Charter of European Cities & Towns Towards Sustainability (pdf 38.9 k)
Everything in the outer and inner universe is interconnected. Everything we do with our body, speech and mind creates a reaction and a side effect that may be either positive or negative, both in ourselves, in others and in society and the environment.
Side effects are part of a chain reaction: a snow flake becomes an avalanche; the simultaneous presence of sun and rain produces a rainbow. Positive side effects are the best “medicine” that exists; negative side effects are the worst “poisons” for body and mind as well as for the environment.
Peace Education helps us to understand how to create positive and beneficial effects as well as positive and beneficial side-effects; how to minimize those causes that produce harmful, negative and violent side-effects. In this way we may create a better quality of life both for ourselves as well as for future generations. Inner peace is the most powerful means to create positive side effects and it is the most solid foundation for world peace.
In order to liberate ourselves of all negative and violent side effects, it is essential that we work united, in the field of research as well as dialogue: that we create a world network of positive and peaceful side effects in the fields of education, economy, media information, science and spirituality.