Ethical Humanitarian

Endorsements

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Nobel Prize for Peace

I believe your consortium is doing very important work: humanity must be the highest value. I applaud your understanding that humanity cannot be enforced, it can only be inspired and experienced in the heart of each person and injustice needs to be actively pursued and exposed through creative non-violence. I believe that your model for directed humanitarian action has the power to create real and lasting change in our world.

Luis Eugenio Todd, MD

Director General of Science and Technology for the State of Nuevo León, Mexico

My more than fifty years of experience as a scientist, researcher, doctor, educator, author and diplomat have given me the experience to not only recognize the need for such an initiative, but I believe my endorsement also speaks to its urgency. What makes this initiative so distinctive is the unique vision and ethical tool set at its heart. In this age of unprecedented technological progress, we need a new approach—new methodologies, new philosophies and new thought processes—to resolve the ethical dilemmas of our time. I believe this initiative's vision and tool set represent the next step in human social, philosophical and ethical advancement.

Sir Richard Branson

Founder, Virgin Group

The tools you have for compassionately dealing with complex ethical and global issues are not only unique, but also extremely valuable. This, along with a program of coordinated, organized resources, makes for an innovative approach to transforming our society. I think your founding event will be extraordinary and potentially world changing!

Mayor Gerald D. Jennings

Mayor, Albany, New York

The visit of the His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the City of Albany and the Capital Region truly represents an historic occasion. The teachings of His Holiness: the promotion of human values; religious harmony and understanding; and justice for all, are certainly tenets by which we should all subscribe in order to make our world a better place. I am honored that we will have a first-hand opportunity to both hear his message, and, more importantly, internalize his words.

Rev. Donald L. Paine

Pastor, Marriage and Family Counselor
Albany, New York

I heartily endorse the arrival in our area of His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a significant experience for our community, and as a catalyst for peace and love in our world. As a former pastor of Pineview Community Church here in Albany, as a former President of the Association of Evangelicals in the area, as a Vice Chair of the Billy Graham Crusade in Albany in 1990, and as a member of the community of faith reaching far beyond religious walls, I am excited to be part of this spiritual odyssey.

The history of the church lies in people planting the seed of God's love and peace in the hearts of troubled people and nations. It begins with Jesus and goes beyond Him as well. I believe His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s life and life work is in this tradition. We welcome him with open arms and open hearts. He will help us to open our arms and open our hearts.