August 2010 Blog Posts (98)

"If Only....The Puzzle" Dr Martin L. King Jr. Fountainhead Tanz Theatre Berlin Germany

Dear Colleagues,
Greetings from Berlin.
I wish to share with you a point of view which demonstrates respect, appreciation and a strategy for empowering people towards a more constructive utilization of the worlds resources, for the benefit of the many, as contrasted with the self-aggrandizement and greed of the few.
We trust that young persons especially, will consider utilizing their thinking, education, awareness of history, creativity, networking,…

Added by Gayle McKinney Griffith on August 27, 2010 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Africa: United States’ Agenda for change

When Bako Sabo Kantiok recently completed his Masters Degree in Communications Development in the US, he could have opted to stay back like many others. Even without a valid

visa, some would not mind being an illegal immigrant in the US and make

do with any job they can find on the excuse that there is not much for

them back home.…


Added by Jennifer Ehidiamen on August 27, 2010 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Changing the African conversation...(The Press release)

A Pan-African website, seeks to re-brand the continent

online by profiling African success stories, initiatives, entrepreneurs

and progressive African ideas. Founded in April 2009, the website

intends to use the internet as a means of changing the perception of the

continent online. Since its launch last year, it has profiled scores of

African businesses, personalities and initiatives. It has also provided

an avenue for the…

Added by Jennifer Ehidiamen on August 27, 2010 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Guide to CR and Peace Membership Organizations

Membership Based Organizations in the Field of Conflict Resolution

Membership-Based Organizations are another great way to meet people who share your interests and expand your network. The specific benefits of joining can vary greatly, from receiving professional newsletters and journals, to receiving special rates and invitations to events and conferences. However, the greatest advantage to be had by joining one of… Continue

Added by Sigma Chang on August 27, 2010 at 2:55pm — 3 Comments

Conflict Composting: Composting Essentials

Twenty-five years ago I was studying International Development at Bethel College in Kansas. One required course was International Agriculture. This was a practical class with a real garden containing real soil and plants. While the instructors, Paul and Mary McKay, incorporated all the ‘state of the art’ sustainable agriculture practices known in that day, what I remember most was making a compost pile. It has stuck with me all these years that what I would rather do is grow soil than… Continue

Added by Jonathan Rudy on August 27, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Colleges as Teachers of Peace and Conflict Resolution

An excerpted article published in Community College Times on August 26, 2010 by David J. Smith of the U.S. Institute of Peace discusses efforts that U.S. community colleges are making in teaching about peace and conflict resolution. It also appears in full in this month's Community… Continue

Added by David J. Smith on August 27, 2010 at 9:52am — 4 Comments

COMWELLF's Deputy Director On Peace Mission

Press Release: Ghanaian selected to be peace pioneer in international youth project

24-year-old Albert Abraham Arhin of Ghana, Deputy Director of Community Welfare Foundation (COMWELF-Ghana), has been selected as one of thirty-five young participants in the 2010 Nkabom Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme.

Albert, has just completed an MSc Sustainability (Environment and Development) at the University of Leeds, UK is an ardent youth activist. He…


Added by Dr John Atibila on August 26, 2010 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Vacancy: Research Assistant on the welfare effects of communal violence in India

We are looking for a Research Assistant to work with MICROCON’s Director, Dr Patricia Justino, on a research project on the welfare effects of communal violence in India.…


Added by John Spall on August 26, 2010 at 9:21am — No Comments



Erle Frayne D. Argonza…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 25, 2010 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Red River

Red River
the train was too late
by foot it was too far
the river too nearby
the hatred too…

Added by Jan Theuninck on August 25, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Love is in the Air-Cooperation is Possible; Politics and Sanctions

While there is debate as to whether shared economic goals equates with shared political ideology, there is evidence that suggests there is less motivation for countries to impose coercive measures, such as sanctions when it

is more cost effective to their economy and security to settle conflicts

diplomatically via cooperation and compromise.…


Added by Adrienne S. McCord on August 24, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Domestic Violence, the Environment, Interpersonal Relationships, Social Learning, and Yoga

I invite you all to join me on a Master's Thesis journey as I teach yoga at a domestic violence organization to their clients who may suffer from nature-deficit disorder.

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Added by sowmya ayyar on August 24, 2010 at 11:12am — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Good evening from the Philippines’ suburban boondocks!

Just a couple of weeks back, this analyst wrote and published briefer articles about the forthcoming war between pan-Semitic Zion-Sunni alliance and Persia (Shiite Iran). Barely had I rested from the theme of racial awakenings and the coming conflict, when news came out that Israel is now preparing to combat Iran head-on.

Just about a couple of days ago, I wind up of news from the… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 24, 2010 at 3:33am — No Comments

Grassroots Action Groups in Queensland, Australia agitating to protect prime food producing, agricultural land from the excesses of mining.

Just letting everyone know of grassroots action groups in Queensland, Australia, agitating for more considered approaches to mining on prime food producing land. The coal mining industry is changing the face of rural Queensland where some of the world's richest soils exist. In light of the world's increasing population and demands for food, it is imperative that the richest food producing lands are protected for future generations.

Firstly though, the Queensland Government…


Added by Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox on August 23, 2010 at 8:07pm — No Comments

The Peace and Collaborative Development Network is the definitive information about Peace and Conflict Resolution

I run CHALK4PEACE, the global chalk art project for peace that takes place every fall. The Peace and Collaborative Development Network has time and time again provided much needed information, networks, available grants and contacts that have clearly assisted us in our efforts to reach out to the world about peace. Thanks to the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, we are rising rapidly as a significant program of global Peace through Art. This network, for any peace minded person or… Continue

Added by John Aaron on August 23, 2010 at 3:51pm — 1 Comment

Diversity is a matter of Beauty and not Conflict

This world is full of diversity, both in nature and man-made phenomena. We love diversity in nature. That’s the reason we go out on tours and site-seeing. Have we…


Added by ALIT on August 23, 2010 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Call for application

Hi all,

the Africa Peace and Security Programme (APSP) managed by IPSS is seeking to expand its team by qualified professionals for various fixed term and consultancy positions.

Please check it out right here !

Thank you!

Added by AICHATOU TAMBA on August 23, 2010 at 8:36am — No Comments

The network a real blessing

Thanks Craig and all members of the Peace and Collaborative Development Network!

It is very rewarding to be a member. Lots of useful sharing of resources, blogging and offers. I appreciate particularly sharing of funding opportunities, but also to be able to report about new materiel produced by us at the Life & Peace Institute. I only wish there was more time to explore (exploit :-) our collaboration, pick up more, contribute more... By all means, if you are not a member, join in…


Added by Tore Samuelsson on August 23, 2010 at 6:37am — No Comments

The Floods in Pakistan: Short Interview with Fayyaz Baqir, Director Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Center

Short Interview with Fayyaz Baqir, Director

Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Center

Islamabad, August 20, 2010

By Maggie Ronkin

Donor link:

1. What regions of Pakistan and sectors of the population…


Added by Masood Ashraf Raja on August 21, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments


When are we going to give African women the right of Freedom and Justice to see themselves in heaven?…


Added by ABDUL KARIM KAMANDA on August 21, 2010 at 4:25pm — No Comments

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