On Saturday, August 4, 2012, the Hot Spring Network launched The Humane Future Manifesto (copied below), an effort to unite people who believe in the human capacity for imaginative problem solving, creative collaboration, and progress toward a more just, more humane future, to pool their voices and declare their intention to overcome fear, exclusion, scarcity and collapse. Please read the manifesto and add your name today.
Human beings do not have to be rapacious, faction-focused scavengers, fighting to take what little is available to those around them, serving a logic of fear and exclusion. The world's great religions all recognize this, and yet history shows us that narrowness of focus, dehumanization of the other, greed and failure of imagination, routinely conspire to make individuals, institutions, even whole societies, impediments to imaginative problem solving and mutual thriving.
Most people have no genuine desire to be anything so negative toward the rest of humanity, yet the momentum of history pushes people to fight over that all-important "spoonful" everyone is chasing.
What makes the difference is whether we have real faith that better is possible.
The Hot Spring Network is an act of faith in support of the idea that we are built to overcome greed, collapse and scarcity. Our project is a commitment to building a more vibrant, more humane, more sustainable, more democratic and just future for all people, in harmony with the Earth's natural life-support systems.
We can achieve this through science, technology, art, culture, innovation and public policy. We have a moral obligation to do so.
If you support this vision, go to the permanent Humane Future Manifesto page to add your name.