short news from ebbf members
ebbf board member and one of IFRC’s directors Françoise Le Goff recently facilitated one of ebbf’s online events. She offers her notes from that rich exploration, new learning and new possible applications of the value of #justice in our workplaces and economic systems.
“Justice is a virtue that can be learned through education and role models, it is a quality that awakes the conscience and creates a process of transformation of the individual who can then, in turn, influence and transform the environment that surrounds us.
Justice can be use to address a truly wide range of issues; poverty, corruption, violence, exploitation, materialism, desires, injustice, discrimination, in all of these instances the value of Justice can correct, improve and even wipe out some of those detrimental elements ….” Click here to read her more of her notes capturing some of the insights she gathered.
If you wish to enjoy one of these online events, you can view here the list of the UPCOMING EVENTS on ebbf’s website.
We were very happy to hear the news today that ebbf member Luigi Matrone has just been nominated to lead the Geneva Global Shapers initiative: “We are proud to announce our new amazing curators Luigi Matrone and Giulia Zanzi Congrats & best of luck! #shapetheworld”
This is one of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Shapers” hubs described as “a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.”
We wish Luigi a great experience and impact!
#ebbfvalues #Service: How can service to society become the central purpose of every business undertaking?
#Service is one of seven foundational principles of ebbf, which it defines as: “The highest station is service to all humanity and to the common good, a principle that applies equally to the individual, to government and to private enterprise. Service is principles put into action.”
Service is something we regularly live in our lives. During the dedicated video conference held on the 2nd of April we explored “How can service to society become the central purpose of every business undertaking?” with ebbf board member Paul Hughes.
He introduced the discussion telling of his experience in hotels in India. “I was struck by the quality of the service; service was a honour. The service industry in America, aimed at getting tips, is very different from India”.
Some other highlights from the 90 minute online event was that for organizations service is a value, of course, and it can be declined in different ways: service to the customers and serving each other. Service is a state of mind, recalling a quote from Abdul’Baha: “Service to the friends is service to the Kingdom of God”. Service put in action means also creating a collaborative culture even if you are working in a competition based culture. We should also remember the relationship between service and generosity. A good explanation of the value of service in the workplace can be found in this quote from Abdu’l-Bahá: “Work done in the spirit of service is the highest form of worship“.
If you are interested to join one of these online video explorations of values and their application in our workplaces and economic systems click here to view the next online google hangout that you can join searching for the hashtag #ebbfvalues .
During the last #ebbfvalues online video conversation about the role of #GenderEquality in our workplaces and economic systems, a very diverse group of individuals with a common passion for the application of this value, explored the answer to a number of questions such as “why are women-led companies more successful?” “are current company structures enabling Gender Equality?” “what success stories show companies that are doing Gender Equality right?”.
Click to this short article to find a few of the answers that were given.
You are invited to enjoy and enrich the next #ebbfvalues online video conference taking place next Wednesday 15th of April exploring the value and application of #Unity .
The Justice conference, a Baha’i inspired forum for the exploration of (international) law, global governance, justice and ethics, joyously celebrated 20 years of existence with a spiritually empowering gathering where over 100 participants reflected on the future of justice. The conference themed Advancing Justice: Spiritual foundations & Practical Application covered an array of topics and attracted many professionals beyond lawyers.
Last night we enjoyed one of the online video conversations in the run up to the #ebbflisbon international learning event, hosted by Sjoerd Luteyn.
A fascinating learning experience that lead me to write this article “how can we create tipping points of positive change in our workplaces?”
Don’t miss your opportunity to join the next #ebbfvalues hangout tonight dedicated to exploring the role of #GenderEquality in our workplaces and new economic systems with board member Wendi Momen.
You can see here all the opportunities you can enjoy this month for online, local and international ebbf meaningful interactions.
This week TWO online video explorations: what is the role of #GenderEquality ? and #ebbflisbon pre-event learning creation
This week you have two ebbf opportunities to explore with like-minded people from around the world using online video conferencing:
WEDNESDAY 8th April at 20:00 (CET)
#ebbflisbon pre-event online exploration:
how can organizations improve people?
Join this online video conversation
THURSDAY – 9th April at 20:00 CET
what’s the role of #GenderEquality in our workplaces and economic systems?
A conversation sparked by ebbf board member Wendi Momen
join an online video conversation, exploring the role of #service in our workplaces and economic systems
This Thursday 2nd of April you can join an ebbf google hangout where ebbf board member Paul Hughes, will spark an open exploration of the value of #service in our workplaces and economic systems.
Join this google hangout video event and be part of this learning conversation,
one of seven opportunities to explore ebbf’s seven foundational principles #ebbfvalues, allowing you to:
– engage with them,
– contribute to better understand their meaning and influence
– and to find ways to apply them to create impact in your work environment.
Shivani Jain is currently pursuing a PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health based in Bethesda, MD. Simultaneously, she is actively pursuing her interests in biotechnology development. Her areas of focus are in immunoepidemiology, cancer genetics, and bioinformatics.
“I am the kind of person that is always forming new friendships and trying to build more creative connections. As a Baha’i, I am constantly seeking to put my values into practice in all that I do.”
She plays an active role in the community and enjoys having meaningful conversations and contributing to elevated discourses, which is why she attended some of the ebbf breakfast events in Cambridge. Following those gatherings, she decided to attend the conference on Justice in the Workplace, about which she shares the following:
“I met a lot of amazing people at this conference and will be sure to build upon the friendships and potential professional connections I’ve made here. I enjoyed learning from others’ perspectives on a variety of topics such as the intersection between justice and mercy in the workplace and how to use practical tools to assess personality in light of work placement. I will keep these concepts in mind as I continue to be proactive in my networks and to spread the message through my deeds more than my words.”