Amidst all of the populism, nationalism, and violence on the rise around the globe, it is important now more than ever, to promote a new earth ethic, an ethic of love, global peace, harmony, and unity. With more and more outbreaks of war, violation of liberties and corruption, there is a strong urgency to revisit our values and ethics and to develop empathy towards the care of our natural ecosystems, for those less fortunate, fleeing from poverty, violence, natural disasters, and climate change.
We invite you to embrace the 2019 Earth Charter International slogan, “Towards a New Earth Ethic”, and to inspire others in recognizing the commonalities rather than the differences among each other.
“We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny.”
– Preamble Earth Charter
We invite you to watch Fritjof Capra and his reflections on the need for an Earth Ethic, on the essence of community embracing an ethical behavior, and how the Earth Charter can provide a framework for this: