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Edward B.

"Spiritual Evolution and Rememberance"

Clark, CO, USA
male, age 57
married
Speaks: English and Gibberish
Joined Dec 30, 2006
What I Want to Do: evolve


 
Urge U. N. Passage of "Declaration of Human Responsibilities"
Please go to the following website to sign the petition urging United Nations passage of this declaration:  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/365198357

In 2008 the United Nations will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the "Declaration of Human Rights". What few people are aware of is September 1, 2007 will also be the 10th anniversary of the signing of the "Declaration of Human Responsibilities" by the Interaction Council, a group of dozens of former heads of states from around the world; including Helmutt Schmidt of Germany, and Jimmy Carter of the USA. The Interaction Council voluntarily convenes every year to propose strategic initiatives to help bring peace and prosperity to all the world's people.

The United Nations has not yet brought the "Declaration of Human Responsibility" up for vote, largely due to objections from major western governments including the United States. In essence what it calls for is that in addition to guaranteeing human rights, it should also be the responsibility of every nation in the world, especially those with the greatest resources to, among other things, take an equal responsibility in ensuring that poverty, inequality of opportunity, and human misery is minimized.

The introductory comments of the Declaration says it best:

" It is time to talk about human responsibilities...


Globalization of the world economy is matched by global problems, and global problems demand global solutions on the basis of ideas, values and norms respected by all cultures and societies. Recognition of the equal and inalienable rights of all the people requires a foundation of freedom, justice and peace - but this also demands that rights and responsibilities be given equal importance to establish an ethical base so that all men and women can live peacefully together and fulfil their potential. A better social order both nationally and internationally cannot be achieved by laws, prescriptions and conventions alone, but needs a global ethic. Human aspirations for progress can only be realised by agreed values and standards applying to all people and institutions at all times...


...The following draft of human responsibilities seeks to bring freedom and responsibility into balance and to promote a move from the freedom of indifference to the freedom of involvement. If one person or government seeks to maximise freedom but does it at the expense of others, a larger number of people will suffer. If human beings maximise their freedom by plundering the natural resources of the earth, then future generations will suffer.


The initiative to draft a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities is not only a way of balancing freedom with responsibility, but also a means of reconciling ideologies, beliefs and political views that were deemed antagonistic in the past. The proposed declaration points out that the exclusive insistence on rights can lead to endless dispute and conflict, that religious groups in pressing for their own freedom have a duty to respect the freedom of others. The basic premise should be to aim at the greatest amount of freedom possible, but also to develop the fullest sense of responsibility that will allow that freedom itself to grow.


The InterAction Council has been working to draft a set of human ethical standards since 1987. But its work builds on the wisdom of religious leaders and sages down the ages who have warned that freedom without acceptance of responsibility can destroy the freedom itself, whereas when rights and responsibilities are balanced, then freedom is enhanced and a better world can be created."  09-01-1997

More details on the contents and papers supporting this document can be found at
http://www.interactioncouncil.org/.

Please go the following website to sign the petition urging United Nations passage of this declaration:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/365198357
 
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Groups Abolish Nuclear Weapons, DAILY INSPIRATION, DNC - Democratic National Committee, Defenders of Wildlife, Earth Day, Grassroots Global Activism, Habitat for Humanity, Human Rights Network, International Alliance of Human Rights Advocates, NWF - National Wildlife Federation, Our Mother Earth, Paranormal Network, Peace & Nonviolence Network, Poetry: Uncensored! more »
Hometown Gunnison, CO 
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Birthday Feb 12, 1957  
Languages English and Gibberish  
About Me Spiritually Evolving and only stumbling occasionally :)
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Pets Max - Dog  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Mysticism, Interspiritual and open to many paths, Spiritual Being Having Human Experience  
Eating Habits reluctant dieter  
Wild Fact About Me I've visited 45 states, lived in 9 of them and have visited 5 provinces in Canada...but have never been outside USA/Canada! I need to travel more to other parts of our world!
My Philosophy We are not human beings having a spiritual experience...We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
What Gives Me Hope Witnessing daily acts of caring
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I would outlaw capitalism and institute the principles of the Zeitgeist Movement with a grounding in non-religous/spiritually based humanitarian awareness and compassion.
What/who changed my life and why Neale Donald Walsch...his books entered my life when I most needed to hear their kind message
What Bugs Me Ignorance and arrogance, selfishness and self obsession  
Passions interdimensional awareness, the desert, wilderness, love, Human Rights, spirituality, Social Justice, peace  
Inspirations wilderness, The Desert, People waking and seeing their own light, Birds chirping, nature, love light and a will to good  
What Scares Me Allowing fear to enter my consciousness, intolerance, selfishness, Ignorance and arrogance, global warming  
  Favorites
Role Models Edward Abbey, Walt Whitman, Deepak Chopra, Jack Kornfield, Paramahansa Yogananda, Carlos Castaneda, Neale Donald Walsh, Martin Luther King Jr., Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi  
Quotation "Be the change you wish to see in the world" AND "We are all one"
Interests ancient cultures, psychic abilities, meditation, Spirituality/Philosophy, Mind/Body/Spirit  
Books A Path with Heart, Celestine Prophecy, Be Here Now, Autobiography of a Yogi, Conversations with God, Ancient and modern Religion, ancient cultures, paranormal, spirituality  
Music all kinds  
Movies The Secret, Monty Python - All, Grand Canyon, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Conversations with God, What Dreams May Come, Don Juan DeMarco, Scent of a Woman, What the Bleep Do We Kn  
TV Shows Heroes, Crossing over, Two-and-a Half Men, Seinfield, The Office (US), West Wing, medium, lost  
Favorite Foods Anything spicy!, most  
Favorite Places South Pacific, Alaska, Canyonlands and Arches, Peru, Southern Utah, ancient ruins, Alaska !!!!, Chaco Canyon, Alps, Rocky Mountains, Andes mountains, Himalayas !!!!!  
Can't Live Without Spirit Guides, Angels, spiritual awareness, family, friends, love, Love and Friendship  
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
     EDWARD,
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    And as you celebrate
    the day of your birth, may peace
    and beauty fill the Earth!!!
    Warm blessings and joy...
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