from my resume:

. . . And yet throughout history there were men and women who exemplified pursuit of knowledge and non-judgmental love. In terms of the Holocaust, we call them the Righteous among Nations. In their vision and courage I found hope. They should be our heroes.

This is why I have dedicated my life to building bridges between people, ethnic groups, religions, denominations, philosophies, and academic disciplines. I am convinced that the future of humanity depends on several crucial attitudes:

We can do it! I was born one month before World War II began. Stalingrad, London, Dresden, Hiroshima, Nagasaki . . . at least 30 million victims of the Holocaust and Stalin's purges . . . the bomb . . . the Cultural Revolution . . . . And yet, half a century after the end of World War II this Austrian is a U.S. citizen who teaches in the United States, writes this introduction on a computer with parts manufactured in Japan, and has students from all over the world, including Russia, China, and Japan. If this can happen at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha, Oklahoma, it can happen elsewhere. And that makes all the difference.
Domains in Ecumene.Org
  • Ecumene.Org -- My Main Domain
  • Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church
  • Back Home Books
  • Center for the Study of Corruption & the Rule of Law
  • Global Dialogue Institute
  • Great Plains Regional Judging Center -- American Orchid Society
  • ihs creations
  • Middlebury Holistic Health Center
  • Spiritual Wholeness New Age Catholic website
  • Toward a Global Ethic
  • Vaticanum Secundum -- Vatican II 
  • World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality
  • Zygon Center for Religion and Science

  • Sites in Ecumene.Org

  • Association for Communal Harmony in Asia (ACHA)
  • "Come my Beloved!" -- from Shoah to Shalom
  • TheAgape -- Transcending/Transforming Fear-Intolerance-Hate
  • Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS) and Centre for Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS)
  • Links to Related Sites
  • Masyarakat Dialog Antar Agama (MADIA) -- Society for Interreligious Dialogue (Indonesia) 
  • Seasons' Greetings 2000-2001: Christmas-New Year's card 
  • The International Network for the Rights of Female Victims of Violence in Pakistan (INRFVVP) (original site now moved to its own domain -- see below) 
  • Turpentine Creek Animal Sanctuary 
  • Winter-Tomas-Poole Family Pictures: 1860s-1980s 
  • WorldWatch

  • Related sites in other domains

  • Asia Peace
  • Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church
  • Center for Global Ethics
  • Global Dialogue Institute (GDI)
  • Ingrid Shafer's Faculty Homepage
  • Ingrid Shafer's Ionet Site
  • International Movement We Are Church
  • Links to special websites, dedicated to encouraging dialogue
  • Religions in Renewal
  • The International Network for the Rights of Female Victims of Violence in Pakistan (INRFVVP)
  • Zygon (formerly Chicago) Center for Religion and Science  

  • Comments to USAO
    Comments to ioNET

    Last revised 30 September 2001
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