Eileen Babbitt and Ellen Luts (Eds.) Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Context

(Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2009, 397pp.) Eileen Babbitt and Ellen Lutz have made an important contribution to world citizen diplomacy.   As they point out “To prevent wars and massive human rights violations and rebuild societies in their aftermath;  an approach
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Teilhard de Chardin: The Noosphere and Evolution toward World Unity

Why do we hesitate to open our hearts to the call of the world within us, to the sense of the earth. By  ‘sense of the earth’;  we mean here the passionate sense of common destiny that draws the thinking fraction of
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A Framework for Action by Citizens of the World

New Challenges and Responses: The United Nations. 2019  is in the process of becoming an important year in the emerging world society. The United Nations has a new Secretary General and is in the process of evaluating its priorities. Likewise, Non-governmental organization
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Professor John Trent. United Nations Reform and NGO Action

John E. Trent sets out there are times; often in the early period of the coming of a new Secretary-General of the United Nations; when there are discussions of structural changes in the U.N. We are in such a period today, and
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The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution.

By Bernard Mayer. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000,263pp.) From his long experience as a mediator, Bernard Mayer writes “What makes a successful peacemaker or conflict resolver is not a set of processes, methodologies, or tactics; it is a way of thinking, a set
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Thomas Berry: A World Citizen’s Ecological Vision

“ As we enter the 21st century, we observe a wide-spread awakening to the wonder of the Earth.  This we can observe in the writing of naturalists and environmental organizations dedicated to preserving the integrity of the planet. The human venture depends
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Albert Thomas: The ILO Centenary. by Rene Wadlow

Albert Thomas (1878 -1932); was a French socialist close to Jean Jaures; who was assassinated on the eve of the First World War by a French Nationalist; who thought Jaures was too active trying to prevent a war with Germany. Ralph Waldo
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Maurice Strong (1929-2015): The UN Voice for Environmental Action by Rene Wadlow.

Just on the eve of the Paris Climate Conference (COP 21); and the discussions on climate change and a sustainable world society; Maurice Strong died on 27 November 2015. Strong more than any other person in the United Nations system; had been
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Alexandre Marc: Con-federalism, Cultural Renewal and Trans-frontier Cooperation

Alexandre Marc (19 January 1904 – 22 February 2000) was born as Alexandre Markovitch Lipiansky in Odessa, Russia in 1904.  He later simplified his name by dropping Lipiansky (which his sons have reclaimed) and modifying his father’s first name to Marc which
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Sri Lanka: Sectarian Violence and the Higher Self by Rene Wadlow

On 14 and 15 May 2019, revenge violence; broke out in a number of towns in Sri Lanka against Muslim shopkeepers by Christians; motivated by the Easter Sunday attacks on three Christian churches, two Roman Catholic and one Protestant.  The Easter church attacks
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