International Journal of Humanities and Peace

Scholarly, multidisciplinary journal covering humanities, the arts, peace, and education. Includes legal and medial humanities, environment and ecology, and spirituality.

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 1, Annual

A Call to Dialogue United Nations Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders
29 August 2000- Secretary General of the United Nations Mr Kofi Annan, respected religious and spiritual leaders gathered in this historic United Nations General Assembly Hall, Secretary General of the Summit Bawa Jain, and friends, We meet today...
A Melanesian and Western Encounter: A Dialogue among and between Civilizations
A dialogue among and between civilizations begins with face to face interaction of individuals from different cultures willing to teach and learn with one another. Shared understandings, feelings, experiences, thoughts, talk and actions bring about...
A New Beginning: A World without Nuclear Weapons
A new beginning is a beautiful idea. It suggests that we have infinite possibilities. It suggests that In the eyes of God all things are possible, including our redemption. Spring is a new beginning. The birth of each new creature is a new beginning....
A Note on the Relationship of Beauty and Peace
A day so happy. Fog lifted early, I walked in the garden. Hummingbirds were stopping over honeysuckle flowers. There was no thing on earth I wanted to possess. I knew no one worth envying him. Whatever evil I had suffered,...
Bias against Sikhs in U.S. Army Alleged
Washington D.C.- The following is a report of discussions with President Clinton during September 1997. Dr. Rajwant Singh, an area dentist who is executive director of the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation (GGSF), was the only representative from the Eastern...
Buddhist Discourse: An Instrument of Peace
It is possible (for a tradition) through encounter with other cultures, epochs ... and traditions to become richer, more comprehensive, self-critical (and) open to (its own) transformation. (Date S. Wright) Buddhists see the world as their Sangha....
Cell Biologist Dr. Gunter Blobel, Nobel Laureate on How Cells Work
Early one morning last month, Gunter Blobel, M.D., Ph.D., a cell biologist at Rockefeller University here, was awakened by a phone call from Sweden telling him he had won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. At first, he thought it was a...
Commonalities in Hinduism and Judaism
Introduction The message of peace by great men like Buddha, Mahavira, Jesus, or Mahatma Gandhi of our times is like a lighthouse to show the way to humanity. Religions preach nonviolence and unity of humanity. Some followers however, behave as though...
Consciousness Evolution and Planetary Survival: Psychological Roots of Human Violence and Greed: Paper Presented at the Thirteenth International Transpersonal Conference Entitled Spirituality, Ecology, and Native Wisdom in Killarney, Ireland, June 1995
The two most powerful psychological forces in human history have been without doubt violence and greed. The amount and degree of atrocities that have been committed throughout ages in various countries of the world-many of them in the name of God--is...
Dialogue and Play: The Cultural of Negotiation and Peace
This article will examine the connections between play and culture and how these connections affect the nature and uses of dialogue in play. We will also explore how human beings can increase the dialogue across different cultures in order to achieve...
Dialogue between Cultures for a Civilization of Love and Peace Message of His Holiness Pope John Paul II for the Celebration of the "World Day of Peace" January 1st, 2001
INDEX Dialogue Between Cultures #1-3 Mankind and its Different Cultures #4-5 Human Development and being part of a Culture #6-7 Cultural Differences and Mutual Respect #8-9 Dialogue between Cultures #10 Possibilities and Risks of Global Communication...
Hindu Response to Globalization
Globalization Before we try to ascertain the Hindu response to globalization, let us first examine in a critical way what globalization really means in the world today. Globalization generally refers to an expansion beyond national borders that...
Hopi Art-Modern Symbols of an Ancient People: Tradition, Heritage and Culture Blend in the Art of the Hopi
TRADITION: An all-important word among the Hopi Indians who live in the high plateau country of northeastern Arizona. Tradition, including the creation of beautiful arts and crafts, links the present and the ancient past. The cliff-dwelling ancestors...
Indian Renaissance and Future of the World: Extracts from the Chapter "Indian Renaissance and Future of the World", from R.Y. Deshpande's Book "Sri Aurobindo and the New Millennium"
Sri Aurobindo in the inaugural number of the monthly philosophical review Arya, launched by him on 15 August 1914, begins the presentation of his world-vision and God-vision in the possibilities of the future of human race as follows: "The earliest...
Interview with Brazil's President Fernando Henrique Cardoso: From United Nations Development Program's Choices Magazine, Vol. 10, No 1
In an exclusive interview with CHOICES, Brazil's President Fernando Henrique Cardoso gives his views on the Earth Summit, globalization, the digital divide, poverty eradication and the importance of Official Development Assistance (ODA).-- Interviewer:...
Judge Orders Reading of Classics for Teens
Covington, Ky. (AP) -- A Judge ordered four teen-agers to read classics and write book reports for the "incredibly dangerous" stunt of trying to jump over a moving car. Police said the MTV show "Jackass" inspired the teens, but the cable music channel...
