Irene Munz writes: "I have the great pleasure to be with Tahmina in the same program, Gender and Peace Building, here at UPEACE. Although we detected very soon, that our motivations and interests are similar, each of us student is bringing a different background and different visions, enriching our daily
Islam: Fighting the Darkness Within Author: Mohammed Abu-Nimer Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on 12/01/2005 The November 27th kidnapping of four members of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)—Tom Fox (54), of the United States, Norman Kember (74) of Great Britain, and James Lonely (41) and Hameet Singh Sooden (32)
The Death of Somoza by Claribel Alegria and Darwin Flakol though published some time ago, 1996, is well worth a read not only because of its intrinsic interest, but also because of the lessons that can be taken from it in understanding the nature of international terror, and particularly
Some recent press reports have been suggesting recently that peace in Israel/Palestine is a real prospect in the not-so-distant future. Am Johal, now back in Canada, reflects on how tense the situation is in Hebron, and measures the problems there against those of the whole of Israel/Palestine.
Bernard Lewis, What Went Wrong: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East, Perennial (HarperCollins), 2003, ISBN 0-6-051605-4, PB, pp.186
Bernard Lewis argues that Islamic fundamentalism (thus terrorism) is a result of the failure of Islam to produce modern societies and nation states, and the best prescription for the
Nonviolent Soldier of Islam: Badshah Khan. A Man to Match the Mountains, By Eknath Easwaran, Nilgiri Press, 2002 (Second Edition). At a time when Islam is becoming increasingly and thoughtlessly associated with terrorism, and has come to replace the “menace of Communism”, one author has reissued his book on the
Nigerian youth were directly responsible for most of the violent conflicts that straddled the socio-political life of Nigeria in the 90s. This can be partially explained by the argument that the search for economic relevance made Nigerian youth the carriers of violent identities. As such, youth were instruments that were