26-30 January 2011: Values are a key part of the agenda at the World Economic Form (WEF) meeting known at Davos.
"The Annual Meeting will convene under the theme Shared Norms for the New Reality. This reflects the foremost concern of many leaders - namely, living in a world that is becoming increasingly complex and interconnected and, at the same time, experiencing an erosion of common values that undermines public trust in leadership as well as future economic growth and political stability."
In addition to the main headline-grabbing sessions reported in the Press, Davos also includes many hundreds of meetings to discuss specific subjects. In 2010, there were excellent summaries of these on the WEF website within hours of the meetings taking place. Keep an eye out for these on www.weforum.org.
Last year at Davos 2010, under the heading Faith and the Global Agenda, the World Economic Forum (WEF) gathered contributions on the subject of values from spiritual and faith leaders from across the World under the heading "Values for the Post-Crisis Economy." This paper included an article by HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of IAHV - see http://www.weforum.org/pdf/faith/valuesreport.pdf . This paper concerned how we should respond to the global economic crisis, including the need to rethink the development of the moral framework. It raises a fundamental question: whether we can be successful in adopting a more community spirit, or whether we will fall back into old habits and excesses, thereby further undermining social peace and wellbeing.
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