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The Korean dream: A vision for peace in Asia’s future

This opinion piece by Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon was published on Sept. 3rd, 2016 in the Sunday Guardian. See the original at: http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/opinion/6311-korean-dream-vision-peace-asia-s-future Principles such as Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam can be an...

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Countering Violent Extremism, One Family At A Time

In efforts to understand and counter violent extremism, governments, think tanks and institutions are beginning to recognize the role of the family in preventing radicalization. A recent report by the Rand Corporation studied youth in the West Bank and came to the...

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A Common Vision for a Unified Korea

The following remarks were delivered at the Civil Society forum on Korean Reunification on October 8th in Seoul, Korea by Mr. Michael Marshall, editor of Dr. Hyun Jin Moon’s book, The Korean Dream: A Vision for Unified Korea. Thank you Dr. Ryu for that very flattering...

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Strengthening Families To Prevent Youth Radicalism

"Dia what are you doing?" Vandy asks the young man pointing a gun at him. Dia, who had been kidnapped and trained to become a child solider tries his best not to acknowledge Vandy, his father. “You are a good boy who loves soccer; who loves school. Your mother loves...

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UBUNTU: Faith and Reconciliation

“An anthropologist proposed a game to children in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the children that whoever got there first wins the whole basket of sweet fruits.  When he told them to run, they all took each others’ hands and ran...

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Education for the Future

A parent shamelessly calls in sick to an employer on behalf of their – ostensibly –  adult child, another accompanies their child to graduate school interviews. These and other stories illustrate the concepts of “helicopter” or “hothouse parenting”. Although they are...

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Principles and Values – the Bedrock of Civilizations

The rise of great civilizations requires a foundation of universal principles and shared values that form the foundation of an ethic that holds the people to a shared identity and destiny. A civilizations’ rise is attributed to the people’s resonance to enduring...

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Going Beyond Tribalism

Tribalism describes the way human societies have operated for nearly the whole of human history. As an organizing principle based on the notion of shared kinship ties, tribalism makes distinctions between those of the tribe and those who are not. The danger of this...

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