Story of forgiveness

Story of forgiveness

Visasier Kevichusa Ladies and gentlemen, I am here today to share my personal journey with the idea and practice of forgiveness.   On September 23, 1992, when I was still in school, my father Chalie Kevichusa was shot and killed not far from here. My younger sister was with him that day and was also […]

Voice of Hope

Voice of Hope

Rev. Dr. Ellen Konyak Jamir One night in the month of May, 1987, my family and I were woken up from our deep sleep. I was a young school going kid then, and all of us five siblings with our parents woke up to the commotion around us. As I opened my sleepy eyes, I […]

H. O. P.  E.

H. O. P.  E.

 Rakodu Nukhu   Hope is expensive We pay a heavy price to realise it Hope of nationhood has cost our people so many lives As a peoples group nothing is greater than this aspiration Is it wrong to hope for and seek an identity? An identity we have carved for ourselves as “Nagas” If this […]

I HOPE…

I HOPE…

Bwenye Kemp Today I stand here in the hope that the hopes I express today become a reality tomorrow.   My first hope is that there will be no other youths in the coming days or years just giving a mere speech about hope, but living their dreams.   Seeing the rampant educated unemployed youths, […]

FNR reflection on the Public Interactions

  Forum for Naga Reconciliation   “It is always wise to seek the truth in our opponents’ error and the error in our own truth”                                      Reinhold Niebuhr Introduction The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) was formed at […]

We Need To Talk

In an attempt to ‘reason together’ to secure trajectories towards the journey into a shared Naga future, the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) has envisaged series of ‘Open Public Interaction’ inviting honest reflections, constructive criticisms and way forwards. The objective, in a nutshell, is to discuss and explore pragmatic steps of forgiveness, healing and reconciliation […]

“A Treatise to the Public”- Forum for Naga Reconciliation

“A Treatise to the Public”- Forum for Naga Reconciliation

Introduction A 2016 Wall Street Journal article titled “Terror, Brexit and the 2016 US Election” talks about the resurgence of the poet William Butler Yeats in our present times. The article quotes one of Yeats’ most famous poems, “The Second Coming.” “Things fall apart,” Yeats writes. “The Centre cannot hold; the blood dimmed tide is […]

“Naga Day” on January 10: A response

Charles Chasie   The proposal of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), with the support of all the Naga tribe Hohos and other bodies, to declare January 10 as “Naga Day”, in remembrance and commemoration of January 10, 1929, the day the Naga Club submitted a memorandum to the Simon Commission in the name and […]

FNR calls for Non-Violence

Says the “decisive shift in the thinking of NPGs showed acknowledgement of the roadmap of change and reconciliation they all know they should take for the benefit of all Nagas”   DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 17 (MExN): The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) has urged all groups and individuals not to resort to any kind of provocation […]

FNR: Practice freedom through reconciliation

Covenant of Reconciliation signed by the highest level leaders is a sacred trust that cannot be taken lightly   DIMAPUR, AUGUST 26 (MExN): The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) today stated that the June 13, 2009, Covenant of Reconciliation signed by the highest level leaders of the Naga political groups is a “sacred trust that […]