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Delhi seminar explores role of youth in social transformation

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 20 febbraio 2016

seminario baha'iNEW DELHI — India has the largest youth population in the world, a reality that holds both tremendous promise and potential challenges for the future of the country.Recently, the Indian Institute of Public Administration and the Office of Public Affairs of the Bahá ‘ ís of India organized a seminar at the India International Centre on the subject of youth, entitled “The Role of Youth in Social Transformation. Over 40 people attended the event on February 10, 2016, comprising representatives of civil society, government, media, and faith organizations.Young people are needed as leaders and decision makers in spaces where the course and direction of society as a whole are determined. Examining this theme, the seminar looked specifically at youth in community building, the impact of media on youth, and the contribution of youth in addressing climate change.”It’s necessary to include the voices of youth in a meaningful way,” said Farida Vahedi, a Baha’i working as the head of Youth Empowerment and Capacity Building at the City Montessori School in Lucknow and convenor of the Quality Education Forum of India.”Integrating young people into formal structures of power is of course advantageous for a variety of reasons, but simply feeding ‘ young ‘ voices into ‘ old ‘ systems, if unaccompanied by more substantive forms of participation, runs the risk of degenerating into mere tokenism.”Representing the Indian Government, Kiran Soni Gupta, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, agreed. “The concept of leadership needs to be redefined,” Ms Gupta said in her talk at the beginning of the day, setting the tone for the consultation that followed. “It is the youth who can bring a fresh wave of ideas and innovation in society.” This theme was the root of the issues explored during the first panel, which addressed the role of youth in community building.
The seminar was the second co-organized by the the Indian Institute of Public Administration and the Office of Public Affairs of the Bahá ‘ ís of India on the subject of youth in society.

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PA Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine to Hold “It’s On Us PA” Campus Sexual Assault Roundtable at the University of Pittsburgh

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pittsburg universityPittsburgh, Monday, February 22, 2016 2:00 PM University of Pittsburgh, The William Pitt Union, Lower Lounge, 3959 Fifth Ave Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine to hold “It’s On Us PA” Roundtable General Dr. Rachel Levine will lead an “It’s On Us PA” roundtable discussion at the University of Pittsburgh focused on the role of administrators, students and policy in combatting sexual violence on campuses and in schools. She will be joined by State Senator Jay Costa and State Representative Dan Frankel, as well as representatives from various Pittsburgh-area schools.
On January 29, 2016, Governor Wolf launched “It’s On Us PA,” a statewide campaign that engages education leaders from school superintendents to college presidents as well as students, teachers, families, and communities to make a personal and public pledge to play a role in preventing, addressing, and responding effectively to sexual violence.

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Harlequin Romance: Europe’s love affair with commedia

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arlecchinoToronto Thursday, February 25, 2016 6:30pm. Gardiner Museum – 111 Queen’s Park, Tickets $10 Speaker: Domenico Pietropaolo. The Commedia dell’Arte was a popular form of drama based on the improvisation of dialogue and action, and on the use of stock characters. It lasted well over two hundred years, spreading from makeshift stages in public places to the most refined homes and commercial settings of Europe. Throughout its history, the Commedia dell’Arte exercised a powerful form of social criticism. As the political and economic conditions of Europe changed, so did Commedia dell’Arte. It adapted to the new circumstances by reversing the direction of its criticism and by migrating from the stage to the world of the decorative arts, including garden statuary, porcelain miniature sculpture, etchings, picture books, and so on. This lecture traces the main lines of that transition, showing how the stock characters continued to flourish as protagonists of their new domains.
DOMENICO PIETROPAOLO Principal of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto, Domenico Pietropaolo is a professor of Italian Literature and an active scholar. He is a former Chair of the Department of Italian Studies and a former Director of the Graduate Centre for Study of drama. His main research interests are Italian literary history from Dante to the Enlightenment, the Commedia dell’Arte Tradition and the Baroque opera libretto.
ABOUT COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE DAY On February 25, we’re celebrating Commedia dell’Arte Day with a special Gardiner Signature Lecture and a 15% discount for Gardiner Friends in the Shop on regular priced items, including works inspired by the characters of the Commedia dell’Arte by Thomas Aitken and Kate Hyde.

