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 Mission Mission
MissionThe 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.

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 Welcome Welcome
WelcomeWords 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)

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 Convergence 2014 - call for papers Convergence 2014 - call for papers
Convergence 2014 - call for papersThis International Conference will bring together educationists and professionals from different areas in the industry to address issues of human values, ethics and spirituality in doing business in the Indian context. It aims to identify new directions for spirituality and ethics together to build better leadership in the industry. The conference is organized by the IFIM Business School, Bangalore, India In cooperation with the European SPES Forum, Leuven, Belgium and the Business Ethics Center of the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary.

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 Business for peace - Strategies for hope Business for peace - Strategies for hope
Business for peace - Strategies for hopeInternational SPES Conference, Ypres,
April 10-12

A joint initiative of the European SPES Forum, VKW het Ondernemersplatform,
Philosophie & Management, Global Compact Network Belgium, Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative, the European Baha’i Business Forum and Optimists Without Borders. With the support of Mulder Natural Foods NV and some private gifts.

The 'Business for Peace' Conference will be held at the venue of the Novotel in the historical town of Ypres. A visit to the battle fields of the Great War and a participation in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres are also part of the program. Registrations are open and can be done via www.businessforpeace.be.

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 Publications Publications
PublicationsEuropean SPES Cahier 7: Leading with Wisdom
How wisdom and spirituality can result in a more integrated and peaceful practice of leadership.

European SPES Cahier 6: Respect and Economic Democracy
This publication is based on the hypothesis that democracy will become a growing ingredient of good business and leadership.

European SPES Cahier 5: Heroes and Anti-heroes. European Literature and the Ethics of Leadership
The firm belief that divergent (cultural) systems i.e. business ethics and literature can enrich each other is at the core of this publication.

The Palgrave Handbook of Spirituality and Business summarizes the most important issues, approaches and models in the field of spirituality in business, economics and society.

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 Spiritual Humanism, Economic Wisdom Spiritual Humanism, Economic Wisdom
Spiritual Humanism, Economic WisdomSpiritual 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.

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 Membership Membership
Why not become a member of SPES? Our membership is not based on any fee payment but on a commitment of active participation in our activities. Both individual and institutional memberships are possible.

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