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God at the Wheel in the Journey of Common Hope

By   /  June 15, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on God at the Wheel in the Journey of Common Hope

By Chekrovei Cho-o   Prologue: Over two decades ago, someone from an international community at Baguio City, Philippines commented: “Nagas have Christ in their heart, politics in their blood.” That was a pleasant voice! I was glad Nagas are known to people across the globe. While there could be people who are totally ignorant about the […]

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Naga Reconciliation and its Message for the Region

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Naga Reconciliation and its Message for the Region

By Sanjay (Xonzoi) Barbora   One of the most enduring acts in human history is reconciliation. Most often, especially in modern times, it is wrapped up in rituals of forgiveness. Yet, as we are reminded by the current decade of work that the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) has gone through, it is also a process […]

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Give Someone a Gift of Life

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Give Someone a Gift of Life

By Temjenkaba World Blood Donor Day is observed on 14th June every year. Blood donation is one of the most significant contributions that a person can make towards the society. It is not harmful for an adult person to donate blood. The body of the donor can regenerate the blood within few days. It poses no […]

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Save Kaziranga to Save India’s Biodiversity

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Save Kaziranga to Save India’s Biodiversity

Adequate precautions required prior to monsoon to prevent biodiversity loss By Dr. Juby Thomas A post college road trip through a forest with decades-old trees loomed around, seeing herds of one horned rhinos grazing, vibrant insects and mammals dancing on the branches of trees and bushes. Getting exited with the calming silence that was punctuated only […]

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A Sincere Conversation of Hope

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on A Sincere Conversation of Hope

By Lipichem Many a leaders around the world are telling us that solution to all societal problems is to just build a virtual wall around us; to keep certain people out; take care of our own and let society take care of itself. Ironically, this view is the very source of our suffering in conflict, if […]

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Living Culture

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Living Culture

Stories, Sorrow, and Strengthening Relationships By Dolly Kikon The 10-year anniversary of the Covenant of Reconciliation is an important moment for us. It is a moment to celebrate the efforts of a movement that was instrumental in reducing the factional violence and encouraging Naga people to embrace a vision of reconciliation. As I began to […]

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A letter to FNR on 10 Years of Covenant of Reconciliation

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on A letter to FNR on 10 Years of Covenant of Reconciliation

The very thought of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) today has overwhelmed me with a profound sense of gratitude to God. Through His infinite grace and wisdom, God has sent the FNR to the rescue of the Nagas. When the Naga National Movement was passing through its darkest phase of history, when factional killings […]

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The Covenant of Reconciliation, Peace Dividends and Future Challenges

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on The Covenant of Reconciliation, Peace Dividends and Future Challenges

By Along Longkumer   Naga Society’s Moment of ‘Chaos and Destructive Divisions’ The most deadly factional killings in recent memory took place during the months and years leading up to the Covenant of Reconciliation, signed ten years ago on June 13, 2009. The years 2007 and 2008 were particularly bad as the commercial hub of Dimapur […]

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Decoding Congress’ Failure in the 2019 General Election

By   /  June 11, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Decoding Congress’ Failure in the 2019 General Election

The recently held general election was different from any other held in India in the sense that for this election, the ruling party as well as the opposition were in serious election mode for almost four years before it was held. On the ruling party side, the BJP knew well that its 2014 victory was […]

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Imagining Change – The Journey of Common Hope

By   /  June 9, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Imagining Change – The Journey of Common Hope

  At a time when most Naga areas were seized by Naga “factional” killing and death, the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) was christened. That was March 25, 2008, in Kohima with the support of 39 Naga frontal organisations, the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC), the Council of Naga Baptist Churches (CNBC), Nagaland Christian Revival […]

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