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On November 30th New Acropolis Brazil received from the Federal Chamber of Deputies the medal for ‘Legislative Merit’ for its work in the service of society.
This award pays tribute to entities, Brazilian or foreign, that have carried out or are carrying out significant service work for the community.

Palavras do Prof. Luis Carlos Marques, Diretor-Presidente de Nova Acrópole no Brasil Norte, por ocasião da condecoração que celebra o reconhecimento nacional da instituição, em razão dos trabalhos relevantes realizados na sociedade. A “Medalha Mérito Legislativo” é uma homenagem que pode agraciar autoridades, personalidades, instituições ou entidades nacionais e estrangeiras que, em certo momento da história do País, realizaram trabalhos que tiveram repercussão e trouxeram algum amplo beneficio ao povo brasileiro. Trata-se de um reconhecimento do nosso trabalho de valorização da filosofia, cultura e voluntariado, que vem contribuindo, continuamente, para a formação do ser humano e a promoção do diálogo, para além das diferenças. A homenagem reforçou nosso compromisso de continuar trabalhando para fazer florescer o que o ser humano tem de melhor. O evento foi televisionado e transmitido ao vivo via Facebook, e contou com a presença de voluntários da instituição.Parabéns Nova Acrópole e todos os voluntários que tornam esse sonho, de fazer do mundo um lugar melhor, possível!

Posted by Nova Acrópole Brasília – Escola de Filosofia on Mittwoch, 30. November 2016

Director Luis Carlos Marques Fonseca receives the medal and diploma of recognition.

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New Acropolis Mumbai organized a debate entitled “Empowering real change”, in collaboration with the Indian Express newspaper. Speakers included the educator and environmental specialist Sonam Wangchuk, the philanthropist Tsarina Screwvala (Swades Foundation) and the philosopher Yaron Barzilay (Director of New Acropolis in India).

With over 150 attendees, the presenters at this ’round table’ emphasized the need for a sustainable change in society, beyond quick and immediate fixes, which are of little relevance and lead to uncertainty and despair. A collective investigation showed that the “Post-truth” world  (Word of the Year 2016, Oxford Dictionary), leads to individuals’ inability to dream and to aspire to a better world. It turns out that our challenges could be more possible to carry out, redefining how society provides education. Ultimately, the responsibility rests with the individual at the time of choosing to participate in the change.

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In collaboration with the National Hellenic Museum, New Acropolis Chicago commemorated the 2400th Anniversary of the birth of Aristotle with a ’round table’ that discussed the topic of ‘Education to Happiness’, highlighting themes such as Virtue and Happiness in the teachings of Aristotle, and philosophy in our everyday lives.

Speakers were Prof. Anastasia Giannakidou from University of Chicago, Dr. Mark Jonas from Wheaton College, Dr. Gonzalo Obelliero, and Gilad Sommer representing New Acropolis.

         

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New Acropolis Tirana took part in a program on Radio Tirana discussing youth in Albania.

The interview focused on the three main areas developed by New Acropolis: Philosophy, Culture, and Volunteering, and highlighted the practical role of Philosophy in our everyday life, the ways Culture promotes humanistic values, and Volunteering as a contribution towards society.

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New Acropolis Tirana participated in the Fair of youth organizations, organized by National Network of Youth and Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, as a manner of support theses associations. NA-Tirana presented its project plan according to Roma Community in Albania and as well as the programme of activities based on the Culture, Philosophy and Volunteering.

 

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New Acropolis Curitiba (PR-Brazil) with the support of the Brazilian company of airport infrastructure (Infraero) and building systems (Globalplac), inaugurated the exhibition on “Native Trees” in the departure lounge of the Afonso Pena airport, located in the municipality of São José dos Pinhais in the Afonso Pena airport.

Apart from highlighting the very important role of trees, the exhibition promotes philosophical reflection by means of the direct question: what is my role in the world?

For Antonio Pallu, Superintendent of Infraero, the exhibition highlights the importance of environmental awareness for society. “The airport not is only a place of arrivals and departures. It is a place where we can give a positive message to the public, and care for the environment has been an on-going theme in several areas of the Afonso Pena airport,” he said.

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Within the framework of the 16th Book Fair of Ribeirão Preto (SP-Brazil) a talk-debate was held titled ‘Origins and solutions for human corruption’ with the participation of Luis Antonio Herce, National Director of the Institute of Law MAAT, Priscila Arduini, Coordinator of the New Acropolis branch in Ribeirão Preto and Caio Vinicius Osman, philosopher and entrepreneur.
The activity was moderated by Edson García Soares, physician, writer and poet.

From the origin of the word ‘corruption’ involving the act of breaking unity, of fragmenting, it is observed within the human being when he starts to disconnect from nature, society, family and, finally, from his own principles.

Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_db8PdgjBWo

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