BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT AFRICAN VIEWS ORGANIZATION
An African View is a way Africans see the world. When we combine this view with the various ways the world sees Africa and how Africans see themselves, we begin to realize the multiplicity of perspectives. And when we begin to observe the differences of our perspectives about ourselves from different cultures, from different nations, across continents, professional disciplines, academic faculties, ethnic groups, nationalities, and across time, a tapestry of the global African cosmology emerges and collectively forms the African Views.
THE PRINCIPLE AND THE PHILOSOPHY
The African views of the universe have been carefully studied and systematized, and much more remains to be fully documented. Many of these views are expressed orally in myths, legends, proverbs, wise saying, and practical ways like rituals, dances, art, and symbols. When these materials are put together, a tapestry of African cosmology emerges.
This picture shows, among other things, the beauty of cultural diversity, an underlying unity or similarity of views, traits, traditions, inclinations, and behaviors across Africa and diaspora, reflecting local variations. African views of the universe are curated as people continue to reflect upon their life experiences in their respective societies and the perception of their roles and responsibilities in the world at large. No human society can exist without some form of view of the world in which it lives. It is also true that no human society has even developed without some form of foreign intervention.
African Views provide awareness of Africa's diversity and complexity, African existence, and existentialism's duality consciousness. So, as African peoples worldwide go through life experiences, changes in the environment, including historical, current, and future challenges, we continue to generate more ideas in understanding the world. These ideas were by no means static, which, though in the due process of change, have come down to the contemporary in various ways and through various means. Ideas from one generation to another continue to persist despite the challenges of time. The sustainability of Africans lies in their nature of resilience. While much has been lost, many more has been gained as well. New lands inherited, new languages and new traditions developed, new nations founded, new cultures developed, and layers of resistance seemingly unstoppable despite all the odds. It is essential to put all these in perspective and look deeper within to find strength for overcoming any challenge.
It is in this spirit that some of us have chosen to come together and endeavor to capture with too few exceptions -- the evolution of ideas in the African World without compromising the integrity of existential dichotomy of the secular and sacred or the physical and spiritual, or the practical and the hypothetical. In our vision, there is harmony, rationale, logic, and a sense of the universe. In our assessment, however imperfect, our observance of relative ideologies is not only of those with African heritage alone but also includes inclusive and encompassing views, principles, and ideologies about Africa from the world. The process makes our work permanent and cumulative from the transfer of one generation's African ideologies to another. The more diverse they are, the better they become.
Would it be something of value if those ideas can be captured, not only for a documentary purpose but also for their utilitarian value, especially in understanding and interpreting historical challenges, engaging current challenges, and preparing for future challenges?
As Leopold Senghor puts it, our culture is recourse to sanity. When we are lost, we turn to our cultural compass. It is on this premises that we have formed the African Views Organization. The organization maintains an open and inclusive principle to develop a fully integrated global intelligence initiative framework. The duality of positions and the multiplicity of perspectives gathered are all considered in developing new narratives from the ageless wisdom of the universe.
Revising the Charter of the ARK and the treaty of the Royal Institute of Global African Cultures & Traditions
We, the people are Colors of the world. Africa the Warm, Beautiful, and Peaceful. A spontaneous...
Kakum canopy walkway was fantastic Royal Institute of Global African Culture visits
Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday and therefore, auspicious for a proper meditation to connect with our spirituality globally.
Tribute to the Dragon After Event Dinner at Angela Mao's Restaurant
in Queens, New York
The Royal visit to Eze Dr Amb Chukwudi Ihenetu. Royal Institute of Global African Culture. Eze-igbo Ghana Eze-ohazurume
Elmina slave castle African Views Group Excursion in Ghana
African Views Brochure 2020
Executive Director's Report 2019
Annual Board Meeting Presentation