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 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.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.