Why we have to
"Get" it and Get It Now!
Full Circle Living is a way of living with greater awareness that our well-being is connected to the well-being of all. It can be succinctly thought of as a conscientious effort to consider everyone our neighbor, and include everyone in the circle of those we care about.
Because we aim to widen our circle to include our community, our country, and the world, we call this becoming part of a Universal Neighborhood.
Opportunity and resource disparities are amplified for women and girls. We believe that bringing “feminine” influence into equal balance with the “masculine” is the best way to accelerate addressing these disparities. Significant gender imbalance in making critical decisions that affect society exists today.
For there to be any hope for this Universal Neighborhood, we collectively need to ensure women have an equal footing with men and we need to fully unleash the economic and leadership power of women.
Our overarching interest is in “leveling the playing field,” i.e., narrowing the gap between those who have abundant opportunities and resources and those who lack comparable opportunities and resources. These disparities are evidenced in poverty, disease, lack of education, economic discrimination, hazardous environments and absence of basic human rights. We recognize these are interconnected and also massive, entrenched conditions not readily addressed, much less resolved. Nevertheless, it is our human purpose to try.