An Era of Conscience

Action for World Citizenship - The Great Awakening

Association of World Citizens
Rene Wadlow

Today, a great awakening is taking form in the world.  We are crossing a threshold between our past national awareness as we now move into an emerging world society.  Therefore, we pledge our energies and resources of spirit to the preservation of the human habitat and to the infinite possibilities of human betterment in our time.

As Citizens of the World, we are heartened by advances during the past century of the rule of law, of democracy, of equality between women and men, and by efforts of solidarity to overcome poverty and hunger. Now we must take together a further step.  The era into which we are moving can be called the Era of Conscience. As the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 states “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act together towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

Worldwide, there is general agreement on the nature of reason as illustrated by the Age of Enlightenment, often called the Age of Reason.(1)

There is less agreement on the nature of conscience, which we can call the Voice within Silence.  The message within Silence is brought forward consciously in a loving and compassionate way. Sometimes, we may hear the Voice within Silence as something very faint like a ripple on calm water. Conscience is an individual’s inner ear for the voice which tells him what he should do and what should be left undone, what the pattern and purpose of life should be.  When we hear a voice from the very depths, from the inmost recesses of our heart giving us a message to our mind, we accept the advice with joy and love.  We know that this advice comes from the Voice within Silence.

We have a conscience to teach us what is right and wrong not only with others but in ourselves.  We have a conscience so that we can recognize our wrong choices, our mistakes, our omissions, our inhumanities so that we will not grow accustomed to them or become insensitive. We have a conscience so that we will not let ourselves be lulled to sleep by our environment but will remain alert and sensitive to truth, justice and morality.

Thus, awake to the Voice within Silence, we move into the Era of Conscience;

(1) See The Story of Civilization, Volume VII: Will and Ariel  Durant. The Age of Reason Begins  (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961, 730 pp.).


Country Response

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Christopher
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Administrative Manager

EOI Excellence OPTO.INC.  Administrative Manager   Cheryl Huang


percipient AI  Software Engineer  Coco Matthey

To make this world a more peaceful place to live one just say “hello” smile.

Vietnam Waste Solution  -  Romulo Jimenez


Mayumba Cuban Cusine  Waiteress  Francis Turcpos

Teaching students to Respect the Environment

Palo Verde Elementary School, Palo Alto, CA  5th Grade Teacher  Jennifer Aza Allan

OMEC  Directora Ejecutiva  Dra. Artemisa Montes Sylvan

Graduate, travel, and start a new chapter in my life.

Starbucks Coffee Co  Barista  Dana Aljanaby

Conscience Word from Olat

Shoe Store  Employee  Olat Rechsteiner

Women's Federation For World Peace  Group Leader  Beryl Green

Wish the world love and peace

High School  Public Bus driver  Ma Hmaye

Make your loved ones happy and protected

Air/Ocean Shipping Service (Retired)  General Manager (Retired)  Peter Coloseus

friendliness, smile, understanding

LEJU  -  Juan Munuz

My contribution to their everyday life can change their life, hopefully for better.

-  Artistic Advisor  Adam Renč


Moro Cuban Restaurant  Owner  Sean SanVan


料理教師  川口由紀子

Student of Cal Poly English Language Institute

Cal Poly English Language Institute  Student  Susie

    Judy Lee

Forever love

Travel Agency  Tourist guide  Andru

Let people love each other!


I want peace for all the world.

Kurdish  cuting hair  Millat

Peace for all people in the world!

  Boss  Tiho

Peace for all children in the world.

  student  Mivko

To everything be Okay



women's federation for world peace japan   officer  chiyo kataoka


Zen's certified organic teas and herbs  Sale Manager  Mouse Borgoyok

Keep on Smiling,the best thing to promote peace and love.

-  -  Tarun Jaiswal

Do what you love, and you will be successful

Hotell Geiranger  Sales Manager  Katrine Standahl & Cecilie Gresslien

Awareness of an Era of Conscience

Inspiring South Asian Youth  Student  Anika Jannat Ul Ferdonash

Love everyone

HP (Hewlett-Packard Ltd.) Enterprise Security Products   Professional Security Consultant   Ray Cotten

I hope to establish good conscience that people can express good words across the world.

  ESL teacher  Sheila Lebedenko

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