Worldview. A Brief Introduction to the Concept. A General Definition.
A Brief Introduction
to the Concept
A “Worldview” is the comprehensive set of beliefs, knowledge, values, assumptions, attitudes, and opinions that serve as a lense through which a particular social group sees, interprets, and makes sense of the world in which it lives.
Leader of K'iche’ Mayan People
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Patterns in how people live.
Indigenous Culture Groups
(In which “religion”has a profound influence on its members’ belief system and lifestyle.)
Spiritual Movement Groups
Are there any cultural patterns that characterize the group and help to understand it?
The world is in the process of widespread and rapid change, and all worldviews are faced with the challenges of advocating for, accepting, adapting to, incorporating, resisting, or rejecting these changes, or some combination of these responses.
How is your group dealing with these challenges? What are their concerns? What events or developments or pressures have their attention? How are they responding?
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