The Memnosyne Institute

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While the current focus on globalization is on how its growing reality will affect the world economically,
few are discussing how else it will continue to effect the global culture of humanity: It will continue to
affect the arts, the sciences, the spirituality, and the very ecology of our planet. Today we are at a point between countries, religions and cultures where we will either bump into eac

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other, walk over each other, or instead we can choose to collaborate with each other consciously
and evolve humanity. If we allow ourselves to grow randomly, we will invite more misunderstanding, more war, and less
innovation. But if we can choose to collaborate responsibly, and thereby become the conscious cultural
creators of humanity's future, that future is limitless! Therefore, it is the purpose of the Memnosyne Institute to aid the people of the world towards not only
becoming conscious of how they are empowered to evolve mankind but also to provide a means for
them to act upon the discovery of their common humanity via a respectful, peaceful, interactive
collaboration in seven main areas of knowledge. Interfaith Inquiry/Initiatives,
2.) Environment/Science/ Economics/Technology, 3.) Health/Medicine, 4.) Indigenous Cultures,
5.) Global & Local Outreach, 6.) Art and 7.) Spirituality. Through both our global programs and our campuses we are attempting to empower diverse people of
the world to handel the challenges of globalization by consciously encourage an evolution for
themselves and for future generations. In the past this has included things such as negotiating the first
treaty in 300 years between Hopi and Navajo Nations to creating our FoodSource program that has saved
$55M worth of food to date to interfaith initiatives t developing an AI “Vital Signs Monitor” to empower
communities to evaluate themselves in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

It was an honor for The Memnosyne Instituteto support the efforts of Commissary Is Very Necessary - CIVN led by one of i...
12/20/2023

It was an honor for The Memnosyne Instituteto support the efforts of Commissary Is Very Necessary - CIVN led by one of it's co-founders, Marcus X Russell, (recognized by the Texas Sierra Club for his outreach and activism), as they helped young children be provided toys during the holiday season!

We at The Memnosyne Institute have long been blessed to work with our Jewish, Muslim, Christian (Catholic, Orthodox and ...
11/25/2023

We at The Memnosyne Institute have long been blessed to work with our Jewish, Muslim, Christian (Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant, Native American (both traditional and those who converted to other traditions), Hindu, Shinto, Buddhists, Wiccan, Bahá'i, Unitarian Universalists, and more......communities in Texas and around the globe. Please know that it is from that experience that we want to reassure our wonderful neighbors of Temple Emanu-El Dallas that there are more people, from across the diverse faiths who make up the best of our great state of Texas that there are of bigots out there. You are not alone and are loved and appreciated by your community!

The Memnosyne Institute's co-founders, Joshua Raymond Frenk and Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk, met with The Memnosyne Japan Ch...
10/27/2023

The Memnosyne Institute's co-founders, Joshua Raymond Frenk and Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk, met with The Memnosyne Japan Chapter leadership, Shinto priest, Reverend Hiromi Yano (middle) and his volunteers, Katsuya Kimera (far left) and Toshiomi Okuwaki (far right). in order to learn more in depth about their desire to serve the larger Asian communities by becoming The Memnosyne Asia Chapter. Several exciting ideas are being explored at this time, which excite our organization and their leadership equally. We can't wait to see how their capacity for positive impact will soar into the near future!

The Memnosyne Institute's Director for Global and Local Outreach, Isabell Welcher Rossignol, and co-founders, Joshua Ray...
10/26/2023

The Memnosyne Institute's Director for Global and Local Outreach, Isabell Welcher Rossignol, and co-founders, Joshua Raymond Frenk and Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk, were greeted by The Memnosyne Japan Chapter leadership, Shinto priests, Reverend Hiromi Yano and Reverend Masamichi Tanaka of the Oomoto Shinto, and Reverend Inui of the Shrine Shinto. They informed us that they have been doing work with other Asian communities and now wish to expand the focus, turning The Memnosyne Japan Chapter into The Memnosyne Asia Chapter! We are very excited with their vision to broaden the scope of their focus and look forward to supporting the incredible things they are planning which will in turn help The Memnosyne Institute to have an even greater positive impact in the world!

