Tag Archives: Conflict

Mindblowing film ‘Beyond Right and Wrong’ about the power of dialogue

“In Beyond Right & Wrong, a woman who survived the death of her five children wonders if she can forgive the man who killed them. A victim’s daughter strikes up an unusual friendship with the bomber who killed her father. … Continue reading

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Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue

Jackson Katz calls on us all (especially men) to stop being bystanders and become leaders of change when it comes to violence against women.  Personally I would like to see us do this when it comes to violence of any … Continue reading

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Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave – Leslie Morgan Steiner tells her own chilling tale of abuse in what she calls ‘Crazy Love’. Note the various stages of relationship: Seduce and charm; Isolate; Introduce the threat of violence; Regular abuse. … Continue reading

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As inequality rises, so too will conflict

Inequality is increasing rapidly in many countries around the world.  The video below provides a better understanding of inequality in New Zealand (a good number of the graphics include other countries, such as USA and parts of Europe). Journalist Max Rashbrooke explains what happened to … Continue reading

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Is Smacking Okay? – TED talk by Robbyn Peters Bennett

If you ever wondered whether smacking children is okay, take a look at this TED talk from Robbyn Peters Bennett, which details some of the longer-term effects.  Thought-provoking, moving, inspirational, and hopeful, Robbyn uses her own personal experiences to push … Continue reading

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How We Suppress Genius and Creativity – TED Talk by Scott Sonnon

For all the amazing people with the gift of dyslexia .  This is a very moving and inspirational speech from Scott Sonnon at TEDx, reaching out to educators, parents, and other influencers.  It also speaks to how violence interrupts or … Continue reading

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Dealing with IRD a source of conflict

I’m cross-posting this from a friend of mine Fiona Whyte, who writes a blog on Tax Debt.  She was inspired to write this from yesterday’s NZ Herald headline (hence the title) and as a result of her own dealings with the IRD. … Continue reading

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