July 2007 Blog Posts (43)

Whose is the Blasphemy? Balkan anti-Muslm atrocities, committed in the name of Christ.

Whose is the Blasphemy?
In Bosnia,
Ethnic Europians Inflict Atrocities
on Muslims and on One Another…
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Added by David L. Hoffman on July 30, 2007 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Protecting and Promoting the Environmental Health Rights of Children of the world

Protection of environment has posed not only a major challenge but also a social and moral responsibility in the present society. In recent times, the subject of environment has interested the general public and caught…

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Added by DR.J.CHRISTOPHER DANIEL on July 30, 2007 at 6:21am — No Comments

Muslim religious leaders: Religious linkage with violence is blasphemous; Ancient Hindu avatars were Divinely anointed prophets.

This post contains three items

1) "Holy Names and Militant Outfits"

Islamic Voice

April, 2006



2) "Dalai Lama Delinks Religion from Terror"…

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Added by David L. Hoffman on July 29, 2007 at 4:37pm — No Comments

A Palestinian Muslim Comments on Christian Fundamentalism

The attached article critically examines U.S. Christian fundamentalism and its impact on U.S. politics and foreign policy.
Author Azmi Bishara is a prominent Palestinian rights activist and member of Israel's Knesset (parliament).…
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Added by David L. Hoffman on July 28, 2007 at 6:39am — No Comments

Is our faith a source of hope and strength, or of avoidance and distraction?



The Millenial Dilemma
What hope and strength do Judaism, Christianity and Islam offer us, for these frightening and desperate times?
Each of the Abrahamic faiths offers a millenial vision: Whether it is the Jewish Messiah,…
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Added by David L. Hoffman on July 28, 2007 at 5:26am — No Comments

An Unorthodox Application of Religious Orthodoxy

An Unorthodox Application of Religious Orthodoxy
David L. Hoffman
As an evangelical Christian, I understand that I am to search out and obey the leading of the Spirit of Christ -- which is the compassionate face of God. To invite that spirit of divine compassion and truth to inhabit my…
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Added by David L. Hoffman on July 28, 2007 at 4:25am — No Comments

images that changed the world

Added by Rada Krstanovic on July 28, 2007 at 4:16am — 1 Comment

Creating a Culture of Peace

CREATING A CULTURE OF PEACE…

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Added by Deri Joy Ronis on July 27, 2007 at 7:35am — 3 Comments

Human Losses, Bosnia and Herzegovina

For all of you interested in the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Research and Documentation Centre published the results of the Human Losses Project last month...

It is available in the local language/s, as well as english, at the web site: www.idc.org.ba .

This research-oriented NGO documented, till now, 97 207 people killed and went missing from 1992 till 1995. The results presentation outlines the losses in all ethnic groups and is a…

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Added by Iva Vukusic on July 26, 2007 at 3:37pm — No Comments

poets for peace

heres a couple of poems, which is a medium I also use - I think a lot of conflict reoslution work only reaches the rational and cerebral side of human nautre, whereas conflicts come from deep within the psyche... and so to heal them, we must draw on the inspiration of the muses and the work of poetry...







435. INVOCATION FOR THE MUSES…



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Added by Thomas Daffern on July 26, 2007 at 10:15am — No Comments

Reflections

There has to be a conjunction somewhere in the journey of the peacebuilder that made him choose to be in control over his life, rather than being a victim seeking revenge. There had to be a regression prior the progression phase. Being aware of the traumatic experiences is one of the pillars that sustain the peacebuilder and makes him aware of his motives, interests, fears, and power…

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Added by Fadi Rabieh on July 25, 2007 at 4:24pm — No Comments

auditing poverty, or conversely the wealth imbalance?

[I decided to post this here as well, from colleague Hameedullah's page, since the core discussion is so centrally important. It is no mere chance that he too lists himself as an anthropologist.]



I am inclined to argue that poverty is simply the Yin aspect of wealth, where the question becomes one of balance. It appears popular in the

West to pursue the Yang aspect exclusively, without considering the

harm done.



One of my reasons for… Continue

Added by Gil Hardwick on July 23, 2007 at 8:21am — No Comments

Kidnap for Kidnap Gambit?

Philippine government agents had been reported yesterday (July 22, 2007) by the leading newspaper in the Philippines, the Philippine Daily Inquirer as having employed the abduction of the family (wife and three children, all in their early teens) of the kidnap group's leader in a tit-for-tat gambit to pressure the release of the…

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Added by Edgar Rosero on July 23, 2007 at 5:17am — No Comments

on things not being equal

Sitting here ruminating; chewing the intellectual cud so to speak, and thinking to myself what a nice bunch of people there are here willing to come together and to offer themselves collaboratively to a purpose. That takes quite a lot of humility, but no less courage, or singularity of purpose.



It has always been fundamentally frustrating to me that so very many people when they want something done go running to government, or para-government or pseudo-government, rather than to their… Continue

Added by Gil Hardwick on July 22, 2007 at 8:13am — No Comments

Peace is key to any community

Most helpful Peace and collaborative Development Networking is the
diversity and breadth of the participants and faculty, the shared
vision and community, and the academic probing and excellence of Peace
builders.
Thank.

Dennis

Added by Dennis Otieno ORICHO on July 22, 2007 at 6:51am — No Comments

Internship Positions (Unpaid) at University for Peace Africa, Ethiopia

For additional job, internship and scholarship opportunities see the ACT Forums

UPeace (www.upeace.org) (www.africa.upeace.org)

The University…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on July 19, 2007 at 11:48am — No Comments

UN Humanitarian relief reform efforts

Is anyone studying this stuff?...GHP and whatnot that the UN is trying to get going? I know this isn't primarily a humanitarian relief site, but since that is my main interest, I hope you'll forgive me if I try to get a discussion going on that front...

Ryan

Added by Ryan Lanham on July 19, 2007 at 9:48am — No Comments

Today is not a working day

Next week I will attend a week long Professional Development Workshop titled, "Sucess in Teaching the African American Male" Does anyone have any issues I should bring up in a setting a my professional peers? I teach in a diverse community. I love to take advantage of learning opportunities and offers of what other believe is needed for different social, racial and ethnic groups always increasing my understanding of self and those I work for.

Added by Lisa-Ann Rush on July 18, 2007 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Welcoming Note

This is my first note to say you all Hello and best wishes for making the forum strong and bring change by passing the thought proces to action. take care

Added by Malik Hammad Ahmad on July 18, 2007 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Turkic Muslims

Anyone working among the Uyghurs?

Added by bartolome on July 17, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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