Encouraging activity: For the paediatrician Michaela Glöckler it is crucial that educational institutions promote healthy development
Because children and adolescents spend much of their time in educational settings, the spatial, conceptual and social make-up of these places will affect their health right into adulthood. According to the paediatrician Michaela Glöckler it is therefore crucial that they facilitate healthy development.
Age-appropriate use of digital technologies: Petition launched by the Eliant network and the Alliance for Humane Education
The European Alliance of Initiatives for Applied Anthroposophy (Eliant) advocates cultural diversity and choice in Europe. Its petition for an age-appropriate use of digital technology ‘For a Right to Screen-free Day Care Centres, Kindergartens and Primary Schools’ will run until the end of the year. Eliant has recently become a partner of the World Goetheanum Association.
Confirmed: New member of the Executive Council at the Goetheanum: Ueli Hurter
The Annual General Meeting of the General Anthroposophical Society was held at the Goetheanum on 31 October in compliance with the currently required protective restrictions. The members confirmed the appointment of Ueli Hurter as a member of the Executive Council, approved the 2019 financial statement and discharged the Executive Council.
Call for source materials and photos: Rudolf Steiner‘s Agriculture Course
In 1924 Rudolf Steiner initiated biodynamic farming with a lecture course in Koberwitz (now: Kobierzyce, Poland). A new German edition of the course is planned for its one hundredth birthday. The Section for Agriculture and the Rudolf Steiner Archives are calling for source materials and photos.
The cultural landscape reveals how we eat: Nutritionist Jasmin Peschke on the World Food Day 2020
As a result of the Covid-19 epidemic, awareness of the connection between personal health and ecologically produced food has grown. Jasmin Peschke, nutritional scientist at the Goetheanum, thinks that this awareness can inspire greater respect for the dignity of living creatures.
«Guided by the child‘s reality»: Leadership changes in the Goetheanum‘s Pedagogical Section
Changes to the Pedagogical Section‘s leadership will be gradually introduced during 2021/2022. With Philipp Reubke, the perspective of early childhood education will for the first time be directly represented, while Constanza Kaliks will bring in her experience from South America. The two present Section leaders will take on new tasks.
Accounting for sustainability: Christian Hiss keynote speaker at 2020 World Goetheanum Forum
On classic financial balance sheets, social and ecological achievements merely appear as expenses, a fact that puts sustainably run enterprises at a disadvantage compared to others. Christian Hiss has developed a concept that assesses the positive sides of sustainable business approaches.
More than meets the eye: ‘Living Farms’ – farming cooperative ‘Limbua Group’ in Kenya
The Limbua Macadamia Group started off as a pioneer in establishing small-scale farming cooperatives. In the video series ‘Living Farms’, Lin Bautze (project leader) and Philipp Wilson (camera) from the Goetheanum‘s Section for Agriculture explain the group‘s biodynamic approach.
Unrealized potential: Book on perspectives and initiatives in the times of Coronavirus
The Corona pandemic highlights the complex ways in which life forms interact. When disruptions occur, they lead to stress symptoms that can have a destructive effect. The Leadership of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum is working on multidimensional solutions based on its understanding of life.
“What now?” – “Facing social needs today!” – Web-seminar series of the World Social Initiative Forum
The pandemic has uncovered so many systemic problems on a global scale that almost everyone sees the need for a drastic paradigm shift. The World Social Initiative Forum will host monthly web-seminars suggesting individual ways of dealing with social issues, starting with ‘What now? Social needs of today’ on 31 July.
“Transformation is required in all spheres of life”: A new focus for the first term of the academic year 2020/21 at the Goetheanum
The study courses at the Goetheanum have been adapted to the current conditions. The first term of the academic year 2020/2021 ‘Metamorphosis’ is about finding ways of actively dealing with uncertainty – through ‘self-transformation’ based on building relationships and relating to reality.
Multidimensional sustainability standard ‘Economy of Love’: Economy in tune with humanity and nature
There is no such thing yet as an uninterrupted, transparent and sustainable supply chain. By using ‘impacTrace’ to investigate the impact products have on the economy, on culture, society and on the environment, ‘Economy of Love’ establishes their true‘ costs. Helmy Abouleish, one of the standard‘s initiators, is a partner within the World Goetheanum Association.