Our Six Spheres of Activity
- 1. Unity of Humanity and Nature
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- 3. Salutogenesis
- 4. Global Wisdom Culture
- 5. Participative Civil Society
- 6. Planetary Peace and Freedom
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The shifting world causes the WorldShift Network to grow with the shift. During the past months a great deal of work was done behind the scenes. The Club of Budapest has launched the Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University, which is about to open its virtual gates as of March 2012. In parallel the WorldShift Movement has evolved and will launch its new website on 11/11. The website your are just looking at will soon turn into a portal from which you will reach all different WorldShift projects which have developed so far.
International Symposium on the Philosophy of Postconventional Leadership
On the occasion of the 11th anniversary of the Day of Planetary Consciousness, on March 21st, 18:00, the Club of Budapest together with the ELA European Leadership Academy Berlin will hold an international symposium on the philosophy of postconventional leadership. The panel discussion will cover global ways of thinking, planetary consciousness and the necessary elements of individual and collective development of consciousness for leadership in a sustainable world. Speakers will be: Etele Baráth, Professor Corvinus University, Budapest, Karl-Josef Does, Executive Coach, ELA European Leadership Academy, Radoje Lausevic, Assistant General Manager, Regional Enviromental Center for CEE, Marta Szigeti Bonifert, General Manager, Regional Enviromental Center for CEE, Rasmus Tenbergen, Head Social Business and Negotiations, ELA European Leadership Academy, and Ursula M. Wagner, Managing Director, Coaching Center Berlin. Moderator will be Tamás Halm, Secretary General, Hungarian Economic Association. The opening speeches will be given by Mária Sági, Scientific Director, Club of Budapest Foundation, Ervin Laszlo, President, Club of Budapest, and Guido Fiolka Managing Director, ELA European Leadership Academy. Location: Location: Ceremonial Hall of the Hungarian Culture Foundation (Budapest I., Szentháromság tér 6.).
The Belo Horizonte Forum from August 4 to 7 2009 launched the global 2020 Climate Leadership Campaign and the Brazil 2020 Climate Leadership Campaign. Over 250 specialists from 20 countries and around Brazil came together and developed the basis of the 2020 campaigns, establishing the general areas of work and collaboration.
The mission of the campaign is to catalyze climate leadership everywhere so that people and institutions are empowered to take personal and institutional responsibility to stop global warming. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2020 and establish sustainable economies and lifestyles.
The conference began an on line community via Gaiasoft that will allow ongoing sharing, collaboration and project development. The results of the conference are already on line and the participants will continue working together online. The online platform will also be made available to people across Brazil and the world to that are interested in joining the 2020 Climate Leadership Campaign. This collaboration will provide the basis for discussions at the next Climate Leadership Summit in Washington, DC February 28 – March 3, 2010; and in Rio de Janeiro August 30 – September 3, 2010.
There is now a new website www.brasil2020.com.br that will serve as the website for Brazil 2020 campaign. The main site of the global 2020 Climate Leadership Campaign is www.worldforum.org.
Ervin Laszlo and David Woolfson for the Club of Budapest have worked out a "State of Global Emergency Declaration". At the moment the declaration in its draft form is ready for endorsement. It is the mission of the Club of Budapest to catalyze effective and timely change by calling attention to the dangers as well as the opportunities that confront the human community. It now issues an urgent call for action in view of the state of global emergency that arose on this planet. This is a global crisis, and it harbors both grave dangers and unique opportunities. We must recognize it and take action. A purely perceived crisis is dangerous: it triggers precipitate action in the face of a situation that does not call for it. But an unrecognized crisis is just as or even more dangerous, for it fails to catalyze effective action in a situation that does call for it. With The Declaration on the State of Global Emergency, to be adopted in the framework of a Global Emergency Consultation in 2009, The Club of Budapest calls attention to the reality of the crisis, and invites all responsible people and organizations to endorse the present draft, so a critical mass in the human community would muster the consciousness, the creativity, and the will to take action to cope with it. To endorse the declaration please click the banner (top of right column), or click here. If you wish to support the declaration and place the banner on your own website, please mail to: c.frankenstein (at) worldshiftnetwork (dot) org.
