George Russell: To see things in the germ, this I call intelligence.

Unknown authorUnknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Rene Wadlow. “Are there not such spirits among us ready to join in the noblest of all adventures— the building up of a civilization —so that the human might reflect the divine
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Continuing Instability in the Darfur Conflicts.

12 Mar 2021 – Despite the removal after 30 years of power of the Sudanese military dictator Omar Al-Bashir and his subsequent arrest; stability has not returned to Darfur; where fighting began in 2003. Although the Darfur conflict has faded from the headlines;
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Syria: The Start of a Long Night of Sorrow.

by Rene Wadlow. On 13 March 2011 in Derra, in the south of Syria; 15 teenage boys were arrested by Syrian security police; for having written hostile graffiti against President Bashar Al-Assad on a school wall. The arrests led to non-violent protests
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Michelle Jurkovich. Feeding the Hungry: Advocacy and Blame in the Global Fight Against Hunger.

Photo by Steve Knutson on Unsplash. (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020, 169pp) The Association of World Citizens has taken a lead in the promotion of a coordinated world food policy; with an emphasis on the small-scale farmer and a new awareness that humans are part
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Robert Muller: Crossing Frontiers for Reconciliation

The time has come for the implementation of a spiritual vision of the world’s affairs.  The entire planet must elevate itself into the spiritual, cosmic throbbing of the universe.                                                             Robert Muller (1923-2010) Robert Muller, whose birth anniversary we mark on 11 March, was
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Ethiopia’s Tigray, a New Biafra?.

Photo by Taylor Wilcox on Unsplash. By Rene Wadlow. On 4 March 2021; at the United Nations, Mark Lowcock; the U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs; warned that a campaign of destruction is taking place in Ethiopia’s Tigray  Provence; saying that nearly five million of the
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Nagorno-Karabakh: Continuing Repercussions in Armenia.

This map describes the current situation in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The region is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but mostly governed by the de facto independent state, Republic of Artsakh. Image is a modified version of MarshallBagramyan’s map. File:Artsakh Occupation
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Narges Bajoghli. Iran Re-Framed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic.

(Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019). The title of this valuable book comes from the vocabulary of film and video making when images are “reframed”; to tell a different or additional story than when the images were first made.  The book is
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Kuan Yin : She who harkens to the cries of the world Wise in using skilful means, She manifests her countless form.

Photo by xiaochi1989 in Pixabay  By Rene Wadlow. May all living beings recognise others as part of the same family;  and so develop kindness towards all. May we contribute to peace in the world. May peace-loving people, East and West;  accomplish their goals
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Sudan: Difficult Transitions.

Photo by Mohamed Tohami on Unsplash. By Rene Wadlow. With the death on 26 November 2020 of Sadeq Al-Mahdi;  a major figure of modern Sudanese politics;  leaves the scene at a time of deep transitions within Sudan. Sadeq was the great grandson
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