Sunday, January 20, 2013

On the Common Good

A friend and person I admire has posted insights on Martin Luther King, Jr. - Ghandi - and God - shaping the Common Good.  The author John Franklin Hay is Associate Faculty, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University Indiana) in addition to being a Civic Community Leader & Christian Pastor.

Among many other items, he notes:
By and large,today’s leaders cannot lead toward common ground because they do not believe it exists and they do not believe it exists because they cannot believe or see beyond their own conceptions of God.
 And:
As we continue to make a secular assessment and take a non-religious approach to address terrorism, we foment it. Today’s most significant conflicts are religiously-based. When American leadership comes to deeply understand, truly respect, and act with high regard for the religion of Islam, Islamic fundamentalist-sourced terrorism will begin to be dried up. Gandhi and King, I believe, would have articulated this.

Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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