I Change Nations Productive Business Civility & Civility 360 collaborate to present State of Civility Summit Africa

Participants and Speakers of The 2020 State of Civility Summit Africa

Professor Vernet A. Joseph I Change Nations Global Business Statesmen & Founder of Productive Business Civility

Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers Founder I Change Nations

Dr. Joseph and Dr. Rivers Hosts Civility 360

Dr. Clyde Rivers and Dr. Vernet A. Joseph at the US Senate

I Change Nations and Productive Business Civility partnered again to bring the Inaugural State of Civility Summit Africa with Global Civility Leaders

These kind of forums help bring the community together from all walks of life, with community leaders as well as government leaders to identify problems and create solutions through civil dialog.”

— Dr. Clyde Rivers Founder of I Change Nations

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA, July 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — I Change Nations and Productive Business Civility partnered again to bring the Inaugural State of Civility Summit Africa on Saturday June 13th, 2020 with Global Civility Leaders from around the world. Together they discussed and addressed Race and Racism around the world and how to move from Hostility to Civility. Civility360 is the leading voice of civility in action which focuses on brining civility solutions to our world with a 360º angled approach.

Dr. Clyde Rivers Founder of I Change Nations states, “These kind of forums will help bring the community together from all walks of life, along with community leaders as well as government leaders to identify problems and create solutions through civil dialog.”

I Change Nations Global Business Statesmen & Founder of Productive Business Civility has created a new paradigm of Business Civility in action. “This is where business and people are of equal value. Civility is meant to be contagious so spread it with love.” – Dr. Vernet A. Joseph

Civility360 (C360) is the leading voice of civility in action which focuses on brining civility solutions to our world with a 360º angled approach. Promoting the pillars of kindness, respect, love, hope and action. Global World Civility Leader, Sir Clyde Rivers and Prof. Vernet Alin Joseph are the founders of this global movement. The Civility360 is a voice that will bring global change to our world as we deal with the human resource of people which exists in every country. Professor Vernet A. Joseph I Change Nations Global Business Statesmen & Founder of Productive Business Civility states,
“How people treat human currency will determine our pathway moves forward as a world.”

Special guest speakers and panelists for the State of Civility Summit Africa included:

Global Civility – Sir Clyde Rivers, California
Business Civility – Prof. Vernet A. Joseph, Arizona
Dr. Louisa Akasio, Nigeria
Professor Dr. Jared Akama, Kenya
Vice Chancellor Mateus Mutola, Mozambique
Dr. Charles Tchoreret, Garbon

Due to the coronavirus, the State of Civility Summit Africa had to be done virtually. The State of Civility Summit Africa can be found at https://youtu.be/3B7cNmbD_7I.

Solutions that were shared at the State of Civility Summit Africa:

Business Civility Prof. Vernet A. Joseph
1. Embrace Equality in diversity throughout the continent. Everyone treated with respect and dignity!
2. Develop a culture and dialogue that promotes proper people treatment, and civility in action.
3. Champion Civility within the business, education, and governmental rank structures.
4. Develop an Office of Civility (Liaison) that has authority to govern acts of incivility
at all levels. Monitoring the civility temperature/pulse of an organization. To maximize productivity and spot cancerous behaviors before getting out of hand. Educating the workforce on civility communication and dynamics.
5. Embrace, participate, and celebrate National Productive Business Civility Day annually on June 13th. “The most powerful commodity and currency for business is the value of people, their ideas and solutions.” – Prof. Vernet A. Joseph

Girl Child Civility – Dr. Louisa Akasio, Nigeria
1. Upholding our core values.
2. Safeguarding our core assets.
3. Resisting the temptation for borrowing more than you can pay.
4. Developing our heritage (Don’t sell our cultural heritage).

Educational Civility – Professor Dr. Jared Akama, Kenya
Stop agonizing and start organizing; Focus
Buy Africa and Build Africa; Entrepreneurship
Encourage leaders to return to Africa and bring their wisdom and experience; Legacy
Inform and encourage people to think without the box in mind; Innovation

Education Civility – Vice Chancellor Mateus Mutola, Mozambique
1. Cut off dependence of foreign aide
2. Transaction of knowledge that responds to and serves the local need (African solutions to African problems)
3. Establish our own National Agendas

Triology Civility – Dr. Charles Tchoreret, Gabon
1. Renewing of our minds
2. Rethink the way we see our continent
3. Be Welcoming not Gullible
4. Establish true unity

Dr. Clyde Rivers states, “I am honored to be able to work alongside such amazing people, who are changing the world and creating a culture of honor and civility. Each one is an icon and a difference maker."

