One of the inspirations for the smash hit Broadway musical Come From Away, Channel of Peace is an unforgettable memoir of the extraordinary kindness afforded to passengers whose flights were re-routed to Gander, Newfoundland, on September ...
Author: Kevin Tuerff
Category: Biography & Autobiography
One of the inspirations for the smash hit Broadway musical Come From Away, Channel of Peace is an unforgettable memoir of the extraordinary kindness afforded to passengers whose flights were re-routed to Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001.
Make me a channel of your peace. Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope. But how could my doppelgänger be singing this onstage if I never told ...
Author: Kevin Tuerff
Publisher: House of Anansi
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A fully revised and updated paperback edition featuring over twenty colour photographs. When Kevin Tuerff and his partner boarded their flight from France to New York City on September 11, 2001, they had no idea that a few hours later the world — and their lives — would change forever. After U.S. airspace closed following the terrorist attacks, Kevin, who had been experiencing doubts about organized religion, found himself in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, with thousands of other refugees or “come from aways.” Channel of Peace is a beautiful account of how the people of Gander rallied with boundless acts of generosity and compassion for the “plane people,” renewing Kevin’s spirituality and inspiring him to organize an annual and growing “giving back” day. His story, along with others, has reached thousands of people when it was incorporated into the Broadway musical Come From Away. In Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11, you will find an unforgettable, uplifting tale of goodwill, the strength of the human spirit, and hope.
It aimed to take a message of love, peace and reconciliation to IDPs and other Kenyans. It was one of many initiatives organised by the Channel of Peace, ...
Author: Annie E. Coombes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Kenya stands at a crossroads in its history and heritage, as the nation celebrates its fiftieth anniversary of independence from Britain in 2013. At this important juncture, what parts of its history, including the Mau Mau uprising, do citizens and state wish to remember and commemorate and what is best forgotten or occluded? What does heritage mean to ordinary Kenyans, and what role does it play in building nationhood and forging peace and reconciliation? Focusing on the 1990s to the present, "Managing Heritage, Making Peace" is a timely exploration of the ways in which Kenyans are engaging with the past in the present, including such local initiatives as the community peace museums movement, local and national monuments and other notable commemorative actions. The authors show how Kenya is facing a continuing crisis over nationhood, heritage, memory and identity, which must be resolved to achieve social cohesion and peace.
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Author: Channel Williams
To see Channel Williams, and to know her, you think... wow... everything she touches turns to gold. Everything she has set her mind to has become an incredible success. "Who wouldn't want to be her?", you think. What many dont know are the struggles she has had from early on and that continue today. There's not much this girl hasn't been through. Her latest being stage 4 lung cancer to include brain surgery. She is still struggling, but shes still here to tell her story and not going anywhere anytime soon. (another against all odds reality) Her book is amazing and is a must read. You will put it down at the end realizing what a blessed life we ALL have, and to enjoy every moment of every day. Glass half full is the way to see the world, but we all know its hard to see at times. If you want a good book, and want to help get it to publishing, I encourage you all to check out this link to find out more about the book and the amazing pre-sell deals she is doing. This is another endeavor that will turn to gold (be a part of it!). This is a book that will help so many. You wont be disappointed.
In this beautifully written book, Kent Nerburn leads us into the heart of the St. Francis Prayer and line by line demonstrates how St. Francis's words can resonate in our lives today.
Author: Kent Nerburn
Kent Nerburn's Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, immerses us in the spirit of one of the most universally inspiring figures in history: St. Francis of Assisi. The Prayer of St. Francis boldly but gently challenges us to resist the forces of evil and negativity with the spirit of goodwill and generosity. And Nerburn shows, in his wonderfully personal and humble way, how we each can live out the prayer's prescription for living in our everyday and less-than-saintly lives. "Where there is hatred, let me sow love...Where there is injury, let me sow pardon..." Expanding upon each line of the St. Francis Prayer, Nerburn shares touching, inspiring stories from his own experience and that of others and reveals how each of us can make a difference for good in ordinary ways without being heroes or saints. Struggling to help a young son comfort his best friend when his mother dies, moved by the courage of war enemies who reconcile, being wrenched out of self-absorbed depression by responding to someone else's tragedy, taking a spirited old lady on a farewell taxi ride through her town-these are the kinds of everyday moments in which Nerburn finds we can live out the spirit of St. Francis. By incorporating the power and grace of these few lines of practical idealism into our thoughts and deeds, we can begin to ease our own suffering-and the suffering of those with whom we share our lives. And, remarkably, find a way to true peace and happiness by tapping into our basic human goodness. As we open our hearts and embrace his words, St. Francis "touches our deepest humanity and ignites the spark of our divinity." Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love, Where there is injury let me sow pardon, Where there is doubt, faith, Where there is despair, hope, Where there is darkness, light, And where there is sadness, joy... In this beautifully written book, Kent Nerburn leads us into the heart of the St. Francis Prayer and line by line demonstrates how St. Francis's words can resonate in our lives today.
