On 19 June 2022, a peace event will accompany the 1st UN Conference of the Partner States of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Vienna. This event is organised by the International Peace Bureau (IPB), the Aktionsbündnis für Frieden, aktive Neutralität und Gewaltfreiheit (AbFaNG), and the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom Austria (WILPF).
You can register for participation or follow a live stream.
The Institute for a Global Sustainable Information Society will take part in the exhibition and promote the film “Heimatland Erde” produced together with the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution Schlaining (see the project here). This film is an animated documentary, based on French philosopher Edgar Morin‘s concept of Homeland Earth, to be shown at schools as well as beyond [see the picture above]. Finalised in 2021, its idea is more urgent than ever. Currently, we are facing a hot war in Ukraine having grown out of a second cold war, including ideological and economic warfare, that might get out of control and escalate into an all-out war with nuclear weapons. However, humanity has achieved a state of interdependence that turns humanity into a fragile community of destiny. An appropiate conduct of any actor in international relations is thus imperative to avoid exterminism. In an atomic age the logic of war must be replaced by assuming the responsibility to protect all of humanity from annihilation impositions. Humanity must finally come of age and accept to co-operatively take care of Homeland Earth.