TURIN, Italy, January 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
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An enthusiastic response to New Life, a call for new citizens to live in the spiritual eco-society of Damanhur in northern Italy, signals a growing desire for sustainable life change.
The Federation of Damanhur, (http://www.damanhur.org) at the foothills of the Piedmont Alps in northern Italy, is a laboratory for the future of humankind based on ethical and spiritual values, with its own complementary currency, constitution, schools, daily newspaper, integrated medical center and research laboratories. Damanhur is known worldwide because its citizens have constructed the Temples of Humankind ( http://www.thetemples.org) an underground contemporary cathedral dedicated to the spiritual awakening of humankind, which has been defined by many visitors as the "Eighth Wonder of the World." ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-495538/Eighth-wonder-world-The-stunning-temples-secretly-carved-ground-paranormal-eccentric.html)
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The New Life project offers the opportunity for full immersion as citizens in Damanhur, which is open to everyone even on a temporary basis for the first time. Since the initial message was sent on September 26, 2010, more than 1,000 people have contacted Damanhur with interest in New Life, and right now, 160 people are coming to take part in the project. Many new citizens have already arrived and others are arriving in the coming months.
These new citizens are bringing fresh energy and innovation to Damanhur while it is in a period of intense social transformation. The new citizens themselves benefit from a direct learning experience of living in community and actively creating a new society based on solidarity, respect for nature and the environment, spiritual awareness and creativity. New Life is putting Damanhur to the test in welcoming diversity, as the participants who have arrived are from 20 different countries in Europe and the world.
The values of Damanhur are attracting ever more people who get the importance of equitable and sustainable community life. Damanhur has been awarded by the United Nations Global Settlements Forum as a model for a sustainable future, and has been recognized as embodying the values of the Earth Charter, a declaration of principles promoting community life, human rights and ecological integrity. Damanhur is also active in the Global Ecovillage Network.
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SOURCE Federation of Damanhur