Awakening the individual to the meaning of his life in relationship to the world around him. The effect is his participation in social structures and his assignment to those structures from the executive pole of the political process.
An integral part of formulating images for articulation of meaningful human relationships, to enable the individual to come out of isolation and respond to life's situations in a detached, yet comprehensively engaged, manner.
Tactics include: developing conscious community by making the individual aware of his significance; accomplishing the development of self-conscious community by stating the calling of a group or an individual within a group; revitalized rituals to bring to consciousness the meaning of daily activities, thus enabling the creative fulfilment of these tasks; growth techniques to develop pilot projects carried out by the local community which, as foundational developments, enable local self-expression and self-consciousness within the context of the world; preserved uniqueness to accomplish the development of self-conscious community by enabling an individual to say 'yes' to his heritage so that he can articulate his world view in the light of a reaffirmed past and present.
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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