Professor Vernet, is the creator and co-host of Civility 360 with World Civility Leader Dr. Clyde Rivers, the only show devoted to interviewing civility leaders from a 360 angle of the world. This program will help put the world back together after COVID-19. Listen in as they share wisdom and insight on Civility, Influence, and Action every Saturday which started on the 2nd of May. The broadcast can be found at www.civility360.com

Dr. Joseph is the Business Civility Leader and productive agent of change in this day. He is the
narrator of Presidential Productivity – honoring “Cultures of Extreme Excellence. He is the
narrator of Madame Productivity – honoring “Cultures of Caring for Humanity.
Dr. Joseph is a World Civility Ambassador & National Statesman to I Change Nations™. He is a
retired military officer, combat veteran, an award-winning Serial Entrepreneur, Author of over 25 books and 5 Bestsellers, Radio Show host, and Veteran Transition Expert. Dr. Vernet is the
Founder of Live To Produce Enterprises, LLC, and Founder of the Productive Business Network & Summit Headquartered in Mesa, Arizona

Dr. Joseph has received the following honors:
-2016 Presidential Certificates from President’s Barack Obama, George
Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and Jimmy Carter
-2016 Recognition from Senator John McCain
-2016 Recognition from United States Army, Chief of Staff, General,
Mark A. Daily
-2016 Recognition from Lieutenant General, United States Air Force, Director,
Defense Contract Management Agency, Wendy M. Masiello
-2017 Entrepreneur of the Year, Black Wall Street Phoenix, AZ
-2017 National Statesmen Degree Award
-2018 National Statesmen Degree
-2018 World Civility Ambassador
-2018 Honorary Doctorate, LUT
-2018 Honorary Doctorate, UGCSI
-2018 TNVOC Veteran Impact Business Award
-2019 Global Voices Of Change
-2019 Phoenix Civility Day Proclamation
-2020 Doctorate of Professorship in Business Civility
-2020 Global Representative Challenged Champions & Hero's

I Change Nations is a Culture of Honor System; the organization is committed to bringing back the lost art of honor by building a Culture of Honor that recognizes individuals throughout the world who have exemplified extraordinary humanitarian efforts to effectively change nations. We honor people and organizations that believe every life is valuable and is created to bring a contribution to the world. ICN is the largest “building cultures of honor” network in the world Founded by Dr. Clyde Rivers.

Dr. Clyde Rivers is the Spokesperson for the World Civility Day, Community Civility Counts
Initiative, Dr. Rivers has been honored internationally and has received numerous awards.
Recently Dr. Clyde Rivers, received his 2nd Presidential Award for 2019 at the United Nations
Association of El Salvador in New York City, Dr. Rivers received the Presidential Award for his
volunteer service to the citizens of the United States of America. In 2017 Dr. Rivers won the
United States Presidential Life Achievement Award for over 4,000 hours of serving the nation and humanity Dr. Rivers is the recipient of the Danny K. Davis Peace Prize 2017, U.S. Congressman of Illinois. This annual Congressional Award given for excelling in his field and making a difference in people’s lives. In 2017 International Spokesman for World Civility Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers was appointed as International Board Chairman of OPAD. Dr. Rivers was given the Title of Don/Sir Dr. Clyde Rivers as he was Knighted into the original Kingdom of Guatemala, and the great city of La Antigua the first city established by the Spanish Monarchy. Knighted by Lord EDUARDO L. PRADO S. the Commodore De Santiago De Los Caballeros De La Antigua Guatemala Dr. Rivers is the recipient of an Honorable Mention for the American Civic Collaboration Award 2017 – Celebrating Partnerships that Strengthen America Dr. Clyde Rivers is the Honorary Ambassador at Large for the Republic of Burundi, as appointed by H.E. President Pierre Nkurunziza and Special Advisor to President Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Republic of Burundi Africa.

Others Leaders that have received awards from I Change Nations Include:

President Yoweri Museveni, of Uganda:
Honored for his great leadership in establishing and maintaining peace in his country.

First Lady, Janet Museveni, of Uganda:
Honored for the AIDS awareness policy ABC (Abstinence, Birth Control, and Contraception) an ever-present battle for the health of their people.

Vice President of Kenya, Kalonzo Musyoka:
Honored for his efforts in the peace making process for Kenya, Sudan and Burundi.

President Pierre Nkurunziza, of Republic of Burundi:
Honored for his efforts to bring peace to a 12-year civil war between the two major tribes in his country. As well as First Lady Denise Nkurunziza, Republic of Burundi Honored for her efforts to bring a better life to the people of her country.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, of Nigeria:
Honored for the Anticorruption policies he implemented in Nigeria.

First Lady Maria de Luz Guebuza, of Republic of Mozambique:
Honored for her humanitarian efforts for the youth and women of her country as well as bringing AIDS awareness programs.

