No Peace Without a Dialogue of Religions

The West doesn't have to buy into the idea of "a clash of civilizations;" a better alternative emerges in the groundbreaking ideas of three unlikely scholars: an economist, a philosopher and a theologian. Embassy editor Jim Creskey interviews Hans Küng a

Jim Creskey
Published: Wednesday, 03/21/2007 12:00 am EDT

It seems like the planets were aligned behind one single message last week. First, Scott Thomas from England's University of Bath told a conference room full of ambassadors and foreign affairs chiefs in Ottawa that a foreign policy that didn't take religion seriously was headed for trouble. At the same time, in New York, Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor was receiving a $1.6-million (US) award for his work on the inclusion of spiritual dimensions in public policy.

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