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Ugandan Journalist Seeks Peace; Finds Conflict Instead

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA—On the same day that I arrived in South Africa to teach and tour, my Ugandan “sister”, peace journalism trainer Gloria Laker, almost died.


When I read her tale below, I was flooded me with emotions—anger, fear, and relief among them. This is the story, in her own words (edited for length and style), of how she got caught up in rioting in Kampala and narrowly missed being seriously injured or even killed.

“It all started with an early…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on May 5, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Call for Book Chapter Proposals


Celina Del Felice,

CIDIN, Radboud University

 Call for Book Chapter Proposals 


Working title: Peace education evaluation: Learning from experience and exploring prospects

Andria Wisler,

Georgetown University


Proposals due: June 10, 2011

Notification of acceptance: July 1, 2011

Chapters due: November 20,…


Added by Celina Del Felice on May 5, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

LUSO quê?


Luso é…

o suposto filho ou companheiro de Baco, o deus romano do vinho e do furor, a quem a mitologia terá atribuído a fundação da Lusitânia, as atuais terras de Portugal e da Extremadura espanhola.


(No entanto…

não há registos históricos do epónimo Luso ou Lusus entre os…


Added by 10pt - Criação Lusófona on May 5, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Conflict and Collaboration Blog at PARCC

A few months ago, PARCC at Syracuse University launched its blog, Conflict and Collaboration, on  It features faculty from PARCC, including Lou Kriesberg, Miriam, Ellman, Paul Hirsh, Rosemary O'Leary, and others.  Please visit us for some interesting and wide-ranging persepctives, most recently on the death of Bin Laden and future relationship with Pakistan.  I invite you to comment and if you wish to post a blog, please let me know. … Continue

Added by Catherine Gerard on May 5, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

News from The Institute for Inclusive Security - May 2011


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I. Recent Activities

Changing Leadership at Inclusive Security

After five years as director of The Institute for Inclusive…


Added by Inclusive Security on May 5, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Urgent Appeal: Help for Colombia, Protection for San José de Apartadó

This is an urgent call for support. The inhabitants of the Peace Community San José de Apartadó, with whom we have been and are connected in deep friendship and intense cooperation for years, need our help now. The Colombian Peace Community is again massively under threat on various levels. In such situations we've often experienced that international attention can save the live of innocent people. Giving a few minutes of our time can have an important effect.… Continue

Added by Joel Gabri on May 5, 2011 at 5:46am — No Comments




Erle Frayne D. Argonza


I shall refer to ‘royalty’ the whole gamut of nobilities and noble pretenders from England in the Atlantic through Netherlands, Monaco, Venice, and other European lands. The same circles of families & cronies in fact comprise the ‘who is who’ in the elite Committee of 300, as exposed by former British MI6 spy John Coleman.


A shocking truth…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 4, 2011 at 7:01pm — No Comments

REMINDER: Transitional Justice and Civil Society in the Balkans

Call for Book Chapter Proposals


Working Title: Transitional Justice and Civil Society in the Balkans …


Added by Olivera Simic on May 4, 2011 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Osama bin Laden: The Aftermath (May 2, 2011)

Dear Friends,


In the midst of the celebration and anguish surrounding the death of Osama bin Laden, it is a good time to reflect on the future and the illusive nature of peace.

For the better part of human history, war has been the norm. According to the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Academy of Sciences, there have been no fewer than 14,000 wars in the world since 3500 BC; which means the world has been relatively peaceful for less than 5 percent of the time…


Added by Int Ctr for Religion & Diplomacy on May 4, 2011 at 1:05pm — No Comments

April 2011 Update: ICRD Breakthrough with Muslim Brotherhood

Just as the peaceful uprising in Egypt was beginning, ICRD and the Strauss Institute (Pepperdine U.) jointly conducted a faith-based reconciliation seminar with the Muslim Brotherhood in Amman, Jordan, including ten of the Brotherhood's Jordanian leaders and ten American evangelicals from various disciplines. The timing could not have been more opportune.


Key Outcomes:

  • A statement by Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders that they had finally found…

Added by Int Ctr for Religion & Diplomacy on May 4, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Osama bin Lynched

I'm going to give this speech tonight to a crowd of drunk young people. If I'm not back by morning, ask around if there have been any "Islamic burials."

