The Institute for Cultural Evolution is a partner in the Shaping An Omni-American Future online event taking place on October 24th and 25th. This event is being put on by the American Sephardi Federation, the Jazz Leadership Project, and the Combat Antisemitism Movement, and is going to feature artists and thinkers who are inspired to create a more unitive approach to anti-racism based on the teachings of Albert Murray and Ralph Ellison.
Jeff Salzman just posted the latest episode in our “Post-Progressive Inquiries” podcast series. This time Jeff and Steve speak with David Storey, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Cultural Evolution. Here’s the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJsHj6d6aQc&t=1s
The Institute For Cultural Evolution is pleased to announce that we have added Rand Stagen as our newest member of the Board of Directors. Those of you who listened to Jeff and Steve’s Post-Progressive Inquiries podcast with Rand know just how inspiring a figure Rand is in the integral community. Rand founded the Stagen Leadership Academy in […]
The Institute for Cultural Evolution is pleased to share a new course being offered by Senior Fellow, Greg Thomas, along with his wife, Jewel Kinch-Thomas, and colleague, Amiel Handelsman, called Stepping Up: Wrestling with America’s Past, Reimagining Its Future, Healing Together. Stepping Up is a six-month online course for people committed to healing the racial divide, […]
We are excited to announce that we have brought on David Storey as a new Senior Fellow at the Institute for Cultural Evolution. You can read David’s first contribution to the Post-Progressive Post here: Why We Will Grow Together or Grow Apart David’s article, “Why We Will Grow Together or Grow Apart” is an excellent […]
Overview of the Institute for Cultural Evolution’s Climate Change Policy Proposal The original impetus for the founding of the Institute for Cultural Evolution in 2012 was to help reduce public resistance to meaningful action on the climate crisis. But after working on this issue for our first two years of operation, in 2014 we shifted […]
We are excited to announce that the Institute for Cultural Evolution has brought on a new member of the Board of Directors and a new Fellow. John Mistler (Left) is the newest member of our Board, and we are thrilled to have his leadership and support as we launch the Post-Progressive Project. John is also […]
Polarity number four is MERCY & JUSTICE. Mercy for the individual becomes unjust without concern for the good of the whole. And to be truly virtuous, justice must be balanced with care for each person.
Polarity number three is COMPETITION & COOPERATION. While some progressives disparage competition, and some modernists overemphasize it, competition can be a powerful value creator. However, when it is not moderated by its polar counterpart of cooperation, competition can devolve into a dog-eat-dog condition wherein defensiveness saps productivity. Conversely, cooperation by itself, without the incentive or […]
Polarity number two is REAL & IDEAL. While this pair may at first seem prosaic or obvious, it is highly useful and applicable to many life situations. Without the moderation and challenge of the other, each of these poles can be problematic. Realism without idealism can lead to a cynical acceptance of a dysfunctional status […]
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Check out today’s episode of This Week in the NYT, with @DailyEvolver. In this episode Jeff discusses how a post-progressive “hard but real compromise is possible” on abortion and how the role of women is devolving and evolving in the Muslim world.
3) Increasing ideological capture of the curriculum by progressive activists
4) Lack of adequate civic and moral education and programs for character development
In our most recent issue position on Education, we address 4 major issues locked up in the culture war:
1)Public school funding is often inadequate and unequal
2)American student performance and engagement lags internationally
Check out this fantastic interview that Eric Smith and Mike Bowen of @FreeBlckThought have with @gregthomas22
In it, Greg describes a highly needed post-progressive approach to anti-racism and previews the upcoming Shaping an Omni-American Future event.