Declaration of Interdependence
The Declaration of Independence assumes acknowledgement and understanding our interdependence on one another. Our country is based on the value and importance of recognizing and practicing human equality. The way to destroy a democracy is to practice rampant inequality. To counteract such intentions we must recognize and celebrate our interdependence, honoring our equality and thereby preserving democracy. We are all one!
Part I includes 16 “real Life” stories about personal experiences and the high human cost of inequality (caused by racial, gender, religious, ethnic, social and financial prejudices). Each story is followed by comments and questions from a rear view mirror. What are the causes of inequality? What could bring about better outcomes? What must we do to prevent divisiveness and future squandering of human resources and talents?
Part II is about manifesting equality, using four basic principles identified by Professor Walter Capps from the Danish philosopher N.F.S. Grundtvig, founder of folk schools. The principles are accessible to people of all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Following these principles leads to empowerment, living more fully, freely and happily as illustrated in folk schools throughout the world including major contributions to civil rights in the United States.
Part III A new approach, Prose Poetry, explores equality, interdependence, independence, and truth.