NEW CIVILIZATION FOUNDATION
7.14.1 The NCF is guided by the certainty that without peace there is no viable future for
humankind. Peace is an absolute term and means the ending of human
violence towards all Life, including ourselves. Without peace there can be no New Civilization, and thus the Foundaiton is committed to the unilateral deployment of compassion and love to the end.
7.14.2 Peace is a state in which
the human spirit can soar and where our hearts and minds are joined in the
highest expressions of compassion, the development of the arts, the promotion
of thought and learning, and the flourishing of the garden-planet. Without peace there can be
no New Civilization, and thus the Foundation is committed to the unilateral
deployment of compassion and love to that end.
7.14.3 There are two general areas the NCF intends to support
126.96.36.199 peace projects, events, monuments, publications and the development of
specific peace events and activities. The function of these activities will be to envision peace; to unite people in religious expressions for peace; identify and address activities that would tend towards disrupting peace; and support the human right to live life in peace.
188.8.131.52 proactive, preventative and reconciliatory intervention to difuse, resolve, and heal the effects of conflict, to find common cause, and to nurture peace at the grass roots. These projects will foster awareness and the processing of both small and large tensions as well as peace as the absolute goal.
7.14.4 The NCF recognizes that the abscence of war does not in itself constitute
peace. Neither is 'peace keeping' a sustainable form of peace, but at best
the postponement and at worst the repression of conflict. NCF is therefore
committed to supporting and facilitating programs that move towards an ending
of conflict at the point where it arises. Conflict is rooted in the
dualistic nature of thought which separates the 'I' from the 'other'; and
through the action of this delusion manifests in conflict in all its forms
7.14.5 With this in mind, NCF will support programs that:
184.108.40.206 . seek to resolve conflict through non-violent means at all levels -
from nations to neighbourhoods, from families to the inner conflict of the
220.127.116.11 work at finding common cause on a grassroots level,
18.104.22.168 emphasize reconciliation and resolution over mediation and diplomacy.
7.14.6 One of the preventative measures NCF would like to foster is the creation
of 'peace conduits'. This would involve the shifting of resources around the
planet to limit the potential for violent conflict arising out of a struggle
to control basic needs, such as after a natural disaster. Like a macroscale
'world game', countries could agree to produce a conduit for exchange of
surplus basic resources and skills. These could be water, food, organic
fertilizers, energy technologies, or even the movement of teachers or common
farmers in one country who know a technique which would help the farmers in
another country. The synergistic effect of such co-operation would be a
demonstration that through working together we can solve problems through
harmony rather than violent struggle.