Mission and Vision
Convinced that our personal and collective well-being and fulfilment is possible through proper information, knowledge and wisdom, Vidyankur: Journal of Philosophical and Theological Studies seeks wisdom, drawing from various sources (including natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, literature, myths and proverbs.
We are convinced that these troubled times demand sacrifice, commitment, sharing and a collective search for suffering, which makes our lives meaningful and fulfilled.
“Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from living.” -Anthony Douglas Williams
"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom." -Isaac Asimov
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." -Lewis Carroll
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." -Socrates
Keeping our vision in mind, VJPR actively seeks to:
Promote critical outlook and creative commitment leading to wholeness and integration
Take the best insights from contemporary science and update our worldviews in accordance of them.
Gather data and information so that wisdom may emerge for individuals and societies
Promote meaningful dialogue among cultures, religions and ethnicities
Foster an atmosphere of humble listening to others opinions and views
Enable a culture of respect and dignity among fellow human beings
Seeks ecological sustainability, economic fairness and collective fulfilments
Embrace the Other with their own uniqueness and distinction, so that we can collectively build a society of fraternity.
Draw from the deepest resources from the various religious traditions, so that we can collectively live together peacefully.
“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” -Bertrand Russell