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6th December 2015

Contents

1. Training, Workshops, Learning
a. Culture, Communication and Health (8-10 December 2015)
b. Beyond Revenge: Helping People Forgive (16 March 2013)
c. Transforming Conflict Across Cultures (8-12 April 2013)
 
2. Seminars and Conferences
a.  ‘Homo Economicus’ Goes to War: Rational Choice, Methodological Individualism and the Political Economy of War (11 December 2015)
b. Natural Resource-Based Conflicts and the Role of the Emerging Civil Society (13 December 2015)
c. Generations of Genocide (26-27 January 2013)
 
3. Consultations and Notices
a. Faith in Peace: Transcending Together the Religious Dimension of Conflict
b. Nuffield Commonwealth Programme 2013 (grant funding)
 
4. Events and Campaigns
a. Stop the War Vigils and events in the UK
b. International Work Camp 2015: Volunteer For Health, Development And Peace (20-31 January 2013)
5. New Resources
  Publications:
a. Housmans Peace Diary & World Peace Directory 2000
b Conflict and Confrontation in Southeast Asia, 1961-1965: Britain, The United States, Indonesia and the Creation of Malaysia
c. Working on the Margins: Plantation Workers in Zimbabwe
d. Women Resist Globalization: Mobilizing for Livelihood and Rights
e. Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Religion, Public Policy and Conflict Transformation
f. Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing International Conflict
  Online:
a. Anti-war Website
b. UNHCR Afghanistan Evaluation
c. Armaments, Environments: Small Arms and Control of Natural Resources
d. Database on the Ecological Sources of Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa
e. The Inter-Congolese Dialogue: Political Negotiation or a Game of Bluff?
f. DRC Peace Website
g. Online Refugee Studies Manuals
h. Kosovo: Landmark Election
i. Johan Galtung Analysis of September 11
 
6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. . International Alert: Great Lakes Programme Administrator (closing date: 7 December 2015)
b. Westminster Foundation for Democracy: Sierra Leone Programme Manager (closing date: 14 December 2015)
c. Overseas Development Institute: ALNAP Coordinator (closing date: 17 December 2015)
d. INCORE: Evaluation Methods Trainer
e. American University in Cairo (Forced Migration and Refugee Studies): Lawyer / Non-Lawyer Volunteers

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS ISSUE DOES NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF QED.

1. Training, Workshops, Learning

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a. CULTURE, COMMUNICATION AND HEALTH
8-10 December 200, London, UK (3 days, residential or non-residential)

Want to improve your communication skills in cross-cultural settings? Then the Culture, Communication and Health course is for you. The aim is to improve communication skills and understanding of local cultures while working overseas. By the end of the course, participants will have: acquired skills for enhancing community and staff participation in project planning and implementation; a deeper understanding of the role of culture in health practice, behaviour and beliefs; and improved awareness and sensitivity to local cultures while operating in difficult situations.

This course is recommended for all aid workers and those interested in working overseas such as journalists and development communicators.

Cost:
GBP£225 Individual/£255 Organisations (With accommodation)
GBP£175 Individual/£225 Organisations (Without accommodation)

For further information, contact: International Health Exchange on email: info ihe.org.uk, or tel: +44 (0)20 7620 3333.

b. BEYOND REVENGE: HELPING PEOPLE FORGIVE
Saturday 16 March 2013, 9:45am–4:30pm
Organised by the London Mennonite Centre. Led by David Augsburger

The injuries of life are many and deep. Recovery is slow and painful. The most essential ingredient is the most elusive – forgiveness. Authentic forgiving is demanding, and in a post-modern age, it is most often reduced to an individualistic process of self-therapy.

What are the Christian understandings of forgiveness? What are the Biblical models of the reconciling process. Why is it so difficult? The alternatives are many – pious denial, memory fatigue, superior magnanimous triumph, to name a few – and then there is revenge of the most civilised sort that can be exacted in carefully rationalised ways. True forgiveness is something quite distinct from all this.

Session 1: Varieties of forgiving: the multi-cultural, multi-faith, multi-theological spectrum of approaches to healing.
Session 2: Forgiving and not forgiving: the practices of reconciliation, the alternatives in healing injury.
Session 3: Mediating reconciliation: the art of apology, the process of reconnecting, the forgrieving of the irreconcilable.
Session 4: Making peace with enduring injuries: the role of resentment, hate, contempt and personal and spiritual well being
Fee: £30 (£15 unwaged) includes VAT and light lunch.

David Augsburger is professor of Pastoral Care and Counselling and Conflict Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in California. He has taught in the US, Canada, Japan, India, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, China, Latin and South America. He is author of Helping People Forgive, Pastoral Counseling Across Cultures, Caring Enough to Forgive, Anger Assertiveness and Pastoral Care, The New Freedom of Forgiveness and as well as fifteen other titles. A Mennonite minister, he is active in training, therapy, consulting and learning from people in both concord and conflict.

