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Indifference vis-a-vis misery

By Karl Patrick Suyat



Newspapers across the globe today often, if not always, scream blood, gory, and even hopelessness in its front pages with its daily dosage of doomsaying news—from worsening episodes of climate change, to the uneventful return of fascism in the United States, to dictatorship and repression in Cambodia, to the Rohingya massacre in Myanmar, to the Philippines’ bloody “war on drugs" and crackdown on dissent, up to the word war between US President Donald Trump and… Continue

Added by Karl Patrick Suyat on December 31, 2017 at 10:20am — No Comments

A Bleak Future

By Roshie Xing

North Allegheny Senior High School

High School Student (Junior)

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." - Unknown

The concept of mobility has long been a marker of success. It…

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Indifference vis-a-vis misery

By Karl Patrick Suyat



Newspapers across the globe today often, if not always, scream blood, gory, and even hopelessness in its front pages with its daily dosage of doomsaying news—from worsening episodes of climate change, to the uneventful return of fascism in the United States, to dictatorship and repression in Cambodia, to the Rohingya massacre in Myanmar, to the Philippines’ bloody “war on drugs" and crackdown on dissent, up to the word war between US President Donald Trump and… Continue

Added by Karl Patrick Suyat on December 31, 2017 at 10:17am — No Comments

Bias, The Invisible Barrier

Essay Topic: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today?



Name: Shikoh Hirabayashi (16)



Student: High School Student



School: Seiko Gakuin High School, Japan

What is the true size of Africa?

Yes, Africa is big, but many of you may be predicting that Africa is probably similar in size or…

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Added by Shikoh Hirabayashi on December 31, 2017 at 9:45am — No Comments

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Sivanantham Dharmalinam, Visiting Professor, NITT, India

Essay topic - Food for all : the only unshakable Foundation for Civilization and Ethics

"Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality." – as per Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize Winner.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy explains “Ethics basically has two dimensions. Firstly, ethics refers to well-founded…

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Lack of empathy as the biggest challenge of the humankind.

Lack of empathy as the biggest challenge of the humankind.

Elina Sukaryavichute

From Moscow, Russia. Currently an international graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Geography Department.…

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Being an intellectual in an era of Post-truth

“The explosion will not happen today”, wrote Frantz Fanon in the opening lines of Black skin, white masks. It was 1952 and Fanon was writing about the inexpressible horror of colonization, its propensity to subjugate and debase those on whom it was inflicted. Today, however, as we watch the crisis-laden present in which we live, as we enter what some have called a “geopolitical vertigo”, it is hard not to conclude that the explosion—and in fact one grander and more catastrophic than…

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Essay contest 2017

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Poverty: The Greatest Ethical Challenge Facing the World Today, and a Proposal to Resolve it

Poverty: The Greatest Ethical Challenge Facing the World Today, and a Proposal to Resolve it

by Zhang Ruiwen, Eton College

Entry for Essay Contest 2017, High School

Poverty is the greatest ethical challenge of our time, and almost always tops governments’ list of priorities. Although just coming to the fore of public and academic discourse…

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Perishing honesty

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Name-Suhaas.G.Jadwani

School name-Sindhi High School(K.K.Road) 

Category-High School student (class 9)

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Pursuit of the Goodness: Tracing Back to the Essence of Religion

Hyoseo Yoon / Korean Minjok Leadership Academy (High School Student)

Essay Topic: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today? What are the ethical issues involved and how can we work together to overcome this problem?

Pursuit of the Goodness: Tracing Back to the Essence of…

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Added by Hyoseo Yoon on December 31, 2017 at 4:10am — No Comments

Thrashing Manacles

Silence deafens more than any other noise.

But most choose not to listen.

Most choose to gaze at the trickling of blood filling up the streets, most choose to hear the pleading of trees being cut down that create the chaotic cycle of the society and environment alike, and most choose to keep quiet—quietness that hinders the scream to be heard.

Seeing how lives are being taken without the opportunity to defend themselves by undergoing a just and equal judgment under the…

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PERSPECTIVE:The Truth that Unveils Humanity

#essaycontest2017

Essay Topic: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today?

Name: Chidinma Ahika

Student: Undergraduate

School: University of Benin, Nigeria

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be crazy by those who could not hear the music."

