale business enterprises in Ghana and the United States. This can be accomplished by empowering them with the resources, connections and exposure needed to form international partnerships within peaceful national environments.

The US-ACC, in collaboration with iChange Nations (ICN), launched the office on the theme: “Engendering Growth and Development through Peace and Cooperation”.

The Golden Rule of Business being used by US-ACC says, “Treat others the way you want to be treated”.

World Peace Ambassador, Dr Clyde Rivers, was in Ghana promoting the message of the Golden Rule as part of a campaign that Ghana would have a peaceful election, which would open doors for businesses.

He said Africa had the resources that the world needs, but the world was concerned about peace because where there is no peace, there is no development.

Dr Rivers said, “We are going to bring the golden rule into the system, to teach people how to treat others the way they want to be treated, which would bring an environment of peace that will promote business, development and empower Ghanaians to thrive and create their own economy”.

Dr. Clyde Rivers, is the Founder and President of iChange Nations™ as well as the global Golden Rule Dialogue Expert. Dr. Rivers travels around the world promoting Golden Rule Dialogue in the developmental process of finding peace through dialogue. The Golden Rule Dialogue is simply, “Treat others the way you want to be treated in your dialogue.” Dr. Rivers' motto is, “Listening for Change.” He believes every life is valuable and created for a contribution to our world and that without peace, that contribution is lost and our entire world loses.

"As I travel around the world I see various nations or communities in conflicts due to racism, tribalism, sexism, classism and many types of divisions." states Dr. Rivers. "All of it is rooted in one single law that is being violated. They are violating the Royal Law, the Golden Rule."

As Dr. Rivers is called in to sometimes mediate or expedite peaceful solutions rather it's a small community or an entire nation, he finds that he is able to bring the keys to peaceful resolution through Golden Rule Dialogue and the promotion of the Royal Law.

iChange Nations™ is also a professional institution that builds Statesmen by equipping, mentoring and training highly esteemed individuals who have the desire to change nations throughout the world. The organization is seeking to bring global awareness by strategically helping nations to educate, train and support a Nation Building Process that is designed to improve the dignity and betterment of human life. This international platform focuses on establishing effective relationships; to help people understand the value of honor and basic human rights.

iChange Nations™ is the World’s Largest Honoring Network Establishing Cultures of Honor around the world. ICN has established a system that is bringing back honor to the world. They look to honor people at global, national, state and community levels, that have made positive contributions in helping mankind. It is no wonder that Golden Rule Dialogue and honoring others are going hand-in-hand to change the world.

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Written by Dr. Christopher G. Green
Dr. Christopher Green is an international columnist/writer with the Global Journalism Award winning team of Dr. Clyde Rivers and iChange Nations Social Media News™.