To book, contact Jane Collett at the London Mennonite Centre: 020-8340 8775 or email: jcollett menno.org.uk

c. TRANSFORMING CONFLICT ACROSS CULTURES
8-12 April 2013, 9:00am–5:30pm
Organised by the London Mennonite Centre. Led by David Augsburger

Communities in Britain increasingly reflect a great diversity of cultures. While conflict is normal and inevitable in any group, the challenges are greater when the group comprises people from different cultures. Communication is more complex, the scope for misunderstanding is increased. Finding ways forward in the midst of conflict is harder work.

David Ausburger is a renowned Mennonite teacher with extensive experience working on cross-cultural conflict and teaching others how to address its challenges.

This course is designed to equip Christian leaders with new understanding and practical skills for transforming cross-cultural conflict. The course will explore inter-cultural communication, self-understanding, Family Systems Theory, conflict styles and reconciliation and forgiveness.

Spaces are limited to only 20.
Fee: £400 sponsored, sliding scale for part-sponsored, £300 individual. Fee includes VAT, training materials and lunches.
For booking information, contact Jane Collett at the London Mennonite Centre: 020-8340 8775 or jcollett menno.org.uk

2. Seminars and conferences

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a. ‘HOMO ECONOMICUS’ GOES TO WAR: RATIONAL CHOICE, METHODOLOGICAL INDIVIDUALISM AND THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF WAR
Tuesday 11th December 2015, 12.30 – 2pm
London School of Economics, U202, 2nd Floor, Tower One, Clements Passage, London

Crisis States Programme Research Seminar, DESTIN, LSE
Speaker: Chris Cramer, Department of Development Studies, SOAS (convenor of the MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development at SOAS)
Attendance at this seminar is open to all, no booking or ticket required. For further information, contact: p.a.murphy lse.ac.uk or tel: (020) 7849 4631.

b. NATURAL RESOURCE-BASED CONFLICTS AND THE ROLE OF THE EMERGING CIVIL SOCIETY
13th December 2015, 7.30pm
Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, London (opposite Euston Station)
Organised by PENHA

Chair: Dr Zeremariam Fre, Executive Director, PENHA
Presenters:
- Albert Rehan, CEO, a2zafrica.com (launch of new PENHA website: www.penhanetwork.org)
- Tekeste Ghebray, Former Executive Secretary, IGAD (1996-2000)

For further information, contact Kubara at PENHA on tel: (020)7242 0202 or email: p.penha ukonline.co.uk

c. GENERATIONS OF GENOCIDE
26-27 January 2013
Institute of Contemporary History and Wiener Library, London

A chilling aspect of the twentieth-century was the unprecedented loss of life and destruction of communities through genocide. Scholarly research, the development of human rights issues and greater public awareness have contributed to a wider understanding and acknowledgement of the history and effects of the recurring phenomenon of genocide.

On Britain's second National Holocaust Memorial Day, this conference focuses on the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, and genocide in the Balkans and Rwanda. Examining the history, processes, implications and responses during and after conflicts, a wide range of perspectives will cover themes including: International Responses; Surveillance and Prevention; Law, Denial and Education; Trauma, Memory and Identity.

Speakers include Dr Joyce Apse,l Dr Yair Auron, Helen Bamber OBE, Prof Dan Bar-On, Prof Kevork Bardakjian, Dr David Calonne, Dr John Ceronne, Dr Bridget Conley, Prof Vahakn Dadrian, Dr Martin Dean, Dr Louis Flancbaum, Dr Peter Hall, Prof Ian Hancock, Prof Henry Huttenbach, Dr Avi Kay, Dr Hilmar Kaiser, Dr Mark Levene, Prof Maud Mandel, Dr Stephan Marks, Dr Erik Markusen, Linda Melvern, Prof Manus Midlarsky, Kemal Pervanic, Prof William Schabas, Prof Jaques Semelin, Prof Lorne Shirinian, Dr Greg Stanton, Dr Dan Stone, Dr Jonathan Todres, Prof Eric Weitz, Inaki Zabala

Conference Registration:
£40/$60 by 24 December 2015 £45/$65 thereafter; £30/35 concs
Please make cheques payable to ‘Wiener Library Ltd’
You may provisionally register by email, but please send cheques by post to: Wiener Library, 4 Devonshire Street, London W1W 5BH, UK. Tel: + 44 (0)20 7636 7247; Fax:+ 44 (0)20 7436 6428; Email: info wienerlibrary.co.uk. Website: www.wienerlibrary.co.uk. (Hotel lists can be emailed on request)

