Projekt Weltethos – #ZEICHENGEGENSPALTUNG
  • ,,Do we still have universal values? Yes, we do, but we should not take them for granted.”

    Kofi Annan, former UN General Secretary – Weltethos speech 2003
  • The world will only become peaceful and the peace will be of longer duration when human rights are applied comprehensively and universal 
    Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and human rights activist – Weltethos speech 2005
  • Our earth home is under serious threat and we need to be persuaded that our destiny is indeed in our hands.

    Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and human rights activist – Weltethos speech 2009
  • No, the concept of the global ethic has by no means become obsolete; on the contrary, it is today, from a historical perspective, more urgent than ever.

    Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal President of Germany – Weltethos speech 2019
  • Every day brings further evidence of the unacceptable divide in our world.
    Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for human rights – Weltethos speech 2002
  • ,,Do we still have universal values? Yes, we do, but we should not take them for granted.”

    Kofi Annan, former UN General Secretary – Weltethos speech 2003
  • The world will only become peaceful and the peace will be of longer duration when human rights are applied comprehensively and universal 
    Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and human rights activist – Weltethos speech 2005
  • Our earth home is under serious threat and we need to be persuaded that our destiny is indeed in our hands.

    Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and human rights activist – Weltethos speech 2009
  • No, the concept of the global ethic has by no means become obsolete; on the contrary, it is today, from a historical perspective, more urgent than ever.

    Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal President of Germany – Weltethos speech 2019
  • Every day brings further evidence of the unacceptable divide in our world.
    Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for human rights – Weltethos speech 2002

PROJEKT

WELTETHOS

#Signagainstdivision

PROJEKT

WELTETHOS

#Signagainstdivision

The world is in turmoil. Now is the time to set a sign against division and for a collaboration in diversity. The pressing global challenges we face – such as climate protection, the corona pandemic or discrimination – can only be solved together. 

This is why Hans Küng launched the Weltethos project 30 years ago. It focuses on simple values that are already shared worldwide in order to enable peaceful community and cohabitation on our planet. We are certain that the Weltethos project has never been more important than today. Join us now and set a sign against social division. 

YES!

I want to set a sign

against division & for a cooperation in diversity. 

Submit your self-declaration now!

The world is in turmoil – now is the time to set a sign against division and for a collaboration in diversity. 

 Every day we experience how people are played off against each other. Segregation is spreading worldwide. But the pressing challenges we face – such as climate protection, the corona pandemic or discrimination – can only be solved together. 

 This is why Hans Küng launched the Weltethos project 30 years ago. It focuses on simple values that are already shared worldwide in order to enable peaceful community and cohabitation on our planet. We are certain that the Global Ethic Project has never been more important than today. Become part of the project now and set a sign with us against social division.

YES!

I want to set a sign

against division & for a cooperation in diversity.

Submit your self-declaration until

December 4th 2020

The universal values non-violence, justice, truthfulness, equality and ecological responsibility are important to me. With my signature I set a sign for community and against division. 

Read the full self-declaration here 

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GLOBAL VALUES? WE SUPPORT THAT! 

  • Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University

    „We are a world society, so we better have world ethics. And world ethic means finding the points of common agreement that extend across the hundreds and the thousands ethnicities in the world.“

  • Annette Widmann-Mauz Staatsministerin für Migration, Flüchtlinge und Integration, MdB

    „Wir verdanken unsere deutsche Einheit denjenigen, die sich vor 30 Jahren für Freiheit, Demokratie und Gemeinschaft eingesetzt haben. Auch wir können heute unseren Beitrag für ein friedliches Miteinander leisten.“

  • LTT – Landestheater Tübingen

    „Wir sind als Kulturbetrieb von den Coronamaßnahmen auch stark betroffen. Wir demonstrieren trotzdem nicht mit Nazis.“

  • Felix Müller, Fotograf und Influencer

    „Um unsere Zukunft lebenswert zu gestalten, reicht es nicht, sich nur in seiner eigenen Bubble zu bewegen. Wichtig ist es, im Alltag – auf Social Media sowie der analogen Welt – immer wieder den Dialog mit Anderen zu suchen.“

Silvia Kleisch

Weltethos ist für unsere gemeinsame Zukunft wichtig, weil wir den Herausforderungen zunehmender Globalisierung nur mit gemeinsamen Überzeugungen und Visionen begegnen können.

Stephan Schlensog

Weltethos ist für unsere gemeinsame Zukunft wichtig, weil damit jenen Kräften entgegengewirkt wird, im Kleinen wie im Großen, denen Eigennutz wichtiger ist als ein gerechtes und friedvolles Miteinander.

Gerlinde Bigga

Weltethos ist für unsere gemeinsame Zukunft wichtig, weil die darin definierten Werte von allen gelebt werden müssen, um die bevorstehenden Probleme und Konflikte, die auf die Menschheit zukommen, zu meistern und den Fortbestand unserer Art zu sichern.

