Champion of Peace: Preah Maha Ghosananda

Preah Maha Ghosananda: The Buddha of the Battlefields More than 10 lakh kilometres walked. And more than 20,000 villagers touched by the message of peace. That is Preah Maha Ghosananda’s legacy. Add to that the fact that Ghosananda’s entire family, including his 16 siblings, was wiped out during the Khmer Rouge regime, and his message … More Champion of Peace: Preah Maha Ghosananda

Dadri as a teaching moment: What would you do in class?

Last week, a man was lynched to death because rumours had it he had eaten beef. The police did not investigate who had attached him but whether it was indeed beef he ate. Outraged commentary has followed as well as soul-searching on the direction India is taking. http://www.ndtv.com/blog/basehara-village-carries-no-shame-1225235?site=full http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/the-party-and-its-poison/ Having just blogged about teaching moments … More Dadri as a teaching moment: What would you do in class?

“On the far side of revenge”: John Paul Lederach on “The Challenge of Terror”

I am copying this from my website, as it is was posted on September 29, 2001, but it is available here as well. Lederach finished his essay by quoting the Irish poet, Seamus Heaney: “We will not win this struggle for justice, peace and human dignity with the traditional weapons of war. We need to change … More “On the far side of revenge”: John Paul Lederach on “The Challenge of Terror”