Dear members of the Presidium of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture! International Association "Peace through Culture" invites you to the online conference "Spiritual harmony - the basis of peace", dedicated to the Day of Spiritual Accord and the 10th anniversary of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture.
The main goal is to unite and rally all sitizens of Kazakhstan around common values and promote interethnic and interfaith harmony.
Global Spiritual Culture – the Key to Humanity’s Future Humankind clearly faces both enormous challenges and tremendous opportunities at this evolutionary moment in our history. Our growing ecological and societal challenges are unprecedented as both our existing global civilization and survival as a species are now in serious jeopardy. Opportunities for large-scale transformation are also unprecedented being driven by on-going revolutions in spiritual understandings, universal values, scientific knowledge, advanced technologies, and global communications. The challenges before us are both man-made and products of the modern age. The long list includes; nuclear war, terrorism, climate change, eco-system destruction, resource depletion, disease, pandemics and toxic pollution of our air, water and land. Increasing ecological degradation and resource exploitation go hand in hand with mounting insecurity and militarization, rising criminality and corruption, growing economic and social polarization and escalating religious and cultural conflict.
TOWARDS A NEW WORLD, WITH A HARMONIOUS LANGUAGE. Today large organizations NGOs, government institutions and no governmental institutions and others groups are joined in healthy cooperation and friendship with the responsibility to overcame the present human being crises that are destroying humanity. These organizations during the last World Forum of Spiritual Culture warn us that danger is imminent, complex and large-scale planetary. Changes are possible and they come only when we implement within the spheres of society the principles of harmony; some of them are cited in the way how we use words in the field of Literature (IFLAC- Global Harmony Association , World Academy of Arts and Culture) among others organizations that are in the same struggle for an universal well being in the way to rescue values and the right of peace for peoples and nations as an urgent step for writers who with their creation are awakening conscious in the Literature, without this basis of harmony we cannot give the first one.
GOBIND SADAN: SUCCESSFUL MODEL OF INTERFAITH SPIRITUAL CULTURE We bring you greetings from Gobind Sadan, where the teachings and inspiration of our great teacher, Baba Virsa Singh Ji--who left his physical body in 2007--continue to guide us as we people of many religions celebrate God in many forms and many ways. We are Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Jews, and Buddhists from numerous countries, wealthy and materially poor, highly educated and illiterate, all living, working, and worshipping together as members of one human family which knows no boundaries, a House of God without Walls, in which all are welcome.
The realization of the idea of a universal World-Union Mankind is trapped in a labyrinth of wrong conceptions, conscious lies, half truths, ignorance and bare egoism, that is within an unreal materialism. Presently, not reason, clarity and knowledge govern the physical world, but striving for power, individual interests and dangerous emotions which are steered and manipulated according to demand and available power, through the methods of modern propaganda. The technological and economic progress of today’s world nevertheless offers no encouraging perspectives. Uncertainty in the whole world, fear of economic ruin, fear of atom bombs and speculation in uranium, gold, silver, oil and other values dominate the world. Today’s policy has less foresight and only improvisation and patching broken dams (levees).