Conflict Resolution

Kashmir: Inequality and Discriminaton is why an 8 year old was Raped

This was sent to me by a friend Assabah Kahn, Rotary Peace fellow whom I studied with in Bangkok.  She is a journalist dealing with the horrors of Kashmir suppressed by India in an occupation without end it seems.  She has seen the deaths for herself, she has seen the brutality of oppression,… Continue reading

May Aung Sun Suu Kyi find REAL HOPE in Burma

This interview was undertaken a year ago.  It feels like a good place to start to assess the situation for Aung Sun Suu Kyi.  Clearly today the Rohingya are facing genocide.  Why do people wish to exterminate a people, they are seeing them as a threat. 

REAL HOPE (s) is from… Continue reading

Why Did Britain Train the Burmese Military? Friend, Foe or Fool?

I am feeling moved to research Burma.  I have been to the border myself as a Rotary Peace Scholar meeting with the Association for Political Prisoners in Burma (refer This could do a lot to heal relations between Islam and the rest of the world.  There are some who have made… Continue reading

Bringing Shared Ethics to Mediation to Transform Conflict

Bringing Shared Ethics to the Table: 

Creative Problem Solving and Transformative Mediation

as Tools for Resolution of Controversial Conflicts


Terri L. Kelly

Department of Conflict Resolution

Portland State University

Suggested citation:

Kelly, T. L. (1999). “Bringing Shared Ethics to the Table: Creative Problem Solving and Transformative Mediation as Tools for Resolution of… Continue reading

Are You Ready For a Global Reset?

I felt inspired to write this today.  When I touch on truth I feel deeply happy.  




Who are we?

Who will we become?

Will we share the bright optimism of a rising sun?

Or allow the dark clouds of confusion to obscure the light of fun,

Why not… Continue reading

Is Critique of Israel Anti-Semetic or a Democratic Imperative? What is True?


I accidently ended up in media and embedded this image. I would say this is the core of my inspiration to write this blog. There are no mistakes.

For years I have heard and seen the Israeli government using anti-Semitism as a means of deflecting criticism they do not want to hear.  My mind… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”