Reframing Public Discourses
"A discourse can be conceptualized as an evolving way that people think and talk about a given aspect of reality, which influences their perceptions and social practices in relation to that aspect of reality."
human nature and human potential
When considering the emerging understanding of human nature and human potential, one of the most fundamental normative challenges we face when 7 billion of us need to learn how to live together on an increasingly crowded planet, is learning how to cultivate—more widely, systematically, and effectively—every individual’s latent capacity for cooperation and altruism. The success of such efforts will depend on fostering the individual’s consciousness of the oneness of humanity.
"All mankind is connected through a common humanity, in which each individual is linked
to all others”.
Advancing reasoned arguments will not realize global human development within discourses that advocate for conflict and injustice. We must reframe the discourses themselves in ways that advance the goals of human development within the frameworks of peace and justice. The social body framework appears to offer this interpretive logic if defined by a core commitment to social justice and to advance humankind.
'To recognize that “all people are one” is to recognize the essential unity and interdependence—or oneness—of the entire social body. This recognition entails a radical reconception of the relationship between the individual and society, the implications of which
Reference: Forming a Culture of Peace: Reforming Narratives of intergroup Relations, Equity, and Justice. -Karina V.