'The world of the early 21st century is in deep moral crisis.' It is not difficult to imagine a respected leader, such as the Dalai Lama or Nelson Mandela, uttering these words. The news media and personal experiences prove them to be true, virtually every day. With grinding poverty, corrupt politicians, unscrupulous business people, organized criminal gangs, sexual violence, armed robberies, warfare, etc., who can doubt the grim warning of these words? Authored by a leading South African ethics consultant, writer, and academic, this accessible book shows how to draw on the deepest wells of ethical power in ourselves and our value systems, both religious and secular, in order to promote greater, sustainable well-being for all. Conscience maps out a potentially global ethic, providing practical resources of heart, mind, and hands with which we can become citizens of conscience.
Publication Date: 2/1/2007