Intercultural Education (Special Social Justice Issue) (Vol. 20, No. 2, Apr 2009) -5 May 2010

*Periodical journal with scholarly articles, including: "Intercultural education as social justice" "Computers, the media and multicultural education: seeking engagement and political literacy" "Growing social justice educators: a pedagogical framework for Social Justice Education" "'Of, by, and for are not merely prepositions': teaching and learning Conflict Resolution for a democratic, global citizenry" "Critical reasoning for social justice: moral encounters with the paradoxes of intercultural education" "Civic responsibility and human rights education: a pan-educational alliance for social justice" "The role of education in teaching norms and values to adult newcomers: an analysis of integration policy in the Netherlands, with emphasis on the city of Rotterdam" "Multicultural education and social justice actions" "Action learning through Indigenous literature"

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Safe You and Safe Me -5 May 2010

*Children's book (for 7-12 years of age) discussing the United Nations Secretary-General's Study on Violence against Children *Information on violence and what the child can do to protect themselves and others *CD (missing)

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Intercultural Education (Vol. 18, No. 1, Mar 2007) -6 May 2010

*Scholarly journal with articles on the discursive construction of learning in a multiethnic school, good practices in Roma eduation, intercultural qualitative research, educational achievemetns of the Malay community in Singapore, multicultural educational provision in Cyprus through a case study

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Intercultural Education (Vol. 17, No. 4, Oct 2006) -6 May 2010

*Scholarly journal with articles on the recast of multicultural teachign practicum, impact of the poltical context on dicourse characteristics in Jewish-Arab encounters in Israel, conservative christian teachers on possible consequences for lesbian, gay and bisexual youth, educating for difference in a ROmany community in spain, Teacher understanding of cultural difference, intercultural communication, system theory approach to interfaith dialogue

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Intercultural Education (Vol. 17, No. 3, Aug 2006) -6 May 2010

*Scholarly journal with articles on intercultural education on theory and practice; promoting an endogenous approach to education at the local community level; instrumental relationships and high expectations on exploring cirtical care in two Latino community-based schools; cultural constructivism and the confluence of cognition, knowledge creation, multiculturalism and teaching

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Intercultural Education (Vol. 17, No. 1, Mar 2006) -6 May 2010

*Scholarly journal with articles on culturally appropriate pedagogy, locating non-Western enlightenment texts for a global curriculum, role of an affirmed black cultural identity and heritage in the academic achievement of African-Canadian students, the foreign language and intercultural competence teacher, minority schooling and intercultural education, trajectories of adjustment of international students, promoting intercultural edcuation through art education, country updates on Portugal, and refugee children perspectives

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Intercultural Education (Special Theoretical Issue) (Vol. 19, No. 6, Dec 2008) -6 May 2010

*Periodical journal with scholarly articles, including: "Theoretical reflections on intercultural education" "Civilizational knowledge, interculturalism and citizenship education" "Intercultural education in Europe: epistemological and semantic aspects" "Intercultural education and intercultural learning in Austria--critical reflections on theory and practice" "On metaphors, everyday diversity and intercultural education" "Good intentions are not enough: a decolonizing intercultural education" "Multicultural education in the United States: reflections" "Constructing intercultural education" "Forum Syd Balkan Project. Best Practice. PRONI/FSBP education model university course: leadership and development community youth work"

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Intercultural Education (Special Immigrant Issue) (Vol. 19, No. 2, Oct 2008) -6 May 2010

*Periodical journal with scholarly articles, including: "Immigrant access to education: a comparative perspective" "Access to education and equity in plural societies" "Transnational schooling and the new immigrants: developing dual identities in the United States" "Discrimination and good practice activities in education: trends and developments in the 27 EU Member States" "The children of guest workers: comparative analysis of scholastic achievement of pupils of Turkish origin throughout Europe" "Territories of integration: the children of immigrants in the schools of the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon" "Chilren of immigrants in Trento: educational achievement through the lens of friendship" "Educating immigrant children in a 'newcomer' immigration country. A case study" "Good practices addressing school integration of Roma/Gypsy children in Hungary"

