from my “fling system” at https://www.google.com/search?q=interpol+official+warns+of+dramatic+rise+in+extremist+right+wing+violence&rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ883NZ883&oq=interpol+official+warns+of+dramatic+rise+in+extremist+right+wing+violence&aqs=chrome..69i57.43191j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Originally posted on “THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING “INTERVIEWS”: According to current estimates, more than 3.6-million Syrian refugees have fled to Turkey since the Syrian civil war began nine years ago. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long called for European support to help them and in recent years struck a deal with…
Violence has an appeal to it.
This may sound surprising to you. But think about it a bit. Violence makes up a great deal of our entertainment – from movies about war and crime to our professional sports that celebrate the hard hit.
Violence is celebrated when we attack whoever is considered the enemy. Think back to the celebration that erupted with the news of Osama Bin Laden being killed.
But violence goes beyond just the physical.
We experience violence when we drive – how many times have you or have you wanted to give the finger to another driver on the road? Or have it happen to you? Or just witnessed road rage?
We hear stories of violence in relationships with others, even those that people claim to love. We hear yelling and screaming. We see violence through social media – people who are distant politically or on other…
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“Those who turn a blind eye to injustice actually perpetuate injustice. If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
– Desmond Tutu
“Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”.
(enough there for now, c!)
picture from http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com
Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow
Comment: To have any meaning, the Holocaust remembrance also requires a commitment.
‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’
– George Santayana-1905).
In a 1948 speech to the House of Commons, Winston Churchill changed the quote slightly when he said (paraphrased),
‘Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.
PPS (and NB)
“Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow”
Jacinda Ardern’s immediate, instinctive embrace of the victims’ families and the simple act of putting on a headscarf, moved hearts and minds everywhere. Photo / Alan Gibson
picture from https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12294735
People going to church this Christmas believe God is a powerful force for good in the world and he, or she, sometimes works in mysterious ways. Christians, whose faith is founded on the redemptive event of Christ’s crucifixion, can readily believe that good can grow from tragedy.
New Zealand this year has experienced a most appalling tragedy. The slaughter in March of New Zealand Muslims at prayer in two Christchurch mosques had a profound effect not just on this country but the world.
from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…
and by that I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should…
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Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK: Source: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”