of the Forum for New Europe
(at the end of its first international reunion,
Brasov, Romania, 23- 25 October 2001)
“ The most intense battle in global bussines today is not for capital or advanced technology, or market share. It is for talent”
(Six Forces Shape the Future of Business; PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Dear Citizens of the Blue Planet,
One year from its birth, the European Literature Circle has reached the conclusion that at the beginning of this new millennium, the truths are still sad. Humankind is at the crossroads. All the requests of human intelligence, all the sacrifices of all the generations are questioned by the proliferation of violence. The Underground creeps out from the caves, at the speed of technological progress, questioning the existence of the Blue Planet. “To be or not to be” becomes more and more poignant. We are convinced that none of the biggest problems, poverty, under development can be solved through terror.
We are convinced that humankind has the resources, the spiritual capacity and the firm will to block the temptation of revenge.
Through this appeal we wish to add a voice to all the other voices that plead for peaceful world. As long as it is not too late.
Through the man of art, culture, science, education present of our festivities, we bid the governments and all the responsible organisms to eradicate the roots of evil and to ensure the survival of our small Planet.
In a “Global Village”, solutions can be but global.
We appeal to everybody interested to join our initiative to create in Brasov, Romania, an European Center for the Development of Creativity, Education and Artistic Performance, an institution with methodical and practical character in view of developing a “Creative Europe”.
We think that through art, culture, science, education and faith, we can successfully oppose violence and basic instincts.
We strongly support the initiative of the talented Romanian pianist, Mihaela Ursuleasa, founding member of the European Literature Circle, to open in the above – mentioned purpose, a list of donation, by awarding a one –year scholarship to a young talented performer.
At the same time, the launching of the Program “Civilization of Love”, a cherished idea of the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, can guide our steps towards Hope and Reconciliation.
So Help us God
Forum for New Europe of the European Literature Circle
24 October 2001