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Intercultural Education (Vol. 17, No. 2, May 2006) -6 May 2010

*Scholarly journal with articles on Ogbu and the debate on educational achievement, John Ogbu and minority education in Japan, complicity with conservatism and the de-politicizing of multicultural and intercultural education, aspects of intercultural communication in international training programs for educators, transcending the majority rights and minority protectio dichotomy through multicultural reflective citizenship in the African Great Lakes region, Cultural cross-currents in second language literacy education, book history and ideological hierarchies

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Intercultural Education (Vol. 18, No. 2, May 2007) -6 May 2010

*Scholarly journal with articles on confronting islamophobia in education, difficulties of immigrant children in Greece, Spanish-English immersion in the wake of California Proposition, intercultural sensitivity of secondary teachers in Hong Kong, and Muslim minority education best practices

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Towards a Culture of Prevention: Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School -7 May 2010

*Good Practices and Lessons Learned 1007 *Includes sections on raising awareness within schools, increasing prevention, and securing school buildings *Includes case studies from Armenia, Bangladesh, Cape Verde, Grenada, Indonesia, Mali, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, India, Iran, Jamaica, Madagascar, Peru, Phillipines, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, United States, Vietnam, Japan, Nepal, and Central America

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A Global Ethic for Global Politics and Economics -11 May 2010

*Detailed explanation of current ethical issues in politics and economics and concrete suggestions for a more humane social order *Describes and critiques realism, idealism, and offers an alternative political vision *Proposes a global ethic as a foundation for global society *Describes and critiques neocapitalism, the welfare state, and offers alternative economic vision *Applies ethics to business and management

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Religious Diversity and Intercultural Education: a reference book for schools -11 May 2010

*Reference book resulting from 2002-2005 Council of Europe project "The Challenge of intercultural education today: religious diversity and dialogue in Europe" *Intended to help teachers, teacher trainers, administrators, policy makers, and others deal with religious diversity in Europe's schools *Four parts covering theoretical and conceptual perspectives, methodological approaches, whole school issues of intercultural education, and current practices in Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Holy See, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, and Austria

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Workplace violence in services sectors and measures to combat this phenomenon -12 May 2010

*Contains the ILO code of practice which responds to the needs of millions of workers affected by violence in service sectors in industrialized and developing countries *Provides general guidance to develop practical responses to violence at work, to promote dialogue, consultation and negotiation among governments, employers, and workers, and to draft national laws, policies, and programmes of action

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HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: Young People in Action -14 May 2010

*A kit with four booklets presenting ideas for youth action on human rights and HIV/AIDS *Prepared in close consultation with young people from various youth organizations, in particular with students from the International Federation fo Medical Students' Association and from the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation

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General Comments of the Committee on the Rights of the Child -17 May 2010

*Includes CD with Concluding Observations *Includes General Comments No. 1- No. 8 (2001-2006): The Aims of Education; The Role of Independent National Human Rights Institutions in the promotioon and protection of the rights of the child; HIV/AIDS and the rights of the child; Adolescent Health and Development in the contesxt of the Convention on the Rights of the Child; Treatment of Unaccompanied and Separated Children; Implementing child rights in Early Childhood; The right of the Child to protection from corporal punishment and other cruel or degrading forms of punishment *Includes other materials for the CRC at 18

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Leadership That Gets Results

*Article which draws conclusions from statistical data on leadership methods according to emotional intelligence, concluding that there are six leadership styles and analyzing each in depth

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Management's New Paradigms

*"One of the fathers of modern management theory herein argues that much of what is taught and believed about that theory is either wrong or seriously out-of date"

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Sustainability and Globalization -1 June 2010

*Collection of essays offering discussions of globalization and the phenomenon it implies for sustainable human society and development *Included are Biblical studies quoting several passages of Scripture in the light of the contemporary tensions and realities of globalization and sustainability

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La Liberté, c'est quoi? -5 January 2011

une première initiation au questionnement à tous les enfants qui se posent des questions importantes sur eux-mêmes, la vie, le monde. Une collection indispensable pour les adultes qui souhaitent leur offrir un dialogue plutôt que des réponses toutes faites!

