III congreso Filosofía y Juventud Madrid 2014The Congress ‘Philosophy and Youth’ was held in Madrid to promote the practical role of philosophy in the improvement of the human being and society.

Within the framework of the commemoration of World Philosophy Day, promoted by UNESCO since 2002, the Global Ethics Network, in collaboration with the international philosophical organization New Acropolis, the Sphinx magazine and the Victoria Theater in Madrid, again organized this year a meeting to showcase the more practical side of philosophy. This year’s theme focused on ‘Philosophy and Youth’.

As artistic-philosophical close to the event, a theatrical performance “The Myth of Prometheus” was presented, in charge of the amateur theater group Prometheus, formed by young people from the center of New Acropolis in Granada, and adapted by themselves based on the texts of Hesiod, Aeschylus, Plato, among others. The adaptation and representation tried to be faithful to the old models of the mysteric Greek theater.

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El Heroe Cotidiano 002In commemoration of World Philosophy Day, volunteers from New Acropolis of the city of San Pedro Sula shared with the student community of the Autonomous National University of the Valle de Sula (Unah- Vs) a lecture on the major issues facing today’s youth from a philosophical and practical perspective providing multiple keys to our own everyday hero search.

 

 

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TV_Asembleia_PortoAlegreNew Acropolis Porto Alegre was invited to participate in a programme of interviews organised by the television space TV Asamblea.
The program addressed the importance of philosophical studies and among other guests participated the professor of philosophy Roberto Giannoukas Sampaio and the educational coordinator of the early years of the Colegio Marista Rosario, Cristiane Granville.

The round table highlighted the importance of the study of philosophy beginning in childhood, and that this could be a practical tool fostering the development of virtues and an inquisitive mind.

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Volunteers and friends of New Acropolis Florinanopolis spent a Saturday afternoon restoring the daycare Lar Recanto do Carinho. This daycare, now 22 years old, is home to 11 children and attends to over 27 children at social risk. Several restoration tasks were carried out including the re-painting of the outer wall, reparation of doors. Also, various hygiene items, cleaning materials and food donations were collected.

 

 

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2014 Florianópolis Brasil-S Conferencia_Música1New Acropolis offered in Florianopolis a lecture entitled ‘The importance of music for human beings’.

To celebrate World Music Day the speaker Samuel Scaini, philosopher and musician, spoke of elements present in music, beyond the technical aspects, which are of great importance, and invited the public to reflect on how to use this form of expression for our benefit.  2014 Florianópolis Brasil-S Conferencia_Música4

At the end of the event, a musical presentation was offered interpreting songs accompanied by guitar, piano and flute.

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2014 GovernadorValadares Brasil-S CicloCultural1Three encounters marked this cultural cycle under the title ‘Philosophy of the Hero’, promoted by New Acropolis in Governador Valadares, in collaboration with the Municipal Department of Culture and carried out at the Cultural Center Nelson Mandela.

The program, related to heroic idealism, offered the following topics: ‘Heroism’ , ‘The role of youth’ and ‘The Twelve Labors of Hercules’.

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2014 Tijuca Brasil-S AcciónSocial_Salgueiro22014 Tijuca Brasil-S AcciónSocial_Salgueiro1Social Action in the Community of Salgueiro, in Tijuca, where volunteers of New Acropolis have been working with children and young people for more than two years.

During the month of October, the activities were mostly with children, and included various fun tasks as: storytelling, facepainting, activities of relaxation and stretching of the body. There were also computer games to create awareness of the importance of coexistence.

 

 
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