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Drafts of Section #7 “Marginalization of Treasured Wisdom of Religious, Spiritual, and Moral Traditions” now accessible

October 2, 2011 update to “IPCR Critical Challenges Assessment 2011” project.

Drafts of the “Statistics and Observations” piece—and the “Commentary” piece—for Section #7 of the “IPCR Critical Challenges Assessment 2011” are now accessible at the website of The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative (at www.ipcri.net ). (These pdf files are also attached to this post).

There are 10 challenges being highlighted as critical and requiring urgent attention by this ongoing IPCR project. There is an introduction to the “IPCR Critical Challenges Assessment 2011” project on the IPCR homepage (near the bottom of the homepage)—and additional introductory comments on the IPCR webpage which provides access to pdf files of the (draft version) sections which are currently accessible (see http://www.ipcri.net/Critical-Challenges-Assessment.html ). The webpage for this IPCR project also includes the current Table of Contents (which is a list of the 10 challenges being highlighted).

The following sections have now been made accessible in draft form.

1) Introduction
2) “Statistics and Observations” part for Section #3 “The End of ‘Cheap Energy’ (particularly in reference to Peak Oil)” (66 pages)
3) “Statistics and Observations” part for Section #7 “Marginalization of the Treasured Wisdom of Religious, Spiritual, and Moral Traditions” (65 pages)
4) “Commentary” part for Section #7 “Marginalization of the Treasured Wisdom of Religious, Spiritual, and Moral Traditions” (7 pages)
5) “Statistics and Observations” part for Section #10 “Sorting out what are real challenges and what are sound and practical solutions is becoming more and more difficult” (as there are now, in most communities of the world, a multitude of ideas of all kinds coming to the fore in personal, family, community, and cultural life—all at the same time) (6 pages)

This writer is hoping that this IPCR project can help bring these challenges more to the forefront of public discourse—as “Confidence will be dimmed by lack of clarity until there is truthful public discourse on the full dimensions of the critical challenges ahead”. To encourage assistance so that this project can fulfill its potential, there is a section in the new IPCR Discussion Forum for this “IPCR Critical Challenges Assessment 2011” project. Readers of this message are encouraged to view this “Critical Challenges” project as an open collaboration, and to use the IPCR Discussion Forum to make comments, suggestions, recommendations, etc. The IPCR Discussion Forum can be accessed from any IPCR webpage, or directly at http://ipcrdiscussionforum.proboards.com/index.cgi

For a Peaceful and Sustainable Future,

Stefan Pasti, Founder and Outreach Coordinator
The IPCR Initiative

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