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Life is Precious

Each cell in a body is part of the whole body. In the same way, every living being on earth lives by giving and receiving within the living planetary body. Every and all lives and all of their diverse possibilities, fates and destinies are interwoven in the living fabric of life on this planet. Therefore the following corollaries:

  1. Limitations on Life Destructive Activities - The physical cycles of life and death in nature self-regulate elegantly. We as human beings must be as responsible for keeping the creative and destructive effects of our activities in harmony with the whole of life.
  2. Species Modesty - The human species must work to re-establish its populations at a sustainable level, without the careless or excessive suppression or extinction of other life forms.
  3. Species Diversity - The human population must be supportive of the naturally occurring, harmonious genetic diversity.

Cause and Effect

The Law of Return, Karma — what you put out comes back. What goes round comes round. For every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction. Each individual, cluster, population, corporation, species, must achieve a balanced creative and sustainable symbiosis within a recognized ecological “horizon”. Within this defined perimeter, output and inputs, over time, must reliably balance and result in no net loss of biomass of life supportive environment.

The Principle of Interconnectedness

Everything on the earth is interconnected. Anything that effects one being effects the whole, and anything that effects the whole effects every being.

The Golden Rule Ethic

Do to others as you would wish to have done to oneself.

The Principle of Impermanence

Everything that has a beginning comes to an end.

The Ethic of Lifecycle Responsibility

To responsibly create something one must also take responsibility for its effects during the entire course of it's existence and eventual recycling into something else.

Principles & Ethics Resources

ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME


Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home is the 2015 appeal from Pope Francis addressed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how humans are shaping the future of the planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world...

The Golden Rule Project


"The mission of the Golden Rule Project is to increase awareness and the practice of compassion, kindness, and peace by sharing the universal principle of the Golden Rule through education, programming, and partnerships. The Golden Rule Project is not...

The Earth Charter


The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole...

Charter for Compassion


A document which urges the peoples and religions of the world to embrace the core value of compassion; founded by Karen Armstrong. On April 26, 2010, Seattle became the first city in the world to affirm the charter. The charter now has thousands of signatories.

Center for Earth Ethics


The Center for Earth Ethics is an educational non-profit that runs programs aimed at transitioning to a society where value is measured according to the sustained well-being of all people and our planet. The CCE focus on cultivating the public consciousness...

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