Books & Articles

Harmony with Nature

The Triglav Circle made a contribution to the preparations for Rio+20.  The title of the contribution was harmony with nature.  See full text.    Harmony with Nature: Statement by the Triglav Circle This paper constitutes the Triglav Circle’s input to the compilation document for the Zero draft of ...

0 Comment   |   Posted in Articles,News,NGO/UN Activities December 11, 2011

Confucian Role Ethics: A Vision of Human Rights in a Global Context

The title of this paper suggests a study in comparative ethics, and in part that is just what it is. But it is more nearly contrastive than comparative, and more importantly, I want to contrast not ethical theories, but one of the basic presuppositions on which virtually all Western ethical ...

0 Comment   |   Posted in Articles April 06, 2011

Compassionate Leadership for an Interdependent World

We have come together for this conference to think deeply about the kind of creative and courageous leadership that is needed at the local and global level to address the urgent challenges that face our world, including climate change, violent conflict, and a destabilizing global economic recession. We are in ...

0 Comment   |   Posted in Articles April 06, 2011

Do we witness a “re-enchantment of the world?”

It has become fairly common among students and observers of social developments to speak of a “re-surgence of religion”. Reference usually is made to the strong public profile of new religious movements in all religious traditions and their increasing impact on the shaping of public policy. One of the first ...

0 Comment   |   Posted in Articles April 06, 2011

“Universal Rights and Responsibilities: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Earth Charter”

The year 2008 was the 60th Anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on December 8, 1948. Representatives of Earth Charter International participated in several conferences designed to celebrate this historic event and promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ...

0 Comment   |   Posted in Articles April 06, 2011

Art in International Relations

Artists – whether writers, painters, musicians, architects, sculptors, dramatists, dancers, or filmmakers – and artworks – whether poetry, literature, visual arts, solid forms, music, theater works, photography, or cinema – contribute to building peaceful, vibrant societies and can inspire relations among societies and between societies and nature that are characterized ...

0 Comment   |   Posted in Articles April 06, 2011

Action for the Protection of the Environment: The roles of national governments, local governments, and civil society

While environmental degradation quietly accelerates, part of human society prospers in the deceiving splendor of great wealth in things, other parts aspire to this affluent life style and the rest of humanity remain in various levels of poverty—be it relative or absolute, living either lightly on the land as their ...

0 Comment   |   Posted in Articles April 06, 2011

Faith and Education – A Case Study on Qur’anic Education in Somalia

In the seven years since 9/11, religion has taken a more central stage in defining world politics. Global security issues and many conflicts are now seen through the prism of religion: with the view that they are about religious groups fighting each other. To many, the conflict in Somalia is ...

0 Comment   |   Posted in Articles April 06, 2011

The Idea of Progress and its Relevance for the 21st Century

On peut prétendre que l’étymologie du mot ‘nihilisme’ est double. Il provient d’une part de ne hilum, « il n’y a pas de fil ». Aucun fil ne relie les choses entre elles. Tout est ce qu’il est; il ne vient de nulle part, il se tient soi-même et il ...

0 Comment   |   Posted in Articles April 06, 2011

Horizons of a Grand Theory of Peace

My approach to such a daunting challenge seeks to be attentive to the urgings of Professor Shin Chiba that “..our quest for a grand theory of peace should be made in response to the crisis of the present age as it is beset by [a] series of wars, the absence ...

0 Comment   |   Posted in Articles April 06, 2011