In 1974 a new movement was founded in
Norway under the name 'Future in our hands - a people's movement for
a new lifestyle and a just distribution of the world's resources'.
It was a movement in search of a new lifestyle and a more humane society
based on solidarity with the world's poor, on ecological balance and
a reassessment of personal values.
The inaugural meeting in 1974 was attended
by over 2,000 people.
The book 'Future in our hands'
In 1972 a book written by Erik
Dammann, 'The future in our hands', was published (an English version
was published in 1979). The book had a fervent ethical appeal and
soon attracted enormous attention in Norway where it brought into
focus the First World's exploitation of the Third World.