Global Education Magazine: International Day of Democracy (September 15th, 2013)
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Cultural Democracy is a process dynamic which works to create
awareness and responsibility with people in the free world.
Considering the challenges of globalization, this edition of Global Education Magazine intends to reflect on the supranational level actions that promote political unity and equal rights, respecting all diversity and minorities.
Karibu! The word democracy comes from Greek “demos”, it means people and those who hold sovereign power. Thus, democracy is closely interrelated to metacognition of feelings and fundamental principles of others. For this reason, current global educational policies must support the civic imperative to educate in neurobiology of love and solidarity: through an isomorphic ontology which recognizes the 60,000 daily deaths due to hunger and homelessness as our own ndugu (“brothers” in Swahili).
Moreover, we must discern that dignity and freedom of human being also belong to cosmic and planetary order, because we are made of stellar material! The emergence of human being on Earth is just one stage of the universe. We are eco-dependent beings with a double identity: one´s own identity that distinguishes us from others and another one which is interdependent to environment. An environment constituted by all beings that feed upon it, which can only build their existence, autonomy, creativity and individual wealth in ecological relationship with the environment. That is, individual-social development and environmental-planetary evolution are mutually dependent, because the permanent metamorphosis of nature is an autopoietic totality in continuous transformation.
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