Earth Treasure Vase: Global Healing Project
Linking our world in a practice of planetary protection & renewal.

Cynthia Jurs Interview ~ Earth Treasure Vases

Feb 7, 2017

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Neema & the Pygmy Women of Congo Rise for Climate Justice!

Mar 16, 2014

Thanks to Neema Namadamu and the Maman Shujaa team, the Pygmy community where we buried an Earth Treasure Vase is Rising for Climate Justice to protect their forest! Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) sponsored Neema to translate the Declaration into Swahili and present it to the local indigenous Pygmy women for their signature […]

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Australia Pilgrimage 2014: Return to our Mother’s Land

Feb 25, 2014

Australia Pilgrimage 2014: Return to our Mother’s Land July 22nd – August 2nd, 2014 We are excited to offer you the opportunity to join us for a return journey to the heart of Australia’s Northern Territory, where the final Earth Treasure Vase was planted in 2013. It will be a special time with Jawoyn elder […]

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Exciting News! Challenge Grant just received!

Nov 26, 2013

We just received a Challenge Grant of $12,500! Every dollar you give today will be matched until December 31st!  Please consider a year-end contribution of any amount to help us meet our goal of raising $25,000! Donate here: www.earthtreasurevase/donate Dear Friends, This is the long-awaited moment when we can at last report to you that […]

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Upcoming Santa Fe Events with Neema Namadamu!

Oct 10, 2013

Alliance for the Earth, the nonprofit that oversees the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project, also works closely with our Congolese sister, Neema Namadamu. Since burying an ETV in Congo just a little over a year ago, we have been amazed to witness her rapid rise as a truly inspired international leader and speaker, and […]

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Be The Peace! Global Meditation 9/21/13

Sep 14, 2013

BeThePeace asks us to join together for a Global-Synchronized Meditation and Prayer for Peace in hundreds of cities around the world. Last year, 248 cities joined and, this year, our goal is 500 cities  … Let’s BeThePeace …

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Good news from Liberia!

Sep 14, 2013

The Alliance for the Earth/ Earth Treasure Vase Liberia PeaceBuilding Project has progressed beautifully with the team on the ground successfully building 3 Peace Huts to date, as well as a water well in the village where the Liberia Earth Treasure Vase was buried. Alliance for the Earth is now working closely with Annie Nushen […]

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To the Women of South Korea: A Message of Solidarity from Congo!

Sep 4, 2013

From Neema Namadamu and the women of Congo,  to our sisters in South Korea, “Your struggle is our struggle!” The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for the Military Sexual Slavery by Japan has invited Neema to join them in Seoul, South Korea on August 13-15 in Commemorating the First International Memorial Day for the […]

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When Trees Fall

Aug 27, 2013

In June, activist Carmen Stone of Santa Fe traveled to the DRC to support Neema Namadamu and the Maman Shujaa, the “Hero Women” of Congo. Carmen will continue to support the Maman Shujaa’s movement for peace in the coming year through a practicum/internship with Alliance for the Earth, as she works to complete her degree […]

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New video! Neema Namadamu: Leader for a New Congo

Aug 27, 2013

Alliance for the Earth is pleased to share our recently completed video profile of Neema Namadamu. Directed by Cynthia Jurs and edited by Doug Gerash, Neema Namadamu: Leader for a New Congo transmits the energy and vision of Neema as she empowers the women of Congo and brings peace. As Neema makes clear, “I’m not […]

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Final ETV Pilgrimage: Australia, June 12 – 25

Feb 27, 2013

Dear Friends, After 23 years of practice and prayer, our final Earth Treasure Vase pilgrimage is finally coming to pass. This journey to Australia, June 12 -25, will mark the completion of the global mandala we have seeded all over the planet to bring healing and protection to the Earth. It will bring us full […]

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Video of Spiritual Activism & Nuclear Guardianship Panel Now Available

Aug 11, 2012

On Saturday, August 4, Cynthia Jurs participated in the Spiritual Activism and Nuclear Guardianship panel at the Vision Without Fission Conference, produced by Nuke Free Now in Santa Fe. We invite you to watch the video of this very moving panel, created by Brad Laughlin of Corelight. Brad also served as the facilitator of the […]

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Last Week of our Women Witness Congo Campaign at Indiegogo

Aug 11, 2012

A movement is in the making! In April 2012, Alliance for the Earth (AE) journeyed to D. R. Congo to produce valuable video documentation of the current political, social and environmental landscape. We conducted citizen journalism trainings and documentary interviews, and collected visionary statements from women in partnership with local activists. The women of Congo […]

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Unified Message of Solidarity to Women of Congo

Jun 22, 2012

Alliance for the Earth carried a Unified Message of Solidarity to the women of Congo in April from members of the Women in Peacebuilding Network in Liberia. Please view and then share this powerful message widely!  

