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New Renaissance welcomes contributions from readers.  We are particularly looking for articles in the following areas: ecology, social justice, economics, human rights, animal rights, health, science, spirituality and the arts. 

Articles should be written in a style which is accessible to a wide range of readers, as we have a broad audience.

We are also interested in receiving poetry as well as reviews of books, recordings, exhibitions and other cultural events. If you are interested in contributing reviews please contact us. 

We are a non-profit organization and do not pay contributors, but any article that appears in our online edition will have a link back to your website of choice.

Original articles are preferred. (If you have already submitted your article to several hundred locations, then there is no need to submit it here). Send articles in an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

The Editors
New Renaissance

New Renaissance Magazine is an online journal offering a holistic view of developments in the arts, science, culture, society, politics, spirituality and lots more.

In December 1989 we published the first printed version of New Renaissance Magazine, working on a small A-4 printing press in Mainz, Germany and using ancient computers and the first desk top publishing programs.

Times have changed and now here is New Renaissance magazine in a completely online format. We published the print edition right up till 2005 but have now suspended the print edition in favor of putting everything online.  Take a look around and browse the categories or use the search feature to find what you need.

In case you are wondering, New Renaissance is published by Renaissance Universal (RU). RU is composed of individuals located around the world who are inspired by the social and spiritual philosophy of P.R. Sarkar. The aim of RU is to bring about a socially just and healthy human society. 

If you would like to contribute articles or have any questions, please contact us.

There is an intimate link between intimate (domestic) violence and international violence says author, Riane Eisler.

Commentary on the war in Iraq by John Pilger.

New Renaissance is a quarterly magazine serving as a forum for progressive discussion on the future of society. Since 1990, it has been bringing a holistic perspective to the economic, environmental, political, social, spiritual and cultural concerns of today.

As its name implies, New Renaissance, hopes to inspire a creative burst of energy which will help humanity surmount its present global crisis. New Renaissance thus highlights the writings of people with a positive approach towards contemporary problems. 

In an age of increasing economic disparity New Renaissance promotes ideas and programmes which will lead to a decentralised, cooperative and democratic economic system, and advocates a new humanism in which our concern is expanded to include all living beings. 

Science and the arts are presented from the perspective of restoring them to their benevolent roles of serving true human needs. 

Regular departments in the journal cover the environment, economics, philosophy, animal rights, human rights, health, science, spirituality and the arts, making New Renaissance a comprehensive source of alternative news and commentary.

Contributors to past issues have included: David Korten, Johan Galtung, Hazel Henderson, Riane Eisler, Jean Houston, Suzi Gablik, Peter Russell and P.R. Sarkar.

It is we who are responsible for our future; we are making our tomorrows. Renaissance Universal is a network of people who believe that we must make an effort to improve society and the world, for ourselves and for coming generations. This involves a renaissance based on neo-humanistic values. Such a renaissance will not only redesign the major institutions of society but will foster individual growth and self-realisation as well. Renaissance Universal seeks to communicate and create expanded opportunities for concerned individuals to co-operate, discuss and channel their creative talents in positive personal and social directions.

Principles of Renaissance Universal

Neo-humanism: Respect for all living beingsWhen human caring expands and embraces all living beings and even the entire inanimate universe, ordinary humanism becomes neo-humanism. Neo-humanism provides a philosophical basis for building a new era of ecological balance, planetary citizenship and cosmic kinship.

Art and Science for service and self-realization

Both art and science have been misutilized in the present age. Art has the capacity to awaken social consciousness and ultimately lead a person towards self-realization. Today, however, art has become a slave of commercial interests. Science has been the method by which humanity has elevated itself in the past, but in the present era science has been misutilized to produce weapons of mass destruction. RU works to restore both art and science to their true benevolent places in society.

Social and economic justice for all

The gap between rich and poor must be closed if peaceful and prosperous society is to be established. RU promotes programmes which will guarantee the basic necessities of all people in the framework of a decentralized, cooperative and democratic economic system.

