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Student accused of terrorism after opening a window on a bus

24 Oct

SKYLINE REPORTS

Bad start of the academic year for Sam Dickerson, a second year student at Columbia University in New York, who was arrested by the police and is being investigated on charge of terrorism after he dared to open a window on a bus full of old retirees on Friday.

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“I was going to the market to buy some vegetables to make a soup when this guy got on the bus. He was unshaved and looks like regular satanist junkie, like all young people of his age”, said Mrs. Shepherd, a survivor of the slaughter.

“Until we figure out what’s going on he grabbed the window with his hands and started to pull on it. It was a havoc, Sir ! A terrible stream of air was made suddenly which has irreparably damaged us. I was lucky though, because I hid under the skirt of a Hispanic woman and put my…

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Stitching up torn lives

9 Dec

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

Stitching up torn lives
Beaded dolls are helping South African women living with HIV/AIDS to earn an income and regain hope and dignity
Tags: Heroes, South Africa, help AIDS, HIV, women, beaded, dolls, Reader’s Digest,  Glynis Horning

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Janet Ncube climbs the dusty red path from her mud home in the Valley of a Thousand Hills outside Durban, and casts her mind back to a day, six years ago, when she made the same climb but had to stop every few paces. “Today I still stop sometimes to look at the view,” the 49-year-old says quietly, resting her dark eyes on the rugged, hut-speckled slopes around her. “But that terrible day I stopped to pray for the strength to go on. I was full of pain and fear with this HIV sickness. I had to get help.”

Like others in this impoverished community, Janet found it at what…

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AN “INTERVIEW” WITH THE PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL

2 May

AN “INTERVIEW” WITH THE PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL

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A Book “Review”: ‘The ‘New Middle East’ by Shimon Peres (Part Two)

 

“Let us not negotiate out of fear, but let us not fear to negotiate.”
– John F Kennedy

“There can be no peace without reconciliation and there can be no reconciliation. without justice.”
– Corazin Aquino (former Prime Minister of the Phillippines)

“Peacemakers who sow in peace, will heap a harvest of righteousness.”
– James 2:18

“The peace of the brave is within reach. We are still reaching.”
– Bill Clinton (at the signing of the peace agreement between Israel’s Prime Minister, Yatzik Rabin and Yasser Arafat, leader of the PLO on the lawn of the White House in 1993)

“A just peace includes not only civil and political rights – it must encompass economic security and opportunity. For true peace is not just freedom from fear,
but freedom from want. The vital ingredients to nurture it are: ‘Agreements among nations. Strong institutions. Support for human rights. Investments in development.’ And something more, the continued expansion of our moral imagination; an insistence that there is something irreducible that we all share.”

“Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.”
– inspirational words from John F Kennedy on the occasion of his inaugeration as President

 

Together, one mind, one heart, one life at a time, let’s plant the seeds, the hope of a better future….a far brighter tomorrow

 

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“Let each one of us build bridges rather than barriers, openness rather than walls. Let us look at distant horizons together in a spirit of acceptance, helpfulness, co-operation and peace. Let our leaders look at the future with a vision – to see things not as they are, but what they could one day become.”

“When people’s hearts are filled with love, the world is overflowing with hope
– craig

“Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tide and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”

– Teilhard De Chardin

“Let us reach for the world that ought to be, that spark of the divine, that still stirs within each one of us.”
– the words of Barack Obama in accepting his Nobel
Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway

“Instead of the limits of borders (of countries and of our minds) let us and our leaders expand our sense of possibility… and together let’s look at building bridges to distant horizons, far and great. Lord, help us all lift our eyes a little higher.”

– craig

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Contemporary Writers on the Frontline of Crisis

30 Apr

Contemporary Writers on the Frontline of Crisis

Ukraine World Press Photo of the Year by John Stanmeyer

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Heart of Jenin

28 Apr

http://ahmedsgiftoflife.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/a-heart-from-jenin/

When a 12-year-old Palestinian boy was killed in the West Bank city of Jenin by Israeli soldiers who mistook his toy gun for the real thing, it could have been just one more blip on the news: one more war, one more child, one more human tragedy that ripped the heart out of a family and a community, but rippled no further into the world’s consciousness.

 

Also from http://internationalcorrespondent.wordpress.com/

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Israeli and Palestinian Kids Bond over Soccer: Football Helps Break Down Barriers

22 Apr

Israeli and Palestinian Kids Bond over Soccer: Football Helps Break Down Barriers

 

from  http://www.sportforpeace.wordpress.com  http://www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com and http://internationalcorrespondent.wordpress.com/

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Ahmed’s Gift of Life (Faith)

22 Apr

Ahmed’s Gift of Life (Faith)

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