A new edition of this important work on the social ramifications of the Buddha’s teachings by Nalin Swaris
The Buddha was the first thinker in world history to formulate a theory of contractual power. The Aggañña Sutta is the earliest known discourse on politics where the source of state power is traced to popular consensus.
The Vāseṭṭha Sutta [Majjhima Nikāya 98] is an extraordinary discourse in which the Buddha demonstrates and affirms the biological unity of the human species.
An infographic illustrating the issue of available fresh water, how much there is, and who gets it.
In 2010 Bolivia organised a People’s Summit with 35,000 participants from 140 countries. One of the outcomes of the Summit was a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth, which is reproduced here.