Our Mission Statement
The Ngara Institute is a not-for- profit activist think tank which puts people, communities and the planet before increasingly predatory capitalism. We offer an intellectual and engaging space to critically reflect on how we can achieve a more just, peaceful and sustainable world based on the common good rather than private interest.
The Purpose of the institute is to:
Provide a counter narrative to the views and opinions of Australian neoliberal think tanks;
Foster critical thinking about local, national, and international issues such as peace, globalisation, diminishing democracy, climate change, financial greed and growing inequality;
Work alongside other peace and justice organisations for a more equitable, non-violent and compassionate future based on social justice and human rights and pursuit of the common good;
Assert and support values and practices that enhance the life of all species and ecosystems;
Learn and apply indigenous world views to all areas of life;
Articulate and encourage post-carbon- growth scenarios;
Revitalise local-democratic civic cultures, neighbourliness and cooperative systems of production;
Inspire and promote viable and workable solutions to the complex challenges we all face.