A Declaration of Interdependence

This statement--drafted collaboratively "in the Cafe" during the Occupy National Gathering by a group of about sixty people over the course of a one day-- captures the spirit of our enterprise as well as (in our opinion) that of the larger movement from which we take our name:

Declaration of Interdependence /“We”

Preamble:

We are an interdependent world community. Recognizing we are unique and whole as individuals, yet part of a greater whole as members of human society we seek to create a society that heals the social cancers that so infect our cultures today.  Every piece is essential, every pain is shared, as we are a living organism.   

Accepting the responsibility as authors of our society:        

-we declare that everyone must have an opportunity to participate.  All voices are heard and considered.  My neighbors’ needs are my needs and my neighbors are global;  therefore everyone’s needs must be met in order to thrive as a global society.

-we declare trust in our universal humanity and recognition of our capability to transcend fear, and function from compassion and love.  

-we declare our commitment to respect and steward the interdependent web of all existence.  We evolve processes and structures for higher awareness and wisdom of our Earth, people and other animals, ecosystems, and the entire universe, now and into the future. 

Final Statement/ Postamble: 
We support the inalienable rights of all beings, which cannot be given or taken, bought or sold.  We declare our commitment to these points by working together in solidarity for a thriving sustainable Earth.

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A pdf of this Declaration is available here.

If you're interested in discussing this Declaration, please see the forum thread that we launched shortly after it was drafted on July 4th, 2012.

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