Overcoming the challenge of fear in Kiev

Overcoming the challenge of fear in Kiev

By Constantin Sigov 

 

As Russia masses military forces near the Ukrainian border, Land of Compassion relays excerpts from a remarkable article by Constantin Sigov (philosopher, professor at the National University Kiev-Mohyla of Kiev) published in Le Monde on February 3. This article presents the main events that have been taking place on the Maidan square since the night of November 21, 2013, and reveals the true motives of the Ukrainian uprising: liberty, civil society and human dignity.

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Restorative Justice: Process of Peace in Columbia

Restorative Justice: Process of Peace in Columbia

By Jacques Bagnoud    September 6th, 2012
FARC, Columbia, Peace, Reading Time: 5 min

How do we speak about justice or rebuild the unity of a country after more than thirty years of war and suffering? Isabella Bueno interviews victims and perpetrators as part of her legal research of "restorative" justice.

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Syria: Apocalypse and Resurrection

Syria: Apocalypse and Resurrection

By Bishop Samir Nassar  July 26, 2012
Maronite Archbishop of Damascus, Syria.

Extract of a recent circular letter of Bishop Nassar to his friends.

Since the morning of Tuesday, July 17, 2012, the soldiers have reached the capital Damascus using heavy weapons, tanks and helicopters in a crowded city.
The destruction is enormous.
What agony!

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Mission of Peace-building in Darfur

Mission of Peace-building in Darfur

Apolline Bergier          April 20, 2012
Reading time: 3min

Passionate about conflict resolution through mediation, Randall Butler created, in 2007, the Institute for a Sustainable Peace (ISP*). He shared with us his experience and those of his colleague in the ISP, Makki Ibrahim Makki, with the leaders of “Fur” and “Bin Mansur,” two Darfur Tribes, which have been at war for over 10 years.

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KONY 2012

KONY 2012

By Gonzague Leroux       March 9, 2012

This video, which gained 40 million hits in 3 days, is a must-watch. It shows the ongoing fight against using children as soldiers and the sex-exploitation of children in Uganda by rebels' leader Joseph Kony. It is a 10-year commitment of thousands of young adult Americans. At the same time, we can read articles on the web that point out problems with this project, KONY 2012, which can also lead to more violence in Central Africa, or even tell us that it is a naive organization. Overall, however, this video is full of hope, focusing the message on facts and seeking justice for all of the abducted children.

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Heart’s Home presents a report to the UN

Heart’s Home presents a report to the UN

By Apolline Bergier          January 13, 2012

Since 2005, the year of its accreditation at the UN, Heart's Home UN has had the privilege of being able to give its opinion in multiple ways on defending and promoting human rights. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a good occasion to make the voice of our friends from underprivileged areas heard.

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