Allowing people to become aware of the various communities to which he or her is related. The effect is to enable him or her to maintain responsible relationships with the different arenas of his life.
An integral part of illuminating life experiences to free the individual to embrace his deepest experiences in a responsible relationship to life.
Tactics include: geo-social grids to allow man to experience his spatial relationships; comprehensive problemat to allow man to perceive and plan for meeting some of the revealed needs of humanity; non-personal environment to hold up the relationships which man has other than with persons in his environment; covenantal relationships to allow man to become self-conscious about his covenantal relationships; and personal heritage to allow man to take a relationship to his own personal background. An example is working with others in his community to plan comprehensively for the use of the public lands of the community.
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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