Hats off to BOTH The Memnosyne Institute team and the River Ranch-Texas Horse Park team for coming together to make this...
10/04/2023

Hats off to BOTH The Memnosyne Institute team and the River Ranch-Texas Horse Park team for coming together to make this such a wonderful success for the Native American children in the Dallas area! Especially to Yolonda BlueHorse who created a program we hope to continue onwards in the years to come!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Yolonda BlueHorse for the successful creation of The Memnosyne Institute's "Native American Yout...
09/24/2023

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Yolonda BlueHorse for the successful creation of The Memnosyne Institute's "Native American Youth Horseback Riding Program" done in collaboration with The River Ranch-Texas Horse Park! While we are sad to see Yolonda leave us to pursue her love of Colorado' mountains, we are grateful for her tireless efforts to insure her vision for DFW Native American youth was brought into reality with a beautifully received beginning! Thank you, Yolonda, for creating something so special that we hope will continue and grow in the in the coming years!

(Pics of the kids coming soon!)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, August 31, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ -- When Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier turned internatio...
09/10/2023

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, August 31, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ -- When Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier turned international hip-hop star and peace activist through his founding of GUA Africa, a London based non-profit which provides educational programs for those affected by war and displacement in East Africa offering education to refugees who have survived war and genocide learned about the urgent need to assist Sudanese refugees to flee to South Sudan and Kenya, he immediately began working to connect with others around the globe to help him.

Thanks to Richard Branson and Jane Tewson for hosting one of Igniting Change’s retreats at Necker Island back in 2021, he and his agent, Tania Campbell Golding, had been introduced to the co-founders of The Memnosyne Institute, an international non-profit organization based in Dallas, Texas founded by Joshua Raymond Frenk and Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk, dedicated to helping humanity handle the challenges of globalization as responsibly and compassionately as possible, leading the organization to have accomplished such things worldwide as helping to negotiate the first treaty/alliance in 300 years between Hopi and Navajo nations, establishing the interfaith initiative FoodSourceDFW which has become one of the leading initiatives fighting food waste in the nation, led by Rev. Dr. Todd Collier, feeding 5,000 families a day in Dallas alone and $55,077,154.00 of food saved to date, GreenSourceDFW serving the environmental community of North Texas, three international chapters including Japan, Israel/Palestine and Mexico where it supports two cultural centers serving the Maya ( Centro Comunitario U kúuchil k Ch'i'ibalo'on -Raxalaj Mayab'), and ( Centro Cultural Tolteca de Teotihuacan AC / Toltec Cultural Center) community. No stranger to reacting to emergency situations when due to COVID-19, The Memnosyne Institute’s “Masks For Life” initiative was launched under Yolonda Bluehorse’s, Isabell Rossignol’s and the organization’s founders’ leadership in providing $246,400 worth of KN95 reusable masks for indigenous communities in Alaska, New York, Nevada, Texas, California, Montana, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico and more while the organization’s FoodSource initiative continued to grow, with food making its way to the Ukraine. The organization also worked to negotiate the donation of water to the Comecrudo Carrizo Tribe of Texas who was assisting tribe members and non-members alike stranded during the harsh Texas freeze in early 2021, thanks to the assistance of Michael Thompson via 7-Eleven.

Due to this history, Lord Andrew Stone had asked The Memnosyne Institute to launch a membership based chapter in the UK, a request that was further positively encouraged by the CEO of Global Woman, Mirela Sula, former UK Olympian Sky Andrew, Dana Amma Day of Positive TV, Baroness Verma, David Solomons of the Loving Classroom, as well as former Memnosyne Advisory Board Members, the late Lawrence Bloom and Keith Critchlow.