Silvia Kleisch

Weltethos ist für unsere gemeinsame Zukunft wichtig, weil wir den Herausforderungen zunehmender Globalisierung nur mit gemeinsamen Überzeugungen und Visionen begegnen können.

Stephan Schlensog

Weltethos ist für unsere gemeinsame Zukunft wichtig, weil damit jenen Kräften entgegengewirkt wird, im Kleinen wie im Großen, denen Eigennutz wichtiger ist als ein gerechtes und friedvolles Miteinander.

Gerlinde Bigga

Weltethos ist für unsere gemeinsame Zukunft wichtig, weil die darin definierten Werte von allen gelebt werden müssen, um die bevorstehenden Probleme und Konflikte, die auf die Menschheit zukommen, zu meistern und den Fortbestand unserer Art zu sichern.

Kristina Henze

Weltethos unterstütze ich, weil es Menschen aller Kulturen und Religionen verbindet und sie sich auf ihre Gemeinsamkeiten statt auf ihre Gegensätze besinnen lässt. Damit fördert Weltethos den Dialog und ist somit unverzichtbar für ein interkulturelles Zusammenleben.

Verena Weihgold-Bauer

Weltethos unterstütze ich, weil ich daran glaube, dass auf Basis der Weltethos-Werte ein friedliches Zusammenleben in Vielfalt möglich ist. Jeden Tag müssen wir daran arbeiten, diese Grundwerte zu leben, zu schützen und hinauszutragen in die EineWelt.

Anette Stuber-Rousselle

Weltethos bedeutet für mich in unterschiedlichen Lebensbereichen gemeinsame Werte hervorzuheben, damit unser Zusammenleben besser gelingen kann.

Ute Wanner

Weltethos bedeutet für mich die Möglichkeit, jeden Tag meinen persönlichen Beitrag leisten zu können für die Vision eines friedvollen Miteinanders der Menschen in Vielfalt und sozialer Gerechtigkeit.

Julia Willke

Weltethos bedeutet für mich vor allem Wertedialog, d.h. sich über Werte auszutauschen und Gemeinsamkeiten zu entdecken.

Vorbild für mich sind dabei unsere Weltethos-Schulen, die dies tagtäglich praktizieren: eine wertebasierte Schulkultur auf Grundlage des Weltethos, eine lebendige Dialog-Kultur, Wertschätzung von Vielfalt und Erleben von Gemeinschaft. Am Schönsten ist es, zu sehen, wie die Schüler*innen der Weltethos-Schulen diese guten Erfahrungen in andere Teile der Gesellschaft tragen und dort zum Blühen bringen.

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YOU THINK GLOBAL VALUES MAKE SENSE?

We humans have one thing in common: we are different. But far too often exactly these differences are used to separate, degrade and divide. 

You are not participating in this? Fine, neither do we! 

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SETTING SIGNS ON WELTETHOS DAY

SETTING SIGNS ON WELTETHOS DAY

LET US STAND TOGETHER AGAINST DIVISION

December 4th is our Weltethos Day. On this day you can present us your project ideas with which you want to work for social dialogue, diversity and cohesion. We will support the three most exciting winning projects with 1000 Euros each!

Are you a pupil, student or trainee? Are you active in an association or initiative? Great, then apply now!

The application deadline is 20.02.21
We are looking forward to your projects and ideas!

Join in
and share these values…

ECOLOGICAL RESPONSIBILITY

ECOLOGICAL RESPONSIBILITY

YOUR SIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Ecological responsibility was added in 2018 as the 5th and last common value in the Weltethos Project. Fortunately, ’cause without a vital earth, all human efforts are in vain. 

Set your mark for ecological responsibility. Think of a small activity on the topic and carry it out. You can get first suggestions here: 

What could I do alone, for example? 

Find out how you can make your contribution on a small scale. Use energy consciously, avoid plastic waste, change your eating habits for this month or support a concrete environmental protection activity in your area. The possibilities of engagement are manifold, it is important to address them. 

What could we do in our company or organization? 

Reusable glass bottles in the tea kitchen, finally using green electricity or feeding the printer with recycled paper. The first steps for companies can be quite simple and have probably been discussed many times before. 

As employees, you can carpool or travel to work by bicycle or public transport for a month. Small things can also take place in large companies and bring environmental responsibility to life.  

Whether in a group or alone – we are looking forward to your activities. 

If you or you want to, tell us about your project on ecological responsibility by email to projekt@weltethos.org or share a post of your activity with the hashtag #SignAgainstDivision or – and it will land directly on our social wall. 

NONVIOLENCE

YOUR SIGN AGAINST VIOLENCE

Non-violence in word and deed is the basis for dialogue. And only through dialogue can we find solutions in our world that are acceptable to all of us. 

Set an example of non-violence. Think about a small activity on the topic of truthfulness and carry it out. You can get first suggestions here: 

What could I do alone, for example? 

