The news out of Gaza has been horrendous, overwhelming, tragic, heart-breaking. Death upon death. Destruction after destruction. Loss of life; losses for families, communities, the human race. It is easy to feel rage and horror, depression and defeat. Will the violence ever end?
Although the outlook for peace and reconciliation may seem at a discouraging low, there are also some hope-inspiring stories that should not be ignored and buried in these deadly times:
Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on July 28, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments
Support for the Victims of Boko Haram Must Tackle Roots of Violence
By Charles Kwuelum
On July 16th, 2014, Boko Haram – a group engaging in terrorism in Nigeria – …Continue
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In Geneva, Switzerland on 10 July, the Global Alliance on Armed Violence (GAAV), in partnerships with the Geneva Declaration Secretariat and Small Arms Survey (SAS) will host a half-day workshop, Civil Society Meeting on Reducing Armed Violence to Promote Peace & Development.
This event is open to civil society organisations (CSOs) present in Geneva and CSOs attending the…Continue
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By Elie Abouaoun
Just six months ago, I was having a traditional Iraqi dinner with a friend in a building…Continue
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Gathering pace in the past years, global drug policy reform momentum has now also reached West Africa.
On 12 June, the West Africa Commission on Drugs (WACD) launched a new report, Not just in Transit. Drugs, the State and Society in West Africa. WACD, an independent blue-ribbon commission initiated in 2013 by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and chaired by Nigeria’s ex-President…Continue
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This blog entry is cross-posted from http://dynamicmindfulness.org/building-community-juvenile-hall/
Every six months, Niroga Institute conducts three day-long yoga retreats in Juvenile Hall, where we teach 14 weekly classes in trauma-informed yoga and stress management. It’s a day of deepening our practice, building community, sharing food and experiences, and having fun. We…Continue
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We know that urban violence not only affects people’s health and wellbeing, it has a devastating impact on the social fabric and economic prospects of entire cities. It can also set recursive cycles of vulnerability in motion – violence-affected individuals find it increasingly harder to be gainfully employed, while poverty is sustained through inter generational transfers.
However, the mechanisms through which violent crime and urbanisation are interconnected are…Continue
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By Nadia Gerspacher
Community policing is increasingly seen as a hopeful approach to address violent extremism and even terrorism. The…Continue
The Geneva Declaration Secretariat, in collaboration with the Global Alliance on Armed Violence (GAAV)…
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By Daniel Ozoukou Political Analyst
Abidjan May 19, 2014
I spent 10 days in Timbuktu and had the opportunity to meet the Malian Prime Minister on Friday May 16, at Timbuktu Airport. Moussa Mara planned to visit northern region Timbuktu, Kidal Gao after his nomination as Prime Minister.
He landed first in Gourma Rahous in Timbuktu region, followed by Timbuktu the same Friday May 16. In Kidal there was a huge demonstration against the…Continue
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By Georgia Holmer
Dressed in black and white to represent both lamentation and hope, and clutching red roses, 300 women from…Continue
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Daniel Ozoukou Political Analyst firstname.lastname@example.org
« Au moment de leur accession à l’indépendance la plupart des nouveaux Etats africains ont hérité d'une démocratie parlementaire animée par plusieurs partis politiques.»1 Mais après avoir goûté aux délices du pouvoir, les gouvernants africains vont progressivement abandonner les régimes parlementaires pluralistes au bénéfice du présidentialisme pour aboutir en fin de compte au…Continue
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I am working to create a process of collecting stories related to gender-based violence in Botswana... I stumbled across the GlobalGiving storytelling project in Kenya. Was wondering if you felt that the method would be beneficial for collecting information on gender issues here?All the best,Bb…
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This very timely blog directly links to a discussion that is taking place this morning at the World Urban Forum in Colombia 'A safe city as a just and equitable city' ( Friday 11th April, 8.30am local time).
By Thea Shahrokh, Institute of Development Studies and Joanna Wheeler, Sustainable…Continue
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From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can also view this article on the USIP web site.
By Viola Gienger
Expanding educational opportunities for women and girls around the world advances American and international security interests and should be part of a long-term strategy to prevent violent extremism, said Kathleen Kuehnast,…Continue
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From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view the post on the USIP web site …Continue
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By Rachel Brandenburg
Almost three years after the Syrian revolution began peacefully, more than 140,000 people have been killed, and the United Nations estimates nearly 2.5 million…Continue
Added by Viola Gienger on February 27, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments
The economic cost of violence containment has surpassed the combined GDPs of Germany and Japan, according to the latest report from the Institute for Economics and Peace.
The report, The Economic Impact of Violence Containment, calculates the cost of violence in 152 countries…Continue
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From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click …Continue
Sharing a blog post of mine from a Progressive Hindu Coalition I am a part of called Sadhana. I was asked to write a piece about what god means to me.
Writing a piece on 'what god means to me', is like trying to find an answer I don't have, and don't even feel like I need to find.
Here is an incomplete attempt.
Occasionally, on Sundays I accompany my signo* to the Redeemer Presbyterian church on the Upper East Side to listen to Tim Keller…
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