FOUNDATION FOR ALL™ "STAR" IDEALS
The STAR ALLIANCE • FOUNDATION FOR ALL offers education and inspiration to people and institutions everywhere for “Universal Good Will — Peace Values and Ideals.”
STAR ALLIANCE is a not-for-profit [IRS-501(c)3] educational organization first established in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1985.
The organization was extremely active during the "turning point" years that ended the Cold War. Since then we have continued to invest enormous time and care to develop and articulate our philosophy of good will and peace.
By identifying and expressing with intellectual integrity — and artistic beauty — non-partisan, non-sectarian peace values naturally relevant to every area of human relationship — STAR ALLIANCE helps build safer, more harmonious, healthier, and happier families, communities, and nations — toward a whole world that works for everyone.
The prime "stars" of STAR ALLIANCE are axiomatic (that is: basic or self-proving) “Civic Good Will-Peace Principles” — shining “points of value” that everyone on Planet Earth can share toward lasting benefits for all!
“Everyone benefits from a better society!”
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Among the most important "stars" of
• WELL-RESTED, ALERT, INTELLIGENT AWARENESS
• MUTUAL GOOD WILL • RESPECT • FAIRNESS & • INTEGRITY
• HEALTHY TRUST & CAUTION (including appreciation for the • SCIENTIFIC APPROACH)
• COMMUNICATION • COOPERATION • & CELEBRATION FOR • MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING & • COMMON GOALS.
Rounding out the picture are GOOD HUMOR and BALANCE • AND (since nobody’s perfect!): five big "MAKE-UP VALUES" for peace:
• HUMILITY • PATIENCE • COMPASSION • APOLOGY & • FORGIVENESS.
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Taken together with all their correlates (Please see our Nesting Set of Civic Peace Documents.) — applied together in proper balance and proportion — the STAR ALLIANCE value set can lead to many vital
SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL BENEFITS, including:
SUSTAINABLE FREEDOM (rooted in Responsibility)
SUSTAINABLE CREATIVITY (rooted in Freedom)
SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTIVITY (rooted in Creativity)
SUSTAINABLE PROSPERITY (rooted in Productivity)
& GROWING SOCIAL HEALTH & HAPPINESS FOR ALL!
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All together, these and other STAR ALLIANCE principles can act as excellent guides to greater harmony — on many different paths of life, and in the ongoing quest for universal peace.
STAR ALLIANCE declares these peace principles in service to all people, and offers them for endorsement and practice by all — for all.
Each human being who tries his/her best to apply, in proper balance and proportion, all the declared good will-peace principles to practical life, is also considered a "Star for Peace!"
The principles are elaborated and further explained in an expanding, "Nesting Set" of Citizens' Pledges, Declarations, and other documents for peace.
Our Overall Goals and Strategy
"STAR ALLIANCE CAMPAIGN 20/20 • FRIENDSHIP EARTH" aims to help people view the world with more accurate "20/20 Vision, and at the same time to raise their individual and collective aspirations to a higher level. We hope to share these positive, civic, ethical ideals with at least 20% of Earth's population by 2020!
The STAR ALLIANCE “FLOAT PEACE™” PROJECT additionally seeks to organize sufficient resources to support ongoing peace education and inspiration activities planet-wide.
To accomplish these ambitious goals, STAR ALLIANCE aspires to cooperate with existing institutions including governments (particularly their educational “wings”), businesses, schools, colleges, universities, civic groups and nonprofit / NGO organizations. Although it is not a religious organization itself, STAR ALLIANCE also welcomes working with religious-affiliated groups and institutions — the better to share our work and help all people understand and commit to the proposed “Universal Civic Peace Ideals.”
We believe our integrative approach to positive social change can help people cooperate much more efficiently, more intelligently, and more effectively together in many specific areas and worldwide.
