There is only one human race. We are citizens of one world.
What does it mean to be a global citizen? A member of one human family?
Here On Earth was conceived to galvanize our international world community. We search out the gems of the world –
international movements, world citizens, cross-cultural conversions, democracy-building initiatives, and the best world literature, movies, arts, food,
and culture. We explore these things during five international conversations every week. And you're invited.
"The bond of our common humanity is stronger than the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices."
On Here On Earth, we hope to decrease xenophobia and cultural parochialism by replacing fear of the other with fascination for the other.
Help us become global citizens! Together, we can break out of cultural parochialism, and give ourselves true national security the kind that results from mutual trust and good relationships. Together, we'll bridge the great divides religious, political, national, cultural and we'll match the world's recent progress in travel and communication with equal understanding and mutual respect.
The flip side of globalization's homogenizing influence is the discovery of the unique cultural features that distinguish one people from another. That's what Here On Earth is all about from democracy building in Afghanistan to the pursuit of happiness by Buddhist monks to the International Slow Food Movement to South Asian rock bands.
Come celebrate what's right about the world.
-- Jimmy Carter, in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, December 10, 2002.