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Preventive diplomacy, or efforts to prevent disputes from escalating into conflicts, is key to sustaining peace in the world, Poland's foreign minister has said. Polish FM Jacek Czaputowicz speaks during a high-level meeting on peace building and sustaining peace at the UN General Assembly in New York ...
This month the United States launched a massive military precision strike in Syria, a country that has experienced brutal violence by President Bashar al-Assad's regime. The US was responding to a chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma, Syria a week earlier that the US and others have blamed ...

Yet not all negotiated settlements are created equal: how they are designed can greatly influence the likelihood of enduring peace. Specifically, a central question for academics and policymakers in recent decades has been whether post-conflict elections help or hurt the chances that a given settlement will ...
Former Vice President Al Gore and women's rights icon Gloria Steinem will be among the speakers in Montgomery for the opening of a memorial and museum intended to call new attention to America's history of racial injustice. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the associated Legacy ...
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration will present new memorials to African Americans' experiences, as well as a powerful examination of America's prolonged history of racial injustice, when they officially open to the public on April ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (all times local):. 3:10 p.m.. Iran's foreign minister says the warring parties in Syria should accept the four-point peace plan that Iran put forward in 2013. Mohammad Javad Zarif says in an interview with The Associated Press ...

And there is such a more professional term as a lasting peace. And building sustainable peace may takes decades, since we have received serious wounds," he told Ukrainian TV Channel 5. "First of all, it's not about destroyed infrastructure. Neither is it about human losses, though it may hurt victims' ...
ST. PETER — Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee will speak at Gustavus Adolphus College as the keynote for the annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference. Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, social worker and women's rights advocate who was recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her ...
Rex Tillerson's controversial and relatively short-lived tenure as secretary of state is only part of the story in America's shifting foreign policy. In the new book, "War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence," journalist Ronan Farrow interviews every living former secretary of ...
But in the Beloved Community, international disputes are resolved by peaceful conflict-resolution and reconciliation of adversaries instead of military power. Love and trust will triumph over fear and hatred. Peace with justice will prevail over war and military conflict. What undergirds current world conflicts?
Images of Kim Dae-jung and Kim Jong-il shaking hands and clinking champagne glasses filled the airwaves and enthralled many South Korean viewers, as the two leaders signed a broad agreement to work toward peace and reunification. Kim Jong-il called the date of the meeting, June 13, “a day that ...
The Reverend Jacky Manuputty is still haunted by the blessings he gave Christian fighters during the conflict with Muslims on the Indonesian island of Ambon, almost 20 years ago. "I never carried a machine gun, but my thoughts, my prayers, my blessings destroyed more than a gun ever could. By blessing ...
April 23, 2018 – Gifts, peace banquets and reconciliation rituals: according to historians, peace agreements have historically been reached if, above all, specific trust could be established between opponents. “Confidence-building measures are not a patent remedy, but increase the probability of peace, ...
Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, underlined three critical areas – supporting youth's peace efforts; prioritizing their political participation; and partnering with them. “I will not ask you to let young people lead, as they are already leading. But they need inclusive and ...
It is especially fruitful, then, in assessing the first five years of the Francis pontificate, to examine how the pope's contributions to Catholic social teaching have reflected the three Franciscan priorities of poverty, peace and the planet. In what way has the leadership of the first pope from the New World ...
The new Peace and Security Funding Index offers answers to that question. The analysis, using the latest data, tracks how much money is given by private foundations to peace and security efforts, including grants to prevent and mitigate conflict, to resolve conflict, and to build stable societies after conflicts ...
Today world leaders will gather in New York at the General Assembly for a UN High Level Summit on sustaining peace. President Michael D Higgins has been invited by the UN Secretary General to address this General Assembly session. Minister Katherine Zappone will represent the government also.