Emmanuel Jal, Mary Ann and Joshua had originally committed to intending to bring the first African location of The Memnosyne Institute’s “School Out of A Box” prototype, (the first is in the Yucatan) providing a space for students to pursue online high school and college education via online education, to be located next to where he had built a library for recovering child soldiers. Designed by eco-architect/developer and Memnosyne Board Member, Tania Arrayales Rodriguez, it will provide a safe and quiet space for committed students to pursue their education. However, having learned to start small, the Memnosyne Institute had originally been focused, under the request by UK based nonprofit, Igniting Change’s founder, Jane Tewson, to expand on its Coloring Book program, providing a simple coloring book created by Mary Ann introducing children to the diversity of cultures worldwide. First launched in Rwanda, it has served communities around the globe. However, given the struggles of refugees worldwide witnessed by both women in their work, Jane asked that a new edition be created to include images of refugees which organizations like Igniting Change and Gua Africa could provide with donated crayons.

But neither Emmanuel nor Mary Ann and Joshua would have ever dreamed that their first collaboration between organizations would wind up being about getting Sudanese refugees to safety!

Emmanuel explains, “Gua Africa works with families, communities and individuals to help them overcome the effect of war and poverty. Our current collaboration with The Memnosyne Institute is a cause that is dear to my heart. As a former child soldier and a refugee I know what it means to lose everything. The war that is currently happening in Sudan has put many South Sudanese and Sudanese into vulnerable state. Women and children so left helpless that some couldn’t afford to flee and the least we can do now is save one soul at time. You have no idea how big this is. One soul is saving many. Each bus takes 70 to 100 people and we will be taking two busloads of people to safety this week.”

The Memnosyne Institute UK Chapter head, David Solomons, adds, “It makes sense that The Memnosyne Institute’s UK Chapter should seek to serve India, New Zealand and Africa as well as communities here in the UK.”

The way all this had come about was truly serendipitous as both Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk and Emmanuel Jal were performing at different venues in the same time in London, due to her serving as the Keynote Speaker for July 16th at the multiday 2023 Global Woman Summit and him performing at The Post Bar on July 15th. With Mary Ann having been adopted by John Philp Thompson Sr. and Debra Rutherford Thompson of the 7-Eleven family due to being born at 7:11am on Mother’s Day in 1977, thereby being taken out of poverty and inserted into a life full of opportunities to make an impact and with Emmanuel having been kidnapped from his bedroom window at 4years old to be forced into a child army where he was forced to serve until the day he prayed for the strength to not eat his friends for survival (drugs had been put into the food so the children either starved or wer forced to be addicted or some resorted to eating others for survival), to one day waking up with the ability to walk away, both friends gravitated to each other with the deep understanding that if life provides you with the chance to escape struggling circumstances it is one’s responsibility to be in service towards uplifting humanity in any way possible. Inspired by their shared philosophy, the two humanitarians agreed to team up on the Global Woman Summit stage to address the importance of business leaders recognizing the power they possess to positively impact the world.

This topic is important to both of them as aside from his music and non-profit work, Emmanuel has established, Jal Gua, a gluten free super food powder which has a distribution deal with Pilling Foods in Ontario, Canada and is currently stocked in major health stores across Canada including WHOLE FOODS as well as online and Mary Ann has collaborated with Tania Arrayales Rodriguez, (recognized as Mexico’s leading female green architect), in establishing Eco-Eco, aimed at creating solar farms in Texas via it’s Green Energy Llc arm which will double as needed pollinator sanctuaries for Monarchs and bees needed by North America’s corn farmers and to her recently co-founding UTF Holdings with Kalu Ugwuomo Jr. which aims to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Others have taken note of their work with Emmanuel having received the Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Award 2017and The Hero in the global campaign against violent extremism from UNESCO in 2016 and with Mary Ann having received the 2018 Civic Pioneer Award, considered one of the highest recognitions given by Congress to a USA female citizen, and recognized again in 2021when Texas Representatives Victoria Neave and Rhetta Bowers drafted Bill HR1472 to recognize Mary Ann’s statewide, national and local humanitarian work. She served as the 2023 Keynote for the London Inspire Awards this past February.

