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Book: The Five Principles of Middle Way Philosophy

Chapter: h. Socio-political Integration of Belief Practices

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44199


Socio-political integration of belief practice helps to create the conditions for individual integration of belief practice through communication. The media, education, politics and academic activity provide obvious channels where critical dialogue can be created. However, the creation of genuine critical dialogue is always in tension with other social or economic priorities, so the cutting edge of the practice lies in finding the Middle Way, to enable that dialogue without destroying the conditions that allow it. I also see the development of Middle Way Philosophy itself as a socio-political integration of belief practice helping to support the conditions for integration through understanding.

Chapter Contributors

  • Robert Ellis ( - rmellis) 'Middle Way Society'