Dr. Glen T. Martin’s site
Dr. Glen T. Martin: visionary, futurist, political critic and activist, and tireless advocate for Earth Federation under the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.
Glen T. Martin, after an undergraduate major in Philosophy at SUNY Buffalo, received his M.A. in Philosophy from Hunter College of City University of New York (CUNY) and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Graduate Center of CUNY. For many years Martin has been Professor of Philosophy at Radford University in Virginia, USA. He is the founder and Chair Emeritus of the Program in Peace Studies at Radford University. He is President of International Philosophers for Peace (IPPNO), President of the World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA), and Executive Director of the Earth Constitution Institute (ECI), the last two are worldwide organizations promoting the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.
Martin has traveled worldwide and lectured in over 40 countries on behalf of the Earth Constitution and the philosophical foundations of emerging world law, as well as on behalf of WCPA projects such as sessions of the Provisional World Parliament and the development of a World Court System. Born on 21 January 1944, he was in college during the late 1960s when the U.S. government was drafting young people into its imperial military machine. Martin declared himself a conscientious objector and refused to participate in any organization dedicated to war, which he considers to be just another form of murder. Martin has long been a critic and resister of the dominant world system of capitalism integrated within a political organization of militarized sovereign nation-states.
His work is about paradigm-shift, transformation, metanoia. In his books and articles, he has elaborated an alternative world federalist vision of a planet characterized by peace with justice and sustainability under the Constitution for the Federation of Earth. As a philosopher, he has also articulated the philosophical foundations of democratic world law. He is a widely recognized advocate of conscious evolution and human spiritual growth. He has received several international peace awards, including the GUSI Peace Prize International in Manila, Philippines, 2013.
He has published hundreds of articles in popular as well as professional venues on the topics of freedom, peace, justice, human rights, paradigm-shift, spiritual growth, and ecological sustainability. Martin is author or editor of eleven books, including his well-known book, Millennium Dawn: the Philosophy of Planetary Crisis and Human Liberation (2005) and his latest book, Global Democracy and Human Self-Transcendence: The Power of the Future for Planetary Transformation (2018). His forthcoming book with Oracle Press is called The Earth Constitution Solution: Design for a Living Planet. This latter articulates the necessary conditions for human survival and flourishing in the face of on-going climate collapse. The central Earth Constitution Institute /WCPA website is www.earthconstitution.world. See also www.wcpa.global. Martin’s personal website and blog can be found at www.oneworldrenaissance.com.
Welcome to my website
There is a great deal of material on this site, much of it connected with my work with various organizations working for world peace with justice and sustainability. Please browse this material at your leisure. We live at a crucial time in human history in which the fate of the planet and humanity hang in the balance depending on what we do in the present.
My life has been dedicated to developing and expounding a liberating existential and spiritual paradigm, to show the options humanity needs to be taking if we want a peaceful, just, free, and sustainable future for our selves and our children. This home page contains a number of photos from things I have done over the years and very little text. Other pages contain information about the organizations I work with and many other subjects.
The “Glen’s Blog” page contains my articles of the last two years. Many of my earlier articles going back many years also appear on this website within the “About the Author” tab. If you like any of these articles, please feel free to forward or reprint them, please give credit, and please let me know about your doing this. Who am I? Like all of us there is a sense in which I have no idea. Or, to put it differently, I am a manifestation of the whole, just as we all are. We all participate in what is universal: the unity in diversity of the Whole.
Each of us is real through what is universal, what is Infinite, what is everywhere and nowhere. The universe is like a net, and each of us like the knots in the net. The knots do not exist without the threads that connect them to other knots and the whole. And the whole does not exit without the knots. This means that part and whole are in relationship--mutually constitutive and interacting. God, Cosmos, Consciousness, and the entire Human Project come together to actualize the being that I am (and that you also are). I do not exist apart from that dynamic, evolutionary union.
Nevertheless, much of my time is spent in reading and writing philosophy, and in travelling and acting to promote world unity in diversity. I want to help lay the philosophical foundations for democratic world law and the corollary conditions for genuine human liberation. That is the goal of my books and articles. Unless we realize that all human beings are brothers and sisters, and that all living things on Earth are our cousins, we will not have a future on this beautiful planet. Communicating this vision the primary mission and goal of my life. I want to thank all those people who support and have supported me in this endeavor, first and foremost among them is my wonderful wife, Phyllis Ann Turk.
As I said above, on this homepage there is very little text, just photos taken here and there over the years as I have pursued the goals mentioned above. Many of my articles, my poetry, more photos, and material about the organizations with which I am involved appears on the other pages. Be well, and be blessed as a child of this astonishing Cosmos. Thanks for visiting my site,
Glen T. Martin
Photos (in somewhat chronological order)
Many years ago in Costa Rica with Dr. Robert Muller , UN Assistant Secretary General for 18 years and a founder of the UN University for Peace located in Costa Rica.
In Nicaragua, mid-1990s, navigating the rapids on the Rio Bocay as part of the New River Bocay Project that worked with the indigenous Indians who lived along the Rio Bocay and Rio Coco in northern Nicaragua
At a dance in Cuba sponsored by the Radical Philosophy Association of the USA, whose annual conferences in Havana and other Cuban cities I attended every year from 1997 to 2002. My papers presented at these conferences can be found in Spanish and English under “Older Articles” under the “About the Author” tab.
