Iran is now home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, one that hosted a school dedicated to the philosophy of religion. Located along the Silk Road at Urmia Lake, it was founded by a wealthy businessman named Cymboyton as a first century experiment promoting interfaith dialogue and understanding. A diverse faculty placed special emphasis on the similarities within their respective religious beliefs. Together they facilitated an evolving understanding of the attributes of God along with other things concerning this life and the next. It is in this same inspirational tradition that the Ascension Cafe and the Ascension University honor our world's rich history of outstanding teachers.

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Mobilizing Global Citizens

Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration – 75th Anniversary

Not only should this anniversary remind us of the innocent people — every one of whom had a name and was loved — who died from nuclear warfare, but it should renew our commitment to peace.

Walter Cronkite World Federalist Association

One World Democracy

Author’s Description One World Democracy presents the only viable long-term solution to today’s most urgent global problems: democratic world government and the rule of enforceable global law—a federation of all nations. After centuries of warfare, Europe has accomplished just such a transformation by outlawing war between the member states of the European Union. This book …

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STATESMAN (Plato 360 BC)

Socrates – Theodorus – The Stranger – The Younger Socrates – SocratesReally I am greatly indebted to you, Theodorus, for my acquaintance with Theaetetus and with the Stranger, too. TheodorusPresently, Socrates, you will be three times as much indebted, when they have worked out the statesman and the philosopher for you. SocratesIndeed! My dear Theodorus, …

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LAW, LIBERTY, AND SOVEREIGNTY

134:6.1 If one man craves freedom — liberty — he must remember that all other men long for the same freedom. Groups of such liberty-loving mortals cannot live together in peace without becoming subservient to such laws, rules, and regulations as will grant each person the same degree of freedom while at the same time safeguarding an equal …

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POLITICAL SOVEREIGNTY

134:5.1 While the Master’s teaching concerning the sovereignty of God is a truth — only complicated by the subsequent appearance of the religion about him among the world’s religions — his presentations concerning political sovereignty are vastly complicated by the political evolution of nation life during the last nineteen hundred years and more. In the times …

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SOVEREIGNTY — DIVINE AND HUMAN

134:4.1 The brotherhood of men is founded on the fatherhood of God. The family of God is derived from the love of God — God is love. God the Father divinely loves his children, all of them.   134:4.2 The kingdom of heaven, the divine government, is founded on the fact of divine sovereignty — God is spirit. …

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