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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 beings
When 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
The 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.
Twice a year Renaissance Universal organizes world-wide forums on important
contemporary issues. Other discussion forums will be held in places where
local chapters are established. Global on-line discussion forums will be held at
the RU website's
An address directory of members and their interests is published yearly
to help promote communication and sharing of ideas. A central library of members' articles is available for reference.
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 is open to all people who have sincere concern for
the welfare of life and who are prepared to act on this concern. Membership
entitles one to a four-issue subscription to New Renaissance,
entry to RU sponsored events and connection with the members' network.