July 17 – 23, 2017, Ananda Gaorii, Vig, Denmark
Global Threats and Progressive Responses:
Coordinated Cooperation in the Fight Against Inequality, Misinformation and Exclusion.
We hope you are thriving in these uncertain yet exciting times. The question for us as Proutists is – How can we take advantage of this unique moment in history?
We have a lot of exciting proposals and are still working on the details of this year’s program but we agree that “coordinated cooperation” needs to be at the center of our thinking as we consider how to respond to the current situation.
As soon as the program takes more shape we will post it on our Prout Convention website. Meanwhile, if you are new to the Prout Convention you can find practical information such as prices, etc. from last year’s event still on the website. You can also get a good idea about what kind of event the Prout Convention is by looking at last year’s program.
In the meantime, here are some quotes from Shrii Shrii Anandamurti about coordinated cooperation:
In every field of collective life there should be cooperation among the members of society. Where this cooperation is between free human beings, each with equal rights and mutual respect for each other, and each working for the welfare of the other, it is called “coordinated cooperation”. Where people do something individually or collectively, but keep themselves under other people’s supervision, then it is called “subordinated cooperation”. In each and every stratum of life, we should do everything with coordinated cooperation and always avoid subordinated cooperation.
We stand to create a powerful, dynamic and upsurging social consciousness, especially among women, so that they are inspired to rise, abolish dogma and annihilate all symbols of slavery, and usher in a new era of coordinated cooperation and glorious achievement. Let women be the vanguard of a new revolution which humanity must achieve for a glorious tomorrow.
In some countries there is a glaring lack of racial parity and no coordinated cooperation among the different ethnic groups whatsoever. This lack of proper equilibrium and equipoise in social life is causing the whole structure of society to crumble down.
PROUT supports the implementation of the cooperative system because its inner spirit is one of coordinated cooperation.
Everyone should realize that to construct or preserve anything, there must be close cooperative action among the constituent parts. Human beings are not lifeless matter, so not only should all of their collective structures be based on cooperation, but that cooperation must be of a special type. It should not be based on the relation of master and servant, but on mutual cordiality. It should be a coordinated cooperation and not a subordinated one.