1. The History Project - Promo

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    The grade 8 textbook published by 'Gujrat Center for Educational Research' (GCERT), alludes to the creation of 'Islamic Islamabad' with its capital in 'Khyber Ghat' pushed into the Hindukush mountain ranges. “Gandhi was basically an extremist Hindu politician with highly pro-Hindu approach to politics. Due to Gandhi’s non-cooperation movement Quaid-e-Azam re- signed from the Congress in 1920” The term Hindu has acquired a negative connotation in Pakistan. Through repeated use of the term, M. K. Gandhi, as a personality, is painted in an anti-Muslim light while omitting most details regarding his philosophy on non-violent struggle in the Pakistan Studies book titled ‘Making of Pakistan’. Biased Textbook History, taught as a set of facts to children in their formative years, in the absence of contrasting narratives breeds a culture of unquestioning conformance and unchecked intolerance which manifests in a variety of forms, the worst of which is the violence that we see in the world around us today. The distortion of historical narratives has in turn played a quintessential role in manipulating our sense of self. Imagine for a minute that you aren’t aware of M.K. Gandhi’s reputation. Imagine that you were starting fresh, learning about the sub-continent’s history. What sort of an image of M.K. Gandhi would be formed in your mind? Or how would you view Pakistan if you grew up thinking its called 'Islamic Islamabad' or that it really should've been a part of India. Or, as a present day Pakistani, how would you view yourself in this tale, tracing your ancestral past? The History Project researches history textbooks, and places narratives of a trans-national, shared history side by side, to highlight the commonality of our past, and the contrast in its perception. We introduce questions to highlight embedded biases and activities geared towards understanding competing perspectives. Lastly, we supplement our materials with illustrations to make it more engaging for our readership. Help us empower our future generations by introducing them to powerful concepts of multiplicity of narratives of history and the fact that history always comes with the narrator’s bias. Join the fight-back. Help us spread the word! http://thehistory-project.org/ https://www.facebook.com/thehistoryproject

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    • CoupleTalk - Cracking the Code to an Amazing Relationship!

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      CoupleTalk is a video-led couples communication skills program, that blends proven research-based tools for healthy speaking, listening and handling conflict, with the truths taught in Scripture. The class is fun, it's male-friendly, and about one-third of class time is actual practicing with your partner. The result is a deeper connection, better problem-solving, and a healthier, happier relationship. More info at coupletalk.com or toll-free at 866-coupletalk.

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      • What Unites Us As Americans? Transpartisan Town Hall...

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        The Transpartisan Alliance asks Americans about what unites us. These interviews were conducted at a Town Hall Meeting in Medford Oregon.

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        • Social Networks - Part 2 - Secret of Joy

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          #ImprovingYourRelationshipStatus is something we would all love to do. Virtual relationships are easy, but real life relationship are hard. When our real relationships with family, friends, spouses, kids, etc are going well, life is great! But when they are struggling they can make our lives miserable! Join us as we learn together how to make our relationships all that they can be. Sundays 9:30 & 11:00AM. http://EaglePointe.org

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          • From The Ashes - The Soldier's Story

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            Extract from the film From The Ashes following three cleansing ceremonies that played their part in the country’s reconciliation process. It is set in a small village in the south of Mozambique and follows people who fought on both sides of the war. In this clip the soldier who spent the war fighting for the rebels against his neighbours and family describes how he sees the importance of the cleansing ceremonies. This film formed part of an Internationally Commissioned series on Reconciliation in Southern Africa called “Landscape of Memory” where directors were chosen from four African countries with a history of conflict and commissioned to make a film with the theme of reconciliation. Co-Produced with SACOD (The Southern African Community for Development) and Cinelandia (Mozambique) and broadcast on SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) TVM (Televisão de Moçambique) and NBC (Namibian Broadcasting Corporation)

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            • Transpartisan Voices From The Street

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              Citizens speak about the state of our Democratic Republic. The Transpartisan Alliance is a neutral convener working to bridge the political divide and empower citizenry to self organize and find collaborative action on areas of mutual concern with some of the most pressing issues facing the country and the world.

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              • Step Up PSA's

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                The "Step Up" campaign challenges youth to confront and solve the conflicts in their own lives. I wrote these PSA's for the Center for Restorative Programs in Alamosa, Colorado.

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                • Opening - The Role of Civil Society in Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution and Democratization

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                  The Rumi Forum, in collaboration with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs at Georgetown University, hosts the conference:"The Role of Civil Society in Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution and Democratization" THURSDAY, MAY 26th, 2011 at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs at Georgetown University, 3rd Floor Conference Room Summary Civil society is not only important; it is an essential part of the proper functioning of the state. Acting as a link, civil society helps to initiate, promote and strengthen comprehensive and objective dialogue between governments and their people. In such a way, civil society fosters conflict resolution, advances human rights and promotes better democratization processes in countries. Moreover, because of its flexible, multidimensional and non-rigid structure, civil society has the capability to constantly adapt to rapid global changes. The purpose of the conference is to gain a better understanding of the role of civil society in the functioning of the state, and advancement of democracy and universal human rights.

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                  • From The Ashes - The Nyanga's Story

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                    In October 1992, after 16 years of war, presidents of the two opposing parties in Mozambique signed a peace accord in Rome, and from that moment, the country has been at Peace. The film looks at the role of cleansing ceremonies in the country’s reconciliation process. It is set in a small village in the south of Mozambique and follows people who fought on both sides of the war. The characters have different belief systems and different philosophies. In the film they show their private ways, partly through ritual, partly through personally developed philosophies, of reconciling their past, living the present and working towards their futures. Part of an Internationally Commissioned series on Reconciliation in Southern Africa called “Landscape of Memory” where directors were chosen from four African countries with a history of conflict and commissioned to make a film with the theme of reconciliation. In this extract, we follow the Nyanga (the healer of the community) as she helps the family of a young man who returned from the war without his soul. Co-Produced with SACOD (The Southern African Community for Development) and Cinelandia (Mozambique) and broadcast on SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) TVM (Televisão de Moçambique) and NBC (Namibian Broadcasting Corporation)

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                    • Logrolling

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                      Even in the most difficult mediations, once you get over the hurdle of the 1st issue sometimes the rest of the agreements fall into place more quickly than expected.

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