Coping with disintegrating value systems Creating value systems Creating sociological attitudes Revamping outmoded values Reforming values Encouraging renewal of values
Focuses on societal re-education and re-motivation to give each individual the possibility of seeing his life as significant in the post-modern scientific age and totally participating in the social structures on behalf of all men.
Tactics include: teaching socio-analytic processes; balancing family socio-dynamics; revitalizing community structures; training for community life; and sustaining primal communities.
There is no such thing as a purely material crisis; the crisis in values is at the root of all issues. The present world crises, including increasing crime, drugs, the widening gulf between rich and poor, the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, the destruction of the environment, the population explosion and the impotence of governments, are examples of the worldwide erosion of philosophical and moral guidance in the conduct and interpretation of life. In addition, the intensification and diffusion of the market economy is endangering indigenous value systems, religious teachings and social wisdom. Progress in technology and science must be accompanied by a deeper understanding of human nature, morality and the natural world.
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.
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