Education for liberation

True education should develop the full physical, mental and spiritual potentialities of an individual. It is not mere vocational training. RU promotes and encourages all efforts to implement progressive educational methods and systems.

Unity in diversity

Human society is one and indivisible. RU seeks to remind people of the fundamental oneness of humanity and to remove all artificial barriers keeping people apart. Local languages, cultures, history and traditions enhance the beauty of the human family and RU also strives to protect the diverse expressions of human culture.

Activities of Renaissance Universal

Publications and Research

New Renaissance magazine is the quarterly journal of Renaissance Universal. The magazine is a forum for progressive discussion on local and global concerns. Articles, letters, poetry, photography and drawings are welcomed.


Periodically Renaissance Universal organizes world-wide forums on important contemporary issues. Other discussion forums will be held in places where local chapters are established.

Social Service

RU works with service projects around the world, and encourages its members to take part in efforts to alleviate the suffering of others.




Renaissance Universal presents a series of lectures in London:

Meditation and Yoga: Transform Yourself
a talk by Kaoverii Weber

Friday 20th August        18:00 - 20:00
UCL Bloomsbury Building, 15 Gordon Str., London WC1H 0AH

Saturday 21st August    13:30 - 15:30
Lilian Baylis Old School, Lollard Str., London SE11 6PY

Saturday 21st August    18:30 - 20:30
Halifax College, 11-15 St. Ann’s Rd., Harrow  HA1 1LG

Entrance Free. CALL or EMAIL to reserve a place.

For more info...
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An opportunity to look at why we do meditation and yoga, what they are about and how they can help us change our life for the better. A deeper understanding of meditation and yoga will provide you with the tools you need to handle life’s challenges more efficiently, to gain a deeper knowledge of yourself and to joyfully pursue your life’s purpose.

Kaoverii will present the subject according to the Ananda Marga model. Ananda Marga practices and philosophy were given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in the latter part of the twentieth century based on the Tantric scriptures of Shiva and Krishna at the same time supporting the Ashtanga system of Patanjali. Kaoverii will also draw upon anecdotes and latest research on the subject.

Kristine Kaoverii Weber, MA, RYT500 has been practicing, studying and teaching yoga extensively for more than twenty years. She has wide experience of various yogic traditions, complementary therapies and Chinese medicine. Kaoverii is one of the trainers at the Ananda Marga Yoga Teacher Training set up in Asheville, USA and gives workshops regularly for yoga teachers and mental health professionals in the US and abroad. She is the author of numerous journal and magazine articles and has also published a book on self-massage.



a workshop by Kaoverii Weber

Sunday 22nd August   14:00 - 17:00
Ananda Marga Meditation Centre
3A Cazenove Rd., London N16 6PA

Entrance £10 (£6 concessions)
Childcare provided. CALL or EMAIL to reserve a place.

For more info...
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Many current teachings about the chakras come from a New Age perspective (post 1970). This workshop delves into the chakras from the perspective of the ancient Tantrics – the yogis who first perceived and wrote about the chakras. Kaoverii will also give a look at the system as interpreted by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell and other innovative thinkers. In this workshop you will learn yoga postures and techniques to help you balance your own chakra system. Aided by powerpoint.




Durlabh Singh, a poet, artist and writer, gives the remarkable account of an Indian village coping with an invasion of snakes.


 Michael Lohr interviews Hugh Marsh, a Canadian electric  fiddle player whose music flows over the boundaries of jazz, world, Celtic and rock music.

Michael Lohr reviews the spiritual memoir of Dada Vedaprajinananda, a world-traveled yoga missionary.

If you are tired of just talking about a better future and would like to do something about creating a New World, then a conference in Radford, Virginia at the end of May, 2015 may be just what you are looking for.

P.R, Sarkar looks at the disparities which plague humanity today and calls on concerned people to take action.

Why are many people defining themselves as being spiritual but not religious? Forest Grace believes he has found the answer.

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