The Round table discussion on Global Ethical Framework with a vision of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam : One Family under God was held at at O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat Narela Road, Sonipat, Haryana, India on Thursday, December 17, 2015.
The project “One Family under God: A Global Vision and Framework for Peace and Prosperity” of the Global Peace Foundation (GPF), India was launched by Mr. James Flynn, International President, Global Peace Foundation, USA & Mr. Aya Goto (Japan) Vice President Global Peace Foundation , Japan on Thursday, December 17, 2015.
Mr. James Flynn, International President, Global Peace Foundation, USA
Mr.Aya Goto (Japan)Vice President Global Peace Foundation , Japan &
Prof. Dr C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University, launching the “Global Ethical Framework 2015 - with a vision of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam :
One Family under God”, at O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India
Present Scenario & World Crisis :
Where we are….
At present we are living in fast changing, modernizing and globalizing society with mix population – different religions, race, culture, faith, etc Presently we are living in the Age of darkness (Age of Kali- Yuga (Iron Age): means age of Fear & Insecurity & also age of conflicts, violence, wars & terrorism due to erosion of human values..
Humanity is faced with common enormous social & environmental challenges (relational problem, moral, victimizes all, threatens dignity, life and existence, caused by culture).
The majority of people in the world lived through the culture of conflicts & violence during the twentieth century. It is unfortunate that the twenty first century too has started in an environment of hostilities and holocaust. In the post 9/11 world, we find ourselves in what some have called a crisis, we are living in world of crisis i.e. Crisis of Peace & Humanity, crisis of poverty, educational crisis, economical crisis, crisis of environmental degradation, cultural crisis and crisis of human values. In total sum –we are facing Crisis of Peace and peaceful co-existence.
Why Global Ethical Framework?
We have entered into new century and new millennium, but humanity is standing at the crossroad of all the transition process, we are facing two unresolved challenges:
To meet the challenges & to save the humanity from further destruction we have to change our values, consciousness from unethical consciousness to ethical consciousness and our attitude from Culture of Violence to Culture of Peace for developing sustainable peace & harmony in the society. Now is the time to "Thinking together is a new vision of " Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam : One Family under God" and working together for converting vision into actions for developing Non-violent Global Sustainable Society.”
Why One Family under God is relevant to India society?
We all are the children of God; we all are equal in His eyes. We are the infinite, perfect, immortal children. We have oceanic power and wisdom .India has been a messenger of peace even in past as it was India that mooted the very idea of “Vasudheva Kutumbkam” that is, ‘the whole world is but one family’
Understanding Vasudheva Kutumbkam : World is one family ? .
Vasudheiva Kutumbkam’ - One Family Under God : A New era of Peace & Prosperity
A New era of Peace & Prosperity is emerging in 21st century
Every religion of the world desires for Peace, Unity & Happiness. Basically, all religions believe in peace, equality and helping the less fortunate. The sense of differences & separateness is the fundamental problem in the minds of the people. However we have to live with differences and we have to understand the differences by elevating the level of consciousness.
Call of the Time:
There is greater need of Global Ethical Framework for A New era of Peace & Prosperity in the world through Principles and Values of One Family under God .& dialogue for peace & harmony. It is the time for all the social leaders, religious leaders & Educational leaders to think together & work together for Peace & harmonious relationship between communities, groups & between the nations.
Building the Vision and Values of One Family under God
5 Principles of Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam : World is One family
People, Peace & Planet are interdependent & interconnected. We are part of a global whole, everything in the universe are interconnected & interdependent through the principle of integration. The oneness of humanity has been a fundamental belief of Indian Civilization. Global Peace is Oneness of Humanity. Oneness of Humanity can only be achieved through Religious Harmony
"No Peace among the nations without peace among the religions;
No Peace among the religions without unity among the religions;
No Unity among the religions without Human unity of peoples; and
No Human Unity among the people without unity of minds.".
Religious harmony in India http://wikibin.org/articles/religious-harmony-in-india.html
The United Nations Conference on Interfaith Cooperation for Peace – June 2005 http://www.onecountry.org/e171/e17113as_U.N_interfaith_story.htm