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"Thanks Nathan. No, I do not know the lady you mentioned from Kenya. I worked with some Sudanese who had been granted refugee status by the UNHCR branch office in Nigeria. We worked to help them at the voluntary repatriation stage as a way of finding…"
"thanks for the comment - It looks like you've done some very special work yourself. I'm not sure what the chances are, but did you know Makena Kirima. She's from Kenya, but she's a good friend of mine who was also working with…"
"Great work Nathan. Keep it up. Nigeria regularly deals with issues of social pathologies rooted in poverty and manifesting as religious intolerance and violent conflict. Hope to benefit from your work.
"thanks for the reply - I tried the sign in this time and it said I had an account hmmm, well, that's good :)
Yes, I would love to go to Thailand and join the 2010 conference - I looked at the itinerary and the themes are exactly what I'm…"
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education: B.A. Liberal Arts at Kalamazoo College, M.A. Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University, Certificate in Advanced Peace and Conflict Studies at European University Center for Peace Studies
Languages: Japanese, Chinese
currently still a student, interested in conflict transformation, particularly related to religious groups, interfaith dialog, and peace psychology - particularly methods of transforming our own consciousnesses to be the people we want to be and then more effectively help others; i.e. applying traditional methods of personal transformation to conflict transformation work
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primarily North America and East Asia, some South, SE Asia, some Europe
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working on Ph.D. in Religious Studies, plan to research the appliation of traditional meditative techniques to training in conflict transformation
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Given your interest in conflict transformation and ADR, and focus on the Asian region, I would like to bring your attention to the upcoming Asia Pacific Mediation Forum (APMF) not-for-profit event; "The Asia Pacific Mediation Leadership Summit - From Talk To Action", taking place in Bangkok 2 - 4 December 2011, which brings together mediation and ADR specialists from various fields; including family mediation, commercial and workplace mediation, court-annexed mediation, conflict and community mediation, climate change and disaster response mediation and various cross-sectional themes, like for example human rights, cross-cultural dynamics and women in mediation.
Do have a look at my profile and the Mediation Summit's link (www.mediation-leadership.com), feel free to email me or send me a message when having any questions regarding participation and also do feel free to forward the information about our Summit to your colleagues.
Thanks Nathan. No, I do not know the lady you mentioned from Kenya. I worked with some Sudanese who had been granted refugee status by the UNHCR branch office in Nigeria. We worked to help them at the voluntary repatriation stage as a way of finding durable solutions to their plight. I have also followed the Sudanese conflict especially the ICJ issue and the position of the AU in relation to crimes against humanity in Dafur.
Like I said, the issue of religious conflict is threatening the fabric that has knit Nigeria together as a nation because the killings resulting therefrom, though localized in Northern Nigeria affect people from accross the nation and could lead to reprisals. This remains a challenge to peace in the nation. Anyway, thanks for sharing.
Great work Nathan. Keep it up. Nigeria regularly deals with issues of social pathologies rooted in poverty and manifesting as religious intolerance and violent conflict. Hope to benefit from your work.
Thank you to let us know the problem though the webmaster didn't know why..hahaha. Anyway, he'll contact you directly. Maybe create the user a/c for you. Please wait for his reply soon. Hope you'll become one of the Peace Rebels and join the international conference in Thailand in 2010. Let's keep in touch. Please also help us spreading this initiative to your friends and network.
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Violance,war,conflicts,sufferings my desire to see world in peace and non violance has motivated me to join this network."Vasudev kutukbkam" entire world as a family, this was a teaching of our culture and traditional.we created countries,boundries,religions,cast,race for a genuine reason or a false reasons for any reason.but this the time to realise that we are one and we naturaly interconected with each other ,which we can just realise by watching inhale and exhale of breaths the source is same ,without any descrimanation,religion,bonundries, equaly for all living life of universe .When we understand this simple thing then we must understand how our and other's life is equaly important,valuble ,respectable .we should follow the nature's rule ,non violance .peace ,god has given us a human life not for destruction but for lookafter the wellbeing of all living life.
i shall be happy if you could include me in your circle of friends
A quick note for now! You are in my thoughts and would love to hear about how your research is going on Building Consciousness of Peace. Theme is great! Do send me thoughts once in a while. (Just discovered this initiative and I try to commit to be active on posting things on the site about my life and work here). I am now reading the book you recommended on Shapeshifting and grapple with working with a big UN agency. Institutional shapeshifting is something I'd like to explore more.
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