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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Children as Weapons of War

Posted on January 14, 2018 World news in 2017 was filled with stories of war and conflict in different countries. But more disheartening is the UNICEF report declaring 2017 as the most brutal year for children due to their voluntary and forced recruitment in these wars. It is believed that the future world is in…
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Child Labour in India- Where do we stand today?

Posted on November 7, 2018 ‘Child Labour’ is a much-talked about and protested against topic in India. We’ve had essay writing competitions on it in school ,won them and forgotten all about the issuec- however the reality of it is shielded from us. Child labour and child abuse are issues that evoke anger yet many…
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