Dr Michael Ellis
Dr Jager Holly
Senator Lyn Allison
Dr Lyndon Storey
Dr Chris Hamer
Ms Lesley Pocock
Ms Anna Kumashov
Dr Liliane Metz-Krencker
Honorary Consultant Dr Stella Cornelius
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Our Global Round table for peace initiative
is a response to the deteriorating situation in the World . Conflict
is occurring at an unprecedented level as we are confronted with
the seeds of change.
On 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 a new paradigm
based on spiritual, ecological connectedness and co-operation?
We are a planet in crisis. In 1995, NASA space photographer, Richard
Underwood, noted enormous changes in planetary degradation seen
from space in a period of 10 years.
Dr C G Jung in The Undiscovered Self
said 'The psyche is endowed with dignity, which philosophically
gives it a dignity equal to a human being. Consciousness must
be granted this status of human existence and the individual,
who is only the source of consciousness, must be allowed a corresponding
significance in society. Institutions of ideology and religion
permit individuality only in so far as the individual does not
oppose their dogmas, otherwise he is condemned as a heretic and/or
Similarly the modern state with its industrial,
military complex in the hands of a comparatively few people has
a tendency to dictate the course of society and to suppress any
full expression of individuality amongst the mass of the population.
It is a dangerous habit of our age to think only in large numbers,
mass organizations and mega deaths.
In order to resolve international conflict and
understand our place in the universe, we require a renaissance
in consciousness, ethics and values and a new epistemology if
we are to sustainably survive.
The largest gathering of heads of state in history
was held at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
in Rio in June of 1992. In November 1992, the following statement
was issued by 1,600 senior scientists:
|No more than one or a few decades remain
We the undersigned, senior members of the world's scientific
community hereby warn all humanity of what lies ahead. A great
change in our stewardship of the Earth and life on it is required
if vast human misery is to be avoided, and our global home
on this planet is not to be irretrievably damaged.
World Scientists' Warning to Humanity signed
by 1,600 senior scientists including half of all Nobel Prize Winners
and representing 71 countries, 18 November 1992.
The aim of Global Citizens For Peace
is to establish Round Tables For Peace of dedicated Human Beings
from all over the Planet as a Global 'think tank', bringing together
all aspects of world thinking, from scientific to spiritual in
order to look for and debate scenarios which can lead to positive
outcomes at this critical time through an openness of dialogue.
The Global Round Table for Peace
Global Citizens For Peace - is supporting a decade of open
forum and ongoing dialogue on key issues affecting the future
of human kind. The aim of Global Citizens For Peace is
to involve community and business highlighting healing, education
and social integration in order to create a more sustainable and
We are calling for the establishment of Round
Tables for Peace and the establishment of an Australian Commission
for Peace and Non Violence devoted to new ways of thinking, developing
a culture of Healing in Society, and facilitating nonviolent solutions
to domestic and international conflict
Humankind has reached a state of development in which old modes
of thinking and behaving threaten to destroy our planet
Our health system worldwide is in crisis. This
crisis is exacerbated by the costs and profits generated by the
pharmaceutical industry. Despite remarkable achievements in some
aspects of orthodox medicine, the world's leading conventional
institutions especially the pharmaceutical industry are responsible
for an enormous death toll across the globe.
Over the past three decades there has been a
virtual explosion in information in the medical and scientific
literature relating nutrition, lifestyle and depression to disease.
This new research enables us to understand why
so many patients have their immune systems compromised by stress
and depression and pharmaceutical treatment. Stress and depression
in one in three people in Australia are surely signs that in terms
of community, support and caring we are losing out. People are
competing for survival and work rather than creating friendships
and developing mature relationships and families.
Unless governance becomes more participatory
and people have a real say at what they want in terms of their
dreams and how they can express themselves in terms of real values
and positive attitudes, our society will become like Orwellian
dictatorships run by bureaucratic elites and watched over by a
very wealthy minority. We need to get back to the concept of true
education and true healing if we wish to see a society which will
flourish in every way including economically.
When people feel uncared for the result is illness.
Economic rationalism is an expression of how we are losing our
sense of community and connection with all of life. Vaclav Havel
Former President of the Czech Republic said there needs to be
to be a massive change in consciousness if we are to survive.
Consciousness is also the key word when it comes to taking responsibility
for healing one self and healing the planet.
It is an indictment on the ruling hegemony of
the world, politicians and presidents, governments and CEOs of
large organizations that they allow and even condone conflict
within their own politicking as well as between rivals and have
no knowledge of the significance of the social determinants of
well being and health. Ref 2
If we do not address the basic social and environment
and nutritional determinants of health we are only going to further
inflame our present global crisis to the extent of creating an
increasing spiraling of global disease and stress.
Of course the stress, anxiety and depression
can manifest itself in the way nations respond to each other and
the way they are not able to manage conflict resolution or look
at things in a calm long term view.
The minds of people who are leaders in the Global
community should be able to see things wisely and with compassion,
However it seems that they are experiencing mental processes which
can only create dissonance and poor decision making.
It is therefore time that we begin to bring
healing into the context of society on a global and political
level if we are to create a more sustainable and happy humanity.
It is for this reason that The Global Citizens
For Peace proposes the establishment of a Round tables For
Peace and the establishment of an Australian Commission
for Peace and Non Violence devoted to new ways of thinking,
developing a culture of Healing in Society, and facilitating nonviolent
solutions to domestic and international conflict We need to creating
a better sustainable world through reappraisal of what it means
to be a human being in harmony with the environment.