THE GLOBAL PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY PART 2: WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF IT?
Let us begin with the definition of Assembly.
A group of people gathered together in one place for a common purpose.
Let us remember the fact that people are custodians of the planet because of their intelligence, their ability to access the divine intention of the Creator of all life on this planet and elsewhere. Recognition of this ability comes with the implied responsibility to preserve this Creation as closely as possible to the manner in which the Creator has created it with the ongoing integrity of all of its integral components. Understanding this responsibility implies that there be no wilful destruction of any of the integral components, but only enhancements where possible. There is a recognition here of a God spiritually and a Creator scientifically, coalescing in the most magnificent of all creation the universe of which the planet is the entity to which humans belong.
Towards the inclusion of all of the people on the planet we may use the term globe or global.
So if we have a Global People’s Assembly, it has to mean the intelligence of people, the only thing that can encompass a coming together that is NOT dependent on the spot on the planet where each individual human was BORN.
With humans’ great dawning in the 21st century of the INTERNET, we are able to locate a place physically but only physically in space where those who desire, it, can come together in an assembly, within a website.
Now we need to call on the assistance of the English Language for a better understanding of people. Each human being is a person and the plural of that is persons and the more inclusive term for persons is people.
There are persons in a circumscribed community but there are people in the whole world or on our planet. So when we use the words global people we mean the population of the entire world.
If we want to talk about the intelligence of a person or people and we do, we need to discuss intelligence as only one of the gifts or attributes of a human being or a person.
There are many others. There is the outlay of energy of necessity as is the case with all living creatures in order to sustain the living condition of the body. This is followed by the expression of the particular gifts which are unique to each person individually.
Then there is the gift of creativity, a gift possessed by everyone but with the highest caliber of expression of it, being the gift of
creating a work of art which holds within itself everything
that the human intelligence can muster in imitation
of that work of art, the universe, with the planet
being the one available to humans or people.
The PURPOSE of the Global People’s Assembly
is to be such an entity.
Rev. Mary A. Mann, Ph.D., was born in Australia and is descended from early Queensland pioneers. Her father was an original ANZAC, a member of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps who fought on the Gallipoli Peninsular in 1915. Mary is a graduate of the University of Sydney, the University of California in Berkeley and the University of Southern California where she secured her Ph.D. in Communications and Theatre.
Her working career was in accounting where she became a Qualified Accountant in Australia and was the first Controller of the Pacifica Foundation in the 1970s.
Her academic career centered around her passion for finding out ‘why war’. Her first book on this topic, Anzac to Understanding included her father’s war letters and a social commentary on the global situation from the beginning of the First World War through the 20th century and it included the epic play ANZAC. The philosophy culminated in the book There Are No Enemies, a practical philosophy of life, which includes The Right of the Womb. Her theatre studies culminated in The Construction of Tragedy, Aristotle today in the theatre and she edited two editions of The Los Angeles Theatre Book, 1978 and 1984.
Mary has been a member of Unity- and- Diversity since 1989 where she is now the Board Chair and co-edited the book Science and Spirituality with the founder of that organization. Rev. Leland Stewart.
She joined the Synthaxis Theatre Company in 1979. Her creative work includes Poems of Woman, editor of Mentoring Poems, four centuries of selected poetry, Tortoise Shell, taken from a journal of her great-grandfather documenting life in the early days of the State of Queensland, Australia, and under the aegis of Synthaxis, plays for youth and family audiences, Maria and the Comet and The Round Table, published as TWO FAMILY PLAYSand ThuGun and Natasha, a drama with rap, moving beyond guns and violence .
In North Hollywood, she is the co-host of Unbuckled No-Ho Poetry, a monthly poetry reading series since 2010, which you can view here:youtube.com/unbucklednohopoetry
Mary has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who