“We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.” - The Earth Charter
Our work here at The Mary Ward Centre is committed to creating an innovative space for learning, sharing and collaboration. Using the Earth Charter as our framework, we seek to educate on a variety of justice issues.
We offer programs, retreats, workshops, excursions, prayer experiences and events that raise awareness that will lead to action. Our aim is to deepen the thinking and consciousness of individuals so that they may be motivated to work collaboratively withothers, and not solely for others. We strive to help others recognize and make the movement from charity to justice.