Global Community Quotes

Quotes tagged as "global-community" Showing 1-14 of 14
On either side of a potentially violent conflict, an opportunity exists to exercise compassion and
“On either side of a potentially violent conflict, an opportunity exists to exercise compassion and diminish fear based on recognition of each other's humanity. Without such recognition, fear fueled by uninformed assumptions, cultural prejudice, desperation to meet basic human needs, or the panicked uncertainty of the moment explodes into violence.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Scott Westerfeld
“This is the power of the Goliath, that no one on earth, Clanker or Darwinist, can escape. So we all must learn to share the globe, or perish together!”
Scott Westerfeld, Goliath

Zoe Weil
“All it takes for generosity to flow is awareness. By actively pursuing awareness and knowledge, we can make choices that cause less harm and greater good to others in the global community of our shared earth.”
Zoe Weil, Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life

Aberjhani
“As life in general constituted much pain in the form of struggles against poverty, disease, ignorance, and emotional anguish, what more civilized way for people to alleviate the same than by giving themselves to one another as brothers and sisters in deed as well as in word? A society of people hoping to become politically superior needed first to become spiritually valid.”
Author-Poet Aberjhani, The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois

Ron Garan
“We essentially had to build a docking mechanism between the two capsules. We didn't have to share a lot of data, and we did that at the height of the Cold War, which was pretty symbolic." –Bill Gerstenmaier”
Ron Garan, The Orbital Perspective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles

Raquel Cepeda
“Traveling further ingrained my desire to connect to a place other than an island that is slightly older, in a New World way, than the United States, especially after I found characteristics of my face in the faces of the people in my global community.”
Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

“We stand at a crossroads. Do we choose 'the will to power' or 'the will to humanity,' or perhaps a new configuration of both: the power of humanity?”
Yasmine Sherif (The Case for Humanity: An Extraordinary Session)

Linda Fisher Thornton
“Because we are a globally connected village, we need
to remember that our choices are not isolated. They have
a powerful ripple effect, and that ripple is global.”
Linda Fisher Thornton

“We don't want an America that is closed to the world. What we want is a world that is open to America.”
George H. W. Bush

“There are certain situations that citizens of every country must stand together to prevent wholesale abuse of freedom and human rights. We must protect ourselves and other citizens of the world by acting as part of a global community. French philosopher, historian, and social theorist Michel Foucault (1926-1984) eloquently expressed the concept of an international community to protect universal human rights. ‘There exists an international citizenry that has its rights, and has its duties, and that is committed to rise up against every abuse of power, no matter who the author, no matter who the victims. After all, we are all ruled, and as such, we are in solidarity.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“We must work for the good and commit ourselves to postures of global selflessness, even if we can't figure out all the details surrounding the foreign dictators, food shortages, and fair trade. We're called to lean in, to work as hard as we can toward the good, and then trust in God who says, 'The way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think.' We're called to be witnesses of how God is at play in the world.”
Holly Sprink, Faith Postures: Cultivating Christian Mindfulness