This book is an international collection of reflections, statements, and resources responding to the United Nations call for a new “dialogue among civilizations,” a theme taken up by the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in relation to its work on behalf of a “Culture of Peace.” These contributions were occasioned by the 11 September 2002 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. They come from members around the world of Pax Romana / International Catholic Movement for Intellectual & Cultural Affairs (ICMICA), and were gathered by the US federation of Pax Romana / ICMICA.
ROZA PATI is Executive Director of the Graduate Program in Intercultural Human Rights at Saint Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. She was formerly a Member of Parliament and Secretary of State for Youth and Women in Albania. She holds a Master of Laws degree and is a Dr.jur. (Ph.D. in Law) Candidate at University of Potsdam, Faculty of Law. JOE HOLLAND is President of Pax Romana/Cmica-usa and Professor of Philosophy & Religion at Saint Thomas University in Miami, Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology (Social Ethics) from the University of Chicago, and is the author of Modern Catholic Social Teaching (2004) and with Elisabeth Ferrero of The Earth Charter: a Study Book of Reflection for Action (2003).