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Global Conscience

Douglas Roche

Already the 21st century looks like a repeat of the 20th: every day brings more news of war, poverty, human rights violations and destruction of the environment. Discouraging to be sure. But underneath the surface, something is happening to lift up humanity.

An awakening of concern about how we human beings treat one another on the planet is taking place. This has tremendous possibilities for moving the world forward to a new era of peace. In fact, this new awareness of a global conscience is the great untold story of our time ... A new caring for the wholeness of life is being defined.

Humanity is learning to understand all our human relationships, our relationship with the Earth, and how to govern for the common good.

This is the stirring of a global conscience.

Global Conscience contains 30 international case studies, illustrating the interplay of public policy and private actions that will guide an enlightened path to human security.

Douglas Roche explores the emerging global conscience, the maturation of civilization, that has become the story of our time. Beyond the widely publicized news of war, poverty, and human rights violations is the uplifting awakening of concern for our fellow human beings as nations are calling for a new global ethic to make the world a better place.

By looking at what we have achieved, we are able to provide hope and empowerment. A “Yes, I can make a difference” mentality allows us to break free of the immobilizing fear, affirming that the route to public policies built on global conscience is possible.

Journalist, politician, academic, and diplomat, Senator Douglas Roche is one of Canada’s foremost experts on peace and disarmament. He is currently Chair of the Middle Powers Initiative, a member of the Pugwash Council, the former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament, and former Chairman of the United Nations Disarmament Committee. His previous Novalis book, The Human Right to Peace, was released in 2003.

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Novalis (49 Front Street East #200, Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1B3, Canada), 2007, 208 pages, ISBN 978-2895079088, CAD 19.95.