In Cuba, 2000, expressing solidarity with the Cuban revolution though bourgeois endeavors at manual labor.
With a Cuban child and wearing my U. of Havana shirt
In south Bangladesh talking about environmental protection under the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, 2004
At the Eighth Session of the Provisional World Parliament, Lucknow, India, 2004, the venue was sponsored by the City Montessori School of Lucknow headed by Dr. Jagdish Gandhi and held under the authority of Article 19 of the Earth Constitution.
In Japan, meeting with the spiritual leader of the Oomoto Religion and one of the movements in support of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, 2005
In Kara, Togo, West Africa, giving seminars to interested audiences and WCPA members there, here wearing the traditional dress that I purchased in the market in Kara.
In Sri Lanka, 2005, on an expedition to assess the damage from the terrible tsunami that had just hit their coastline. Next to me is Dr. Terence P. Amerasinghe, then President of WCPA, sponsored by the Universal Love and Brotherhood Association and the Oomoto religion of Japan.
In Alaska, with my wife and daughter, back when Phyllis and I still had brown hair
On top of a mountain in Costa Rica with one of my study abroad groups from Radford University.
At the 9th Session of the Provisional World Parliament in Tripoli, Libya, 2006. In the foreground wearing white is a children’s delegation to the Parliament requesting assistance to procure mosquito netting.
Speaking in Tripoli on behalf of world peace at the 20th Anniversary International Conference commemorating the US bombing of Libya in 1986.
Meeting the Leader of Libya, Muhamar Gadaffi, 2005. He is holding the autographed copy of my book Millennium Dawn and I am holding a copy of his “Green Book.”
Visiting a rural very poor village in northern India, on behalf of my on-going education about global poverty and its issues.
In Brussels, talking with leaders of the European Union about the Earth Constitution
At a peace rally, after a World Peace Congress. We had a peace march through the streets of Kolkata, 2005 that culminated in these speeches about world peace.
In Kara, Togo, West Africa during the 10th session of the Provisional World Parliament (left) and after a WCPA seminar the following year. Participants holding up the WCPA membership certificates (2008).
Peace March through the streets of Kolkata, 5 years later, in 2010
At a World Peace Symposium in Lucknow, India, 2012 after participating in the International Conference of Chief Justices of the World sponsored by Dr. Jagdish Gandhi and the City Montessori School of Lucknow.
Speaking to a plenary session of an International Conference of Chief Justices of the World in Lucknow, India, 2014
Walking through one of the many “railroad slums” in Kolkata, India, as part of my continuing self-education on global poverty and its issues.
In Malaysia, having dinner with the Ambassador from Yemen (at head of table next to Madame Saraswathy Devi, prominent Lawyer in Kuala Lumpur), 2013. As everywhere I go, I gave him a copy of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.
With Celina Garcia in Costa Rica speaking with an international peace group about democratic world law, 2014
In Istanbul after speaking with students and faculty at Istanbul Law School about the Earth Constitution.
As guest speaker at Aligarh Muslim University not far from Delhi, India, 2015. It was here that I met Swami Agnivesh who was also an invited speaker. He wanted to learn about the Earth Constitution and we soon became good friends. After that, when Phyllis and I would come to New Delhi, we would stay with him in his apartment in the city.
In front of the famous bookstore in San Francisco founded by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 2016. As a teenager, I loved to read Ferlinghetti and the other Beat Poets.
Phyllis Turk (my wife), when we were again in Zagreb, Croatia, doing WCPA work with Marija Pavkov and Slavko Kulik, prominent citizens of Croatia.
I took this of Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, speaking at the giant conference for a World Without Borders in Cochabamba, Bolivia, 2018. At the conference, I presented about the Earth Federation Movement.
At the world conference in Cochabamba, Bolivia. On the right are WCPA members Mario and Leopoldo Cook from Venezuela
With our Spanish teacher Jhanet (right) and the administrator of our Spanish School in Sucre, Bolivia, 2018. Phyllis and I studied Spanish with her for a month.
In Chennai, India, with High Court Justice Vallinayagam (who has long supported the Earth Constitution) and several WCPA members. Behind me is Prof. Ananthanarayanan, President of WCPA, Chennai
Attending the GUSI Peace Ceremonies in the Philippines as guest speaker, 2018. On the right is Ambassador Gusi. I am presenting him with a copy of my then latest book called Global Democracy and Human Self-Transcendence.
With Swami Agnivesh near his countryside Ashram south of Delhi, 2019
Below, at the grand World Peace Thinkers and Writers Peace Meet, Kolkata, India, December 2019
Below, speaking at Law Colleges in Nagpur, India, 2019:
Below: the founding ceremonies for the Sri Rampur India Chapter of WCPA, 2019. At the podium is our Global Communications Coordinator, Sri Narasimha Murthy:
In Venice, January 2020. We left there by luck just days before the pandemic hit Italy and everything began to be shut down.
In Caracas, Venezuela, 2016, just following an in-person speech by President Maduro. We are there in solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution, a solidarity that continues to this day. We have many WCPA members in Venezuela, including our Vice-President for Latin America, Leopoldo Cook Antonorsi.