The 8 Missions
Our 8 Missions describe the breadth of scope of the impact projects delivered by members of The Purpose Xchange. Together they reflect our ambition and the desire for the community to make significant and enduring positive impact on the world around us. The Missions also describe the dire state of our societies and our planet, and the urgency needed to put things right before it is too late.
1. GLOBAL WARMING
"2011-2020 was the warmest decade recorded, with the global average temperature in 2019 reaching 1.1°C above pre-industrial levels. Human-induced global warming is presently increasing at a rate of 0.2°C per decade. An increase of 2°C is associated with potentially catastrophic impacts on the natural environment and human health and wellbeing. For this reason, the international community has recognised the need to keep warming well below 2°C and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C."
"Sustainability means the integration of environmental health, social equity and economic vitality in order to create thriving, healthy, diverse and resilient communities for this generation and generations to come. The practice of sustainability recognizes how these issues are interconnected and requires a systems-wide approach and the acknowledgement of its complexity."
"Poverty means not being able to heat your home, pay your rent, or buy the essentials for your children. It means waking up every day facing insecurity, uncertainty, and impossible decisions about money. It means facing marginalisation – and even discrimination – because of your financial circumstances. The constant stress it causes can lead to problems that deprive people of the chance to play a full part in society."
4. HEALTH & CARE
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well- being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
World Health Organisation
"Well-being is the presence of positive emotions and the absence of negative ones, satisfaction with life, fulfillment and positive functioning."
Centers for Disease Control
"A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support."
5. PREJUDICE & TENSION
Tackling ageism, sexism, racism, xenophobia and other forms of prejudice and descrimination which are present in our societies. Promoting diversity, inclusion, tolerance and integration in practical and effective ways.
"Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, morals, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include teaching, training, storytelling, discussion and directed research."
7. HUMAN RIGHTS
There are 30 human rights listed in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Listed here are the first 10. "Right to Equality; Freedom from Discrimination; Right to Life, Liberty, Personal Security; Freedom from Slavery; Freedom from Torture and Degrading Treatment; Right to Recognition as a Person before the Law; Right to Equality before the Law; Right to Remedy by Competent Tribunal; Freedom from Arbitrary Arrest and Exile; Right to Fair Public Hearing; Right to be Considered Innocent until Proven Guilty; Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence. "
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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