Virtues and Social Health

Universal House of Justice
In the new millennium, the crucial need of the human race is to find a unifying vision of the nature of man and society. Human nature is fundamentally spiritual and the coming organization of our planet must be informed by this aspect of reality.

Image by konferenzadhs from Pixabay

Universal House of Justice

Universal House of Justice
Max Planck, 1931
I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.

Image by Yuri_B from Pixabay

Max Planck, 1931

Max Planck, 1931
Denis Waitley
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

Denis Waitley

Denis Waitley
Chief Seattle
Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself… We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.

Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle
‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Love is the light that shineth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with every Illumined soul.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá

‘Abdu’l-Bahá
previous arrow
next arrow

This platform, created at a critical point – during the global corona virus pandemic which paralyzed much of our planet and revealed the incapability of our current global system of governance to counteract effectively planetary disasters – celebrates the vast social transformation under way. Millions of nongovernmental initiatives are steering global processes toward honoring our interconnectedness, unity in diversity, and global restructuring in the direction of a more just and ecologically sustainable world.

What is the role of each of us in these regional and global processes?

Short Synopsis

Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Many scientists are now saying that when the pandemic is over, our world will not be the same, nor can it possibly return to business as usual. What kind of economic and governance system will emerge and how will it become planetarily sustainable?

In the current situation, this platform publishes materials that reflect a growing global movement toward conscious interdependence, unity in diversity and a more just and sustainable global society. We follow global social, environmental and educational processes that are rapidly changing our world as we know it.

The platform opens space for dialogue with young people, as well as all thinking people, regarding the role of each of us in these intensive processes. It emphasizes practical approaches, based on meaningful communication, spiritual values, and a reasonable aspiration toward justice – approaches that develop character and a sense of responsibility, offer a concrete vision, and develop skills for citizenship in an interdependent world.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

News

  • Global Health
  • Consciousness
  • Social Values
  • Ecology

Obesity now greater risk to global health than hunger  The Telegraph [...]

One in eight people are now living with obesity  World Health Organization (WHO) [...]

Obesity now affects over 1 billion people worldwide, study finds - STAT  STAT [...]

At least one in eight people now obese, warns WHO  UN News [...]

Calls for a global fund to tackle air pollution, killer of 7m a year  The Guardian [...]

The war on Gaza is a health justice issue, too  Al Jazeera English [...]

Obesity now greater risk to global health than hunger, study finds  MSN [...]

Inclusion of noncommunicable disease care in response to humanitarian emergencies will help save more lives  World Health Organization (WHO) [...]

Leaders call for scale-up in implementing One Health approach  World Health Organization (WHO) [...]

The 'Bill Gates problem': do billionaire philanthropists skew global health research?  Nature.com [...]

Scientists may have finally solved the mystery of consciousness – their discoveries are troubling  The Telegraph [...]

Conflicting theories of consciousness may fit together after all  Medical Xpress [...]

Double-Consciousness Affects Black People In The Workplace  Forbes [...]

Richard Lewis, comedian known for his neurotic, stream-of-consciousness act and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ role, dies at 76  ABC News [...]

Nicholas Spice · Mothers and Others: Coetzee's Multistorey Consciousness  London Review of Books [...]

Ex-Arsenal star Kristoffer Olsson, 28, is rushed to hospital - and has spent a week on a ventilator with famil  Daily Mail [...]

As DSS turns 50, its legacy of awakening Dalit consciousness still resonates in Karnataka  The Hindu [...]

Rape survivor regains consciousness at SMS hosp, her kidney function improves  The Times of India [...]

Electronic music appears to alter our state of consciousness  New Scientist [...]

Scientists Are Finally Taking Altered States of Consciousness Seriously  The MIT Press Reader [...]

A Clash Over Parental Values in Florida as DeSantis Weighs Social Media Ban  Yahoo News [...]

Tuning Our Algorithmic Amplifiers: Encoding Societal Values into Social Media AIs  Stanford HAI [...]

Realizing the social value of impermanent carbon credits  Nature.com [...]

No Values Festival: Misfits, Social Distortion, Iggy Pop top the bill in Pomona  Inland Valley Daily Bulletin [...]

Original Misfits, Social Distortion, Iggy Pop, Fishbone, Scowl, more to play No Values  Punknews.org [...]

League of Legends ‘makes world warmer’: Chinese game makers tout ‘social values’  South China Morning Post [...]

What Americans like and dislike about getting news on social media  Pew Research Center [...]

How to measure and communicate the value of social media beyond marketing  Sprout Social [...]

Students Celebrate Kwanzaa: Unity, Strength And Social Values  Brookdale Community College Newsroom [...]

How Video Games Can Teach Social Values Through Realistic Play  Lifewire [...]

Chehalis Basin - Washington State Department of Ecology  Washington State Department of Ecology [...]

Completing the Long-Standing Puzzle of Biodiversity with the Aid of Ecology  Lab Manager Magazine [...]

Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature  Monthly Review [...]

Study challenges ecology's 'Field of Dreams' hypothesis | NIU Newsroom  NIU Newsroom [...]

Republic Services acquires US Ecology  Recycling Today [...]

Eco-Epidemiology: Ecology's Impact on Public Health  Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health [...]

Ecology’s $434,000,000 test  Nature.com [...]

Human Ecology's 'commons cubes' create safe study spots | Cornell Chronicle  Cornell Chronicle [...]

What Is Deep Ecology? Philosophy, Principles, Criticism  Treehugger [...]

Ecology's Next Frontier: Student Researchers Hone in on Rare and Understudied Lichens  Cal Poly [...]

Original author material

Video talks

Write a short description, that will describe the title or something informational and useful.

Book reviews

Write a short description, that will describe the title or something informational and useful.

Documentaries

Write a short description, that will describe the title or something informational and useful.

Reports on the ground

Write a short description, that will describe the title or something informational and useful.