Bene Homini is Latin for “[doing] well/rightly/kindly [for/by] a person.” This idea can take many forms. For example, we don’t do what we do because we seek recognition. Instead, we do what we do to make the world a better place for everyone.
We are strengthening humanity through empathy and compassion.
Local groups should solve local problems with support from regional and global networks.
We want a resilient, progressive society where everyone is an equal partner.
Neighborhoods should be resilient to climate change through locally managed, autonomous, federated resources. For example, neighborhoods can generate and store electricity. They can cache water in neighborhood cisterns. Neighborhoods should not require more electricity, water, and other resources than can be sustainably sourced locally.
Neighborhood communications should likewise be locally managed, autonomous, and federated. This practice allows neighbors to communicate even when regional or global communications break down.
Everyone has a right to food, shelter, safety, and other needs that allow a person to be a part of the community.
We balance the liberal ideal of individual freedom and the conservative need for collective action. We welcome everyone from all walks of life to join together in community and common cause.
All our actions should show moderation, empathy, and compassion to ourselves, those around us, and our world. We must care for ourselves first before we can care for others. We must ensure the security of our community before we can ensure the safety of our world for future generations.
Empathy and compassion have no place for tribalism. Whether it’s our neighbors across the street or our neighbors halfway around the world, we are all human and deserving of the same care. We must act together as we face the future.
We are taking several actions to support our mission and vision.