Saturday, March 31, 2012



In brief, the purpose of our collaborative class project is to investigate and evaluate an existing proposal (promulgated by such organizations as the World Wisdom Alliance, GlobalShift, the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and Wisdom University) for the development of a “Global Wisdom Culture.”  Such an intentional culture would upgrade current cultures that are more provincial, outmoded and perilous to the well-being of life on Earth.

By developing a model of a Global Wisdom Culture (GWC), proponents aim to persuade others to subscribe to its premises and principles, and to practice new behaviors self-evidently beneficial to humanity and to Earth’s ecosystems.

Although Earth’s peoples have perennially experienced “culture wars” among various clashing ideologies and belief systems, causing untold death and destruction, the GWC initiative intends to proceed peacefully and persuasively by promoting as common sense those modes of belief and behavior that lead demonstrably to communal harmony, amity and flourishing, as reckoned by good science and clear experience.

Given our ever-developing technologies of world-wide communication, virtually all peoples are now “wired” together as never before as citizens of Earth, as global citizens in need of a wise global culture to guide our collective behavior and to cope with the urgent problems caused by our proliferating population, by our consumption and despoiling of Earth’s riches and resources, by our reckless animosities, and by our pervasive insanity or lack of wholesomeness: physically, mentally, and spiritually.

We desperately need a Global Wisdom Culture to which we can commit ourselves willingly and ardently, for Earth’s sake.