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Georgia Lederman: Respect for Particularity: A discussion on Friendship Ethics, Children’s Rights and International Law

Georgia Lederman: Respect for Particularity: A discussion on Friendship Ethics, Children’s Rights and International Law

  Respect for Particularity: A discussion on Friendship Ethics, Children’s Rights and International Law   “Everyone befriended me based on his conjecture. None ever sought from me what the secret of my heart is.”[1]   Created in 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was produced to address an international desire to(…)

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Georgia Lederman: Third Party Investment and Local Empowerment: Attempts at Equilibrium

Georgia Lederman: Third Party Investment and Local Empowerment: Attempts at Equilibrium

We have just received one million dollar. We have decided to create a peacemaking institution called Peace+ (pronounced peace-plus). Peace+ will address the many different domains in which peacemaking is necessary, including, “ecological, personal, institutional, political and social domains” (In class 4/26). As Peace+ budgets its one million dollars, we will follow this guiding principle:(…)

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Georgia Lederman: The union of beauty and sorrow: The use of music in peacemaking

Georgia Lederman: The union of beauty and sorrow: The use of music in peacemaking

  The union of beauty and sorrow In a search of hope for tomorrow Peace in a musical sigh Asking and answering, why? –Georgia Lederman   Though policies and laws are critical in the development of just, sustainable peace, mechanisms that stimulate nonintellectual understanding are essential in shifting the global paradigm. According to Amanda Brown,(…)

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Georgia Lederman The Dark Side of Forgiveness: When Oppression is Obscured by Morality

Georgia Lederman The Dark Side of Forgiveness: When Oppression is Obscured by Morality

Response 3 by Georgia Lederman             A man hits a woman, a Christian woman who takes her bible studies seriously. She remembers Isaiah 43:25: “I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins”. She hears her childhood Sunday school teacher’s(…)

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Georgia Lederman: Why do we Study the Ethics of War?

Georgia Lederman: Why do we Study the Ethics of War?

In this reflection, I will explain the juxtaposition between Jus natural and Jus gentium to explain the rationale behind war ethics. After delineating the development of war ethics, I will suggest that although war can be considered to be natural, we need not allow it to be normal. Interrogating the history of justified war tactics(…)

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Georgia Lederman: Religious Peace-making: Education and the Praxis of Love

Georgia Lederman: Religious Peace-making: Education and the Praxis of Love

Philia: Love for the Sake of Love In his discussion on the three forms of love, Edward Vacek describes how Philia, one of three types of love, is a critical part of a meaningful existence (Vacek 281); Augustine provide textual affirmation of the importance of friendship in Christianity; Jeanrond suggests that friendship allows every individual(…)

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