At GCE, our mission of connecting our studies to real-world situations and activities with a global focus finds quite a bit of overlap with New Acropolis, who define their work as:
At the heart of the activities of New Acropolis is its School of Philosophy, which we understand as a way of life, that is, as a means of access to spiritual knowledge and to individual and collective realization. New Acropolis celebrates World Philosophy Day in Brazil. The School of Philosophy of NA is inspired by the powerful Platonic tradition to promote philosophy as a model of life that is based on knowledge and development of the qualities of each human being. This School of Philosophy has a Program of Studies which is common to all countries and is taught in successive levels. It provides an updated version of the traditional knowledge of East and West, which, in accordance with classical humanism, combines the study of sciences, arts, religions and philosophies in a comparative way.
Students in Who Am I? visited New Acropolis’ Chicago location in order to begin their investigation into Descartes, Freud, and “doubt.” The philosophers-in-training spent the afternoon pondering their own pandavas (virtues) and kuravas (shortcomings) with Shira and Gilad. They were introduced to the Bhagavad Gita and the philosophies behind karma and dharma.