Convener and Co-Founder
Medical Practitioner, Futurist and Peace
P.O. Box 43 KALORAMA VIC 3766 AUSTRALIA
(613) 9803 9878
Fax/Tel: (613) 9728 6013
Mobile: (0414) 543 397
Office: Pastor Randall Denton
Office: George Besch
Office : Dr Pavel Kasyanov
President of the Russian Society for Ecological
Julia Morton Marr
Russell De Souza
We travel together,
passengers on a little space ship, dependent on its vulnerable
resources of air and soil;
all committed for our safety to its security and peace;
preserved from annihilation only by the work, the care and,
I will say, the love we give our fragile craft.
We cannot maintain it half fortunate and half miserable,
half confident and half despairing, half slave to the ancient
enemies of man, half free in a liberation of resources undreamed
of until this day. No craft, no crew, can travel safely with such contradictions.
On their resolution depends the survival of us all.
Centre for Change in the Third Millennium is an open forum
and ongoing dialogue for humankind on key issues affecting
sustainable survival and the search for solutions.
It is a global ‘think tank’, a global ‘watershed, bringing
together humanity’s most inspired and creative thinking –a
convergence of the spiritual, scientific and humanistic.
The aim is the creation of a planetary ‘peace culture’.
New Paradigm Integrating Ecology and Technology
Centre for Change expresses a new paradigm, encompassing a
consciousness of oneness in which all life maintains itself
at the expense of everything else.In other words we are all
connected – not separate. The
big turning is an integration of the human being with ecology
and technology. We
need to see ourselves as inextricably connected---mind, body,
spirit, society, environment in which we take a holistic approach
to ourselves and our relationship with society and the environment.
Centre for Change sees the health of an individual in society as
tied up and inextricably related to human rights, human justice,
lifestyle change, reduction of stress and the fundamental conditions
for resources and health including peace, shelter, education, food,
income, a stable eco-system, sustainable resources, social justice
aim of The Centre For Change is to promote a renaissance in conscience,
consciousness and ethics, which sees the dignity of the human psyche
as paramount. The Centre challenges entrenched, conservative, restrictive
approaches and over specialization seeing our Global Problems as
being interrelated and interconnected. The
Centre promotes unity within diversity and enquires into the cause
of dis-function within our Global and Australian society whether
it be in the context of individuals, societies, communities, governments
or the environment itself.
It is open-minded in its enquiry and seeks comprehensive
to the environment
damage we are doing to ourselves and our environment was described
in the first Conference Earth and recent United Nations conferences.
The planet’s capacity to support people has been irreversibly reduced
in both developing and developed countries and the resource base
of major industries is shrinking. Arable lands and forests are being
decreased at an alarming rate, as is the genetic diversity of plants
and animals. In Europe, forests are being destroyed by acid rain.
The effect on trees is only the tip of the iceberg. Industrial pollution
(from sulfur, nitrogen, heavy metals, etc.) is poisoning our soil
and even our water supplies are endangering human health.
current population of the world amounts to about 6 billion people,
and this will probably rise by 4 billion to 10 billion in the next
20 years, giving rise to enormous problems of maintaining even a
minimum standard of health and subsistence in vast areas. Even at
present, there are 0.5 billion in the world who are underfed, 1
billion who are illiterate, 1.5 billion who do not have adequate
medical care, and a billion who do not have adequate housing. This
problem of deprivation is further magnified by the millions of refugees
and the degree of unemployment in the world.
arms race throughout the world causes an enormous strain on resources.
The approximate cost of armaments for 2002 are estimated at over
several trillion dollars.
In the world today,
there is one soldier for every 43 people and only one doctor for
thousands of people. Every two seconds a child dies - a victim of
avoidable disease - whilst another is bound to be damaged, physically
and emotionally, for life.
aim is to create a new kind of human being who is aware of her or
his significance, value and worth, and is able to contribute constructively
and creatively in a co-operative way to the well-bring of the whole
planet in order that we may have sustainable survival.
