just ordinary, every-day people who have decided that all people
are equal, at least at the very core of their being (their soul),
and they should have equal rights to pursue a life of happiness
in peace and safety. We are constantly trying our best to make our
thoughts, words and actions reflect this.
We are against all hatred
and all violence because we have seen that it achieves division
and suffering, and always causes many more problems than it solves.
object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only
the evil it does is (more) permanent.’ —
We realise that in this world no two people are alike, and that's great,
because it adds colour and interest to our world community. We also realise
that if peace is to reign in our world then we need to find common understanding
and agreement amidst the vast diversity of human thought.
We find the foundation stone for that common understanding and agreement
at the very core of our being. It can be observed that all human beings
are seeking the avoidance of pain and want, and the attainment of real
happiness and joy. They may all differ according to their knowledge and
wisdom on what means will best provide for these ultimate needs, but this
basic truth is the rock on which we can build unity despite great diversity.
It also follows that if we want to live happy, peaceful lives then we
need our neighbours and their neighbours to be happy and at peace as well.
This is why we urge people to unite against the disease of hatred and
violence. We encourage people to help others free themselves from slavery
to anger, hatred and violence by first becoming the change they want to
see occur in others. For this we advocate the widespread teaching of the
of non-violence in thought, word and deed.
We, the people of the world, will always have different ideas and thoughts
about many different things. We at One World One People respect all individuals
and their rights to their thoughts and opinions. We think that if we would
wish our opinions to be respected as well as the rights to have those
opinions, then we must respect the opinions of everybody else, even if
they are very different —
or even totally opposed —
to ours. In terms of those who would violently force their views on others,
or try to do us and others harm because they disagree with our views,
we look to what a very wise man, Mahatma Gandhi, once said:
the sin and not the sinner. This is an easy enough concept to understand
but is rarely practiced. This is why the poison of hatred spreads through-out
be honest with people and say in our experience that abiding by
the above concept is sometimes very difficult —
but practice makes perfect. It is definitely worth perfecting, because
the more people who master the skill of properly forgiving others,
the more the cycles of hatred and violence that plague our world
(with all their attendant miseries) will be weakened and dissolved.
After all, bitterness, hatred and desire for revenge distresses
the nervous system and poisons the minds of those who harbour such
thoughts and feelings. Such thoughts and feelings exact a further
high price. They cost us our happiness; they make us intolerant,
quick tempered and unpleasant to be with. Sometimes they even cause
premature death through preventable illnesses caused by stress.
To live happily in a world where all are imperfect, means we need
to always forgive others. That does not mean we free them from the
legal and moral consequences of their actions or the personal responsibility
they bare to atone for their wrong-doing. It just means we deliberately
free ourselves from negative feelings that naturally arise and we
wish no harm may come to the wrong doer.
We believe that with much unselfish determination and hard work, it will
one day be possible for all people in the world to pursue a life of happiness
in peace and safety.
is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace
and sacrifice for it.'
Luther King, Jr.
is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if
individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.' —
If you would like to help then please read about, and participate
in spreading our peace
plan which is based on organised individual and group non-violence.
World One People is currently led by Paul Sinclair, who is also
the movement's founder. He is a simple man who once, whilst travelling
through Northern India, took a personal vow that all people are
equal and that his thought, words and deeds should reflect this.
He has struggled with this vow ever since. He found that whilst
his intellect and ability to reason were sufficient to grasp the
ancient idea that all people are equal at the very core of their
being (their soul); this was not the solid bed rock on which to
alter years of wrong thinking and bad habits that continually caused
him to look up to or down on people.
was needed was direct experience and realisation of the soul and it's
Maker through meditation.
Presently, Paul has still not achieved his vow, but he is making steady
progress as he works toward the coveted goal of sincerely loving all people