“Prior Unity” is essential to Co-Creating-Europe‘s approach. It points to the awareness that everything is one.
As Otto Scharmer and others have pointed out, the symptoms of the current crises in the world can be summarized in terms of three divides that disconnect us from the primary sources of life: the ecological, social, and spiritual divide.
For many people it is obvious that beyond the surface appearances, everything is fundamentally one. Nevertheless people differ in the degree to which they consider this to be relevant and practical for everyday life. It is obvious that it would have deep psychological, social and political implications if more people experienced Oneness and expressed this inner knowing in their behaviour and actions.
Lately some scientific resarch into the implications of the belief in oneness was done by Kate Diebels and Mark Leary. “The psychological implications of believing that everything is one” is the title of their essay that was published in the Journal of Positive Psychology. It is available online on https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17439760.2018.1484939.
On the 10th of November 2018 at 4 p.m. citizens all over the continent will gather at a single moment in time to spark a broad debate about European democracy and what it means to be European citizens. From theatres, balconies and public spaces all over Europe, artists and citizens will proclaim a European Republic, discuss, and pave the way for the emancipatory claim of citizens’ equality beyond the nation-state. Political equality for all European citizens is at the heart of the idea.
The European Balcony Project was initiated by the European Democracy Lab and realized with the support of numerous citizens across Europe. Ulrike Guérot, professor of European Politics and the Study of Democracy, is the founder of the European Democracy Lab.
More information can be found on www.eudemlab.org and https://europeanbalconyproject.eu/en/
The “One Humanity Institute” is to be located in Auschwitz-Oswiecim, Poland. It encompasses the vision of building a “City of Hope”, a destination where long or short-term visitors can experience the stark realities of the past alongside opportunities and models of transformation for a culture of sustainable peace and the uniting of humanity.
A One Humanity Institute Think Tank Summit took place from September 19 – 24, 2018. Dr. Nina Meyerhof and Domen Kocevar, who is also involved in the Co-Creating Europe project, brought together a group of 20 prominent people from many corners of the world, five of whom were Polish colleagues, to Oswiecim-Auschwitz.
The mission of the One Humanity Institute is to help create a future that embraces the universal values of peace, tolerance, dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity for all life. The purpose of the summit was to further formulate and ground this philosophy by focusing on the framework for content and specifics of transforming the buildings. The group held many perspectives coming from the fields of education, sustainability, government, media, and business. The Polish colleagues were helpful in understanding the local political context and the need for integration with the local community.
For more information, visit: https://onehumanity.institute/