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Jennifer Morgan

Robert Athickal of Tarumitra, India, added a comment into the Activity Stream suggesting that the “Earth Charter could be the binding force to dovetail the efforts.” I’ve added the Earth Charter to the resource section for all to read. Developing the Earth Charter was a global effort from 1995 to 2000 that resulted in a powerfully moving document that would indeed be appropriate for the Secondary Level. In one clear and concise document it pulls together the Community of Life; Ecological Integrity; Social and Economic Justice; and Democracy, Non-Violence and Peace.

The opening beautifully situates everything in the context of an Evolving Universe:

“Humanity is part of a vast evolving universe. Earth, our home, is alive with a unique community of life. The forces of nature make existence a demanding and uncertain adventure, but Earth has provided the conditions essential to life’s evolution. The resilience of the community of life and the well-being of humanity depend upon preserving a healthy biosphere with all its ecological systems, a rich variety of plants and animals, fertile soils, pure waters, and clean air. The global environment with its finite resources is a common concern of all peoples. The protection of Earth’s vitality, diversity, and beauty is a sacred trust.”

The full text is here and it would indeed be a superb document for the secondary level and an exploration of Cosmic Task.