Providing a primal unit as a basis of responsible local engagement to broaden the context and intensify the effectiveness of each individual's decisional thrust in history.
An integral part of empowering individual engagement to broaden the context of decision-making from immediate self-interest to the long-term interest of all.
Tactics include: illuminated symbols to bring to consciousness existing symbols that give each man his identity; recontextualized covenants to enable families to actualize their responsibility for the entire earth in the midst of their concrete covenants; intentional art to create through the arts vital meaning in the covenant relationship and awaken the individual to the richness of his own heritage and that of other cultures; and families with a sense of mission intended to provide the individual with a global context through which that mission can be carried out responsibly for the community and also concretize global awareness. One example is teaching a pre-school child that he is important and part of the universe, thus exploding the individual imagery.
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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