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We are a group of experts and laymen, gathering information and ideas on how to make the world a more civilized home for humanity. We present some of them here and offer you to join the movement of dignity.

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‘Humiliation and discrimination’: Environmental defenders facing ‘unprecedented attacks’

Daisy Dunne reports in „The Independent“ about people who try to treat the world with dignity… “Human rights defenders are being killed as they seek to uphold their environmental, human and spiritual rights,” Luisa Fernanda Rodríguez Gaitán, an environmental defender and researcher at Colombia’s Centre for Research and Popular Education’s intercultural programme, told The Independent. “For indigenous„‘Humiliation and discrimination’: Environmental defenders facing ‘unprecedented attacks’“ weiterlesen

Democratizing Justice

is the subject of a new book by Janet Gerson and Dale T. Snauwaert… The 2003 War in Iraq provoked worldwide protests and unleashed debates on the war’s illegitimacy and illegality. … This book serves as a theoretical and practical guide for all who seek to reclaim deliberative democracy as a viable foundation for revitalizing„Democratizing Justice“ weiterlesen

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Sometimes the dignified thing is not the successful thing…

Cassie McClure reflects on success – „Paying the Dues for Life and Not for Work“ „… learned to schedule my time — mostly — and learned to listen for that moment in someone’s voice when a conversation becomes more real. It wasn’t always something I could publish, but it was something that continually gave me faith„Sometimes the dignified thing is not the successful thing…“ weiterlesen

IESE and Japan’s Shizenkan launch MBA course on future of capitalism

How wonderful that we are not the only ones speaking of Dignity Economy. „…most schools would probably admit that they have not gotten their best grades when it comes to purpose, to business ethics, to teaching people how to use their powerful positions in order to make the world a better place.” „It is crucial„IESE and Japan’s Shizenkan launch MBA course on future of capitalism“ weiterlesen

Permaculture and Reforestation

„Earthwalker“ Paul Coleman and his wife Konomi Kikuchi have taken poor grazing land in Patagonia and regenerated it naturally. Exemplary for treating people, animals, and the planet with dignity, they were interviewed by the American Farmers for sustainability. Watch here and see even more on the website. https://ourlittlethingpatagonia.wordpress.com/ Earth Day every day. Sustainability, future, wisdom.

Download the game of the future for children and adults.

Learn sustainable goals at play. Available in multiple languages! Dear friends, welcome to the “GO GOALS!” board game. The purpose of this game is to help children understand the Sustainable Development Goals, how they impact their lives and what they can do every day to help and achieve the 17 goals by 2030. #future,#sustainability,change,climate future,dignity,education,example,Sustainably,transformations,UN,UNO,wisdom„Download the game of the future for children and adults.“ weiterlesen

Take back our planet

Michael Mann sees a conflict in a global scale. We hope the martial American diction can be improved with dignity. „Fossil fuel companies have, for decades longer than I have been alive, been the largest contributors to the climate crisis that affects my generation today–all in pursuit of profits and growth. In The New Climate War,„Take back our planet“ weiterlesen

Our friends get the nomination

for the Nobel Peace Prize. Congratulations! The nomination is a beacon of hope, providing acknowledgment of the tireless and courageous efforts of campaign members around the world who pursue the often invisible, transformative work of peace education that establishes the groundwork of every peace accord and disarmament effort Read more here– https://www.peace-ed-campaign.org/global-campaign-for-peace-education-nominated-for-the-2021-nobel-peace-prize/ #dignism,#hope,#inspiration,Nobel Peace Prize,change,Janet„Our friends get the nomination“ weiterlesen

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There is no dignity in fortune

Umair Haque warns us of coming injustice. The measure of a healthy society is how many people live with dignity. … From dignity comes peace. First in the human heart, and then radiating out across human lives. And in that way, dignity is the key to not repeating the mistakes of the past.  Read more here – https://eand.co/this-is-how-broken-our-economy-really-is-5bd2e70da568„There is no dignity in fortune“ weiterlesen

Come out of your Burrow!

Michael Boyer – Social Media Designate from Pennsylvania Tomorrow is Groundhog Day. You may remember the film with Bill Murray being stuck in time and reliving a single day again and again. The parallels to the present situation of a locked down society are evident. It is a metaphor on our induced structure of sleep,„Come out of your Burrow!“ weiterlesen

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Die menschliche Vernunft steckt gerade in einer Krise

Markus Gabriel philosophiert weise in der NZZ. „Die Tatsachenlage einer ganz Europa in Atemnot versetzenden Unwissenheit stürzt die Vernunft in eine tiefe Krise. Das allein wäre schon Gegenstand philosophischer Forschung und geistesgeschichtlicher Gegenwartsdiagnose, die wir im Moment mindestens so dringend benötigen wie endlich realitätshaltigere Studien über die Wirklichkeit des sogenannten Infektionsgeschehens….“ Mehr ist hier zu„Die menschliche Vernunft steckt gerade in einer Krise“ weiterlesen

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Get moving. Moving Our Minds Around Our Bodies

Focusing on the navigation of space and becoming conscious of how you move, especially when outdoor ventures are limited, is unsettling and grounding, excruciating and exciting, but always transformative. It’s a trip you can take. “It’s a mind journey,” Dr. Martha Eddy says. “And it’s a mind journey that’s real.” „…it’s hard to remain optimistic about much„Get moving. Moving Our Minds Around Our Bodies“ weiterlesen

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Around the world, growing numbers of people are rejecting traditional faiths and choosing their own spiritual path.

