The Global Peace Centre aims to create a new human agenda for survival by looking at the basic causes behind the global crisis and identifying the problems - not just the symptoms - and then finding the solutions. The emphasis will be innovation, viewing entrenched problems from a new perspective and deriving practical answers rather than just talking.
WE HAVE TO RE-EVALUATE OURSELVES AS THE PRIME CAUSE OF THE PROBLEMS WE ARE FACING, AND REDISCOVER THE PROFOUND VALUE INHERENT IN EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BEING.
Education, knowledge and wisdom are very powerful tools for the survival of humankind. The more thought we put into our survival, the more solutions we will get. An open dialogue is the key to our success because it addresses differences, difficulties and barriers, and creates co-operation.
Although the media tend to sensationalise destruction, exploitation, greed and sexuality, there is a way in which the media can, in fact, exalt ecological culture, peace and the values associated with this.
Global Peace Centre also aims to re-appraise what it means to be a human being, and seeks to create a new paradigm for survival. We require a major change in human consciousness if we are to survive.
A substantially new manner of thinking is required integrating all sciences and creating a holistic approach which takes into account the inextricable relationship between life and all phenomena.
THE SUGGESTED PROCESS INVOLVES:
The creation of a planetary peace and ecological culture, i.e. a sustainable civilisation.
Evolution of consumption and macro economy as a result of changes in consciousness, value system , need structure, education reform and human development.
Human development as a prerequisite to the development of true civilisation
An understanding of the power of the human potential, including the power of the mind to devise appropriate technologies.
Economic empowerment of the developing world by the rich countries by mobilising human development.
The use of innovative forms of education which recapture the essence and heart of education.
The integration of scientific disciplines and scientific knowledge with consciousness
The communication technology and the media.
ARTISTIC, CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE VISION AND NEW WAYS OF THINKING ARE THE BASIS OF ACTION AND ACTIONING THROUGH INTEGRATED APPROACHES.
THE GENESIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
AN EXPRESSION OF CONNECTED HUMANITY
Now is the time that millions of people need to awaken to their sense of truth, freedom, co-operation and connectedness with all of life.
What is needed, we believe, is a new science that can integrate the mind and its abilities with the whole phenomenon of human productiveness, technology and the environment. This means that we have integration instead of fragmentation into the various subjects that are taught in universities, which are differentiated and separated into various disciplines. This means that we produce graduates versed in the whole phenomenon of life.
This is possible because science already has come to a new level of understanding of the new paradigm. This paradigm should become the basis for new education systems, new information policies, and a means to building relationships between people, nations, social groups etc.
Education, in this sense, is giving to people throughout the planet an understanding of what they have in common despite their races, religions, ideologies, cultures, traditions, beliefs and spiritualities - enabling them to realise their backgrounds, their origins and potential and individual destinies within the common ground of human life and existence.
Openness is a prerequisite of education. It is also the prerequisite of communication.
New forms of communication are needed, involving the media, which will help to educate people by enabling them to realise the depth and power of the human spirit and the ability of people to heal themselves and to create peace.