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Speaking about the Present, Explain the Future
The World Public Forum -"Dialogue of Civilizations" is an INGO, which researches and develops images of humanity's future supportive of inclusive social and political developments and transformations pointing toward the goal of peace and stability in the world.
In our WPF, the dominant world picture today is perceived as oversimplified and too tightly bound to economic roots. The world picture lacks attention to the diversity of social and cultural aspirations and to living norms of traditions. Due to this oversimplification, individuals and elites involved in decision-making processes around the world fail to respond adequately to the challenges of modernity, treat global problems without proper understanding of their complex origins, and become incapable of drafting plausible alternative images of the future.
The World Public Forum is subtitled "Dialogue of Civilizations". This means: it is a Forum where important global issues are addressed through inter-national and cross-cultural dialogue. The Forum deals particularly with major global fault lines: that is, with situations which are, or are likely to become, sources of major political, economic and cultural conflicts in our world. We presently see for main fault lines or areas of conflict.