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Ervin Lazlo and The Club of Budapest 

The Global Marshall Plan

Ervin Laszlo is the founder of the Club of Budapest and attended Gorbachev's State of the World Forum in San Francisco in 1997. His former website address, http://www.club-of-budapest.com, has been changed to http://www.clubofbudapest.org.


The Club of Budapest: "Its core objective - pursued together with its world-renowned international members and engaged creative and national members -- is to create and implement holistic solutions to problems that face the entire human family in a participatory way that can be experienced and acquired."  


Global Marshall Plan: "Ervin Laszlo gave an historical overview on the development of the systemic, holistic thinking inside the basic sciences, and stated:

"The dynamic of the technical revolutions made it urgently necessary to adopt our kind of thinking, our ethics and our consciousness to the level of global responsibility. We have the feel, think and act responsible to the whole world, the whole eco-system and the whole humankind. That inevitable evolutionary leap will change most of the current paradigms. The paradigm of competition will be replaced by the paradigm of cooperation, e.g. ...


"There is now both a moral and a practical obligation for each of us to look beyond the surface of events, beyond the polemics of day-to-day politics, the sensationalistic headlines of the mass media, and the fads and fashions of changing lifestyles and styles of work...  Beyond the powers of rational mind, the remarkable faculties of human spirit embrace the power of love, of compassion, and of solidarity....

"A new institution of the Club of Budapest, the "PLANET Life University", will start in 2004. It is a training institute for planetary consciousness, best practices and skills needed to transform the world.

"We are evolving out of the nationally based industrial societies that were created at the dawn of the first industrial revolution, and heading toward an interconnected, information-based social, economic and cultural system that straddles the globe."


Macroshift - Navigating the Transformation to a Sustainable World: "The Club of Budapest, founded in 1993 by Ervin Laszlo, is an informal association of ethical globally as well as locally active opinion leaders in various fields of art, science, religion, and culture, dedicated to our common future. Its members include the Dalai Lama, Václav Havel, Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel.... They place their names and energy into the service of what they consider the crucial mission of our time: catalyzing the emergence of adapted vision and values in society by evolving our individual and collective consciousness." See The Club of Budapest.

The next three quotes are linked sequentially:

World Wisdom Council: "The World Wisdom Council (WWC) has been convened by the Club of Budapest in cooperation with the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality in the conviction that the paramount requirement in this age of discontinuity and transformation is to recognize that, through the development of a new dimension of consciousness, the world can be constructively changed...."

World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality: "The Commission is intended to fill a void at the highest level of global leadership, so it is carefully designed and composed to have maximal moral and spiritual force and credibility as we enter the 21st Century. In this spirit the Commission has a select group of eminent Mentors who will actively guide and work with the distinguished members of the Commission. The charge of the Commission is the urgent task of developing global wisdom, ethics and spirituality through deep dialogue to help guide the planet towards creative solutions of the great human, cultural and ecological problems.

      "...this Commission is unique in bringing together diverse moral and political leaders in continuing global dialogue to cultivate global ethics on a global scale. And we believe that this vital task of clarifying global vision, wisdom and values that have moral and rational weight for the global community is a key factor in producing tangible practical solutions.... In addition, the work of this Commission is expected to deepen and supplement the important work of the United Nations in its continuing efforts along these lines."

Foundation for Conscious Evolution: "Barbara Marx Hubbard ....reveals the evolutionary woman that is now appearing on the planet; one who is connected through the heart to the whole of life and is awakened from within by a passionate desire to express her unique creativity for the good of the self and the whole human family. Ultimately, it is this evolutionary woman who will guide humanity as this planet transitions toward a new world that works for everyone." [More warnings about the occult teachings of Barbara Marx Hubbard]


"New Thinking for a New Era" by Erwin Laslo: "We are transiting into a new kind of society.... What we are now living through is the transition from nationally based industrial societies to an interconnected and information-based global economic and social system. ...

    "In the past, our lives have been shaped mainly by information processed in human brains. ... But in the course of the twentieth century, the information processed in human brains has been increasingly supplemented by information processed in technical systems.

   "In the last decade of this century, we find ourselves not only in a social but also in an informational environment. Our societies have become more than social systems: They have turned into information-based sociotechnological ones. ...time has telescoped.... Suddenly, standard values and beliefs became irrelevant -- classical assumptions about the nature of the contemporary world have collapsed. This world is no longer an arena of the struggle between capitalism and communism led by two superpowers; it is a more complex world..."

The next quote was found at the original Club of Budapest website. Some of the information is still available HERE

Meetings with NGO leaders in New York : "Peter Spiegel, Secretary-General of the Club of Budapest, visited New York from the 21 to the 22 of November 2003 to meet leaders of NGO's who are highly experienced in NGO networking for special targets and initiatives. Beside others he had meetings with William C. Pace, President of the World Federalist Movement and initiator of the International Criminal Court, and Stephen Karnik of the Bahá'í International Community, who represented at the UN Millennium Forum the number of NGO's accredited at the UN."

World Council of Religious Leaders: "'It is my hope that the World Council of Religious Leaders and the signing of this charter will serve as a model and guide for the creation of a community of world religions, says Bawa Jain, Secretary General of the Millennium World Peace Summit. 'By launching this Council and signing this charter, we are redefining the role of religions in a world torn by conflict.'

     "Another goal of the World Council of Religious Leaders and its Charter is for it to become an active partner with the United Nations in reducing conflict, poverty and environmental degradation. ...

    "International Experts Group: Dr. Doudou Diene—UNESCO, Professor Dr. Ervin Lazlo—Founder and President, The Club of Budapest, His Excellency Dr. L.M. Singhvi, M.P.—Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr—Department of Islamic Studies, George Washington University...."

But Jesus said, "My Kingdom is not of this world." John 18:36

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