International Journal of Integrative Humanism Vol. 10 No. 2, December 2018.
ISSN: 2026 – 6286
Solomon, Kingsley Christopher and Joseph, Simon Efenji
The quest for nation building has increasingly characterized the activities of many Philosophers, Political Scientists and many well-meaning citizens of various countries, especially in contemporary times. This is so the case, because various countries of the world have increasingly been faced with the threats of disintegration. Moreover, the challenge posed by socio-political, cultural and religious crisis in various parts of the world, cum the enigma of violence and terrorism, provide not just a justification but a laudable cry for a meticulous provision of measures for sustainable peace and a progressive nationhood. As diverse approaches and philosophies occupy the font-burner of the intellectual space, one cannot but note the urgency in the task of building the various nations of the world. It is a truism that the neglect of such call is bound to be catastrophic to humans, as its consequences spans from limitation of peaceful co-existence, to incremental violence, crisis, retrogression in diverse areas of human existence etc. This work is an attempt to address the challenge of nation-building through the spectacle of Spiritocentric Humanism. In other words, it holds that “Spiritocentric”, Integrative Humanism remains propitiously necessary for nation building.
Keywords: Nation Building, Humanism, Spiritocentric Humanism