Welcome to this new blog, Arc of the Universe. It is devoted to the discussion of global justice. Justice lurks just beneath headlines from Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan, and China, dealing with war, separatism, religious tensions, women’s issues, poverty, and religious freedom. Justice often goes unexamined, though. The same is true even in the American university. In American political science, for instance, justice is sharply separated from — and often takes a back seat to — the scientific study of politics. Arc of the Universe is devoted to resurfacing justice – examining today’s global issues from the deep commitments of ethical traditions. Arc of the Universe is also distinctive in bringing religion into the picture. Some posts will appeal to religion while others will be rendered in secular terms. Arc of the Universe is a crossroads where secular and religious meet in conversation.
Our lineup of bloggers consists of scholars and activists from around the world who think about and experience global justice issues in their diverse valences.
If you are not a standing blogger and wish to post, please consider contacting one of our bloggers and having them publish a guest post on your behalf.
We look forward to a lively conversation.