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  • Rizvi
  • eyal rabinovitch
  • Ali Gohar  (Alibaba)
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eyal rabinovitch and Ben Rivers are now friends
Jun 18, 2010
Waris Ali commented on Ben Rivers's blog post Beyond Partition: A daylong workshop for Muslims and Hindus from the Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi American Communities
"I will attend this very valuable event.The European communities can end their enmity after a so long and so why not we end our enmity and regard each other opinion,culture,religion? How long we will fight with each other?Can the issues cannot…"
Jun 16, 2010
Ben Rivers posted a blog post

Beyond Partition: A daylong workshop for Muslims and Hindus from the Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi American Communities

Healing the Wounds of History Institute Presents:Beyond PartitionA daylong workshop for Muslims and Hindusfrom the Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi American CommunitiesHosted By:Pakistani American Culture Center1590 Oakland Road,Suite B213San Jose, CASunday, August 1st10:00am – 4:00pmThis workshop offers Hindus and Muslims from the Indian, Pakistani and…See More
Jun 14, 2010
Ben Rivers updated their profile
Jun 14, 2010
Ben Rivers and Rey Ty are now friends
Jun 4, 2010
Ben Rivers left a comment for Waris Ali
"Hello Waris, I hope your time in NYC is going well. Please let me know what kind of support you would like me to give. Unfortunately I am not in a position to offer financial support. I can however provide technical assistance. As mentioned before,…"
May 29, 2010
Waris Ali left a comment for Ben Rivers
"Hello Ben,Hope u and ur family is ok. U will be pleased to know that i am here in NY to get funds for Interfaith & peacebuilding institutions in major cities of Pakistan. I would like to tell u to the work we r doing since 1996.We help the…"
May 29, 2010
Ben Rivers and Bill Wechsler are now friends
May 24, 2010
Ben Rivers left a comment for Rizvi
"Dear Rizvi, Thank you for making contact. I checked out your website. You are doing some interesting work! I will be coming to Pakistan next year to do some work with Just Peace International. We will be using interactive theatre for peace…"
Apr 25, 2010
Ben Rivers and Rizvi are now friends
Apr 25, 2010
Ben Rivers left a comment for Sohail Mahmood
"Hello Sohail, Thanks for your comment about Pakistan and India - Bridging the Divide. This event is actually is a forerunner to the Behtha Marham project, a larger initiative developed between Just Peace International and The Healing the Wounds of…"
Mar 20, 2010
Sohail Mahmood commented on Ben Rivers's blog post Pakistan and India – Bridging the Divide: A free, daylong experiential workshop for the Pakistani and Indian Muslim and Hindu communities in the Bay Area, California
"good idea i wish u could do it in Delhi and Islamabad also"
Mar 18, 2010
Ben Rivers posted a blog post

Pakistan and India – Bridging the Divide: A free, daylong experiential workshop for the Pakistani and Indian Muslim and Hindu communities in the Bay Area, California

Healing the Wounds of History Institute Presents: Pakistan and India – Bridging the DivideA free, daylong experiential workshop for the Pakistani and Indian Muslim and Hindu communitiesThe Center for The Living Arts4000 Broadway Suite #4Oakland 94611Sunday, May 2nd10:00am – 5:00pmThis workshop offers Indian and Pakistani Hindus and Muslims an opportunity to come together in an experiential exploration of their collective identities and shared histories. Participants will be invited to take the…See More
Mar 18, 2010
Ben Rivers and Dianne Balraj are now friends
Mar 18, 2010
Ben Rivers left a comment for Jared Akama Ondieki
"Hi Jared, Thanks for your friendship request."
Mar 11, 2010
Ben Rivers and Jared Akama Ondieki are now friends
Mar 11, 2010

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
The Center for the Living Arts (CLA), Healing the Wounds of History Institute, based in California USA, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, tax deductible foundation dedicated to the use of drama and the creative arts as tools for social change and personal growth. The Healing the Wounds of History Project produces international public events and seminars for polarized communities, and promotes intercultural communication, mutual understanding, and conflict transformation through the expressive arts.

Healing the Wounds of History has received international recognition for bringing together descendants of Holocaust survivors and the Third Reich, Palestinians and Israelis, Chinese and Japanese on their legacies of World War II, Armenians and Turks, and other cultural groups struggling with a heritage of victimization, perpetration, grief, and meaning. Healing the Wounds of History helps participants work through the burden of such legacies by transforming their pain into understanding and constructive action. (For more information please visit: www.livingartscenter.org)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
The Healing the Wounds of History Institute has facilitated processes in the Middle East, Europe, USA, and Asia
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
USA
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Center for the Living Arts/California Institute of Integral Studies: Counseling Psychology and Dramatherapy
How many years professional experience do you have ?
11-15
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://www.livingartscenter.org
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Conflict Resolution, Dialogue, Psychosocial
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Intercultural conflict transformation using action methods and the expressive arts

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At 11:33pm on May 29, 2010, Waris Ali said…
Hello Ben,Hope u and ur family is ok.

U will be pleased to know that i am here in NY to get funds for Interfaith & peacebuilding institutions in major cities of Pakistan.

I would like to tell u to the work we r doing since 1996.We help the jobless people to get their jobs.five primary schools are run by our organization where poor and orphans children get their education and residence free of cost and regardless of color,race,religion and gender.We provide the utility items to the people affected by natural disaster.We work for the rule of law and we are very proud to tell u that our organization is partner of independent judiciary movement in Pakistan.
Ben,would u like to support us and guide us so that we can continue our work and able to have come true of dream of new project

Hoping for an earlier reply

Waris
At 1:28pm on March 9, 2010, Waris Ali said…
It is my pleasure Ben to welcome u here in Pakistan.Thanks for accepting my friend request.

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