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BBC Features Liberia Peace Builder

Feb 23, 2012

On February 21, Christian Bethelson, the field coordinator of the Liberia PeaceBuilding Project, was featured on Outlook, a BBC podcast program reporting  extraordinary personal stories from around the world. Click here to enjoy the story until March 20:    

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Register Today for the Avebury Experience & the Burial of the 28th ETV, June 23 – 29, 2012

Feb 10, 2012

One of the final four Earth Treasure Vases is now bound for Avebury, England, June 23–29, through a collaboration between the ETV Global Healing Project and Wisdom University. Register today! In the company of leading thinkers and visionaries in their respective disciplines, “The Avebury Experience” will offer a rich exploration of geomancy; crop circles, subtle […]

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2.26 Evening of Sacred Activism in Larkspur, CA

Feb 9, 2012

We invite you to an evening of sacred activism with Cynthia Jurs at Yogaworks in Larkspur, California, on Sunday, February 26 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Experience: • a deeply relevant answer to our times • inspirational stories of sacred activism • unique meditation and ceremony with prayers for restoring the Earth • profound healing […]

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YES! Magazine Features Christian Bethelson and Liberia PeaceBuilding Project

Jan 5, 2012

Christian Wolo Bethelson, dear friend and the field coordinator of our Liberia PeaceBuilding Project is the subject of an article in this month’s Yes! Magazine. Please click here to enjoy the full article. The piece was beautifully written by Seth Biderman for the Academy for the Love of Learning, a nonprofit based in Seton Village, […]

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Liberia Peacebuilding Project Update

Dec 20, 2011

We received word from Christian Wolo Bethelson who recently visited Ganta, where Alliance for the Earth is supporting the construction of a palava peace hut in early 2012. Bethelson writes: “I spent some time with the ex-combatants, elders and city mayor along with the county inspector, Hon. Jimmy Kamara. We also discussed the same good […]

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Winter Solstice Burial of the 26th ETV on Maui, Hawaii

Dec 19, 2011

Many of us have sacrificed our own needs for the sake of the work that calls. The need to restore balance personally, as well as collectively, is something that is true for just about everyone. With the Earth Treasure Vase for Hawaii, our intention is to make this need conscious and spoken, knowing that it […]

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25th ETV buried in Giza, Egypt on 11.11.11

Dec 19, 2011

In a cloak and dagger (and camel!) adventure, our friends from Corelight buried the 25th Earth Treasure Vase near the Great Pyramid on the Giza Plateau. Corelight’s co-founders, Leslie Temple Thurston and Brad Laughlin, kept us abreast of developments as they unfolded. Read about the twists and turns, and how, ultimately, the holy vessel was […]

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ETV Pilgrimage to the Democratic Republic of Congo in April, 2012

Dec 19, 2011

The Earth Treasure Vase Project will journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo in April, 2012. Long exploited for its natural resources, Congo seems to embody our collective shadow as greed fuels lawless war and reigns terror on women, children and nature. Read on to hear more about the intent of our pilgrimage and about […]

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New video journal of our March 2011 return to Liberia

Oct 21, 2011

In March 2011, we returned to Liberia to water the seeds of peace. Read the full story and watch the video journal here:

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9.23 – 9.25 Coming Into Balance: A Retreat For Mindful Changemakers with Cynthia Jurs

Sep 8, 2011

In the company of our peacemaker friends from Liberia, “Uncle Jake” and Christian Bethelson, we will: come into balance; clarify our direction, release our obstacles, and step into living our vision; empower the last 6 Earth Treasure Vases to complete our global mandala in the next year; experience the power of ceremony to effect change; […]

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Dharma Talk at Upaya Zen Center on September 14 at 5:30 pm

Aug 31, 2011

Join General Christian Bethelson, William “Uncle Jake” Jacobs and Cynthia Jurs at the Upaya Zen Center on Wednesday, September 14 at 5:30 pm as they take up the topic of “Engaged Buddhism in Liberia.” In December 2009, the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project was hosted by hundreds of people from three countries who gathered […]

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2nd Annual ETV Project Benefit

Aug 31, 2011

We invite you to join us for a wonderful evening in support of the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project and our peace building efforts in Liberia on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm. We will be joined by special guests, ex-combatant rebel general Christian Bethelson and former refugee William “Uncle Jake” Jacobs, who […]

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Join us on Facebook!

Aug 31, 2011

We’ve created a new page on Facebook! Please join us there, as we tend to the global mandala; steward the last 6 Earth Treasure Vases to their rightful homes by December 21, 2012; strengthen peace building efforts inspired by the Earth Treasure Vase in Liberia, West Africa; and tell a new story through film, social […]

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ETV Project featured in current issue of World Pulse

Jul 22, 2011

Dedicated to Spirit, the current issue of World Pulse recognizes that spiritual practice can provide the foundation for effective activism. Cynthia was honored to be one of seven spiritual “heroines who are just a handful of the powerful women guiding us to a better world.” To download the issue and read the article (pp 38-41)… […]

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New Video on the Elephants of Makalali

Jul 22, 2011

Due to human encroachment and fences, Southern Africa’s elephants are losing their habitat, and scientists believe some elephant populations have grown too large. Methods of elephant population control have included culling (killing) and translocation (anesthetizing and moving them to less populated areas). The Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve in Limpopo Province, South Africa, in collaboration […]

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24th ETV Buried in South Africa

Jun 25, 2011

We recently returned from South Africa, where we buried the 24th Earth Treasure Vase at an ancient altar in the Blyde River Canyon. I believe I speak for all of the pilgrims on the journey when I say that there is much to integrate and hold in reverence and gratitude. I, for one, am brimming […]

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