supporting the human grieving process
and revival of compassionate lifeways

“Unfortunately, the Brazilian people were generally unprepared to evaluate
the transition critically; and so tossed about by force of contending contradictions,
they began to fall into sectarian positions instead of opting for radical solutions.”
- Paulo Freire, Education for Critical Consciousness, 1973

Introduction to the VOW 2 ACT

Allay Extinction – Revive Biodiversity

Grounded in the philosophy of mutual aid, the VOW 2 ACT is a practice response in answer to Glaciologist Eric Rignot’s 2014 call for “a different level of communication” necessary to slow down the West Antarctic Ice Sheet’s rapid irreversible decline.

The VOW 2 ACT is written and affirmed with understanding that the ecological health crisis is driven by a human health crisis. And the roots of the human health crisis are the spiritual crises of materialism, entitlement (ownership), and punitive judgment that harm everyone. VOW 2 ACT signatories vow to be a different level of communication by thought, word, and all other actions. This, a true “radicalization” of the individual toward truly radical solutions to collective ills—rebellion in the purest sense. Rebellion as honesty, compassion, and kindness.

Please read more about the inspiration and philosophy of this practice response at The Vow itself can be read and affirmed below. Thank you.

“The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions,
calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves.”

Extinction Witness is partnered with CHARTER for COMPASSION toward a world where everyone is committed to living by the principle of compassion. 2019 will be the 10th year for the CHARTER. Please join in accomplishing one million new affirmations to the CHARTER by November 12, 2019.

Read the Charter for Compassion.  Sign here.

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