Some of Our Champions:
We do not necessarily agree with all they write, but much of it.
Connect and read what they have to offer:
Peter Singer: http://www.petersinger.info/
T. Colin Campbell: https://nutritionstudies.org/
John A. McDougall: https://www.drmcdougall.com/
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
UCS is a US-based non-profit organization of scientists and engineers who develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of the planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war. They are funded by their individual supporters – and no corporate or governmental interests which helps maintain their independence. Their central concern is to advocate sound scientific analysis—not political calculation or corporate hype—to create a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.
The Scientific and Medical Network (SMN)
SMN is a worldwide professional community and membership organisation for open-minded, rigorous and evidence-based enquiry into themes bridging science, spirituality and consciousness. It promotes a cultural shift in our understanding of reality and human experience beyond the limits imposed by exclusively materialist and reductionist approaches.
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. They campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. They are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. No government is beyond scrutiny. No situation is beyond hope. Our membership of AI is dedicated to our late friends Juliet and Alan Kemp who actively supported these aims.
Village Services Trust
The origins of Village Service Trust extend back to the 1970s. Inspired by the example of Dora Scarlett volunteers from the UK and India formed organisations to support the work of her rural clinic, Seva Nilayam (Home of Service). Seva Nilayam’s leprosy centre was relaunched as Arogya Agam by John Dalton, Vasandham was started as an outpost of Seva Nilayam by Gunasekaran, and Village Service Trust was formed in the UK to help fund this work. Their current focus is on working with community organisations of poor women, Dalits, indigenous people, HIV positive people, transgendered and sex workers.
Following the inspiration of E F Schumacher: The Schumacher Centre for a New Economics
Following Schumacher’s ‘small is beautiful’ aim to create an economics ‘as if people mattered’ this Society envisions a just and sustainable global economy; believes in applying the concepts locally; then sharing the results for broad replication. Citizens working for the common interest can build systems to achieve such an economy. Money issue can be democratized, ownership should be more diversified and labor should have a part in the ownership structure. They favor the face-to-face relationships fostered in local economies and focus on transformative systems and the principles that guide them.
The Rights of Non-human Animals:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is a global animal rights organization that focuses attention on the areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in the food industry, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. They are also concerned with cruelty to domesticated animals and to those considered to be pests.
L214 for Ethics & Animals is a French association (similar to PETA) focusing on how animals used in food production are bred, managed, transported, and slaughtered. It mainly campaigns to raise awareness of bad practices and take action against them. They show the negative impact of the consumption of animal products (terrestrial or aquatic) and propose alternatives. They seek the cessation of animal consumption and other practices that harm non-human species. The L214 refers to a section of the French Law of 1976 which states: « Every animal being a sentient creature must be placed by its owner in conditions compatible with the biological imperatives of its kind.”
Monty was the original ‘horse-whisperer’ and shows how to train horses non-violently. His work has applications to human relationships and the trust basis of leadership.
The Nonhuman Rights Project is USA-based and works for the recognition and protection of fundamental rights for nonhuman animals.
The Animal Protection Agency (APA) is a UK organisation committed to ceasing the trade in wildlife for pets. Perhaps unbelievably, it is still legal in Britain to sell wild animals captured from other countries. The majority of wild-trapped animals die from the stress and disease that is associated with every stage of their harrowing journey. Next to habitat destruction, collection of animals for the pet trade is the main reason for the decline in many species.