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Edward B.

"Spiritual Evolution and Rememberance"

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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:

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

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Joined Dec 30, 2006 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Job Search, Professional Connections, Support a Cause, Other 
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Groups DNC - Democratic National Committee, Defenders of Wildlife, Earth Day, Habitat for Humanity, Human Rights Network, NWF - National Wildlife Federation, Our Mother Earth, Roadless Area Activist Network, The Spirit World, Union of Concerned Scientists, WWF - World Wildlife Fund, What we can do to stop Global Warming
Hometown Gunnison, CO 
Birthday Feb 12, 1957  
About Me Spiritually Evolving and only stumbling occasionally :)
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Political Leaning Very Liberal
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
Quotation "Be the change you wish to see in the world" AND "We are all one"
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