A Global Meeting Place

We are connected as a species in ways we have never been before. We are facing bigger challenges than ever, and we have more knowledge and tools than any generation before us. And our biggest problems are man-made. So, we should be able to solve our problems and create a meaningful future for all.

What it Means to Be Human is a Global Meeting Place for global conversations about what it means to be human, and how we can create a future where everybody can thrive. It is also a book and a series of online activities that are open to everybody around the globe, particularly the Global Meeting on Equinox, twice per year. We are looking very much forward to meeting you.

Twice per year, on Equinox, when the day has the same length around the globe, we The Global Meeting on Equinox about what it means to be human. Both the keynote speakers and the participants are from all over the planet, and you are invited to contribute to the conversation. This is not your usual webinar!

The next Global Meeting on Equinox is on September 21, it is free of charge, and will be about Cooperation: Can we do it better? You will find it here: https://www.globalbildung.net/what-it-means-to-be-human-2024-september-21/

The book

How do we unfold our personal character and become whole humans?

Educators and thinkers from around the globe explore this in the book What it Means to Be Human.

Read more about it here: https://www.nordicbildung.org/what-it-means-to-be-human/

Our mission is to unlock the potential of a global, cross-cultural conversation about what constitutes the human condition, tapping into the wisdom that we have inherited from traditions and thinkers from all corners of the world. Facing the first truly global crises in the history of mankind, we need to focus on the narratives, values and experiences that unite us as a species to turn from rivalry and chauvinism to collaboration. These universal values also happen to be the things that make up a meaningful and fulfilling life for most of us.

Other upcomming events

Pindar Wong
Means of Cooperation — and Female or Regenerative Money

Tentative; time and date TBA

How can we rethink human cooperation so everybody can thrive?

Folarin Gbadebo-Smith
Ubuntu in a Postmodern World

Tentative; time and date TBA

How much Ubuntu can there be in a Postmodern world? And what can the world learn from the African Ubuntu tradition?

Lene Rachel Andersen
Polymodern Economics: A Culture-based Economy

Monday, August 12, 2024
19:00-21:00 CET on Zoom

What if we could all find meaningful work to support ourselves in a sustainable economy?
Discussion with Lene Rachel Andersen about the possibilities for a polymodern economy.
Feel free to read this first: https://lenerachelandersen.medium.com/polymodern-economics-ec4d817b3824

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Ulrich Loening
Harmonizing Economy with Nature

Tentative; time and date TBA

Dr. Ulrich E. Loening lists 9 fundamental differences between nature and industrialized society / economy and suggests that if we can grasp this and change our mindset accordingly, we can harmonize the economy with nature, and then we can thrive with nature and survive

Previous events and more

Global Bildung Day, March 21, 2024; program and video presentations here: https://www.globalbildung.net/gbd2024-march-21/

Global Bildung Day, September 21, 2023; program and video presentations here: https://www.globalbildung.net/gbd2023-september-21/

Global Bildung Day, March 21, 2023; program and video presentations here: https://www.globalbildung.net/gbd2023-march-21/

What is bildung?

A global network for bildung

If you are an educator, a volunteer in bildung activities, or just a concerned citizen anywhere in the world who thinks that education should be about bildung, please join our Global Bildung Network: https://network.globalbildung.net

What is bildung?

What is bildung?

Bildung is two kinds of knowledge: the transferable kind that schools tend to be focused on, and life experience, which cannot be transferred, but which turns us into mature beings, and which can be promoted, even in schools. More here: https://www.nordicbildung.org/lexicon/what-is-bildung/