Author Archives: Calum Samuelson

Relational Traveling?

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We affirm the beauty, wonder, and richness of the world’s various cultures and the value of experiencing, learning from, and being challenged by them. However, many aspects of tourism and travel today erode environments, harm human (and non-human) populations, perpetuate intercultural divisions, undermine local economies, and consumerize cultural heritage. Therefore, we urge travelers to consider […]

Online Civility

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We affirm that the ability to communicate is central to what it means to be human. Unfortunately, although communications technologies have vastly increased the quantity of communications, they have tended to reduce the quality by subverting the weight and meaning of individuals’ words. Therefore, we should draft some type of charter for how to communicate […]

Shared responsibility in education

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We affirm that both parents and teachers are responsible for the education of children, in order to shape and equip them for their positive involvement in society. However, various changes in society, including both family breakdown and the ‘consumerisation’ of education, have increasingly shifted responsibility for success from students and parents onto teachers and institutions […]