What does love have to do with our economic systems, governance and decision making?
Are there a series of ‘laws of love’ that could guide all decision making and human interaction?
Can we imagine a new Declaration of Love or a Great Charter of Love (similar to the Magna Carta which is now over 800 years old)?
If love is an action, who shall we act now, today, in each moment oriented to one common law; the law of love?
We stand at a critical cross-road humanity's history, a time when humanity must choose between the old economic order based on money, materialism, greed and relativism and a new path and economy based on love, mutuality, reciprocity and joy.
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed a simmering dis-ease of the human soul. The earth too is enjoy a sigh of relief as the human ecological footprint has eased. We have become increasingly aware of our individual fragility and mortality as well as the fragility of our economic and monetary systems. The future at once holds great peril and great promise.
To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of Creation and the resilience of the human spirit, we are one human family living in a mutual relationship with the earth, with a common destiny: the path of love.
We must join together to bring forth a civilization of love founded on love of God/Creator, love of our neighbour, respect and love of nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace, joy and love.
Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Love’s Creation, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.
The Charter of Love
The Charter of Love is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society for seven and more generations into the future. Like the Magna Carta (which means “Great Charter of Freedom) written over 800 years ago, the Charter of Love seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations.
The Charter of Love is based on a universal common understanding of the law of love. Love is who we are. Love is what created our world. In the beginning there was the word and the word and breath was love.
The Charter of Love is a call to action to return to love. The Charter of Love is centrally concerned with the transition to a civilization and economy based on love which is fundamental to the development of human souls. Living in harmony with creation and nature is one major theme.
The Charter of Love recognizes that the goals of civilization of love necessitates the eradication of debt money slavery (the repudiation of usury), the eradication of poverty, equitable economic development, respect for human rights, democracy, and peace are interdependent and indivisible.
The Charter of Love provides a new, inclusive, integrated ethical and pragmatic framework to guide the transition to a well-being future.
Declaration of Love
We find these truths to be self evident:
In the beginning there was the word: Love
Love had been existing with God/Creator
Love was God
All men, women and children are created in the image of Love who is the Creator/God Who is and which is Love
Love is who we are
We affirm that all wealth, in whatever form, comes from the Creator/God
We are created whole, endowed with innate intelligence, with dignity and wonder, worthy of respect
We are the embodiment of life, liberty and happiness
Children are original blessings, here to learn their own song of love.
Every girl and boy are entitled to love, to dream and belong to a loving family and community. And to pursue a life of meaning and purpose
We affirm our duty to nourish and nurture the young, the adults and our elders to honour their caring ideals as the heart of being human
To recognize that each person has something to contribute to the well-being of all
We recognize that all wealth comes God/Creator
We commit ourselves to a path of love and peaceful ways vowing to act with love towards every brother and sister as well as Nature
We are co-guardians of our respective well-being
We honour the bountiful Earth whose diversity sustains us
Thus, we pledge our love for generations to come.