[gha] Re: The updated Contents of the Global Peace Science book was approved

  • From: nadeem masih <hwopk04@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:43:09 +0500

Dear Leo,

*Attack on Church in Peshawar*

* *

With a population of over 180 million people (97 per cent Muslim), Pakistan
is the sixth most populous country in the world and the second Muslim
nation after Indonesia. Just under 80 per cent are Sunni Muslim, and 20 per
cent are Shia. Hindus are around 1.85 per cent; Christians are 1.6 per cent
and Sikhs 0.04 per cent. Violence against ethnic or religious minorities is
commonplace across the country, especially Christians a favorite target for
fundamentalists. There have been dozens of incidents of violence, including
targeted attacks against entire communities - Gojra in 2009 or Joseph
Colony Lahore in March last year - or abuses against individuals, often
perpetrated under the pretext of blasphemy laws that end up hitting
innocent victims (the case of the Christian minor Rimsha Masih). Now Two
Taliban suicide bombers struck a historic church here on Sunday, killing at
least 78 people, including women and children, in the deadliest attack on
the minority Christian community in Pakistan's history.
Over 120 were injured in the attack on the historic All Saints
at Kohati Gate area of Peshawar. The bombers set off their explosive vests
as people were emerging from Sunday mass

*Planning meeting against Attack on Church in Peshawar*

Catholic Church and Christian community Toba Tek Singh right after the
attack organized planning meeting to raise voice collectively against
attack at local, national and international levels. In the meeting leaders
of community, church (Catholic and Protestants), representatives of Non
Government Organization (Caritas, society for Human development, Human
Empowerment Foundation and CCI etc.) and political parities participated. A
good number of women were also in the meeting to express their grief and
sorrow over the attack and show their solidarity with the affected families
of Peshawar. Fr. Smion Khursheed told the whole incident of Attack on
Church in Peshawar, Pakistan. He expressed his deep sorrow over the attack
on Christian and prayed for the departed souls. He further said that we
should raise our voice against this killing and demand government to
provide protection to every citizen of the country. Mr. Rasheed Jalal,
political leader said that we are shocked to hear this inhuman killing by
the experiments. He also added that we should raise our voice and launch a
rally in protest right now. Ayub Anjum said that our government is failed
to provide protection to innocent civilians of the country. We urge
government to hang culprits at once. Mr. Nadeem James( CCI) shared with the
participants of the meeting that we should protest against this shameful,
cowardly and  inhuman action. It is the violation of the humanity. It is
happening because of the bad law and order situation in the country. This
shows that there is no peace, harmony and tolerance in the country. If we
want to protest and go on strike, we must do it peacefully and remain calm
and peaceful. We must be peace promoter and make builder. To protest
against the violations is our right but it may give the message of
tolerance, love, peace and harmony. After the sharing of the leaders, Fr,
Simon Khurhseed asked all   to go for rally right now. They responded that
they want right now.

*Rally against Attack on Church in Peshawar*

* *

Rally started from Christian area (Goal Basti) and ended at Shahbaz Chowk
near railway crossing, main area of the city. Christians were holding
banners and placards. They also chanted slogans against the killing and
terrorism in the country. They slogans were: Stop Terrorism, Stop killing
innocent people, we want peace, Give peace a chance.  Rally passed through
the different main areas of the city peacefully and ended at Shahbaz Chowk.
Rally was so peaceful that there may not be any disturbance and mishap. At
the ending point Shahbaz Chowk, the leaders spoke to the people. Muslim
political and religious leaders also came to express their grief and sorrow
over the attack and express their solidarity, condemnation and closeness
with Christians. They shared that they are with the Christian and condemn
this attack. They further said that there is need of peace and harmony in
the country. Killing is result of existence of hatred and intolerance in
the society. We must work to promote love, peace, tolerance so that a just
and peaceful society may build.

*Prayer services in Catholic Church*

Two special prayer services were held in Catholic Church, Waryam Road, Toba
Tek Singh, Pakistan to express sorrow with the victims and their families
of Peshawar Church attack. 300 Christian from all denomination came for the
prayers. These prayer services were held under the tight security to avoid
any mishap. Christian community offered prayers of sorrow, solidarity and
peace during the prayer service. Political, religious and social leaders
spoke to the people gathered in the church for prayers. It was interesting
and encouraging for Christians that Districting Coordinating Officer and
Tehsil Municipal Administrator along with their some personnel were present
in the prayer service. DCO expressed her sorrow and sympathy with the
Christians. She further said that she is shocked to hear this inhuman and
barbaric  action. She further said that the Muslim community too is
mourning, showing its solidarity with Christians. She also said that Islam
teaches us to protect minorities.

*Prayer service in Convent of Jesus and Mary School *

A special prayer service was held at Convent of Jesus and Mary High School
Toba Tek Singh by Sister of Convent of Jesus and Mary Congregation.
Children offered prayers for peace, love and tolerance in the country.
Children prepared peace charts and peace messages on papers. They also
painted their faces with peace symbols.

* *

*Prayer service in Christian community *

A special prayer service was held at Christian colony Toba Tek Singh.
Prayer service was organized by the Christian community Toba Tek Singh.
 Fr. Simon Khursheed and Captain Shehzad Salvation Army Church celebrated
prayer service. About 300 Christians from different denominations attended
this prayer services. Christians offered prayers for the departed souls and
for their families.

