Global Human Development
This process inculcates consultation, decision making, and conflict resolution along with unified action to awaken the public to those requirements necessary to advance the human species and also protect its native habitat. It allows for the free expression of intellectual ideas and spiritual energies channeled to effect change and overcome the remaining barriers to human development in a global context.
The effort required for such an undertaking surpasses general appeals for action against the many ills affecting society. It must galvanize those inherent through latent creative characteristics and abilities of the human species and awaken it to the possibilities of achieving the spiritual as well as the material well-being of the race. This must be inclusive to all the planet's inhabitants without distinction, and without the placement of artificial conditions unrelated to the fundamental goal of reorganizing human affairs.
In this age, the key to humanity's advancement rests with its vast diversity. The historical experience of tribes, cultures, classes, and nations is well recorded. Now with the long-awaited acknowledgment close at hand of the interdependence and interrelationship of all who live on the planet will constitute humanity's coming of age, the conscious reality of it as one people, a unique species, noble in creation.
This means being "...endowed with the wealth of all the genetic and cultural diversity that has evolved throughout past ages, the earth's inhabitants are now challenged to draw on their collective inheritance to take up, consciously and systematically, the responsibility for the design of their future".
Furthermore, "[l]aying the groundwork for global civilization calls for the creation of laws and institutions that are universal in both character and authority. The effort can begin only when the concept of the oneness of humanity has been wholeheartedly embraced by those in whose hands the responsibility for decision making rests, and when the related principles are propagated through both educational systems and the media of mass communication."
Let us endeavor so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. -Mark Twain
frameworks inclusive to Human Development in a global context
Attitudes & Assumptions
Reexamination and addressing matters of policy, resource utilization, planning procedures, implementation methodologies, and organization.
Collective Religious Effort
Religious orders must cultivate the harmony needed to create and guide their members in spiritual efforts to achieve a just, peaceful, and sustainable world.
We bring attention to political stability as several key points are discussed that are in line with our premise of the positive effects needed to achieve society viability.
We must investigate and create ways in which to advance human development to benefit local communities, then expand their examples on a global stage.
The ecopedagogy movement is an outgrowth of the theory and practice of critical pedagogy, a body of educational praxis influenced by Paulo Freire.
our purpose is to encourage the release of human potential with focused intent on instilling a proactive culture of moral leadership to serve an anxious humanity.
The success of development initiatives is dependant upon the institutions of society to elicit and direct the potentialities latent in human consciousness. Principles must govern the exercise of authority in harmony with the growing interest of a maturing human race. Those in authority must win the confidence, respect, and genuine support of those whose actions they seek to govern; make use of principles of consultation to ensure that decisions made will have a positive effect with those whose interests are being served; assess both the genuine needs and the aspirations of the communities being served; and benefit from scientific and moral advancement by making use of community resources, to include the energies of its members. No single principle of effective authority is so important as giving priority to building and maintaining unity among members of a society and those who serve on its administrative institutions.
Science & Religion
Throughout recorded history, human consciousness has depended upon two basic knowledge systems that expressed its potentialities: science and religion. Through these two agencies, the human experience became organized, its environment interpreted, its latent powers explored, and its moral and intellectual life disciplined. They have acted as the progenitors of civilization. With the benefit of hindsight, the effectiveness of this dual structure has been greatest during those periods when, each in its own sphere, religion and science could work in concert. For the process of development to achieve fulfillment, for the empowerment of humankind through a vast increase and access to knowledge, a strategy that makes this possible is an intensifying and ongoing dialogue between science and religion. Only a breakthrough in understanding that is scientific and spiritual in the fullest sense will build capacity to empower the human race to assume the trusteeship toward which history impels it.
To develop a global society will require levels of capacity as yet unrealized by humanity. This will involve enormous effort, a collective will, access to a depth of knowledge not yet revealed, and seen as an unfolding process of discovery and learning. Universal education is primary to capacity building, because education and the dedicated involvement of nongovernment organizations (national, international) along with the citizenry, and supported by an actionable knowledge base, will provide the resources effort needed through collective effort to reorganize human affairs in every sector of society.
The body of humankind is one and indivisible, therefore, each member of the race is born into the world as a trust of the whole. This trusteeship makes up the moral foundation of most of the other rights, economic and social, which the instruments of the international body—United Nations, are attempting to define. The principle of ‘collective trusteeship’ creates the right of every person to expect that those cultural and social conditions essential to his or her identity receive protection under national and international law. The immense wealth of cultural diversity achieved over thousands of years is vital to the social and economic development of humanity in this era, an era in which the race is experiencing its collective coming of age. We must permit this heritage to bear its fruit in a global civilization.
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