Author: uriindia

On Refugees

Posted on January 28, 2018 The recent refugee crisis in Europe shifted world’s attention to the plight of refugees in different parts of the world. Every country has a different approach to resolving refugee crisis emerging from conflicts in Africa, West Asia, and South Asia. Many factors affect the decisions being taken on the fate…
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Let’s Be The Change We Want To See

Posted on October 15, 2017 – Anubha Shrivastava “How is it they live in such harmony the billion of stars – when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know” – Thomas Aquinas Once a thought provoking question was asked on Quora – “Why is there…
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Is it possible to integrate diversity and manage conflicts?

Posted on June 5, 2018 The development of an identity, shaping of conflicting views and the transformation of societies have changed the world dramatically. These are some notions that have contributed to the wars since centuries. Wars are inevitable in societies but can they be justified? As first noted by Kaldor, the character of wars…
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Interfaith Dialogue through Inter-personal Conversations

Posted on October 18, 2017 By Noorul Hasan Pope John Paul II in 1985 delivered a speech to over 80,000 Muslims in Casablanca, Morocco where he said, “We believe in the same God, the one God, the Living God who created the world… In a world which desires unity and peace, but experiences a thousand…
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Inter-faith exchange – Pope Francis reached Jain Religion

Posted on October 18, 2017 Guest Post – Bhavya Srivastva (Former TV Journalist)                                                                                        Founding Member – IARJ [We may be followers of different faith, but in the end we repose our faith in the same values. This is brought forth in this exchange between  Pope Francis and Jain Guru Acharya Dr.Lokesh Muni – Team URI]…
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Inspire, Console and Heal

Posted on October 18, 2017 London, St.Petersburg,  Aleppo, Afganistan – these are not just names of places put together, these names ring a bell to us, rather they make a blast – bomb blasts. Even though spread across different continents, countries, latitudes and longitudes –  while in some cases such situations are episodic issues, in…
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God is With Us.

Posted on December 25, 2017 “For to us a child is born, To us a son is given. And the government will be upon his shoulder; and his name will be called “Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Is 9:6) The Angels appeared in the sky and proclaimed “Glory to God in…
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Cultures of Peaceful Protests: Understanding the likes of Gandhi and Luther

Posted on October 5, 2018 In today’s political climate, protest seems to be the only manner in which we can get our voices heard. When we talk of peaceful protests and civil rights, the first figures that come to mind are Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Both encourages peaceful protest, and recognising , and fighting…
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Conflict and Human Rights

Posted on July 15, 2018 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly defines Human Rights as “rights inherent to all human beings, irrespective of their nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language or any other status. These rights are universal and inalienable; interdependent and…
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Communal-ism in the age of Technology

Posted on November 30, 2018 This man is all around us is yet he is nowhere. He may be present on our currency notes and we may have roads named after him yet his teachings have faded into oblivion. On 30 January 1948, when we lost the Mahatma, it seems as if his teachings died…
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