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VisionTV Presents Rabbi Shmuley Boteac in the World Premiere of “Divine Intervention”

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rabbiNew York VisionTV has announced a new addition to its afternoon lineup. Divine Intervention, an original new talk series hosted by relationship guru Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, will premiere on the specialty channel in Canada weekdays at 3pm ET starting Monday, February 22. Rabbi Shmuley has been called “the most famous Rabbi in America” by Washington Post and Newsweek.In each of the eighteen, 30-minute episodes, Rabbi Shmuley conducts one-on-one counseling sessions with individuals seeking self-improvement, spiritual growth, and practical advice to make positive changes in their lives. Subjects range from sexuality, infidelity, divorce, abuse, platonic marriage and religion, to parenting, self-worth, eating disorders, and gender-related issues.“No subject is taboo; we deal with absolutely everything,” said Rabbi Shmuley.Currently, Divine Intervention will be broadcast in Canada only, however VisionTV will be posting each episode online the following day at 9am ET for US and international viewers. The episodes will be available online at: http://visiontv.ca/divine-interventionAs a child of divorce, Rabbi Shmuley admits that he deeply relates to other people’s problems. One episode that was particularly painful for Rabbi Shmuley to film was a discussion with his mother regarding her marriage to his father; that discussion broke down many family dynamics for the first time.In fact, half of Rabbi Shmuley’s 30 books, including Kosher Lust, Kosher Sex, and 10 Conversations You Need To Have With Your Children, were inspired by his childhood experiences, how he dealt with relationship challenges, and consciously sought ways to be a better husband, and father to his nine children.Rabbi Shmuley previously hosted the hit reality TV series Shalom in the Home, which premiered in Canada on VisionTV’s sister channel ONE, in which he guides troubled families on a 10-day journey to constructively address their problems.Series Executive Producer Moses Znaimer refers to Rabbi Shmuley as “dynamic and ultra-contemporary, and yet deeply rooted in tradition”, and was inspired to create Divine Intervention following Rabbi Shmuley’s appearances at his annual ideacity conference in Toronto where he spoke about the importance of lust to a happy family life.
In the 1990s, Rabbi Shmuley formed a strong connection with the late Michael Jackson. Their bond was reportedly so tight that many considered Shmuley to be Jackson’s unofficial spiritual advisor. In 2009, following Jackson’s death, Shmuley released the book, “The Michael Jackson Tapes: A Tragic Icon Reveals His Soul in Intimate Conversation.”
Rabbi Shmuley also became such a favorite of Oprah Winfrey that he hosted his own program on Oprah’s SiriusXM satellite radio station. He’s also contributed various articles to Oprah.com. This past January, Rabbi Shmuley appeared on The View to discuss his book Kosher Lust and why “love may be ruining your marriage”. (foto rabbi)

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Russofobia: Mille anni di pregiudizi

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 20 febbraio 2016

putinL’affermato giornalista e storico Guy Mettan indaga le distorsioni che affliggono da sempre i rapporti tra Russia e Occidente. La crisi ucraina del 2014 e il successivo intervento russo in Siria hanno fatto prepotentemente riemergere l’insieme di pregiudizi e stereotipi che in Occidente risalgono all’epoca di Carlo Magno e che sembravano essersi sopiti dopo la caduta dell’Urss. Un saggio avvincente e di grande attualità, dove Mettan decostruisce le radici stesse della russofobia europea e statunitense, narrandone l’evoluzione storica con lo stile coinvolgente dell’inchiesta giornalistica.In quest’opera di alta divulgazione, molto documentata, il racconto del sentimento antirusso diventa un’occasione per esercitare lo spirito critico di fronte a visioni del mondo preconfezionate.
L’autore: Guy Mettan, giornalista, storico e politologo svizzero è membro fondatore, nonché direttore, del Club Svizzero della Stampa. Dopo l’esordio al Journal de Genève nel 1980, collabora con numerose testate fino a divenire redattore capo della prestigiosa Tribune de Genève.

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