On 27 September the Goetheanum World Conference 2023 begins! During Michaelmas we will be working at the Goetheanum on the next steps for the future of the anthroposophical movement in a time of extreme global challenges.
How can working with anthroposophy on a global level create contributions to a world culture? Or will we rather form a subculture and remain in a niche? How do we avoid ossifying and closing ourselves off from the world? Where do we fall into superficiality and lose inner substance? How do we create a momentum together to discuss the next steps in shaping the anthroposophical world movement and work, and to take the first steps together?
The Agricultural Section, together with the Natural Science Section, offers the following thematic forum: "On Earth we want to live! What are our contributions to the future of the Earth?" (Theme Forum No. 1)
It is generally recognised that we are standing at an ecological precipice. With the climate crisis, the loss of biodiversity, the rapid depletion of soils and freshwater reserves, to name but a few, the Earth as a living being is endangered to such an extent that one could almost lose hope. The reasons for this state of affairs are to be found in human beings. The emancipation from the gods and their work in nature, which began with modernity, led to an abstract and dead understanding of nature and then to technology. What we have gained on this path is our freedom. A great good! How can we turn to the earth and nature again out of freedom? In the last hundred years many impulses from anthroposophy have flowed into the emerging ecological movement: In science and Goetheanism, in agriculture and food management, in community building and education. Can we renew, deepen and multiply these approaches today? In the thematic forum, we want to contribute our concerns and share them in an interdisciplinary and intergenerational exchange. From this, topics where we can contribute should be found in an interactive way. And then, in a third step, perspectives for action for the next seven years will be outlined.
We want to connect with the earth, take it into our destiny. We want to work out perspectives to co-create the future of the earth from the spiritual dimension of anthroposophy in co-creative attitude and activity.
We are very happy to have the Biodynamic Movement with us and invite you to register!