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Started by Paul RETI. Last reply by Paul RETI Feb 2, 2009. 6 Replies

Indigenous Peoples of the World and Education

Started by Ben-Zion Weiss. Last reply by Paul RETI Dec 15, 2008. 2 Replies

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Comment by Angela Hudson on November 30, 2008 at 3:00pm
John Lennon put it beautifully, when he wrote "Imagine" Imagine no religion, no heaven, no hell..!! .I have no gods to die for and I have no religion to kill for, I'm happy to be a peace loving person, without all sorts of gods and religions as excuses for being a violent little arsehole! Throughout history, religion is the basic cause for war, hatred, persecution, cruelty....all in the name of a lord!! Yeah...right!!!
Comment by Ben-Zion Weiss on November 30, 2008 at 2:38pm
I would also like to send loving blessings and prayers to all the people involved - Indians, Australians, Pakistanis, Israelis - whatever their nationality. The pain and suffering was horrific in this event for everybody that was there as it was for those who watched from afar, like myself.

I felt pain for the perpetrators too. They were young men whose brutal actions were startling and unforgivable and yet, as human beings, they too have souls and carry sparks of the divine.

That's what I learned from Quakers and Buddhists, and then I found it was in my own Jewish tradition. It's just those sparks are hidden beneath the ignorance and hatred that grows out of fear. It seems they may have been linked to a Kashmiri independence group.

When I've done non-violence training in maximum security prisons as part of AVP, a Quaker based group, I found that inmates rationalised their criminal behaviours in the most surprising ways.

People are people!

In peace, Ben/Arjuna
Comment by Paul RETI on November 30, 2008 at 1:23pm
I may not be as nice as you are Althia!

Most of those deliberately slaughtered and butchered were very ordinary Indians. Two Australians were slaughtered and butchered.

Shame on the amoral and evil would-be shahid's and their amoral and evil cohort. If there really is a hell, then that is the destiny of such no-longer humans.
Comment by Althia on November 27, 2008 at 8:44am
May we send our love & prayers to our brothers & sisters affected by the Mumbai terrorist attacks.......Tourist areas were targeted, and Australians were injured I believe..
A sad day :((
Comment by Paul RETI on November 24, 2008 at 2:51pm
Any ideas for a viable local project?

Something local for iPeace Day the group for which is at maybe worth considering.
Comment by maria anne bennett on November 24, 2008 at 11:46am
Thanks for the invite!

Comment by Jase on November 13, 2008 at 1:41pm
Thanks for the invite Paul, looking forward to contributing to this group.
Comment by Taania on November 2, 2008 at 2:36am
lovely to be a part of this ..G'Day from aus
love and light
Comment by Yulia on October 29, 2008 at 8:43pm

Sharing music as a tool to inspire people to reconnect with values that lead to personal and global peace.

Many Blessings
Comment by Paul RETI on October 25, 2008 at 5:04pm
Welcome all...

I was hoping that this group would not focus on OZ issues alone but include NZ and all the South Pacific islands, Timor, Papua, New Guinea, Fiji, Solomons and so on...

Please invite all who may be interested to

Thanks.. ==PmR

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