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Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey’s interview in the Daily Trust
Nigeria: Adamawa Religious Leaders Parley On Peace, 24 June 2010

Yola — As part of efforts to ensure peaceful co-existence among Christians and Muslims, the Nigerian Inter Religious Council (NIREC) Adamawa State chapter yesterday started a meeting to discuss and find ways of improving peaceful co-existence among different religious adherents ahead of the 2011 general elections.

The state’s Co-Chairmen of NIREC, Alhaji Muhammadu Shu’aibu Girei and Prof. Dan Babayi said the meeting was held because of the various crises that had taken place in the North, especially Plateau, Bauchi and Borno States and also to discuss and find out ways to bring lasting solution to the prevailing crises plaguing the society. Click to read the full article

Sr. Joan Kirby, Temple of Understanding’s United Nation Representative, Eco-Justice Now Article in Heart Magazine. Climate change is already affecting the United States – the poor in Louisiana are still recovering from Katrina, Texans lost homes during hurricane Ike, and many Californians lost everything during mudslides and fires. Los Angeles may be out of water in twenty years and, with a sea level rise of one meter, most of the mid-Atlantic coastal wetlands from New York to North Carolina will be lost. Increasingly heavy downpours, rising temperatures and sea levels, thawing permafrost, longer ice-free seasons in the ocean and on lakes and rivers, earlier snowmelt, and alterations in river flows are all danger signs.
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Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey’s
plenary address to the International Civil Society Conference on nuclear
abolition, sustainable development, and human rights attended by some 1,200 disarmament
activists from around the world.

NPT Civil Society Assembly at Riverside Church. Manhattan, NY- April 30th, 2010

In the Name of God, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful: Friends, distinguished delegates, members of the international activist community, and leaders in the global struggle for the abolition of all nuclear weapons:
It is a great honor for me to stand before you today, as a person of faith and an advocate of nonviolence and disarmament, and to share with you some of my ideas about the relationship between the global movement for nuclear abolition and the central message of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Losing My Religion for Equality by Jimmy Carter published in The Age – Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God.
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A personal perspective of an American Muslim who actually visited North Korea and has worked for years on the issue of nuclear disarmament and abolition.
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Thomas Berry, Environmentalist, Priest, Eco-Theologian, passed away early on the morning of June 1st at Wellspring home where he had been living in Greensboro, North Carolina. He died peacefully and with family at his side. Fr. Berry was a Hollister Award Recipient and Council of Trustees Member. For further information, his memorial service and a longer biography of Thomas Berry go to: thomasberry.org.

Papal Address to Interreligious Dialogue Organizers – We See the Possibility of a Unity Which Is Not Dependent Upon Uniformity (Zenit.org)
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‘Speaking Truth to Power’ an important statement by Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama has made an important statement about his role and Tibet’s future in which he admits that his faith in the present Chinese government is ‘thinning’. He also advances a historic precedent for a Dalai Lama by stating that Tibet’s future is “for the Tibetan people to decide, not for me as an individual.”
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