Many thanks to those of you who have read and commented on my post on sport and peacebuilding in South Africa. There has been a lively discussion about the merits of such work and the importance of local ownership.
If you are interested in what our Georgetown Generations for Peace summer fellows are doing, please tune in to the Doug Noll show tomorrow (Thursday, June 9th) at 7pm Pacific time. Our research team will be fielding questions about our work in Northern Ireland,…Continue
The Urban Center for Social Justice, Peace Education & Research at the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) is proud to announce the following courses are open for registration:
-Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
-Creating Positive School Climates
-Bullying in the k-12 Classroom Environment
-Peace Education & Popular Culture
-Education & Sex Role Stereotyping
Added by Peggy Shannon-Baker on June 8, 2011 at 4:29pm — No Comments
Originally on Search for Common Ground's blog: http://thecommongroundblog.com/2011/06/07/breaking-the-fourth-wall-in-rwanda/#more-5595
Our van rumbles up the dirt roads with ruts running deep from the rainy season. Children seem to be the first to spot us and call out; many even chase after us. In the rear view mirror you can see them waving and yelling; filling up the frame with arms…Continue
Added by Elise Webb on June 8, 2011 at 11:18am — No Comments
Worldviews are useful ways to understand why stakeholders intervene in crises and why they measure their successes in a particular way. Stakeholders translate their worldviews into practice differently, which can cause misunderstandings among sectors working towards the attainment of peace and security.
For example, militaries think that having the ability to measure the effectiveness of something gives one control over that thing. Western militaries put emphasis on designing…Continue
Added by Dr. Sarah Meharg on June 8, 2011 at 10:45am — No Comments
Threat from Jubba Jazira State and against journalist Daud Abdi Daud
The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) has today strongly condemned the threat from the vice president of the newly established Jubba Jazira State of Somalia Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Yusuf (Dooro).
A reliable resource are sending alert massages indicating possible
assassination / abduction of SOMESHA Secretary General Mr. Daud Abdi Daud organized by Jubba…
Added by Daud Abdi Daud Dhimbil on June 8, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments
To the Coordinator and All, My Apology for this cross posting:
Mindanao has lost a great leader, peace maker and and environmentalist who wishes to bring peace and development to the Bangsmoro people. SULTAN MOHAMMAD EBAD ADIL,…Continue
Added by Ernesto Gabriel Santa Cruz on June 8, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
It’s going to be a surreal moment.Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on June 8, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
If we look into the reasons for this serious slow down in the development process, our attention is drawn particularly to the political causes of the present situations.
While many factors are involved, one striking fact is that since the end of world war 2 the world has been divided into two opposing political and geopolitical blocks, the East and the West. These blocks, each consisting of group of countries gathered round the main power, present themselves as alternative…Continue
Added by Francis Okeny Silvio on June 8, 2011 at 6:27am — No Comments
Republished article, to exacerbate S&T and industry cooperation among members of ASEAN, to be able to build a regional space program.
ASEAN AEROSPACE PROGRAM
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Magandang araw! Good day, most especially to fellow Southeast Asians!
For this piece I’m going to focus on the theme of an ASEAN-wide rocket industry-based aerospace program. ASEAN is about to integrate…Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 7, 2011 at 9:22pm — No Comments
Representatives from Beyond War attended a peace conference in Oregon sponsored by the Jubitz Foundation. Read more at:
The international community has spent the past century agreeing on standards of the human condition which States are bound to uphold for their people.
Values such as the rule of law and human rights are espoused as essential elements in secure, stable, and prosperous states and are evidenced by universal characteristics that include democratic elections, transparent courts and corrections systems, absence of ethnic, racial and religious persecution, and various…Continue
Added by Dr. Sarah Meharg on June 7, 2011 at 4:28pm — No Comments
WEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT QUESTION Think about how you can create a "zone of peace" in your classroom, workplace or community. What guidelines would you need to establish to create a zone of peace with your students or colleagues? Describe the zone of peace and what you would need to do to achieve it, outlining a plan of how you could implement this idea in your context. Please write the assignment in your blog or email it to your instructors.
ANSWER Peace as many people have…Continue
Randy Hoerschgen- China’s leadership has put a priority on quieting…Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on June 7, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
As a member of a Multi-Region Cooperation Circle within the United Religions Initiative (www.uri.org), I will be presenting at URI-Asia's 4th Annual Holy Books Conference in Karickam this Augus.
Although I generally teach a non-denominational form of yoga in international and US settings, I began to wonder how to devise classes for the staunchly religious populations in a place like India. At some point in life, I'd also like to teach in…Continue
Added by sowmya ayyar on June 7, 2011 at 4:55am — No Comments
It is very imperative to note that communities will not develop very fast unless being supervised and assiste by the community based organisations as these commuitybased structures are there to stay with the communities and they are acquainted with all the problems associated wi te communities
Added by Dasanayaka mudiyanselage Ajith K on June 6, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments
Colombian human rights NGOs, trade unions and opposition political parties held a national conference in Bogota on the situation of Colombia’s political prisoners. The event, which was co-sponsored by Justice for Colombia, was organised to highlight the existence of thousands political prisoners currently being held in Colombia’s jails. Political prisoners were included in the event, sending written testimonies and participating by telephone. Prisoners had also organised a series of…Continue
Added by Patrick Mac Manus on June 6, 2011 at 3:06pm — No Comments
Israel is fighting against the memory of the Nakba, whereas others are searching for ways to give the Nakba its rightful place in teaching and education.
Some six months ago, 54 Israeli and Palestinian students received a series of photos and were asked to describe them and jot down their impressions and the feelings stirred by them in two stages - before seeing the caption explaining them and then afterwards.
One of the photographs shows 10 men, their faces to a wall…Continue
Added by Patrick Mac Manus on June 6, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments
Below is an article I wrote which was published in the Johannesburg Star newspaper on 28 May 2011. I'm interested in brainstorming how we could communicate directly to foreign militaries and their proxies intervening in the Arab and Muslim world that foreign military behaviour needs to be more sensitive to local cultural and religious contexts. Any ideas?
Americans celebrated loudly…Continue