Archive | December, 2016

“It is better to have failed gloriously in pursuing a worthy and noble cause, than never to have tried at all.”

30 Dec

Clip offers glimpse of inspiring story

24 Dec

Unsung Heroes: People Shining a Light in a Sometimes Dark World

Trailer of new documentary sharing journey of Christchurch cancer survivor Jake Bailey released


“Be gallant, be great, be gracious and be grateful for the opportunities that you have”.

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Girl’s posts offer ‘real’ insight into life in Aleppo, say study authors

21 Dec

Aleppo is our problem: Rachel Smalley

21 Dec

The International Correspondent: Journalism for Peace (Peace Pursuit)

Rachel Smalley: Duff talking guff – Aleppo is our problem

Because we’re all connected through our shared humanity (‘ubuntu’ – thanks, Desmond Tutu), Aleppo, Syria and the Middle East IS the world’s and humanity’s problem …

to be solved…somehow!

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“I dream with a passion for the reduction (even slight) of hatred in today’s turbulent and uncertain world.”

15 Dec

I (We) Must Not Hate!


“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”


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Why ISIL Will Fail on Its Own

14 Dec

“You don’t make peace with your friends; you make peace with your enemies.”

13 Dec

Nelson Mandela: My Inspiration (and "Inspirator")

“You don’t make peace with your friends; you make peace with your enemies.”


Where is the will, the perseverance and setting up, creating the right conditions for a peaceful settlement in Syria


A Model, A Possible Template for Peace Negotiations Around the World

Here in far-off ‘little tranquil’ New Zealand my heart bleeds for the tragedy of Aleppo today!

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