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“2022 and counting. It’s time to rescue our humanity…”

….and to do so, in the words of Sir David Attenborough, “…not to save our planet, but to save ourselves.”

We urgently need a more profound commitment to working together with imagination and common sense, with respect and love.

The Humanity Initiative has created this online oasis to offer clarity on humanity’s most crucial challenges, as well as to inspire positive change.

Near Cuzco, Peru / by Victor Englebert

Keep me away from the

wisdom which does not cry,

the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. 

~ Khalil Gibran

Our Most Crucial Challenges

archival photo of tanks in china, 1989
Common man confronts an army, Tiananmen Square, China
June 5, 1989

When the sun within speaks, when love reaches out its hand and places it upon another, any power the stars and planets might have upon us, any fears you can muster can become so rightfully insignificant.

What one heart can do for another heart, is there any beauty in the world that can match this? Brotherhood, sisterhood, humanity becomes the joy and the emancipation

~ Hafiz

Catalyst site of the week: The Earthshot Prize.

Art and music — the finest partners of positive change

Commencement speech wisdom and wit

1,000 origami cranes for peace / by Charlotte Bassin

This entirely re-imagined THI site is only a few weeks old. There is infinite content to come. I am editing it daily with the wise counsel of friends. We appreciate your patience with this liminal status.

Please share your suggestions and comments. They help make this a compelling resource for changemakers:



Creating cataysts for positive change has been my life’s work, since 1975, working with friends across the continents. With this new site, we are addressing all ages of course, yet focusing content on the challenges and concerns of those who are 15 to 45 years old, for you will be the core champions of Earth and humanity during this next crucial decade.

Not least, thank you wholeheartedly for your donations. Your kindness improves our outreach and the currency of our content. We also are creating an on-line curriculum on positive change, to be offered worldwide.

~ Tony Balis

Teach this triple truth to all:

a generous heart, kind speech,

and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.   

~ Gautama Buddha