Raimon Panikkar: Myths as a bridge between cultures

“Cultural Disarmament” Raimon Panikkar (1918-2010) active in the movement for world citizenship was an Indian, Roman Catholic theologian, well versed in Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Western philosophical thought. He proposed the need for “cultural disarmament” (1) Cultural disarmament entails a criticism of
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The World Interfaith Harmony Week : Steps Toward A Harmony Renaissance.

The United Nations General Assembly on 20 October 2010;  by resolution A/RES/65/PV.34.  Designated the first week of February of every year,  as the World Interfaith Harmony Week between all religions, faiths and beliefs. The General Assembly, building on its efforts for a
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Libya: The Fairy Godmothers hoping to bless a new State Structure meet in Berlin.

by Rene Wadlow. The Fairy Godmothers of world politics met in Berlin,  on 19 January 2020 to assist at the birth of a State structure arising,  from the currently deeply divided factions of Libya: German Chancellor,  Angela Merkel and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio
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Maurice Béjart: Starting Off the Year with a Dance

By René Wadlow January 1st  is the birth anniversary of Maurice Béjart, an innovative master of modern dance. In a world where there is both appreciation and fear of the mixing of cultural traditions;  Maurice Béjart was always a champion of blending
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Sue and Steve Williams: Being in the Middle by Being at the Edge

(York: William Sessions Ltd). Sue and Steve Williams, have written a very useful study on mediation efforts;  in politically violent situations;  in the Middle East by drawing on the experiences of Quaker mediators;  usually working under the direction of Quaker Peace and
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Norman Cousins: A Pioneer of Track II Diplomacy.

World Citizen Norman Cousins (24 June 1915-30 November 1990) was a pioneer of Track II diplomacy. Track I is official government to government diplomacy among instructed representative of the State.  Track II is a non-official effort;  usually by a non-governmental organization (NGO)
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The Shifting Grounds of Conflict and Peacebuilding: Stories and Lessons

John W. McDonald with Noa Zanolli. The Shifting Grounds of Conflict and Peacebuilding: Stories and Lessons. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008, 341pp.) This book is an increasingly used form of oral history collection — sometimes transformed into a book;  sometimes kept as
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Edward J. Dale.Completing Piaget’s Project: Transpersonal Philosophy and the Future of Psychology

(St.Paul, MN: Paragon House Publishers, 2014) Edward J. Dale has written a very useful overview of the intellectual currents in trans-personal psychology;  a broad field in which different practitioners use different terms for roughly the same approach:  Robert Assagioli – psychosynthesis, Ken
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Krista Wiegand. Enduring Territorial Disputes

(Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2011, 340pp.) As Krista  Wiegand writes “The persistence of territorial disputes makes it difficult for states to cooperate on simple bilateral issues like immigration, trade, fishing rights and joint security.”  We might question if these are
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