- Friedrich Nietzsche



When the question of what constitutes the fundamental sociological challenges that bedevil the stability and blissful existence of humans in his… Continue

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Ethical Issues facing communities today, the challenges and precautions

Ethical Issues facing communities today, the challenges and precautions

Dr Jayarajini Srinivasan

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- OPTOMETRY, COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF BURAIMI, OMAN

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Mazoun Musalim Zidan Jaboob

Student - UNIVERSITY OF BURAIMI, OMAN

 

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Automation: A New Frontier of Ethics

Ryan Ham

Yongsan International School of Seoul

Grade 11

High School Division

The Ethical Question: UBI for Automation development? 

The economic paradigm we have relied on since the advent of human economic activity is on the brink of experiencing a revolutionary change.  With the…

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The Pollution of Our Consciousness

Hillary Jimin Lee / Chadwick International School / Student (High School)

ESSAY TOPIC: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today?

The Pollution of Our Consciousness

Saemangeum, a tideland located on the western coast of South Korea, treasures many of my mother’s childhood memories. During the summer, she would drag behind her a big rubber basin and run barefoot along the muddy ground to collect clams left…

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Leadership Deficiency and the Breathless Youth

Hundreds of years of slavery, colonialism, exploitation, resource extraction, corruption, nepotism, bad governance, extreme poverty, hunger, etc.; the continent is constantly haunted by a tragic history, a deplorable present, and a dimly dubious future. In other words, the continent has been in a constant state of limbo for too long. About half a century after the struggles for independence, the leaders of African countries have spectacularly failed to meet the basic hopes and aspirations of…

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Added by Abdou Rahim LEMA on December 30, 2017 at 8:21pm — No Comments

The Trolley Problem

Hana Kim

Stuyvesant High School

High School Student

The Trolley Problem: To Flip or Not to Flip (the Switch)

Let’s say there’s a runaway trolley rushing down the tracks towards five people, all of whom are oblivious to their impending death. Thankfully, you realize that there’s a switch nearby that will divert the trolley onto another track, saving them. However, on this other track stands one person,…

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Added by Hana Ruby Kim on December 30, 2017 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Sexual Exploitation: The Dynamics of Gender and Power

Sexual Exploitation: The Dynamics of Gender and Power

By Katherine Yoon

Junior (Grade 11 High School Student) at the Yongsan International School of Seoul (Seoul, South Korea)

        The United States is currently undergoing a critical movement against sexual…

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ENDING TERRORISM: ALL WE NEED IS PARADIGM SHIFT IN MINDSET AND LOVE #essaycontest2017

ENDING TERRORISM: ALL WE NEED IS PARADIGM SHIFT IN MINDSET AND LOVE

BY

ADEGBE SAMSON

FOURTH-YEAR STUDENT IN HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (UNDERGRADUATE)

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN.

Growing up in Nigeria, West of Africa in the late '90s, I must admit the only times I heard about terrorism, were through the radio or when my dad and his friends discuss the menace of it, and there were few times. Oftentimes, there were far from…

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American Engagement: When It Comes to Foreign Policy, Does America Deserve Trump?

As the 2018 State of the Union address illustrated and to the great dismay of the "elites," President Trump is truly taking an "America First" approach to foreign policy. In this speech, he framed immigration, conflict with North Korea, and the fight against ISIS in terms of how they have affected invidiual Americans. But, with many citizens uninterested in the intricacies of foreign policy, could this be an effective strategy?

Articles Resulting from Carnegie Council Religion and Tolerance Research Delegation to Indonesia, October 2017

In October 2017, Carnegie Council's Asia Dialogues program led a group of 12 Pacific Delegates from seven countries and a diverse set of professional backgrounds to Indonesia. Amid growing Islamophobia and populism in Europe and the United States, a more complete picture of Islam is crucial, and as the world's largest Muslim nation, Indonesia has the potential to shape the way the world's fastest growing and most contentious religion is perceived worldwide.

To Fight Against This Age: On Fascism and Humanism, with Rob Riemen

No more euphemisms and denials, says Rob Riemen in this frightening and inspiring talk. Call it by its name: fascism. Neither technology, nor economic growth, nor political activism can fix this, he continues. We must create a new counterculture that replaces kitsch and conformism with truth, empathy, beauty, and justice.

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