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Petition: Ban Halal Slaughter of Animals in Britain

Support our petition to ban Halal slaughter in Britain. The practice of slaughtering animals for religious purposes is both draconian and barbaric and it is only ‘religious sensitivity’ from our politicians that has prevent Halal meat from being banned.

Petition to Call on David Cameron to Sack Culture Secretary Maria Miller

Sack Culture Secretary Maria Miller – This petition is to call upon the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to dismissed Maria Miller over her mortgage expenses scandal.

EU Moves to End Net Neutrality

The EU is now making moves, through a new directive, that would effectively quash net neutrality. Net neutrality covers three core principles which allows the internet to remain free and open. Destroying net neutrality will deny you your democratic rights to access free and open information. Don’t let this happen.

Petition: Ban Islam in Britain

Petition to ban Islam in Britain. It’s time for peace and the only way to achieve peace is to remove ideologies that promote murder. Here we call for support on banning Islam in Britain.

Petition: Should the BBC Lose its Royal Charter?

Should the BBC lose it’s Royal Charter so that it can no longer force TV viewers into paying a licence fee? If you feel this is the case then sign our petition.

American Deported for Having Cancer

American Deported for Having Cancer… yes the headline is correct and in our view questions the UK’s humanity; or least the humanity of those in Government.

Interactive Public Art: “Before I Die”

INTERACTIVE PUBLIC ART: “BEFORE I DIE” – When faced with the death of a loved one, many of us realize that life is slipping by and we have not done many of the things we dreamed of when we were young.  For some of us the advancing of old age or the diagnosis of a terminal illness or disease may provoke the same feelings.

Much like the well-known movie, “The Bucket List,” motivation for living life can be realized through the interactive public art entitled “Before I Die.”   Created by Candy Chang, what started as a process for personal healing has become a national phenomenon that allows individuals to express a desire of their heart.

Ater the death of a loved one, Chang  found hope on the side of an abandoned home in her New Orleans neighborhood.  Using chalkboard paint on an outer wall, she then stenciled and lined it with the sentence: “Before I die, I want to ______.“  and left a bowl filled with chalk nearby.  She hoped that anyone passing by would feel free to fill in the blank with their personal life dream.  She was more than surprised when in less than 24 hours, the wall was covered with touching and emotionally charged responses.

“Before I die, I want to:  see my daughter graduate, get clean, write a book, learn French,  be a daddy…… The sentences were unique and personal, revealing and private; each one being birthed from deep within the writer.

The wall became the focal point of the neighborhood and over time requests for instructions or help in creating the same type of wall were coming in from all over the state.  The “Before I Die” tool-kit was born and includes: chalkboard paint, stencils, spray paint, chalk and a certificate of appropriateness.

It has since been shared in over 30 countries and in 10 languages, with each wall being a testimony of personal individuality and the human spirit.

We all have at least one dream that we hang onto; that one thing that allows us to escape the routine of our everyday life for a few minutes.  What would you write?

Before I die Wish Wall - Image 1

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Before I die Wish Wall - Image 3

“Before I Die is merely one of the most creative community projects ever.” -The Atlantic

More information, including how to create your own wall can be found on Facebook, Twitter or:  beforeidie.cc

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