"Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth. Our obligation to survive is owed not just to ourselves but also to that Cosmos, ancient and vast, from which we spring." -- Carl Sagan
Universe Citizens (also sometimes referred to as Evolutionary Universe Citizens, Evolutionaries, Evolutionists, Universe Tribe members, Universe Evolutionaries or Universe Millennial Evolutionaries) are individuals who are awakening to the fact that they are and have always been, first and foremost, citizens of the universe, a citizenship that both includes and transcends all other forms of local, national or planetary citizenship already recognized by themselves or others. They recognize that along with rights come responsibilities, and they commit to taking an active and responsible role in helping to consciously co-evolve the progressive evolution of the universe.
A significant means through which Evolutionary Universe Citizens fulfill such responsibilities is through holding the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview consciousness and perspective, which contains many vital ingredients for our planet's progressive evolution. For it is as Einstein once said: “You cannot solve a problem with the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.” The new universe consciousness created within true Universe citizens allows individuals to see the world anew and so that they may partner with the universe in the new ways necessary for progressive evolution.
"We do not belong to ourselves, even mostly. We belong to the universe." Buckminster Fuller
Individuals and groups that understand and use the personal and societal unifying, realigning and restructuring power of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview are true Universe Evolutionaries and Universe Citizens and they are some of the brightest stars working to make a better world. They work in every important area of the global culture such as economics, politics, science the environment and even religion and spirituality. Universe Citizens can better play their important world making roles by also understanding and practicing the Universe Principles of Sustainability, committing to realizing the Universe Charter and taking classes online at the Universe College.
Currently with the escalating threat to the existence of humanity and future generations now caused by increasing global warming, which will soon lead to irreversible climate destabilization, at this particular time in human history, the most practical and important first life practice for all Universe Evolutionaries and Universe Citizens to do is to creatively use the best of science to help us build sustainable lifestyles, livelihoods, communities and nations in order to rapidly eliminate the looming ecological threat to our shared climate and future.
If we stabilize the climate before we go off the climate destabilization cliff, we will preserve our planet so that all of the other life dreams that we have can be achieved and all of the other challenges that we face both individually and collectively can be resolved. If we fail to create sustainable lifestyles, livelihoods, communities and nations on a "first things first" priority basis as the key life practice of Universe Evolutionaries and Universe Citizens, the planet will continue escalating into deeper ecological catastrophe to a level that could soon become irreversible and then evolve into an extinction level event for all humanity as well as most of the other species living on the Earth. In fact, all other life practices do depend for their very future existence upon us doing the above as our first practice.
Our movement does have a specific social activism program to help Universe Evolutionaries and Universe Citizens resolve humanity's number one threat --- climate destabilization caused by global warming. It is called the Job One for Humanity plan. (Click the following link to review this life-critical program Job One for Humanity.)
What You Can do to Learn More About Universe Citizens and Universe Evolutionaries:
The terms Universe Citizen and Universe Evolutionary are interchangeable. You can get started on your own personal journey as an Universe Evolutionary and Universe Citizen by exploring the links below. These links will show you more about what a Universe Evolutionary and Universe Citizen thinks and does:
To see the Big Picture perspectives of a Universe Evolutionary and Universe Citizen, click here.
To see the Big Picture attitudes of a Universe Evolutionary and Universe Citizen, click here.
To see the Big Picture action principles of a Universe Evolutionary and Universe Citizen, click here.
Click here to learn more about the Universe community that supports the activities of Universe Citizenship.
Click the following link to review a life-critical program for all Universe citizens and Evolutionaries Job One for Humanity.
Click the following link to review a more core life practices for all Universe citizens and Evolutionaries found within the principles of sustainable prosperity and sustainable consumerism.
The Key Reading of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview of Informed Universe Evolutionaries and Universe Citizens
1. View from the Center of the Universe by Joel Primack and Nancy Abrams. (The books View from the Center of the Universe and The Universe Story by Brian Swimme (see below) constitute one of the most accurate and complete statements of the common and shared cosmology and new genesis story currently held within the Universe Evolutionary Worldview.
2. EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution by Elisabet Sahtouris. A deeply interesting and amazing read of how evolution shows us over and over again that it is not "survival of the fittest," but survival of the most wisely cooperative.
3. Evolution's Arrow: The Direction of Evolution and the Future of Humanity, by John Stewart. (This also is an essential new Universe Evolutionary Worldview read summarizing the key elements of progressive evolution.)
4. Maps of Time An Introduction to Big History by David Christian (and his CD lecture series called "Big History." This book and these CDs provide a multi-disciplinary look at all of the universe's evolution including all of human history. This progressive evolution work is finally being taught in universities around the world.)
5. A Brief History of Everything, Ken Wilber. (The evolution of the universe for individuals coming from or appreciating an integral perspective.)
The following is a course not a book. How to Become a Universe Evolutionary (If you would like to know more about what it takes as a universe citizen to also be a partner with progressive evolution in the universe, click this link to go to the How To Be A Universe Evolutionary, course in the Life Sciences and the New Universe Worldview section.)
Click here for the codes of ethics and conduct for Universe Evolutionaries and Universe Citizens.
Evolution Spirituality (If you are of a spiritual nature as well.)
What is a Universe Evolutionary (This section contains a quick summary of what Universe Citizens and Universe Evolutionaries do.)
The Universe College (If you would like to see other online courses in the Department of Sustainability that relate directly or indirectly to becoming a more informed, capable and sustainable universe evolutionary and universe citizen, click the Universe College link.)
The star burst logo used on our website mastheads also contains many of the perspectives and ideas of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview that is held by Universe Evolutionaries and Universe Citizens to see those perspectives and ideas, click here.
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