The overall aim of the European SPES Forum is to make spirituality accessible as a public good to as many people as possible. Spirituality is deliberately defined in broad and pluralistic terms so that the Forum may bring together people from different spiritual backgrounds and traditions.
Words of Wisdom
A selection of wise words, ancient and modern, to inspire us in daily life...
I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death. (Nelson Mandela)
The next annual SPES Conference will be hosted by Prof. Sharda Nandam at the Nyenrode Business University (The Netherlands) on July 3-5, 2015. The Conference will focus on the concept of simplicity and how simplicity helps managers to navigate the VUCA World of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.
International SPES Conference, Ypres,
April 10-12, 2014
The Conference in Ypres was co-organised with seven partners. We invite interested organizations to join this partnership and sign the Ypres Manifesto on Business for Peace. For those who want to organize an international workshop on peace-issues in the years to come, the network Business for Peace could be helpful in mobilizing people and offering inspiring ideas. The restyled website www.buisnessforpeace.be will be used as a shared platform to communicate new ideas, events and practices related to peace-thinking in business and management. Visit www.businessforpeace.be for more information.
Spiritual Humanism, Economic Wisdom - Essays in the honour of Luk Bouckaert This special publication collects international essays in the honour of Luk Bouckaert. In the spirit of the European SPES forum, this volume covers issues of contemporary economics using a humanist perspective and discusses interrelated problems of business, ethics and society from spiritually based viewpoints.
From European SPES Forum to European SPES Institute
The Steering Committee of the European SPES Forum gathered in Ypres on April 9, 2014. It took some important decisions which have been presented to the assembly of SPES members during the closing session of the Ypres Conference on April 12.
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