Extinction Rebellion has a set of guiding principles at its heart. It is essential that anyone acting on behalf of Extinction Rebellion does so in line with these principles and values.
we have a shared vision of change
Creating a world that is fit for generations to come
we set our mission on what is necessary
Mobilising 3.5% of population to achieve system change - using ideas such as "Momentum-driven organising" to achieve this
We need a regenerative culture
Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.
we openly challenge ourselves and this toxic system
Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.
We value reflecting and learning
Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences.
we welcome everyone and every part of everyone
Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.
We actively mitigate for power
Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.
we avoid blaming and shaming
We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
We are a non-violent network
Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.
Non-Violent Direct Action ( NVDA) is central to XR, we encourage everyone to attend a training session. Civil Disobedience is not only facing arrest, there are many other aspects, like support and media, that are needed. NVDA training helps you understand how we do creative and joyful direct action safely, confidently, and calmly.
we are based on autonomy and decentralisation
We collectively create the structures we need to challenge power. Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion.
For more information on the guiding principles of Extinction Rebellion you can visit rebellion.earth/the-truth/about-us/. You can also attend a welcome session at one of our meetings where you can explore what these guiding principles mean in more depth. Find the dates for upcoming Bath meetings in our calendar here.