Designing and establishing celebration of the basic life experiences of every man, and the significant events of the particular man and his community, in relation to the mystery in the totality of life by dramatizing life's major transitional events, re-imaging life roles; and articulating the depth covenant of man to the whole of life. The intent is to give ultimate significance to the life of every local man.
Tactics include: revitalizing covenantal relationships, celebrating life transitions, releasing common story, redesigning ritual forms, and dramatizing life vision.
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.