"Now is the need and the demand...

to sacrifice all we have to the helping of humanity" -- DK

Problems of humanity study group
and the search for solutions

Service is the natural expression of the Soul. It is the subjective unity expressed in the practical world. However, engaging in service should be done intelligently, that is not wasting precious resources, by focusing on addressing the causes, rather than effects; and prioritizing what is the immediate need of the period and circumstances. The need is time-sensitive and not necessarily those than entail thousand of years to achieve. Thus, a careful and critical study of the pressing problems of humanity is essential for the would-be server.

No, we don't have to wait to be perfect, or to be enlightened, or to be rich to start to serve or help humanity. Man will always be a work-in-progress and changing one's self is a continuous process through out the evolutionary process. In fact, helping to change the environment and society to improve the quality of life for all, will make it more conducive for individuals to change, develop and spiritualize. We and our families are the ultimate beneficiaries, in the end.

Through study of the world problems and their possible solutions, we can discover how to use our existing skills or resources (or we can develop new ones) to be helpful in whatever area of human endeavor that needs us the most.

We conduct a group study once every month, during the time of the new moon, discussing partly the contents of the modules provided by World Goodwill, "Problems of Humanity Study Course". On other months, other contemporary topics of general interest are also being discussed. We invite resource speakers who are knowledgable about our study topic to share their insights and thoughts with our participants. Please see schedule below (study topics, speaker, time, and venue) and email us if you want to participate. Usually we conduct it at the Ageless Wisdom Library @ 4th floor, Wack Wack Twin Towers. There are no fees.

Source: We downloaded this photo from somewhere in the net many years ago and, sad, we no longer know the name of the photographer for citation purposes. Anyhow, we thank him for capturing in film this stark reality of the majority of the world's children living in extreme poverty.

Current state of the world

Human Development Reports from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):

1999: Globalization with a Human Face

2000: Human Rights and Human Development

2001: Making New Technologies Work for Human Development

2002: Deepening Democracy in a Fragmented World

2003: Millennium Development Goals: A compact among nations to end human poverty

2004: Cultural Liberty in Today's Diverse World

2005: International Cooperation at a Crossroads: Aid, trade and security in an unequal world

2006: Beyond scarcity: Power, poverty and the global water crisis

2007-08: Fighting climate change: Human solidarity in a divided world

2009: Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development

2010: The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development

2011: Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All

2012-2013: The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World

2014: Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience

2015: Work for Human Development

  • From the Earth Charter: A vision of hope
    But will anyone listen?
    Will this be framed again by involutionary forces as "taking away their rights and freedoms" just like the recent global health crisis?