New Acropolis Slovakia launched a new series of lectures entitled “The enigmas of life”. The first took place at the headquarters of New Acropolis in Bratislava with the theme “Destiny, Karma or chance”. The series aims to pose the questions we ask ourselves about life and its laws, and seeks answers in the classical philosophical works of East and West. The lecture was enlivened by brief performances of the “Mythos” theater group.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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The Nagla forest is a relatively unknown part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. This peaceful and serene forest was a “school in nature” for 26 participants consisting of college students, younger students, and volunteers from the New Acropolis Center in Mumbai. The event was a “Clean-Up” drive organized by the “Active Ecology” department of New Acropolis.
The activity had two objectives: connecting with nature and observing how it works harmoniously to support life, and and to clean the space, and discover how the act of cleaning can be a regenerating process.
During the trail walk guided by the volunteers, participants learned about the bio diversity of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park with a specific emphasis on the mangroves. Armed with gloves and bags, participants bagged different types of waste that had washed ashore on the banks of the Vasai creek, killing the mangroves.
An hour-long action of vigorous cleaning filled ten sacks with of waste. The group was faced with the reality of how mindless urbanization has a direct impact on nature. It was a day of philosophy in action, and as one inspired second-grader said, “We have done so little, we must come again and clean up more!”

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IMGP2836The seminar consisted of several lectures and talks on the fundamental values of volunteering, like generosity.

It was also a time dedicated to the preparation of games for monkeys in a Ben Shemen monkey shelter, who receive the help of New Acropolis volunteers.
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albergue-Florianopolis01The hostel Manoel Galdino Vieira, founded in 1927 in the capital, was renovated by the volunteers of New Acropolis. This residence provides daily bath, dining, bed and breakfast to those most in need. This is the sixth edition of ‘Saturday of Citizenship’, activity carried out by New Acropolis in Florianopolis since 2009 with the objective of bringing together people and institutions interested in working for the common good on a voluntary basis. Over 80 volunteers spent more than 12 hours of painting, furniture and ceiling renovation, construction of new platforms for beds, shelves for storing clothing and materials… in addition to other cleaning and sorting tasks.albergue-Florianopolis05 albergue-Florianopolis06 albergue-Florianopolis07

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New Acropolis Chicago held its monthly Books of Wisdom book club meeting with an interactive inspirational discussion on Paulo Coelho’s best-selling novel The Alchemist, translated into over 50 languages.

The enriching discussions focused on themes participants found most inspiring and applicable to their own lives, including discovering our “personal legend” and passion that gives meaning to our life, turning obstacles on the path into opportunities for growth, practicing being attentive and mindful to the treasures existing in our daily lives.

 

 

 

 

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For the past 24 years, New Acropolis Publishing House has maintained a continuous presence in the largest Book Fair taking place in Athens. Our stand informed visitors about our various publications and about our magazine which has been published for 30 consecutive years.

Through an “living human book” and a quiz, participants discovered what book they would be if they were books!
You can visit our publications at the site http://books.nea-acropoli.gr/ and our magazine at the site http://magazine.nea-acropoli.gr

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAoinaesk-2014-v-09 With the involvement of a large group of volunteers from two participating cities, New Acropolis took part in “Volunteering Days”, an activity organized throughout the country by different non-profit organizations.

Highlights included the ecological clean-up of parks with the support of the municipalities of Bratislava and Košice, and a workshop for the making of gifts for children of different orphanages in Slovakia.

 

 

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