Nigerian clarifies imperative of relationships
for Africa, Middle East, everywhere
25 December 2010
We know that in all Creation
Only the human family
Has Strayed from the Sacred Way.
We know that we are the ones who are divided
And we are the ones who must come back together
To Walk in the Sacred Way.
Teach us love, compassion, and honor
That we may heal the earth
And heal each other.
-- A prayer of the Ojibway Nation
To remain apart is to die.
For human survival, the imperative is to take down psychological and physical walls that separate.
Successful human engagement and communication is the only means to discover the required collective intelligence and creativity to solve all our interrelated global dilemmas.
Nigerian Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) has newly defined the danger and the hope.
More deadly than HIV is HRV -- Human Relationship-Deficiency Virus, he clarifies.
Today's poverty of relationships leads to the new, deadlier AIDS -- Acute Intentional Destruction of Society.
The cure begins with successful communication -- Sustained Dialogue (SD) -- the first step on the path toward ending wars and curing medical, economic, social, and environmental disasters.
SEE MORE at http://traubman.igc.org/nigeriahrv.pdf
In this 2010 year-end Season of Light, there is already an abundance of courageous relationship builders.
Many youth and young adults are showing the way, inventing the future -- living the life of engagement.
Appreciate four authentic examples, in music and words.
FRIENDS FOREVER -- http://www.friendsforeverusa.org/ -- brings together teens from around the world to replace fear and suspicion with laughter and trust.
Since 1986 they have graduated over 1,000 teens from the Middle East and Ireland.
They affirm and proclaim the deepest reality: We are one -- neighbors forever.
SEE and HEAR their call to relationship!!
Did You Know?
Palestinian and Israeli youth
Friends Forever -- October 2010
Music Humanizes &
Helps Us Create
UKULELES FOR PEACE in the Holy Land assures Jewish and Palestinian children learn music while becoming closer.
Their mothers meet monthly in Arab and Jewish homes, and families share picnics, green events like beach cleanups, and operas.
SEE and HEAR these youthful exemplars:
Love is Wonderful
Palestinian and Jewish youth
Ukuleles for Peace -- 19 December 2010
2-1/2 min video
Ukuleles for Peace
From Conflict to Coexistence:
Jewish and Arab children meeting and
becoming involved with one another in their daily lives.
WAGIN' PEACE was written and produced by young leaders from the
Middle East, South Asia, and the United States.
The music video is the collaborative effort of Palestinian, Israeli, Jordanian, Egyptian, Indian, Pakistani, Afghan, and American young leaders who attended the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine -- http://www.seedsofpeace.org/
They're song is a new re-mix of Wavin' Flag, by K'naan.
Seeds of Peace -- 15 November 2010
Visionary Middle Eastern
Palestinian & Jewish
Voices of MEpeace.org
WATCH and LISTEN:
Middle East Peace start with each of us
MEpeace.org -- 14 December 2010
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These and hundreds of other success stories are preserved at http://traubman.igc.org/messages.htm