Global Wopida

Build a Global Fire

We organize Compassion Games using a principle-centered approach to development and beginning from within, in a sacred manner. This enables us to integrate Ceremony into all the activities and events intended to alleviate suffering and bring joy to the world. The essential element of fire plays a critical role in activating the will and the way to make the changes needed for each of us to advance and all of us to come together.

GlobalFire.Earth is a global resource and opportunity to harness the power of a Global Fire and it’s Sacredness to Light up the World with love and compassion!

The Global Fire Ceremony is symbolic of new life and rebirth. In Building a Global Fire, we begin to feel what the Dakota people call “Wopida” in our hearts. We come together, to unite in a Global Wopida Ceremony and Build a Global Fire fueled by the human spirit and commitment to compassion and love in action. We have passed the Compassion Torch as part of the Global Wpoida Fire Ceremony to hundreds of people all over the world.

Living Peace

In November 2017 we brought the Compassion Torch to the Universal Sufi Temple in the Netherlands in the launch of the Peace Pledge Project to promote harmony and peace between religions and religious movements and stimulate global cooperation between spiritual leaders of different traditions.
The supreme value of loving kindness and compassion can have an enormous positive impact on the world today. These values in action help us realize our humanity and are the foundation for necessary just policies to bring peace and stability.

The intention behind the pledge is the understanding that the core of all spiritual experience, as well as the authentic value of every religious tradition, is the mystery and majesty of Loving-Kindness and Compassion.

Global Wopida!

In 2016 we lit the Compassion Torch as part of the Global Wopida Ceremony. Wopida is a Dakota word with profound, infinite, eternal meaning and transforming spiritual energy. The purpose of the Global Wopida is to be thankful and grateful for whatever Life bestows on us, knowing that every test and challenge comes into our lives for our spiritual growth and upliftment.

Morocco Climate Talks

The First Compassion Torch Lighting Ceremony took place in November 2016 at the Convention of Parties 22 (COP22) of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change taking place in Marrakech, Morocco starting on November 6.

Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., Hinhan Wicasa and Deloria Tiospayes, Dakota and Chickasaw Nations along with Dr. Sheikh Abdulaziz Al Nuaimi also known as the “Green Sheikh” and other Dream Team members will light the torch. The Green Sheikh and the Centre for Global Education launched the Blue Youth initiative that has engaged over 25,000 youth, from every continent on earth, in the world’s largest consultation of youth around water and climate change action.

Arab and First Nation Leaders Unite to Protect Mother Earth as part of Compassion Games

Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Kr. issues a statement about Climate Change.

Standing Rock

While Hereditary Chief was at the Climate Talks in Morocco, Sommer and Jon were paying their respects at Standing Rock in loving support of the Water Protectors. We were gifted by Brother Gregory Sherwood with a carved staff and a beautiful necklace. It was clear to us right away that the staff would soon hold the Compassion Torch.

Support for Standing Rock continued throughout December and then on December 10th, Human Rights Day we lit the Compassion Torch in Global Wopida ceremony with the whole world watching.
We honored the youth who started to the Standing Rock movement and we brought the Standing Rock runners to San Francisco. Sharing the Spirit of Standing Rock, Protecting and Restoring Mother Earth and Building a Global Fire of Compassion.
A coalition of partners hosted the Inaugural Global Wopida Run, led by Great Sioux Nation Youth Runners, across the Golden Gate Bridge carrying the Global Compassion Torch of solidarity, hope, and the spirit of Standing Rock to the Great Meadow at Fort Mason.

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