New Conscience and its function in the world: Global challenges have a crucial impact on society and require a profound shift in values. In order to provide an open space for new cooperations, CITTA connects business, science, emotion and intuition. From October 31st to November 2nd this outstanding event in the „Forum am Deutschen Museum München“ discusses current perspectives and action schemes in the fields of economy, ecology, spirituality and culture as well as their implications for modern life. The unusually diverse program includes an expert conference, a forum, a trade show, concerts and a film festival. It presents thinkers (among them Prof. Dr. Ervin Laszlo), makers and artists who will introduce their commitment to the New Conscience and will give the audience a sensual view of what they believe in.
The word CITTA („heart“, „conscience“) derives from Sanskrit, in Italian it means „city“ – indeed making autumnal Munich the heart of a new, holistic lifestyle.
Detailed information about CITTA is available at www.citta-forum.de.
Creative Member of the Club of Budapest and member of the World Wisdom Council Bibi Russell is an acclaimed designer devoted to the promotion of trading crafts in the cause of human dignity, development, and eradication of poverty. For her commitment to improving the lives of the weavers in Bangladesh, Bibi Russell was named UNESCO Special Envoy:"Designer for Development". Now, after a long time of lacking resources she announces the opening of her first shop paying tribute to the magical creation of the crafts people of Bangladesh. The opening ceremony takes place on Friday 25th July 2008 at 3:00pm to 8:00pm. Business hours will be from 10:00am to 8:00pm except Friday. The shop resides in Road No. 27 (16 New), House No. 45 (3rd floor), Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209.
Sadly we announce the passing away of world known writer Chingiz Aitmatov. Aged 79, after catching pneumonia he has died of lung and kidney failure in a hospital in Nuremberg, Germany, on June 10th. Since its founding he was an Honorary Member of the Club of Budapest and ever since he shared its goals and was strongly connected to its mission.
Chingiz Aitmatov was a prolific writer whose works have been translated into more than 150 languages with over 40 million copies sold worldwide. Among his best known works, which had won him several awards, are „Jamilia“ and „The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years“. As a leading intellctual he supported Mikhail Gorbachev in bringing about his perestroika. Reflecting this his novel „The Scaffold“ was awarded at the Frankfurt Bookfair in 1988, when he was appointed Honorary Guest. After the Soviet Union's demise in 1991, Aitmatov served as Kyrgyzstan's envoy to the Benelux, France, NATO and UNESCO. In our opinion the President of Ukraine Victor Yushenko found the right words to commemorate Chingiz Aitmatov, when he said: „The bright image and meteorous talent of this true expert of people’s souls will keep on living in our memories and hearts forever serving a vivid example of humanism for future generations.“
The Jerusalem Peace Academy, the Inter Faith Harmony Foundation of India, the All India Organization of Imams and Mosques, together with the Club of Budapest WorldShift Network are launching a joint initiative to advance the peace process in Jerusalem. in a preparatory meeting in India Dr. Khwaja Iftikhar Ahmed (Inter Faith Foundation), Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi (All India Organisation), Dr. Heinrich Benedikt (Jerusalem Peace Academy and member of the Club of Budapest Germany) and Jonathan Granoff (Global Security Institute and member of the World Wisdom Council) will draft a first position paper, which will be discussed later in a meeting with MK Rabbi Michael Melchior (Head of Educational Team in the Knesset) and other religious leaders.
From June 26 to 29 Dr. Ahmed, Dr. Benedikt, Rabbi Melchior, Dr. Audrey Kitagawa (Trustee of the Council for a Parliament of World's Religions, Sheikh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi (L'Istituto Culturale della Communitá Islamica Italiana) and member of the World Wisdom Council) and Wolfgang Riehn (WorldShift Network) are guests at the Crans Montana Forum in Monte Carlo in order to continue the dialog. There a special session about the situation in Near East and opportunities for peace will be co-chaired by H.R.H. Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud (Chairman King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies). Interreligious dialogue is one of the core concerns of the WorldShift Network.
Gapminder World lets you explore the changing world from your own computer. Moving graphics show how the development of all countries of the world by the indicators you choose. Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels. The site is strongly recommended for all interested in global development.
For the first time in France we have numbers reflecting the rise of a new culture: 17% of the French population can clearly be defined as cultural creatives. Together with another 21% of so called creative individualists they form a subculture of 38% of all inhabitants of France which has the potential of changing the society. The international cultural creatives survey and support of the rise of an intgegral culture is one of the main projects of the WorldShift Network. Only recently the international survey research team met in Amsterdam and developed a ten years plan in order to strengthen the cultural creative movement throughout the societies worldwide. Results of the survey in France have now been published in a book edited by the leader of the French team, Yves Michel, "Les Créatifs Culturels en France". To be obtained through Amazon.