Centerpoint Now is a publication of the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (WCPUN). The new issue, entitled ‘Are We There Yet?’, is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the United Nations with articles on older and new challenges for global governance (the last obviously including the virus pandemic).… Read more > >
We contributed a chapter to the book “Bio#Futures – Foreseeing and Exploring the Bioeconomy” published by Springer. While other contributions explore sustainable development methodologies and practical applications, we were invited to provide an ethical-philosophical framework applicable to the bioeconomy.
– building ethical competence for human health –
This text is a contribution for the next issue of the magazine Centerpoint Now published by the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (issue to be published later this year)
Health is the basic human capacity that makes everything else in life possible.… Read more > >
We joined the Network of the Paris Committee on Capacity Building, a voluntary association of interested stakeholders engaged in climate-related capacity-building, an essential condition for current and future climate change resilience, as specified in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.… Read more > >
The outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2-virus has now lead to a global pandemic, followed by a worldwide mobilization to control the spread of the virus and courageous attempts to care for the vulnerable and the already affected. Of course, the current crisis needs a prompt practical and globally coordinated reaction, but let us use this case to also go into some deeper thinking about the world we live in and in which the current crisis became possible.… Read more > >
We participated in the first UNESCO Global Futures Literacy Design Forum in Paris on Monday 16 December 2019.
The Forum brought the general public together with leading Futures Literacy practitioners, designers, facilitators, teachers and researchers. It had two primary objectives. One is to prepare the ground for a UNESCO Ministerial Summit on Futures Literacy in late 2020 by showcasing and refining a range of already proven techniques for integrating Futures Literacy into government activities.… Read more > >
The New Humanism project in Barcelona, cracking ideas about contemporary intimacies.
Our modern methods and overcodes of social and political life may be seen as signs of social, political and even moral progress, given that they are the results of historical emancipatory struggles away from the often brutal oppressions by the pre-modern elites of emperors and priests, but in essence they are not designed to cope with the complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity of that life.… Read more > >
(education for a) Cosmopolitanism beyond Comfort Zones
Friday 27 September 2019
Sukyo center, 124 E 31st St, New York, 9am-5pm
An initiative of the New Humanism Project team, hosted at the Sukyo Center New York and with support of UNITY EARTH, The Interspiritual Network, the National Ethical Service, the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations and the Forum 21 Institute.… Read more > >