written on December 20, 2011 In the course of the year we have in our work been particularly drawn to the intertwining of the local and universal. As the Earth Charter notes in its preamble: "We are at once citizens of different nations and of one world in which the local and global are linked"...

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wangari_web2It is Martin Buber who describes in I and Thou the unique relationship to a tree. The tree in its encounter is not as an object but the embodiment of our deepest emotions and dreams. Wangari has planted these trees in Kenya and all over the continent of Africa.

They sustain life now and will...

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by Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp

Almost a generation ago, in 1992 the then emerging global civil society joined the political leadership at Rio de Janeiro in an unprecedented inclusive effort to mobilize the world community to safeguard the earth and one another.

The conference hall where the heads of...

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The Soetendorp Institute


Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values
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2596 TW The Hague
The Netherlands

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