Spiritual Heritage Education Network Inc. (SHEN) is an organization based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It is dedicated to the promotion, development and delivery of education in the spiritual heritage of humanity with a view to engendering human integration both locally and globally.
Modern science and technology has turned the world into a global village, but the human mind is still out of sync with this development. To close this gap, SHEN is proposing that an all-inclusive universal spiritual education curriculum be incorporated in the global educational systems. SHEN hopes that such an initiative will help integrate fragmented humanity into one human family living in the wider world community.
SHEN is of the opinion that the present educational systems whether secular or religion-based have not only failed to globalize the human mind but also contributed to an exacerbation of human fragmentation and it must be modified as follows to bring humanity within the global village metaphor:
Education to globalize the human mind involves integration of knowledge and understanding of all disciplines whether secular or religious to clearly highlight the principle that this universe comprised of the animate and the inanimate is one indivisible whole as a result of it being the manifestation of one unseen reality which pervades it through and through. In addition to the conceptual understanding, the curriculum must include contemplative and meditative theory and practices for personal assimilation, insights and discovery in order to live our spiritual reality.
Towards this end, SHEN plans a series of meetings to focus on the promotion, development and delivery of the curricula with unifying objectives. First such meeting was timed to mark SHEN’s 10th anniversary year in 2010.