Forging a single-minded community around the diversity of existing groups. The effect is to ground individuals in the community and the community in the world.
An integral part of expressing universal images, to build an authentic new image of humanness involving elders' wisdom, adults' power and youths' vision.
Tactics include: to stimulate family commitment to of involvement through art forms; to celebrate the unique perspective of each of life's phases through creation of art forms in order that a common pool of wisdom is available; purposeful celebrations to enable all people to participate in the rehearsal of all men's corporate story by holding up symbols of the common past and of man's interrelatedness; grassroots involvement to expand the local man's abilities and potential in order to increase his capacity to participate in the community; and public assemblies to ritualize the communality of a self-conscious body of people through visual and verbal symbols. An example is individuals in a community maintaining historic sites which ground the community in its own history and give basis for its distinctiveness in surrounding communities.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.