Our Premises

The planetary challenge is urgent and systemic...
The world confronts twenty-first century perils hobbled by twentieth century mindsets and institutions, a dangerous gap that bodes ill.
A just and sustainable civilization is still possible...
We can forge a path to a different future: a world of lives enriched and nature resilient.
A fragmented movement is incapable of systemic transformation…
Civil society efforts are vital, but lack an overarching vision and strategy matched to the complexity of the historic task.
A critical social actor is missing from the global stage…
The transition awaits the awakening of a vast cultural and political movement engaged on all fronts in a supranational project of global citizenship.
The global citizens movement will be adaptive and polycentric....  
The living movement will evolve as a dispersed ecology of associations, spawning centers of influence in every nation and community.
The time is propitious...
A concerted campaign for a coherent movement offers a fitting answer to the question voiced by concerned citizens the world over: What can I do?

Campaign for Advancing a
Global Citizens Movement

Drifting toward the abyss, we have a world to gain…if a vast movement united under the banner Earth crystallizes in time. Everywhere it stirs, though its full potential remains latent, ready to be born. The Widening Circle works to give it life.

The Widening Circle (TWC) is an action campaign to advance a global citizens movement for a Great Transition.

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Our Intent

A vital mission…
The Widening Circle aims to enlarge and strengthen the global citizens movement, nurturing the idea of global citizenship and promoting integrated action.
An adaptive strategy…
The Widening Circle grows in successive waves, adapting to changing circumstances as it expands and diversifies.
A politics of trust...
The Widening Circle is committed to tolerance and mutual respect, balancing pluralism and unity on the road to one world with many places.
An open invitation…
The Widening Circle is a journey of co-creation for all who are eager to build a movement equal to the planetary challenge. Step into the circle and join in spreading ripples of change.

Circle of Allies

IBASE Earth Charter Pachamama Alliance Awakening the Dreamer Transition United States Tellus InstituteKosmos Journal Forum for a new World Governance Global Sustainability Solutions Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale The Global Citizens Initiative

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