So, what really is jihad?

Mohammad Hassan Khalil, Michigan State University Often, many people conflate the terms jihad and terrorism. This is in part because many writers use the term “jihadist” when describing violent Muslim radicals. To be sure, such radicals have invoked jihad to justify their heinous acts, such as the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and […]

With cryptocurrency launch, Facebook sets its path toward becoming an independent nation

Jennifer Grygiel, Syracuse University Facebook has announced a plan to launch a new cryptocurrency named the Libra, adding another layer to its efforts to dominate global communications and business. Backed by huge finance and technology companies including Visa, Spotify, eBay, PayPal and Uber – plus a ready-made user base of 2 billion people around the […]

MH17 charges: who the suspects are, what they’re charged with, and what happens next

MH17 charges: who the suspects are, what they’re charged with, and what happens next

The reconstructed wreckage of the MH17 airplane is seen after the presentation of the final report into the crash of July 2014 of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, in Gilze Rijen, the Netherlands, October 13, 2015. (REUTERS/Michael Kooren/Files) Amy Maguire, University of Newcastle Four men – three Russians and one Ukrainian – will be […]

MY STORY OUR JOURNEY

MY STORY  OUR JOURNEY

Tungshang Ningreichon* One When they shot my brothersI wiped my tears and vowed revengeI took them down one by oneI was pleased I let the fire that stoked when they call me ‘brave’ burn within.It made me proud till I spent restless nights, remembering the names and faces.I moved places but the memories surfaced Some […]

THE SHAPERS OF HISTORY

THE SHAPERS OF HISTORY

A NEW SONG: Music has been integral to the Naga Reconciliation process. In this file photo taken in February 2010, young people are seen singing a song of healing and reconciliation during a public meeting with the Joint Working Group of the NPGs and FNR in Zunheboto. Daniel Buttry* Who is it that shapes history, […]

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 […]

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