Throughout its history, humanity has formulated a plethora of positions to regulate social coexistence. All religions and cultures, the constitutions of states, philosophical writings, declarations on human rights, and the most diverse social narratives have for thousands of years borne witness to people’s striving to reach agreement on social values and to establish common rules and norms for their observance.
In the beginning of the 21st century, humanity shows itself in an unprecedented global networking and cooperation. At the same time, it is characterized by profound controversies about social values and norms. It is therefore imperative for humanity to think about common global agreements. This involves agreements on how to ensure peaceful and constructive interaction between individuals, within a group, a state or between states, religions and cultures. It is about forms of active participation in democratic decision-making processes and about the question of how socially generated wealth can be distributed more fairly. In view of increasing global warming, it is important to consistently implement climate protection goals in order to prevent irreversible damage to nature and biodiversity.
Each person interprets the world in his or her own way. However, because individuals also have a responsibility for the common good, only a shared perspective can help us live together better in the future. These 48 theses are intended as a stimulus for everyone who wants to think about new arrangements for our future.
Note: At the places marked with next to the theses, you can see linked fundamental contributions to the discussion on the respective topic. In addition to the theses, under Essays you will find texts that attempt to give each individual thesis a historical and philosophical foundation and references to it to create the present. The texts are constantly being updated.