ADVANCE GLOBAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Hightlighted Reading is a list of books, articles, journals, and other resources to engage the development aspirant in ‘new thought’ that challenges ages-old discourses, narrative frames, and systems of beliefs that support and promote violence and conflict as means to resolve human problems. An additional listing is found under 'Further Reading' below.
Humanity is now at the cusp of its maturity, struggling to transition from adolescence. It is a transition that requires unique and comprehensive approaches to the development process to achieve human security. This requires framing public discourses based on human commonalities, ethical standards of conduct, moral rectitude, spiritual attributes, and principles of justice.
We conceptualized discourse as an evolving way that people think and talk about an aspect of reality, which influences their perceptions and social practices in relation to that aspect of reality. It empowers individuals to use conceptual frameworks and methodological tools to enhance dialogue and champion the will to act in ways that place human development globally in context.
"My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is." —Saint Augustine
"Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world." —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided." —Tony Robbins
"Bondage is - subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes." —W. Clement Stone
"A man has always to be busy with his thoughts if anything is to be accomplished." —Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
The below three readings are in PDF format. On our 'Further Reading' page is found a list of publications under various category headings. These may be found in various libraries, purchased in bookstores, or alternatively acquired from Amazon.com.
Knowledge is power and with power comes opportunity. Knowledge, accompanied by power and opportunity, carries with it an awesome responsibility
Justice as leaven remains unfulfilled in human society, and true happiness a distant reality. Justice is strongly bonded to equity, and equity binds justice.
Ecopedagogy is a discourse, a movement, an approach to education that has emerged from leftist educators in Central and South America.
In Racism Shades of Deceit we draw attention to racism because it is wrecking havoc on human populations. Endemic in the United States, racism is systemic in all the nation’s institutions; is a driver of societal discord, forms the basis for much national social and economic criteria,
Philosophy’s Systemic Racism. Religious-based principles and ideas expressed in this article are adaptable to almost any culture and social grouping, religious-affiliated or non-affiliated, indigenous or non-indigenous. It challenges us to remain open and receptive because a biased mind reaps no rewards.
Western Philosophy is Racist. Academic philosophy in ‘the West ignores and disdains the thought traditions of China, India and Africa. This must change because humanity can no longer depend on euro-centric ideas about the human family that’s steeped in ages of long-standing prejudices.