Friday, May 30, 2008

Reason #20 To Fly A Peace Globe ~ Nagaland

The Ethnic Conflict in Nagaland

Began 1993

northeast India (borders Myanmar to the east)

Who is fighting? Nagas and Kukis
There are also several rebel groups involved.

The Naga people are divided into 30 tribes and speak 60 different dialects. The culture traditionally included headhunting. Tattooing is a dominant practice.
The Kuki people (refers to Zo ethnicity) with many different clans and tribes. Significant populations of Kukis live in India, Burma, and Bangladesh.

Why? Ethnic cleansing propaganda

Read Dawn Of Peace In Nagaland for an interesting account of the Peace Talks involving Christian church leaders. The fighting continues......Ethnic cleansing. Need I say more?

I am appalled by the needless suffering in my world.

If words are powerful, then this matters.

Come on. Join the Revolution.
How To Get Your Peace Globe

The Thirty Days Thirty Reasons Series: There are more than thirty ongoing violent conflicts waging right now around the globe. The United Nations defines Major Wars as military conflict inflicting 1,000 battlefield deaths per year. Wikipedia expands that definition to include wars that cause destruction and humanitarian crisis of outstanding severity." Ongoing civil wars fueled by racial, ethnic, or religious differences come with a new twist that distinguishes them from wars in previous generations - civilian casualties. During World War I non-combatants made up less than 5% of casualties. Today, the number is a staggering 75% civilians killed or wounded. In less than thirty days from now we will engage in another BlogBlast For Peace. By my research and estimation, there are at LEAST 30 very good reasons to fly a peace globe. To begin your activism. To increase our awareness of the suffering of others. To talk about peace. To write about peace. To be part of a larger voice for peace. To invoke peace. To pray for peace. To focus on peace.To wage peace.

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