Global Harmony Association (GHA)
Since February 15, 2005, GHA is an international non-governmental and non-profit organization uniting more than 500 members in 65 countries and more than one million participants from the GHA collective members in 80 countries.
GHA 8 books and 50 projects list of social harmony, global peace and harmonious education: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=472
GHA was recognized as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 for collective book: The ABC of Harmony for World Peace…: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=586
Board: 35 GHA members from 16 countries
GHA Founder and President: Dr. Leo Semashko
Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg, 194356 Russia
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253
GHA Mission is:
To bring peace from harmony and to pave a conscious way for harmonious civilization on scientifically based ‘ABC of Harmony’ through harmonious education
GHA Video: Social Genome of Peace from Harmony -http://youtu.be/hbxY5lREOeA
September 24, 2014
Global Peace Science. Summary Proposal:
1. Project Description
Full title:Global Peace Science or Peaceloveology: The First Common Good for the 21st Century and every Human, Scientific Revolution of Social Thinking, Creation of Peace from Harmony instead War and Victory of World Peace among Humanity over Militarism and Terrorism.
Abbreviated title: GlobalPeaceScience - GPS.
World textbook for schools, colleges, universities and academies.
To the GHA 10th anniversary, February 15, 2015;
UN International Day of Peace, September 21 and
UN Interfaith Harmony Week on February 1-7.
The GHA 48th Project,
Started: March 12, 2013; Approved by GHA on September 21, 2013.
Approximate length is about 350 pages.
Approximate time of textbook publication in full final version in English is January 2016; in Russian – is January 2015.
Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA President, Project Manager, Editor in Chief and the GHA 57 members: Roxana Sadykova, Ernesto Kahan, Andrei Semashko, Julia Budnikova, Surendra Pathak, Heli Habyarimana,Ayo Ayoola-Amale, Mohammad Khan, Ivan Ivanov, Svetlana Kuskovskaya, Vera Popovich, Dmitry Delyukin, Alexander Semashko, Piotr Semashko, Svetlana Vetrova, Alexander Subetto, Andrei Smirnov, Uraz Baimuratov, Bishnu Pathak, Nina Meyerhof, Adolf Shvedchikov, APJ Abdul Kalam, A.K. Merchant, Maria Cristina Azcona, Susana Roberts, Manijeh Navidnia, Subhash Chandra, Kurt Johnson, David Ord, Laj Utreja, Timi Ecimovic, Apostolos Paschos, Athanassios Koumouris, Takis Ioannides, Charles Mercieca, Maitreyee Roy, Matjaz Mulej, Reimon Bachika, Subhash Sharma, Andrew Valyavskay, Olga Kashina, Leela Pradhan, Kanakmal Dugar, Brigkartar Singh, Igor Kondrashin, Yuri Tsymbalist, Terrence Paupp, Erica Lazarova, Naresh Goyal, Harold Becker, Renato Corsetti, Herman Dufour, Francois Houtart, Evelyn Lindner, Marianne Pogosyan, Leonid Tymoshenko, Chinta Yogi and others; (The list will be update)
From 20 countries: Argentina, Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Ghana, Greece, India, Israel, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda, Slovenia, USA
The Project is published in two languages:
The source of project funding is donations from GHA members. Each of the book’s coauthors made a donation for global peace to prepare its science and publish this textbook.
2. Meaning, Conception and Significance
Historical meaning of GPS: GPS is a victory of peace over war in the 21st century; it is a victory of global peace among nations of the Earth over militarism and terrorism as the major threats to survival of humanity. GPS discloses the methods and ways to achieve this victory as a turning point for the human history from military to peaceful.
GPS Conception. To date, on the GHA website were published the book four Chapters from 12 of its contents in the preliminary version. The first, key chapter develops logic and theory of harmonious classes of the population - SPHERONS as objective sources and actors of global peace. The statistical, empirical evidences of SPHERONS are presented in the second chapter. In the next 10 chapters reveals the different dimensions of SPHERONS harmony: historical, philosophical, religious, political, democratic, legal, financial, economic, ecological and others as necessary conditions for global peace.
