„TO LEARN WHAT ELEVATES US ABOVE THE MACHINES, TO RECOGNIZE WHAT WANTS TO LIVE IN US AS HUMAN ENTITY ABOVE THE EGOISM, TO ENCOUNTER IN A LEFT OPEN WAY AND IN MUTUAL RECOGNITION, UNDERSTANDING, RESPECT AND COLLABORATION IS THE CALL OF OUR TIME.”
„HUMANITY! WHAT IS HUMANITY?
HOW CAN I RECOGNIZE AND EXPERIENCE IT?
WHAT CAN I DO FOR IT?“
We want to facilitate encounter of people who deal as a matter of their heart with the question of what is humanity, how can I recognize and experience it or what can I do for human living conditions.
Every human being is invited to whom these questions are essential and who is interested how this queries live in his fellow men and who is potentially willing to collaborate with his fellow people on this topic.The invitation process shall be part of the people encounter already. Everyone who gets to know and supports this initiative is asked to invite by himself other people which he supposes to have essential interest in this initiative.
The initiative is about an encounter and collaboration impulse which bases completely on human individuality. Thus there is no statutes or regulations – except the encounter itself and the question about humanity. Everything is supposed to evolve from the direct encounter of these humans carrying their individual will, feelings and targets.
In an imagination the invitation process is a kind of spreading out and the event on Sep 29th – Oct 1st, 2017 is scheduled to be a first feast of encounter. Subject to the participants intentions, this process may continue indeterminately with specially organized encounter feasts on its course.
Any invitee may contribute to the encounter feast after coordinating with the organization team. However, contribution is no prerequisite for participation, of course.
Hence, the following queries when applying to the encounter feast are optional:
The question about humanity is prompting us inevitably from all sides. Digitalisation, machinisation and automisation rapidly proceeds to control all aspects of private life or working life. We are in the midst of a total change of all living and world conditions.
While these robots, programs and processes may help a lot to make working processes easier the question about human entity and human mission rises with urgency, because within a couple of years a majority of people is going to be threatened by technology-driven unemployment or by becoming a sub-ordinated and serving part of digitalized processes – this applies to many different working areas like super market employees, lorry drivers, health care staff, teachers, lawyers, engineers, journalists.
Increasing violence and brutality, death of refugees in the Mediterranean sea, clashes between cultures and the difficulties in integrating refugees as well as cold capitalism and the soaring gap between rich and poor poisoning for poverty among the elderly raises the question about humanity, too.
On the other hand, numerous examples of social engagement and environmental protection, as well as the selfless helpfulness shown by civilians in some European countries welcoming hundreds of thousands of people in misery can make us feel still positive about peoples mind and heart.
The situation is complex and people often lack orientation. Simple recipies and their representatives are getting popular – be it nationalistic populists, naive or simplifying religious movements, the believe in the self-regulatory power of the market or to Darwinism or to the healing power of technological progress. Consistent answers are hard to find in these movements; but it would be naive to ignore their underlying motivation, which is finally found in the more or less conscious and different answers to the query about human entity and genesis, meaning and destination and, associated with it, the question about safety in a world of unsafety.
But the – left open – search for answers is worth the effort. A free and open society, which also cares about equality in law and about humane economic conditions, has to be defended or fought for. In parallel, despite all its advantages, the soaring digitalisation of communication and life processes leads to lesser and lesser opportunities to get into direct and true human encounter.Hence, to strengthen the positive forces, to facilitate true human encounter, human awareness and alliances, independent from age, gender, profession, social background, nationality, political interest, conviction, philosophy or religion, is an imperative to create and sustain living conditions of human dignity – in as many locations and countries as possible.
All people are invited to participate and collaborate who deal with the question of humanity in the described way. The first initiative group constituted itself during the Goetheanum World Conference at the Goetheanum/CH in September 2016. Regardless of their individual professions, religious backgrounds etc., this group grounds on Anthroposophy and strives to collaborate with all people who carry the question of humanity in their heart.
It is be appreciated, if further initiative groups could be constituted in different regions or countries. These regional groups could collaborate with each other and network their initiatives, if applicable.
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