| Parliament of the World's Religions
The signatories listed below endorse the Global Ethic as individuals, not on behalf of their organizations.  Their job titles and organization's names are included for identification purposes only.


Signature Job Title Organization Name City Country Religious Group Religious or spiritual tradition (Write-in) Comments Pre-5th Directive
Deirdre Pulgram-Arthen Executive Director EarthSpirit Worthington United States Paganism
We are the Earth. The Fifth Directive adds a much needed element and I am pleased to endorse this expanded version of the Global Ethic.
Dan Smyer Yu Professor/Director Center for Trans-Himalayan Studies, Yunnan Minzu University, China Wooldland United States
I'm very happy to have the opportunity to make my contribution to the revision process and will continue to endorse the Parliament's Global Ethics!
Jock McClellan Professor Emeritus Woodstock, CT United States Not Listed (Write-in) Seeking Thank you.
Glenys D. Livingstone Ph.D. author PaGaian Cosmology Wondai Australia Paganism
Dr Opinderjit Kaur Takhar MBE Director Centre for Sikh and Panjabi Studies University of Wolverhampton Wolverhampton United Kingdom Sikhism I am honoured and delighted to endorse the Expanded Global Ethic
Susan K Harrison Spiritual Care Coordinator The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Windsor Canada Christianity
William C French Peace Studios Director Loyola University of Chicago Wilmette United States Not Listed (Write-in) Care for the Earth is the Great Work of our era.
Ellen Price Wilmette United States Bahá'í
Andrea Lois Harrison Chaplain United Church of Canada Williamstown Canada Christianity
An incredible privilege to be present at the reading of the 5th directive. Now the imperative is to walk the walk. Thanks be to God. Amen.
Andras Corban-Arthen Chair, Site Selection Committee Parliament of the World's Religions Williamsburg United States Paganism
Akufuna Sitali Ngonda Church Board Member Rockville Church of the Nazarene WHEATON United States Christianity
Rev. Warren J. Savage Director and Catholic Chaplain Albert and Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center Westfield United States Not Listed (Write-in) Interfaith Campus Ministry
Nancy A. Polacek Retired St. John of the Cross Western Springs United States Not Listed (Write-in) Roman Catholic
Adrienne Fox Interfaith Minister Westby United States Not Listed (Write-in) Interfaith, Sacred Geometry
I support the recognition of common shared ethics among all human beings, while honoring diversity and equality and freedom.
Kelly Murphy Mason Senior Minister UU Society of Wellesely Hills Wellesley, MA United States Unitarian Universalist
Rabbi Katy Z. Allen Co-founder and President Jewish Climate Action Network Wayland United States Judaism
Daniel J. Misleh Executive Director Catholic Climate Covenant Washington, DC United States Christianity
Nikhil Bumb Associate Director FSG Washington, D.C. United States Jainism
Sallie B King Professor Emerita James Madison University Washington United States Not Listed (Write-in) Buddhism and Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)
Dr Julianne Robertson, Esq. General Counsel Washington International Spiritual Center Washington United States
Grace McClain Washington United States Buddhism Shanti
Kenneth H Beck Mayor Village of Volente Volente United States Christianity
Susan Davison Director HHEA Vista United States In support and honor of the commitments.
Gertrude A Jocksch Victoria Canada Christianity
John F. Haught Vero Beach, Florida United States Christianity
John H. Berthrong professor Boston University Vancouver Canada Unitarian Universalist Good and important work.
Siddika jessa Vancouver Canada Islam
Dr Jayesh Shah Research Strategist Free Lance Vadodara India Hinduism I endorse expanded global ethics fully.
ibrahim özdemir Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies Åbo Akademi University Turku Finland Islam
Today, we all live in the age of globalization, democracy, and information. However, the depressing fact is that, despite the advances in technology and mass communication of the second half of the 20th century, despite mass travel, the intermingling of races, the ever-growing reduction - or so we believe - of the mysteries of our world, misunderstandings, prejudices, and stereotypes among members of different faiths and cultures still endure.
This reveals both challenges and also opportunities for us. We can turn these challenges into new opportunities and hopes for humanity if we can deal with the new phenomenon of diversity and multiculturalism with a creative mind.
Therefore, I do hope that Towards a Global Ethic (An Initial Declaration) will a wake-up call for many and a foundational text for the work ahead of us.
Dr. Stephan Schlensog Secretary General Global Ethic Foundation Tuebingen Germany Christianity The fifth directive is an impressive answer to key challenges of our time.
Anna Tomfeah Communication Rep Global Ethic Institute Tuebingen Germany Christianity
Prof. Dr. Hans Küng Founder and Honorary President Global Ethic Foundation Tübingen Germany Christianity
The fifth directive seems excellent both in contents and wording. I appreciate especially its focus on the raising of awareness and the change of personal attitudes.
Julia C. M. Willke Head of Educational Programmes Global Ethic Foundation Tübingen Germany Christianity
Lena Zoller manager Interreligious Affairs and Society Global Ethic Foundation Tübingen Germany Christianity
Renate Amin independent collaborator Global ethic foundation Tübingen Germany
Ute Wanner Office Manager Global Ethic Foundation Tübingen Germany Christianity
Dr. Christopher Gohl Research Assistant Global Ethic Institute Tübingen Germany Judaism
I am happily dedicated to the Global Ethic Project of building shared ground for a better world. I believe the Global Ethic Declaration testifies to the unifying aspiration of the diverse human family to cooperatively exercise and cultivate voluntary responsibility aimed at the dignity of all fellow human beings. As a list of values, the Global Ethic commitments are a list of desirable orientations that is attractive to anyone identifying as a human being among other fellow human beings and (a) looking for proven ways to get along well with them, especially in diverse or intercultural settings, and / or (b) looking for cosmopolitan purpose and guidance in building a better world with others. – As an ethic in the traditional sense of ethos – an attitude of character, an embodied disposition to act a certain way – Global Ethic commitments take the form of cosmopolitan virtues that shape and shade all habitualized and creative action. – Finally, as a practice, Global Ethic is the capacity for dialogue, built in the confluence of practicing all the commitments together. In Küng's tradition, the capacity for dialogue is central because it combines the steadfastness of religious truths with a readiness to learn and transform towards peace. And it is central for Global Ethic philosopher Claus Dierksmeier as the practice of globally responsible freedom as a method, as the exercise of procedural and participatory liberty.
N. Büchler Weltethos-Institut Tübingen Germany
Michael Wihlenda CEO World Citizen School @Weltethos-Institut Tübingen Germany
The Global Ethic builds the fundamental basis of the World Citizen School and functions as orientation and coordination of all volunteering activities of socially-engaged student and their initiatives at the Weltethos-Institut at the University of Tuebingen.
Tobias Selinger Director of Studies Trier Germany Christianity
I am searching for the common roots and ideas in all religions, cultures and philosophical systems -
there is so much to share!
Behind of all our manmade separations "we all are one" !
My highest respect for your honourable work!
Now - in the year 2019 - we need a world ethos even more!