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Non-Killing and International Day of Non-Violence

by Jennie M. Xue October 2nd is The International Day of Non-Violence, which is the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand “Mahatma” Gandhi (born on October 2, 1869). He was the leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of...

Jesus, Peace, and Activism

[Read directly on TheJakartaPost.com.] by Jennie M. Xue Merry Christmas, world! December is always a special month of the year. Jesus Christ (JC) was the Prince of Peace. He embodied peace not only with his words, but more importantly with his actions. He is known...

Iran Era Hasan Rowhani

  [Baca langsung di Koran Tempo.] oleh Jennie S. Bev Presiden Iran terpilih yang dikenal moderat Hasan Rowhani menjanjikan transparansi atas program nuklir mereka. Ia juga menjanjikan pemulihan hubungan baik dengan Barat, terutama AS dengan harapan sangsi-sangsi...

Do no harm and kebebasan

oleh Jennie S. Bev Standar-standar ganda yang diciptakan oleh dogma-dogma kadaluwarsa sudah saatnya direvisi. CALIFORNIA, Jaringnews.com – Ujian dari suatu konsep, teori atau filosofi adalah waktu dan fungsi. Mudah untuk berkata-kata, namun waktu yang akan...

Peacebuilding and peace journalism

by Jennie S. Bev Covering conflicts, wars, and attacks must be handled carefully. The press is expected to be objective and impartial in covering such sensitive issues. However, oftentimes, the result is the opposite. We have seen so many TV interviews in which two...

Katrina, Merapi, and humanity

by Jennie S. Bev The United States has its fair share of natural disasters and experience in handling emergencies because of them. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), this year alone 78 major disasters were declared. Some made it into the...

Soccer and politics

by Jennie S. Bev  In 16 years after the apartheid ended in South Africa, Johannesburg has already become the host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This achievement has made Africa proud as it is the first time this continent has hosted a prestigious sporting event...

Manicheism in Indonesia

   by Jennie S. Bev  Along with Serbia, Iraq, Iran and North Korea, the peace-building approach in Indonesia is both polarizing and dualistic. In a term used by Johan Galtung, these traits are “manicheistic.” Manicheism itself is a term originated...

Charter for Compassion and hope

by Jennie S. Bev On November 12, the Charter for Compassion, a document promoting peace and tolerance, will be officiated and hopefully it will serve as an antidote to religious fundamentalism. It is the brainchild of religious scholar Karen Armstrong whose...

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