ur planet is in serious danger. Thecurrent civilization is running into a globalcatastrophe. But we see another possibility.Our planet was not born for death but for life,for love, for joy. The great family of life is notborn for mutual killing, but for cooperation andfriendship between all beings, between humans,animals and plants. All beings are joined in thesacred matrix. Despite all the wars we see thereal possibility to manifest this vision of peace,to change the apocalyptic time into a new ageof trust and to turn the world of anxiety into aworld of joy. We see a future where no child isabandoned by his parents, no woman is raped,no animal is killed because of its beautiful coat,no mother is weeping about her killed son andno son will go to war, because there is no war inthe world any more.Medicine Chief Sun Bear wrote:
“Sometimes Idream that I am at a place where small groupsof people are approaching over a hill. We all embrace each other and call out: “Brother, sister, you have survived!” All “isms” havedisappeared. We no longer say: Which religiondo you belong to? To what do you belong? All this is not of importance anymore.”
We see this new generation of pilgrims from allcountries traveling across the Earth. They arenot bound to any nation, language, race, cultureor religion, to riches or possessions. They help inareas of crisis, they visit holy sites and they areon the way to new anchorages. They encountereach other at camp fires, in barns or hostels,they sing international songs, share their breadand develop a new quality of community,hospitality and readiness to help. They sharesome rules: truth, mutual support, help for allin misery, grace instead of revenge, no violenceagainst animals and “Be the change you wantto see in the world.” In this way and beyondall institutions, a young world citizenship of a
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new kind arises – a different globalisation.
Theglobalization of peace. We see it like a dream,but it is reality, the real birth of a new reality.
This development is supported by theemergence of completely new centersspreading slowly across the Earth. We callthem “healing biotopes” or “peace villages”.They serve the pilgrims both as hostels andas places in which to study and work. Thesecenters are research places for developing thetechnological, ecological, social and spiritualstructures of a non-violent world society. Thecenters are in touch with each other through thegrowing flow of pilgrims. One is aware of eachother, one is on the same path and have takenon the responsibility for the future of the planet.Together the centers form an internationalnetwork called the “Global Campus”. We seethe real worldwide beginning of a new culture,the dawn of an new era.We see some main lines of the new planetarymovement developing:
• Reconciliation and cooperation between
humans and nature.
• Deep reconciliation of the genders and the
ending of the war of the sexes. Truth in sexand love. Coming together of free love andreal partnership. (One key sentence of themovement is: “There will be no peace on earthas long as there is war in love.”)
• Reunion of the human and the divine world.• Remembering the sources of culture.
Connection of ancient and indigenous withtoday´s knowledge and technology.One of the new planetary centers is Tamerain Portugal. Founded in 1995, it is a center forconcrete utopia with currently about 160 co-workers and young students. Here arises theSolar Village, a living model for decentralizedand self-sufficient energy supply, water supply
A message from GRACE –Movement for a Free Earth