Looking Forward to 2016
The theme for the Institute’s programs offered in 2016 will be Community, Health and Universality. All of the 10 Aims in the Declaration of Interdependence will offer seed ideas for the particular Forums and Seminars. Probing topics such as fearless and constructive dialogue on the frontiers of science, the therapeutics of self-transformation and the visualization of societies of the future will encourage fresh thinking on how healthy and effective communities, locally and globally, can be developed. Responses to environmental degeneration and the unhealthy living conditions it causes will be formulated by investigating “the more imaginative use of the spiritual, mental and material resources of the globe in the service of universal welfare”. The changing social structures that seem to include great displacement and violence in the contemporary world will be examined “in terms of the principle that a world culture is greater than the sum of its parts and to envision the conditions, prospects and possibilities of the world civilization of the future”. How can “the emergence of men and women of universal culture, capable of continuous growth in non-violence of mind, generosity of heart and harmony of soul help in promoting universal brotherhood and fostering fellowship among all races, nations and cultures”?
If you would like to suggest or present a topic relevant to this theme, please click here to print the 2016 Suggestion Form in one of two formats: (pdf) (Word). Please mail, email or drop off your suggestions by October 31st.