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International Cultural Association

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New Acropolis is an international non-profit cultural association and a school of philosophy in the classical manner, present in nearly 60 countries, and run entirely by a network of volunteers. It was founded in 1957 on the following principles: 1. To promote an ideal of universal fraternity, based on respect for human dignity, beyond racial, sexual, cultural, religious, social and other differences. 2. To encourage love for wisdom, which, through the comparative study of philosophies, religions, sciences, and arts promotes the knowledge of the universe, nature and the human being. 3. To develop the best of our human potential, by promoting our full realization as individuals and our integration in nature and society, not as mere spectators, but as active participants in a world that needs to be improved. Our work results in better individuals who bring sustainability to social development. Our three forms of action include: Philosophy – to learn about the practical applications of the major schools of thought. Culture – to help people transform and improve themselves, to bring out values such as beauty, justice, goodness, knowledge and social harmony. Volunteering – arising from a deep-rooted solidarity with and commitment to the problems and needs of our times. It expresses a spirit of union with life and humanity, which manifests in the practice of values such as unselfishness, commitment and striving for the common good.

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