May 2010 Blog Posts (105)

Some Thoughts About "Special Moments..." Book Project Experimental Approach

There are 41 excerpts from a variety of sources which are now accessible in the current “Table of Contents” for the "Special Moments of Inspiration and Insight: A Reader from Books and Documents in the English Language" Book Project (accessible at ). The addition of new excerpts led to a revision of the subject headings…


Added by Stefan Pasti on May 31, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Go see our beautiful new exhibition "Half of Heaven - 99 Women and You"

Our biggest project in years will premiere this autumn -
Women and Violence - 99 portraits and 99 interviews - and one mirror.

And please bear with us - the English version will follow very soon -
BUT what you will be able to see right now and without ANY language barrier are dozens of wonderful women, no?

Added by Annette Schiffmann on May 31, 2010 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Suicide, iPhones & Dispute System Design

(Originally posted @

I recently read on the Huffington Post an article about the numerous suicides happening at the factory in China which makes Apple's iPhones, iPods & iPods (I bought one!) this past year.


Added by Jeff Thompson on May 31, 2010 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

story from the Armenian Genocide

When I first met Arek, we were at a Armenian church celebrating Easter. He took us over to a memorial on the church grounds commemorating those who died in the Armenian genocide. Then he said, "But I don't expect you to care. I care about it because I am are American- you have other things to care about." I couldn't believe that he was telling me that it was ok if I wasn't moved by over half a million people that died in his community.

As you can tell, Arek is an… Continue

Added by Katy Gilbert on May 31, 2010 at 3:45am — No Comments

Dying capitalism.

Capitalism or Socialism will not construct on its original shape designed and thought by its founders. We have created several infrastructures and even theoretical inventions to the extent that way of life and style of thinking have been drastically changed. Marx had never thought about genetics and capitalist advocates had never thought that consumerism do not have any limit, the reason, trickle-down theory completely failed.
I hope future governments will be more focused towards social…

Added by Subodh Raj Pyakurel on May 31, 2010 at 2:39am — No Comments



Erle Frayne D. Argonza…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 30, 2010 at 2:57am — 2 Comments

Interfaith Dialogue

In our Religion: Peacebuilding in Multicultural Societies Course here at the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (MPI) we examined five different kinds of interactions or dialogues with persons of different cultures or religions.

The first is the dialogue of life where people live as neighbors, primarily concerned with daily interactions, the joys and sorrows that are the ebb and flow of life. Next is the dialogue of action or it is sometimes called the dialogue of hands. Persons of… Continue

Added by Jonathan Rudy on May 28, 2010 at 10:46pm — 1 Comment


Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Magandang gabi! Good evening!…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 27, 2010 at 11:19pm — No Comments

The One Thing We Can Agree on Is Peace

By David Swanson

Anna Janek is a Republican candidate for Congress from West Bloomfield, Mich. She says: "Socialism, Communism, Welfare-ism, Globalism, Fascism, Obama-ism…it's all the same: State control of the

Human Spirit under the guise of benevolence."

Marcy Winograd is a Democratic candidate for Congress from Los Angeles, Calif. She promises to "establish a new federal agency to employ millions of Americans building rapid transit and repairing

bridges, ports,…


Added by David Swanson on May 27, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

Every drop count! Protect clean water for future generation

Power of 10 Sen empowers children to change lives, 10 Sen at a time. We ensure the human

right of livelihood by providing fundamental needs.…


Added by Nicholas Lee Chee Kuan on May 27, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

New Approach To Conflict Using Technology?

Originally posted at

I thought some people would find this interesting:

Written by: Andrew Stroehlein

Reuters and AlertNet are not responsible for the content of this article or for any external internet sites. The views expressed are the author's…


Added by Jeff Thompson on May 27, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Can Listening to Women Who Have Had Abortions Bring Peace to the Abortion Wars? by Eyal Rabinovitch

My organization, Exhale, recently published the paper "Can Listening to Women Who Have Had Abortions Bring Peace to the Abortion Wars?" by Eyal Rabinovitch to great acclaim.

“Pro-Voice is one of the most remarkable conflict transformation programs I have read about for a long time.” –…


Added by Aspen Baker on May 26, 2010 at 1:21pm — 1 Comment

Human Rights Workhop in Philipines

Dear Friends,

Last August ICF conducted a human rights workshop in the Philippines for SOP alumni and others in the Philippines interested in human rights. As a follow up to this workshop, I'm sharing with you the written submission below of the Asian Legal Resource Center (ALRC) in Hong Kong, the sister organization of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), to update you about the human rights situation in the…

Added by Hor Hen on May 26, 2010 at 5:54am — No Comments

Dalit Problems and Transformation

Dalit Problems and Transformation


India is a good and interesting example of democratic country in Asia. It’s a country with Hindu devotee majority, but it has a moslem President and Sikh Prime Minister.

But India also an interesting example, how weak a good constitution facing a tradition legitimated by faith and scripture. How barren state law in the hand of upper caste and upper class.

Let see…

Added by Hor Hen on May 26, 2010 at 5:51am — No Comments

Buddhist-Muslim harmony alive and well in Thailand

Buddhist-Muslim harmony alive and well in Thailand


Bangkok - Hamzah Desa, a 42-year-old Thai Muslim, sits cross-legged on the veranda of his one-room wooden house in Kampung Che Bilang in Satun, a Muslim-majority province in southern Thailand.

It's a typical Sunday afternoon in his village. A handful of villagers wearing headscarves are buying papaya salad and grilled chicken from a street…

Added by Hor Hen on May 26, 2010 at 5:49am — No Comments

How to cessatio of Suffering




1. The world is full of suffering. Birth is suffering, old age is suffering, and Sickness and death are suffering. To meet a man whom one hates is suffering, to be separated from a beloved one is suffering, to be vainly struggling to satisfy one’s needs is suffering. In face, life that is not free from desire and passion is always involved with distress. This…

Added by Hor Hen on May 26, 2010 at 5:43am — No Comments

Statement of a Consultative Meeting on a “Theology of Pilgrimage for Palestine”

Statement of a Consultative Meeting on a “Theology of Pilgrimage for Palestine”

Meeting in Geneva from May 18-21, 2010 we are 27 representatives of 23 organizations and institutions from 14 countries, including theologians representing seven Christian denominations, tourism activists and advocates, Palestinian Christian activists and tour operators. Inspired by the Palestine Kairos document, we have come together to promote the concept of Pilgrimage for Transformation as a tool…

Added by Hor Hen on May 26, 2010 at 5:40am — No Comments

Press Releast

Press Release:

Theologians, Tourism Activists, and Industry Leaders

Call for Holy Land Pilgrims to Seek Balance and Work for Peace

GENEVA, 21 May 2010: Representing 14 countries, a group of 27 theologians, tourism activists and advocacy organizations, and Palestinian Christian activists and tour organizers called on Christian pilgrims to live their faith as they visit the Holy Land, going beyond homage of ancient sites to show concern for the Palestinian people…

Added by Hor Hen on May 26, 2010 at 5:39am — No Comments

The Jouney less taken



TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step… Continue

Added by Hor Hen on May 26, 2010 at 5:38am — No Comments

Interesting Article

Dear Friends,

I want to share with you below an article in the May 26 issue of the Bangkok Post about the response of civil society groups in Thailand to the recent violence in the country.


Activists Want Body to Look into Clashes

* Published: 26/05/2010 at 12:00 AM

Local and international human rights activists are calling for the urgent establishment of an independent panel to investigate the deadly clashes between security forces and… Continue

Added by Hor Hen on May 26, 2010 at 5:37am — No Comments

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