These articles contain some of my concerns regarding human
rights as well as some of my philosophical, ethical
and theological thinking which I find continues to develop in various ways.
The Daily News in Exile
A campaigning tool to mark World Press Freedom Day 2007
Peace Studies M Phil thesis.
Gender, land and women in Zimbabwe in the light of Nussbaum's understanding
of the capabilities approach (2003)
Lack of democracy in Zimbabwe
despite elections. A statement from the Zimbabwe group of the Irish
Section of Amnesty International in Village March 26th - 1st April 2005
(Ireland's Current Affairs Weekly)
Some of what is written
here is highly thought-provoking.
If anyone is offended by anything that they may read in these articles, then I
ask for their forgiveness and am sorry to have so offended them. Remember that
I am writing from my own perspective and viewpoint
which is not necessarily yours too. Nobody can force you to change your
ideas, understanding or beliefs, but perhaps by pondering on what I have written,
you may find that the vision at the heart of your faith
has been enlarged.
We all are responsible for seeking to serve the Truth. It is a puzzling fact about the human family that within a range of
different religions people may study their Scriptures and tradition and come
up in every generation with such diverse and conflicting interpretations;
nobody seems to understand the reasons why. Are the reasons psychological,
sociological, moral, cultural or something else? I would be interested in
what you think the reasons are.
A FORUM FOR DIVERSITY AND CONFLICT
AND A FOCUS FOR
CO-OPERATION AND UNITY
Feel free to respond to any of these articles either
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I like these two quotations ascribed to Voltaire (though perhaps incorrectly ascribed to him): "We owe respect to the living; to the
dead we owe only truth," and "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend
to the death your right to say it." And I approve of this one (from Richard Holloway): "We tend to agree with Montaingne, that it is rating our
conjectures highly to roast people alive for them". I am conscious that
my articles lack a psychological input. Religious symbols can have a powerful
effect at a psychological level. The integration of the personality and the
growth of a person towards a greater healing and wholeness, within community, are
connected deeply with the world of symbols.