Currently, limiting values such as fear, anxiety, greed, envy, excessive materialism, selfishness, jealousy and disrespect have led to what IVET’s founder, Dr. Neil Hawkes, calls ‘peacelessness’ which results in the distress we see in countries around the world. That is why humanity is facing existential problems such as: civil unrest, climate change, a lack of ethical leadership, inequality, racism, the rise of exclusive nationalism and the disregard for the legitimate needs of others.
The living of positive values such as respect, trust, empathy, honesty, compassion, justice and altruism create peace, both in the individual and society, leading to cultural transformation. We can all unite by respecting the beliefs of others and come together as a world family, using universal positive human values, which have the power to create a new dynamic narrative for humanity. Unity and peace can be achieved because such values are at the heart of human nature and underpin all the main religious and non-religious humanitarian groups.
The IVET Foundation supports individuals and groups who embrace Values-based Living.