Amongst the several projects planned to take place between the 14th - 23rd September, there will be a series of daily postings on Facebook and on our Website inviting contemplation of what the phrase “Reverence for Life” can mean and suggesting simple ways in which it can find expression and motivate action in our lives.
As part of the celebrations, RfLUK will be re-endorsing the Earth Charter as the most profound and up to date expression of the ethics of Reverence for Life in the realm of governance.
In this context, Percy Mark, past chairman of RfLUK and longtime friend and supporter of Dr. Albert Schweitzer, has written a short essay, to show the connection between Schweitzer’s early preoccupation with issues of governance and between Reverence for Life and the Earth Charter.
We are all invited to engage with 'Reverence for Life 'Awareness Week at a local level and see how some of the ideas could impact your own life between Saturday 15th and Sunday 23rd September and then on into future days and weeks. In addition to focusing on the serious plight of both honey bees and bumblebees, each day will see the posting of the following themes on their Website and Facebook page with illustrations and supporting paragraphs.
DAY ONE - Reverence for Life is:
TREATING ALL CREATURES WITH RESPECT, KINDNESS & EMPATHY
DAY TWO - Reverence for Life is:
RELATING TO ALL HUMANS EQUALLY AS INDIVIDUALS
DAY THREE - Reverence for Life is:
ACCEPTING OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL LIFE ON EARTH.
DAY FOUR - Reverence for Life is:
EACH PERSON ACCEPTING THEIR OWN LIFE AS A GIFT
DAY FIVE - Reverence for Life is:
AWARENESS OF THE IMPACT OF TECHNICAL & DIGITAL INNOVATION
DAY SIX - Reverence for Life is:
THE ETHICAL PRINCIPLE WHICH PERMEATES THE EARTH CHARTER
DAY SEVEN - Reverence for Life is:
AN ETHOS WHICH CAN BE FOUND EMBEDDED IN MOST CULTURES
DAY EIGHT - Reverence for Life is:
A PHILOSOPHY WHICH SEEKS TO REVIVE HOPE, AND GIVE PURPOSE TO OUR LIVES TODAY AND FOR THE FUTURE