Citizens of the World Diplomacy.

“The crisis today in human affairs is represented not by the absence of human capacity, but by the failure to recognize that the capacity exists. What gives hope its power is the release of human energies generated by the longing for something
Read More

Religious Liberty: Continuing Efforts by NGOs Needed.

by Rene Wadlow. 22 August has been set by the United Nations General Assembly as the “International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief”. Due to Nazi and Japanese militarist persecution of religious groups during the
Read More

Vaclav Havel: Resistance and Vision.

“He rejects the ritual and breaks the rules of the game.  He discovers once more his suppressed identity and dignity.  He gives his freedom a concrete significance.  His revolt is an attempt tolive within the truth” Vaclav Havel. The Czechoslovak Government. Vaclav
Read More

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
Read More

Craig Zelizer(Ed.) Integrated Peacebuilding: Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict.

(Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2013, 336pp.) Craig Zelizer of the Conflict Resolution Program of Georgetown University,  Washington DC, and his colleagues have written a very useful book;  with extensive bibliographies and website addresses of organizations dealing with conflict resolution.  As he points
Read More

Professor John Trent. United Nations Reform and NGO Action

John E. Trent sets out there are times; often in the early period of the coming of a new Secretary-General of the United Nations; when there are discussions of structural changes in the U.N. We are in such a period today, and
Read More