About the Institute
The Institute of World Culture aims to promote universal brotherhood and foster human fellowship among all races, nations and cultures. The Institute offers a congenial environment for the contemplation and enjoyment of the rich heritage of human culture. Discovery of this heritage includes a search for the promise and possibilities of the civilization of the future. To promote its aims, the Institute presents a variety of seminars and cultural events highlighting classical and contemporary themes. It also sponsors discussion groups on the sciences and philosophies, ethical and psychological perspectives and the arts and crafts of past and present humanity.
Activities of the Institute
Activities of the Institute include seminars and talks, on-going study groups and periodic opportunities with visiting speakers, films, artistic presentations and cultural excursions. Seminars are usually held on Saturday afternoon to consider a topic that is explained and explored by presenters who have given considerable thought to the topic. Participants are encouraged to exchange insights and develop fresh modes of authentic communication that honor the classical tradition of tolerant and self-validating dialogue. Study Groups meet regularly and have the opportunity to consider in greater depth a timely topic from the perspective of the Institute's aims.
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