The turn of the second and third millennium provokes cautios reflection on different areas of man’s life, on its quality, on the challenges it faces as well as the threats that can already be consedered In the context of survival. A question arises as to what man of the third millennium will be like, which is a challenging issue for the mind, for the imagination, for people dealing professionally with the aiding of human development, for people shaping the educational, social, medical, economic and political reality.
The scientific community feels the presure for discussions and provocations to act with a view of expanding social awareness and of doing so on an international scale with regard to genuine values relevant for the quality of human life.
The contemporary social thought should cause each of us to be convinced that should we manage to walk all over the world in our search for goodness, wisdom, beauty, love, we stall find these values nowhere if we fail to carry them inside ourselves. As great thinkers maintain, we hold them inside, in our nature, yet man – though greed and unreflectivity – has made them inaccessible due to formed obstacles. Thus all scientific reflection on the destruction of those barriers, or one that aims at preventing new barriers from occurring, its particularly legitimate. This very idea has given rise to the creation of this new magazine, which is meant to serve the exchange of scientific thought among both Polish as well as foreign researchers, both of whose concern for the quality of worthy and safe life is a particular challenge.