1. The global launch of PeaceNext.org will take place during the Closing Plenary of the Parliament of Religions in Melbourne on December 9th, 2009 before 8,000 people from 80 countries.
All profile images posted by end of the day, December 2nd (Melbourne Time: UTC+10) will be eligible to be included in this global launch.
If you need help posting your profile picture, please take a look at our… Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 30, 2009 at 1:54pm —
The Council logo is the default photo assigned to each member's profile. However, you have the option to upload your own photo.
1. Find a photo file that you would like to use; it should have the file extension .gif, .jpg, or .png and should be less than 10 MB. If it is not squared, it will be cropped so make sure that the shape is correct before your proceed. You may want to save this file on your desktop for your own convenience.…
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 30, 2009 at 10:37am —
While we will not publicly announce PeaceNext until December, we've taken a step in that direction by changing the privacy settings on the network. Now, anyone can join, though we will continue making improvements to our Beta site until next week.
1. Invite 5 people to join PeaceNext. They should be curious, engaged, and respectful. Invite people who you think will use this network and enjoy the opportunities and community that it will offer.
2. If you have some experience… Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 27, 2009 at 12:42pm —
1. Take the new poll that has been put up under the Polls tab.
2. If you have any additional comments or suggestions about the layout or functionality of PeaceNext, click on the "Report an Issue" link at the bottom of the Main page. Try to be as detailed as possible in your note.
You can complete prior action items here:
Action Item #10:… Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 26, 2009 at 10:53am —
For the first week of PeaceNext Beta our action items focused on learning the basic functionalities of the Network and how to move around it. For the second week we have focused on opportunities for connection: how you can reach out to other members through the Forum, Blogs, Groups, and Events.
Now, just seven days before PeaceNext is publicly launched at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne, we will focus on building multivalent content.
"Multivalent" is… Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 25, 2009 at 11:22am —
PeaceNext is our "social network" for the interreligious movement; it is universal and worldwide. But what if you want to meet with people from your own city? What if you want to connect with members of your own faith tradition? What if you want to start a series of conversations on a single issue (as opposed to a single Blog or Forum discussion)?
The answer is to use a Group.
You can organize a Group around a variety of premises (the suggestions above are a good starting… Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 24, 2009 at 12:17pm —
Some of you have a great head start on today's action item!
The Blog application is similar, but not identical, to the Forum. While the Forum is a great place to ask questions or start a spontaneous conversation, blogs (short for "web log") is a bit more structured. You publish an "entry" which can be a personal or general argument, opinion, observation, or request. They can be long or short. It's a good way to make an announcement that puts you "on the record" and in a format that… Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 23, 2009 at 12:26pm —
1. Take a look at our premiere event here:
Indicate whether or not you will be going.
If you like, leave a comment!
2. Do you have an interreligious event coming up?
Go ahead and post it for PeaceNext!
At the very least, you'll get a bit of extra publicity (which will become a lot when we go public in just over a week).
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 20, 2009 at 12:30pm —
You may have noticed that we just added a discussion board to PeaceNext.
Your Action Item today is easy: start a discussion and comment on someone else's discussion.
Easy and straightforward, however, are not always the same. After all, a beautiful photo or a cool video are interesting even if nobody comments on it, but the best discussions are always exchanges between at least two people.
Think carefully about what you want to post. Is this something people to… Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 19, 2009 at 1:36pm —
Today's action items will be quick and easy!
We're going to visit a few of PeaceNext's functionalities that we haven't looked at yet.
1. Update your status. You can do this by clicking on "My Profile" and filling out the black field at the top of the screen. When you do so, it will update your profile and will post to PeaceNext's Latest Activity feed. It's a good way to share short, concise bits of information, and to let people know what you've been up to.
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 18, 2009 at 12:58pm —
Action Item #4 is to add a video, and to comment on someone else's.
You can do this at the "Videos" tab listed at top.
If you need assistance, directions are posted here: http://www.peacenext.org/profiles/blogs/how-to-post-and-browse-videos
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 17, 2009 at 3:31pm —
You can access the videos section of PeaceNext by clicking on the "Videos" tab at the top of each page.
1. Click "Add Videos"
2. One option is to upload videos from your computer. Click on the video camera icon to begin.
3. Browse your computer and select the… Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 17, 2009 at 3:28pm —
Action Item #3 is has to do with your personal profiles.
1. Answer the expanded profile questions on your personal pages.
You can do this by going to "my page." In the left column click on "manage my page." Then click on "profile" and answer the questions.
Make sure to save your changes when you're done.
2. Reach out to one person you haven't met before.
Go to the members page. At the top of the page you'll see a magnifying glass next to a field for a simple… Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 16, 2009 at 2:40pm —
Action Item #2 is to add a photo album.
You can do this at the "Photos" tab listed at top.
If you need assistance, directions are posted here: http://www.peacenext.org/profiles/blogs/how-to-post-and-browse-photos
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 13, 2009 at 12:30pm —
You can access the photos section of PeaceNext by clicking on the "Photos" tab at the top of each page.
1. Click "Add Photos"
2. One option is to upload photos from your computer. Click on the camera icon to begin.
3. Browse your… Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 13, 2009 at 12:14pm —
Action Item #1 is to add yourself to the Interactive Map.
You can do this at the "Map" tab listed at top, or by clicking on the large map displayed on the Main page.
If you need assistance, directions are posted here: http://www.peacenext.org/profiles/blogs/how-to-add-yourself-to-our
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 12, 2009 at 10:30am —
Click on either the Map tab from the main page or the image of the Map.
Click the words "Add Yourself To The Map"
Now enter your Faith or Religious Tradition (it's fill-in-the-blank, so identify yourself however you like).
Also, add your address. It's very
important to enter a street and number. Don't… Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 10, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Logo courtesy of Rich, our capable designer!
He also rendered our logo .png transparent for this network, and resized it for us.
Definitely a big improvement...
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 6, 2009 at 12:30pm —
What to look for here in the next few days.
- An interactive map.
- The logo at top will be replace with a transparent .png, the background with a subtle gradient
- We're looking to replace the Ning discussion board with a better 3rd party app
- Official acknowledgment of our "beta" status.
- And more!
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 5, 2009 at 4:00pm —