Current Human Condition

Is the existence and viability of humanity a given? We observe the depletion of finite global resources, the destruction of the environment and biosphere, a widening gap between a disenfranchised majority and a privileged minority, continuous conflicts and wars between nations and ethnic groups – together mounting as existential threats to humankind.

These and other developments are directly or indirectly motivated by a global culture of materialism that permeates virtually all societies and convictions. This materialism in multiple ways, directly and indirectly, not only motivates destruction, exploitation, repression, and alienation, but also promotes aggression and violence between people, rendering humanity increasingly fragmented and weakened, uncapable to overcome these existential threats, a humanity in it’s current condition unfit for viability and prosperity.