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One Humanity Institute

ONE HUMANITY INSTITUTE
From HATE to HOPE
AUSCHWITZ - OSWIECIM PROJECT

 

The purpose of this project is to stop the endless cycle of violence and move into an age of mutual caring. We believe that today all is possible and with this we do dedicate ourselves to building a better world.

HISTORY

World War II illustrates a major horror in our history and similar horrors continue to this day throughout the world. One million people were murdered in Auschwitz, which has been maintained exactly as it was used to remind people NEVER AGAIN. Two million visitors come annually to visit this chilling historic site. They enter the Camp and tour the site, leaving deeply impressed with a hanging sense of despair -- and then most often, leave the town as fast as possible. It has not been a place to stay for an extended visit.

Yet Auschwitz, housed in the town of Oswiecimin Poland,served one ofthe world’smost compelling pressure points for the formulation of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Oswiecim has also been officially appointed a United Nations Peace Messenger City of Peace. Now in Oswiecim, a town of 41,000 inhabitants, there is a desire to work to build something positive -- a hopeful vision arising out of the ashes of the past. And knowing the present need of the World globally and locally, we plan to establish a place in Oswiecim of Hope for a better future -- One Humanity Institute.

THE VISION

“Many Voices, One Heart, One Humanity . . . One Peace.”

“The overarching goal is to build a foundation for the evolution of consciousness needed to give rise to the global solidarity of One Humanity to achieve sustainable peace.” -- Nina Meyerhof

With the support of an international team of leaders, practitioners, community builders and visionaries, the One Humanity Institute will be a collaborative enterprise developed to attract, educate, and inspire people of all ages and cultures to translate universal values into actions that generate global harmony and prosperity for sustainable peace. The Institute will cultivate a vision of One Humanity joining together to embrace our deep spiritual connection. Programs and educational content will provide the tools and support to manifest peace in tangible ways at the micro and macro levels of individuals, organizations, communities, societies and the world.

The Institute emerges from the well-documented, urgent need to redirect focus away from the violence of the past and toward a culture of peace emphasizing forgiveness and trust. To that end, the Institute will foster a deep structural shift in the basic premises of thoughts, feelings and actions. Our purpose is to direct away from modes of disaffection and estrangement, which can lead to discord and violence andawayfrom a culture of competition and dom1ination totransform intoone of partnership and solidarity.

The Institute will embrace peace that goes beyond the mere absence of conflict and war, to bring about a change of heart that embraces our common humanity. Thus, peace in this sense is a dynamic concept that facilitates the full development of the human potential. This peace implies learning practices of solidarity, justice and cooperation in our own communities, linking each communitywith active participation in the interconnected world in which we all live. The aim is to experience unitive synergy: Oneness of the authentic self, co-aligned with the unity of all selves as a coherent whole. Sustainable PEACE is possible with the consciousness of ONE HUMANITY.

INSTITUTE OVERVIEW

Location and Facilities

After many visits since 2014 to the town of Oswiecim and meetings with the town governor, mayor of the city, and also the representatives of local NGOs and educational institutions, our start-up team prepared the arena for us to establish the One Humanity Institute at Oswiecim. The Institute team has met and been invited to enter into a lease to buy arrangement for a series of barracks adjacent to the Auschwitz Museum, which were occupied by the German army during the war. These buildings, which would house the Institute, are just now becoming available.

Institute Components

The plan is for the facilities to house a public conference center, a building for higher education with official ties to Jagiellonian University in Krakow and other renown universities around the world, a global exchange student training center, a library with research center, a hands-on experiential museum, housing facilities on the campus and nature retreat villa, and a collaborative of offices for like- mindedworldorganizations that are committed to the ideals of a better global future, asaligned and reflected in the Institute’s vision. Overall, the Institute supports, with tangible resources, education and collaborative thought, the creation of a new world paradigm for peace.

Programs

The Institute will offer structured learning opportunities for young people and adults through formal and non-formal education. Such opportunities will focus on the 17 Sustainable Goals of the U.N., inter- and intra-faith studies, inter-culturalunderstanding and cooperation,conflict resolutionand trans-rational problem solving, reconciliation, entrepreneurial social impact projects and leadership skills for the rising potential of the empowered voice of individuals.

Research Center

The Institute will also serve as a research hub on the above-referenced subjects utilizing a growing international team of people having multiple areas of functional and operational expertise. It will encompass a new form of think-tank that honors the precept of One Humanity.

Our intention is for visitors as well as others to be able to come easily for a day, a week or half a year, for a research or project work, to our complex in order to transform their views and provide them with collective tools, information and resources, stirring and inspiring HOPE and new potentials for solutions for our world problems.

CONCLUSION

“One Humanity” is a term many of the world’s peoples hear commonly now as we focus on our global awareness and interdependence. The mission of the Institute is to support the universal values of peace, tolerance, dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity for all life through innovative programs and experiences. The Institute’s programs and experiences can inspire HOPE and encourage those who come to envision innovative solutions to obstacles to PEACE through the recognition that, whatever our differences, we are ONE HUMANITY.

We are fully committed to worldwide social impact thus addressing the Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations to be concluded in 2030.

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