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 collaboration between UIA and Mankind 2000, started in 1972. It is the result of an ambitious effort to collect and present information on the problems with which humanity is confronted, as well as the challenges such problems pose to concept formation, values and development strategies. Problems included are those identified in international periodicals but especially in the documents of some 60,000 international non-profit organizations, profiled in the Yearbook of International Organizations.
The Encyclopedia includes problems which such groups choose to perceive and act upon, whether or not their existence is denied by others claiming greater expertise. Indeed such claims and counter-claims figure in many of the problem descriptions in order to reflect the often paralyzing dynamics of international debate. In the light of the interdependence demonstrated among world problems in every sector, emphasis is placed on the need for approaches which are sufficiently complex to encompass the factions, conflicts and rival worldviews that undermine collective initiative towards a promising future.
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