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10.08.2019

Invitation for the 11th World Atheist Conference, Atheist Centre, Vijayawada, INDIA, January 4-5, 2020

Invitation for the 11th World Atheist Conference, Atheist Centre, Vijayawada, INDIA, January 4-5, 2020

Greetings from the Atheist Centre, Vijayawada, India: We are happy to share that 2020 will mark yet another historic year in the efforts of the Atheist Centre. It is the 80th year of the Atheist Centre, which was founded in 1940. We cordially invite you to the 11th World Atheist… »

07.08.2019

Hiroshima Peace Declaration on 74th A-bomb anniversary by Mayor Kazumi Matsui

Hiroshima Peace Declaration on 74th A-bomb anniversary by Mayor Kazumi Matsui

The following is the full text of the Peace Declaration read on Aug. 6 by Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui at a ceremony to mark the 74rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city. Around the world today, we see self-centered nationalism in ascendance, tensions heightened by international exclusivity… »

07.08.2019

India and Pakistan Itching for Showdown on Kashmir

India and Pakistan Itching for Showdown on Kashmir

By Mahboob A. Khawaja Has civilization taught us to be more friendly towards one another? Asked Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher and intellectual and explains further: …Within the herd we are more friendly to each other than are many species of animals, but in our attitude towards those outside the… »

31.07.2019

Press Statement on the Series of Killings in Negros

Press Statement on the Series of Killings in Negros

Editor’s Note: Negros Oriental is a province located in Central Visayas, Philippines. At least 15 persons, including 4 policemen and a school principal, were killed in separate shooting incidents in a span of just one week in this province. July 25 was the bloodiest with 7 dead in just one day. … »

26.07.2019

America and Pakistan in Search of Peace and Conflict Resolution

America and Pakistan in Search of Peace and Conflict Resolution

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. Reflections on Today’s World of Politics President Trump and young looking Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met this week at the White House. Trump is master to transform rhetoric into reality as he did to North Korean leader. Both were trying to overcome the historic… »

25.07.2019

Southeast Asia Was Hit By a Record-Breaking Disaster; It Was Called the United States

Southeast Asia Was Hit By a Record-Breaking Disaster; It Was Called the United States

In my town in the United States — as is not especially unusual — we have big memorials in prominent public places marking some of the most catastrophically immoral actions of the past. Unfortunately, all five of these major monuments celebrate and glorify these past horrors, rather than reminding us… »

22.07.2019

Press Statement on the Occasion of President Duterte’s 4th State of the Nation Address

Press Statement on the Occasion of President Duterte’s 4th State of the Nation Address

DEFEND WEST PHILIPPINE SEA NO TO KALIWA DAM AND MANILA BAY RECLAMATION PROJECTS ADOPT THE RIGHTS OF NATURE LAW The Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) is calling on President Rodrigo Duterte on the occasion of his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) to uphold the… »

09.07.2019

Good News Part 2 – The Hoffnungsquickie

Good News Part 2 – The Hoffnungsquickie

(The Hoffnungsquickie: Good News Brief – N.d.T.) The world is a bad place. This is at least the impression you get when you look through the burning glass of the media. Catastrophes, wars, lies, hypocrisy and destruction determine the reality that is transmitted. Although everyone knows that this is only… »

07.07.2019

Stand for Human Rights, Support Call for UN probe in Philippines

Stand for Human Rights, Support Call for UN probe in Philippines

Press Statement We, representatives of people’s organizations from human rights defenders, peasants, workers, women, Indigenous Peoples, and migrants in the Philippines, call on the member States of the United Nations (UN) to stand and heed to the demands for establishing an independent investigation to urgently probe the deterioration of the… »

06.07.2019

In Afghanistan, We Have Three Dreams

In Afghanistan, We Have Three Dreams

By Dr. Hakim Young and the Afghan Peace Volunteers, Kabul Afghanistan July 5, 2019  Dear fellow human beings, Some of us have wondered, “Are people today too disconnected and frantic to calm down, in order to solve global challenges together? Are we so polarized and self-absorbed that we cannot stop judging… »

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