At the Earth Charter + 10 Conference in the Peace Palace in The Hauge on June 29, the Soetendorp Institute launched the Feather Project, which is a collaborative effort to build intergenerational dialogue and collaboration between elders and youth, and to draw upon the wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions to address the major global challenges humanity is facing.

Watch the Feather Trailer on YouTube:




The Feather Project involves capturing on video the core messages of moral and spiritual leaders of our time, based on the question: “Based on your life experience, what lesson would you like to share with the next generation?”.

On the Feather website, these inspiring messages will be combined with the visions, dreams, and aspirations of young people and suggested steps to put this inspiration into practice. We believe that in this combination of visions, wisdom and best practiced action projects lies a key to unlocking
the immense resources of human imagination, creativity and compassion that are so much needed in our troubled times.


Young people are invited to record and upload their own “feather messages” and interview elders in their communities about their life experiences. Become our partner in this effort by helping us to spread this invitation to young people!

Please visit the website of the Feather Project to find out more, join us on Facebook and Twitter and take a look at our YouTube Channel that features all Feather videos produced so far, as well as the videos of our partner organizations.  

The Soetendorp Institute


Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values
Van Wijngaerdenstraat 21
2596 TW The Hague
The Netherlands