Aubrey Wade was underway to find out if life without religion is meaningful… …“I certainly have values: I value justice, equality, reason. You might say offshoots of that are compassion, empathy, activism through work and interpersonal relationships. Even something small like tact. But those things aren’t sacred to me. I don’t think they exist on„Around the world, growing numbers of people are rejecting traditional faiths and choosing their own spiritual path.“ weiterlesen

How a Pencil Proves our Indisputable Interconnectedness

By E.L. Jayne Our interconnectedness and reliance on other human beings is taken for granted lately. It seems as if people only want to surround themselves with other like-minded people. This is profoundly dangerous. How a Pencil Proves our Indisputable Interconnectedness

Workplace violence at the top.

David Yamada takes another angle on the attempted Coup in Washington… Picture – Screenshot Washington Post. „It is likely that a good number of people who were lawfully in the building will experience post-traumatic symptoms. This includes elected officials, staff members, security personnel, media representatives, and others. Especially for them, working in that building may„Workplace violence at the top.“ weiterlesen

Conference Reflection

Documenting the Annual Winter Conference was almost as difficult as organizing the meeting – well almost. Over one hundered participants were in together to speak of dignity and the human condition. Find myriad links below to videos, texts and websites. This is a Nexus of the World Dignity Movement. Be sure to contact us about„Conference Reflection“ weiterlesen

„Life is good!“

Essay from Social Media Designate Michael Boyer „Life is good!“ quoth my old friend again and again and even if everyone is trying to tell us things are bad, life is good. As we go toward the 35th World Dignity Conference we have a lot of positive things to reflect on this year. We are„„Life is good!““ weiterlesen

But purity is what matters above all…

Umair Haque’s concerns: „…Why? Precisely because only the pure deserve such things. Only the pure deserve personhood. Dignity, liberty, freedom, equality. For the rest? The impure? Well, they are going to hell, anyways — so why bother with democracy here on earth? The only thing different in the fascist mindset and the theocratic one is the„But purity is what matters above all…“ weiterlesen

New York Conference in December

Join us in a human and dignified discourse in December, starting on the 10th. Follow us to plant the seeds of positive change. – Michael Boyer, Social Media designate.

Quarterly Dignilogue Tomorrow

Rosa Reinikainen writes: We are so fortunate at WISR to be linked in with the global network of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies. Evelin Lindner and Linda Hartling have dedicated their lives to the important study of these dynamics. Understanding the dynamics of humiliation is critical to healing from these cycles and restoring our innate„Quarterly Dignilogue Tomorrow“ weiterlesen

Eruption of Corruption in British Education: Debunking the Moral and Spiritual Bankruptcy of Values-free Education

Pat Thomson takes on England’s muddled education system, highlighting failings caused by the actions of ministers in successive governments. „Since the rise of Thatcher and her poisonous ideology of neoliberalism and her promotion of individualism, selfishness, arrogance, narcism, feral competition, and such like, we have forgotten the art of knowing what it means to pursue the common good.“„Eruption of Corruption in British Education: Debunking the Moral and Spiritual Bankruptcy of Values-free Education“ weiterlesen

If someone claims to know something for certain, the only thing for certain is they are trying to fool you.

STUART FIRESTEIN reinforces what we have been saying all along: „…we take the pills because the science is sound, even when it is not completely settled. Ask a hypertensive oil executive who says climate science should be ignored because there are uncertainties in the data if he is willing to forgo his blood pressure medicine„If someone claims to know something for certain, the only thing for certain is they are trying to fool you.“ weiterlesen

Caring, Not Competing. The meaning and relevance of indigenous economic theory

Ronald L. Trosper enlightens us on a new, old path… In an era of growing inequality and political unrest, the principles of an indigenous economic theory need articulation and exploration. The integrity of traditional economic systems can guide Native nations as they work to build healthier societies. The model of the canoe might have something„Caring, Not Competing. The meaning and relevance of indigenous economic theory“ weiterlesen

How many greedy sink a society?

