About Us

We are 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.

‘I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is (more) permanent.’
— Mahatma Gandhi

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 science 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:

'Hate 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 the world.'

We would 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.

'It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.'
Martin Luther King, Jr.

'What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.' — Mahatma Gandhi

If you would like to help then please read about, and participate in spreading our peace plan.

Our leadership

One 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.

What 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 equally.

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