Institute of World Culture

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
London City Hall

Seminar:
CURVATURES OF FORM AND SPACE
November 8, 2014
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Seminar:
THE FOURTH PARADIGM: CYBERSCIENCE AND CYBERSPACE
November 22, 2014

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LOOKING FORWARD:
SEMINAR: MENTAL HEALTHIN A TURBULENT WORLD
December 6, 2014

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IWC DISCUSSION CIRCLE
TUESDAY EVENINGS
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM FOR 2015

The programs of the Institute of World Culture in 2015 will focus on the theme Exploring the Rich and Relevant Values of World Culture. Mentioning world culture invites puzzlement as well as inspiration.  Is there a world culture? How did it emerge?  How do we describe it? What ideals and values does world culture promote? Can a greater understanding of world culture help solve some of the problems burdening humanity? All ten aims in The Declaration of Interdependence may be used to find cogent responses to these and other questions. The possibilities for greater justice and less violence in a world that shares some cultural values while sustaining diversity are among the topics that could be discussed. Topics on all sources of human culture -- artistic, literary, philosophical, scientific, sociological, economic, environmental and political –   are welcome.

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MOST RECENT VIDEO OF PAST PRESENTATIONS
James Tepfer on Intentional Communities

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THEMES FOR THE YEAR:
2014 – FOSTERING FREEDOM AND FELLOWSHIP
IN A CHANGING WORLD

2015 – EXPLORING THE RICH AND RELEVANT VALUES OF WORLD CULTURE
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QUOTE FOR THE MONTH
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.
—Albert Einstein