Hello world, and welcome to Culture in Peril!
This blog serves as your source of the most up-to-date information and news about humankind’s shared cultural heritage. Culture in Peril will point followers towards the latest reports of heritage issues ongoing in the world today and provide insight into why and how these issues are–and must be–a concern to every individual.
Irrespective of age, gender, race, religion, or beliefs, human beings are linked by a common heritage and cultural legacy. The aim of Culture in Peril is thus to explain why damage to and destruction of cultural property (both tangible and intangible) affects us all. It is an underlying premise of Culture in Peril that the loss of this shared heritage is, ultimately, a serious hindrance to the mutual understanding and acceptance of world cultures.
A Kenyan Proverb goes: “Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children.” In much the same way, cultural heritage is not only about showing respect for the present; we must respect the past as well so that it is available in the future.
Culture in Peril will address cultural heritage issues subjectively, allowing room for friendly debate and productive discourse. The perspectives expressed in future posts belong solely to the founder of this blog, but readers are encouraged to comment and voice their own feelings too. We can only hope that this discussion will show our fundamental common humanity, that these sensitive issues may be treated with empathy rather than indifference, for they undoubtedly affect us all.