The Earth Stories Collection offers a most valuable contribution which demonstrates that shared human values, as those articulated in the Earth Charter, are embed in our traditional cultures. This unique research gives visibility to the role traditional stories can play as an instrument of social transformation towards a planetary citizenship. I commend Grian Cutanda for his humongous work in putting this together and in connecting traditional stories from cultures from around the world to each Earth Charter Principle. I trust this will enrich our collective efforts to develop new narratives regarding what it means to be humans and how our relationship to one another and the large living world ought to be.