Umair Haque looks at the numbers that brought about the American Crisis. Covid19 is not the problem, it reveals the problem. …because investment levels are now too low to provide the basics. A new, tiny, class of super rich emerges — while the middle and working class now become one amorphous entity resembling neo-peasants. 50% of„How many greedy sink a society?“ weiterlesen

Australia: Aboriginal protesters defend ancient forest against logging

Georgina Kenyon writes for Deutsche Welle… „The coastal old-growth rainforest is home to a multitude of species, including owls, koalas, bent-wing bats and an endearing, flop-eared possum called the yellow-bellied glider. It is also an important stopover for migrating birds. That this area escaped the wildfires that ravaged 5 million hectares in New South Wales, — including„Australia: Aboriginal protesters defend ancient forest against logging“ weiterlesen

Six ways nature can protect us from climate change

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) offers new insights… The strategy of using nature as a defence against climate impacts is called called ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) – in essence, look after nature and it will look after you. Read more at- https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/six-ways-nature-can-protect-us-climate-change. Link in Bio. Photo by UN Photo/John Isaac. #change,#example,#Future,#nachCorona,#afterCorona,#Sustainability,UNO,UN,#climatefuture

The Source of Peace: Sultan Somjee illuminates one of the most sought after ideals of humankind

Kimberly McKeil says of the book – „A fascinating new book from Sultan Somjee – an ethnographer and recipient of the United Nations – Unsung Heroes of Dialogue Among Civilizations award for his work facilitating peacemaking during ethnic conflict in Kenya. Ethnographers often become great storytellers. Somjee captivates his reader’s minds and hearts by transporting„The Source of Peace: Sultan Somjee illuminates one of the most sought after ideals of humankind“ weiterlesen

The U’wa Community’s Nonviolent Resistance to COVID-19 and Attacks in Colombia

ANDREW E. MILLER reports from the Colombian Amazon… Horrifically, this is just one case of a community representative, social leader, or land defender being killed in Colombia in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. As reported in NewsClick, „according to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ), 115 environmentalists, human rights defenders, indigenous, peasant and„The U’wa Community’s Nonviolent Resistance to COVID-19 and Attacks in Colombia“ weiterlesen

The sad decline of peacefullness

Vision of Humanity reports: Global peacefulness has deteriorated over the past year, with this being the fourth time in the last five years that the world has seen a fall in peacefulness. Read more at- http://visionofhumanity.org/indexes/global-peace-index/ #peace #dignism #dignity #future #protests #visionofhumanity Vision of Humanity is brought to you by the Institute for Economics and Peace,„The sad decline of peacefullness“ weiterlesen

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Flying River, the Amazon

Dan Baron presents a Video- In the middle of the pandemic, on this 5th of June, we launch our bilingual video ‚Rio Voador‘ (Flying River), to celebrate World Environment Day, in search of Good Living for all! Enjoy, socialize and take care of life! See the work here: https://youtu.be/Dm2-rsgNQ98 #Amazon #indigenous #change #aftercorona

Pedagogies of Cruelty

Cláudio Carvalhaes, Union Theological Seminary, NY writes: "These “new” pedagogies of cruelty appear as a continuation of previous pedagogies of cruelty already normalized in our social living: we have already gotten used to the notion of private property, staggering salary differences, lack of rights for workers, use and abuse of women, the need to be„Pedagogies of Cruelty“ weiterlesen

Growing Better: Ten Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use

The Food and Land Use Coalition writes: "Transforming the world’s food and land use systems is necessary to achieve the targets for climate and sustainable development set out in the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) was launched in 2017 to catalyse and„Growing Better: Ten Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use“ weiterlesen

Global farm subsidies are driving the climate crisis and destruction of wildlife

Damian Carrington Environment editor at the Guardian writes: „…trillion dollars of public funding is available and is a massive, massive lever to incentivise the farming community across the world to act differently.” Read More at- – https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/16/1m-a-minute-the-farming-subsidies-destroying-the-world #nachcorona #aftercorona #change #Future #ecology Picture: ‘remarkable’ return of forests in Costa Rica, the report says, followed the„Global farm subsidies are driving the climate crisis and destruction of wildlife“ weiterlesen

Quo Vadis Post Corona?

Paul Raskin of the Great Transition Network writes about the future after Corona. Georg-Wilhelm Geckler has translated it to German. „Nach der Pandemie: Welche Zukunft? – ist eine Gelegenheit, Ihre Erkenntnisse, Spekulationen und Fragen zu den längerfristigen Auswirkungen auszutauschen. Welche GTI-Szenarien sind plausibler geworden und welche weniger? In den Bildern in der beigefügten Taxonomie der„Quo Vadis Post Corona?“ weiterlesen

The Bigger Picture in Addressing the Coronavirus Pandemic

Message from John Bilorusky, President WISR "… it is quite likely, even if not definitively proven, that our destruction of the environment is the act of terrorism that has given rise to this pandemic, not to mention the role of environmental destruction in leading to many other deaths every day." Read more at- – https://www.wisr.edu/mobilizing-coming-together-during-the-coronavirus/„The Bigger Picture in Addressing the Coronavirus Pandemic“ weiterlesen

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