A Vision of Communities

[…] Sustainable development is no longer perceived as a luxury, but as the deployment of non-negotiable health safety measures. That concerns defensive and restorative ecology. Then – and this is a novelty – the vision of global ecological society and its promise of a shift to green growth constitutes an alternative horizon that is now credible. — D. Lévy
  1. Grounded in the UN’s Culture of Peace Action Ideas
  2. Fostering a culture of peace through education
  3. Promoting sustainable economic and social development
  4. Promoting respect for all human rights
  5. Ensuring equality between women and men
  6. Fostering democratic participation
  7. Advancing understanding, tolerance and solidarity
  8. Supporting participatory communication and the free flow of information and knowledge
  9. Promoting international peace and security

Culture of Peace:

Everything that is needed to build a culture of peace already exists in each one of us. As stated in the United Nations definition, a Culture of Peace is a set of values, attitudes, modes of behavior and ways of life that reject violence and prevent conflicts by tackling their root causes to solve problems through dialogue and negotiation among individuals, groups and nations.

Basic Vision Postulation:

With an initial investment in the shape and architecture of the communal space, nurturance and care woven into the fabric of the culture, and needs met by the community, social order is natural and can be cultivated. A co-operative community of emotionally mature individuals with group-discussed codices of shared values practiced in an open and freely communicative atmosphere coupled with a drive to seek the highest Self needs minimal oversight, rather a social structure that is not competitive in nature.