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Ensemble Tsédaka -5 January 2011

Comment expliquer la solidarité aux jeunes? De quelle manière semer les graines qui permettront que germe dans la société de demain une aptitude à "vivre ensemble", à tendre la main aux plus fragiles?

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The Absorbent Mind -6 January 2011

this achievment by a being born with great potentialities, yet so weak in body, so lacking in all the usual faculties of the mind that he may almost be called a zero, and who after no more than six years already surpasses all other species, is indeed one of the greatest mysteries of life

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Child Education -6 January 2011

School have been transformed; the schools of a few decades ago seem outdated by centuries. Concepts oh education follow out the new trend of gentlness and forbearance both at home and in school in dealing with the children

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Education and Peace -6 January 2011

The question of peace connot be discussed properly from a merely negative point of view, as politics ordinarily regards it, in the narrow sense of advoiding war and resolving conflicts between nations without recourse to violence

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What you should know about your child -6 January 2011

If education is aid to life, two conclusions are inevitables. The first conclusion is that education must begin with begining of life itself. The second conclusion is that education must assume an aspect very different from the one it has assumed for ages: education can no longer retain the form of mere teaching with which it has been synonymous up to the present

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From Childhood to Adolescence -6 January 2011

from childhood to adolescence is unique among the other Montessori books dealing with these developments as it also contains two chapters on education during adolescence and one on Dr. Montessori's views of the fonction of the university.

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The Discovery of the Child -6 January 2011

The Mental revelations of little children place to live in an environment created to meet their inner needs have revealed forms of works, a capacity for perseverance, qualities of obedience and calmness and an intellectual progress which have not been met with before.

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A brief Overview -6 January 2011

the Montessori approach has the greatest flexibility in permiting individual lessons and progress, while still retaining group sessions at no expense to the individual child. This publication gives a brief over view of this system of education, dealing with its principles, results and practical requirements

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Games for Actors and Non Actors -6 January 2011

Games for Actors and Non-Actors is the classic and best-selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone - actors and non-actors alike!

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Human Rights Education in the school Systems of Europe, Central AHuman Rights Education in the schoo -6 January 2011

Human Rights Education in the school Systems of Europe, Central Asia, and North America: A Compendium of Good Practice aims to support quality teaching in these areas ans to inspire educational policymakers (those working in education ministries and local school boards) and administrators, teachers, teachers training, non-formal educators and all other interested actors, as well as to facilitate networking ant the exchange of experience amoung education profisionals

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Youth who Shine with the Light of God -7 January 2011

Youth is one of the most wonderful times of life. It is a time when everything in life is new and filled with a sense of wonder and discovery. every place we visit, everything we see, can be a new experience that will remain with us for the rest of our lives. Youth is the time when we learn what really intersts us, what we really enjoy doing. It is the time when we make friends who, with luck, will still be our friends when we are old and retired

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How to be a Perfect Stranger; vol 1 -7 January 2011

These are just a few of the basic, very practical questions answered in "How to Be a Perfect Stranger": A lively, straightforward guide to the basic service and ceremonies af all major religions and denominations in America, it is based on information obtained directly from each of them

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Empowerment Througt Media Education an Intercultural DIialogue -10 January 2011

Although media, digital and information divides certainly do exist in the world, more and more people have access to a steadily swelling flow of material through many new channels. An interactive and mobile media society has grown up alongside the traditional mass media society. More and more, media use is media activity-passive consumers are becoming active media producers. In the midst of these developments are children and youth

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White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue -18 February 2011

The “White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue” presented here, emphatically argues in the name of the governments of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe that our common future depends on our ability to safeguard and develop human rights, as enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights, democracy and the rule of law and to promote mutual understanding. It reasons that the intercultural approach offers a forward-looking model for managing cultural diversity. It proposes a conception based on individual human dignity (embracing our common humanity and common destiny). If there is a European identity to be realised, it will be based on shared fundamental values, respect for common heritage and cultural diversity as well as respect for the equal dignity of every individual.

