3 July 2020: In a lively transcultural panel, TRANS4M, together with a number of its global co-creators, unveiled the “Home for Humanity Story” by emphasizing the power of homes as potential engines for societal renewal.
Convened by the Humanity Rising Global Solutions Summit, in partnership with TRANS4M, Theatre of Transformation Academy and Home for Humanity, this presentation across five continents began by unveiling the remarkable story of Home for Humanity.
The bottom line of the panel was captured by the slogan: “our homes hold power”. This idea got presented by pointing out the different levels of home, such as the personal, organizational, and planetary home, and their respective powers to drive paradigm shift.
Rama Mani and Alexander Schieffer opened the conference by introducing their inner driving force for building a Home for Humanity. Rama Mani shared her belief in justice and in the potential humans have to create a world with no space for inhumanity. And Alexander Schieffer shared his lifelong dream of co-creating a holistic campus, a shared space including all dimensions of life, going beyond the human mind – inclusive of spirituality, nature, art, culture, and more. Nurtured by these combined passions, the Home for Humanity got developed, at which not only diverse cultures find their place, but also where diverse transformative educational curricula – from Bachelor courses up to a PhD programme – are offered.
The panel continued by opening up the discourse to a set of remarkable “worldmakers” representing each continent, comprised of:
- H.E. Haifa Najjar, Senator, Superintendent of ASG/BSA Schools, Jordan
- Father Dr. Anselm Adodo, Founder, Pax Herbals, Nigeria
- Vinya Ariyaratne, President, Sarvodaya, Sri Lanka
- Maximilian Abouleish, Chief Sustainability Officer. Sekem, Egypt
- Annia Costermani & Katie Weintraub, Future Builders, Sinal, Brazil
These established and newly emerging inspiring leaders shared their visions of home and humanity; they outlined the essences of their projects and organisations, and expressed their passions and desires for our future. They described their homes as a safe place, a space that provides a rich learning environment, one that incorporates the spirit of earth and nature, a space to come together and to build a community, an environment that allows for the sharing of human stories, that enables experiments, that encourages joint processes to find solutions, and that is ready to include diverse cultures.
Altogether, the co-founders of Home for Humanity and the panel members, shared their joint intention to collaborate, across continents, to bring forth a new integral form of education that is relevant for the burning issues of our time.
Watch this space for further developments in the near future.
Post written by Trans4m Junior Fellow Delia Gilgen, Switzerland