Methodology and strategies
Regional Charter Facilitation Committee, India
“Uniting in Responsibilities in a Culture of Rights: Locating Possibilities”
China-India-Japan Forum: Responsible Youth working towards peace and cooperation in Asia
Jeeva jaala comprises all animate and inanimate objects
New Horizons of Human Development: Art, Spirituality and Social Transformations
Non-violence as a Responsible Message for Peace and Harmony
Tibetan Film Festival 2009, Bangalore (4th &5th July 2009)
Translating the Charter to allow discussions
Voices from the Waters 2009: 4th International Water Film Festival
What’s New in the Indian Charter Lands?
by Sudha REDDY
Our objective is to manage to put into debate and help understanding the text of the Charter of Human Responsibilities in the context of the women rehabilitation and the youth, the farmers, tribal communities, NGOs, writers, journalists, professionals (data-processing engineers and managers) and any other socially active person.
For an Appropriation of the Charter
Attempt here is to first create a process of community and family based social conversations triggered around the Principles that have been outlined. These conversations should lead to two sets of Charters, one for thinking and practice within home and the other for thinking and practice with the world. It is not our intention to make them very different from each other but we believe that often the scale of the world subsumes the smaller worlds of home. If we truly want to create a responsible world, we need to also interrogate relations that guide our thinking and actions within our families and homes.
From Principles to culturally adapted charters
The Principles of the Charter of Human Responsibilities that have been outlined are fairly broad, we hope to use these as kernel to create charters that intimately speak to us when we enter our homes and again intimately speak to us when we step into the world.
Our proposed Charter is seen as a Sutra (a thread that ties our thinking and practices) for day-to-day living at home and the world. It is seen as two sides of a coin, one for home, one for the world, both adhering to same set of principles but speaking to a different location, scale, concerns and conditions.
We also hope to have visions that would illustrate the Sutras and thus provide an opportunity for all, literate, non-literate, to own these new Principles of Daily Practice. And this should be innovative, creative, accessible and comprehensible to everyone whichever sector of the society he or she belongs to.