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Place and Importance of Justice in Human Relations Cultivating Said Nursi’s Ethic of Justice in Academic, Experiential, Simulation and Service Learning.

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1 Place and Importance of Justice in Human Relations Cultivating Said Nursi’s Ethic of Justice in Academic, Experiential, Simulation and Service Learning for Desirable Just and Peaceful Futures

2 Badiuzzaman Said Nursi: Inspired Source for Just Ends, Means and Meanings Creation unfolds to be disclosed in true and new settings and circumstances each day Honored Holy Man Respected Scholar Relished Writer, Articulate Speaker, Cherished Colleague and Friend

3 Inspired, Insightful and Instructional References, Parameters and Context Said Nursi empowered disciples, associates and admirers to analyze, critique and creatively build communities and societies, for the purpose of eliminating injustices and the highest development of human beings.

4 Teaching and Learning Through Service Reflect Nursi’s Principles Faith Morality Shura (Consultation) and Freedom JUSTICE Peace Brotherhood (al-ukhuwwah) and Unity

5 Justice Offers Divine Roots and Daily Challenges Energize just practices in and among generations Enlighten, equip, enable and empower through education, training and doing Learn, absorb, practice and sustain justice in human relations through individuals and institutions.

6 “DIVINE GIFTS” Require Translation and Application The Gift – A Poem by Hafaz Innate Birth Gifts from Stephen Covey 1) Freedom and Power to Chose 2) Principles (Natural Laws) that are Universal, Timeless, Self-evident 3) 4 Intelligences/Capacities a.Mental, b.Emotional/Social, c.Physical/Economic, and d.SPIRITUAL

7 Focused, Fierce, Fair and Friendly * Trustworthy Justice and Trusted Exemplars Aligned teachers Integration of service and learning

8 THEOLOGY, SCHOLARSHIP, ADVOCACY and LEADERSHIP Alignment of all parties to the process of creating a just, equitable, consistent community and national culture Moving beyond “my way or the highway” and “Me-ology” to sustainable community day by day by day

9 Intermediating Institutions Learning Organizations Immersion of universal truth, values and vision works across boundaries ACADEMIC EXPERIENTIAL SIMULATION SERVICE Accessible, accountable, transparent …

10 JUSTICE. JUST US? US JUST! Creating a “Tipping Point” Sustaining a Cultural Improvement Managing awareness, fairness and share-ness Ethical consistency, creativity, felicity and security

11 Selfless Service Offers Divine Wings, Risks and Rewards “The cost of everything and the value of nothing” Investment and returns include immeasurable, non-monetary, non-manipulative investment and outcomes Alternatives are dangerous, destabilizing and dishonest to people of high principle

12 Conclusions Be the change you seek Imagine and Image Desirable Futures No Future Without Forgiveness Desirable Just Futures Reflect Nursi’s Profound Insights on Divinity, Science and Justice and Build on his Inspiration How will you build with service learning?

13 THANK YOU for the PRIVILEGE AND HONOR OF KNOWING SAID NURSI, MEETING NEW FRIENDS AND FACILITATING DESIRABLE FUTURES Dr. Michael J. Lenaghan Board Member, Service for Peace and Mardee Jenrette Endowed Chair of Teaching Excellence Professor Miami Dade College, Florida USA Lecturer, Florida Atlantic University, USA External Adjudicator, Avinishilingam and Bharathiar Universities, Tamil Nadu India -


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