Nan Tien Institute is pleased to invite you to the Official Book Launch of
'The Kyoto Manifesto of Global Economics: The platform for Humanity, Community and Spirituality'
taking place as part of the official launch celebrations of Nan Tien Bridge.
When: 1-2pm, Saturday 28th July 2018
Where: Nan Tien Institute, 231 Nolan Street, Unanderra 2526
Admission is free
‘The Kyoto Manifesto for Global Economics - The Platform of Community, Humanity and Spirituality’ will be launched in direct ‘synergy’ with the Official Opening of the Nan Tien Bridge, which spans 200 metres across the M1 Freeway and links the Nan Tien Temple with the Nan Tien Institute.
The book represents a symbolic ‘bridge’ between humanity and its spirituality on the one side, and knowledge and the everyday world on the other.
With Venerable Dr Juewei Shi, Director of the Nan Tien Institute’s Humanistic Buddhism Centre and Emeritus Professor Stephen Hill, Advisor to the Centre, both centrally involved in the book’s creation, the book launch will form an integral part of the whole celebration.
Guests are invited to attend the Official Book Launch and are also invited to attend the whole day of celebration, which will include the Official Ceremony and First Official Crossing of the Nan Tien Bridge, a vegetarian food fair, multicultural performances and an art exhibition.
This Kyoto Manifesto confronts the failings of current global economics to deliver the equity, sustainability and community empowerment which humanity needs to handle a troubled future. The volume proposes an economy built from our society, not the other way around.
The book’s analysis is deeply informed by the practice of searching for what is “sacred”, the ultimate essence of our humanity, what we can be as a human race — empowered, fulfilled individuals, deeply sharing and caring for each other across our separate cultures and lives.
The result is an economics that stresses harmony with nature, and balance in social relations. It places an emphasis on community — human sharing and trust — as a platform for our future, not separate from the global economy but integrated into its very foundations. This is a book for all who care: a plan for our sustainable future built from the best of what our humanity is and can offer.
Nan Tien Institute’s Humanistic Buddhism Centre has been central to the book’s creation, with contributions from both Venerable Dr Juewei, Director of the Centre and Emeritus Professor Stephen Hill, Advisor to the Centre.