New book on Global Ethic (looks very good)


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Posted by Jonah (on behalf of White Cloud Press) on July 23, 1998 at 14:48:46:

Dear Friends,

White Cloud Press is publishing an important new book, FOR ALL LIFE: TOWARD
A UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF A GLOBAL ETHIC (AN INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE).
Below is a description of the book along with an excerpt from Leonard
Swidler's draft declaration.

White Cloud Press is offering a special pre-publication discount of 25% off
the $16.95 list price. To take advantage of this offer, send payment via
check or VISA/MasterCard for $15.71 ($12.71 sale price + $3 shipping--add
75 for each additional book on multiple copy orders) to:

White Cloud Press
PO Box 3400
Ashland OR 97520

Credit card orders can be placed by calling the company's toll free number:
1-800-380-8286

Residents outside of the United States need to pay via VISA/MasterCard or
by check drawn on a U.S. bank.

Thanks for your support of this important interfaith movement.

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For All Life: Toward a Universal Declaration of a Global Ethic
Edited by Leonard Swidler

Comparative Religion / Ethics
6 x 9
224 pages
$16.95 / Paperback original (Advance sale price $12.71 + $3 shipping)
1-883991-22-6
Publication Date: September 1998

FOR ALL LIFE provides an important step in the emerging movement toward
global dialogue and peace. It is the belief of the book's contributors that
human culture has entered a new age of Global Dialogue in response to
increased interpenetration of the world's cultures. In our emerging global
village, guidance is needed, for as we have painfully seen, our century is
not only the century of world culture, it is also the century of world
wars, world famines, and worldwide environmental destruction.

In this inspiring and challenging book, Prof. Leonard Swidler presents the
next stage in the Global Ethic Movement. FOR ALL LIFE includes Prof.
Swidler's draft a Universal Declaration of a Global Ethic followed by
responses from religious scholars representing Christian, Buddhist, Muslim,
Jewish, Hindu, African, Chinese, Confucian, Baha'i, and Sikh traditions.

An excerpt from FOR ALL LIFE:
We, women and men from various ethical and religious traditions, commit
ourselves to the following Universal Declaration of a Global Ethic. . . .
We make this commitment not despite our differences but arising out of our
distinct perspectives, recognizing nevertheless in our diverse ethical and
religious traditions common convictions that lead us to speak out against
all forms of inhumanity and for humaneness in our treatment of ourselves,
one another and the world around us. We find in each of our traditions:
a) grounds in support of universal human rights,
b) a call to work for justice and peace, and
c) concern for conservation of the earth.
We confirm and applaud the positive human values that are, at times
painfully slowly, but nevertheless increasingly, being accepted and
advocated in our world: freedom, equality, democracy, recognition of
interdependence, commitment to justice and human rights. We also believe
that conditions in our world encourage, indeed require, us to look beyond
what divides us and to speak as one on matters that are crucial for the
survival of and respect for the earth. Therefore we advocate movement
toward a global order that reflects the best values found in our myriad
traditions.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TOWARD A UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF A GLOBAL ETHIC
by Leonard Swidler

EXPLANATORY REMARKS CONCERNING A DECLARATION OF THE RELIGIONS
FOR A GLOBAL ETHIC
by Hans Kung

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS' DECLARATION TOWARD A GLOBAL ETHIC

THE INTERACTION COUNCIL'S UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RESPONSIBILITIES

THE AFRICAN CHARTER ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES' RIGHTS AN AFRICAN CONTRIBUTION TO
THE GLOBAL ETHIC PROJECT
by Mutombo Nkulu

TOWARD A UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF A GLOBAL ETHIC: A PROTESTANT COMMENT
by John Hick

TOWARD A UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF A GLOBAL ETHIC: A JEWISH COMMENT
by Michael Kogan

A DRAFT OF A GLOBAL ETHIC: A MUSLIM PERSPECTIVE
by Khalid Duran

TOWARDS A UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF A GLOBAL ETHIC: A BAHA'I RESPONSE
by Moojan Momen

FOR DIALOGUE ON A GLOBAL ETHIC: A CONFUCIANIST/TAOIST VIEW
by Zhao Fu San

REFLECTIONS ON APPROACHES TO UNIVERSAL ETHICS FROM A CONTEMPORARY
NEO-CONFUCIAN PERSPECTIVE
by Shu-hsien Liu

A HINDU DIALOGUE ON A GLOBAL ETHIC
by Kana Mitra

A WON BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE ON A GLOBAL ETHIC
by Chung Ok Lee

A SOTO ZEN PERSPECTIVE ON A GLOBAL ETHIC
by Brian Victoria

TOWARD A UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF A GLOBAL ETHIC: A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE
by Ingrid Shafer

A DIALOGIC RESPONSE
by Leonard Swidler

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Steven Scholl, Publisher
White Cloud Press, PO Box 3400, Ashland, OR 97520
phone/fax 541-488-6415
e-mail: sscholl@jeffnet.org
http://www.whitecloudpress.com




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