Envision The Intellectual life of humanity as devising creative pathways to support its journey from adolescence through to maturity, a process we define as 'community build'.
WE MUST QUESTION THE KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS THAT HAVE GIVEN RISE TO SHAPE THE PRESENT ORDER. REVEAL THEIR DEFECTIVE ELEMENTS AND DEFINE THE CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURES AND LOGICAL ORGINAZATION TO REPLACE THEM. THUS PROVIDING THE BASIS FOR FUTURE SOCIETIES TO OPERATE WITHIN A GLOBAL FRAMEWORK WITH THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES NEEDED FOR ITS CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE.
Oneness of Humanity
An Evolving Conceptual
Framework Of Order
To a visionary few, humanity has reached a critical point in its evolutionary history where it now must seek to gain the knowledge, creativity, wisdom, courage and commitment needed to transcend age-old colonial misguidance and hypocrisy, from which a new order takes shape to advance the human condition.
'Current conceptions of what is natural and appropriate in relationships, whether among human beings themselves, between human beings and nature, between the individual and society, and between the members of society and its institutions, reflect levels of understanding arrived at by humanity during earlier and less mature stages in its development. If humanity is indeed of an advanced age, if the inhabitants of the planet make up the oneness of humankind, if justice is to be the ruling principle of social organization, then existing conceptions that were born out of ignorance of these emerging realities must change.'
Our purpose is to stimulate humanity’s inherent but underutilized talents to spearhead change. We seek to inspire an unrelenting effort to galvanize humanity’s collective energies and create sustaining pathways to offset impediments marginalizing its ability to achieve a progressive and prosperous future, a future based on its oneness as a species.
It’s a foregone conclusion that humanity is an endowed species. The goal is to organize from across humanity’s vast and diverse spectrums ever expanding cadres of dedicated, service-minded individuals committed to use their talents and creative abilities to advance the human condition, thus engaged, to protect the planet’s natural resources.
The human lifestyle must become proactive, to organize groups and create networks that specialize in fostering quality relationships that bring unity and understanding both within and across boundaries and divides, those real and imagined, as a strengthening framework of order.
A conceptual framework of order provides the right conditions to create foundations for a future society. Specialized fields of study are complimentary rather than oppositional, not isolated entities but unified systems ripe for exploration.
The framework provides an inclusive grass-root multifaceted approach to human diversity based on the principle of the oneness with justice as primary. It is descriptive in processes and procedures that envelop the state of mind and new knowledge gained, which underlies humanity’s progressive stages to realize its maturity.
New knowledge brings to fore the magnitude and level of difficulty humanity must face with intellectual rigour, commitment, and moral courage to bring about evolutionary change. To adapt methodologies effective in revealing new knowledge and to determine its potential to achieve sustainable results when placed for testing in real-world situations. This process will provide insight into what is required to advance civilization itself.
We encourage aspirants for global human development to use their scientific, philosophical, and intellectual rigour to evaluate systems of knowledge that have given shape to the present order, western and otherwise. It will require a vigorous and sustained attempt to delve into the various foundations of the present systems to analyze and gain an in-depth understanding of its root causes, overall effects, and reason for being; an effort designed to reveal those intellectual foundations, processes, and procedures (social, cultural, political, economic, etc.) that made it possible.
Such a challenging undertaking requires going beyond just visible problems to probe and gain understanding of the inner workings of current systems, identify their defects, and decide what to replace them with and how it can be done. This is strategic knowledge adapted to perform in actionable mode.
Strategic knowledge opens up new fields of enquiry based on moral and ethical principles to advance human development in a global context. It has less to do with materialistic pursuits, instead focuses on rethinking humankind in view of its oneness and vast inclusive diversity. It recognizes humanity’s spiritual dimension with utmost important, but also understands the need for a material viability as well. They work in unison to achieve a balanced humanity.
SCIENCE & RELIGION
The relationship between science and religion is a major source of knowledge for the advance of civilization. It will require practice, clarity of thought, understanding, and sound reasoning to offset criticism of the two as unmatched realities.
Religion is the outer expression of the divine reality, and science is the first emanation of that reality through the embodiment of intellectual capacity. All created things embody potential for material perfection, but the power of intellectual investigation and scientific acquisition is a higher virtue reserved for the human species alone. To investigate science and religion is to reveal their power and when combined, becomes a foundational element of a new order.
Strategic knowledge is transferable to become actionable in purpose, procedure and method to influence individuals, groups and their associated activities. Both in context and practice, knowledge transfer comprises a wide range of properties and processed that are interlinked, be they economic, social, cultural, political, institutional, technical, or legal, etc.
We see strategic knowledge as a forward vision that defines and projects solutions to complex problems. It releases humankind from the residue and destructive after-effects of a colonial past, it’s where the value of human diversity gains meaning, where intercultural and cross-cultural elements translate as transnational equity as its strives to become the norm, where both global and empathic consciousnesses have a resounding effect on our thinking, and gives priority to children and youth for education and training in ways that explore the inherent spiritual qualities of human nature.
Forward vision allows for and thrives on differences in thinking, opinions, and aspirations. It’s a place where differences between the sexes are better understood, and where interdisciplinary approaches to decision-making become apparent.
We apply the term organic to societal change, suggesting that, like living organisms, society must change its structures, roles, behaviour, and associated processes to respond and adapt to a changing environment; here a growing global ethos becomes real because of advances in technologies that make possible a rapid commingle of human populations. Such change must rely on guidance made possible through spiritual and material forces, but methods are not discernible or put into practice. It will require philosophical rigour and great intellectual effort by like-minded people, combined with by the scientific and religious communities, to reveal sustainable pathways to achieve progressive and prosperous futures.
"This process of creative synthesis requires much closer connections with empirical evidence than has been possible in the past. Evidence must reflect the actual reality of [global human development], stemming from many diverse environments and at many different scales, from individual behaviour to entire nations as networks of [people and communities]. Building...a more comprehensive empirical basis for [human development in a global context] is necessarily predicated on harnessing new and better data as well as embracing more powerful technologies and methods. It also requires seeking a diversity of knowledge across geographic and cultural contexts and throughout history, and engaging with people whose experience of [human development] spans a wider variety of different perspectives, reflecting their own history, socioeconomic status, gender, race and ethnicity, citizenship, and other qualities".
Areas for consideration
Three key areas for consideration are: processes of change, balance of opposing forces, and with emphasis placed on connections. "These three main ingredients, specifically [along with] interdisciplinary integration and synthesis, [provide] a rich and expanding empirical basis and methods across scales, and honouring diverse human experiences [will] create a culture for [global human development] that holds a special new place among traditional disciplines. The interrelation of these ingredients also enables [global human development] as a science with a unique platform that welcomes diverse knowledge and [is] uniquely situated for scientific coproduction with people, civic organisations, [international NGOs], governments, and businesses, as well as with other researchers.
To promote research, acquire knowledge of the arts, sciences, and contemporary learning will remain a responsibility placed for all of humanity. Learning and the use of the mind, together with increased consciousness, will provide an ever-deepening understanding of the hidden realities in both material and spiritual existence, unlocking many mysteries to reveal previously unknown gems.