Monthly Archives: August 2013

Systemic Approaches

Martin Luther King, Jr. understood that racism was not only a problem of individual attitudes and practices in society. He knew that is was also and more fundamentally a systemic problem. A whole network of systems, structures, laws, customs, and … Continue reading

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Responsibility

In the midst of our global ecological crisis, many persons seem to be continuing as if it were business as usual. Many do not want to believe that human beings can have such a devastating impact on the planet, and … Continue reading

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Meliorism

When I was a young boy growing up in Lawton, Oklahoma, my dad would take me hiking quite a bit in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge just minutes from our home. It was on our hikes in those mountains that … Continue reading

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Kairos for the Oikos

Chronos and kairos are two words used by the ancient Greeks used to signify time. Chronos signified time in the quantitative sense as in our use of the word chronological, but kairos is qualitative in nature, signifying a right or … Continue reading

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Education for Social and Ecological Responsibility

At Oklahoma City University, we have established the Oikos Scholars Program for Social and Ecological Responsibility in an attempt to provide an educational experience that will prepare students to engage our current and future global challenges and become 21st Century leaders … Continue reading

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Interfaith Day of Service to the Community, 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr.’s world house vision had interfaith cooperation at its core. In his words ““We have inherited a large house, a great “world house” in which we have to live … Continue reading

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The Ecological Axiom

All persons ought to act so as to maximize value in general, which would include the value of all life over the long run. This formulation of what I call the ecological axiom recognizes that value is inherent in all … Continue reading

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