The project signification is determined by the value of peacebuilding and place of the project in it. Peacebuilding has great importance in the life of humanity, which discusses this problem throughout all history yet still retains a primarily military emphasis.In so doing, the military focus precludes and eliminates a broader focus on all aspect of “human security”, which emphasizes peace and human rights at its core. The military focus can never accomplish its stated mission of bringing peace because it is inherently antithetical to the very foundations of peace, which are grounded in consciousness, dialogue and a growing mutual understanding of humane priorities instead geopolitical calculations.
This problem has become particularly acute in our time, when the forces of war have reached such power that can destroy humanity and the planet in a few minutes. Unfortunately, in peacemaking rooted false principle that recognizes the war as main way for peace: "If you want peace - prepare for war." In reality, this principle has led to a never-ending arms race and the tremendous increase in their efficiency, which has put humanity to the brink of self-destruction. This is the result of more than 200 years of intensive development of military science, which has thousands of academies, institutes and colleges all over the world. on its basis, a powerful military-industrial complex was formed as the war infrastructure with millions of employees and trillions of dollars of annual funding, which is according to official data about 10% of GDP and according to unofficial and expert data - in 2-3 times more.
In contrast to the war, peace has not had the benefit of science and a valid scientific theory - until now! Therefore, it is practically devoid its own infrastructure, beyond which it is infinitely weak before the war in comparison to its global arms industry, permanent war economy, and is very fragile in front of all military threats. Therefore, the main objective of our peacebuilding project is an attempt to create “Global Peace Science” (GPS) with main principle: "If you want peace – create the SPHERONS harmony." Such a science, by definition, will focus on peace-building, prevention and peaceful resolution of conflicts as a center of its agenda. Absence of a similarly developed science, in our view, is the main challenge of peacebuilding. It will allow overcoming the backlog in nearly 200 years of social/peace sciences from military engineering sciences.
Creating this science of peace will be a revolution in thought and consciousness of peaceful solutions and in social sciences as a whole. This science will move from subjectivism of private, intuitive and national ideas/concepts of peace and solving conflicts to a single objective point of view equally necessary and acceptable to all parties of the conflict. Of course, it did not reject but combine and store the subjective peace ideas. This science will transform peacebuilding in fundamental system activity linked with all spheres of social life. Of course, our project - it is only the first and far from a perfect attempt - but it will give impetus and mark the beginning of a new kind of scientific activity aimed at ensuring global peacebuilding.
The main contribution of our project to the solution of the problem lies in discovery and development of objective harmonious classes of the population employed in the four spheres of social production. These classes we have called SPHERONS, which are constant, in their objective social nature, sources and actors of peace at all levels from local to global. In this scientific knowledge are needed all people, all nations and humanity as a whole. But first of all it is necessary to governing bodies at all levels to anticipate the possibility of armed conflicts, prevent and eliminate them from human society that is global peace, without which modern humanity is not able to survive and thrive. In accordance with this science, peace will be created not through prepare to war and the threat of war but through conscious construction of social harmony among all private groups within SPHERONS at all levels and in all societies through global harmonious education in GPS since childhood. It will ensure global peace with harmonious consciousness of all peoples as a spiritual source of peace. Therefore GPS is the first social need and the first common good for every human being, for every nation and for humanity as a whole in the 21st century. This is necessary in order to overcome the humanitarian crisis of civilization and stop the continuing growth of violence. GPS is a peacebuilding focus and center of our project.
3. Project Goals and Activities
The project objective: To create the first version of GPS based on scientific theory of global social harmony presented in the GHA book: The ABC of Harmony for World Peace ... 2012.
The project goals:
1. Pick up the international team of GPS coauthors of 40-50 scientists and peacemakers of GHA, sharing idea of peace from harmony.
2. Prepare the articles and other texts of the coauthors for GPS.
3. Ensure regular collective and democratic discussion of the GPS texts.
4. Form in the framework of theory of social harmony the GPS scientific basis as the Social Genome (SOCIONOME) of Peace from Harmony:
SOCIONOME: Social Genome of Global Peace from Global Harmony:
Eternal Structure of the Society Spheres and their Constant Spontaneous Harmonization by Spheral Classes of Population at every Level: Global, Regional, National and Local Including the Human that Provides Natural Global Peace and its Objective Priority.