We feel that STAR ALLIANCE values will help guide free people in virtually any situation to be more responsible, and to harmonize better with one another. Attitudes and actions will become more sustainable. Even a significant shift in this direction can be expected vastly to reduce overall violence, negativity, and waste in our communities and on our planet; to increase personal and collective safety and qualities of life, and create better social and physical environments for all.
At STAR ALLIANCE, we see everyone as integral to preserving and cherishing global society and our common home — as it “silently floats in the starry sky.”
The Human Hand as Peace Exemplar
The twenty-to-forty “Stars" of STAR ALLIANCE summarized above and elaborated in the Declaration of Highest Common Ideals — Primary Peace Principles edition — can be considered “foundational;” analogous and corresponding roughly to the thirty bones of the human hand (including its “sesamoids,” or small “floater” bones that act as a foundation for the hand.)
STAR ALLIANCE uses this analogy to illustrate a social mechanism or “structure” of basic values for successfully integrating unity and diversity in society.
Indeed, within itself, the hand is a "Miniature Peace Society" that can inspire us all! Its spreading, mobile fingers graphically represent individuality, diversity, and freedom. Obviously, those “free” fingers can only go so far! To be sustainable, they must remain firmly rooted in good will, unity and responsibility for their teammates in a nourishing, supportive whole.
The hand is a tangible, visible example of peace, personally relevant to nearly everyone — and no one can deny its practicality (at least not "with a straight face.") No finger would hurt its teammates — it would only be hurting itself! Each and all clearly gain from the well being of the other members.
Society is really the same. Freedoms must remain intelligently limited to ensure the well being of others and the whole. The whole thing is just on a much, MUCH bigger scale. That, in essence, is "Why You Matter!"™ because the effects of individual behavior actually influence everyone.
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Our "All Peoples Nesting Set" of STAR ALLIANCE Peace Documents covers a whole "galaxy" of "star" principles. It is designed to help the whole human race pull together before it's too late to avoid much more unnecessary suffering!
What's encouraging is that these identified principles can be appreciated by many different individuals and groups, even on opposite sides of highly controversial issues!
Good Will-Peace Principles, in their purity, remain "above the fray" of competing, divisive interests. Clearly identifying and heeding them first will help people generate more peaceful outcomes from virtually any situation — and more healthy and fulfilling, sustainable relationships for all.
Just as the word “Star” reminds us of “points of value” and their role as “guides” to natural law, "Alliance" implies the strong, complementary relationship of all these "First Principles for Peace.” It also implies the necessary teamwork that human beings and institutions must engage to enjoy a better life. Let's face it: over a lifetime, even over generations, we all end up needing one another's help, in one way or another, sooner or later.
Invest in World Peace!
In the final analysis, it really is in everyone's "highest and best interests" to apply and promote natural principles for peace. We hope you will want to join CAMPAIGN 20/20 • FRIENDSHIP EARTH — and help FLOAT PEACE!
Review and share the STAR ALLIANCE principles often! And if you can, please make a concrete investment of funds and/or volunteer time!
In any case, endorse and share these positive values with your network of family, friends, colleagues, and others.
Consider sharing the STAR ALLIANCE documents with people you don't agree with, too! You don't have to feel good about something conflictual in order to hold good will towards others involved — even when they appear to be causing the discomfort. When conflict is approached from both sides (and one has to be first) with intent to resolve and transform it rather than just hurt the other — when both sides will try their best to "will for good outcomes," and follow all the other "star" ethical principles to their best ability despite the stress, then resolving conflict can be a substantial engine for positive, constructive growth all around.
If you feel the proposed "STAR ALLIANCE" public Declarations and Pledges for peace need to be improved, then please do make specific suggestions!
You can make a difference for the whole world!
At this pivotal "turning point" in human history, the process of "getting it right" and promoting universal common values for peace is not just a luxury or philosophical game. It's a matter of collective security and survival.
It is also a deeply practical way to optimize our individual and community qualities of life.
That's why our cheer — which we invite you to make your cheer, too, is: