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Can religious groups help to prevent violent conflict?

This piece is reposted from a blog I did for opendemocracy.net. It’s a little longer than my usual – grab a cup of tea! 1,512 more words

Preventing Violent Conflict

The One That Got Away... Again.

They say you never forget your first true love.
I certainly haven’t forgotten mine.

It doesn’t mean you have to like them, though.

Tonight as I was making the long drive home from the city, I heard Adele’s “Someone Like You” and reflected that there was no way I’d want to find anyone else who was remotely like my first love. 464 more words


Prompt: Conflict in Third Person

The prompt was to explore conflict from various perspectives.

Setup: Two children at playground

First Prompt: Write in third person, omnipotent

Second Prompt: Rewrite the story in first person… 19 more words


Smugglers Peddle ‘Conflict Diamonds’ from Central African Republic, Ignoring Ban

From Inter Press Service, by Lisa Vives, Mar 2015

Since a coup d’etat and an extremely bloody aftermath, not much has improved in the Central African Republic and that suits the black market diamond merchants just fine. 423 more words

Broken Markets

Sun of A-Pocalypse! Part 3: A Storm Cloud on the Horizon

Sun of A-Pocalypse! Part 1
Sun of A-Pocalypse! Part 2

No subject in Christendom is more botched than the subject of the apocalypse. Maybe there is an underlying cause, a divine reason, and no accurate foresight should ever get published; after all, an accurate foresight may be the best strategic playbook that we could possess, and it would be nice to keep some knowledge concealed on our own sideline. 901 more words


Love is the Answer and You Know That for Sure

Today would have been my father’s 83rd birthday, and as a gift for the life he helped create, I indulged in a reverie of an artist at a Houston art gallery, who too, no longer has birthdays with his family. 586 more words

Creative Non Fiction

Millions in US military equipment lost as Yemen heads down Syria's path

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Hayat Alvi, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the U.S. Naval War College. She specializes in the Middle East, South Asia and Islamic Studies. 777 more words