Conference begins 7pm 26 January, ends 6pm 27 January 2013

3. Consultations and Notices

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a. FAITH IN PEACE: TRANSCENDING TOGETHER THE RELIGIOUS DIMENSION OF CONFLICT

The University of Maryland has initiated a new project entitled "Faith in Peace: Transcending Together the Religious Dimension of Conflict." The research team is under the direction of Professor Edy Kaufman, Suheil Bushrui, and M. I. Bradbury at the University of Maryland in College Park. The project is designed to examine a selection of conflicts in which religion plays a major role. They would like to bring together members from opposing sides to co-write a chapter highlighting the major issues and possible solutions to their particular conflict. The following conflicts will be included in their initiative:
1. Northern Ireland (Catholic-Protestant)
2. Bosnia (Muslim-Orthodox Christian)
3. India-Pakistan (Hindu-Muslim)
4. Sri Lanka (Buddhist-Hindu)
5. Arab-Israeli (Muslim-Jewish)
6. Sudan (Christian-Muslim)
7. Nigeria (Christian-Muslim)
8. Chiapas, Mexico (Protestant-Catholic)
9. Religious and racial prejudice in the US

They would like to obtain names and contact information for persons who may be interested in joining the "Faith in Peace" project. Interested persons are asked to contact the project via email: peaceprogram cidcm.umd.edu

Please send a CV as well as a short letter of intent/interest in the project. For further information, contact the team at the above email address or by telephone: +1 301 314 5907.

b. NUFFIELD COMMONWEALTH PROGRAMME 2013 (GRANT FUNDING)

The aims of the Nuffield Commonwealth Programme are to contribute to the improvement of education, health and social welfare in the Commonwealth countries of Southern and Eastern Africa and to promote links between the UK and those countries. It does this by funding innovative and well-defined projects that involve collaboration between UK and overseas organisations in both their design and implementation. A key aim of these projects is the development of expertise and experience of practitioners and policy makers.

In this, the second round of the programme, the Trustees are offering up to four new grants of up to £250,000 over five years, for activities beginning no earlier than January 2014. Applications will be considered for work in the following fields:
- education
- access to justice
- mental health
- child protection, family law and justice
- older people and their families

Exceptional projects outside these fields but in the Foundation’s wider fields of education, health and social welfare will also be considered.

Outline proposal deadline: 4 March 2013

For further information, contact: Sarah Lock, Nuffield Foundation, 28 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JS, UK or see their website at: www.nuffield.org.uk.

4. Events and Campaigns

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a. STOP THE WAR VIGILS AND EVENTS IN THE UK
(from the Aftermath-announcements listserve: Aftermath-11-September-2015-announce yahoogroups.co.uk)

LONDON AND SOUTH EAST

Day of prayer in Notting Hill Gate: Monthly every first Friday of the month, from 08:00 to 16:00: at the Christian Science Church, 104 Palace Garden Terrace, London W8

"War on Terror- The Score" in London: Weekly every Monday, from 10:00: St Martins in the Fields, Trafalgar Square. No chanting, no placards. Vigil beside statistics board of dead, starving and refugees resulting from this ar. Organised by: Catherine Barron

Women's Anti War Picket in London: Weekly every Tuesday, from 17:00 to 18:15: Downing Street, Whitehall.

Stop the War, Invest in Caring, not Killing. All welcome. Come and say you oppose the war. Organised by: International Wages for Housework Campaign

Peace vigil in London: Weekly every Tuesday, from 18:00 to 19:00: outside Downing Street. Justice, not vengeance: No to military retaliation. Called by Arrow, supported by CND, in response to the attacks in the US. Organised by: Arrow

Silent Vigil in London: Weekly every Wednesday, from 18:00: opposite National Portrait Gallery, just above St Martins in the Fields Church. Please wear black if possible, women only. Organised by: Women in Black

Vauxhall Socialist Alliance Antiwar Stall in Lambeth: Weekly every Friday evening, from 18:00: outside Oval Tube Station. Distributes leaflets with socialist arguments against the war, STWC leaflets, and supporters' petition. Other Socialist Alliance material available. Organised by: Oval Ward Socialist Alliance, Colin Weeden, SA Oval

Vigil: Althing appeal for Peace in London: Weekly every Wednesday, from 18:30: outside Embassy of Iceland

Iceland; Teach the World your Miracle! Nearest Tube Stations: Knightsbridge and Sloan Square.

Stop the War Organising Meeting in West Norwood: Weekly every Wednesday, from 19:30 to 21:00: at the Norwood Hotel, Knight's Hill, next to West Norwood Station. Meet every Wednesday to organise local activity and help build

London/National Stop the War events. Organised by: West Norwood Stop the War Coalition

Coalition Open Organising Meeting in Hackney: Weekly every Wednesday, from 19:30 to 21:00: Centerprise, Kingsland High St. Organised by: Hackney Stop the War Coalition

Organising Meeting in Brent: Weekly every Monday, from 19:30: Brent Trades Hall, 375 High Rd NW6

Organised by: Brent and Harrow Stop the War

Stop the War Coalition meeting in West London: Weekly every Tuesday, from 19:30 to 21:00: West London Trade Union Club 33-25 Acton High Street, London W3 6ND. Weekly organising meeting, all are welcome.

