The Purpose of Nice World

Purpose of Nice-World.org

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I   Nice Worlds' members and associates are committed to nonviolent methods.

A) By the quality in our life whether activity, reflection, work and recreation we include nonviolence.

B) We network with other aspirant nonviolent and/or compassionate individuals, associations, organizations, and institutions.

C) These nonviolent methods will better be served if we demonstrate integrative, conciliatory, compassionate though thoroughly accurate, scholarly researched and personally honest.

D) To be integrative is to become an accepted member of a group and its activities, or help somebody do this.

E) As James Duncan says, "We offer and live Infinite Patience with Zero Tolerance." (Italics offered by David Ward)

 

II We pledge to schedule and attain contributions to peace concerning a)justice, b)human dignity and c)integrity of the environment, locally and globally.

A) Contributions will be seen in caring for the marginalized, growing food with the hungry, comforting the afflicted, reconciling the estranged, greeting the stranger, and welcoming home the heretic, renewing friendships with the rejected, because they might benefit from us and our activity. Optimizing communication is included.

B) We, also and equally importantly desire to receive the gift of  the others' presence, acknowledge their wisdom, applaud their value and share their abundant connection with the omni-amorous divine presence and the vast truth, at the risk of being culturally, ideologically confused. This communication does not risk our own integrity but only strengthens it.

C) Supporting sustainability, practicing permaculture, engaging in "global gardening", enhancing economic alternatives and environmental education are integral and central to the implementation of the above activities. Such efforts will be not driven by guilt, shame or moral obligation but by gratitude and privilege. As David Braden IV says, "Every community has unrealized human potential and unrealized biological potential. We call these poverty and environmental degradation and treat them as a problem instead of a resource.  We are developing more ways for more people, plants and creatures to contribute value to our communities."

 

 

III   We daily pledge to foster a world view not limited to parochial concerns and so we aim also at national and global impact.

Because of the urgency of the invitation before us, we further commit with weekly conscious intention and daily specific action to make greater and greater strides at accomplishing our parochial, national and global impact desired.

 

 

IV   Results will be pursued and registered to certain geographic areas of conflict.  Conflicts, sin or poverty are recognized as invitations to community each having the opportunity to be offered between individuals and by extrapolation, their organizations.

 

A) Efforts will be made to reconcile conflicts between individuals because "the soul of a society always resides in an individual. It is the energy, the dedication, the sacred fire (in the individual) which fills a heart and spirit, that is what propels a movement." (Baroness Bertha von Suttner)

 

B) Peaceful results will be logged in civil, ecclesial, corporate, private, ethereal, and universal arenas. These peaceful results will guided by relevant, trusting and peaceful groups.

 

C) Information and inspiration for setting priorities for nice-world.org may be attained by researching the functioning or history of the following groups or categories: (in alphabetical order) American Friends Service Committee, C.E.O.'s, Conservatives, Churches, Hate Groups, Indigenous, Jihad, Klu Klux Klan, Liberals, Liberationists, NGO's, NRA, Quakers, Philosophers, Taliban, etc. Other individuals that are possible sources for reflection or information are Members of national assemblies and governments of states; Members of international courts; University rectors; professors of social sciences, history, philosophy, languages and theology; directors of peace research institutes and foreign policy institutes; Persons who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize; Board members of organizations who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize; Active and former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; Former advisers appointed by the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

D) Noteworthy Sources for this nice-world.org document are the Nobel Peace Prize and the Formula of the Institute of Ignatius of Loyola.

 

 

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