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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. Metaphorically, I sail through the universe with Earth as “my blue boat home!” 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.)

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

seeks to globally apply  universality principle / moral universalism

promotes Global Civics

Global Justice concerns, rejects "no global ethical standards exist" 

prefers Cosmopolitanism approach to global justice

summary Wikipedia article: Global Citizenship

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 3331

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 27

Related Words, Beliefs, Background -- 45 entries                  Songs!                Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book

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

Global Citizens Movement (from online encyclopedia)
World Citizen (from online encyclopedia)
The Global Citizen Festival (from online encyclopedia)
Anti-Nationalism (from online encyclopedia)
Worldview Watch issue #47 posted Dec 2015  Paris, France and How Big and Majestic is Your Conception of God? 
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")
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
“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

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"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.