About 10 years ago a bunch of psychotic killers crashed planes into buildings. A tall skinny guy who took credit said he was protesting the presence of US troops in Saudi Arabia and US support for Israel's war on Palestinians. That wasn't exactly going to hold up in a court of law as a justification for mass-murder. But the U.S.…


Added by David Swanson on May 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Barefoot in Church

In the midst of media blitzes such as the current one, I long for something real and human more than ever. The following story from the “Readers Write” section of The Sun Magazine, fit the bill for me yesterday. And I was delighted to come across this poignant personal story from its pages on the experience of being at the receiving end of help. It offers… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 4, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

What Is Peace?

Peace has always been among humanity's highest values--for some, supreme. Consider: "Peace at any price."1 "The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war."2 "Peace is more important than all justice."3 "I prefer the most unjust peace to the justest war that was ever waged."4 "There never was a good war or a bad peace."5

Yet, we agree little on what is peace. Perhaps the most popular (Western) view is as an absence of dissension, violence, or war, a meaning found in the… Continue

Added by Dr. Benjamin on May 4, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

The Divine Image" Songs of Innocence

For Mercy has a human heart,
Pity a human face,
And Love, the human form divine,
And Peace, the human dress.

---- William Blake: "The Divine Image" Songs of Innocence

Added by Dr. Benjamin on May 4, 2011 at 4:23am — No Comments

Bin Laden is Dead: The Legitimization of the Military Option and the Failure of Conflict Resolution

This post was originally posted at on April 2nd, 2011.


I write these words on April 2nd 2011, after watching news of the death of Osama Bin Laden on the morning news shows. In those reports I saw images of jubilant crowds outside the Whitehouse and in the streets of New York. After almost 10 years of violence, the application of U.S. military force, and the…


Added by Gearoid Millar on May 4, 2011 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

osamas killing by obama

any body to kill any body it is an individuals decision but the effect will be on others.osama fired wto on 11/9 obama fired osama on 2/05/11. both cite a reason but vicarious responsibility? neither can be tried and punished in the court of law their conscience is there a court.america is afraid to prove it has killed osama.only partial press satatements.

Added by DR/H.S.NAGABHUSHANA BHATTA on May 4, 2011 at 2:56am — No Comments

Fatah-Hamas Deal: Three Scenarios

The Day of Judgment will not come about until Moslems fight Jews and kill them. Then, the Jews will hide behind rocks and trees, and the rocks and trees will cry out: 'O Moslem, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and…


Added by Ari Rusila on May 4, 2011 at 1:39am — No Comments



Erle Frayne D Argonza


As the folk world regales over the marriage of Prince Williams of House of Windsor to his fiancée Catherine ‘Kate’ Middleton, grand loots take place in the financial derivatives markets across borders. The same lootings, which caused the Asian financial meltdown and recessions in the USA and Europe, are being masterminded by greedy oligarchs who are directly linked to Queen Elizabeth, world’s wealthiest…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 3, 2011 at 7:13pm — No Comments

COMMENTARY/OPINION: Is Osama Bin Laden’s death the quintessence of justice and victory of our fight against terror, or the route to more violence and terrorist attacks to come…?

COMMENTARY/OPINION: Is Osama Bin Laden’s death the quintessence of justice and victory of our fight against terror, or the route to more violence and terrorist attacks to come…? 


Is justice served by the death of Osama Bin Laden? Is the death of Osama Bin Laden a victory in the fight against terror and terrorism? Is Osama Bin Laden really dead or this is just another political ploy and maneuvering, a smokescreen by the Obama administration to boast its bid for the next…


Added by Anna Malindog on May 3, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments


There is need for rigorous preaching of religious tolerance going by the aftermath of the Post Election riot and violence in Nigeria, and as part of our effort and work on religion and peace building, we must see to solvable or the curbing of heightened tensions and provocative acts that create communal and National divides over religion through provocative statements by individuals, organizations and suppose ‘’Enlightened’’.

Nigeria is a country blessed with multi-ethnic and diverse…


Added by Idris Muhammed Abdullahi on May 3, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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