Fredrick Douglass

200 years ago,
Fredrick Douglass was
born a slave.

Dr. Martin Luther King

50 years ago this April,
Dr. Martin Luther King was

We commit to a world where justice, peace, and love replace hatred, exploitation, and violence.

We stand in solidarity with The Beloved Community – the vision of Dr. King in which all people share in the wealth of the earth.

The Ground We Stand On

Policy alone does not create change. Attempts to create shared abundance through social change movements continue to be thwarted.

Technology alone also does not create change. As an example, the vision of the Internet was to create a space for cooperation, individual expression, and entrepreneurship.

Instead what we see today is widespread income inequality, mass incarceration and the manipulation of democracy.

Now is the time for us to combine technology and policy in order to bring about the Future – where shared wealth is a reality and peace is widespread.

The Pledge

  • I recognize the humanity of the multitudes that are oppressed, persecuted, incarcerated, and in struggle.
  • I declare that violence, poverty, racism, sexism, incarceration, surveillance, militarism, and environmental destruction cannot persist.
  • I recognize that reparations and atonement are part of a needed healing process for shared humanity.
  • I pursue a world of freedom, spirituality, and fulfillment for all.
  • I make change through nonviolence and radical love for all people and for our sacred planet.
  • I commit to the inspired change needed to create a more humanely just and coherent future.
  • I commit to becoming aware of those forces that seek to undermine the Beloved Community.
  • I will only use (and build) technology that is aligned with this pledge.
    (How do I do this?)

Take the Pledge

Love makes me fearless

Change is coming

Change is now

I am the Beloved Community

Learn more about the BCL if you want to support more humane technology.

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How does Douglass impact the world?

  • Douglass leads the next computing revolution — First, the PC Revolution. Second, the Internet Revolution. Third, the Mobile Revolution. Now, the Decentralization Revolution.
  • Douglass transforms the experience of worldwide marginalized communities from survival to thriving empowerment.
  • Douglass empowers these communities to define goals, act on them, see their vision become reality, and live in this new place.
  • Douglass creates common ground, re-envisions public policy, and reinvents deliberative democracy.
  • Douglass emphasizes inclusiveness — moving the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement forward.