Mary Ann explains, “I see it all as humanitarianism. Whether it be using arts, philanthropy, social responsible investing, conscious capitalism, or activism, it’s all necessary. It is a privilege to serve in collaboration with Emmanuel Jal and his Gua Africa organization which has accomplished so much and continues to do incredible work. It’s rare to have the opportunity to connect with someone on all those levels, so both Joshua and I and The Memnosyne Institute’s board and the Memnosyne Institute UK Chapter are excited that this is only the beginning!”, pausing for a moment she adds, “When you have walked in areas of the world that are in abject poverty and you realize you have the freedom to walk away to a place full of possibility that offers the chance that if you work hard you will get to eat or drink and be in safe space and that getting to start from that scenario which many of us take for granted in the first world, is a privilege. I’ve been in Rwanda where people were rebuilding their lives and in huts in the Yucatan where a family of five takes up a tiny palapa the size of most first world bathrooms to seeing children who’d been cruelly torn from families on the USA border now behind bars and all I could think was ‘I’ve done nothing to deserve where I’ve been privileged to begin in life. But we all need to do more to recognize each others’ common humanity. Refugees are not in their position because they have done something wrong. They are not criminals because they are in such dire circumstances. Many of them are in fact fleeing situations that those much more powerful have forged through decisions and actions the everyday people have no control over. No one wants to leave the home they love, have history with and know unless they have no choice.”

Co-Founder/Vice President of The Memnosyne Institute, Joshua Raymond Frenk, agrees, “Refugees are humans first and foremost. They are victims of forces far beyond their control.”

Emmanuel adds, “The situation is terrible in Sudan and the war is getting worse. But I am dancing now. We have gathered the people together and the buses are ready with security to protect the women and children. Once I get The Memnosyne Institute’s coloring books when I meet up with Mary Ann in London, we will be taking them back to the children who’ve been safely brought over. We are blessed by the opportunity that’s been created to transport people to safety!”

If you would like to sponsor a bus of 70-100 refugees, please contact Gua Africa. Please also consider donating towards the printing of the coloring books and the crayons which the children, stunned from their ordeal, will find helpful in dealing with the shock of their experience and in many cases, may be enjoying crayons for the first time! You can donate to The Memnosyne Institute if in the USA or to Gua Africa if in the UK. Coloring books will be donated to Gua Africa’s efforts under Emmanuel Jal’s leadership, to Igniting Change led by Jane Tewson and to other collaborating organizations associated with those organizations.

The Memnosyne Institute was honored to be selected by the late Master Architect, Keith Critchlow, to design the last to ...
07/13/2023

