Co-Creating Unity in Diversity: TRANS4M’s contribution to the Festival Week of the New Group of World Servers Seminar 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland
21 December 2019: Invited by World Good Will, TRANS4M shared its theory and practice of “Integral Development of Self and Society” and its potential to contribute to “Evoking the Power of the One Life” – the focus theme of this year’s seminar.
The New Group of World Servers Seminar is taking place every seven years. The one week festival, from December 21 to December 28, happens, simultaneously, in three venues: Geneva, New York and London.
The opening event in Geneva, hosted by the World Good Will Office, Geneva, brought together an engaged audience, interactive group work and a set of inspiring keynote sessions – ranging from Marina Bernadi of Communità Etica Vivente, Italy; Dr. Alejandro Bonilla Garcia of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Mexico; Phillip Lindsay, UK, a researcher into Ageless Wisdom; George Anthon, Rumania, President of the World Organisation of Prenatal Education Associations; and TRANS4M’s co-founder Alexander Schieffer.
Introduced by Mintze van der Velde, Director of World Good Will Geneva, Schieffer focussed on introducing the Integral Worlds Approach and a variety of real life showcases of TRANS4M’s global practice: from Switzerland to India, Jordan, Slovenia and Egypt, among others. Particular emphasis was given to demonstrate how TRANS4M’s practical cases serve as role models for living out a “one life perspective” – as integral development continuously seeks to co-create holistic living designs, that interconnect personal, organisational and societal “wholeness” – thereby purposefully addressing burning issues in societies. The subsequent Q&A session surfaced the positive resonance of the audience with the Integral Worlds approach as an expression of “world serving” – opening the door for future co-engagement.
This inspiring event has been another showcase of us witnessing ever higher levels of global alignment of institutions and initiatives that seek to contribute positively to the world, with a more integrated perspective on life.
Evoking the power and practice of the one undivided life, as proposed by World Good Will, is certainly an aspiration, field of research-to-innovation and living practice that TRANS4M, as a Geneva based center and as a global network, remains committed to.