Pluralization and questions of identity 1990 until today

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1990s
Anthroposophical approaches in various fields are gradually integrated into cultural life in general. From 1989 onwards Anthroposophical Societies and anthroposophical cultural initiatives are established in Eastern Europe and Russia. Beginning activity in Asia. Some of the questions raised at the beginning of the century have become the fundamental problems of civilization today. Euthanasia, loss of childhood, genetic engineering, the ecological crisis, etc., are not just political themes of the day but will determine the future of human existence. Accompanying these developments are questions concerning the identity of anthroposophical institutions and the School of Spiritual Science.

The Anthroposophical Society renews its commitment to its founding impulse, which is to liberate the developmental potential of each individual human being through developing original awareness of one’s humanity (through anthroposophy). Emphasis is placed on:

  • Developing the School of Spiritual Science with its task of spiritually penetrating and deepening daily practical life in our time
  • Creating networks that can serve as a forum for questions of inner development, contemporary challenges and initiatives for renewing civilization
  • To develop the Goetheanum as a dialogical center for the cosmopolitan Anthroposophical Society.

Today
Today there are Anthroposophical Societies in 50 countries and smaller groups in an additional 50 countries. About 10,000 institutions around the world work on the basis of anthroposophy.