Relationships in a World of Individualism

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    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

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Surprise, Surprise (Not)

Posted by Dale Kuehne on May 4, 2010

A Signpost of the iWorld

The National Conference on Citizenship 2009 Civic Health Index found that the top 2 factors in civic engagement were attendance at religious services and an active life of engagement with family and friends.

Every major study published in the last 15 years has found involvement in religion and in family life to be the top two factors in civic engagement for all age groups.

Every major study of religion and family over the past 15 years has shown a significant decrease in religious attendance as well as a decline in marriage and increased family fragmentation.

Have we come to the place as a nation where we can no longer talk about all the factors involved in social well-being and develop new ways to preserve social capital? Are both religion and family now politically taboo?


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