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We, The World: Our purpose is to maximize social change on a global scale to create cultures of peace and environmental well-being for a world that works for all. We hope you will join us in this endeavor!
In acknowledgment of the many existing documents and efforts that promote peace, sustainability, global interconnectedness, reverence for life and unity, we hereby offer the following Declaration of Interdependence as our guiding set of principles for moving forward into this new millennium. It is derived from the Earth Charter, the essential values of which have been culled from the many peoples of the Earth.
"We, the people of planet Earth, In recognition of the interconnectedness of all life And the importance of the balance of nature, Hereby acknowledge our interdependence And affirm our dedication To life-serving environmental stewardship, The fulfillment of universal human needs worldwide, Economic and social well-being, And a culture of peace and nonviolence, To insure a sustainable and harmonious world For present and future generations."
Go sign this pledge at http://www.wetheworld.org/
We, The World - "Our purpose is to maximize social change on a global scale to create cultures of peace and environmental well-being for a world that works for all."
THE BIG PICTURE
Internationally coordinated efforts to expand global markets and military operations have resulted in a catastrophic increase in poverty, violence, species destruction, and damage to our environment. This constitutes an ethical and spiritual crisis that transcends national boundaries. To address this, We, The World is committed to a global strategy that can galvanize people around the world to awareness and action while fostering personal growth and transformation - without which societal change cannot take place.
The mission of We, The World is to awaken a spirit of caring and involvement in the public so that millions of people begin to see themselves as part of one global interdependent community - and actively take part in creating a world that works for all!
Working with an extraordinarily accomplished team, we have begun the process of building an unprecedented critical mass of individuals, organizations and coalitions whose efforts to create a caring world will be highly visible and accessible.
We are beginning by forming global networks of collaboration between groups and individuals involved with: human rights, ecology and animal concerns, peace and nonviolence, creating ethical economic systems, creating cultures of caring, self-sustaining green communities, personal and societal transformation, and many others whose work concerns the interests of literally billions of people and other life on our planet.
We, The World intends to create something the world has not seen before - a large scale, ethics-driven movement that broadcasts the following crucial message: A significant portion of humanity is becoming actively engaged in building a world in which every life matters.
This message is necessary to halt and reverse the "common sense" that increasingly dominates our planet: look out for yourself no matter what the consequences for other people, animals or our environment.
"The Earth Rainbow Network, founded in February 1997, currently has an extensive list of more than 2,700 people in approximatelty 50 countries sharing information, visions and feedbacks on a broad range of subjects as a way to expand and deepen global awareness and the sense of forming a global spiritual community gradually empowering itself to contribute in shaping the future of this world." .
The Earth Charter Initiative: Values and Principles For a Sustainable Future.
The Earth Charter Initiative is a global movement based on the participation and involvement of thousands of organizations, groups and individuals worldwide. The International Secretariat, its partner organizations, the volunteer National Committees, and the governing bodies of the Secretariat are collectively referred to as the Earth Charter Initiative.
The mission of the Earth Charter Initiative is, "To establish a sound ethical foundation for the emerging global society and to help build a sustainable world based on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice and a culture of peace."
The Earth Charter is an authoritative synthesis of values, principles, and aspirations that are widely shared by growing numbers of men and women in all regions of the world.
The principles of the Earth Charter reflect extensive international consultations conducted over a period of many years. These principles are also based upon contemporary science, international law, and the insights of philosophy and religion. Successive drafts of the Earth Charter were circulated around the world for comments and debate by nongovernmental organizations, community groups, professional societies, and international experts in many fields.
To download the Earth Charter for viewing click here.
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