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Towards an Ethic of Human Solidarity

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In author's view the challenges faced by contemporary society can only be met by placing human welfare at the centre of national and international policy making. The great issues of our time affect us all and can only be confronted multilaterally, through the combined action of governments, international and regional organisations, and, most important of all, the people immediately affected. We need to examine carefully those situations on the ground that terrorists find useful to their causes and consider whether we are addressing them wholeheartedly and effectively, ignoring them, or in some cases even conniving at them. Author's concern for the future of humanity manifests itself in global caring and sharing; in building global participatory democracy; in shifting from imposition, force and violence to a culture of respect, dialogue and mutual understanding. The challenge facing society is how to build peace and foster development in a rapidly changing world.

Keywords: global caring; human welfare; international policy making; mutual understanding; terrorists



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