Asia-Pacific Assembly will focus on alternatives
(within and outside the mainstream) that have to do
with deepening democracy and participation, evolving
strategies against ecological catastrophe and an appreciation
Real connectedness (unity) can only
be based on a multilogue with diversity and complexity.
We realise that the old ideologies are insufficient
to deal with the range and complexity of the problems
humankind is today facing.
From the experience of the past few years the Asia-Pacific
Alliance is moving to the conclusion that a crisis of
vision is at the heart of our problems. We know what
the main problems are and what the solutions should
be, but we are still unable to do very much for lack
of will. We can begin to bring about real change only
if we integrate our political and social concerns into
open-ended and non-sectarian notions of the sacred.
Only this can help us experience other intensities that
are more fulfilling than the merely material ones our
commodity-oriented cultures are able to provide. One
cornerstone of our new vision is the realisation that
we are the children of the Earth with sacred bonds with
all life-forms, human and non-human.
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Assembly, on the activities of the Alliance in Asia
or on the Fireflies Ashram, please visit the Alliance
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