Hope for a Global Ethic: Shared Principles in Religious Scriptures
Terrorism. Wars and conflicts. Genocide. Ethnic cleansing. Torture. Oppression of women. Abuse of children. Debilitating poverty. Against this backdrop of the current world scene, Brian D. Lepard suggests that only a global ethic-a shared set of ethical principles-can meet the urgent needs of our troubled global community. But where is the evidence that such an ethic even exists? And where is it to be found?
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Is There Hope for a Global Ethic?
Unity in Diversity
The Golden Rule and the Importance of Good Deeds
Personal Virtues and Moral Duties
The Equal Dignity of All Human Beings
The Right to Life Physical Security
A Trust Theory of Government and Limited State
Respect for Governments and Law
Peace Justice and Respect for Treaties
The Legitimate Use of Force
Intervention to Rescue Human Rights Victims
The Right to Freedom of Religion
The Status of Women
The Prospects for a Global Ethic
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