Our purpose is to listen compassionately to voices from the edges of humanitarian, environmental and spiritual crisis, allowing their stories to emerge in the fullness of their suffering and joy, and, in the sharing, to contribute to creating a culture of radical hope.
In giving voice to radical hope we aim to foster a conscious spiritual resilience in the face of global ecosystem collapse and extreme humanitarian instability. Our angle is non-denominational and fundamentally experience-based, but we are at the same time receptive to the teachings and insights of the spiritual and scientific traditions.
By choosing to release our first newsletter on 10 December, Human Rights Day, we are deliberately choosing to mark the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris in 1948. Never like now, as we approach the charter’s sixtieth year, have we been in such dire need of a fundamental reappraisal of what it means to be human.
Each Record presented by Record of Hope focuses on a specific humanitarian or environmental project and seeks out the voices of some of those who participated in it. Through their personal stories we essentially tell a meta-story that touches upon a wide range of themes, from the anecdotal to the profound.
It is hoped that what we offer here will spark reflection upon the condition of the world and our role in it and inspire people to turn their creative talents and resources to a life of care and stewardship. Our planet needs us, and we need us too.
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