A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
I am the chairman of GlobalNet21 which started as 21st Century Network in April 2007 to discuss some of the great issues of the 21st century and then follow this up with further debate and action. It was about enlarging the Public Square where debate takes place and using social networks to bring new audiences of people into that debate.
During that time the network has expanded rapidly and our activities have developed further. The purpose is to create and expand engagement in the public square between citizens as well as corporations, government and NGOs where there is a common concern for the sustainability of both our planet and the people on it. We now have over 4500 members on the meetup site, over 1,000 friends on myspace and almost 2000 on Linkedin.
Using social networking to enhance democratic discussion has been one of our main goals.
GlobalNet21 is a group for those who believe that we need to develop a new form of humanism that includes people of all religions and none but who embrace humanistic values as the basis of their actions. These are values of global compassion, personal self-discovery, shared development, planetary concern and a love of community.
We also have a local group Enfield Network21 so that people can post their local meetings on social and political issues there as well.