We are happy to announce that ITC 2018 will take place from July 26-29 in Berlin, Germany.
The theme of the conference is:
“What is a life worth living?”
Berlin is a city with a rich history and a unique character, where The Theosophical Society has actively been present in the past and it still is today!
With the help of Sieglinde Plocki (German board member) the Board found a modern and inspirational location for ITC 2018; the Seminaris CampusHotel, Science and Conference Center.
Working together to solve world problems
During the Philadelphia ITC Conference 2017 it was decided by all participants to work together in the future exploring world problems, which require solutions and can be improved through the use of theosophical principles.
This led to the Philadelphia Declaration, which can be read at: http://www.theosophyconferences.org/index.php/about/declarations/
That is why the approach of ITC 2018 will be a typical working conference. We will study together, developing ideas and drawing up suggestive yet practical guidelines, that can be applied by our searching fellow men to numerous issues.
In previous years we have experienced that joint studies lead to great profundity. We are all a facet of the theosophical diamond; because of this we can inspire each other and we can appeal to different types of thinkers.
About the theme: What is a life worth living?
The world community is looking for ways to tackle the problems worldwide. Think of climate change, poverty, religious intolerance, but also the old but emerging idea of own people first – which often involves exclusion of others.
By working out ideas and giving practical tools, we help others to independently find answers to questions on life, such as: “What is the goal and purpose of man and humanity?”.
It is our task as theosophists to first enter inner realms, study theosophy and then to enter outer realms to share the important principles, applications and effective solutions we have found with others for their use, if they choose.
In short, we are going to shine a theosophical light on a number of issues in 2018.
Will you come too? Your talents and perspectives are valuable in formulating practical answers to world questions! In this way, come up with answers and multifaceted guidelines, so that we can reach out and help as many people as possible.
We would like to give the final word to H.P. Blavatsky:
(…) if the Theosophical Society survives and lives true to its mission, to its original impulses through the next hundred years — tell me, I say, if I go too far in asserting that earth will be a heaven in the twenty-first century in comparison with what it is now!
From: The Key to Theosophy by H.P. Blavatsky – CONCLUSION, the future of the Theosophical Society
The ITC Board