Harmony in the Mind
Peace in the Heart
Strength in Numbers
The crisis of 9-11 (2001)
has brought the danger of separateness to the consciousness of humanity
in the area of religion and belief systems as never before. In our
history almost every conflict has been fueled by religious differences
and a lack of toleration. These differences have all too often led
to war, persecution and devastation. A point little realized is
that there also definitely exists a similarity of belief common
to all religions that is more pronounced today than ever before.
would happen if the people of the world were to focus on the similarities
of belief rather than our differences.
The point is
that if we have our attention on similarities, then there is less
attention available to focus on differences. To take advantage of
this principle a plan has been developed. That plan is the Sixteen
Principles of Unification.
The idea in
a nutshell is to present these principles to the common people of
the various religions with the hope that millions will one day endorse
them. When this day comes, the idea of union will begin to permeate
the leadership in the various religions and governments. When this
is realized, the hatred of one religion toward another will diminish
and eventually all will cease their thoughts of war and live within
a peaceful co-existence.
To become a
member of this movement all you have to do is this: fill out the
form on the next page and hit "I Accept." This states that you "endorse
and accept the Principles of Unification." Membership is free and
no demands will be made on you. Your only obligation will be to
accept the principles. It will be entirely up to you as to how you
incorporate them into your life. There is hope in creating a more
peaceful planet by reminding people of all religions that all men
and women are brothers and sisters. To love one another is much
more pleasing to all versions of Deity than hate.
We the undersigned
openly declare unto all the people living upon the planet that we
seek a peaceful co-existence with all the nations, religions and
inhabitants of the earth. We accept the fact that there are differences
in philosophical, religious and political beliefs, but believe that
the power of our unity is greater than that which separates us.
As evidence of this, we submit the sixteen Principles of Unification,
which are endorsed by the hearts of the vast majority of all people.
THE 16 PRINCIPLES
1. I believe
there is good will and a desire for peace in the great majority
of people, groups and religions and accept the idea of peaceful
co-existence as an ideal for which to strive. I further realize
that the majority of people wish to live in peace despite their
2. I acknowledge
that there exists a higher intelligence typically thought of as
GOD but referred to by a variety of names.
3. Even though
this Being or Intelligence is called by differing names and descriptions,
I acknowledge that this same God is over all mankind and that we
are children of God, brothers and sisters. Essentially, humanity
is one family.
4. I believe
that the will of God would include the best possible outcome for
all of humanity. The goal of "Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Humankind"
is a goal I embrace.
5. I embrace
the Principle of Love and seek to love my neighbor as I do myself.
I seek to do unto others as I would have others do unto me. I seek
to serve both God and humanity.
6. I embrace
the Principle of Light in that I seek greater understanding. I realize
I have knowledge of some things but do not know all things about
either God or humankind, and therefore seek to know more. I believe
that I can progress in knowledge and understanding of spiritual
principles. I seek to ever expand my learning. I am open to a fresh
outlook when greater light and truth are revealed to me.
7. I accept the
Principle of Cause and Effect and embrace the simple idea as taught
in all spiritual movements that good and loving deeds, actions and
thoughts will bring good results, while harmful actions will bring
destructive results. I therefore seek to do good to all mankind
that good will return to me.
8. I accept
the Principle of Freedom. I allow all people to worship, speak and
believe how, where or what they may, so long as they comply with
the just laws of the land (laws which protect the whole of the people).
I do not support imposing my beliefs on others by force.
9. I accept the
Principle of Communion. Through prayer, thought or contemplation,
I can gain a greater awareness of God's purpose, God's will and
10. I believe
that my existence will continue even after the death of the physical
body, and therefore seek to live mortal life in such a way that
the afterlife of myself and others will be a happy experience.
11. I believe
in the Principle of Sharing to assist those less fortunate than
myself. I support the elimination of poverty, disease and ignorance
from the human condition that all may live abundantly. I realize
that this must be accomplished through working with the free will
of humanity, not through force, and that sharing includes more than
12. I believe
that true spiritual principles and facts are in harmony with proven
science as is all truth no matter where it is discovered. In all
situations I seek to know the truth rather than settle for that
which is false.
13. I accept
the Principle of Harmlessness and in this spirit I do not support
any first aggression toward any nation, group or individual. If
there is no first aggression, there will not be a second.
14. I support
the Principle of Harmonious and Good Relationships and seek to be
an ambassador of goodwill with my family, friends, groups and nations
that all may benefit from contact with me. I embrace kindness in
all my contacts.
15. I support
the Principle of Honesty and seek to tell the truth consistently.
16. I accept
the fact that beneficial teachers, innovators and servants of humanity
have appeared in times past for the benefit of all and realize that
others will yet manifest. I seek to prepare my mind and heart to
accept the good, the beautiful and the true when they present themselves.
If you feel
in harmony with these principles please click here to add your support!
©2001 By J J Dewey
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