More details on SOCIONOME see [The ABC of Harmony, p. 38-43] and Video: http://youtu.be/hbxY5lREOeA
Innovative methodology of GPS is pluralistic, four-dimensional, system and holistic methodology of global social harmony on the basis of its 16 fundamental elements combined in SOCIONOME. This methodology includes the innovative sciences:
1. Global Sociology of universal social structure of four SPHERONS (harmonious spheral classes of the population).
2. Global Demography of spheral classes of the population (SPHERONS) in the dynamics of different age, gender, ethnic, and social (education, occupation, property, income, etc.) qualities.
3. Global Statistics of spheral indices of SPHERONS and their employment in the spheres of social production. Spheral/Global Statistics is formed from the traditional statistical indicators based on a specific methodology of their aggregation; in this project using three National Statistics and Census - India, Russia and USA for seven decades, since 1950.
4 Global Peace History on the basis of individual and national intuition of peacefulness of SPHERONS at different nations in different civilizations and in different epochs. And others.
This methodology is presented in the first approximation in the GPS first four chapters to the specified address. This methodology is unprecedented and creative, providing a unique and creative solution of the global peace problem. We are well aware of the risks and challenges associated primarily with the most difficult and time-consuming work on innovative statistical study of SPHERONS of population in three countries (India, Russia and USA) for 7 decades since 1950. To mitigate them we can limit these studies by 4 decades or invite additional researchers and etc.
4. Theory of Change
The project epigraph, expressing peace from harmony at individual to humanity as GPS key idea:
The wise sage Confucius said,
"When there is beauty in the character,
There is harmony in the home"
The enlightened one, the Buddha added,
"When there is harmony in the home,
There is order in the nation,
When there is order in the nation
There is peace in the world".
– Abdul Kalam, President of India, 2002-2007, GHA Honorary Member
The project expected result is the GPS first version. It will be proof of the possibility of creating a scientific discipline of global peace and will be the source of other attempts to create similar science. The result of this scientific competition will be the establishment and general recognition of necessary and useful to all global peace science. This science will make changes in all other branches of scientific social knowledge and significantly transform our scientific understanding about the economy, politics, culture, education and their institutions. This science will reveal a gradual way, during for at least 50 years, complete disarmament of all countries in the world through an annual reduction of military budgets of each country at 2% annually and equally for all without exception. This science will show the path of transformation of militaristic democracy aimed at war, in a peaceful democracy, excluding war and aimed at global peace in every country. This science will outline the ways of demilitarization in economy of each country and provide economic efficiency, eradication of poverty and prosperity of nations within the framework of peace from harmony. This science will require a qualitative change in education and its transformation into a truly peaceful global education on the basis of GPS. Thus, this science stimulates system changes in all spheres of humanity and for every society. This marks the transition from an industrial militaristic civilization and history to the new, harmonious and peaceful civilization and history. Such is the logic and theory of key changes to ensure peace transformation of humanity in our century. This is a unique unprecedented contribution of the proposed project.
5. Project Team and Their Qualifications
The project authors share the common view that creation of science, like GPS, is impossible single-handedly and the representatives of only country, but it requires the combined efforts of different scientists from different countries, as the problem of global peace is touched with each side of social life and is an international. Therefore, our project team is wide enough - more than 50 co-authors from 20 countries. It includes two main interrelated groups: 1. Scientists, professors and Ph.D. in different disciplines: philosophy, sociology, statistics, law, politics, economics, ecology, education, history, psychology, etc. and 2. Actors of culture, art, religion, journalism and other professions. General and unifying their soil is peacemaking.
Of course, our team, like any, is far from perfection but we have the experience to overcome our limitations. The GHA has amassed extensive practical experience of developing 50 projects and 8 books of global peace and harmony within 10 years of its activity. This experience of GHA within 10 years well demonstrates intellectual, organizational and technical capacity of the project team, its skills and expertise to successfully implement this project in 2015.
Edited by Terrence Paupp.
1.Semashko, Leo together with the GHA 75 coauthors from 26 countries (2012). The ABC of Harmony for World Peace, Harmonious Civilization and Tetranet Thinking. Global Textbook. New Delhi, Doosra Mat Prakashan, ISBN – 978-81-923108-6-2: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478
2.Kalam, Abdul APJ (2012). Oceans Meet. Poem. The ABC of Harmony…p.269