Organised by: Ealing Acton and Shepherds Bush Stop the War Coalition

Vigil in Wanstead: Weekly every Friday, from 18:00 to 19:30: George Green. Organised by: Waltham Forest and Redbridge Stop the War, Details from: 07947 468 7411

March and Protest to NATO HQ in Northwood: Sunday, 09 December 2015, from 13:00 to 16:00: Assemble outside Northwood tube. March 2.00pm from Northwood Underground station to NATO HQ (aka HMS Warrior). Supported by London Region CND.Organised by: Watford Stop the War Coalition

Nonviolent Antimilitarist Direct Action in Northwood. Monday, 10 December 2015, from 07:30: Permanent Joint Forces Headquarters. Stop The War On Afghanistan Nonviolent antimilitarist direct action. 10 December - International Human Rights Day Disrupt the smooth running of the war machine at British Military Joint Forces Headquarters Northwood. Organised by: Nonviolence at Northwood, 07950 567099

Organising Meeting in Waltham Forest and Redbridge: Weekly every Tuesday, from 19:30 to 20:30: Hornbean Gannets, 458 Hoe St E17. All welcome to plan local activity and mobilise for national Stop the War events. Organised by: Waltham Forest and Redbridge Stop the War Coalition

NOWAR Newham Opposed to War in Newham: Weekly every Wednesday, from 19:00 to 21:00: Durning Hall, Earlham Grove, Forest Gate. Organised by: NOWAR Newham Coalition Against The War, Contact 0208 555 8151 for more details.

Vigil in Kingston Upon Thames: Weekly every Thursday, from 18:30 to 19:30: outside entrance to Bentalls Centre, Clarence Street. Organised by: Kingston Peace Council and CND, 020 8399 2547 for more details

Vigil in Guildford: Weekly every Saturday, from 19:00 to 20:00: at the Guildhall, High St, Guildford. Organised by: Guildford Stop the War Coalition

Information stall in Hastings: Weekly every Saturday, from 10:30 to 12:30: in the Pedestrian Precinct

Information, leafletting, dialogue. Organised by: Hastings CND, contact: 01424 437820

Women in Black Vigil in Hastings: Weekly every Friday, from 18:00: at Hastings Town Hall, Queens Rd. Organised by: Women in Black

Vigil in Brighton: Weekly every Tuesday, from 12:00 to 14:00: outside Ministry of Defence Recruiting Centre, Queens Road. From 12:30pm until 1:30pm will be for silent reflection. Please if possible wear black and bring white garden flowers. Organised by: Brighton Peace & Environment Centre

Vigil for Peace in Brighton: Weekly every Tuesday, from 18:00 to 19:00: at The War Memorial, The Old Stein, between North and St James' Streets. Please wear black if possible, bring placards on peace theme. Although this will be a co-ordinated vigil, a daily presence at the memorial at this time would be welcomed. This is a vigil for individuals, rather than organisations. Organised by: Brighton Peace & Environment Centre

Protest in Brighton: Weekly every Saturday, from 12:00 to 13:00: outside Brighton Peace and Environment Centre Organised by: Brighton Peace and Environment Centre

Weekly Meetings in Brighton: Weekly every Monday, from 19:30: upstairs at the Hobgoblin Pub, London Road. A non-hierarchical meeting to discuss and plan direct actions to take against the war machine.Organised by: Brighton Against The War

Peace Group in Reading: Weekly every Saturday, from 12:00 to 14:00: Town Hall Square, Reading, Berkshire.

Peace Vigil every Friday at 7.00pm and Saturday at 12.00. Organised by: Reading Peace Group, contact:
readingpeacegroup hotmail.com

Vigil in Milton Keynes: Weekly every Monday, from 17:30 to 18:30: Central Milton Keynes Library.
Organised by: Open Discussion

Public Meeting in Milton Keynes: Weekly every Thursday, from 19:30 to 21:30: Meeting Hall,402 North Row, Central Milton Keynes, (on the corner of North 6th Street, 3 mins walk from Shopping Centre)
Organised by: Milton Keynes Stop The War

Planning Meeting in Whitstable: Weekly every Sunday, from 18:00: the Labour Club, 12 Belmont Rd, Whitstable, Kent. Organised by: Whitstable Anti War Alliance

