ADR NEW BEGINNINGS seeks to build a world where we Foster Inclusion and Counteract Hate Together. Our grass roots initiative is a multi-faith, multi-cultural, and non-political coalition under the nonprofit umbrella of the World Conference of Mayors.
Click to read how ADR New Beginnings began. Join us in identifying and helping communities that can benefit from creating a council against hate, pioneered by Chattanooga, Tennessee. We address “hate” based upon ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, politics, and other ideologies.
We see the results of anger and distrust in our communities every day. We need to change how we address these problems, and NOW is the time.
Our councils create a safe environment to identify problems and design solutions for peaceful, inclusive communities. We help develop region-specific programs with local community leaders and continue to work with them to build a world where we all realize our shared humanity and enhance our communities' quality of life together.
Co-Chair: Deborah J. Levine
Deborah is a top Forbes Magazine Diversity & Inclusion Trailblazer, award-winning author of 15 books, and American Diversity Report Editor. The former executive with Jewish Federations, Say No To Hate Tulsa, and American Jewish Committee Interreligious Affairs/Chicago, she founded DuPage Interfaith Resource Network, Women’s Council on Diversity. She serves on the Council Against Hate/Chattanooga.
Co-Chair: Howard Gerald Comen
Howard holds S. Carolina Law Enforcement Division Private Detective License #30 and has investigated public officials from small-town mayors to the US President. He conducted investigations in S. Africa, Nigeria, England, France, Canada, Mexico – featured by Geraldo Rivera, Bill O’Reilly, CNN, MSNBC and inThe NY Times and Washington Post. He works continuously for Interfaith, Racial, Tribal, Ethnic and Gender Equity.
Directors of USA and Africa:
Bishop John & Mary A. Bulinda
Bishop Bulinda and wife Mary Abondi, a former Deputy Head School Teacher, are humble missionaries from Kenya. They left their motherland with the noble calling of banishing HATE through Interfaith Harmony. In the US, Bishop Bulinda used the sound of the Jewish Shofar to Pull Down Walls of HATE and Bring Peace & Harmony in Ferguson's 2014 riots. They are World Council of Mayors Board members and US Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) Liaison.
Director of Interfaith & Education:
Devoted to a mission of peace, Robyn's was awarded 2018 Best in Class - DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Award for Excellence in Religious Communication/ Religion Communicators Council. Her book, Finding Common Ground between Science and Spiritually, was awarded the DeRose-Hinkhouse Award of Merit 2019. Recognized internationally byThe Books For Peace Commission 2019 and 2020, she's published in: United Religions Initiative, The Interfaith Observer, Harmony Interfaith Initiative.
Director of Finance:
Guide to creating Councils Against Hate in your community
American Diversity Report New Beginnings provides this download to organizations looking to counteract hate in their area. Our FREE manual will help guide you through the process of developing a Council Against Hate including our COVID 19 Supplement. Click to purchase (only $5.75) a paperback copy on Amazon. Scroll down to sign up for the American Diversity Report so that you can receive monthly articles that will assist your efforts.
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