In a postmodern world characterized by cultural relativism, what does it mean to make an ethical decision? What is the link between doing good and being good? Is there a moral consensus among world religions on such issues as peace, human rights, and ecology? Should the moral and religious spheres be separated in civil society? In this provocative book, a leading ethicist draws on years of experience in multicultural settings to outline a new kind of individual ethics - one rooted in values of self-worth, responsiveness to others that takes a middle ground between the universalism and relativism.