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"Happy is the mother who knows that her son will never have to be a soldier"
- Peace Monument, University for Peace, Costa Rica
|Our mission is to
raise the awareness of and to promote and create action to support the highest
common good, and the interconnectedness of all. Us Foundation serves as a
network and consultant for people, organizations and businesses that are
aligned with this mission, so they can unite their energies to further the
transformation to a mutually responsible and cooperative global society. Our
focus is on the rebalancing of our values, to encourage the integration of
head, heart and spirit in all our interactions. We seek to address the
overemphasis on technology to solve all problems, many of which have been
caused by technology itself. We use electronic communications to reach large
numbers of people, and also sponsor action oriented forums for people who have
large spheres of influence to effect change.
Us is the vision and dream of many. It was founded in January of 1996 by Marilyn Tam and Jana Saunders. Since then, many people from all walks of life: social and environmental activists, artists, corporate leaders, educators, lawmakers, and spiritual leaders, have joined in building this vision of a better tomorrow. A tomorrow that acknowledges, celebrates, and builds on our diversity and treats each being with respect.
We believe that the present imbalance in life is a result of the overemphasis in technology, the devaluing of personal and spiritual relationships, and the neglect of our relationship with the planet. Education is a tool to adjust this imbalance. We recognize that change comes from understanding and resolving the cause of the problems, not repairing the symptoms. We know that true change occurs when people are intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually committed to the change, which can only come from understanding and accepting the rationale for change.
|...to raise the awareness of and to promote and create action to support the highest common good, and the interconnectedness of all.|