March 2008

Paddy Kearney – Icon of Peace and Nonviolence

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By Indhrannie PillayGerald Patrick Kearney, fondly referred to as Paddy, was born on 28 August 1942 in Pietermaritzburg. He matriculated from St Charles’ College in Pietermaritzburg in 1959. His tertiary education spanned over thirteen years starting from 1960 to 1973 and culminated in a Fullbright Scholarship to obtain a Masters in Education in Ohio.He taught

Gandhi and Satyagraha – Validity and Relevance – Part Two

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By Dr C. Sheela Reddy, PhD Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science & Public Administration, SV University, TirupatiA three part series of a paper presented by Dr C Sheela Reddy at the Satyagraha Centenary Conference in New Delhi, IndiaThe theory of Satyagraha sees means and ends as inseparable. The means used to obtain an end

Biodiversity and Land Reforms – A Neglected Linkage

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By S. Faizi, Trivandrum - India. [Faizi is a renowned ecologist specializing in international environmental policy.  In the wake of South Africa’s redistribution of land and agricultural policy redevelopment, this article can be an important guideline.]  Agricultural biodiversity was a key item on the agenda of the just concluded meeting in Rome of the scientific

Interest Rates and You

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“Interest rates are prices for loanable funds or prices of funds invested lent out or borrowed for various periods of time” What are interest rates? Very often we hear economists talking about them, but what do they mean in your life? It is important for ordinary citizens to have an understanding of what this rate

Laureus Sports Awards recognizes PeacePlayers International

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Co-Founders of PeacePlayers International (PPI), Brendan and Sean Tuohey, were presented with the prestigious Laureus Sport for Good Award, which honors individuals who make a contribution to society through sport, at the ninth annual Laureus World Sports Awards in St. Petersburg, Russia on February 18, 2008. Past winners of this award include Eunice Kennedy Shriver,

‘Shaping Progress’ – International Women’s Day 2008

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By Satyagraha ReportersThis year marks the hundredth anniversary of the march organized by women workers against the gross conditions of work that they faced. Today a hundred years later we look at the numerous celebrations of the courageous demonstration of the women workers, and we ask what has changed?  There are those who believe that

Phoenix Learners Represent S A in World Debates

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Satyagraha ReporterIn South Africa National Water Week is commemorated during 17-22 March. The theme for National Water Week 2008 is “Water: sustaining lives, enabling growth.” Solvista Secondary School hosted a public forum debate at the AM Moola Spes Nova Hall in Phoenix on March 12. The event was held in partnership with Umgeni Water, eThekwini

Leaders of Different Faiths Decry Death of Archbishop

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Leaders of different faiths in Religions for Peace joined together in March to decry the death of Most Rev. Paulos Faraj Rahho, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop. He was kidnapped after he left mass in Mosul, Iraq, on 29 February. HRH Prince el Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, President Emeritus of Religions for Peace, who issued

India: Nurturing the Rural Sanitation Revolution

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Almost all the world’s population lacks proper sanitation. Inadequate sanitation is a major contributing factor to the cause of diseases in developing countries such as India. Gandhi once said “Sanitation is more important than political independence. Making every village clean and healthy is central to all development efforts.”India’s first nationwide programme to combat the lack

Jaipur Conference explores ideas for resolving conflicts

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Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPW) held a conference in Jaipur, India during March 6-10. The four-day conference brought together women from conflict zones around the world and top female spiritual leaders. It was aimed at forging formal ties among Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain and animist women with the goal of