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Bridging the divide : religious dialogue and universal ethics : papers for the InterAction Council, foreword by Helmut Schmidt ; edited by Thomas S. Axworthy

Label
Bridging the divide : religious dialogue and universal ethics : papers for the InterAction Council
Title
Bridging the divide
Title remainder
religious dialogue and universal ethics : papers for the InterAction Council
Statement of responsibility
foreword by Helmut Schmidt ; edited by Thomas S. Axworthy
Title variation
Religious dialogue and universal ethics
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Responding to the contemporary situation of escalating violence, often driven by religious and ideological differences, the InterAction Council of former world leaders engages scholars and religious leaders of all world faiths. Bridging the Divide poses fundamental questions: Can religion help build bridges between civilizations in conflict? Is a global ethic possible? Believing that religious misunderstanding has led to world conflict, the Council, led by Helmut Schmidt, former chancellor of the federal republic of Germany, has developed a research agenda to ask the following questions: Can religions become a force for peace? Can the virtue of tolerance be taught? Do world religions share a core ethic? What can be done to thwart those who exploit and abuse faith for their own ends? Bridging the Divide makes available the results of these explorations. The first two sections present perspectives on Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Shinto. Religious practitioners and scholars look beyond the differences toward a common goal - a global ethic of mutual respect, compassion, and peace. In the third section, politicians and academics discuss the possibility of a universal ethic, while the forth section presents a culmination of this work - a draft of a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities." -- from http://mqup.mcgill.ca (Feb. 2, 2011.)
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Cataloging source
NLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL65.P4
LC item number
B75 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1947-
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  • Axworthy, Tom
  • InterAction Council
Series statement
Papers for the InterAction Council
Series volume
v. 1
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  • Peace
  • Religion and politics
  • Religion and ethics
  • Religions
Label
Bridging the divide : religious dialogue and universal ethics : papers for the InterAction Council, foreword by Helmut Schmidt ; edited by Thomas S. Axworthy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Judaism as a factor in world politics /r Jonathan Magonet
  • Hinduism: the dalliance of religion and politics
  • Acharya Shrivatsa Goswami
  • Japanese Shinto as a factor in world politics
  • Seiken Sugiura
  • Buddhism as a factor in world politics: a Theravada experience
  • Mettanando Bhikkhu
  • Shia Islam as a factor in world politics
  • Abodolkarim Soroush
  • Islam as a factor in global politics: searching for common values to guide a globalizing world
  • Part One.
  • Kamal Aboulmagd
  • Mahayana Buddhism as a factor in world politics
  • Osamu Yoshida
  • Part Two
  • Religious influence: toward a universal ethic or global division? --
  • World's religions: unity in diversity?
  • Three Abrahamic religions: historical upheavals, present challenges
  • Hans Küng
  • Analects of Confucius
  • T.U. Weiming
  • Overcoming ignorance, greed, and hatred with insight, interdependence, and peace: a Buddhist perspective
  • Koshin Ohtani
  • Stephen Schlensog
  • Sinai as an emblem of peace in the world today
  • Archbishop Damianos Hegumen
  • Doing evil to do good: is there an alternative approach to military intervention in the clash of civilizations?
  • Thomas S. Axworthy
  • Part Three
  • Politics and religion: speaking truth to power or power to truth?
  • Some contributions to a universal declaration of human obligations
  • Oscar Arias Sanchez
  • Human rights and human responsibilities in the age of terrorism
  • Malcolm Fraser
  • On a politician's ethics
  • Helmut Schmidt
  • Part Four
  • Conclusions of the Interaction Council
  • Rome statement, 1987 --
  • Christianity as a factor in global politics
  • Hans Küng
  • Thirteen steps for peace: on rereading a Jewish prayer
  • Jonathan Magonet
  • Beyond the enlightenment mentality: an anthropocosmic perspective
  • T.U. Weiming
  • Hinduism and politics: the role of religious antagonisms in Indian history and politics
  • In search of global ethical standards, 1996
  • Universal declaration of human responsibilities, 1997
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 244 p.
Isbn
9781553392200
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
^^2008426805
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227508729
  • (OCoLC)ocn227508729
Label
Bridging the divide : religious dialogue and universal ethics : papers for the InterAction Council, foreword by Helmut Schmidt ; edited by Thomas S. Axworthy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Judaism as a factor in world politics /r Jonathan Magonet
  • Hinduism: the dalliance of religion and politics
  • Acharya Shrivatsa Goswami
  • Japanese Shinto as a factor in world politics
  • Seiken Sugiura
  • Buddhism as a factor in world politics: a Theravada experience
  • Mettanando Bhikkhu
  • Shia Islam as a factor in world politics
  • Abodolkarim Soroush
  • Islam as a factor in global politics: searching for common values to guide a globalizing world
  • Part One.
  • Kamal Aboulmagd
  • Mahayana Buddhism as a factor in world politics
  • Osamu Yoshida
  • Part Two
  • Religious influence: toward a universal ethic or global division? --
  • World's religions: unity in diversity?
  • Three Abrahamic religions: historical upheavals, present challenges
  • Hans Küng
  • Analects of Confucius
  • T.U. Weiming
  • Overcoming ignorance, greed, and hatred with insight, interdependence, and peace: a Buddhist perspective
  • Koshin Ohtani
  • Stephen Schlensog
  • Sinai as an emblem of peace in the world today
  • Archbishop Damianos Hegumen
  • Doing evil to do good: is there an alternative approach to military intervention in the clash of civilizations?
  • Thomas S. Axworthy
  • Part Three
  • Politics and religion: speaking truth to power or power to truth?
  • Some contributions to a universal declaration of human obligations
  • Oscar Arias Sanchez
  • Human rights and human responsibilities in the age of terrorism
  • Malcolm Fraser
  • On a politician's ethics
  • Helmut Schmidt
  • Part Four
  • Conclusions of the Interaction Council
  • Rome statement, 1987 --
  • Christianity as a factor in global politics
  • Hans Küng
  • Thirteen steps for peace: on rereading a Jewish prayer
  • Jonathan Magonet
  • Beyond the enlightenment mentality: an anthropocosmic perspective
  • T.U. Weiming
  • Hinduism and politics: the role of religious antagonisms in Indian history and politics
  • In search of global ethical standards, 1996
  • Universal declaration of human responsibilities, 1997
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 244 p.
Isbn
9781553392200
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
^^2008426805
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227508729
  • (OCoLC)ocn227508729

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