The New World Encyclopedia organizes human knowledge in a way that allow a reader to learn information, not just for its own sake, but for its value to the world as a whole. The underlying goal of the encyclopedia is to promote knowledge that leads to happiness, well-being, and world peace.
The New World Encyclopedia is an ever-expanding body of knowledge that currently contains thousands of carefully selected articles.
The New World Encyclopedia is intended for use by teachers and students who are drawn to the ease of use of Wikipedia, but are concerned about quality, consistency, and core values. New World Encyclopedia combines the great benefits of open source internet media with those of traditional and careful editorial supervision by scholars. Here we have the benefit of hyperlinks and greater detail found in on-line encyclopedias, combined with the traditional review of facts, grammar, and values.
This encyclopedia transcends the metaphysical assumptions of both the Enlightenment and Modern Encyclopedias. The originator of this project is Sun Myung Moon. Thus, scholarly content carries and projects values tied to human purpose, the design of creation found in the world's great religions and spiritual traditions, as well as that which is clearly revealed through science and in the lives and work of people of conscience.
This encyclopedia is designed for the general reader and is available online and is free to all people with internet access. It is greatly indebted to Wikipedia pioneers. This path-breaking foundation combines with the devotion of NWE editors and writers who use Wikipedia articles as the basis for their articles and work to improve them based on training and expertise in their respective subject areas, and compliance with strict writer guidelines for this project.
As what is called a Wikipedia fork, in keeping with the terms of the CC-by-sa license, the article version of each document imported from Wikipedia is documented, rigorously cited, and hyperlinked to the Wikipedia article so that a complete history of its construction remains available. Articles not initially obtained from Wikipedia have copyrights or licenses based on their particular situation.
The first 12,000 articles of New World Encyclopedia were funded by the generous support of UPF/IIFWP, and managed under contract, by Paragon House Publishers. Credit is due to the following founding leadership: Project Chairman: Dr. Chung Hwan Kwak, Project Director: Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, Editor in Chief: Dr. Frank Kaufmann, Chairman of the Editorial Review Board Dr. Andrew Wilson, Business Manager: Dr. Gordon Anderson, Managing Editor: Mr. Robert Brooks, IT Director: Mr. Svemir Brkic.