September 2011

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 Reflection on Mekong Peace Journey: Process of Conflict Transformation
Rohanee Juenara
The author, a Muslim woman from southern Thailand, shares her learning experience during the Mekong Peace Journey that was held from July 11 to 26, 2011, in the cross-border areas of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. This program, initiated by the Mekong Working Group for Peace, is designed for young adults from Burma, Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam who wish to work for peace in the Mekong region. [Read more]

 ‘Religion Does Not Kill People; People Kill People’
Shabeb Khan
The author was a member of a group of YMCA participants from England who participated in the two-week Dialogue in Diversity workshop that Interfaith Cooperation Forum (ICF) held in Dhaka from July 9 to 24, 2011. He offers here his reflection about his experience in Bangladesh from the perspective of a Muslim man living in England. [Read more]

 Winning without War: Empowering Youth Associations in Indonesia
Based on his own context in Indonesia, the author explains that a way to minimize the effect of radical influences on Muslim youth around the world is to reinvigorate youth associations that assist in the youth’s development and infuse their lives with new meaning as well as offer them an opportunity to encounter others with a different identity. [Read more]

  Medical Practice in the Philippines: The Poor Are Likely to Die
Danilo Reyes
Sickness spoils the family vacation of a staff member of a regional human rights organization in Hong Kong when he returns home to the Philippines. It also opens his eyes to the state of health care in his homeland. [Read more]