One World - Visions Past, Present, and Future
*This is a Past Event*
Instructor: Harold Rosen (Master’s degrees in Religion, Philosophy & Education)
In a day of partisan division and nationalist tension, we do well to ask: How has humanity envisioned ‘One World’? Exploring the roots of Cosmopolitanism, we draw from many traditions. We unearth Indigenous, Classical, Eastern and Western views of a united
world – peaceful, just and prosperous. We
discover lofty concepts of Ultimate Reality,
Human Fulfillment, and Universal Justice –
through a panoramic survey of humanity’s
visions of solidarity. Our approach is
multi-disciplinary – drawing from world
religions, philosophy, cosmology and history.
The image of One World has evolved
impressively, yielding mansions of thought and
aspiration. Where has this quest arrived today?
Globalists emphasize human rights, consultative governance, earthcare ethics and spiritual development. Examining several set of ‘sister heritages’, will bring us well-grounded hope for the future.
Session 1 – Theme Introduction & Global Indigenous Legacies
Session 2 – South Asian Visions from Hindu and Buddhist Traditions
Session 3 – East Asian Visions from Confucian and Taoist Traditions
Session 4 – Middle Eastern Visions from Zoroastrian and Islamic Traditions
Session 5 – Western Visions from Jewish, Hellenic and Christian Traditions
Session 6 – Modern Secular, Baha’i and Planetary Spiritual Views