We are all affected by social and environmental problems. These problems are
the result of complex interconnections between various factors and groups in
an era characterized by rapid evolution and globalization. We cannot respond
to these problems without understanding the complexity of these relations.
social and environmental problems affect every country, to the extent of endangering
the very existence and future of certain groups.
The current state
of world health, demographics and the environment all indicate the seriousness
of these problems and have already, in many cases, suffered irreversible
damage. Our environmental record is not any better, many animal species risk
extinction and our ecosystem is in danger.
Faced with these problems we must
avoid slipping into a nostalgia for the past and fight greed, injustice,
abuses of power, lack of foresight, blindness, foolishness.
cannot afford to withdraw into passivity or fatalism, we must develop
a collective awareness: positive, active, effective and generous.