We suggest that some of these objectives are already being
achieved in numerous ways, but with no cohesion or alliance.
new vision of reality requires us to review our origins, the nature
of evolution and the basic cause behind the need for healing of
the individual, society and the planet.
suggested process involves:
creation of a planetary peace culture
creation of a healing culture involving an integrative medicine
use of innovative forms of education
understanding of the power of the human potential
power of the mind to devise appropriate technologies
communication technology and the media
we realise that human suffering in the developing world diminishes
us in the developed world, in tangible and intangible ways, we are
more likely to decide to help rather than hinder. But this realisation
can only come through understanding the nature of human relationships.
Once the intention is created on a heartfelt basis, and it is decided
in our hearts that we wish to co-operate with each other, and nation
with nation, then the problems of the world can be solved.
By a wiser and more equitable distribution of medical and
other resources and by putting the eco into economics, i.e. persuading
governments that it makes economic as well as ecological sense to
develop environmental protection programs, we can reverse the trend
towards the ultimate destruction of our essential means for survival
on our planet.
Empowerment is required, particularly in
the developing world to enable individuals and communities to have
education, literacy and creativity to help themselves through their
own ideas and actions.
approach should address physical development aspects such as nutrition,
safe drinking water, healthcare, technology, and a stable environment
supporting life. In
Indigenous areas, traditional medicine and healthcare should be
preserved and researched.
Locally available raw materials and sustainable agricultural
practices should be used.
Cooking and heating facilities should be enhanced.
systems should encourage the protection of the environment and areas
of historical and cultural interest as well as schemes for flood
and pest control and disaster mitigation.
education and gender equity should be given priority.
Literacy skills should be enhanced in order that technical
skills may be enriched in terms of craftsmanship and entrepreneurship.
group will re-appraise what is means to be a human being in positive
terms, which recognize being needs – e.g., being creative, whole,
alive, self-sufficient – as well as deficiency needs – e.g., for
food, clean water, primary health care and shelter.
In a world so dangerous, the group believes that the only
way to be is open, constructive, peace-loving and responsible and
rejects the idea that the human being is inherently evil, destructive
Centre for Change will study and promote a genuinely holistic approach
to social, economic, political, health and ecological problems.
The Group will study and promote ancient and universal wisdoms
concerning the meaning of life and the nature of humanity.
group will promulgate a new human agenda, including the humanisation
of educational systems, the fair distribution of medical resources
throughout the world and the abolition of poverty. It will also promote the safeguarding of personal freedoms,
the creation of an open, caring society and the encouragement of
scientific, cultural and citizen exchanges between all countries,
East and West, North and South.
It will call for the creation of the conditions necessary
for a sustainable peace and health for all in the third millennium,
including the establishment of a steady state eco-relationship with
planetary resources, the protection of species diversity and populations,
the removal of all toxins, waste and radiation hazards from the
environment that threaten the health of the planet, and the abolition
of all nuclear weapons.
Centre for Change will show no political bias, but will support
all plans, from whatever quarter, for implementing its aims.
People of all political persuasions will be welcomed to the
group will serve as a catalyst group of “think-tank” for all other
sympathetic groups. The
Centre for Change will encourage an openness of dialogue irrespective
of class, race, politics or philosophy.
group will offer a resource centre (and later, local resource centres)
where it will share relevant skills, information about new thinking
and about the activities and opportunities offered by other groups
concerned with the peace and health of the world.
Centre for Change is in agreement with the World Social Forum (held
in Porta Alegre, Brazil, 2002) that the “Global Commons“ should
be public common property protected in perpetuity from privatization
and commodification. Such
areas include the worlds genetic and biological heritage, basic
needs like water, the atmosphere (to prevent carbon trading to tackle
climatic change), public services (particularly health and education),
the airwaves and the land.
social, environmental and health fronts we are confronting a critical
transition. We are facing the results of an epistemology which focuses
on material and rational values, human supremacy and competition
for domination. Will
this transition be into chaos and destruction or will it be into
the new paradigm based on spiritual, ecological connectedness and
Centre for Change aims to contribute towards this next great global
step – The Final Frontier, acknowledging the common ground of humanity
and its connectedness with all life.