EAST ANGLIA

Peace Vigil in Ipswich: Weekly every Friday, from 17:00 to 18:00: in front of TSB, Cornhill. Placards, banners and lanterns/candles welcome. Organised by: Ipswich Stop the War Group and Ipswich Society of Friends

"Prayer For Peace" Vigil in Cambridge: Weekly every Tuesday, from 17:30 to 17:45: Our Lady and English Martyrs Church, Cambridge. All welcome, from all faiths. Organised by: Cambridge Justice and Peace Group

Candlelit Vigil in Kings Lynn, Norfolk: Weekly every Friday, from 18:15 to 19:15: at the Saturday Market. Contact Daphne Sampson on 01553 772798 for more details. Organised by: CND, Churches, Green Party

EAST MIDLANDS

Protest Against the War in Nottingham: Weekly every Saturday, from 14:00: in Market Square, by the Council House. Organised by: Nottingham Stop the War and Nottingham CND

Peace Vigil in Matlock: Weekly every Sunday, from 18:00 to 19:00: by the War Memorial, in Crown Square. Bring a candle.

Vigil in Leicester: Weekly every Monday, from 18:00: Clock Tower. Organised by: CND and Leicester Campaign to Stop the War, tel: 07989 796355.

NORTH EAST

Lobby in Newcastle: Weekly every Saturday, from 13:00 to 14:30: Monument. This is to promote public awareness and get anti-war petitions signed. Organised by: Newcastle Stop The War Coalition, contact: nustopthewar hotmail.com

Silent Vigil in Newcastle: Weekly every Saturday, from 15:00 to 16:00: The War Memorial, by St Thomas Church with banners calling for peace, also petitions.

Public Meeting in Newcastle: Weekly every Wednesday, from 19:00: the Friends Meeting House Jesmond, near Jesmond Metro.

Peace Vigil in Sunderland - Tyne and Wear: Weekly every Thurday, from 17:00: Market Square, next to E Bridges Monument. Organised by: Sunderland Stop the War Coalition

NORTH WEST

Vigil in Chester: Weekly every Thursday, from 17:30 to 19:00: The Cross. All welcome. Organised by: Chester Vigil For Peace

Vigil for Peace in Stockport: Every day, from 17:30 to 18:15: at top of steps of War Memorial Art Gallery, corner of A6 and Greek St. Candlelit vigil under banner: Killing people is wrong. They want international justice by peaceful means. Organised by: people in Stockport who oppose the bombing

Not In My Name in US spy base - NSA Menwith Hill: Weekly every Tuesday, from 19:00 to 21:00: at the main entrance. They have had weekly demonstrations for about a year now re Star Wars - after 11 September incorporating Stop bombing Afghanistan. Organised by: Campaign For The Accountability Of American Bases

SCOTLAND

Vigil in Edinburgh: Weekly every Friday, from 17:00: in Parliament Square. Organised by: Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition, contact: edinburghstw hotmail.com

Vigil in Edinburgh: Weekly every Wednesday, from 18:00 to 19:00: outside St Giles Cathedral.

Organised by: Scottish Coalition For Justice Not War

SOUTH AND SOUTH WEST

Peace Walk in Totnes, Devon: Weekly every Saturday, from 11:00 to 11:45: The Plains. Silent, single file to St Mary's church war memorial. Join hands for a further few minutes silence. Organised by: Totnes Peace Group, contact: 01803 840854

Leafletting and petitioning in Exeter: Weekly every Saturday, from 12:00 to 14:00: Bedford Square. Organised by: Exeter Socialist Alliance

Silent Vigil in Exeter: Weekly every Friday, from 17:00 to 18:00: in Bedford Square. Organised by: the Quakers

March in Exeter: Saturday, 15 December 2015, from 10:30: start from Belmont Park, (opposite the local Labour HQ & constituency office of Foreign Office minister Ben Bradshaw) through Exeter to Bedford Street. Organised by: Exeter Stop the War Coalition, contact: exeterstopwar hotmail.com

Candlelit Vigil in Plymouth: Weekly every Tuesday, from 18:00: Royal Parade, Plymouth followed by organising meeting at Martinsgate, Bretonside, 19:30. Organised by: Plymouth Coalition Against War, contact: 01752 313724 or 01752 518641

Vigil - Gathering in Penzance, Cornwall: Weekly every Monday 18:00 to 19:00 and Saturday, from 12:00 to 13:00: at the Lower End of Causeway Head. They have held these gatherings since the start of the bombings. All welcome, for peace and justice, a judicial process and treat the causes of terrorism. Organised by: Peace Moves Coalition and CND, contact: Peter M Le Mare, Tel. 01736 787 056 or email pete plumpeace.co.uk

Stop the War Vigil in Frome: Weekly every Friday, from 18:00 to 18:45: at the Market Cross, Town Centre. All welcome. Contact: 01373 473320 or 300152

