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  • In the light of terror acts in France and Europe: Belief Or Religion Can Not Be Used For Definition Of People As Juste Or Unjuste
    Violation of human rights and unequaty between men and women can never be excused. When these rights are violated it is always a tragedy and can never be accepted.  Individuals use and acts and violation of human rights in the name of any religion can accordingly never be excused and must meet our firm resistence.   Still it is important to remember that beliefs and religions can never be used for definition of people as either juste or unjuste, unequal or equal. It is simply a much too rough simplification to define people based on their religion.    Of course it must be possible to discuss any act/violation of human rights that is done and the fact that it was done in the name of a specific religion.  And freedom of religion can not be used as excuse for violation of human rights.  Groups belonging to different religions are historically influenced by for instance patriarchal systems and these systems you should be able to discuss and critisized. However, wiithin the same religiions you will fins persons working against such injustice. And still, exemples of persons that act and reference to religion as motivation of the act, can not be taken as motivation for defining any person/all individuals belonging to that belief as unjuste or unjuste. Very often hower customs and traditions also are mixed up with religion and belief.  Within any belief you will be able to find both juste and unjuste people. Behaviours should be discussed  in relation to the right of every human beeing.  Unfortunately, in these days of provocations and violation of human rights by different extreme groups in the name of religion, we very quickly define people belonging to the same religion as unjuste and a threat. Let us instead base our opinion of people on what every individual say and do in relation to human rights, not unheard on their belief. 
  • Belief or religion can not be used for definition of people as juste or unjuste
    Violation of human rights and unequaty between men and women can never be excused. When these rights are violated it is always a tragedy and can never be accepted.  Individuals use and acts and violation of human rights in the name of any religion can accordingly never be excused and must meet our firm resistence.  Still it is important to remember that beliefs and religions can never be used for people as either juste or unjuste, unequal or equal. It is simply a much too rough simplification. One define people based on their religion.  Of course it must be possible to discuss any act/violation of human rights that is done and the fact that it was done in the name of a specific religion. And freedom of religion can not be used as excuse for violation of human rights. Still, that persons act and reference to religion as motivation of the act, can not be taken as motivation for defining any person/all individuals belonging to that belief as unjuste or unjuste. Within any belief you will be able to find both juste and unjuste people. Behaviours should be discussed  in relation to the right of every human beeing.  Unfortunately, in these days of provocations and violation of human rights by different extreme groups in the name of religion, we very quickly define people belonging to the same religion as unjuste and a threat. Let us instead base our opinion of people on what every individual say and do, not unheard on their belief. 
  • Local tradition stories have important insights
    Local Peacebuilding is really an important crucial efficient approach. It would Interesting if any tribe members could tell why they stay non violent in the conflict. Is it because they now have a way to deal with violations through the agreement, is it because the "holy agreement itself", how do they think now when a new provocation occurs?
  •   The ISIS crisis is trying to rewind history by erasing the artificial lines using machine guns and machetes; lines that really no longer exist except in their own prehistoric imagination.
  •   Bishop Jun of Tabuk in Kalinga (Luzon, Philippines) got a letter from one of his parishioners that changed his life. This woman had recently lost her son to tribal violence. She wished to pray for her son’s murderer and to express her desire to publicly forgive him. This radical act of reconciliation was the start of the Bishop’s vision for the Ka-ili-yan Peacebuilding Institute (KPI).
  • The insight that non violent discipline is necessary for making non violent struggle work, the fostering by my parents and leaders to trust helps me to continue to believe in non violent struggle.
  • Terror act in Kenya indicates need of wise leadership and deescalation of violence
    As unarmed, innocent persons was brutally killed in Kenya by people missusing religion for human purposes of power and destabilization, the need to stand up with determination and meet this unreasonable violence with strength, non-violent discipline and conviction that violence can never be the solution is crucial and will by wise leadership finally defeat even this brutal act. ANy human beeing´s only life ended for short sighted human values is such a tragedy in the light of life´s shortness. Global efforts to stabilize region is warranted.
  • Knowing what will come and how to act helps me
    When provocations are intensive and losses painful, reminding me of goals, the right and will to be free and knowledge what may come and how to act helps me.
  • Gaza share historical similarities with background in Baltic nations and Serbia in terms of;extreme suffering in Gaza, unsuccessful violent struggle, history of non violent attempts, expertice in non violent struggle with local knowledge like for instance nonviolenceinternational, if this background is combined with distribution and communication of readings and how to plan and perform non violent acts to governmental and non governmental leaders this could really lead to shift in power if people decide to be determined as present conditions in Gaza is apartheidliknande and do not fit well with human rights, democracy and freedom. Therefore if well timed and communicated in media Gaza non violent struggle has potential to be successful. However, Gaza leaders need to be brave and guide population to maintain non violent discipline.
  • Todays NY Times report on massacres by Boko Haram in Nigeria stresses the avsolute need of concrete action from UN. Journalists help people to tell the world about the unbelievable oppression and suffering for population. Time for world to show compassion by concrete action, not by escalating violence but by protect and put pressure. The world can not continue to watch passively. People in Nigeria need help.http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/02/06/world/africa/boko-haram-refugees-recount-brutality-and-random-killings-in-nigerias-north.html