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Behond Hiroshima -25 February 2011

If we examine the nature of our lives, we find that from the moment of birth until we die, such simple human qualities as kindness, generositiy, and affection play a crucial role in ensuring not only that we feel satisfied but even that we survive.

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Behond Hiroshima -25 February 2011

If we examine the nature of our lives, we find that from the moment of birth until we die, such simple human qualities as kindness, generositiy, and affection play a crucial role in ensuring not only that we feel satisfied but even that we survive.

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Understanding One Another -25 February 2011

This booklet is the fruit of a two-year process, which we began in 2003 with a focus group-comprised of Palestinans and Jews-- that met regularly at the American Center in Jerusalem. The group viewd and analyzed Israeli and Palestinan films, trying to choose those that would be most appropriate for coexistence education and for helping both Arabs and Jews understand better the complex weave of relations between us.

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Researching Conflict in Africa Insights and Experiences -25 February 2011

Africa has the uncanny reputation of being the world’s leading theatre of conflict, war, poverty, disease, and instability. Therefore it is not surprising that scholars of ethnicity and conflict management regard it as a major laboratory for experimentation and theory building. Notwithstanding the exaggerations and oversimplifications that sometimes attend the claims and findings, including the tendency to lump all states in the continent together as suffering from the tribalism disease, Africa generally has not disappointed and, in a manner of speaking, has lived up to its billing. This is certainly true of the turbulent post-Cold War period in which Africa has experienced persistent violent and seemingly intractable conflicts.

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what do we mean when we say sacred? -2 March 2011

Culture is critical to the survival and development of s people. The value of culture as an element of resistance to foreign domination cannot be overmphasized. That is because of the fact that culture is the vigorous manifestation of the material and historical reality of the society. Culture is simultaneously the fruit of a people's history and a determinatant of their history.

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Diversity & Citizenship -4 March 2011

Citizenship education has come a long way and we saw examples of outstanding practice. Capturing and replicating that expertise in all schools is a challenge. Many teachers are unsure of the standards expected in Citizenship. This is not surprising, given that it is such a young statutory subject and that many teachers have no specific Citizenship training. There is huge variation in the amount and quality of citizenship provision in schools, partly attributed to the flexible or ‘light touch’ approach, which schools interpret widely. This ‘light touch’ also presents significant difficulties for Ofsted inspections, which show that almost all schools claim they provide some of their Citizenship across the curriculum; yet most of these schools do not prioritise citizenship objectives

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Tibet the Miraculous Snowland

Tibet is such a beautiful and riraculous region. The young plateau fosters the people with a long history; mountains and rivers can never stop people from yearning fot it.

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L'Islam et l'Occident Dialoguer pour la paix -16 March 2011

Aux yeux de beaucoup de gens, dans le monde de l'Islam, l'Occident ne jouit guère d'un statut meilleur. Il est aussi bien que la religions mahométaine, tout simplement méconnu. L'erreur la plus répandue est d'ailleurs celle qui consiste à considérer l'Occident comme un bloc monolithique. Chez les Islamistes à coup sûr, mais chez les autres musulmans également, le pays de George Bush symbolise parfaitement le Mal

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L'Islam et l'Occident Dialoguer pour la paix -16 March 2011

Aux yeux de beaucoup de gens, dans le monde de l'Islam, l'Occident ne jouit guère d'un statut meilleur. Il est aussi bien que la religions mahométaine, tout simplement méconnu. L'erreur la plus répandue est d'ailleurs celle qui consiste à considérer l'Occident comme un bloc monolithique. Chez les Islamistes à coup sûr, mais chez les autres musulmans également, le pays de George Bush symbolise parfaitement le Mal

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Reflections on Education for Peace

By Prof. Dr. Alicia Cabezudo*

Education for peace and respect for human rights become particularly relevant today as the values that they entail are conflicted by daily violence, the horrors of war and the slow destruction of values such as solidarity, cooperation and respect for the other – situations that shake us daily.

