Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    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.

    Contact us if you'd like get involved:
    scr.im/rwld

  • 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.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

    [Content Caution]

Suicide is Painless (Not)

Posted by Dale Kuehne on May 19, 2010

As I sit stranded in England, unable to get home to perform a marriage I have long looked forward to performing, Melanie Phillips sums up my feelings exactly.

http://www.melaniephillips.com/articles-new/?p=740

This is a classic example of the need for triple-bottom line thinking. In making our decisions we need to pay attention not just to the environmental impact and economic consequences, but also the relational impact of every decision. One of the world’s great airline assets is about to implode because the relationship between management and the union have become so poisoned in the past decade that they would rather drink hemlock than work together. Rodney King once asked “Why can’t we all get along?” It would be really helpful to thousands of us, to say nothing of future generations, if BA and Unite could find the answer to the question and share the secret with the rest of us.

Luke 10:25-37

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