Waldorf in the World
In early February, dean of school Brad Kershner had a chance to record an interesting dialogue with Seth Jordan, founder of The Whole Social — an online forum for content that makes connections between the ideas of Rudolf Steiner and contemporary social issues. Seth is a Waldorf graduate, and his focus is on social threefolding — the idea that a healthy society has to find the right balance between individual and cultural freedom, political equality, and economic solidarity. Brad and Seth discussed how Waldorf education and social threefolding can help us to think about and address some of the biggest problems we face as a global society. You can find the dialogue on YouTube here.
This conversation explores the relationships between culture, politics, and economics – as explained in Rudolf Steiner’s concept of social threefolding — and makes connections between the ideas of Steiner and Goethe, contemporary discourse about the meaning crisis, the metacrisis, and metamodernity, and the crucial role of education in the 21st century that Waldorf schools aim to fulfill.