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The Ethical Challenge of the Current Refugee Crisis in Europe

By Barry van Driel

From July 6 to July 15,1938 more than 30 countries gathered in Évian-les-Bains in France to discuss the plight of German and Austrian Jews, and to look for solutions for a growing refugee problem. The Jews of Germany (and Austria) had been stripped of their basic human rights and were desperate to find safe havens. Multiple states had migration quotas in place but none (the Dominican Republic was willing to take refugees but for large sums of money) were willing to raise their quotas to take in these refugees. Reasons given were the aftermath of the Great Depression, unemployment, etc. Though many representatives were sympathetic to the plight of the Jewish refugees in their rhetoric, their message was clear: this is not our problem and we take no responsibility; all of this mixed into a lethal cocktail of fear, hatred and distrust.

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Ethics Education in Romanian Schools: The Value of Training and Continuous Education

Laura Molnar is a trainer of the Learning to Live Together Programme (LTLT) and has become the driving force behind its implementation in the Romanian formal education system.

Laura comes from a little mountain town in Transylvania, Romania, but she is currently based in Bucharest. Her journey with the LTLT Programme started in 2009 when, while working as a psychologist for disadvantaged children, she was trained in a basic workshop in Geneva. With this new set of knowledge and skills, she started implementing the LTLT approach with the children she worked with. One year later she was selected to participate in the International Train the Trainers course organized by Arigatou International Geneva, which led her to a certification as a LTLT trainer.

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We Are All Refugees

By Dr. Angelos Vallianatos

Let’s face the facts: 13.5 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance. 6.6 million are displaced within Syria, and 4.6 million Syrians are refugees. Half are children. From the beginning of the civil war in Syria, over 12.000 children have died.  Children affected by the Syrian conflict are at risk of becoming ill, malnourished, abused, or exploited. Millions have been forced to quit school.

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Reflections on the panel on “Education to prevent xenophobia, Islamophobia, in South Africa”

By Ilham Nasser, Ph.D.


My trip to Cape Town was an eye opening experience on many fronts. I gained new knowledge on the political atmosphere and transformation in South Africa, it’s socio economic conditions, the education system and interfaith initiatives. The trip was enriching and energizing to someone like me who has roots in the Middle East and has a great amount of despair about what is going on there. The occupation of Palestine, and the wars in Syria, and Yemen are cases in point. I travelled to Cape Town to attend a meeting of the Interfaith Council on Ethics for Children Council a project of Arigatou International. The highlight of my trip was when our host, Dr. Imam Rashied Omar organized a panel presentation and roundtable discussion with educators, and teachers who work in areas of interfaith and intercultural education as part of the Council meeting.

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Interfaith Council Annual Meeting: Moving the Ethics Education for Children Agenda Forward

As in previous years, the Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children held its annual meeting to help strategize and provide recommendations for the next period. This time, the meeting took place from 10 to 14 August 2017 in Coimbatore, India where the headquarters of Shanti Ashram, a long-time partner of Arigatou International Geneva, is located.

At the meeting, members of the Interfaith Council had the opportunity to review achievements and challenges of Arigatou International Geneva during the last year, reflect on relevant topics regarding Ethics Education for Children, and exchange views on the strategic plan for the next three years, providing technical recommendations as well as rationale-related inputs.

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Enriching the Knowledge Base on Intercultural and Interfaith Education at the IAIE Conference

Arigatou International Geneva participated in the Annual Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) under the theme: Education Theory and Practice in Challenging Times: Cultivating an Ethos of Social Justice, Respect, and Diversity.

