Humanity in Unity
Premiered on Sunday 14th March 2021
Prof. Schieffer quoted major sections from Shaykh Fadhlalla's book Journey of the Self as part of his research that resulted in the excellent book Integral Development: Realising the Transformative Potential of Individuals, Organisations, and Societies.
Prof. Schieffer wrote a number of poems in honour of this conversation which he read during the dialogue. He has recently published a book of poetry entitled FIREBIRD: A Poetic Journey to Awaken the Inner Fire.
In this session, Prof. Schieffer discussed Unity as Starting-and-End-Point: the Significance of “Unity”, the Urgency of Unity: its importance in our Times, the Vitality of Unity in Diversity: the Relevance and Potential of Diversity, the Journey towards Unity: Processes that can guide us towards Unity (in Diversity), (From “Journey of the Self” of ASK to Releasing Genius in the Integral approach), Enabling Unity: How do we create and design “Enabling Places” to support the transformative Journey towards Unity? (From ASK to Home for Humanity), Coming Home / Manifesting the Future: On the Power of the (inner and outer) Home to Co-Create a Regenerative and Inclusive Earth Civilisation, for all Life.
Prof. Alexander Schieffer is the Co-Founder, Home for Humanity; Co-Founder, TRANS4M Academy for Integral Transformation; Co-Series Editor of Routledge Transformation and Innovation Book Series; Lecturer, University of St. Gallen; Spiritual Poet-Performer Alexander Schieffer is, simultaneously, a transformative educator, engaged activist, passionate community builder, integral philosopher, and spiritual poet and performer. He is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he completed his doctorate on leadership personality, and where he remains a highly engaging lecturer to this day, teaching Integral Development and Self and Societal Transformation. Alexander’s applied academic publications include Integral Development, Integral Economics, Transformation Management, and Integral Research and Innovation. His literary publications have appeared in three languages: Firebird (a poetry compilation in English), La Rey Estrella or Star King (a mythical novel published in Portuguese in Brazil), and Niemandsland (a German poetry volume). A passionate believer in the catalytic role of art and culture to renew society, Alexander also offers integral ‘transformances’ – interactive poetry performances and workshops to invite diverse participants to experience the integral and innovate the possible.