The General Meeting of the IONA approves the following resolutions:
A) The General Meeting of the IONA reaffirms, as it has been doing for several decades, the need to promote a practical philosophical education with an emphasis on civic and human values.
B) The General Meeting of the IONA reaffirms its commitment to the cultural development of the new generations by encouraging knowledge in all its facets.
C) The General Meeting of the IONA continues with its volunteering activities in order to foster the integration of and support for those most in need in our societies.
D) The General Meeting recognizes and congratulates New Acropolis Cultural Organization in India for its initiative in organizing the conference on “Empowering Real Change” which has been able to bring together leaders of different areas of knowledge, in the first event of this kind held in connection with the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi.
With the idea of building a bridge towards a better future, the IONA encourages its members to take advantage of this opportunity to rediscover the rich philosophical and human legacy of India, in order to offer it as an essential contribution to the collective progress of humanity.
E) In line with the above, on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Karmachand (Mahatma) Gandhi, the General Meeting recognizes Gandhi’s leadership and takes inspiration from his exemplary life and legacy, which were characterized by a tireless search for truth and peace, as the key to a real, holistic and sustainable change in our present world.
The IONA affirms its commitment to the purpose of building a more just, honest and free society and invites its national member associations to commemorate this anniversary by researching Gandhi’s legacy, organizing cultural events, lectures, conferences and exhibitions in order to make his important contribution better known, while extracting practical solutions for facing the challenges of our times.