Former President Wolde Giorgis, of Ethiopia:
Honored for his efforts to build a better environment in his country.

Dr. Vanda Pignato – Former 1st Lady of El Salvador:
Honored for her tireless efforts in protecting for women’s rights in the Republic of El Salvador.

Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda – Former President of Zambia:
Honored for his life’s work to establish peace in Zambia and on the continent of Africa.

For more information about I Change Nations. the World Civility Award as well as the work that Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers is doing go to: www.ichangenations.org

Terry Warren
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Lee Man-hee Writes a Letter regarding Shincheonji Members’ Plasma Donation

Shincheonji Chairman Lee Man-hee’s Letter [Provided by Shincheonji Church in Daegu]

This is the work that needs to be done as citizens of this country and as true believers.”

— Chairman Lee Man-hee of Shincheonji

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, July 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chairman Lee Man-hee of Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (Shincheonji), sent a message to thank the Shincheonji members in Daegu who decided to donate their plasma needed in developing COVID-19 (novel coronavirus infection) vaccine.

Shincheonji stated on June 29 that Chairman Lee sent a one-page letter to thank the members. Through the letter titled, “To the beloved members of Daegu Church,” Chairman Lee said, “I was delighted upon hearing the news of your intent to actively participate in donating plasma (blood) for the development of the vaccine for the cure of COVID-19. I believe that you are the ones who received the blood of Jesus.”

He added, “I am very thankful to the government, which took charge of preventing the spread of COVID-19 and providing treatment for it. This is not something our church could have resolve,” and, “I know that you [Shincheonji members in Daegu] have gathered your hearts in our collective wish to free all the people of the world from the pains of this disease.”

The chairman also stated in this letter, “This is the work that needs to be done as citizens of this country and as true believers. It is keeping the command of Jesus of loving your neighbor as yourself (Mt 22:39), and I am thankful that you have gathered your hearts for this good work and in making this decision that is like the light,” and, “Let us all pray in the name of Jesus to exterminate COVID19 (Refer to Jn14:13-14).”

According to a statement released by the Korea Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention on the 23rd, Shincheonji Church in Daegu and Green Cross came to an agreement for the members’ plasma donation after discussion. There were 6,901 confirmed cases in Daegu at that point, with Shincheonji members accounting for 61.8% with 4,265 people who were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. They were tested in the early days of the pandemic, and most of them have fully recovered since then.

While it has been difficult to find plasma donors, Shincheonji members’ mass plasma donation can speed up the COVID-19 vaccine development process.
Shincheonji members had been facing public criticism that they caused mass COVID-19 infection in the beginning when the virus started to spread. Shincheonji explained, ““It seems that the chairman wants to thank the government for treating our members, while also thanking Daegu Church for volunteering to repay the government’s effort with plasma donation.”

The letter reads as follows:

To the beloved members of Daegu Church,

To the beloved members of Daegu Church, you all are working hard. Are you all well? I am Chairman Lee Man-hee.

To the members of Daegu church,
I was delighted upon hearing the news of your intent to actively participate in donating plasma (blood) for the development of the vaccine for the cure of COVID-19. I believe that you are the ones who received the blood of Jesus.

I am very thankful to the government, which took charge of preventing the spread of COVID-19 and providing treatment for it. This is not something our church could resolve.

Our members have received the blood of life of Jesus, the Son of God, and have been freed from sin. Like Jesus, through our blood (plasma) donation, I know that you have gathered your hearts in our collective wish to free all the people of the world from the pains of this disease.

I was touched when I heard that many members of Daegu church expressed their intent to voluntarily donate plasma. Indeed, you are the disciples who received the blood of Jesus. This is the work that needs to be done as citizens of this country and as true believers. It is keeping the command of Jesus of loving your neighbor as yourself (Mt 22:39), and I am thankful that you have gathered your hearts for this good work and in making this decision that is like the light.

Let us all pray in the name of Jesus to exterminate COVID-19 (Refer to Jn14:13-14).

June 27, 2020

Lee Man-hee
Chairman of Shincheonji

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Watchdog Calling for Reform During National Minority Mental Health Month

Currently almost 7 million children between the ages of 0 to 17 are using prescription psychiatric drugs including more than 1 million who are using antipsychotics.

Currently almost 7 million children between the ages of 0 to 17 are using prescription psychiatric drugs including more than 1 million who are using antipsychotics.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

Over a million children under the age of six are currently on psychiatric drugs in America

Over a million children under the age of six are currently on psychiatric drugs in America

African American children make up about 33% of kids in foster care and one in four children in foster care are administered at least one psychotropic drug.

