Monthly Archives: March 2016

Peace Farmer: Building a Culture of Peace with the Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi

20160309151437_9380006Peace Farmer: Building a Culture of Peace with the Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi on ICERM Radio will air Saturday, March 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the ICERM Radio talk show, “Lets Talk About It,” for an inspiring interview and a life-changing-conversation with Arun Gandhi, the fifth grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi.

Listen to the interview here. You can also dial +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York Time) to listen to the show and add your voice to the discussion.

In this episode, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, will share his vision of world peace, a vision rooted in nonviolence activism and the transformation of the opponent through love.

Growing up under the discriminatory apartheid laws of South Africa, Arun was beaten by “white” South Africans for being too black and “black” South Africans for being too white; so, he sought eye-for-an-eye justice. However, he learned from his parents and grandparents that justice does not mean revenge, it means transforming the opponent through love and suffering.

Arun’s grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, taught him to understand nonviolence through understanding violence. “If we know how much passive violence we perpetrate against one another we will understand why there is so much physical violence plaguing societies and the world,” Gandhi said. Through daily lessons, Arun says, he learned about violence and about anger. Arun shares these lessons all around the world, and is a visionary speaker at high level meetings including the United Nations, educational institutions, and social gatherings.

We are privileged to have Arun on the ICERM Radio program, “Lets Talk About It.” Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the show and add your voice to the discussion.

Child Trafficking: The Hidden Human Tragedy of Our Time on ICERM Radio will air 03/12

icerm-radio-flyer-global-child-trafficking-the-hidden-human-tragedy-of-our-timeGlobal Child Trafficking: The Hidden Human Tragedy of Our Time on ICERM Radio will air 03/12.

Listen to the interview here or dial +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York Time) to listen to the show and add your voice to the discussion.

Join the conversation “live” with Giselle Rodriguez, the State Outreach Coordinator for the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, and Founder of the Tampa Bay Rescue and Restore Coalition.

Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the show and add your voice to the discussion.

I-Reporters Needed from Countries Around the World

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If you are disturbed and worried by the frequent, incessant and violent ethnic, racial, tribal, caste, religious, sectarian, and faith-based conflicts, violence and wars in countries around the world, and you would like to be a part of a growing international movement that seeks to provide solutions by proactively and accurately reporting these conflicts in a timely manner, you are invited to quickly create an account for free and get rewarded for becoming an I-Reporter.

We just launched our IReporters Forums few days ago – forums for all the countries recognized by the United Nations. See the IReporters Forums on this page.

To become an I-Reporter, create an account.

Mental Health Care for War Survivors on ICERM Radio will air Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time

Join the conversation “live” with Dr. Ken Wilcox, Clinical Psychologist, Advocate and Philanthropist from Miami Beach. Florida, and make your views known to the world.

Compressed ICERM Radio Logo 1This episode focuses on the numerous challenges trauma survivors face in fragile and vulnerable regions of the world, especially in countries emerging from armed conflict and war. In post-war regions, many victims of violence, war and torture who suffer from severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are likely to have their rights violated, and are often left unprotected from, and exposed to, a continuum of violence perpetrated against them. Through the assistance of mental health care, many individuals have been able to find ways of healing from the atrocities committed against them. With the understanding of the needs of victims, many activists have also been advocating for laws and mandates to better protect the most vulnerable. In this episode, we will talk to Dr. Ken Wilcox, who has had the opportunity to work on the ground in many post-war countries, particularly in Cambodia, in order to get a first-hand account of the benefits of mental health and its implementation in nations effected by violence perpetrated not only by non-state actors, but also by their own governments.

Dr. Ken Wilcox received his doctoral degree in Psychology in 2001 from Nova Southeastern University and completed his APA internship with Greystone Park Psychiatric hospital, a maximum security forensic hospital in New Jersey. Since, Dr. Wilcox has been active in program development, media, and intervention in developing nations and here in the United States. His main focus has been on trauma, abuse, trafficking, sex crimes and rape; working with local authorities developing child protection laws and mental health programs for the victims. In the USA, he is active in similar as well as advocacy, LGBT rights and is a member of a large number of boards and philanthropic organizations.

Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the show and add your voice to the discussion.

The 2016 Annual International Conference Has Been Moved To November 2 and 3, 2016

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The 2016 Conference Planning Committee during its meeting on February 22, 2016, adopted a proposal to change the dates for the 2016 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding. The Committee members unanimously agreed that the 2016 conference will be postponed to November 2 and 3, 2016.

The original Conference dates, October 4-6, 2016, were changed after a concern that the dates fall in-between some religious holidays and might inhibit a group of participants from attending the conference. Two alternative dates were proposed and considered: September 20-22, 2016 and November 2-3, 2016. After deliberation, and considering a variety of options, the committee unanimously agreed that November 2-3, 2016 are the best dates for the conference.

We therefore encourage interested participants to the 2016 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding to update their calendars with the new dates, November 2-3, 2016.

For information about Paper Submission and Registration, visit the conference page.