The Equal Justice Initiative has added more musical acts to the upcoming Concert for Peace and Justice. The concert is being held to celebrate the grand opening of The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum. According to their Facebook page, Dave Matthews Band has been ...
MARTINSVILLE – At Roselawn Burial Park, the dearly departed may be resting in peace – but many loved ones who tend their graves are feeling anything but peaceful. People have been complaining about alleged poor maintenance of the grounds and outright destruction of graves and grave-markers by ...
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has reportedly told confidantes he is prepared to be fired by President Donald Trump. Rosenstein, who reportedly approved raids on the home and office of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, is at peace with the possibility of losing his job, said one source cited by NBC ...
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Friday that the Middle East is in such "chaos" that it has become a threat to international peace and security — and Syria "represents the most serious threat." The U.N. chief told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council that the highly volatile situation in ...
There are many ways to define what being a leader is, but for one recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize it is someone who journeys with his or her people — and who takes a stand when others won't. "Leaders are the ones who will stand up and speak when no-one else is willing to speak up," Leymah ...
Russian officials condemned the U.S.-led airstrikes on three sites in Syria early Saturday, calling the attacks "treacherous and insane" and a "clear and present danger to world peace." The U.S., U.K. and France carried out the strikes in the early morning hours on targets that U.S. officials said were linked to ...
Zomlot proceeded to outline the Palestinian stance on peace. “We believe that the best way forward is the two-state solution on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem being the capital of Palestine,” continued Zomlot. “The two-state solution is not a compromise. The two-state solution is a Palestinian ...
On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, "beginning with the beloved and long-suffering ... Turning to Asia, Francis expressed hope that talks underway could bring peace to the Korean peninsula, urging "those who are directly responsible act ...
VATICAN CITY – On Christianity's most joyful day Pope Francis, in his Easter Sunday message, called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, “beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria,” and extending to the entire Middle East, the Korean Peninsula and parts of Africa affected by ...
SAVE Peace Walk promotes unity, tranquility. By NewsCenter 16 |. Posted: Sat 6:50 PM, Mar 31, 2018. SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Peace and unity prompted people to put on their walking shoes Saturday in South Bend. Dozens of people marched and sang church hymns through the southeast side of the city. The peace ...
Pope Francis has used his Easter Sunday message to "implore fruits of peace upon the entire world." Francis called on April 1 for a "swift end" to carnage in the "beloved and long-suffering land of Syria" as well as "reconciliation" between Palestinians and Israelis. He made the calls in the traditional Urbi et ...
Expelling Russian Diplomats 'Upset World Peace Effort': Bolivia ... "Our solidarity with the brotherly people of Russia and its President Vladimir Putin, for the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the USA and some European countries... these reprisals attempt against world peace," Morales said on Twitter.
He also appealed for an end to the “carnage” in Syria, calling for humanitarian aid to be allowed to enter the country, and for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Francis appeared to refer directly to last Friday's Gaza violence, calling for “reconciliation for the Holy Land, also ...
“Marcia as Harlequin #2,” a photographic collage created by Wheeling artist Bernie Peace in 2000, is featured in a new retrospective exhibition of his artwork at the Wheeling Artisan Center. The show, titled “Bernie Peace: Recent Works, Mostly,” opens Thursday and continues through April 26. WHEELING ...
In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018 photo, a worker stands on a scaffolding as he prepares the upcoming Easter day mass at the Shantou Catholic church in Shantou in south China's Guangdong province. (Credit: AP Photo/Andy Wong.) ...
Far from Baghdad where Nick's 26-year-old body was found nearly 14 years ago, Michael Berg will be continuing his search for peace in the wake of Nick's death on Monday. The circular, freshwater lake is about an hour drive from Michael's Norfolk, Virginia, home, located at the center of the Great Dismal ...
Peace is often an elusive state, battered as it is by fear, worry, distrust, betrayal, doubt, damage, bereavement, hopelessness, discord, self-concern, monotony or the cacophony that drowns out a clear and focused heart. Perhaps we can say this about the disciples gathered after Jesus' crucifixion - that they ...
