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Global Visioning
Hopes and Challenges for a Common Future

Edited By

Ahmed Abaddi

ISBN 9781412855730
Published February 28, 2015 by Routledge
234 Pages

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Book Description

This volume makes the case for global visioning: the collective process of looking at a larger picture and building common ground for the future. The contributors agree that only by such a process will people be able to address mounting problems like global warming, war, terrorism, and poverty, which threaten the Earth's population.

This latest volume in the Peace & Policy series addresses three main themes. "On Spirituality and Ethics" advocates an international culture of nonviolence. "International and Transnational Relations" makes a case for global fellowship. "On Education and Culture" argues that educating children is the first step in reforming the world. The contributors seek solutions to the question of how people can start seeing issues from a global point of view, rather than from narrow national perspectives.

In keeping with the global nature and scope of the world's problems, the contributions come from very diverse countries, including Japan, Morocco, South Africa, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and the United States. This work will inspire participation in this much-needed exercise of collective global problem solving.

Table of Contents

Chadwick F. Alger—In Memoriam

Greetings and Acknowledgments from
the Editor-in-Chief and Director of the Toda Institute
by Olivier Urbain

Preface—Intercivilizational Dialogue: A Typological Approach and Background Proposals
by Ahmed Abaddi

A Message of Felicitations for the International Conference on Global Visioning for a Common Future
by Daisaku Ikeda

Introduction to the Volume—Global Visioning: Hopes and Challenges for a Common Future
by Olivier Urbain

On Spirituality and Ethics

Building Faith in the Twenty-First Century: Some Pitfalls and Potential Paths
by Katherine Marshall

A Cosmo Vision for a Common Future: Becoming Moral Cosmopolitan Humanists in the Global Village, the WorldHouse, the International Solidarity of Peace-Loving Nations, and the Global Commonwealth of Citizens (VHSC)
by Lawrence Edward Carter Sr.

Building a Global Culture of Peace and Nonviolence
by Ela Gandhi

On International and Transnational Relations

Introducing—Search for Common Ground: Keeping the Global Vision of a Better World at the Center
by John Marks

Toward a Global Civilization?
by Daisuke Akimoto

Impeding Our Capacity for Global Visioning—Perpetrators, Victims, and Bystanders behind the Blinds of Cultural Violence
by Amedeo Cottino

On Education and Culture

Global Values in Educational Leadership toward Creating Cultures of Peace
by B. Jeannie Lum

Peace Gardens: Transforming Schools for Global Peace
by B. Jeannie Lum

After Postmodernism, Waiting for Spring: On Longing, the Grand Narrative of the Egyptian Revolution, and the Role of the Arts
by Sara-Duana Meyer

We All Have a Role to Play in Peacebuilding Because We Are All Connected around the World in Our Daily Life: What Are You Doing, and What Should You Be Doing?
by Chadwick F. Alger

Author Biographies

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