Currently, the sole organizational person for The IPCR Initiative is Stefan Pasti.
Stefan Pasti is the founder of The IPCR Initiative, the outreach coordinator, the writer and editor for The IPCR Journal/Newsletter,and the writer and designer for the current IPCR website at www.ipcri.net
[This writer gladly and willingly contributes time, energy, and money to make the resources and documents of The IPCR Initiative accessible to those people who might benefit from them.]
Contact information for The IPCR Initiative is as follows:
Stefan Pasti, Founder and Outreach Coordinator
The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative
P.O. Box 163
Leesburg, VA 20178 (USA)
1. A Brief Autobiographical Sketch
I have been actively involved in peacebuilding and community revitalization work for over 25 years— as a writer (in a variety of genres, including short novel and short story); an editor (newsletters, quotation collections); an advocate of ecologically sustainable communities; a practitioner of voluntary simplicity; and, since 2001, as founder and outreach coordinator for The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative (www.ipcri.net) (all documents accessible for free).
I have been employed in many different settings—door-to-door canvasser for citizen action groups; field worker on organic farms; activity director, companion, and transportation provider for elders with special needs; etc.
The most important influence in my life has been, and continues to be, the teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba (1926-2011). In 1997, I completed a 301 page arrangement of selected quotations from “Sathya Sai Speaks” (Vol. 1-11, first U.S. editions) (discourses by Sri Sathya Sai Baba from the years 1953-1982).
A longer “Autobiographical Sketch” is accessible here, and at my “Collected Writings” website (www.writingsofstefanpasti.net ) (which provides free access to writings of mine from the 1960’s to the present time). I also created a website for a project titled "Special Moments of Inspiration and Insight: A Reader from Books and Documents in the English Language". That project (currently inactive) is an effort to explore the potential of the Internet in creating educational resources. A draft "Table of Contents" has been created, and 45 excerpts from a variety of genres are accessible.
2. How to Assist the Efforts of The IPCR Initiative
People who would like to assist the efforts of The IPCR Initiative are encouraged to contribute constructive comments, resource recommendations and links, relevant news, suggestions -- and to relate relevant personal experiences which might be helpful to others working along similar lines. This kind of assistance may be contributed in any one of more of the following ways:
a) by contacting Stefan Pasti, using the contact information provided above
(currently an occasional publication)
c) by contributing comments, questions, suggestions, recommendations, etc to the New IPCR Discussion Forum, at http://ipcrdiscussionforum.proboards.com/index.cgi? (also accessible from the IPCR website homepage).