Institute of World Culture

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

THEME FOR 2015
EXPLORING THE RICH AND RELEVANT VALUES
OF WORLD CULTURE

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FORUM FILM AND DISCUSSION: JANUARY 31, 2015
FORGIVENESS: A PATH TO PEACE
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The theme for 2015 is Exploring the Rich and Relevant Values of World Culture. We look forward to your participation in the variety of programs being scheduled to explore this theme. At our first seminar January 17th, an introduction to concepts and topics illustrating world culture will be offered. Topics on all sources of human culture – artistic, literary, philosophical, scientific, sociological, economic, environmental and political will be explored. A review of the ten aims expressed in our Declaration of Interdependence could offer insights into the constitutive values of an emerging world culture. In this time of disturbance and great suffering throughout the world, the Institute can be a calm center of humanitarian thought and constructive vision. The proposition that ideas can change the world is more evident than cursory news may indicate.


 

IWC DISCUSSION CIRCLE
Readings available for January 27 and February 3, 2015

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MOST RECENT VIDEO OF PAST PRESENTATIONS
James Tepfer on Intentional Communities

Maurice Bisheff on the Guaranteed Annual Income
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MOST RECENT SEMINAR PAPERS
James Tepfer On Becoming a Cultured Person
Robert Moore on World Culture: Simone Weil on The Need for Roots

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QUOTE FOR THE YEAR

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