Explores the basic convictions shared by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, focusing on their common concern for future generations.
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are increasingly discovering that what unites them is more important than what divides them. Many now acknowledge that an interreligious dialogue going beyond faith and spiritual fellowship to a common struggle for justice can enrich a holistic vision through a complementarity of perspectives. It is this spirit of interreligious dialogue that has inspired this volume and the conference on which it is based. Using as a focal point the conceptual framework of an abiding respect for human rights, in particular the rights of future generations, the contributors demonstrate that the three monotheistic faiths share several basic convictions, such as the need to protect our Earth for the benefit of our progeny, the fundamental unity of the human family, and the unity of past, present, and future generations.
Preface Introduction Monotheistic Religions and Intergenerational Ethics by Ugo Mifsud Bonnici God as the Guardian of Future Generations by Joseph Mercieca Jewish Perspective The Contribution of Judaism to Humankind's Future by Jeremy Rosen Educating for Interreligious Responsibility by Raphael Jospe Abraham's Legacy to Future Generations by Anthony Abela Judaism and Ecology by David Rosen Christian Perspective World Peace-World Religions-World Ethic by Hans Küng Responsible Parenthood for Future Generations by Emilianos Timiadis The Earth Belongs to All Generations: Moral Challenges of Sustainable Development by Emmanuel Agius Envisioning a Curriculum for Future Generations by Ronald Gallagher The Inter-Faith Dialogue at the Cairo Conference by Manfred Kulessa The Churches' Response to the Population Problem by George Grima Jesus'ReconciliatoryMission: An Effective Call to Unity by Joseph Calleja Intercultural Dialogue as a Source of the Future by Stanislav Hubik Listening to the Future by Joseph Farrugia The Principle of Impartiality by Salvatore Privitera A Christian Perspective on the North-South Debate by Peter Crossman Islamic Perspective Environmental Issues in the Qu'ran by Adel A. Megahed Islamic Ethical Sensibility to Posterity by Abubaker A. Bagader The Rights of the Unborn in the Muslim Tradition by M.A. Zaki Badawi Religions, Nature, and Technology in the Mediterranean by Hilal Elver Environmental Obligations towards Future Generations in Monotheistic Religions by Saadia Khawar Kan Chishti Declarations on the Responsibities of the Present Generations towards Future Generations Index