1st Edition

Global Visioning Hopes and Challenges for a Common Future

Edited By Ahmed Abaddi Copyright 2015
    234 Pages
    by Routledge

    234 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    Ahmed Abaddi