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Panel session "Spiritual culture: A Man of the Future" - results

10.06.2022 Пресс-центр Ассамблеи народов Евразии 90 просмотров

On June 3, within the framework of the International Forum of People's Diplomacy dedicated to the 5th anniversary of the Assembly of the Peoples of Eurasia, a panel session "Spiritual Culture: A Man of the Future" was held in the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.


The organizers of the session wereThe Council for Spiritual Culture of the Assembly of the Peoples of Eurasia and the International Center for Spiritual Culture.


The purpose of the platform is to search for forms of spiritual harmony of the peoples of Greater Eurasia, strengthen the role of spiritual and moral values, expand the experience of applying the foundations of spiritual culture in public practice.


The panel session was held in a mixed format. Among the participants are representatives of seven countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, India, Russia, Mongolia, Uzbekistan.


The moderator wasIrina Darneva, Chairman of the Council for Spiritual Culture of the Assembly of Peoples of Eurasia:

"When we talk about spiritual culture, we understand that it incorporates a system of high meanings, values, ideals, which have now crystallized as common basic values acceptable to all peoples."


He made an extensive reportYuri Ageshin, Vice-President of the International Association "Peace through Culture", member of the Presidium of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture:

"Humanity today has not only to perceive the highest values of Spiritual Culture, but also to realize their greatness and significance, place and role in the transformations dictated by life. And the main thing is to make a conscious choice in relation to Spiritual Culture, elevating it to the pedestal of the highest civilizational value, making it the strategy of life and peace."

PerformanceAlexander Ageev, Director General of the Institute of Economic Strategies, Deputy Secretary General of the Assembly of Peoples of Eurasia, Doctor of Economics, Professor, expert of the Russian Academy of Sciences, was accompanied by an in-depth analysis of the situation in the world:

"The main imbalance is the colossal global injustice between resources and the consumption of these resources, which hinders peace and creates the main cause of tension. Parity protects against the most monstrous decisions. This requires competencies not only in rocket and space, nuclear issues, but also in the field of management, worldview. Cohesion is a colossal resource and the task of our Assembly's activities."


Head of the Department of External Relations of the Institute for Advanced Study of Comparative Religious Studies Gobind SadanaMary Fisher from India has been implementing the basics of spiritual culture in practice for decades. She showed the video "Work and Service" about the spiritual mission and social activities of Gobind Sadan:

"Many people think of spirituality as just sitting quietly in meditation. But Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh guru, taught us: "The direct path to God is to work hard by honest means, always remember God and share with others." These are the spiritual principles underlying the development of Gobind Sadan."


Alexandra Kumanova, Professor at the State University of Library Science and Information Technology of Bulgaria, a full member of the International Academy of Informatization at the United Nations, drew attention to the universal books of humanity containing universal spiritual foundations:

"The spiritual is identified with the religious, moral and cultural code. The spiritual is the eyes of morality in the universal tree of humanity, where we all call the same God by different names. Spirituality is the culture of seeing the other not as another, but as looking at the universe in its own categories, in which we see analogs of our ideas about the world."


Nozimkhon Makhmudov, Chairman of the Board of the Ibn Sino Public Foundation, deepening the topic of public diplomacy, spoke about the foundation's many years of experience in studying and widely promoting the rich heritage left to humanity by the doctor, scientist and philosopher Ibn Sino:

"One of the important tasks of the foundation is the spiritual education of the youth of Uzbekistan, as well as the establishment and development of international contacts with partner organizations."


First Vice-President of the International Association "Peace through Culture. Europe"Liz Augustat (Austria) recalled in her speech:

"The real destructive trend is opposed by the ancient insight and wisdom that connect us with all living beings on this planet in a way that previously seemed unimaginable. If we strive for communication and cooperation, if we can overcome the egoistic self, serving OURSELVES, the good of peace and the unification of peoples, then we will be able to answer the environmental, social and socio-political issues of our time."


Marko Vukovich, Vice-President of the International Association "Peace through Culture. Europe" (Germany), also noted the paramount importance of ethical foundations in relations between people and nations.

"We are trying to find an answer to the question of what our future, the future of humanity, will be like. I know it sounds very utopian, especially now, due to ongoing global events, but we will definitely see the light after the darkness clears."


Further, during the discussion, various points of view were expressed related to the vision of the future structure of the world and the place of man in it.


Helga Sepp-Larouche, founder and Chairman of the Schiller Institute (Germany), raised in her speech an important topic of humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan as an example of spiritual and practical connection with the best achievements of the great Avicenna:

"The Ibn Sina Humanitarian Program is designed to add a kind of spiritual quality to social efforts, a vision of a better past underlying a better future. When the country and the people have gone through so much suffering, it is necessary to add a new quality to lift people's spirits."


Maxim Mikhalev, Scientific Director of the Dorzhiev Society of Ethnogeopolitics, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of the Russian State University for the Humanities:

"I would like to reduce the degree of today's discussion a little: not to get upset about the fact that everything is bad. On the other hand, do not get your hopes up that we are at the beginning of some bright era. There will be no end to the story. The world will not turn upside down. And man has always been both spiritual and material."


Daria Skladenikina, representative of the Charity Foundation "Dialogue of Cultures – One World":

"In the current rapidly changing era, it is very important not only to preserve the cultural diversity of our world, but also to foster interest among young people in learning about this cultural diversity. Our foundation serves these goals by actively expanding international cooperation."


Maria Ulyanova, Candidate of Philological Sciences, expert in the field of education and culture of China:

"The consolidating construction of any community is a cultural code based on language. It is very important at the present time to form the image of the future, the practical component of which consists in cultural codes, cultural and civilizational staples."


All participants shared their experience, stressed the need to continue research related to spiritual culture, with the establishment of spiritual and moral values and cultural traditions of peoples in society. It is proposed to expand the dialogue on the designated topics at the sites of the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, the Museum of the Sun in Novosibirsk, the annual conference in Nur-Sultan dedicated to the Day of Spiritual Harmony, at the Dorzhiev Society of Ethnogeopolitics of the Russian State University for the Humanities.

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