*Peace Vigil (Peace Candle)*

Society for Human Development with the collaboration of Awaz Forum, South
Asia Partnership held Peace Prayer Vigil at Shahbaz Chowk near railway
crossing Toba Tek Singh. 500 Christians (men, women and children) from
different localities gathered at Christian Colony and marched towards
Shahbaz Chowk peacefully. They were holding Peace and Harmony Candles to
express their solidarity and sympathy with the victims of Peshawar. At
Shahbaz Chowk all the people both Christians and Muslims lit candles in
solidarity with victims. CCI members took part in this Prayer Vigil. Ch.
Muhammad Ashfaq, Provincial Vice-President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI),
Abdul Jabbar, Pakistan Peoples Party and other political leaders  expressed
sympathy and solidarity with Christians and demanded government to provide
security to the religious minorities in the country.

*Need *

A long term and short Post-Attack Program on Peace and Harmony Initiatives
is needed to bridge the gap between Christians and Muslims from grassroots
level to top in various parts of the country especially in Peshawar,
Lahore, Faisalabad, Islamabad and Toba Tek Singh.

 Following activities can be carried out:

   - Seminars with religious leaders from Muslim, Christian, Hindu and Sikh
   - Exposure program (Muslims and Christian participants) to visit
   Peshawar to express solidarity and sympathy with Christians
   - Installation of Peace Pools in Peshawar City.
   - Peace Prayer Vigil in Peshawar.
   - Poster and essay writing competitions among students in Peshawar.
   - Building Understanding through corner meetings.

In Peace and Solidarity

On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 11:03 PM, Leo Semashko <leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

>  Dear GHA Members,
> The updated Contents of the Global Peace Science book was approved! We
> have not received a single NO in voting on it. It is published here:
> *www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=585*.
> I am happy to congratulate you on this and sincerely thank the
> participants of the discussion and approval.
> In the Contents following changes were made:
> 1. Norman Kurland was removed from the authors upon request.
> 2. We invite the co-authors of the following articles:
> Erica Lazarova. Numa Pompilius: The Oldest Example of Social Peace from
> Harmony
> Alexander Subetto. Noospheric Paradigm of Global Peace Science
> 3. We have included two new articles of Maria Cristina Azcona:
> Art, Literature and Culture for Global Peace from Harmony
> From Inner Peace to World Peace in GPS
> 4. We have included three new articles of Leo Semashko
> Theories of Social Justice from Inequality with Plato and from Equality of
> Harmony: Kant, John Rawls and others
> Singapore: Social Peace and Prosperity from Religious Harmony
> Social Governance Way "Peace from Harmony" as Supreme Integration
> Principle in GPS
> We are pleased to invite our two well-known artists: Lida Sherafatmand
> Celia Altshuler take part in the decoration of the two inner covers of GPS
> book on a competitive basis through creative thinking by harmonious
> spheres, which I wrote to you about a month ago.
> We also invite all authors and the interested to participate in the GHA
> new book to send your articles to me a public way (through *
> gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx*) to ensure transparency and democracy of our
> collective creative process. Let me remind you: *the deadline for
> articles is November 30, 2013*.
> Now we have all the necessary methodological, informational and
> organizational prerequisites for the hard and long work with articles for
> this book in creative collaborative editing and discussing articles in
> accordance with the Rules, *to ensure the high scientific quality of each
> article*. To do this, each article should have brief analysis of the GHA
> sources and other literature, bibliography, brief biographical note, etc.
> in accordance with the requirements in the Rules here: *
> www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=585*
> Please misunderstand me. These Rules and Requirements are not personal
> whim. They are approved by the GHA norms of our joint creative work. I, as
> the only editor, just not physically able to write for more than 60
> articles in the GHA new book the analysis of sources and other literature,
> your biographical information and ensure compliance for every article with
> 20 Requirements. So, ultimately, I will refuse to publish all articles that
> do not meet the Rules and Requirements in them. *As you know, these are
> the conditions of work of any editor in any scientific journal and in any
> publisher*. I, like you, work on a full voluntary basis and have no
> assistants, as well as strength, health, and time to perform for each
> author this work, which requires the Rules and Requirements in them. I hope
> you understand this, and we will respect and cherish each other in
> accordance with these Rules.
> I'll start my editorial mission in November and in the sequence of
> articles corresponding to the book logic, so do not rush me, please, - for
> each article its time will come. *We have for this work about 6 months,
> i.e. we should finish around 10 articles a month. At the same time, I have
> to write my own articles and chapters in this book*. I will be forced to
> abandon all other works in the GHA and all letters are not related to the
> GHA new book until May 2014. So please excuse me if I do not respond to
> other letters out of this book.
> Hoping for your understanding and a friendly, mutually respectful and
> patient work with the author's articles. Thank you.
> With love, best harmony wishes,
> Leo
> Dr Leo Semashko:
> State  Councillor  of  St.  Petersburg,
> Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony;
> Director:  Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia;
> Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA) since 2005;
> Director, GHA Website "Peace from Harmony": www.peacefromharmony.org
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