Secondly Tim since you are in Ghana, I will want to schedule a meeting with you in concern with Ghana's Election 2012.... I want us to plan and build a Future for this Country through PEACE building...Thank you
See, right now wars and missile are not an issue. the main problem is the internal problems which are more serious issues esp. the treatment with minorities which is dangerous for India's national integrity and unity. Both Israel and Pakistan are at the same position in this game. Extremist Hindu Indians are also getting influence by Israel and Muslims are by Pakistan. And both trying to make India a shitty country.
Salam Tim, Yeah India Pak issue is getting worse day by day. Sometimes it seems like it gonna end soon when politicians take positive steps but soon they break some agreement.. and again things get worse. But yeah Civil Societies are working at different tracks.
Thanks for your question. Mr. Arias is not directly involved with the Centre, however, the Human Rights Centre is a part of the United Nations mandated University for Peace. Established as a Treaty Organization with its own Charter in an International Agreement adopted by the General Assembly in resolution 35/55 of 5 December 1980, the University for Peace has the mission:
"to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace and with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, to stimulate cooperation among peoples and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations".
The University for Peace Human Rights Centre is created within the contours of this broader mission of the University. In particular, the mission of the UPEACE Human Rights Centre is to promote understanding, respect and enjoyment of human rights. The Centre carries out this mission through human rights education, training, research, capacity building and awareness raising activities. The Centre takes a practice based approach to the respect, protection and fulfillment of human rights and promotes the integration of theory and practice. The Centre also takes a multi-disciplinary approach to human rights and attaches equal importance to all human rights.
Regardless the Christian sectors/communities whoever is correct/wrong in his believed in Jesus Christ, in fact I am not professional in the language of the bible in eastern or western churches.
I think what is happening in Egypt is just a political game aimed to creating a political turmoil state, in addition to, it seems that the new agenda may be aimed to arrival of a radical party to the power, such as Muslim Brotherhood party then people will loss all previous efforts for peace in the middle east, while Sadat, Begin and Carter were succeeded to build bridge of peace, trust, and cooperation between Egyptians and Israelis in 1979.
In my opinion, the real risk which forces the peace process is the religious parties and individuals in Egypt, as they are still using the religious discourse that incites / irritate youth/young people against peace agreement with Israel, moreover some songs, TV and cinema dramas which lead to increased congestion and hatred case between the Egyptians and the Israelis, so the Arab spring needs to the conservative leaders, then they continue and respect all peace agreements between Arab and Israelis. Finally, even it doesn’t matter who win in the presidential election - But not the Muslim Brotherhood- but the important thing how to cross from the war to the peace and good relations with our neighbors.
I think you lived in Egypt for long time that is why you could understand the differences between the Egyptian dialects, locations, habits, cultures, and wears, by the time, regarding to your notices, I’d like to add that:
1. Actually, am not sure which language exactly Copt’s liturgy, is it Latin’s or roman’s language, moreover there is nobody hear the ancient Egyptians language, and then we cannot read or even understand the meaning.
2. Regarding to Siwa’s Oasis language, that is true, no one in Egypt can understand their language.
3. All Nubians does not like to talk their language in front of Egyptians, but they do at home to their kids or relatives only.
4. Regarding to the preservation of manuscripts, would you please let me know that what kind of your study or job was in Egypt?
5. in fact it is very exciting to read about Cairo Genizah, and in my opinion, there were two situations of peaceful coexistence between the Jews/Israelis and Muslims/Arab, the first one considered during Ottoman Empire time up to the First World War, as a good relations between them, but starting from the end of First World War it became from the worse to the worst, as a result of several Jewish emigrations to Palestine, according to the following figure:
And I hope that I become one of peacemaker/peace builder in my country and other Arab societies, and help to erase the tension and bad image in the memory of many Egyptians and Arabs against the Israelis, because we love peace and hate war.
How is it going,thank you for your comment, actually there are may be 6-7 dialects/slang in Egypt, for example; one in Cairo (general dialect) which considered as a mixture languages: french, Turkish, English, Kurdish, Arabic fos'ha, Hebrew, Farsi....., and three southern dialect, one of upper Egypt's slang which known " se'idy", second Aswan's slang, third is Nobi's slang (Mantoki and Feddiki), in addition to people in north of Egypt like Alexandria's slang (sawahli), port sa'eed's slang (Sawahli), moreover lower Egypt's slang (Fallahin or Baharwa/Bahari), while you can find many bedouin dialects in the east of Egypt and other areas as: arab Sinai,Marsa Matrouh, belbeis, al-wahat, and Ismailia Arab, finally thank you very much for your notice about people in Egypt.