[gha] Re: My personal curriculum + Its development

  • From: María Cristina Azcona <mcrisazcona@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 17:40:08 -0300

Hi Leo

It would be great to create an annual meeting for GHA at the USA, since
this is a country where is very easy to create this kind of events as
Evelin does the HD&HS annual congress


2013/4/14 Leo Semashko <leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx>

>  Dear Harry,
> *First*, I am happy to congratulate you on the publication this year of
> your great book: *Ethics and the Golden Rule*, Routledge, 2013, which
> will become the mandatory textbook for the GHA CIHE, along with *the ABC
> of Harmony* of GHA, *The Coming Interspiritual Age,* Kurt and David and
> similar books .
> *Second*, Thank you very much for your profound letter with a sketch of
> your curriculum, which is interesting to all members of the GHA, so I am
> sending it to all. Your course, I now propose to title as: "*Ethics and
> the Golden Rule of Interfaith Harmony in the 21st Century*." This title
> concretizes and develops your book title and meets scientific approach to
> interfaith harmony. Do you agree with this title?
> *Third,* please, let me, using the ideas of your letter and your new
> book, offer the version of your curriculum in tabular form *below*. As
> soon as you will send me your final version of this curriculum, so it will
> be immediately included in the CIHE program in New York. Please, correct
> the table and send it to us.
> *Fourth*, your book and the corresponding learning course allow making it
> as fundamental in CIHE for three years. Do you agree with this?
> *Fifth,* your great intellectual contribution to interfaith harmony
> allows us to pose the question of creating GHA CIHE in your University, in
> Cleveland, under your leadership, based on the GHA relevant project with
> your fundamental course. What do you think of this idea? Are you ready to
> lead the GHA CIHE in Cleveland? That would be wonderful in the extreme, if
> you agreed to it.
> If you accept this role and mission in principle, the details will be
> discussed later.
> With love, best harmony wishes,
> Leo
> Dr Leo Semashko:
> State  Councillor  of  St.  Petersburg,
> Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony;
> Director:  Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia;
> Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA);
> Director, GHA Website "Peace from Harmony": www.peacefromharmony.org
> World Interfaith Harmony Project on the ABC of Harmony Base:
> www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=541;
> GHA Program Book, The ABC of Harmony:
> www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478;
> P/Web page: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253;
> Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg 194356, Russia
> Phone: 7 (812) 597-65-71; Skype: leo.semahko
> Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leo.semashko?ref=tn_tnmn
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>  Rev. Dr. Harry Gensler
> Ethics and the Golden Rule of Interfaith Harmony in the 21st Century
> The curriculum of GHA CIHE fundamental advanced course on 384 hours for 3
> years, 128 h. every year
> April 14, 2013
>  Topics of the Lectures and Seminars/Workshops
>  Lectures/ Workshops
> Time in a/hours   1. Golden Rule Reasoning as the irrevocable,
> unconditional norm for all areas of life in social harmony
> L/W
>  8/8
>  2. Religion and History. Golden Rule Interpretations in 13 World
> Religions: Key Internal Harmonious Potential of World Religions for
> Interfaith Harmony
> L/W
>  128/128
>  3. Application and Development of the Golden Rule for interfaith harmony
> 1. Hans Küng (Germany) and the second Parliament of the World's Religions
> (1993)
> L/W
>  16/16
>  4. 2. Paul McKenna (Canada, Scarboro Mission): poster showing Golden
> Rule in 13 world religions
> (*http://www.scarboromissions.ca/Golden_rule*)
> L/W
>  8/8
>  5. 3. Mussie Hailu (Ethopia): promotion of Golden Rule across Africa
> L/W
>  8/8
>  6. 4. Important Role of Organizations like the United Nations, United
> Religions Initiative, Parliament of World Religions  and Global Harmony
> Association in the Golden Rule Promotion
> L/W
>  8/8
>  7. Golden Rule and *the ABC of Harmony* for social and interfaith
> harmony in harmonious civilization of the 21st century
> L/W
>  8/8
>  8. Interfaith Harmonious Education on a scientific basis of *the ABC of
> Harmony* as a new principle for Global Ethics
> L/W
>  8/8
>  9. Protection 2 coursework and degree work at the course end
>   10 Exam on the course at the end of each year
> TOTAL: Lectures - 182 hours; Seminars - 182 hours; Total – 364 hours.
> Note. The number of hours of lectures and seminars can shrink and grow as
> it is needed.
> Main manuals:
>    1. Harry Gensler.* Ethics and the Golden Rule*, Routledge, 2013
>    2. Leo Semashko and GHA 75 coauthors from 26 countries. *The ABC of
>    Harmony for World Peace, Harmonious Civilization and Tetranet Thinking*,
>    Delhi, 2012
>    3. Kurt Johnson, David Ord. *The Coming Interspiritual Age*. Namaste
>    Publishing, 2013
> ===========================================================
> ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Harry Gensler, harrygensler@xxxxxxxxx
>   To: leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx
>   Sent: 13 апреля 2013 г., 20:18:23
>   Subject: My personal curriculum
> While I cannot give a complete curriculum on global harmony, I can sketch
> a segment on the golden rule (GR): "Treat others as you want to be
> treated." I am a GR expert: I did a masters thesis and doctoral
> dissertation (philosophy) on GR, many articles and parts of a dozen books,
> a prominent GR Web page (http://www.harryhiker.com/gr), and a recent
> comprehensive GR book (*Ethics and the Golden Rule*, Routledge, 2013). I
> suggest that the GR segment, which could go anywhere from an hour or two to
> several weeks or longer, cover these topics:
> (1) Hans Küng (Germany) and the second Parliament of the World's Religions
> (1993). For the first time, representatives of the world's religions
> formally agree on a global ethic, and one that calls GR "the irrevocable,
> unconditional norm for all areas of life." (
> http://www.weltethos.org/1-pdf/10-stiftung/declaration/declaration_english.pdf
> )
> (2) Paul McKenna (Canada) created a poster showing GR in 13 world
> religions; each participant should get a copy. McKenna has done much to
> promote GR and interfaith unity. (
> http://www.scarboromissions.ca/Golden_rule)
> (3) Mussie Hailu (Ethopia) has done much to promote GR across Africa and
> across the world, and is especially important in organizations like the
> United Religions Initiative and the United Nations.
> (4) A further in-depth treatment of GR in the religions of the world,
> emphasizing common themes.
> (5) Some discussion on GR itself: how to apply it, how not to misapply it,
> its strengths and weaknesses, and how to respond to objections (this is
> important because many think that GR is unclear and leads to absurdities
> when we try to express it more carefully).
> For (1) to (4), I suggest Chapter 3 and 5 of my GR book; Chapter 5 is
> online (on my GR Web page, click "chronology" at the top). For (5), I
> suggest Chapter 1 or 2 of my GR book, or at least my GR Stories page (on my
> GR Web page, click "stories" at the top). The rest of my GR book is also a
> useful resource and gives many further references (of which I especially
> recommend Jeff Wattles's book, *The Golden Rule*, Oxford, 1996).
> Harry Gensler
> Professor of philosophy at John Carroll University (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
> Catholic priest (Jesuit)
> http://www.harryhiker.com

*María Cristina Azcona*

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