NAME _______________________________



AN INQUIRY INTO WORLDVIEWS


 
 

DIRECTIONS: Please answer the following five sets of questions. We are interested in your views and opinions. We will review and update this inquiry during the midterm and at the end of the class.
 
 

1. Have you ever studied war or peace in school? Church, mosque, synagogue, temple, or other religious center? If yes, explain the context.

Have you discussed war and peace within your family or with other care providers? If yes, explain.

Have any books/movies significantly influenced your views on war and peace? If yes, explain which books or movies.
 
 

2. How would you define war? Peace? Justice?

Do you think your definitions are similar to those of most people? Explain.
 
 

3. Do you think of war as a major problem today? Explain.

Compared to 10-15 years ago, do you see the world as safer or more dangerous today? Explain

What do you see as the major causes of war?

What do you see as the future of war? Less or more war? Less or more dangerous?
 
 

4. Do you think of peace as a major problem today? Explain.

Compared to 10-15 years ago, do you see the world as more or less peaceful? Explain.

What do you see as the major causes of peace? Explain.

What do you see as the future of peace? More or less peace?
 
 

5. How would you define justice? How does a sense of justice influence our understanding of war and peace? Explain.