---------- Mensaje reenviado ----------
De: "Evelin Lindner" <e.g.lindner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Fecha: abr. 4, 2016 5:12 PM
Asunto: Dearest Mariá! Happy happy birthday!
Para: "María Cristina Azcona" <mcrisazcona@xxxxxxxxx>
*Very dear, respected, esteemed, cherished, appreciated, admired, and
*Happy happy birthday! *
Please let me express my loving respect, appreciation, and admiration for
you. You are a gift to the world, to our Human Dignity and Humiliation
Studies network, to our World Dignity University initiative, and to all of
us personally, including Linda Hartling and me.
We had our 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
at Columbia University in December! See the photo at the top of this
message. Morton Deutsch is the honorary convener of this workshop series
since 2003. See www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/annualmeeting/26.php.
YOU were with us in spirit!
It would be WONDERFUL to have you with us in our 13th Workshop, in December
8 - 9, 2016!
Last June, we had our 25th Annual Dignity Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, see
Our next, our 2016 Annual Dignity Conference will be in Dubrovnik in
September 2016! WELCOME!!!
If you wish to see where we stand with our Human Dignity and Humiliation
Studies work, perhaps you would be interested to have a look at the
overviews that Linda Hartling made for us.
We have now close to 30 books published in our not-for-profit Dignity
Press. See www.dignitypress.org
As you know, on 24th June 2011, we launched our World Dignity University
initiative. The website www.worlddignityuniversity.org will from now on be
ever evolving and growing. For now, I am collecting videos on
Sending you, and all your family and friends my warmest recognition, also
on behalf of Linda and our entire Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies
network, as well as our World Dignity University initiative, with our best
wishes for good health and a wonderful next year!
Congratulations also with our Nobel Peace Prize nomination, dearest friend!
We warmly congratulate the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for receiving
the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize for their crucially important work. Still, we
are very thankful that also we were nominated in 2015, as well as also now
for 2016, as this is a wonderful symbol of appreciation for our work. See
www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin/142.php. We were nominated as
candidates whose work is regarded to be in particular resonance with the
will of Alfred Nobel and his inspirer Bertha von Suttner (see her 1889
book, *Die Waffen nieder! *or *Lay Down Your Arms!*). The nomination has
already protected many of our network members around the world who put
themselves in danger by speaking up for dignity. It was crucial in
protecting us in Rwanda!
As you know, our dignity work is based on the African *Ubuntu *philosophy
"I am because of you!" and YOUR support and YOUR work is crucial for
bringing more dignity into this world!
Congratulations also to YOU with our nomination!
*AN OCEAN OF LOVING CONGRATULATIONS*
*From Evelin & Linda, and your entire global dignity family*
If you wish to see my global digniventures, have a look at
(*Digniventure *is a term that peace linguist Francisco Gomes de Matos
formed from dignity + adventure.)
We had a very special birthday celebration on 23rd June 2014: it was a true
celebration of Africa's *Ubuntu *philosophy of "I am because of YOU," which
means that also YOU were celebrated there: http://youtu.be/iO1w42QJwBY
(just jump over the Norwegian texts to the songs!)
*You and your friends and colleagues are warmly welcome to our future
- Welcome to our 27th Annual Dignity Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 18th
- 25th September 2016! We so much thank Kjell Skyllstad for being the
inspirer of this conference, see its programme evolve on
- Welcome to our 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent
Conflict in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Morton Deutsch is the
honorary convener of this annual workshop series since 2003. See its
program evolve on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/annualmeeting/28.php.
- And please come to our 29th Annual Dignity Conference in Indore, India,
16th - 19th August 2017! We are very grateful to Deepak Tripathi for
inspiring this conference, see its programme evolve on
WELCOME and thank you!
The picture above was taken on August 29, 2009, after our 13th Annual
Conference, in Honolulu.
You see Linda and Evelin with Princess Lehu'anani in a small local library
in the town of Lahaina on Maui, which was the first capital of the Kingdom
In her presentation, Princess Lehu'anani described the "practices of a
Hawaiian," and the "spirit and practice of aloha" as follows:
1. Being aware of others and recognizing that there is value in everyone
2. Developing a feeling for another's needs, having the sensitivity and
awareness to assist without being asked
3. Not pushing another down to pull yourself up
4. Forgiving a person who has injured you, and then dropping the issue
Does not this sound like the African philosophy Ubuntu? "Umunthu ngamunthu
ngabantu": "A person is a person through other people"!
YOU give us hope that this Nguni proverb will, in hopefully not too distant
future, guide us all, all of humankind!