Abraham Bah
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Abraham is actively involved in public advocacy and youth work and with an academic background in Peace, Video Production I am actively involved in peace-related advocacy and a youth representative member of the Mano River Union Peace and Security also a Member of the Steering Committee of the Dis-Arm for Peace Project and a center facilitator for the use of the Mano River Youth platform. With kin interest in Urbanization, I was elected as a member of Youth Advisory Board of the Global Youth Network for Peace & Development representing Africa. Whilst serving as Board Member, i also worked with a number of NGOs and government institutions to promote peace issues that has to do with the daily challenges youth are faced with, in search of solutions.

I am firmly dedicated to the advancement and development of the Global society and those within it. I have an unflagging commitment to peace promotion and human rights with specific interest to the rights of women, children, youth and disabled persons. My devotion to the rights of marginalized people is evidenced in my earlier voluntary work and at 20, I introduced the Human Right Magazine Project in iEARN-Sierra Leone through online interactive forum. I have also focused on the interlocking dynamic of peace building and reconstruction for development, human security, justice and democracy. However, has a sophisticated understanding of the need for conflict prevention, resolution and reconciliation as a central component of energizing my country and the beyond.

As a Civil Right Activist I have demonstrated impressive commitment to Justice and Peace globally. I was involved in a cruisis resolution along the Meditarrian Sea Border of North Africa and Senegal-Mauritanian Border few years ago and also participated in the Global Peace maker Conference which was held in Ghana.

I have travelled to a number of countries to participate in international meetings, conferences, training sessions and more to deliver talks and help in design of policy documents. This has allowed me to have various and renowned personalities in the Civil Society systems and other key INGOs/NOGs, Leaders and inspiring young people across the globe. And I am enthusiastic about participating in discussions, trainings and debates that helps foster meaningful changes for the voiceless around the Globe.
Why I want peace:
For Humanity to have better home
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Peace and Development
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I want to learn from others peace maker in respect of connecting for peace through networking for better peace education.

At last others will learn from my own experiences, in which i believe we can make the world a peaceful environment.
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At 6:11pm on May 30, 2008, Rob Schrama said…
The ‘Big Hug’ and the future of Jerusalem

The sting of all problems between Israeli and Palestinians lays in the Old City of Jerusalem. Her status has to be solved in such a way, that all parties fighting for control over her can agree upon.

On June 24, the ‘Big Hug’ will be hold in Jerusalem. Light workers from Israel, Palestine and from all over the world, ‘Lovers of Jerusalem’, will come together to bring warmth and energy to this city, embracing holding hands the Old City. If we bundle all our positive energies and bring these to Jerusalem, we can create peace to this exceptional place.

We are organizing the Big Hug to make the people aware –especially the Israeli and Palestinian inhabitants of Jerusalem- that there is a very shaped perspective for the city of Jerusalem as a city of peace: a new, undivided Jerusalem, as the capital of Palestine, Israel and at large.

Let go of the conflict concerning her command and dedicate the city to the Omnipresent. The Old City as a whole is His Temple. To give the walled Old City free to God, as a "Status Apart”, as an independent city, will be the most feasible way to come out the current impasse.

The Old City of Jerusalem must become an open city; a House of Prayer for all the Peoples. This perspective is written down in the Holy Books, this is the perspective we, as ‘Lovers of Jerusalem’ embrace as well as solution. But how many people does already notice this hopeful point of view?

What I saw in Jerusalem and also everywhere else where I meet Islamic and Jewish people is, that not so many persons really think about a future for Jerusalem. Most of the time, they stick with old ideas that the Old City of Jerusalem will always remain a part of Israel, or in opposite, that it will be absolutely a part of a new Palestinian state, as stolen land that has to be given back. With these visions, a future Jerusalem will be a divided city with an East Palestinian and West Israeli part, with barbed wire and checkpoints in between, like the situation of the city from 1948-1967. Or, coming closer to an agreement, people suggest -like proposed in the “Geneva Accord” in 2003- to make a complicated dividing of the Old City in a Israeli and Palestinian part. That will mean that the small alleys will be split by walls and barriers too. The idea that a future Jerusalem will become a divided city, is something that we have to prevent.

There are living about 250.000 Palestinian and 500.000 Israeli rather close together in one city. Do they want to make a separation of Jerusalem in parts or do they choose, deep in their hearts, for unity? So my best friends, it is our task to inform the whole city that there is an alternative for the Jerusalem of today.

All lovers of a united Jerusalem will come together to encircle and embrace the Old City of Jerusalem with love and devotion. We have to encourage all inhabitants of Jerusalem to join the coming Big Hug, with the idea of a New Jerusalem that might be realized with their support.

Rob Schrama Phone:0031-646608660
At 9:53am on February 22, 2008, Eyal Raviv said…
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At 9:52am on February 22, 2008, Eyal Raviv said…
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