TEN KEY VALUES
1. Ecological Wisdom
How can we operate human societies with the understanding that we are part of nature, not on top of it?
2. Grassroots Democracy
How can we develop systems that allow and encourage us to control the decisions that affect our lives?
3. Social Justice
How can we respond to human suffering in ways that promote dignity?
How can we, as a society, develop effective alternatives to our current patterns of violence, at all levels, from the family and the street to nations and the world?
How can we restore power and responsibility to individuals, institutions, communities, and regions?
6. Community-Based Economics
How can we redesign our work structures to encourage employee ownership and workplace democracy?
How can we replace the cultural ethics of dominance and control with more cooperative ways of interacting?
8. Respect for Diversity
How can we honor cultural, ethnic, racial, sexual, religious and spiritual diversity within the context of individual responsibility to all beings?
9. Global Responsibility
How can we be of genuine assistance to grassroots groups in the Third World?
10. Future Focus
How can we induce people and institutions to think in terms of the long-range future, and not just in terms of their short-range selfish interest?
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