The context in which Energia per i Diritti Umani originates
“…Every human being, for the mere fact of having been born, has the right to health, to food, to education, to a home and to a decent existence. Every human being has the right to happiness and to fullness of life ”.
Poverty, hunger, diseases, wars, terrorism, exploitation, clash of civilisations, discrimination, environmental upheaval but also solitude, desperation, and insecurity – all of this is intimately linked to the current inhuman and violent way of life.
A system based on aggressiveness and competition, on the frenetic accumulation of material goods, on the practice of violence, legitimated by the purpose of obtaining particular benefits.
This way of life can only lead to the consequences mentioned above.
Therefore, it is extremely naive to ask for a better world, by simply enforcing reforms that only apply to individual cases instead of revolutionising the moral values and the social, political and economic organisation of the world we live in.
It is not reasonable to keep on believing that human development will stem from the current financial, economic and governmental system, which caused this situation and does not intend to change it.
This system cannot be improved, it cannot be perfected. It simply needs to be reconstructed from scratch.
People need to take responsibility for this change, by organising and intervening themselves, starting from their everyday life going so far as to do everything in their power. This is the only way out.
Only people can solve people’s problem.
Today there are many individuals and many organisations engaging in good faith in several social activities. However, no transformation is really significant unless we work on a global project, aiming at the creation of a new human civilisation.
The activities promoted by Energia per i Diritti Umani themselves risked failing if they were not part of a bigger non-violent global project: the Humanist Movement. Operating on the cultural, social and political field, the Humanist Movement started in 110 countries, getting millions of volunteers involved.
It aspires to create the Universal Human Nation, where each individual for the mere fact of having been born, is guaranteed the rights to health, education, equality of opportunity and the rights to happiness and fullness of life. (Campagna mondiale NUU)
The Universalist Movement aims to create a National Human Nation as the ultimate goal of the social human process. Working towards this purpose calls for the right methodology, which is to say non-violence.
Non-violence can be understood as a specific set of moral values that are based on the rejection of violence. It can also be understood as a strategy to denounce and oppose any form of violence implemented by our system.
Among others, the Universalist Movement recognises as its antecedents the actions of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin L. King and KwaZulu Nkrumah.
Unlike Pacifism, which opposes to militarism, Non-violence is conceived as a method of action and as a lifestyle.
This method of action combines the personal consistency of thinking, feeling and acting in the same direction with the social consistency of treating others the way one wants to be treated.
The human being, fighting against pain and suffering in search of liberty, uses non-violence as a mean to transform the historical-social environment, in compliance with the creation of the National Human Nation and its internal communion.