The year 2014 is the fiftieth anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. King was puzzled why he was awarded this prestigious prize when the work to combat racial injustice was incomplete. He concluded that it was the movement’s commitment to nonviolence that was being honored.
In three earlier blog articles published between October 2010 and February 2012 — “Preparing for South Sudan’s crucial referendum,” “Prayers for Sudan,” and “South Sudan: The challenge of ethnic reconciliation” — I had tried to analyze the long 1954 to 2005 war within Sudan between the North and the South, which ended w
It is 2014, the centenary of the beginning of World War I, and the world is in for four years of hundredth-anniversary observances. In 2016, we’ll hear all about the Battle of Verdun, the longest battle of the war (and one of the longest in the history of warfare, from February through December 1916!).
Renowned Human Rights Lawyer and non-violent activist Razan Zaitouneh from Syria reported missing December 9, 2013 from a Damascus suburb. Taken in the cover of darkness by masked gunmen shortly after she and her team had completed a video plea for the release of two Spanish journalist.
From Egypt to Afghanistan: Who is my enemy?
From Sherif in Egypt
My dear enemy, I kill you with love…
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Kabul, Afghanistan is “home” to hundreds of thousands of children who have no home. Many of them live in squalid refugee camps with families that have been displaced by violence and war. Bereft of any income in a city already burdened by high rates of unemployment, families struggle to survive without adequate shelter, clothing, food or fuel.