Limiting values such as greed, envy, excessive materialism, selfishness, jealousy and disrespect are leading to what IVET’s founder, Dr. Neil Hawkes, calls ‘peacelessness’ which results in cultural entropy. That is why humanity is facing existential problems such as civil unrest, climate change, 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 positive human values. These values underpin all the main religions and groups that follow humanism. The result will be the sustainability of our world.