- Subject index
This collection provides multiple perspectives regarding the possibility of creating sustainable education practices that are integrated into and relevant to the needs and practices on a global scale. It also focuses on the failure of traditional education to address the problems of globalization. The articles conceive sustainable development education as focusing on the holistic development of the body and mind, encompassing a wide range of issues. This idea is also central to the Gandhian tradition of life knowledge and Nai Talim (New Education). The uniqueness of this compilation is in the multiple perspectives it provides, establishing workable links between local communities, governments, and international organizations that would enable sustainable human development.
Chapter 13: Islam and Liberal Peace
Islam and Liberal Peace
The question of liberal peace and Islam requires a clear definition of three principal terms: Islam, liberalism, and liberal peace. For, in spite of much writing on them, there remains some confusion, at least in the Islamic world, as to what we really mean by liberalism and liberal peace and in the West as to what in fact constitutes Islam. The media representation of these precepts has somewhat produced a distorted version of each in the other camp to the extent that misunderstanding may have replaced no-understanding. The aim of this chapter is not to focus exclusively on these definitions, but to attempt to provide a brief but unambiguous narrative of these discourses which would allow them to ...