Vigil for Peace and Justice in Truro: Weekly every Friday, from 16:00 to 17:00: in Truro Cathedral. All welcome to join a silent vigil for peace and justice and in memory of all the victims of violence. Organised by: Quakers

Protest in Bristol: Every day, from 17:30 to 18:30: opposite the Hippodrome, in the town centre. Monday to Saturday

Peace Vigil in Southampton: Weekly every Monday and Friday, from 17:30 to 18:30: in front of Civic Centre . Organised by: Southampton Stop the War Coalition

Peace Vigil in Gosport: Weekly every Friday, from 18:00: Ferry Gardens, Gosport, Hampshire. Silent candlelit vigil, please bring candles. No speeches at this stage please. Organised by: Gosport Peace Vigil, contact 01329 312553

WALES

Peace Vigil in Machynlleth: Weekly every Wednesday, from 11:00 to 12:00: at the Clock Tower. Organised by: Mid Wales Against the War

Peace Vigil in Newtown: Weekly every Saturday, from 11:00 to 12:00: outside the Robert Owen Museum. Organised by: Mid Wales Against the War

Peace Vigil in Llanidloes: Weekly every Saturday, from 12:00 to 13:00: under the Town Hall. Organised by: Mid Wales Against the War

Vigil in Bridgend: Weekly every Monday, from 17:00 to 18:00: Oxfam shop, York Place. Organised by: Bridgend Coalition for Peace and Justice

Vigil in Newport, Gwent: Weekly every Monday, from 17:00: At the Cenotaph, by the tax office, Clarence Place. Organised by: Newport Stop the War Coalition

Candlelit Vigil for Peace in Lampeter: Weekly every Thursday, from 17:00 to 19:00: in Harford Square. Bring along candles/cards/flowers/good vibes and show solidarity and empathy for all those affected by War; and those who are struggling for peace and freedom. Organised by: Lampeter Peace Group

WEST MIDLANDS

Vigil and Support Meeting in Newcastle Under Lyme: Weekly every Saturday, from 11:00: at the High St end of the Ironmarket, near Victoria Wine. Organised by: Staffordshire Stop The War Coalition

Stall and Petitioning in Leamington Spa: Weekly every Saturday, from 12:00: outside the Town Hall. Everyone welcome. Organised by: Leamington Stop the War Coalition

Campaign Meetings in Leamington Spa: Weekly every Sunday, from 19:00 to 20:30: Dale Street Methodist Church. All welcome. Organised by: Leamington Stop the War Coalition

Picket for Peace in Leamington Spa: Saturday, 08 December 2015, from 12:00: outside the Town Hall. Forget the Shopping, Picket for Peace. Live PA, Samba Band and Speeches. Organised by: Leamington Stop the War Coalition

Stall and Petitioning in Wolverhampton: Weekly every Friday, from 16:30 to 17:30: Queens Square, also Saturday from 11:00 till 12:00. Organised by: Wolverhampton Coalition Against The War

Peace Vigil in Coventry: Weekly every Wednesday, from 17:00: outside Belgrade Theatre. Organised by: Peace House

Say No To War - Peace Vigil in Cheltenham: Every day, from 17:15 to 18:00: on The Promenade. Organised by: Cheltenham Action For Peace

Vigil in Walsal: Weekly every Monday, from 18:00: The Crossing at St Pauls, Walsal town centre

Candlelit vigil in Telford: Friday, 07 December 2015, from 19:00 to 20:00: Meet outside Meeting Point House, South Water Square, Telford Town Centre (next door to Telford Central Library). Organised by: Telford Stop the War Coalition

Rally for Peace and Justice in Hereford: Saturday, 08 December 2015, from 13:00 to 14:00: High Town, City Centre. Bring banners, leaflets etc. Organised by: Borders Peace Network, contact 01544 370637

Vigil for Peace and Justice in Hereford: Saturday, 22 December 2015, from 13:00 to 14:00: High Town, City Centre.

Silent vigil; dress in dark colours pref black, carry white flowers and/or white candles. Bring banners, too. Organised by: Borders Peace Network, contact 01544 370637

YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE

Anti war stall in Scarborough: Weekly every Saturday morning, from 11:00 to 13:00: outside Woolworths, Town Centre. Come along, have a chat and try and help stop the war. “Let's put Scarborough on the map.” Organised by: Scarborough Coalition Against the War

Vigil for Peace in Sheffield: Weekly every Friday, from 16:30 to 18:00: Sheffield Town Hall Steps

Stop the War demo in Sheffield: Saturday, 08 December 2015, from 12:30: at Barkers Pool - war memorial, opposite Cole Brothers. March will move off at 1pm and return to Barkers Pool for a rally at the end. Additionally, local groups will be marching in 'feeder marches' from different parts of Sheffield setting off from around 10.30am. 10.30am 'Bikes Not Bombs' will meet at Devonshire Green for a peace-cycle round the city centre before joining the demonstration.