Lawyers Required to Perform Public Service: Ruling of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Phoenix-Attorneys can be forced to take work they don't want at pay far less than they normally charge, a federal appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by a Fountain Hills lawyer that...
Letters to the Editor
I was delighted to receive the IJHP 2000, Vol. 16. Of special interest were the articles on "Transformative Vision of Humanity," and Legal and Medical Humanities. I will also use in our seminars and training sessions articles on Diversity, and Social...
Little Known about Radioactive Contamination of Navajo Hogans
Monument Valley, Utah (AP)- The appearance of men in white "space suits" one day last April made the red rock landscape here look like a scene from a sci-fi thriller. The men, contractors for the Environmental Protection Agency, used a backhoe to...
Multicultural, Multipolar Interconnectedness-Toward a Global Civilization Chulalongkorn University: Dialogue among Civilizations
Bangkok, February 12, 1994 Ladies and gentlemen, A few days ago in India I reiterated an opinion I have often expressed, that after the collapse of colonialism, and later of communism which shared some of the characteristics of colonialism the...
Quest for Global Peace (Personal Recollection)
Editor's Note: Due to space limitations, we were not able to Include the figures which accompanied Dr. Utsumi's presentation. Paper presented at Global Peace Assembly Organized by The Vice President of the Republic of China and The Federation of...
Sikh Soldier's Right to Wear Turban-A Legal Battle?
Rep. Edolphus Town, New York Democrat, has taken up the cause of a Sikh-American soldier of the United State Army Reserve, who has allegedly been denied the right to wear a turban while on duty. Towns took to the House floor to tell lawmaker that Trilok...
Solar Vision
Introduction As we enter the new millennium, with our globe-spanning communication and computer networks, there are still some two billion people on the planet without access to electricity. While the rest of us log-on to the Internet to obtain...
Some New Facts You Need to Know about Diabetes
In a 1991 study, six type II diabetics were given 100 ml of bitter melon, momordica charantia (also known as balsam pear, bitter gourd, bitter cucumber or la-kwa) solution each day. In 3 weeks, blood glucose levels dropped an average of 54%. In seven...
Some Reflections on Our Legal System
V.V.M: Tell our readers a little bit about your educational and professional background. J Hays: I graduated a history major an from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science degree and from the University of Arizona with a Juris Doctorate....
Teaching Community Sustainability: Cross Cultural Models *
Introduction The world's human population surpassed the 6 billion mark on October 1999. Perhaps the greatest significance of this number lies in its implication for sustainability of human and other communities of species within jeopardized ecological...
Teaching Peacefully in Postmodernity: Ocean Policy as a Case
Author's note: This essay has benefited from the inspiration of Dr. Larry Preston's teaching style. It has also benefitted from the reading and wise suggestions of Dr. Sheryl Lutjens, Dr. Mary Ann Steger, and the editor of this journal. I am grateful...
The 1% Solution: A Program of the International Association of Educators for World Peace, the Foundation for a Culture of Peace and Numerous Other Peace Organizations
The 1% Solution is a voluntary global tax implemented through a Brand Label Marketing strategy. The program is supported around the world by dignitaries such as Frederico Mayor, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Dr. Young Seek Choue, T.Y.S. Lama Gangchen and...
The 2001 Fez Festival of World Sacred Music: An Annual Musical Event in Morocco Embodies and Reflects Sufi Traditions and Spirit
INTRODUCTION: WELCOME TO THE IMPERIAL CITY! It would not be an exaggeration to say that nearly every Muslim country has its own patron saints, whose shrines are held in reverence by a large proportion of local residents. For Moroccans, the tomb...
The Apple. (Film Review)
THE APPLE Reviewed by Irene Matthews, Ph.D. Northern Arizona University The Apple, directed by Samira Makhmalbaf, 1999; scripted and edited with Mohsen Makhmalbaf (dir. of Gabbeh, Times of Innocence, The Cyclist). With Zahra and Massoumeh Nederi;...
The Campus for Peace: A New Initiative Promoting Solidarity on the Internet
The Campus for Peace is a project of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC), recently voted the best distance and virtual university in the world by the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE),...
The International University of People's Institutions for Peace (IUPIP)
What is IUPIP? The International University of Peoples' Institutions for Peace (IUPIP)was established in 1993 in Rovereto, Italy, by the Fondazione Opera Campana del Caduti (Peace Bell Foundation). It provides a place for teaching and training...
The One and the Many: Unity in Diversity
The Divine or the Ultimate Reality expresses itself in many names and forms -- in male and female aspects e.g.: compassion in Buddhism by Kwanin-Kwanon, green Tara, White Tara, and Red Tara, adding a dimension of healing, purity and strength to the...
U.S. Harassment of Nuclear Scientists, Nuclear Plant Workers and Grassroots Anti-Nuclear Activists
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." --George Orwell What finally triggered the writing et this article was a recent e-mail form a librarian friend residing in Denver. The e-mail related to an article by Frank...