What We Stand For
The main goal of corporate capitalist leadership has been to increase productivity and profit, often at a high cost to workers and the environment. Ethical leaders use their power and authority to serve the greater good, rather than focusing on themselves and the profit needs of the corporate boardrooms -–a win/win for employees, organizations, the community and the environment. Likewise, ethical politicians are needed to serve the people, the community and the environment rather than the corporations and their short-term profit-interests. Ethical leaders create hope and well-being in their communities and help transform the society more quickly into places of lasting prosperity.
Historically, centralization of wealth and power has been a major cause of social and economic injustice, environmental destruction, and militarization. Therefore, we support a restructuring of economic decisions away from the powerful few to a people-centered, less bureaucratic system of economic democracy in the workplace and civic involvement in the community. Economic and political decision-making should, as much as possible, remain at the individual and local level, while assuring that civil rights are protected for all citizens. It is in the community and in the workplace where people spend most of their time and energy, and it is here that most decisions effecting people’s lives should be made.
One human society
Throughout history, human beings have made progress in many areas – in science, technology, the arts, etc. – but we have yet to create a world in which all people, regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion or cultural background are treated as equals, as one humanity. It is time for all people to have the opportunity to express themselves and to develop their potential within the spirit of “one universal family.” We must strive for a world where everyone is respected and given the scope needed for their individual and collective progress. Only such a global community of people can be worthy of the term “one human society.”