Advancing Humanity

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AlterQuest -  A global organization dedicated to the future of mankind.

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AlterQuest was inspired by a number of diverse concepts, realities and other people who are making a difference on our planet. We're showing these to you so you can decide if their ideals and accomplishments make sense.

Please note: Although we find these concepts inspirational, AlterQuest is not sponsored or affiliated to any other association.


We admit it... we got some of our inspiration from ‘Star Trek’.  

“Humanity must change and grow. We must fulfil our potential. Not taking action could cause mankind to falter and wither. We must use our intelligence. The ability to expand our minds and our horizons. We must chart the unknown possibilities of existence and be open to options we never considered.” Gene Roddenberry

Gene Roddenberry was the creator of ‘Star Trek’. He created the series, based around his perception of what life on Earth could be like in the 24th Century. He hoped by then there would be no poverty, war, inequality or greed. Man would have risen against these things and would have won. In his version of the future, men and women were equal and humanity was one race. Mankind had progressed to a point where everyone was encouraged to use their intelligence, knowledge, expertise, talents and abilities - to the best of their capacity. Every person had a sense of purpose. Each had a sense of responsibility and they realized that all men have an important, integrated role to play - regardless of color, nationality or religious belief.  Certain aliens from other planets were our friends. Humans were exploring diverse technologies and discovering new parts of the universe.

Star Trek showed that, when humans co-operated together they could achieve so much.

We don’t believe humanity has to wait till the 24th century to accomplish these things. These could be attained right now - this century, in this new millennium - if we use the right blueprint! If man is willing to make an effort, change his perspective and find a new direction, we can achieve our alternative quest much sooner.

Gene Roddenberry said, “The human race is a remarkable creature, one with great potential and I hope that Star Trek has helped to show us what we can be, if we believe in ourselves and our abilities.”

Unfortunately, Mr. Roddenberry died in 1991, without ever seeing his dream fulfilled - but you and others can still make his vision a reality if we unite to do so.

Don’t you find this truly inspirational?



The entire universe - from the smallest atom, to the cells in our bodies and the largest galaxies - all adhere to a guiding principle.  This principle states that everything has a conscious desire to improve itself and to reach the highest point of its potential.

Not only has everything in this existence been meticulously created but the laws which govern them indicate that there must be a higher intelligence with an organizational ability.

For millenniums, generations of humanity have sought to find the purpose of their existence and the direction their lives should take. Just as our societies have evolved and changed, growing to make new forms of social interaction, technological advances and scientific discovery, so our spiritual faith needs to be renewed and encouraged, ready for new insights which will help us grow into a mature race of beings which can progress and live in harmony.

The Bahà’ì Faith is the latest Guidance in this progressive connection - a connection offered by a Creator, through the Founders of the World’s Faiths, to humanity.

Throughout recorded history mankind has been given guidance. Krishna, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Christ, Muhammad and the Bàb were the instigators of new Faiths which we knew as religions.

The latest Messenger of God is Bahà’u’llàh (which means Glory, or Light, of God) who lived during the 19th century.

The Messengers all reiterated the same truth - that we should love God and love one another and mankind should be honest, truthful, kind, trustworthy and humble.

Only the social teachings of each religion were different and this is because they were meant for a particular time and place.

Now we are all part of a world society and new laws are necessary.

“O ye children of men!  The fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God and His Religion is to safeguard the interests and promote the unity of the human race and to foster the spirit of love and fellowship amongst man…” Bahá'u'lláh.  

Here are the principles of the Baha’i Faith which we believe are the next frontier in the evolution of mankind and which people of all faiths, race, and nationality can use to live together in harmony.

1. There is only one God - Who is known by different names around the world.

2. The oneness of religion –all come from God and have progressively unfolded throughout history.

3. The oneness of humanity – all people are equal in the sight of God.

4. Harmony between faith and reason. Together science and religion offer a progressive understanding of reality and a means of spiritual, moral and material progress.

5. We must eliminate all forms of prejudice.

6. Equality of men and women – with equal rights, opportunities and privileges.

7. Peaceful consultation is the best means for resolving differences.

8. Independent investigation with an open mind.

9. There should be education for all people.

10. Our planet needs one global language.

11. We must abolish the extremes of wealth and poverty.

12. Mankind needs to implement global peace.    

If everyone applied these principles the world would become a much improved place for all of us - and isn’t that what all of us want?  

“The Earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.” Baha’u’llah.

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Plan is an organization which matches people in first world countries to a sponsor family in a developing nation thereby making life better for the family and their community.

For over 25 years we (Karen and George) have supported Plan International by contributing to the welfare of foster children in areas of the world which are stuck in poverty. Teachers, doctors, builders, agriculture and other specialists are sent to various parts of the world to build and transform communities. By providing financial assistance to children, their parents and siblings also benefit. Houses, schools, jobs, clean water, food and healthcare are provided for the whole community. Wells are dug and organic foods are harvested. The locals don't just receive a handout, they're also taught how to become self-sufficient and self-reliant.  

You can also join and help another family to survive and thrive.   

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Would you like to give someone a boost in life by helping them start a small business? Kiva matches people who can afford to lend a small amount (as little as US$25.00) to a person in a developing nation, so they can start a small, local business and be empowered in their life.  Kiva is now also helping establish small, locally owned businesses in the USA.   

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Ways in which humanity can progress.

1. Examine life on this planet.

2. Search for progressive, spiritual ways to exist.

3. Realize that there are better methods for living.

4. Put these new, beneficial procedures into use.

5. Change the evolution of mankind forever!     

One People
One Planet