The conference, held from 12 to 16 June 2017, took place in Angers, France and was organized by Université Catholique de l'Ouest in collaboration with IAIE and the support of the Korean Association for Multicultural Education.

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Multiplying Efforts Across Dominican Republic

34 participants coming from each of the 31 provinces of Dominican Republic gathered in Santo Domingo from 2 to 4 June 2017 to go through a Facilitator Training Workshop of the Learning to Live Together (LTLT) Programme. The workshop allowed participants to acquire new knowledge and develop specific skills to foster dialogue, understanding, and respect in at-risk areas throughout the country.

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Sharing Values - A hermeneutics for Global Ethics

Author: Edited by Ariane Hentsch Cisneros and Shanta Premawardhana

As global ethics emerges as an important answer to the common issues facing humankind, we cannot spare an inquiry on the process leading to a consensus on global values. If we are to break political, economic, ideological, cultural, religious and gender-based patterns of domination in the debate on global ethics, we must ensure that all parties to the dialogue are able to express their values freely and in their own fashion. The book provides indications of the current studies on the hermeneutics of intercultural dialogue on ethics, with an attempt to formulate priorities for future implementation of this dialogue. These include using our own religious resources to foster dialogue on ethics, searching in the transcendental or the holistic for a solution to moral diversity, dealing with the deep concern caused by colonization and imperialism, and addressing the mutual challenges of traditionalism and modernism. Also presented are the “Globethics.net Principles on Sharing Values across Cultures and Religions”.

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Link: http://www.globethics.net/documents/4289936/13403236/GlobalSeries_4_SharingValues_text.pdf/6162b4a5-5cd2-4af6-bdc5-70699b69d923

Ethics and the Golden Rule

Author: Harry J. Gensler

It is commonly accepted that the golden rule—most often formulated as "do unto others as you would have them do unto you"—is a unifying element between many diverse religious traditions, both Eastern and Western. Its influence also extends beyond such traditions, since many non-religious individuals hold up the golden rule as central to their lives.

Yet, while it is extraordinarily important and widespread, the golden rule is often dismissed by scholars as a vague proverb that quickly leads to absurdities when one attempts to formulate it in clear terms. In this book, Harry J. Gensler defends the golden rule and addresses all of the major philosophic objections, pointing out several common misunderstanding and misapplications. Gensler first discusses golden-rule reasoning and how to avoid the main pitfalls. He then relates the golden rule to world religions and history, and to areas like moral education, egoism, evolution, society, racism, business, and medicine. The book ends with a discussion of theoretical issues (like whether all morality reduces to the golden rule, which the author argues against). 

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Ethics Education Workshop at Catholic University of Eastern Africa

Arigatou International Geneva facilitated a workshop on Ethics Education for 100 professionals from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and several other higher education institutions in Kenya on 15 March 2018. The workshop is part of a conference jointly organized by Globethics.net and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Integrating Ethics in Higher Education that took place from 13-16 March 2018 at CUEA, Kenya. 

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Workshop on Ethics Education for Children and Youth: Towards a Transformative Pedagogy to Tackle the Challenges of Learning to Live Together

Within the framework of a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between Arigatou International Geneva and Globethics.net, Arigatou International Geneva participated in the international conference Managing and Teaching Ethics in Higher Education: Policy, Skills, and Resources, organized by Globethics.net, from 4 to 6 June at Bossey, Switzerland.

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Faith for Social and Behavior Change Initiative

As part of its continuous engagement with UNICEF, Arigatou International was invited to participate at the global workshop Faith for Social and Behavior Change in Bangkok from 10-12 July 2018. The workshop was organized by UNICEF in collaboration with Religions for Peace, the Joint Learning Initiative, and Rissho Kosei-kai, bringing together 80 participants from UNICEF country offices and faith-based organizations, from more than 30 countries.

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