Global Rays of Hope

Global Rays of Hope

Dear visitors of World Public Forum’s web-site,

We present to your attention one of the WPF’s latest editions – “Some Global Rays of Hope: Voices from Rhodes 2011.”

The papers collected in this volume need to be viewed against the grim background of our time: a background dominated by incessant warfare, terrorism, possible nuclear holocaust, economic meltdown, and ecological devastation. They all try to inject some rays of hope into this dark global scenario.

With one exception, all the papers were presented during plenary sessions at the Rhodes Forum 2011 organized by the World Public Forum - “Dialogue of Civilizations.”

We hope that the rays of hope gathered in this volume will inspire readers to pursue with ever greater vigor and persistence the goal of global peace and justice which is the major aim of the World Public Forum.