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Without Ethics, Nothing is going to Work

Author: Gilad Sommer

October 23, 2022

In March this year, the British Journal of Medicine, one of the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed journals in the field of medicine, published an article called “The Illusion of Evidence Based Medicine”. In a nutshell, the article argues that “evidence-based medicine has been corrupted by corporate interests, failed regulation, and commercialisation of academia.” The [...]

Harmonizing with Nature: The Ashaninka Tribe

Author: Axelle Defrasne

October 9, 2022

Modern-day living seems to center around finding as much comfort in life as possible and aspiring for some growth, usually material. As a result, we are facing the great challenge of seeing our planet’s resources declining, and a general concern about our survival on earth. The fact that ecological activism is on the rise is [...]

The Measure of Success

Author: Yaron Barzilay

October 9, 2022

It is natural to wish to live a successful and meaningful life; to feel we managed to contribute, and make some difference, some impact on the world around us; to feel we fulfilled our life. To do so, it can be logical that one would seek to influence others,  to be considered successful in their [...]

Interview with Delia Steinberg Guzmán, Honorary President of New Acropolis

Author: International Organisation New Acropolis

September 11, 2022

Introduction In 1991, Delia Steinberg took over the presidency of New Acropolis following the death of its founder, Jorge Angel Livraga Rizzi, under whose guidance she had worked very closely over a period of more than 20 years. She is currently Honorary President of the International Organisation New Acropolis. Under Delia’s leadership, New Acropolis has [...]

Interview with Carlos Adelantado, International President of New Acropolis

Author: International Organisation New Acropolis

September 11, 2022

Introduction  New Acropolis is an international organisation that promotes an ideal of timeless values. Its aim is to contribute to the development of individuals and societies through its work in the fields of philosophy, culture and volunteering. New Acropolis is present in over 50 countries across the five continents and has more than 400 centres [...]

Astrology in the Renaissance

Author: Agostino Dominici

July 6, 2022

The European Renaissance was a period in history in which important philosophical ideas and teachings derived from antiquity witnessed a rebirth. In this period of eclecticism and creativity in which many ancient ideas were re-formulated the human being took central stage. Thus a sentiment of ‘rebirth of the human spirit’ took form within various disciplines: [...]

Many Cultures, One Humanity

Author: Sabine Leitner

July 6, 2022

A few years ago, I watched the documentary Babies by Thomas Balmes. It follows the first year of the lives of four babies from Mongolia, Japan, California and Namibia. The film does not contain any narration, it just lets the images speak for themselves, presenting the huge contrast that exists between these four cultures. It [...]

Ancient Britain

Author: Paul Cummings

July 6, 2022

What is the history of the Prehistoric peoples of Britain, how far can we go back, and who were the people of these ancient Isles? Britain’s history of human occupation goes as far back as the Palaeolithic age, which means ‘Old Stone Age’. Archaeologists have uncovered remains of our early human ancestors dating to 40,000 [...]

The Fate of Empires

Author: Gilad Sommer

July 4, 2022

In 1976, at the age of 79, after a lifetime of service in the British army where he held high commands and fraternized with presidents and kings, Lieutenant General John Bagot Glubb, a.k.a Glubb Pasha, wrote a short but penetrating essay about the life cycle of superpowers called “The Fate of Empires”. In this small [...]

Crime – Can we Do Something about it?

Author: Gilad Sommer

June 6, 2022

There is a plague that is wreaking havoc in our cities these days, causing distress, pain, and fear. I’m not talking about COVID, but about the pestilence of crime. In the United States it has been a political issue for big city mayors for many decades, much thought and money has been thrown at the [...]

Integral Education

Author: Istvan Orban

May 25, 2022

Integral education is a popular term covering educational systems that focus not only on cognitive skills, but also on physical, vital, spiritual and psychological abilities. The idea of integral education is to provide a complex structure that can help to develop all aspects and all levels of the human being. Students who learn in this [...]

The Two Poles of Education

Author: Sabine Leitner

April 30, 2022

Education is, has been and always will be of the utmost importance. According to Nelson Mandela it is “the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” And according to Plato, the “direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.” Although the concept of education is universal [...]