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I do not primarily identify with any particular nationality, religious or ethnic group. I think of myself first as a global citizen, and try to be  knowledgeable of people, customs and culture in regions of the world beyond where I live.  In ethical decision-making considerations involving “people” and “place,” I identify all human beings with the former, and planet Earth with the latter. No one is excluded from my ethical concerns tenteveryone is inside, all are family.  (Note: global citizens seek to think / behave / vote based on protecting our planetary home and the well being of all its inhabitants.)

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a club WV Theme...

...individual <---> group

the theme is paired with: #37A   Proud Identification & Tribalism  to make Choice #36  in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure: version 2.0    version 3.0          is this theme new to version 4?--NO

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs
Worldview Watch issue #47 posted Dec 2015  Paris, France and How Big and Majestic is Your Conception of God? 

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

Cosmopolitanism Global Citizenship Global Civics
Global Justice moral universalism Global Citizens Movement
World Citizen The Global Citizen Festival Anti-Nationalism
Global Citizenship Education 

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#4 Spreading Disinformation / Tactical Deception #9A   Religious Fundamentalism  #9B  In God's Hands: Apocalypticism   #12A Polytheism, Animism, Pagan
#14A  Salvation & Moralistic God  #16A Culture of Fear   #19A  Competitive Capitalism    #22A Economic Growth  
#22B Imperialism   #25  Evil is Out There   #26A The Consumerist  #26B  More is Better Mentality / Abundance
#28A   Hedonistic Orientation   #29B Taking Charge==>Violence #34 Valuing Traditions and Status Quo #36A Cynicism
#36B  Conspiracies   #43   Seeking Wealth & Power   #44A Sanctity & Dignity of Life #45A Borrowing Mentality   
#46B Military Backers #50A Libertarian    #51B Big Business Pushes Limits #101B Mind Narrowly Focused
#103A Individual Glory #104A  Human-Centered #203A Hierarchical Rigidity   #204A Freedom From Limits

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #37B: Global Citizen

The Global Citizen -- archive of Donella Meadows Global Citizen columns
What is Global Citizenship? (from Oxfam's Cool Planet for Teachers website) 
Global Citizen Action, by Michael Edwards and John Gaventa (read excerpts of 2001 book from Google Books)
Miniature Earth--short film based on The State of the Village, by Donella Meadows
Global Citizenship: Ethical Challenges Ahead (text of speech from 2002 conference/ from World Bank) 
Global Consciousness (chapter 24 from the book Social Transformation by Jay Earley)
One World, worldwide news service
The United Nations ("We the peoples...A stronger UN for a better world")
Doctors Without Borders (“An independent, global movement providing medical aid where it’s needed most”)
The World in Action ( website)
World Citizenship -- A Global Ethic for Sustainable Development
Independent Global Citizen ("amplifying voices of Africans helping Africans pursue sustainable development and self determination")
The Declaration of a Global Ethic (from the 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions, held in Chicago)
Educating Global Citizens in a Diverse World, by James A. Banks
Global Citizen Education Framework  Schools for Future Youth   (lengthy report supported by European Commission)
The Global Teacher Project  (a UK effort) 
One World Together at Home (benefit concert sponsored by celebrating healthcare workers in coronavirus pandemic April 2020)
“Canada in 2018 is a country of global citizens” by Michael Adams (in The Globe, The Mail April 16 2018)
"Global Citizenship Rising, Poll Suggests" by Naomi Grimley  (from BBC News  April 28 2016 )

"Global Citizenship and the Role of Technology"  (2014 paper from SAS –“The Power to Know”)

"Citizens of the World" by Peter Wood (Sep 19 2011 article from The Chronicle of Higher Education)
"Make Us All Citizens of the World," by Paul deLespinasse  (January 2010 Oregon's Gazette Times article) 
The Rise of Global Civil Society, by Don Eberly (more on this 2007 book)
"A Profound Unknowing: The Challenge of Religion in the Liberal Education of World Citizens" by Natalie Gummer (in Liberal Education, Spring 2005)
Advancing Global Citizenship (speech by The Commonwealth leader)
World Citizenship, by David Burrows (of Beloit College)
The Humanity Initiative ("encouraging people to understand this planet as our common home")
Reflections on a Mote of Dust, by Carl Sagan (short commentary on the famous "Pale Blue Dot" image)
Guidelines for Raising Global Consciousness (one person's thoughts)
Migration Policy Institute
Global Gateway (dedicated to "bringing an international dimension to education")
quotes related to world citizenship

back to Theme Choices version 5.0 structure

"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.