Philosophy has always been a search for spiritual truth, a process of going more deeply into the knowledge of nature, the human being and the universe. Every act of searching is at the same time an exercise of freedom of consciousness in opposition to ignorance, confusion and the prejudices that prevent calm and deep reflection.
For us, Philosophy is an innate attitude in human beings. Our task is to enable that innate attitude to be expressed in actions that will allow us to develop our full potential and improve our world. We propose a practical philosophy that will be useful for each individual and for society.
We do this not only through reading, studying and theoretical knowledge, but also by setting ourselves the goal of learning to live well, with strength and efficiency, at every moment in our lives; taking advantage of the opportunities that arise and learning something positive even from adversity.
This is what we mean by «Philosophy as a way of life».
We are working to improve the world and the human being by means of Philosophy in the classical tradition: a philosophical quest that offers answers to contemporary problems.
The practice of human values is the basis for a model of active and participative culture, which brings out the qualities of each person, broadens the horizons of the mind and opens the human being up to all the expressions of the spirit.
New Acropolis seeks to bring a new vision of culture: a culture with practical and living values, which enables its audiences to transform and improve themselves. We promote a universal renaissance of cultural values, a culture with philosophical messages that can be understood and accessed by all.
Culture, as a means of humanizing our societies, returns to the timeless roots of each historical age to broaden our understanding of life and bring us closer, in a fraternal and eclectic spirit, to the diversity and richness of each culture or civilization.
In addition, the culture we promote is an experience provided by volunteers, a culture which is close to each individual's heart and, above all, rewarding, because it nourishes the soul and releases the tensions of everyday life. It is a culture that brings enjoyment, through the experience of creation and imagination, to the audience and all those who benefit from that generous effort.
Inspired by its founding principles, our institution has promoted initiatives that have resulted in international programs designed to coordinate its activities and give them a philosophical direction.
For New Acropolis, Volunteering is the practical way of embodying and applying Philosophy and Culture. It is the natural expression of generosity and service to society which is assumed by each idealist, as a responsibility of active and conscious participation to contribute to the common good. All the activities carried out by New Acropolis in the world, in its different fields of action, are achieved thanks to the work of thousands of volunteers.
By means of Volunteering we express our commitment to society, through humanitarian, ecological actions and social and educational projects in support of those most in need.
The volunteering programs of the IONA offer society the opportunity to develop values of solidarity, tolerance and respect for others, which make us better as individuals and help to make the world a better place.
New Acropolis offers society a space where values such as solidarity, tolerance and responsibility are cultivated, resulting in good citizenship and human values. The culture of volunteering forms part of the philosophical education promoted by New Acropolis. Through volunteering, members and sympathizers of NA express their social commitment through humanitarian actions, social and educational projects (for those most in need, the elderly, etc.), ecological and heritage restoration activities, organized by the association itself or in cooperation with other organizations and many international NGOs.
“The IONA reiterates its commitment to the society of our time through its implementation of specific actions of solidarity in different parts of the world where natural catastrophes, poverty, discrimination or injustice fall upon the most disadvantaged sections of society. " (Declaration of the General Assembly. 2006)