Saturday, August 19, 2017

iCHANGE NATIONS™ CREATES THE NEW ACTI-VENTION™ CONVENTION CONCEPT

Dr. Clyde Rivers
iChange Nations™ President and Founder, Dr. Clyde Rivers recently released his plan to begin what we are calling, Acti-Vention™ Conventions. As a World Peace Ambassador, and the Golden Rule Dialogue Expert, Dr. Rivers, is creating a venue with an appeal to every leader of the world. He asks, “Let us come together and ‘treat others the way we want to be treated.’ We will only succeed in bringing peace and hope to this world when every individual born is able to bring their skills as a solution to the problems of the world.”

At iChange Nations™ we believe that in order for a culture of peace, honor and civility to take root, we have to create a platform for problem solvers to speak out to the world. Our Acti-Vention™ Conventions are designed to create a format for forums, training and active engagement with media coverage in real time. These Acti-Vention™ Conventions will enable qualified people to immediately engage with the world in dialogue with solutions. As well as, hands-on training with real time activation as the model.

Dr. Clyde Rivers, Founder and President of iChange Nations™ said, “We have set our focus to thank the great people of the world that are preserving humanity, serving others, and making the world a better place. We are now adding our Acti-Vention™ Convention model to our organization to catapult qualified people into the world scene with solutions. We had no idea how fast the Culture of Honor would grow but today we have reached 120 nations of the world through our honor systems. We also believe our Acti-Vention™ Convention model will follow suit in its influence and its reach.”

Everywhere we go iChange Nations™ is finding people doing good things to help mankind and people that are living the Golden Rule, “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” The combined efforts of the iChange Nations™ Honor System, the Golden Rule International Award System and others organizations and institutions we work with, have catapulted iChange Nations’™ to the top. Giving us the ability to say we are the “World’s Largest Honoring Network Establishing Cultures of Honor in the World.” Soon to become the “World’s Strongest Voice to Help Change the Nations.”

Dr. Clyde Rivers is the Founder and President of iChange Nations™ 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 the Nation Building Process 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.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WORLD CIVILITY SPOKESMAN, DR. CLYDE RIVERS MEETS WITH CHICAGO ALDERMAN

Dr. Clyde Rivers with Alderman, James Cappleman of Ward 46

Uptown Chicago, USA--- World Civility Spokesman, Dr. Clyde Rivers, met with Alderman, James Cappleman of Ward 46 in April 2017,  regarding the issues of violence and crime and his efforts to take peace into his ward.

Dr. Rivers said, “It was very enlightening to hear of the huge diversity in Alderman Cappleman’s Ward 46, which is a mini-microcosm of the world.”

Since meeting with the alderman and discussing the challenges within his ward, World Civility Spokesman, Rivers, has begun working to put together a Golden Rule strategy that will help turn  around the Wards’ problems of violence.

Dr. Rivers added, “We want to create a new culture; a Golden Rule Culture that will help establish acts of civility to overturn the culture of violence in the City of Chicago.”

In attendance at the meeting with Alderman Cappleman was Pastor Olusola Abraham Adesayo who is Head Pastor of Christian Fellowship For All Nations,  and Dr. Gladys Loggin, Chief Executive Officer of USA Africa Economic and Business Development Center. These prestigious individuals will be working with World Civility Spokesman, Dr. Clyde Rivers to establish a new culture over Chicago.

Dr. Clyde Rivers, is the Founder and President of iChange Nations™, the World Civility Spokesperson, and 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.

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.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

GOLDEN RULE DALLAS/FT. WORTH TEXAS A MAJOR SUCCESS



Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, USA--- Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative, North American Division Leader, World Peace Ambassador Clyde Rivers brought the Golden Rule Peace Initiative to North America at a Golden Rule Event in Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas. The event was held on the campus of Texas Christian University on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Top humanitarians who serve in the causes of bringing proper people-treatment to humanity, were honored at this prestigious event.

“Dallas/Ft. Worth has some of the greatest philanthropic leaders in the world," said Ambassador Clyde Rivers. "We had the ability to bring forty new Golden Rule World Peace Ambassadors from this area into the world peace arena. The historical backgrounds of positive people-treatment that resonates in these new World Peace Ambassadors has qualified them to receive the prestigious Golden Rule International Award and has brought global recognition. The Golden Rule International only brings the best into the commissioning of world peace.”

Dr. Clyde Rivers, is the Founder and President of iChange Nations™, the Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative's North American Division Leader, and the global expert on Golden Rule Dialogue.  Dr. Rivers travels the world promoting world peace 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.

