Uncovering universal relatedness Communicating universal story
Making every individual aware in the depths of his being his relatedness to every other individual. The effect is to unify the human community through common images of relatedness.
An integral part of re-empowering sacred objects to provide appropriate corporate symbols of contingency and relatedness.
Tactics include: community origin to study the relationships in the common past which place people in the larger web of human history; structured travel to provide a comprehensive, cosmopolitan experience to impress upon individuals their brotherhood with global peoples alien to them; demonstrated possibility to act out in concrete ways culturally comprehensive activities as signs of the viable global indicative; art expression to exhibit the universality of the message of art as that which reveals depth reality; inter-ethnic fabric to bridge the commonality of human experience. An example is the sense of relatedness that exchange students experience on having lived as a member of a family in another country.
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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