The Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values gladly presents the revised version of the interreligious statement "Towards Rio + 20 and Beyond - A Turning Point in Earth History". We thank everyone who participated in the international consultation and sent in some suggestions.

During the "Wings for Rio + 20" Leadership Forum that the Soetendorp Institute co-hosted in The Hague on May 22 and 23, a one-page summary of the statement was created and endorsed by the particpating spiritual leaders, including Dadi Janki, the spiritual head of the Brahma Kumaris,  Rvrd. Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town, Imam Ilyasi, Chief Imam of India as well as the Maori Elder Pauline Tangiora. One day after the forum, His Holiness, the XIVth Dalai Lama honoured the statement with his endorsement.

Please join these esteemed leaders in calling on the world's governments to seize the historic opportunity provided by the Rio + 20 Conference to bring the world on a sustainable course by signing the statement here.

We will take the statement with us to Rio to present it as a strong and unified message of the world's religious and spiritual traditions to the Rio + 20 summit. The statement is also being used as a background document to inform the process of drafting a Rio + 20 Peoples Treaty on Ethics and Spirituality for Sustainable Development. More information will soon be revealed at

Please find the one page summary statement here.

The longer, carrying document can be found here.

The Soetendorp Institute


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