An Appraisal on the LAN Agreement

An Appraisal on the LAN Agreement

The NPGs highest level leaders are seen in this file photo with FNR members after signing the Lenten Agreement (March 2014). In this Agreement the leaders committed to “overcoming our mistakes, while also recognizing and uplifting our achievements and contributions made at various stages of our political history, a steppingstone towards the common Naga future.” […]

Decade Since a ‘Milestone’ – The Climb Uphill

Decade Since a ‘Milestone’ – The Climb Uphill

IN PURSUIT OF RECONCILIATION: New consciousness and imagination could be seen as the NPGs talked to each other in earnest and the violence decreased. While traveling to various Naga destinations the Joint Working Group and the FNR were welcomes and encouraged by women, children and men holding white flags in solidarity as seen in this […]

Honour Your Father and Mother

Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa In any social or political context, there are different foundations and visions of how a nation and a people can survive and thrive. Some say that it would be through politics, political ideologies, and political institutions; others say that it would be through economic development and prosperity; others say that it would […]

God at-the-Wheel in the Journey of Common Hope

God at-the-Wheel in the Journey of Common Hope

STRENGTH IN PRAYER: Faith was an integral part to the process throughout the journey towards Naga Reconciliation. Many reconciliation ‘encounters’ were held in church sanctuaries. During the most difficult times, in addition to being a safe haven of security, they also provided the space for personal transformation. This file photo shows the FNR and the […]

Naga Reconciliation and Its Message for the Region

Naga Reconciliation and Its Message for the Region

A Light in the Dark: In order to strengthen the Naga Reconciliation process, a proactive public intervened urging the NPGs highest level leaders to hold a reconciliation meeting. This file photo shows people holding a candlelight march and a prayer vigil in Dimapur (March 2011). The same event was held simultaneously in many other locations […]

What Orwell’s ‘1984’ tells us about today’s world, 70 years after it was published

Stephen Groening, University of Washington Seventy years ago, Eric Blair, writing under a pseudonym George Orwell, published “1984,” now generally considered a classic of dystopian fiction. The novel tells the story of Winston Smith, a hapless middle-aged bureaucrat who lives in Oceania, where he is governed by constant surveillance. Even though there are no laws, […]

What does the Trump administration want from Iran?

What does the Trump administration want from Iran?

A picture released by U.S. Central Command shows damage from an explosion (L) and a likely limpet mine, on the hull of the civilian vessel M/V Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman in the Arabian Sea, in waters between Gulf Arab states and Iran, June 13, 2019. Picture taken June 13, 2019. (U.S. Navy/Handout […]

A Sincere Conversation of Hope

A Sincere Conversation of Hope

JOURNEY OF COMMON HOPE: The Joint Working Group (JWG) of the NPGs and the FNR travelled with the message of reconciliation to various areas of Naga-land. This file photo shows women and men from different walks of life a public meeting with the JWG in Phek Town (February 2010). Lipichem* Many a leaders around the […]

Living Culture

Living Culture

CIRCLE OF LIFE: This file photo shows members of the FNR and the Conciliation Group, Quakers in Noklak in a moment of celebration where people are seen chanting, dancing and encouraging all to embrace a vision of reconciliation (February 2009). Stories, Sorrow, and Strengthening Relationships Dolly Kikon* The 10-year anniversary of the Covenant of Reconciliation […]

Nagas and the anatomy of Deeply Divided Societies

Nagas and the anatomy of Deeply Divided Societies

Forming Relationships and Building Trust: To de-escalate tension and increase trust, the FNR facilitated regular meetings and introduced confidence-building activities among the NPGs. In one activity, NPG cadres engaged in a joint social work project where they painted the Dimapur Fly Over near the Railway station and the Clock Tower. This file photo shows cadres […]

Imagining Change – The Journey of Common Hope

Imagining Change – The Journey of Common Hope

In this August 2008 File Photo, members of the various Naga political groups, tribe organisations, Conciliation Group of the Quakers, Britain, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America and Forum for Naga Reconciliation are seen here after the Third Chiang Mai meeting. After two round of quiet diplomacy, the Third Chiang Mai meeting issued its first […]

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