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Philip Forth
How did you know about Constellation community?
The conversation started when I met Jean-Louis Lamboray in 2002 (I think). That conversation continues today.
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About Me:
I am a father of three and live with my partner, Julie, in Ilkley, a small town in the north of England. I love the hills, the mountains and the moorland. There are many aspects of the world in which I live that I seek to understand and to enjoy.
My dream:
My dream is that humanity comes to understand that when we work together we are capable of remarkable things.
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of the people that I work iwth in the Constellation.
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If you want to understand what the Constellation in 35 seconds....

Posted on June 30, 2017 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

In my last post, I mentioned Usa. I am sure that there are many people who do not know Usa. She has been a source of inspiration to many people in the Constellation.  

Here is a video clip that I recorded of Usa some time ago that explains why. I use it to explain to people why the Constellation does what it does: …


Two questions for Usa

Posted on June 30, 2017 at 2:41pm 1 Comment

A reflection on Chapter 6 of our shared dream

“What makes us human?”

In the book, Jean-Louis says that his exploration with people leads him to conclude, “We are human because we are similar, we are proud of our origins and we aspire to a better life for ourselves and our families. We are human because we love our country and our community, because we want to live together in peace, because we love nature and want to protect it, and…


A question for Usa

Posted on May 4, 2017 at 1:44pm 7 Comments

A reflection on Chapter 5 of our shared dream

“Orgasm is not a crime”

“Whenever I am about to fall into the trap of judging people, opening the floodgates of anger, I often think of what Usa told me that day, ‘Keep appreciating strengths. What else is there?’ “

I have often thought of the advice of Usa, “Keep appreciating strengths. What else is there?” Well, what else is there? Is Usa saying that…


Things keep on getting better

Posted on April 11, 2017 at 7:48pm 0 Comments

A reflection on Chapter 4 of our shared dream

“No learning unless you act.”

Here is a short extract from Chapter 4 of ‘What makes us human?’

 “To reassure themselves about the superiority of their way of life, Westerners are content to accept negative representation of poorer countries by their media.”

I want to give a different perspective to Jean-Louis here.

If Westerners are prepared to accept a negative…


Hans Rosling

Posted on February 24, 2017 at 8:05pm 1 Comment

Hans Rosling was a Swedish physician, academic, statistician, and public speaker. He was the Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute] and was the co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation. He held presentations around the world, including several TED Talks in which he promoted the use of data to explore development issues. He died on 7 February 2017.



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At 12:49am on March 10, 2015, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Thanks for your participation in the community today Phil. I appreciate it very much.

At 2:25pm on February 17, 2011, Rituu B. Nanda said…
Welcome to the peace competence group, Phil! I am happy:-)
At 2:53pm on January 11, 2011, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Dear Phil,


A warm welcome to youth competence group! We look forward to learning from your experience.



At 4:01am on March 13, 2009, Geoff Parcell said…
Great picture Phil! Listening, reflecting, smiling :-)
At 9:22pm on March 12, 2008, Laurence Gilliot said…
Hi Phil,

Nice to see you, Phil! It would be so nice to see a picture of you... :-)
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