"Nonkilling Futures" Book Launched
October 2012. The Center for Global Nonkilling has just released its latest book Nonkilling Futures: Visions, which includes a selection of ten chapters prepared by members of its Nonkilling Futures Research Committee and edited by James A. Dator and CGNK Director Joám Evans Pim. The volume can be downloaded for free from CGNK's website and paperback copies can be ordered at US$ 15.
Contributors to this volume on nonkilling futures where asked to envision as clearly as they can the crucial features of a nonkilling world. The resulting diversity of approaches are visions, not blueprints or orders. And so, as we do move forward, learning more, needing more, incorporating more people with different ideas into our work, we will need to alter our visions even as we move toward them. That does not render the visioning process superfluous. To the contrary, without a clear vision, we cannot be sure about what our first moves should be since we are not specifically heading anywhere. As Yogi Berra might have said, "if you don’t know where you are going, chances are you’ll end up someplace else."
Authors include James A. Dator, Dennis Morgan, Terry Beitzel, Vahid V. Motlagh, John A. Sweeney, Karen Hurley, Aubrey Yee, Eleonora Barbieri Masini, Guillermina Baena Paz, Maorong Jiang, from CGNK's Nonkilling Research Committeess, and designs by Peter Crnokrak.