Themes

This section is organized by topic. Some of the material overlaps with the Thinkers section, but includes additional articles, feature stories, and in-depth event summaries. What do Dialogue and Restorative Justice have in common? Humanistic Education and Environmental Ethics?

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AMERICAN RENAISSANCE

This section explores the legacy of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman, with an eye toward intercultural resonances.
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COMMUNITY

How can we strengthen local relationships and identity while pursuing the creation of global values?
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DIGNITY

Dignity is always central to the work of dialogue, learning, compassion, and peace building, thus indispensible.
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DIALOGUE

Dialogue is a key tool for bridging our differences and pooling our wisdom for a healthier, more harmonious world.
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ENVIRONMENTAL & GLOBAL ETHICS

The core values of sustainability and interdependence are distilled through inquiries into the right relationship of humans with one another and with the natural world.
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HUMANISTIC EDUCATION & PHILOSOPHY

With John Dewey and Soka education providing a foundation, the Center explores the essential purposes of education in the twenty-first century.
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PEACE CULTURES

The quest for peace is at the heart of the Center's work. What do we mean by peace? How can we best achieve it?
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RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

In 2003, the Center invited thinkers and activists to explore creative alternatives to our dominant model of retributive justice.
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SOCIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE

Recent events have shown that questions of social and economic justice are as urgent as ever.
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UNDERSTANDING DEATH

What can we learn from our experiences with death and dying? How can we learn to appreciate the cycles of birth and death?
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WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP

World peace depends on the vision, insights, and leadership of all humans. Over the years, the Center has invited a number of dynamic women to share their ideas and inspirations as we move forward.
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