Monday, 15 January 2018 3:03 AM BY MATILDA DORA from BRAWIJAYA UNIVERSITY, INDONESIA SIG Continuous Stand On Papuan Human Rights A National Interest?Matilda Dora14th January 2014, Brawijaya University, IndonesiaAs observed, the Solomon Islands government continues to advocate for the Papuan human rights claims inflicted by the Indonesian law enforced forces, a claim that the Indonesian government denies, that lacks factual data in this present era. This political stand has impacted both countries relations as well as construing the minds of the people of Solomon Islands to have a negative perception of the people of Indonesia.In 2014, I was told from family members to be careful because I am a Christian and a Melanesian by race; but having stayed here for more than three years now; my perception has changed. Thus I feel the need to briefly share my experiences here in Indonesia and my personal view point of the SIG political position on Papua with you, my fellow Solomon … [Read more...] about SIG Continuous Stand On Papuan Human Rights A National Interest?
Video PUBLISHED: 17:20 20 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:20 20 March 2018 Simon Parkin Kate McLarnon is returning to Norwich for a special Q&A screening of Even When I Fall, which tells the story of circus performers to give a unique perspective into the complex world of human trafficking. Even When I Fall Former UEA lecturer Kate McLarnon is returning to Norwich for a special Q&A screening of Even When I Fall, which tells the story of circus performers to give a unique perspective into the complex world of human trafficking. Even When I Fall, which she co-directed with Sky Neal, centres on Sheetal and Saraswoti who met as teenagers in a Kathmandu refuge, survivors of child trafficking to corrupt Indian circuses and brought back across the border to Nepal. The film traces their journey over six years as they confront the families that sold them, seek acceptance within their own country and begin to build a future. They struggle against the odds and without education, but … [Read more...] about Former UEA lecturer hosts Norwich screening of human trafficking documentary
0 Have your say The best leaders behave with humanity and integrity, says Juliette Alban-Metcalfe. She met Deputy Business Editor Greg Wright. ARE great leaders born or made?It’s a question that has taxed the finest minds for centuries. Juliette Alban-Metcalfe, the chief executive of The Real World Group, believes leadership is all about how you behave, and not what or who you know. A chartered occupational psychologist, she is at the helm of a business that helps bosses around the world to raise their game. It can also help to save taxpayers’ money by improving the quality of leadership at organisations that are responsible for upholding the law and keeping our road network flowing.Her parents – Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe and Dr John Alban-Metcalfe – were encouraged to start Real World Group in 2001 by the University of Leeds, at a time when management tools were not as sophisticated as they are today. The company was initially built around … [Read more...] about Why the best leaders behave with humanity and integrity
WHILST agreeing with Dr James Eglinton’s view that Billy Graham was an inspirational, charismatic preacher (“The genius of inspiring preacher Graham”, The Herald, February 24), it would be prudent to recall Psalm 146:3 – “put not your trust in princes nor in the son of man”. For all Dr Graham’s strengths, and there were many, there were also glaring examples of his human weaknesses and poor judgement throughout his time as America’s leading religious figure. Though Dr Eglinton lauds both Graham and Martin Luther for their outstanding abilities as communicators – it is somewhat disingenuous to claim that while Luther would shame those he regarded as sinners that Dr Graham “assumed his hearers were equal before God in dignity.” This is not reflected in some of Graham’s actions and public utterances throughout his time as America’s best-known evangelist. His traditional and stereotypical 1950s image of … [Read more...] about Letters: The human weakness of Billy Graham
IN the Republic of Ireland the ground is beginning to move once more and another pillar of an ancient regime is starting to wobble. In May voters there will vote on changing the eighth amendment of the Irish constitution which guarantees protection for the unborn child. If a majority votes Yes it will pave the way for the Irish Government to introduce legislation permitting abortions ‘on request’ up until 12 weeks’ gestation. Early appeals by the Taoiseach for the campaign on either side to be conducted with respect and dignity are unlikely to be heeded. On a visit there last month it was clear to me that the debate will carry much more emotional intensity than in the 2015 referendum to legalise same-sex marriage. This is a country where the sacred and the profane make covert mutual deals on a nightly basis. The abortion debate, though, will not be accommodated so easily in such perfunctory arrangements. It will be a national self-examination of how human life … [Read more...] about Kevin McKenna: Social capitalism with such a casual view of human worth