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GES Declaration on Common Values Signed

GES Declaration on Common Values



GES Declaration of Common Values



“We affirm our care for the strangers. We seek to promote their happiness and to alleviate their suffering. We can have no common cause with people who do not act in accordance with this principle.”




Major representatives of world religions and value-driven movements have signed the declaration above at the Global Economic Symposium 2015.

The signatories are:

  • Mustafa Cerić, President, World Bosniak Congress, Grand Mufti Emeritus of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Gothart Magaard, Area Bishop for Schleswig and Holstein, Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Northern Germany
  • Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist Monk, Founder, Karuna-Shechen, Nepal
  • Peter Schallenberg, Professor, Faculty of Theology in Paderborn, Germany
  • Awraham Soetendorp, Rabbi of the Liberal Jewish Community in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Robert Johnson, President, The Institute for New Economic Thinking, USA
  • Dennis J. Snower, President of the Global Economic Symposium

 

It seeks to articulate a common set of values that transcends cultural, national and religious borders. It aims for a normative foundation on which we can build a common home for the people of the world.

In view of the refugee crisis in Europe and conflicts in many regions of the world, some driven by violence in the name of religion, this declaration sets a groundwork for peace and GES Declaration on Common Values - Unterzeichnercare.

“If religious and spiritual leaders from all faiths and convictions would sign this declaration, the age of religious wars may come to a close”, said Dennis J. Snower, President of the Institute for the World Economy and President of the Global Economic Symposium.

The signing of the Declaration was one of the most moving moments of the Global Economic Symposium. It drew an important implication from the theme of the Symposium, “Values to Guide Economies”.