Mission & Vision

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Our Mission

The purpose of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE) is to create a just, humane, and sustainable world through education.

Our Vision

The Institute for Humane Education believes that education is the key to creating a just, humane, and sustainable world for all people, animals, and the environment. We offer programs and resources designed to train, educate, and inspire people to become humane educators and changemakers, and to live with compassion and integrity while working to solve the most pressing challenges of our time.

We achieve this by:

  • offering education and training opportunities, including five accredited graduate programs and workshops, for people all over the world
  • providing relevant resources and tools for educators, activists, and citizens
  • advancing the field of humane education and working to redefine the purpose of education

IHE believes that in order to create a just, sustainable, and humane world, humane education needs to be at the core of everyone’s education.  Humane education helps people:

  • know what is actually happening on our planet, to other people, to other species, and to the ecosystems that sustain us all
  • experience reverence, respect, and a sense of responsibility for others and for the natural world
  • think critically and creatively and to evaluate all information intelligently
  • appreciate that their lives have the capacity to make a difference through their individual choices, their work, and their citizenship
  • gain the passion and tools to successfully solve problems

If this kind of education were offered to every child, teenager, college student, and adult, we would all be able to apply our knowledge, skills, and passions toward exciting, innovative, and meaningful change.

That is the power and promise of humane education, and it is our goal at IHE to make such a vision a reality.

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Email: info@HumaneEducation.org

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