Check local website for details. Organised by: Sheffield Coalition Against War

Stop the War Activists Meeting in Sheffield: Wednesday, 12 December 2015, from 19:30: in the Steve Biko Room, NMB, Hallam Union. Activists' meeting every other Wednesday, starting 14/11/01, to plan future Stop the War events in Sheffield. Come along and get involved. Organised by: Sheffield Stop the War Coalition

Vigil For Peace in York: Weekly every Thursday, from 17:00: the fountain, Parliament Street. Organised by: York Against The War

Open Meeting in York: Weekly every Wednesday, from 19:30: Friends Meeting House, Friargate. Organised by: York Against The War

Vigil for Peace in Hebden Bridge: Weekly every Monday evening, from 18:00 to 18:45: outside Tourist Information Centre. Organised by: Calderdale Against the War

Prayers for Peace and Justice in Leeds: Weekly every Wednesday, from 19:30 to 20:00: All Hallows Church. Opportunity to pray for peace and justice and to seek spiritual strength and courage to stand against the War. Organised by: All Hallows Church

Demonstration and Rally in Huddersfield: Saturday, 15 December 2015, from 14:00 to 16:30: in St. George's Square. Organised by: Huddersfield Stop the War Coalition

d. INTERNATIONAL WORK CAMP 2015: VOLUNTEER FOR HEALTH, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
20-31 January 2013
Chakaria, Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh

Jointly organized by: Integrated Social Development Effort (ISDE) & Bangladesh Work Camp Association (BWCA) in celebration of the International Year of Volunteering-2015. This camp will bring together volunteers from all over the world to celebrate the IYV-2015 through working on health and development issues through plenary sessions, workshops and visiting local sites. The components of the camp include a weeklong eye camp where participants will assist medical staff and environmental activities such as the construction and installation of pit latrines.

Cost: US$150 including accommodation, food and local transportation.
Registration deadline: 15th December 2015
For further information, contact: Mr S M Nazer Hossain, Executive Director, ISDE House # 485 Road # 01 Block-B Chandgaon R/A Chittagong-4212 Bangladesh. Tel: +880-31-671727; Fax: +880-31-610774(attn. isde); 017-863364(mobile); E-mail: isde abnetbd.com

5.  New Resources

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Publications:

a. HOUSMANS PEACE DIARY & WORLD PEACE DIRECTORY 2013

The Housmans Peace Diary & World Peace Directory is produced as a non-profit service to campaigning groups and activists around the world. The 2013 edition includes a feature on the use of the World-Wide Web by activists, a week-to-a-view Appointments section, and the uniquely authoritative World Peace Directory.

The Appointments section includes a new selection of thoroughly researched anniversary dates, and a quote or campaigning note each week. The Directory lists almost 2000 organisations in over 150 countries.

The 2013 Peace Diary is in pocket format, printed on recycled paper, and costs GB£5.95; or GB£6.95 inclusive of postage and packing to any address in the world.

For further information, or to order, contact: Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4473; Fax: +44 (0)20 7278 0444; Email: diary housmans.idps.co.uk.

b. CONFLICT AND CONFRONTATION IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, 1961-1965: BRITAIN, THE UNITED STATES, INDONESIA AND THE CREATION OF MALAYSIA

Author: Matthew Jones
Published by Cambridge University Press

In the early 1960s, Britain and the United States were still trying to come to terms with the powerful forces of indigenous nationalism unleashed by the Second World War. The Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation - a crisis which was, as Macmillan remarked to Kennedy, ‘as dangerous a situation in Southeast Asia as we have seen since the war’ - was a complex test of Anglo-American relations. As American commitment to Vietnam accelerated under the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, Britain was involving herself in an ‘end-of-empire’ exercise in state-building which had important military and political implications for both nations. Matthew Jones provides an insight into the origins, outbreak and development of this important episode in international history; using a large range of previously unavailable archival sources, he covers the formation of the Malaysian federation, Indonesia’s violent opposition to the new state and the Western Powers’ attempts to deal with the resulting conflict.

ISBN 0-521-80111-7 (Hardback)
Cost: GBP£59.95
For further information, contact: International Sales Department, Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU, UK. Tel:+ 44 (0)1223 312 393; Fax: +44 (0)1223 315 052;
Email: information cambridge.org;
Website: www.cambridge.org

c. WORKING ON THE MARGINS: PLANTATION WORKERS IN ZIMBABWE Author: Blair Saraherford

This is the first ethnographic analysis, from the colonial past to the postcolonial present, of those who live and work on predominantly white-owned commercial farms in Zimbabwe - almost a fifth of the national population. The land question, rural development and labour exploitation are re-thought through a nuanced cultural analysis of the lives of farm workers, their families and their white bosses. Building on Foucault's concept of 'government', the book addresses the arrangements of power, points of struggle and strategies of accumulation on commercial farms and nearby communal lands. The author suggestively analyses the historical and current dimensions of marginalization of farm workers through state administrative practices of development and farm-based forms of authority, farmer paternalism and newly invented patriarchy, and locates strategies for amending traditions of domestic government within existing social practices and social identities.

