October 2007

Citizens Building Community

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The Interfaith Encounter Association is dedicated to promoting peace in the Middle East through interfaith dialogue and cross-cultural study.  The organization believes that rather than being a cause of the problem, religion can and should be a source of the solution for conflicts that exist in the region and beyond. The following report was prepared

Defenders of ‘untouchables’ win this year’s Rafto Prize

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An organization dedicated to challenging India's caste system and helping the country's So-called "untouchables" won this year's Rafto Prize in Bergen.The National Campaign on Dalit Human Right (NCDHR) won the prize for its work against discrimination of the "untouchables," more respectfully called Dalits. The Rafto Foundation cited the group's "brave struggle to promote Dalit rights,

Children’s Corner – The Mighty Apple Tree

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Once long long ago there was an apple tree with beautiful long branches and provided a beautiful shady spot for picnickers animals and children. One day a little boy came and sat under the tree. He began coming daily to rest under the tree. The tree and the little boy became good friends.  The tree

Editorial Comment – October 2007

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The month of October is the month of non-violence. The United Nations overwhelmingly supported a resolution proposed by Hon Anand Sharma Minister in the Government of India, asking that 2 October, the birth date of Mahatma Gandhi, be declared a day of non-violence. While so many nations and so many people want peace and non-violence,

Happy Birthday Gandhiji…

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Gandhi’s Birthday Celebrated as International Day of Non-Violence By Indhrannie PillayInternational Day of Non-Violence was celebrated on 2 October 2007 with various activities such as candlelight vigils and peace walks around the world. The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who helped lead India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the