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.

Friday, April 21, 2017

GOLDEN RULE WORLD PEACE AMBASSADORS RECEIVE UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS



Harrisburg, PA, USA - In an award ceremony held on Thursday evening, April 20, 2017, Golden Rule World Peace Ambassadors  and Community Life Coaches, Drs. Chris and Carol Green, received one of United Way's 2017 Volunteer of the Year Nominations for their work and services in a local women's shelter.

“I have been blessed to bear witness to the selfless and tireless efforts Chris and Carol put into making a difference in the lives of people,“ said Denise Britton, Executive Director of the Shalom House Women's shelter, representing her organization which submitted the nomination to the United Way.

“Initially committing to helping share their life coaching expertise to expand the services for women and children at Shalom House, they quickly expanded their support to helping our staff expand their skills and ability to serve our residents. Thank you seems hardly enough to say for the appreciation we want to extend to both of them, for all that they do, for all of us.”

A little over one year ago, the Greens were merged into the shelter's monthly calendar to provide life coaching support for both the staff and residents of this special outreach, situated in one of the City of Harrisburg’s high-crime neighborhoods.

"We're honored to be named among so many great people," said the nominees following the event. "We learned of many others who are donating hundreds of hours per year to worthy causes in the community. It's humbling to be mentioned among them."

Chris and Carol Green became part of the Shalom House strategy to transition the residents out of the shelter and back into everyday life. Their coaching tools proved to be vital in enhancing the resident’s life coping skills; enabling them to take confident steps toward rebuilding their families and recapturing their lives.

The Greens are certified master life coaches, urban family advocates, marriage and family advisers, and community leadership consultants. This couple 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 a United Way 2017 Volunteer of the Year Nomination. 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 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.

Friday, April 14, 2017

iCHANGE NATIONS™ EXECUTIVE DR. DONELLA PITZL WINS WORLD CIVILITY AWARD

Dr. Pitzl Receives World Civility Award

Gary, Indiana, USA---  Dr. Donella Pitzl, top executive for iChange Nations™ received the World Civility Award at the 2nd Annual World Civility Day, April 13, 2017.  As a global leader for iChange Nations™ Dr. Pitzl has done amazing work around the world, not the least of which has been the creation of an innovative leadership model of education. Her education model has made such an extraordinary impact that it that has now entered into the rooms of debate in nations that are currently in civil conflicts.

“Her work has qualified her for this prestigious World Civility Award," World Civility Spokesperson, Dr. Clyde Rivers reveals, "Dr. Donella Pitzl’s Innovative Leadership program has given world leaders a new perspective on how to deal with conflict. Her program teaches people treatment skills, as well as incorporates the value of every individual in the world, within its foundation. It teaches how every person has an inherent gift that the world needs. Her Innovative Leadership Program is teaching humanity how to rehumanize itself, so that we can reap the value of every life.”

Dr. Clyde Rivers, is the Founder and President of iChange Nations™, the World Civility Spokesperson, and 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.

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.

Friday, March 3, 2017

FORMER PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA RECEIVES HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM LATIN UNIVERSITY OF THEOLOGY, USA

Professor Clyde Rivers and Dr. Kenneth Kaunda


Zambia, Africa - January 2017:  iChange Nations™ International Commissioner for Latin University of Theology, Professor Clyde Rivers, honored the first Republican President of Zambia Africa,  Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda, by presenting him an honorary Doctorate in Societal Human Rights for his work to liberate the people of Africa from colonialism and for uniting his nation. Zambia has over 70 tribes and they are united to this day because of Dr. Kaunda’s efforts. He also served as the Chairman of the African Union and labored for peace on the continent of Africa. He received this honor in his home in Lusaka, Zambia.

Latin University of Theology has been operating for more than a decade and has graduated over 25,000 missionaries and ministers from the United States, Latin America, Europe and Africa. This distance-learning university is based out of Inglewood California. The university provides degrees in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, and Biblical Counseling. Dr. Manuel Tigerino is the Founder and President of Latin University of Theology.

“Latin University of Theology and Dr. Manuel Tigerino have a desire to see great individuals honored for their skills and philosophy,” Professor Rivers shared. “Their labors need to be awarded around the world. The world needs to learn of the great works of these individuals. For this reason, I have been given the honor of representing LUT, to bestow honor upon outstanding individuals. This is truly a privilege.”

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, 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.