ISBN/PRICE: 1 84277 000 4 hbk GBP45.00/US$69.95
1 84277 001 2 pbk GBP15.95/US$25.00
For further information or to order, contact: Mohammed Umar, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014; Fax: +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email sales zedbooks.demon.co.uk or visit the Zed Books website at: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

d. WOMEN RESIST GLOBALIZATION: MOBILIZING FOR LIVELIHOOD AND RIGHTS
Editors: Sheila Rowbotham & Stephanie Linkogle

Globalisation has intensified the pressures on poor women. They have resisted in both the North and the South in movements that are exclusively female and in others where women play a significant part. This book records and analyses women's grassroots activism in two key areas: claims to livelihood and human rights. Opening with the historical struggle for emancipation, it covers more recent examples of diverse resistance: women fighting for environmental and reproductive rights, mobilizing against poverty and racism, fighting the inequalities imposed by structural adjustment programmes and campaigning for human rights. The cases range from the British miners' strike to making gender central to the Guatemalan peace process. They contribute to the ongoing debate about the scope of women's movements, while demonstrating how women's activism around needs and rights is a crucial element in the global struggle for equality and justice.

ISBN/PRICE: 1 85649 876 X hbk GBP45.00/US$65.00
1 85649 877 8 pbk GBP14.95/US$22.50
For further information or to order, contact: Mohammed Umar, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014; Fax: +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email sales zedbooks.demon.co.uk or visit the Zed Books website at: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

e. FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIATION: RELIGION, PUBLIC POLICY AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION
(from Coexistence Noticeboard, 29 November 2015)
Editors: Raymond G Helmick, SJ and Rodney L Petersen

This book is based on a conference held at Harvard University in October 1999 sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. It deals with theology, public policy, pyschological and social theory, and social policy implementations of forgiveness and reconciliation. Contributors include: Andrea Bartoli, Donna Hicks, John Paul Lederach, and Desmond Tutu.

Cost: US$35 (hard cover)
For further information, contact: Boston Theological Institute, 210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, USA. Tel: +1 617 527 4880; Fax: +1 617 527 1073;
Email: mainoffice bostontheological.org; Website: www.bostontheological.org

f. TURBULENT PEACE: THE CHALLENGES OF MANAGING INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT
Editors: Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall
United States Institute of Peace Press

This comprehensive volume explores the sources of contemporary conflict and the vast array of possible responses to it. The authors present multiple perspectives on how best to prevent, manage, or resolve conflicts around the world.

ISBN 1-929223-27-7 (paper); 1-929223-29-3 (cloth)
Cost: $35.00 (paper), $59.00 (cloth)
For further information, contact: United States Institute of Peace Press, c/o Plymouth Distributors Ltd., Estover Road, Plymouth PL6 7PY, UK. Tel: +44-(0)1752-202 301; Fax: +44-(0)1752-202 333; Email: usip_requests usip.org, Website: www.usip.org/pubs/catalog/newbks.html

Online:

a. ANTI-WAR WEBSITE

Website with articles, news and opinion pieces developed by the Center for Libertarian Studies. Regularly updated. Available online at: www.antiwar.com

c. UNHCR AFGHANISTAN EVALUATION

UNHCR's Evaluation and Policy Analysis Unit (EPAU) is undertaking a real-time evaluation of the organization's response to the Afghanistan emergency. The first findings of this evaluation have just been published in a bulletin, which is available on the UNHCR website: http://www.unhcr.ch/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home. Click on 'Research/Evaluation', then on 'Evaluation and Policy Analysis', then on 'Afghan assessment'.

d. ARMAMENTS, ENVIRONMENTS: SMALL ARMS AND CONTROL OF NATURAL RESOURCES
(from the Coexistence Noticeboard, 15 November 2015)

African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Kenya
ACTS has posted a new policy brief entitled on the web. Drawing on cases from Kenya, it gives an overview of the primary roles played by natural resources in small arms and light weapons proliferation and use. It concludes with a number of measures to incorporate in policies that aim to arrest the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons. Comments are welcomed by the organization.

For further information, contact: African Centre for Technology Studies, PO Box 45917, Nairobi, Kenya. Tel: +254 2 524 000/524 700; Fax: +254 2 522 987/524 001; Email: acts cgiar.org; