Fundamental Beliefs

This framework contains certain elements that are immutable as we see them as universal truths. But even in these cases, the understanding of what such principles mean evolves through planning, action, and reflection.

  • The oneness of mankind. There is only one human race. Prejudice—whether based on race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or social background—must be overcome if humanity is to create a peaceful and just global society.
  • Women and men are equal. Men and women are as the wings of a bird. Unless both wings are equally developed, the bird will not be able to fly. Similarly, if the world of women is not equal to the world of men, true human progress and the transformation of society will be unattainable. The education of girls is particularly important because, although both parents have responsibilities for the rearing of children, it is through educated mothers that the benefits of knowledge can be most effectively diffused throughout society.
  • All human beings are created noble. All people are created noble, regardless of their social and economic status, religion, race, ethnicity, or gender, and should be treated with dignity and respect
  • One Planet is centered on the notion of service. The founders created One Planet out of a desire to serve. We believe that creating a desire in children to serve others, combined with excellence in academic achievement, is a formula for a better future for the planet.

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