I have been working on a series of pdf guides tailored for general members, research affiliates and executive members. They are looking as though they will be nice booklets. The final versions will be around 20 pages and cover pretty much all basic aspects of the OICD. I have posted a couple of text and graphic excerpts below:
The Organization for Intra-Cultural Development at a Glance
What does the Organization for Intra-Cultural Development do?
The OICD sets out to improve the quality of and access to cultural symbolism and cultural information that people use to represent themselves in the world. We also work to counteract the influence of divisive cultural myths and symbolism that causes conflict and restricts social, economic and/or political stability and growth.
Why does the OICD do this?
The OICD works to increase social capital as a means to improve social cohesion. Increased social cohesion is linked to the reduction, resolution and prevention of many kinds of sectarian conflict and also to the general raising of social, political, economic and security standards in society.
How does the OICD achieve this?
The OICD employs what it calls Intra-Cultural Development which is a process of mapping, utilizing, managing and maintaining the symbolism and interpretations that individuals use to identify themselves as socio-cultural beings. Such management is effective in creating spaces for dialogue between previously divided groups, and thus in the creation of new social networks and levels of social and civil engagement.
Who makes up the OICD?
The OICD network and development programs consist of a wide variety of people: Anthropologists, Psychologists, Historians, Script Writers, Film-makers, Political Scientists, Linguists, Development Workers, Practitioners, Media experts and Artists.
Where does the OICD work?
Intra-Cultural Development is effective in increasing economic, social and political standards in any region. The OICD is determined to work in all locations in the world.
The OICD Organizational Structure