KAIROS OF THE CORONA PANDEMIC

Time for a True World Political Authority with Moral Credibility?

  • Edward Alam NDU
Keywords: Common good, coronavirus, kairos, moral and intellectual virtue, United Nations

Abstract

At a time when coronavirus has reached pandemic proportions, this paper argues that a trustworthy true world political authority, with reliable moral credibility, is needed now more than ever. It is time to revive the common set of moral principles underlying the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN organization itself, in particular, the WHO. In the midst of this new kairos, when the world is faced with an invisible, undiscriminating enemy, the world is forced to come together in a unique way and unite for the common good: the new normal of social distancing may be a new chance for social justice.

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Published
2020-06-11
How to Cite
Alam, E. (2020). KAIROS OF THE CORONA PANDEMIC. Journal of Dharma, 45(2), 167-184. Retrieved from http://dvkjournals.in/index.php/jd/article/view/1986