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I am Ute Craemer

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Born in 1938 in Germany, I pioneered Associação Comunitária Monte Azul, Alliance for Childhood in Brazil, and co-founded the World Social Initiative Forum. I stand up for upholding human dignity in all walks of life. …

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Japan: Do Epidemics have a Common Message to Convey

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Text: Daisuke Onuki [JP] | Photo: Max Anderson [@thepicnictree] As of June 25, a total of 18,110 cases and 968 deaths have been reported in Japan. Those are significantly low figures compared to European and American countries.…

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From Empathy to a Just & Fraternal Society: WSIF Japan 2018 in Review

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Forum organizer & SIF Board Member Daisuke Onuki gives us an overview of WSIF Japan 2018: Knowing Self through Others  & its central theme “Empathy”, presenting the encounters, questions & new initiatives arising out of…

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Nicanor Perlas on “Humanity’s Last Stand” in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Text: Nicole Asis [PH] | Video: Juan Bottero [AR] & Osmer Productions [CH] In his latest book “Humanity’s Last Stand : The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence”, Nicanor Perlas tackles the ‘existential risk’ of humanity in…

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Ute Craemer on “World Citizenship” in WSIF Japan 2018

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Video: Juan Bottero [AR] & Osmer Productions [CH] “…the forum’s objective is to show young and old generations that we can actually be ‘world citizens’— to set free this inner spark of world citizenship for…

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Vanusa Coutinho from Monte Azul Community Association reviews “Knowing Self Through Others”

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Text: Vanusa Coutinho [BR] | Photo: Vanusa Coutinho [BR] Vanusa Coutinho grew up in the favela of Monte Azul, where she met Ute Cramer and some of her co-workers as a child. Years later, she…

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4th UNESCO Youth Seminar

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4th UNESCO Youth Seminar at Tokai University The “UNESCO Youth Team,” based in Tokai University, has held the UNESCO Youth Seminar every year. This year will be our 4th seminar. Every year, students and teachers…

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Joan Sleigh on “Empathy” at Social Initiative Forum Japan 2018

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Video: Juan Bottero [AR] & Osmer Productions [CH] “…The more that we develop ourselves, that higher self is there to give itself away. It’s there for service. And this is when Empathy comes in. We…

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Knowing Self Through Others: Empathy – A Path towards a Just and Fraternal Society

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Text: Andrea dela Cruz [ES] | Photos: The Social Initiative Forum [CH] At Easter, more than 300 people gathered at the 2018 Social Initiative Forum in Japan to attend a 5 day long event exploring…

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