A History of the Israeli Peace Movement Mordechai Bar-On ... 1994 ) ; and Jane Corbin , Gaza First : The Secret Norway Channel to Peace between Israel and ...
Author: Mordechai Bar-On
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
When the Israeli prime minister and the PLO chairman shook hands on the White House lawn in 1993, Israeli peace activists had good reason to celebrate this major step on the long road to peace. This book tells the story of the Israeli peace movement and the role it played in that pursuit of peace. It is an eloquent, fascinating account of a remarkably diverse and determined cast of activists: from war-weary soldiers to hard-headed politicians, careful scholars to impassioned artists. Drawing on his experience in the peace movement, Bar-On provides intimate portraits of groups like Peace Now, Yesh Gvul, and the Women in Black, he also provides a sweeping historical synthesis of the course of the Israeli-Arab conflict, especially between 1967 and 1993.
"The inside story of the most remarkable peace agreement since World War II, written by the only journalist o have had access to all the participants in the peace process, from Palestinian and Israeli leaders to the little-known Norwegian ...
Author: Jane Corbin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Arab-Israeli conflict
"The inside story of the most remarkable peace agreement since World War II, written by the only journalist o have had access to all the participants in the peace process, from Palestinian and Israeli leaders to the little-known Norwegian couple who worked for two years to bring about peace." -- Back cover.
In October 1946 two British warships were damaged by mines in Albanian territorial waters in the North Corfu Channel.53 Three weeks later , the United ...
Author: Simon Chesterman
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
The question of the legality of humanitarian intervention is, at first blush, a simple one. The Charter of the United Nations clearly prohibits the use of force, with the only exceptions being self-defence and enforcement actions authorized by the Security Council. There are, however,long-standing arguments that a right of unilateral intervention pre-existed the Charter.This book, which won the ASIL Certificate of Merit in 2002, begins with an examination of the genealogy of that right, and arguments that it might have survived the passage of the Charter, either through a loophole in Article 2(4) or as part of customary international law. It has also been arguedthat certain `illegitimate' regimes lose the attributes of sovereignty and thereby the protection given by the prohibition of the use of force. None of these arguments is found to have merit, either in principle or in the practice of states.A common justification for a right of unilateral humanitarian intervention concerns the failure of the collective security mechanism created after the Second World War. Chapters 4 and 5, therefore, examine Security Council activism in the 1990s, notable for the plasticity of the circumstances inwhich the Council was prepared to assert its primary responsibility for international peace and security, and the contingency of its actions on the willingness of states to carry them out. This reduction of the Council's role from substantive to formal partly explains the recourse to unilateralismin that decade, most spectacularly in relation to the situation in Kosovo.Crucially, the book argues that such unilateral enforcement is not a substitute for but the opposite of collective action. Though often presented as the only alternative to inaction, incorporating a `right' of intervention would lead to more such interventions being undertaken in bad faith, it wouldbe incoherent as a principle, and it would be inimical to the emergence of an international rule of law.
Change in the braid index of Peace River in British Columbia : 1967-1977 ( channel length data in km ) Reach Main channel 1967 1977 Back channels 1967 1977 ...
Author: Gordon L. Walder
Category: Aquatic ecology
The need to address instream flow needs (IFN) in the Northern River Basins Study arises primarily from issues related to flow regulation on the Peace River. Flow regulation may have effects on fish habitats and has clearly affected riparian habitats in the study area. This report presents proceedings of a workshop held to review methods and approaches for conducting IFN analyses, to consider their applicability to the northern river basins, and to develop recommendations for undertaking IFN investigations as part of the Study. The workshop included two sessions, one on IFN related to fisheries and aquatic habitats and one on IFN related to riparian and delta habitats. Topics of presentations and papers include river hydrology, water quality considerations, vegetation studies, instream flow assessment, winter habitat, implications of river impoundment, modelling of wildlife habitat, channel morphology, sediment transport, and wetland vegetation management.