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Please tune in!!! Sport/peacebuilding discussion on the Doug Noll Show, Thursday 7pm Pacific time

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,…


Added by Sarah Moran on June 8, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Summer and Fall Course Offerings at the Urban Center for Social Justice, Peace Ed & Research

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:


Summer 2011:

-Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

-Creating Positive School Climates

-Bullying in the k-12 Classroom Environment

-General Mediation

Autumn 2011:

-Peace Education & Popular Culture

-Education & Sex Role Stereotyping

-Urban Sociology…


Added by Peggy Shannon-Baker on June 8, 2011 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Breaking the Fourth Wall in Rwanda

Originally on Search for Common Ground's blog:

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…


Added by Elise Webb on June 8, 2011 at 11:18am — No Comments

Why Worldviews are Important to Operations

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…


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

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,…


Added by Ernesto Gabriel Santa Cruz on June 8, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

An aid worker's poetic journey

It’s going to be a surreal moment.

From what I understand, there’s a composer, a bridge, 600 singing schoolchildren, a Nobel Laureate, and one righteous celebration. The new Peace…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on June 8, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

We Need to Promote the integrated development of individuals and peoples if the cause of development for all is to succeed.

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…


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.




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…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 7, 2011 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Parkdale Peace Conference

Representatives from Beyond War attended a peace conference in Oregon sponsored by the Jubitz Foundation. Read more at:

Added by Winslow Myers on June 7, 2011 at 6:35pm — 4 Comments

What is the “Doctrine of the International Community”?

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…


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…


Added by Gertrude Kabwazi on June 7, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Whats Happening In Conflict Resolution 06.07.11

Randy Hoerschgen- China’s leadership has put a priority on quieting…


Added by Jeff Thompson on June 7, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Scriptures of Yoga

As a member of a Multi-Region Cooperation Circle within the United Religions Initiative (, 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…


Added by sowmya ayyar on June 7, 2011 at 4:55am — No Comments

Marginalization of cbos

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 Joseph Areng Ekal on June 7, 2011 at 2:27am — 1 Comment

The Marginalization of CBOs by Development Actors: A Perspective from Zimbabwe

Samuel Maruta of the Southern Institute of Peace-building and Development (SIPD) from Ruwa, Zimbabwe has conducted research about the role of community-based organizations (CBOs) in community development and the nature of their operating environment. He points to the need for a paradigm shift among development actors in favor of CBOs, and for CBOs to build their capacities in critical areas of… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on June 6, 2011 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

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Added by Dasanayaka mudiyanselage Ajith K on June 6, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Colombia: Onslaught of Repression against Political Prisoners

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…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on June 6, 2011 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Israel-Palestinian Conflict is in the eye of the beholder

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…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on June 6, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments

The shame that turns ordinary people into terrorists

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…


Added by Antonia Michaela Porter on June 6, 2011 at 12:00pm — 21 Comments

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