We humans share one planet and everything that happens on it is intricately intertwined. Every action, positive or negative, impacts the whole.
In order to create a world of equality, we must begin to live into this: our fate is shared and that there is no “Us” and no “Them”. Through our work, we join together with people around the world as equals, to pursue our shared vision.
Dividing the world into Us and Them—the Charitable and the Needy—is no longer an option. The old charity model arose from genuine compassion, yet it promotes an outdated worldview that can perpetuate the very problems it genuinely seeks to address. We can all be charitable and we are all in need of support. We must come together to interrupt our harmful systems, rejuvenate our ecosystems, honor our ancestors, and regenerate the connection between humans and nature for the next generations.
EQUALITY. GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP. SOLIDARITY.
We are one gigantic family, sharing one planet, and together we will sink or swim. DNA research now shows that we are all related, with far more in common than could ever separate us. Every person and every idea that seeks to divide us is wrong and must be rejected.
The challenges we are facing now are global. We must band together across borders and across old identities to rise to the occasion. We are called to become something unprecedented: a united global citizenry, indivisible, built on a foundation of unity and shared struggle.
In this new paradigm, we all act to end the suffering of even those we have not met because we recognize our shared fate. We value every person as our siblings, our parents, or even as our own children. We treat everyone with kindness and compassion. We celebrate our similarities and our differences.
Imagine what we will create together as we reconnect our global family. Through joyful collaboration and brave acts of solidarity, we can create a world where everyone has food, shelter, medicine, and the opportunity to pursue a fulfilling life.
No matter what religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, economic status, body type, or skin color, our light unifies us beyond circumstance, identity, and borders. This light has the power to unite us to tear down walls, dismantle racial and economic hierarchy, and build a new world free from the structural diseases of oppression and violence.
We nurture this light through our joy. We strengthen our connection to it with every loving thought and every act of compassion. This light is our spark of creativity and our burning flame of inspired commitment.
Every person deserves the opportunity to apply their light to the world. We believe the energy with which we do something is what ultimately creates the longest lasting impact. We cannot go out from a place of exhaustion and despair and anger to spread light in the world. Instead we must come from a place of inspiration, hope and love.
Children are the most connected to this light—you see it in their eyes and hear it in their laughter, even as they play amongst the rubble. We focus on children because they inspire all of us to keep our light burning brightly, no matter how challenging the circumstances.
Together we radiate our one light into the world.
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