The Club of Budapest is the international organization
that Ervin Laszlo formed to expand beyond the exclusively scientific
purpose of The General Evolution Research Group to try to mobilize
the full cultural resources of humanity to meet the challenges we
The Club of Budapest
is an informal association of creative people in diverse fields
of art, literature, and the spiritual domains of culture. It is
dedicated to the proposition that only by changing ourselves we
can change the world and that to change ourselves we need
the kind of insight and perception that art, literature, and the
domains of the spirit can best provide, says Laszlo of the
The philosophy of the Club of Budapest is
based on the realization that the enormous challenges that humanity
is currently facing can only be overcome through the development
of a global cultural consciousness. Like Greenpeace fights for
ecological issues, UNICEF for children, and Amnesty International
for human rights, the Club of Budapest stands for global consciousness.
Its mission is to be a catalyst for the transformation to a sustainable
Formed relatively recently, the amazing range of
activities and people already involved globally can be seen at the
Clubs website for Europe and globally: www.club-of-budapest.com;
for the U.S.: www.
members include: Oscar Arias, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,
the Dalai Lama, Riane Eisler, Peter Gabriel, Vaclev Havel, Hazel
Henderson, Hans Kung, Zubin Mehta, Mary Robinson, Mstislav Rostropovich,
Desmond Tutu, Liv Ullman, Eli Wiesel, and Betty Williams.
branches of the Club of Budapest have already been formed in:
Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hawaii, Hungary,
India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Samoa, Switzerland, Turkey, the United
States, and Venezuela.
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