A Constitution is a set of fundamental
principles by which we agree to be governed. When presented with two
courses of action, a Constitution allows us to choose the path that best
fits our identity. It allows us to know what to do, even when we
encounter completely new situations.
First Article: As much as
possible, minimize real and potential suffering. As much as possible,
maximize real and potential happiness.
This is our fundamental outlook on the world. All activity can be measured against this ethical framework.
Second Article: Sustainability.
CSC is the ten thousand year church. We have no apocalypse to save us.
We're on this planet for the long-haul, and we should plan for that from
the beginning. If we are undertaking a course of action that we cannot
sustain for the next ten thousand years, it's the wrong course of
Third Article: Build a durable local culture.
should help create a culture that is inclusive, just, ethical, and
wonderful. Humans need community, and the CSC aims to provide that
community. The CSC wants to be the local church, the place people go to
celebrate or mourn, for safety and support, to ease their cares and
Fourth Article: Build a durable global culture.
it or not, we are all in this together. With the advent of nuclear
power, the Earth suddenly became very interconnected. We can no longer
afford to believe bronze-age myths about the end of the world when we
now have the power to bring that end about. Therefore, the final article
is that we must work towards making this world into a global culture of
people who look at themselves firstly as humans, then as earthlings,
and only then a sense of belonging to any other group.