Sat, Jul 19, 2008
New USIP Online Certificate Course: Interfaith Conflict Resolution
The United States Institute of Peace has released a new free online course exploring Interfaith Conflict Resolution. There is no charge to take the course, and those who complete it are eligible for a certificate documenting their efforts. As explained in the announcement:
This course examines the roles that faith leaders can play as third parties in peacemaking. It is designed to enhance peacemaking capacities by focusing on objectives, methods and best practices of interfaith dialogue. Case studies on Nigeria and Guatemala highlight the interactive module.
Fri, Jul 18, 2008
PeacePays.org is a U.K.-based website that promotes investing more in peace and less in war. Specifically, the group is campaigning to permit the taxes of U.K. conscientious objectors to go toward a peace fund rather than paying for military expenses that they object to.
The PeacePays website is nicely designed with interactive graphics, maps and concise, readable summaries of key ideas.
Thu, Jul 17, 2008
Japan’s Public Broadcasting (NHK) Peace Archives
The Keeping Memories Alive Peace Archives provides access to numerous radio and TV programs produced by Japan’s public broadcasting station (NHK) since atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Gradually more of the content is being moved onto the web. You can browse by program name or select a historical period or a geographical area.
Wed, Jul 09, 2008
3rd Annual World E-book Fair (online of course!)
The Third Annual World eBook Fair is being held July 4th to August 4th 2008. This year you can quickly conduct a full text search of 500,000+ PDF eBooks by visiting the World eBook Fair site. You can also browse the various collections.
Just two years ago The First World eBook Fair came on the scene with about 1/3 million books, doubled to 2/3 million in 2007, and now over one million.
Created by contributions from 100+ eLibraries from around the world, here are the largest collections.
As of midnight Central Daylight Time July 4, 2008 these are the approximate numbers:
100,000+ from Project Gutenberg
500,000+ from The World Public Library
450,000+ from The Internet Archive
160,000+ from eBooks About Everything
17,000+ from International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
Grand Total = 1,227,000+
Here’s a sample search on Conflict Resolution and Education that produced more than 1,600 results (includes some duplicates). Note the nice online pdf reader built into the site. Lots of good stuff in here.
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