Tt is well past the time when government officials should investigate the multibillion-dollar psychiatric industry and their abuse of minorities.”

— Diane Stein the president of the Florida chapter of CCHR

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Observed during July every year, National Minority Mental Health Month is supposed to raise awareness on mental health issues and research into the topic reveals numerous articles on how minorities are “underserved”. However, information published by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), sheds light on the disturbing history of psychiatric caused racism and abuse. [1]

According to CCHR, a mental health watchdog organization, “in the United States, African-American and Hispanic children in predominantly white school districts are classified as 'learning disabled' more often than whites. This leads to millions of minority children being hooked onto prescribed mind-altering drugs—some more potent than cocaine—to 'treat' this 'mental disorder.' And yet, with early reading instruction, the number of students so classified could be reduced by up to 70 percent.” [2]

Currently almost 7 million children between the ages of 0 to 17 are using prescription psychiatric drugs including more than 1 million who are using antipsychotics. [3]

Antipsychotics are powerful psychiatric drugs that come with serious side effects including tardive dyskinesia, which is marked by involuntary movement of the lips, tongue, jaw, fingers, toes and other body parts.

An article published by the Professor and Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis – School of Medicine, Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D., quoted a study which reported that “over 1% of boys between the ages of 7 and 12 and nearly 0.5% of girls in this age group are prescribed antipsychotic drugs.” This same report noted that, “in adolescents 13 to 18 years of age, the percentages increase to 1.4% and 0.95% in males and females, respectively.” [4]

Even more alarming is that the investigators found that “about 85% of youngsters between the ages of 7 and 18 who are prescribed antipsychotics are also prescribed one or more other psychiatric medications, such as stimulants, antidepressants, and/or mood stabilizers.” [5]

Children being prescribed antipsychotics is especially concerning given the fact that it is known that the human brain does not fully mature until about 24 years of age and that antipsychotics have been linked to adverse changes in brain structure. [6]

“While the dangerous drugging of children is of serious concern in general, nowhere is the need for change more apparent than in the foster care system,” stated Diane Stein the president of the Florida chapter of CCHR. “Statistics show that one in four children in foster care are administered at least one psychotropic drug.” [7]

Given that “African American children make up approximately 33% of children in foster care nationwide, but only 15% of the national child population”, the motives behind the promotion of more mental health access for minorities comes into question. [8]

“Today minorities are being targeted by the mental health industry who claim minorities are underserved, yet for hundreds of years psychiatry provided the justification for racism,” stated Diane Stein.

A CCHR publication “Creating Racism: Psychiatry’s Betrayal” details how the ‘father of American psychiatry’, Benjamin Rush, declared that “the color of Blacks was caused by a rare, inherited disease called negritude, which derived from leprosy” and that “the only evidence of a cure was when the skin color turned white’. [9]

“When the hand that is pretending to offer help has historically been the one behind the abuse it is well past the time when government officials should investigate the multibillion-dollar psychiatric industry and their abuse of minorities,” said Ms. Stein.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. To learn more, please call 727-442-8820 or visit www.cchrflorida.org.

Sources:
[1] Creating Racism: Psychiatry’s Betrayal https://www.cchr.org/cchr-reports/creating-racism/introduction.html
[2] Ibid. Creating Racism: Psychiatry’s Betrayal
[3] Number of Children & Adolescents Taking Psychiatric Drugs in the U.S. https://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/children-on-psychiatric-drugs/
[4] How Many Children and Adolescents Take Antipsychotics? Are the benefits of antipsychotic drugs worth the risks in this population? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/demystifying-psychiatry/201509/how-many-children-and-adolescents-take-antipsychotics#:~:text=How%20many%20children%20are%20taking,group%20are%20prescribed%20antipsychotic%20drugs.
[5] Ibid. How Many Children and Adolescents Take Antipsychotics?
[6] Antipsychotics Linked to Adverse Changes in Brain Structure https://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/home/topics/mood-disorders/depressive-disorder/antipsychotics-linked-to-adverse-changes-in-brain-structure/
[7] Ensuring Foster Youth Are Only Prescribed Psychotropic Medication When in Their Best Interest https://www.pcori.org/research-results/2019/ensuring-foster-youth-are-only-prescribed-psychotropic-medication-when-their#:~:text=Every%20year%2C%20tens%20of%20thousands,at%20least%20one%20psychotropic%20drug.
[8] Why Black History Month Matters for Children in Foster Care https://www.sosillinois.org/why-black-history-month-matters-for-children-in-foster-care/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMInYzmte2q6gIVWwiICR0hGQHbEAAYAyAAEgKx3_D_BwE
[9] Ibid. Creating Racism: Psychiatry’s Betrayal

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