Peace

26.02.2019

Pune, India: Maher Marks 22 Years of Providing a Safe Haven for Abused Women, Men and Children

Pune, India: Maher Marks 22 Years of Providing a Safe Haven for Abused Women, Men and Children

In 1989, Lucy Kurien, a young Christian Catholic nun of the Holy Cross order decided to offer her service to Sister Noelline Pinto, founder of HOPE, which was established to create awareness on human rights and help abused women. Hope is located in the outskirts of Pune. (Human Organisation for… »

25.02.2019

NGOs organize a big party for Peace

NGOs organize a big party for Peace

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is coming to Washington DC. on April 4 to mark its 70th birthday. Instead of celebrating NATO’s anniversary, a growing coalition of individuals and organizations is throwing a peace fest to unwelcome the arrival of the largest military alliance in the world. While championing… »

21.02.2019

Muslim Devotees Congregate to Pray for World Peace during the 54th Bishwa Ijtema

Muslim Devotees Congregate to Pray for World Peace during the 54th Bishwa Ijtema

Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Bishwa Ijtema (World Congregation), is the second largest gathering of Muslims after the holy Haj in Mecca. One of the largest peaceful gatherings in the world, the prayer meeting is held annually on the banks of Turag River and draws millions of Muslims from different parts of… »

03.02.2019

Nationalism or multilateralism, war or peace

Nationalism or multilateralism, war or peace

By Juan Gómez, World Centre for Humanist Studies. Let’s think about the necessary conditions for Peace and Nonviolence to prosper and, while we’re at it, the necessary characteristics that lead to conflict and confrontation. In terms of “nature”, all human beings have in their inner make up a birth ego… »

08.01.2019

Amparo Sánchez Rosell: The value of dialogue and the role of women in society

Amparo Sánchez Rosell: The value of dialogue and the role of women in society

Valencian by birth, Muslim, Honorary President of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Valencia, Honorary President of the Citizens’ Platform against Islamophobia and businesswoman behind the Balansiya restaurant. We met Amparo for a delicious Andalusian meal at her restaurant Balansiya. We started the interview over dessert. Among many other awards, last… »

21.12.2018

The future of peace in the world

The future of peace in the world

By Juan Gómez “I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and build a better life for their children…” ~J.F.Kennedy Frequently we ask ourselves if peace is possible. Many… »

18.12.2018

Prospect of negotiated peace in Afghanistan ‘never been more real’ – UN mission chief

Prospect of negotiated peace in Afghanistan ‘never been more real’ – UN mission chief

A negotiated end to the 17-year conflict in Afghanistan “has never been more real…than it is now”, the head of the United Nations peace mission in the country has said, highlighting a series of important milestones achieved over recent months. Tadamichi Yamamoto said those developments included the appointment of a… »

13.12.2018

Why Green New Deal advocates must address militarism

Why Green New Deal advocates must address militarism

Where is the call for the New Peace Deal that would free up hundreds of billions from the overblown military budget to invest in green infrastructure? by Medea Benjamin, Alice Slater for Common Dreams. In the spirit of a new year… »

04.12.2018

Josep Mayoral, Mayor of Granollers, Spain: “Never again, here… or anywhere else!”

Josep Mayoral, Mayor of Granollers, Spain: “Never again, here… or anywhere else!”

This is what Mayoral said about the minute in which the city he governs was bombed by Italian planes (31 May 1938), in the middle of the Spanish Civil War resulting in many victims. Granollers has rescued its memory dignifying it, incorporating it into the city, in its streets,… »

19.11.2018

7 Symbols of Peace: Building a Digital Peace Platform

7 Symbols of Peace: Building a Digital Peace Platform

“The more we do together, the less time we have to fight each other,” says Bernard Weber the initiator of the 7 Symbols of Peace campaign. It’s a campaign designed to unite the world in a collective voice that says our planet must be a peaceful, shared community. To spread… »

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