Try to consciously live non-violent for a month – in word and deed. Question your culture of discussion at the point where it’s no longer about convincing or getting things moving, but about hurting others – whether in real conversation or on the net. 

What could we do in our company or organization? 

Physical non-violence is of course the prerequisite for any action in organizations and companies. But violence has many facets and is perceived differently from person to person. Conduct conversations or a survey in your institution to get an idea of where the feeling of violence sets in for each individual in your group. 

Whether in a group or alone – we are looking forward to your activities. 

If you want, you can email us at projekt@weltethos.org about your project on non-violence or share a post of your activity with the hashtag #SignAgainstDivision or – and it will land directly on our Weltethos social wall. 

JUSTICE

YOUR SIGN AGAINST INJUSTICE

Justice is more than just obeying laws. Question yourself whether your actions are fair to future generations, other social classes or other parts of the world. 

Set an example for justice. Think about a small activity on the topic of truthfulness and carry it out. You can get first suggestions here: 

What could I do alone, for example? 

Ask yourself: How just are your actions towards others? And what can you do to promote justice in the world and in other social groups? 

Get involved as a supporter of organizations that demand justice and human rights worldwide. Show the flag when injustice is happening in your environment. Or remember a situation in your life in which you did not act justly towards a fellow human being. Just send the person an apology today. Your consumer behavior can also be just. Avoid products that were produced under unfair and unjust conditions. 

What could we do in our company or organization, for example? 

To practice justice in an organization starts already outside your own organization. Namely at the point where your own company uses the services and products of others. Clarify whether these were created under unfair conditions and looks for alternatives that were produced fairly. Start the discussion in your organization about what justice means for your daily practice. As a company you can also show your attitude towards justice by supporting organizations that demand human rights. 

Whether in a group or alone – we are looking forward to your activities. 

If you want, you can send us an email to projekt@weltethos.org about your project on justice or share a post of your activity with the hashtag #SignAgainstDivision – and it will land directly on our social wall.

TRUTHFULNESS

YOUR SIGN FOR TRUTHFULNESS

Truthfulness is the basis for a trust – in personal relationships and in society.  

Set an example of truthfulness. Think about a small activity on the topic of truthfulness and carry it out. You can get first suggestions here: 

What could I do alone, for example? 

Discussions on the net and in real life are getting faster and rougher. Unchecked, fake news and assertions are used as arguments from all sides and on all topics. Start by checking whether statements that you or others use unfiltered are supported by other sources outside your environment. 

Count how many messages you have carefully dealt with and can carefully deal with. Read as an experiment on a weekend five differently weighted news information on one subject. Or support an organization that promotes freedom of opinion and free press work worldwide to enable a truthful picture in reporting. 

What could we do, for example, in our company or organization? 

For companies and organizations, truthfulness is the basis for sustainable and successful development. Only when goals and motives are communicated transparently can trust be built among employees, customers and partners. Why don’t you do the test and ask after a set day how truthful and sincere the working day in the organization felt for each individual? 

Whether in a group or alone – we are looking forward to your activities. 

If you or you want to, tell us about your project on truthfulness by email to projekt@weltethos.org or share a post of your activity with the hashtag #SignAgainstDivision – and it will land directly on our Social Wall. 
 

EQUALITY & PARTNERSHIP

EQUALITY & PARTNERSHIP

Equal rights and partnership guarantee that we meet in solidarity on an equal footing and prevent discrimination. And only then will we be able to live diversity and take advantage of global opportunities for all, for all. 

Set an example of equal rights and partnership. Think about a small activity on the topic and carry it out in your everyday life. You can get first suggestions here: 

What could I do alone, for example? 

Equality and partnership can only be lived if you put yourself in the shoes of the other person. Something seemingly normal suddenly becomes an obstacle course – like the path of a wheelchair user who encounters a defective lift in the subway. 

Change your perspective for a day and put yourself in the shoes of another person you know. Perceive how your world would change and which chances or problems would result. 

What could we do in our company or organization, for example? 

Equal rights and diversity knows many topics. Gender, skin color, religion and physical handicaps are just a few. Collect and discuss topics in your organization that should be considered from an equal opportunities perspective for each of you (e.g. age, language, etc.) and how they affect you. Or, quite simply, create a cookbook of different tastes in your company, in which each employee’s favorite recipe can be found. 

Whether in a group or alone – we are looking forward to your activities. 

If you like, you can tell us about your equal rights project by e-mail to projekt@weltethos.org or share a post of your activity with the hashtag #SignAgainstDivision – and it will land directly on our social wall. 

WELTETHOS DAY

WE CELEBRATE, CELEBRATE WITH US!

December 4th is our Weltethos Day. On this day you can present us your project ideas with which you want to work for social dialogue, diversity and cohesion. We will support the three most exciting winning projects with 1000 Euros each!

Are you a pupil, student or a trainee? Are you active in an association or an initiative? Great, then apply now!

The application deadline is 20.02.21
We are looking forward to your projects and ideas!

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