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Hans Kung on the Definition of a Global Ethic

April 1, 2005

A global ethic is nothing but the necessary minimum of common values, standards and basic attitudes. In other words: a minimal basic consensus relating to binding values, irrevocable standards and moral attitudes, which can be affirmed by all religions despite their ‘dogmatic’ differences and can also be supported by non-believers.

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