5 COMMON ELEMENTS
1. Respect every person so that she/he may live in dignity, according to her/his culture and religion.
12. Uphold the right of all, without
discrimination to a natural and social environment supportive of human dignity, bodily
health, and spiritual well-being, with special attention to the rights of indigenous
peoples and minorities.
|2. Educate people to
mutual respect in order to promote peace and solidarity among peoples and nations.
||16. Promote a culture of tolerance, nonviolence and respect.
a. Encourage and support mutual understanding, solidarity, and cooperation among all peoples and within and among nations.
b. Implement comprehensive strategies to prevent violent conflict and use collaborative problem solving to mange and resolve environmental conflicts and other disputes.
c. Recognize that peace is the wholeness create by right relationships with oneself, other persons, other cultures, other life, Earth, and the larger whole of which all are a part.
3. Be a voice for the voiceless so that those unjustly treated may receive justice.
|9. Eradicate poverty as an ethical, social and environmental
a. Guarantee the right to potable water, clean air, food security, uncontaminated soil, shelter, and safe sanitation, allocating the national and international resources required.
b. Empower every human being with the education and resources to secure a sustainable livelihood, and provide social security and safety nets for those who are unable to support themselves.
c. Recognize the ignored, protect the vulnerable, serve those who suffer, and enable them to develop their capacities and to pursue their aspirations.
|7. Influence leaders of the nations, through
the means available to us, to be sensitive to the common good and to promote respect for
planet earth upon which we all depend for life.
||4. Secure earth bounty and beauty for present and future
a. Recognize that the freedom of action of each generation is qualified by the needs of future generations.
b. Transmit to future generations values, traditions, and institutions that support the long-term flourishing of Earth's human and ecological communities.
|8. Support Interfaith dialogue through prayer
and action, in order to overcome the prejudice and misunderstanding that can lead to
||1. Respect Earth and life in all its diversity.
a. Recognize that all beings are interdependent and every form of life has value regardless of its worth to human beings.
b. Affirm faith in the inherent dignity of all human beings and in the intellectual, artistic, ethical, and spiritual potential of humanity.