The Memnosyne Institute was honored to be selected by the late Master Architect, Keith Critchlow, to design the last to buildings of his career. The City of Dallas informed us that despite developer Mike Hoque donating land behind City Hall for our Center for Global and Local Outreach, we would need to have a world famous architect whose work does not already exist in Dallas, in order to pass approval. Thanks to board members the late Very Reverend James Parks Morton, (who founded the The Interfaith Center of New York and used to head up the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Stephen C. Stefanou and one of our co-founders, Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk's family friends, Isaac Tigrett, we were introduced to him. When we walked into his office, he had two huge stacks of paper about a foot high each and gestured, saying, "I've been waiting for you. What took you so long (to find me)?" He later invited Mary Ann to give a lecture at Temenos Academy where an attendee, Lawrence Bloom, won over by the vision, decided to champion it to Dallas Developer Mike Hoque. Mike Hoque had contacted the United Nations asking for the for-profit department who advises on for-profit endeavors trying to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and was directed to Lawrence Bloom. The two men created the definition of what the nonprofit should be that should occupy the space. When Lawrence Bloom heard both Keith Critchlow's and Mary Ann's presentations he said it was obvious we fit what he and Mike Hoque had arrived to. Now that Keith Critchlow has sadly passed away, his family, shown here, and The Memnosyne Institute remain passionate about continuing to champion the importance of Kieth Critchlow's work around the world. His buildings will be a gift to humanity not just in their beauty but also in how they were designed to positively impact the mentality of those within the space. Keith Critchlow's work as explained in then-Prince-now-King Charles' book, "Harmony" is especially demonstrated when it tells of how attempts to rebuild homes in Haiti on grid-like street layouts led the populace to fight over fruit trees, but by contrast those laid out based on Keith Critchlow's understanding of sacred geometry led people to intuitively share the fruit from the trees. This kind of understanding is precisely why The Memnosyne Institute, led by the board and our Executive Director, Phillip E. Collins, himself one of the top USA Museum curators, felt passionate about Keith Critchlow's work. the late architect described his last buildings as tools to help humanity's consciousness.

After some weeks of coordination, it was wonderful to meet up with the founder of GUA Africa, Emmanuel Jal, and his righ...
07/12/2023

After some weeks of coordination, it was wonderful to meet up with the founder of GUA Africa, Emmanuel Jal, and his right hand, Tania Campbell Golding. Together, they have saved 15,000 Sudanese lives already via buses full of 100 people each and have enabled The Memnosyne Institute to play a role not only in sponsoring some busloads of people, but will be collaborating with us in bringing the Coloring Book program first launched in Rwanda, to the Sudanese refugee children. We look forward to what the future may bring!

07/10/2023

In This Together & The Memnosyne Institute: A Conversation between Van Jones & Bill Shireman tossing out political labels and seeking areas of common ground between conservatives and progressives where communities can collaborate to improve our world locally and internationally. Hosted by Bill Shireman of "In This Together" and Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk & Joshua Raymond Frenk of The Memnosyne Institute. Sponsored by UTF Holdings and The Memnosyne Institute.

04/23/2023
04/23/2023
The Memnosyne Institute honors team member, Rev. Anthony D Chisom who was with us from the beginning and who influenced ...
04/06/2023

The Memnosyne Institute honors team member, Rev. Anthony D Chisom who was with us from the beginning and who influenced the core of our organization. We love you, brother, and give thanks for all you contributed to so many through our organization through the years!

Many congratulations to Isabell Welcher Rossignol, The Memnosyne Institute's new Director of Global and Local Outreach, ...
03/07/2023

Many congratulations to Isabell Welcher Rossignol, The Memnosyne Institute's new Director of Global and Local Outreach, (and yes she still does a stellar job with our USA PR!), on her first meeting with UN Women representatives from UN Women UK, including the stellar Baroness Sandip K. Verma, Shirley Cooper and others, as well as with meeting with some of the representatives from UN Women Africa - ONU Femmes Afrique! Looking forward to where these exploratory meetings lead in the near future!

The Memnosyne Institute is deeply saddened to hear of the sudden loss of one of the world’s most innovative humanitarian...
03/05/2023

The Memnosyne Institute is deeply saddened to hear of the sudden loss of one of the world’s most innovative humanitarians, Rabbi David Geffen, who with his wife, created
“The Loving Classroom”, an educational curricula resulting in an 85% reduction in bullying and violence in South African schools and with an even higher rate of increase in the reduction of prejudices and rise in empathy and compassion to be maintained in students decades later. This visionary man had begun to bring his modality, largely based on the Spiral Dynamics model, into other countries around the world as well. Including beginning the process of developing the high school curricula and putting it online, which we at The Memnosyne Institute still commit to helping to bring into the United States to address the root causes of gun shootings and violence in schools. As many of you close to The Memnosyne Institute are aware, we see this not only as a means to honor our late Advisory Board members Dr. Don E. Beck, Lawrence Bloom, and now and now our friend and colleague, Rabbi David Geffens, but to also help move past the politics towards helping humanity deal with the barrage of memetics and other influences encouraging self-centered perspectives in our world. For while a Rabbi, the brilliance behind Rabbi David Geffen’s work is that it did not proselytize, was eagerly embraced by those of all religious and cultural backgrounds, and gave people the tools to rediscover their common humanity.

