All posts tagged with: peace

Islam and the West By Lisa DePasquale

Publié 16 juillet 2014 no picture Elhachemi Sabi

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Islam, a faith that is so similar to Christianity yet so different has left many confused yet it is a prevalent faith that has dominated in numbers. Why is it the second largest religion in the world yet the average American has limited if not any knowledge of this religion? It is sickening that those who claim to know the “true” Islam are actually the ones that have no conception of it, or in reality Christianity. I once had a discussion with a friend about Islam and I was...


A Nation's Elusive Unity

Publié 2 juillet 2014 no picture enenim

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“One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity,” the words of the last line of the first stanza of our national anthem. Sadly, I do no think ours is a nation where freedom abounds, and neither are we living (or have we ever lived) in peace and unity. At best we have only tolerated one another, each group of persons waiting for the perfect time to attack the other group, most times over issues that are both myopic and unreasonable. Over the years we keep chasing shadows, changing slogans (as...


All I want is peace - a child's testimony from South Sudan

Publié 18 juin 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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JUBA, South Sudan 16, June 2014 – Every time I close my eyes, I can still see images of the gunmen shooting and killing people. It feels like it happened yesterday. I’m afraid of closing my eyes or going to sleep because I re-live those bad days. I have nightmares about what I saw and they make me scream at night. For a while, I thought I was the only one going through this, but sometimes I hear my brothers and sisters screaming too. The strange thing about these nightmares...


Educating the mind is our basic need

Publié 14 juin 2014 no picture Muhammad Jalal Sikandar

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  • Age 17

As you all know, education is and has always been the first priority of every country, but still we can't reach the goals we always aim at. Education emergencies are being applied to spread the awareness of a literate mind, but we are still struggling. The reason is that a poor father would not send his son to a school. Instead, he will finds importance in money and will send him to work and bring money home. Educating the mind will eliminate these kinds of thoughts. An educ...


Broadway's Butterflies.

Publié 12 juin 2014 Avatar Imen Al-Nighaoui

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  • Age 24

Amadi was sitting on the floor with his classmates, it was an English class. Their teacher was a volunteer from UNHCR, she was perfectly nice and helpful. Amadi was reading his homework when she stopped him and asked: "When you grow up what do you want to be Amadi?" He stood up on his feet and simply answered: "Before thinking of the future we have to first figure out how to deal with our present, and for the moment I want to be a butterfly; to wear my wings, to stand on the Br...


#ENDviolence

Publié 28 mai 2014 no picture Ollie

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  • Age 18

Violence is an issue that some of us face. It is a dangerous act of hatred towards someone. The damaged cause by violence is intolerable. The collateral damage of this cruelty is far beyond our ability to handle it. Recently, in my country, the news reported that 38 men took turned to rape two 15 year old school girls. Can you imagined that how cruel it is? Just a few days before, a pregnant mother was buried alive by her husband and was found dead. I was so ashamed, sad and an...


All You Need Is Love

Publié 21 mai 2014 no picture Ollie

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  • Age 18

What is love? Why is it so hard to be loved? These questions rushed into my mind a few years ago. What I thought to be a simple question to be answered but instead it was a life changing experienced. It was a journey that changed my perspective towards life and shine a light on love. It all began when I was just a little boy. My sisters love to watch dramas on television every day. I vividly remember a drama that aired every night and they would watch it religiously. The main t...


From Weapons to Hope

Publié 1 mai 2014 no picture Mohamed

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Before, there was an economic problem in Ivory Coast in 1980, so the first president of the Ivory Coast - Felix Houphouet Boigny - tried everything to settle that problem with many politicians, but they couldn’t. Alassane Ouattara was working for International Monetary Fund in the United States at that time, and President Felix Houphouet Boigny called him back to the Ivory Coast to take care of this problem.That is when President Houphouet made him prime minister. At that time, a...


Soccer Without Borders: Development and Peace in Nicaragua

Publié 14 avril 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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Soccer Without Borders (Fútbol Sin Fronteras) celebrated International Day of Sport. Soccer Without Borders uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change in the lives of young girls. They are located in Nicaragua, Uganda, and the U.S., but we received our first blog post from Nicaragua! In Granada, Nicaragua, they focus specifically on providing more sport and educational opportunities to Nicaraguan girls. They combine practices, soccer games and activities that focus on the de...


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