About New Acropolis of Atlanta
New Acropolis has been active in the Atlanta area since 2004. We are a local branch of a world-wide organization whose aim is to give people the philosophical tools they need to find meaning in their own lives.
Our instructors are a group of volunteers, dedicated to helping all people in metro-Atlanta live more meaningful and thoughtful lives through classes in eastern and western philosophy, seminars, yoga, tai chi, meditation and community service.
We aim to help move society towards greater degrees of self-knowledge and social responsibility through the promotion of philosophy, culture and volunteering.
At New Acropolis, someone can take a yoga class, volunteer for a park cleanup, or study the rich symbolism of Sub-Saharan Africa in our Symbology class. Our activities are varied because human beings need a variety of experiences to help them come to "know themselves", as the ancient, Pre-Socratic philosophers used to say.
New Acropolis promotes the enduring value of philosophy as “love of wisdom,” a profound search for truth and meaning. Philosophy is about improving ourselves, and changing the world we live in by “being that change.” Every activity at New Acropolis embodies this philosophical spirit. These activities include courses, workshops, seminars, lectures, debates, annual celebration of World Philosophy Day, libraries, publication of books, magazines and research journals.
All of our activities aim to celebrate global cultural values, moving us towards respect, understanding and transformation. Specific cultural programs at New Acropolis include exhibitions, creative workshops, literary and music competitions, theatre groups, cultural tours, sports and martial arts, traditional festivals, fairs and conferences.
At New Acropolis, philosophy and volunteering go hand in hand. To volunteer is to express the best of oneself. We actively encourage people to become involved in one of our community projects which include park cleaning, food drives, environmental education, reforestation, campaigns for cultural understanding and unity, humanitarian aid, and disaster relief.
Our Three Principles
Guiding all of our work world wide!
1 - Fraternity
To promote an Ideal of international fraternity, based on respect for human dignity, beyond racial, sexual, cultural, religious, social or other differences.
2 - Knowledge
To encourage the love of wisdom through the comparative study of philosophies, religions, sciences and arts, in order to promote the knowledge of the human being, the laws of Nature and the Universe.
3 - Development
To develop the best of the human potential, by promoting the realization of the human being as an individual and his or her integration as an active and conscious part of society and nature, in order to improve the world.