We remain committed to including Rabbi David Geffen’s “The Loving Classroom” work in The Memnosyne Institute’s School Out of A Box programs, in our work fighting gun violence and will still be highlighting it among those humanitarian initiatives cited at The House of Lords event honoring our late Advisory Board member, Lawrence Bloom, as one of the main initiatives he was most passionate about, later this year thanks to Lord Andrew Stone. We are grateful to the guidance David Solomons as we move forward.

While many initiatives are deserving, it is rare that a soul in the world creates a modality with decades of data proving it has helped increase people’s capacity for compassion and empathy – exactly what our world needs in this moment. It has been a rare honor to know a visionary like Rabbi David Geffen, and we remain committed to continuing to nurture a part of what he began.

The Memnosyne Institute's part in tonight's workshop. MANY thanks to everyone who took the time to make a contribution!A...
12/05/2022

The Memnosyne Institute's part in tonight's workshop. MANY thanks to everyone who took the time to make a contribution!

And thank you, Marcus X Russell and D'Ashleigh Brooks of Commissary Is Very Necessary, Inc.. for inviting us to contribute to your curricula!

Many thanks also to Marva and Merton Hanks, Orland Bishop, Rev. Dr. Jordi Bostock, and Kidd Waya for your generous and insightful contributions!
The video can also be found at: https://youtu.be/U4R45VcTNeI
or here on FB at: https://www.facebook.com/TheMemnosyneInstitute/videos/3361155140869134

November is Native American History Month!"Educate Yourself - We are still here."Presented by Yolonda BlueHorse Sponsore...
11/07/2022

November is Native American History Month!
"Educate Yourself - We are still here."
Presented by Yolonda BlueHorse
Sponsored by The Red Path Warriors Society and The Memnosyne Institute

Save the DATE!! 🙏🏽💜💜 We will have dancers and speakers!

10/12/2022

Please help us put food into hungry mouths, not landfills by donating to The Memnosyne Institute's
FoodSourceDFW program
at:
https://www.foodsourcedfw.org/donate

2020 -2,535,549 pounds worth $4,259,722

2021 - 4,835,592 pounds worth $8,123,795

As of August 2022: 2,376,043 pounds worth $3,991,752

All Time as of August 2022:
23,344,642 pounds worth $43,421,035*

*number is before recent outreach to Florida and daily amounts of September have been added

10/09/2022

Our 11th annual Sustainable Leadership Awards will be held Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

The Memnosyne Institute is proud to have Yolonda BlueHorse representing our organizations contribution to the Dallas Hol...
08/14/2022

The Memnosyne Institute is proud to have Yolonda BlueHorse representing our organizations contribution to the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum's event tomorrow focused on s*x trafficking - both the history through the ages and where it is still tragically happening today. Yolonda will be making a presentation on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women here in the United States. Please read the back of this handout to learn more about why this situation is such a challenge for the USA to tackle.

Pease also note that The Memnosyne Institute is following up on Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's wonderful presentation in our "Library Salon Series" with the equally charismatic and insightful Rabbi Joshua Stanton this coming September 1st! It will be limited seating a free kosher gourmet food created by chef Avner Samuel!
https://www.calameo.com/read/001891479127e358532e3

August 14th 2022 Holocaust Event focused on the historical and resent issues of s*x trafficking. The Memnosyne Institute's contribution will be made by Yolonda Bluehorse. Handout Full Front And Back

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