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A WORLD IN CRISIS: Is There a Cure? Chandra Muzaffar

A WORLD IN CRISIS: Is There a Cure?

Chandra Muzaffar

Published January 2nd 2014
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91 pages
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The lead embodies the central message of the book. Humankind is confronted by multiple crises linked to the environment and the economy, to politics and militarism. The quest for global hegemony- the bias towards the powerful and the wealthy in mostMoreThe lead embodies the central message of the book. Humankind is confronted by multiple crises linked to the environment and the economy, to politics and militarism. The quest for global hegemony- the bias towards the powerful and the wealthy in most societies- the failure of elites in particular to adhere to moral values and principles- and the prevailing materialistic worldview, are among the principal causes.What is the solution? Is religion the answer, as propounded by thinkers and political leaders in various parts of the world? As long as religious practitioners are preoccupied with an exclusive notion of religious identity, I argue, they will not be able to address the crises of our time. They will have to go beyond religious boundaries and connect with the essence of faith which is a firm belief in a truly universal, inclusive God --- a belief which in turn defines our true identity and destiny.It is a belief that tells us who we are, where we are from, why we are here, what our mission is on earth, and where we would go from here. It underscores the role of the human being as trustee on earth bearing all the responsibilities and rights that are integral to that role.If this notion of the human being as bearer of a sacred trust has not emerged strongly in any religion, it is partly because religious teachers seldom interpret text and tradition with the goal of empowering the human being. It is when the human being is empowered that she becomes conscious of her direct relationship with God. That relationship is fundamental to God Consciousness.