Of the many and varied examples of organisations, professionals and engaged citizens across the world that call for greater sharing in our societies, here's one example from the NGO world: Christian Aid's new strategy for 2012 that puts sharing at the centre of its work and campaigning priorities.
The age-old concept of sharing is increasingly being discussed in relation to political and economic issues, even though a public discussion on the importance of global sharing is still in its early days. But there are many signs that this is beginning to change - and there are lots of reasons why we should all get involved in the emerging debate.
The sharing economy is becoming more popular than ever before with its emphasis on accessing and sharing resources rather than owning them. And now there are signs that the concept is being gradually broadened to include more political,
environmental and global justice issues, as highlighted by a number of articles and events in recent weeks.
Is it possible to change the world through sharing? This was the theme of a recent event held at the House of Commons in Westminster, London, which resulted in a lively discussion with a diverse range of participants about some of the policy implications of the emerging sharing economy.
There can be no talk of peace in the Middle East so long as Israel is given political immunity, financial assistance
and diplomatic support by other Western states. It is high time that the international community assumed responsibility
for securing justice for the Palestinian people.
support for the sharing economy has the potential to change the way we
understand and address the many challenges we face. But it is at the national
and global level that sharing can have a truly transformative impact in
relation to poverty, sustainability and world peace.
Bravo to the magazine 'In These Times' for proudly hailing the importance of the welfare state in America. It is essential that more progressives follow their example in advocating sharing on a nationwide level - which
is exactly what the universal provision of social welfare is all about.
What should we make of President Obama's election victory this week? Only one thing is for sure: the intense focus on
the bombast of politicians is somewhat misplaced, and we still await the public to rise up in a concerted call for sharing and justice.
Today, it seems that the idea of sharing is being discussed in almost any context except the political economy. This may be understandable, but if we're serious about ending poverty and healing the environment perhaps it's about time that we all start talking about global sharing.
A new report by Share The World’s
Resources demonstrates how governments could mobilise over $2.8 trillion every
year to bolster the ‘global sharing economy’ and prevent life-threatening
deprivation, reverse austerity measures and mitigate the human impacts of