We are living in a time of great turmoil. Our old social structures are falling apart, and many people are grasping at the pieces to hold them together. In desperate attempts to maintain some stability, people are clinging fearfully to that which is familiar. Desperation can cause people to become more conservative, more liberal, or more extreme in their values, opinions, and religious beliefs. The problem with extremes is that, not only do they not help us, they hurt us. Extreme viewpoints polarize us, causing the gaps between people to grow wider and making it more challenging to find common ground. Karin Miller, author of Global Values, offers a solution that transcends religion, culture and political viewpoint.
Based upon the values presented in her book, Global Values: A New Paradigm for a New World, Karin Miller brings us Our New Evolution (ONE). Global Values are core values that support humanity and all life. These values—unity, community, life, freedom, connection, sustainability, creativity, empowerment, choice, and integrity—can serve as a common thread uniting people of all different religions, cultures, and political viewpoints. While values can be used to divide people against each other, Global Values offer the possibility of uniting people for common good. Together, we can join forces in a values-based movement of social transformation.