Reconciliation

In Defence of Diaspora and Sri Lanka's Invisible Victims

Frances Harrison | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Frances Harrison

There's typically a sense that once people have fled their country they no longer deserve a full stake in its future. Perhaps the assumption is exiles have assimilated elsewhere, their children no longer speak the language or understand the nuances of the culture. Sometimes there's a degree of envy - members of a diaspora are considered financially better off abroad...

Reconciliation Beyond the Religious Closet

Ian Linden | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK
Ian Linden

Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a powerfully built white man barreling up the side aisle. I tensed. The bodyguard spotted him too but didn't flicker.

On Tweeting and Touching

Justin Welby | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK
Justin Welby

The subtleties we lose when we communicate electronically have to do with expression, with touch, with the face-to-face aspect of relationship. Social media does not show tears in the eye, a hand on the arm when saying something painful, body language that speaks of inner turmoil, deep distress - even gentle respect. It is simply there - usually forever.

What Can the World Learn From the Man Who Became One of the Most Influential Voices in History?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

Nelson Mandela was an angry young man who resorted to violence in the face of apartheid; however, after twenty-seven years in prison he understood the need to forgive and to work together with past "enemies" for the good of his nation and for mankind in general...

Peace and Reconciliation - A Legacy of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

The world mourns the loss of one the world's most revered statesman. Eulogies at his memorial service reminisce over his noble characteristics, wish him a peaceful repose and beckon humanity to embrace his legacy...

How the Dogmatic Ideology of Forgiveness Can Harm Genocide Survivors

Noam Schimmel | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Noam Schimmel

The virtues of forgiveness in many different contexts of life are manifold and well known. Forgiveness can encourage and enable healing, peaceful relations, improved individual and social welfare, and psychological well being. But forgiveness is a personal choice and it must not be coerced, whether implicitly or explicitly. It is not a panacea.

Aung San Suu Kyi's Political Wisdom for Sri Lanka

David Griffiths | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK
David Griffiths

I was very privileged to attend Aung San Suu Kyi's historic speech to both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall last week.

Women Must be Given a Leading Role in Reconciliation

Michael Gibb | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Politics
Michael Gibb

Libyan women's groups recently staked their claim to a more meaningful role in the reconciliation and reconstruction of their country.