Date: Dec. 7, 2013
Topic: Community Development
Session: An Innovative Value-Based Holistic Human Development Approach
The session will address the need for a comprehensive approach to human development and efforts to advance innovative and holistic models. For years, top-down approaches to community development have lacked cohesion and sustainability. More recently, programs that emphasize only grassroots development have had limited success in fostering shared prosperity. A values-based holistic development approach gives community members power and authority over their own projects and initiatives, as well cultivates an ethic of service. This session will place special emphasis on eradicating poverty while also exploring the spiritual dimensions of well being as part of a comprehensive approach to human development.
GPF’s annual Global Peace Convention is a preeminent, world-level platform to share best practices and develop collaborative strategies in areas of education, health care, environmental sustainability, community-driven development, and conflict resolution, guided by a vision of One Family under God. Dr. Hyun Jin Moon is the founder and chairman of the Global Peace Foundation.