Years After Son Was Beheaded in Iraq, Dad Still Seeks Peace. On what would have been Nick Berg's 40th birthday next week, his father will be where he's been nearly every April 2 since his son was beheaded in Iraq: Lake Drummond. April 1, 2018, at 9:01 a.m.. Years After Son Was Beheaded in Iraq, Dad Still Seeks ...
(JTA) — Pope Francis called for peace in the Holy Land saying the violence between Israel and the Palestinians “does not spare the defenseless.” Francis' Easter address, known as Urbi et Orbi, or to the city and the world, was delivered Sunday from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, two ...
On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis in his Easter Sunday message called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, "beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria," and extending to the entire Middle East, the Korean peninsula and parts of Africa affected by "hunger, endemic ...
On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis in his Easter Sunday message called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, “beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria,” and extending to the entire Middle East, the Korean peninsula and parts of Africa affected by “hunger, endemic ...
Groundbreaking Held for $14M Bollinger Canopy of Peace. A groundbreaking was held for the $14 million Bollinger Canopy of Peace, which will serve as the defining architectural feature of the National World Museum and the newest distinctive addition to the New Orleans skyline. March 29, 2018, at 12:55 ...
You should understand that the Koran is a book of peace; Islam is a religion of peace. You have violated the Koran and Islam by your actions, as well as the law of all civilised people. It is to be hoped that you will come to realise this one day.' Apparently Charles had spent a summer reading the Koran for ...
“No peace without women,” is a statement we are all eager to agree with. But what are the nuances of women's participation in peace, conflict and extremism today, and how can understanding women's roles help us better support them - not only at the national peace table, but also as agents of change in ...
Hilary Green, a Harris County justice of the peace who was accused of paying prostitutes for sex, misusing illegal drugs and ruling unethically in favor of a convicted con man, has resigned. "Due to the unexpected death of my father and my mother's newly diagnosed illness, it is important for me to focus all ...
"The warrior's bow shall be broken when God dictates peace to the nations through the coming of Jesus." Of course what the prophet is trying to get us to understand is that Jesus did not come into Jerusalem then, or at any time in his life or in his preaching did he uphold the idea that he was a warrior king, ...
Students at Hollywood Elementary School in Stevensville created their own peace books Wednesday guided by Wendy Halperin, a children's book artist and ... “We study who invaded who, what year it was, what the regime was, how it changed ... and we see movies about war, but we don't study peace.”.
“[W]e have not seen them reject the proposal, which … is in itself a positive sign,” Alice Wells, the U.S. State Department official who oversees South and Central Asia, said earlier this month at the U.S. Institute for Peace. “And I would underscore our hope and expectation that the Taliban leadership will ...
Marlborough – The Marlborough Lions hosted their annual Peace Poster Contest and first place winner Aurora Lisa Gigliotti, a seventh-grader from the David J. Quinn Middle School in Hudson, was recently honored at the club's February meeting. Aurora was joined by her parents Luisa Basile and Luigi ...
Kimberly Vastola shot this video of a black bear foraging on the balcony outside her hotel room at the Quality Inn Creekside in Gatlinburg on March 14, 2018. The bear didn't take kindly to her son Tyler's greeting.. Video provided by Kimberly Vastola Kimberly Vastola. BearGun.JPG. A Great Smoky ...
Rich Oppel is senior executive editor of Texas Monthly. The views expressed in this commentary are solely his. (CNN) Austin seems to be back at peace after 19 days of horror. Awaiting an elevator in downtown on a recent morning, I heard a woman joke about how a child's lunchbox left at a school bus ...
This comes hours after Ghani left Kabul for Uzbekistan to attend an international conference on peace in Afghanistan. MPs argued that there are some gaps in the president's peace offer to the Taliban which needs to be reviewed. But other lawmakers insist that to attain sustainable peace, a comprehensive ...
Debra Francis, of Altadena, walks along Los Robles Avenue with other peace marchers during the 16th Annual Palm Sunday Peace Parade on Sunday, March 25, 2018. This year's parade, which started at the Reformation Church on Orange Grove Boulevard, focused on rent control, police accountability, ...


 

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