Traditions, Values, and Humanitarian Action

Title

Traditions, Values, and Humanitarian Action

Author(s)

Kevin M. Cahill

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Description/Summary

This third volume in the pioneering series, International Humanitarian Affairs, goes beyond the practical to address fundamental questions at the heart of humanitarian actions. How do different religious, cultural, and social systems? and the values they support? shape humanitarian action? What are the bases of caring societies? Are there universal values for human well-being? International experts come face to face with the assumptions about human dignity and social justice that guide efforts to rescue and repair communities in crisis. The original essays explore mandates for humanitarian action in religious traditions, and codes of conduct for the media, military, medicine, and the academy in relief efforts. They explore threats to human welfare from terrorism and gender exploitation and assess international law, the media, and the politics of civil society in a world of war, conflict, and strife.

ISBN

0823222888

Publication Date

9-1-2003

Publication Information

Published September 1, 2003 by Fordham University Press