Newest Canadians describe citizenship as ‘truly awesome’ —By Kevin Maimann on Edmonton Sun com|Aga Khan Council presented $9,000.cheque to Edmonton’s Food Bank

Jihad Ahmed help carry a giant Canadian flag at the 18th annual NorQuest College Canada Day celebrations in Edmonton, Alberta Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Perry Mah/Edmonton Sun/Postmedia Network   Those are some of the words newcomers used to express what it felt like to be sworn in as new Canadians Wednesday. Sixty immigrants from 24…

Compassion and Forgiveness After a Life of Oppression, Struggle and Profound Sacrifice Made Nelson Mandela a Great Human Being

Portrait of Nelson Mandela from a private commissioned photo shoot on August 13, 2004, for the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Copyright. In announcing the passing away of Nelson Mandela, the South African President Jacob Zuma said: “Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed. He passed on peacefully in the…

Palestine Literature Festival 2012 kicks off in Gaza Strip – Press TV Video / News

  The 2012 Palestine Literature Festival (PalFest) has kicked off in the besieged Gaza strip, expressing a Palestinian call for the cultural boycott of Israel, Press TV reports. Authors, bloggers, scholars, journalists and Egyptian revolutionaries attended the event after days of delay caused by the Egyptian authorities. The participants of the PalFest also visited several…

The Brave Law of Love – India Today News article

  Mahatma Gandhi “The world is sick of the law of the jungle,” Mahatma Gandhi wrote a few months before he was assassinated. “It is thirsting for the brave law of love for hate, truth for untruth, tolerance for intolerance.” In our digital age of speed, violence and corruption, Bapu’s legacy of Love and Truth…

A woman leading change in Yemen – by Alice Hackman at CG News

  London – With two presidents unseated in Tunisia and Egypt and highly publicised protests across Libya, the recent demonstrations in Yemen are catching the world’s attention. The escalating violence is worrying and only time will tell if it will lead to a quick overthrow of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh or whether change will…

Libya:The day the Katiba fell. The turning point in Libya may have come when protesters overwhelmed a barracks in Benghazi, the heart of the uprising – Al Jazeera News

Gaddafi’s forces lost control of the Katiba after three days of fierce clashes [Evan Hill/Al Jazeera] Benghazi, Libya – If Benghazi, Libya’s second city, has become the symbolic heart of the revolution in this north African nation, then the battle to overwhelm the military garrison here was the revolt’s key turning point. Over the course of…

A glimpse into Gaddafi’s palace – Al Jazeera net news and video

Libyan leader’s palace outside al-Baida is not just luxurious, but a bunker designed to withstand a nuclear attack. *****     As pro-democracy demonstrators gain control of more cities in eastern Libya, Muammar Gaddafi’s many properties in the hands of protesters have been ransacked and destroyed. One such palace sits on the outskirts of al-Baida….

Freedom Must for Human Creativity – Dalai Lama

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, 17 March 2010 (Hindustan Times) – Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has stressed the need for individual freedom to ensure overall growth of human creativity. “Without freedom, one’s creativity cannot bloom. Right to freedom is pivotal for the progress of any society. And for this, there should be a sense…