2024 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 respect, with kindness and love.
The Humanity Initiative is creating this online oasis to offer clarity on our most crucial challenges and to inspire each of us to take action — fostering a resurgent new voice of humanity.
Peace Gatherings: how your neighborhood can help to end war – with contagious peace.
Nothing like the inspiring joy, wisdom and love – and illustrations – in the best of children’s books.
Art, music, poetry, theater, photography, film and dance — compelling partners of positive change.
Empowering commencement speeches — 1838 to 2023.
THE HUMANITY INITIATIVE
Since 1987, THI’s mission has been to encourage us to understand this planet as our common home – and to act on that necessary enlightenment.
Not least, recognizing that humanity’s most critical challenge is to end war, we now are designing grass roots peace gatherings across the continents, intent on countering fascism at every turn with resolute and engaging humanism.
Also, throughout this site, as we highlight the inspiring efforts of those in the trenches of positive change and at the forefront of civilization, we champion those who make quieter but equally positive changes every day in every distant neighborhood.
The Humanity Initiative offers this digital oasis as a town meeting for the planet, as insight on Earth’s major challenges, and as inspiration to tune our personal journeys to help solve them.
Please join us in expanding our worldwide outreach.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
Tony Balis (USA, founder and president), Conrad Fullbrook (England), Kylie Janssens (South Africa), Sheila Kinkade (USA), Shashi Tharoor (India), Jacqueline Wigglesworth (England)
The Humanity Initiative is a 501(c)(3). Your donations are fully tax-deductible in the United States.
As played in March 2018 at his memorial service at Westminster Abbey, in the garden, and simultaneously transmitted into space, here is Professor Stephen Hawking‘s recorded wish for each of us to become global citizens.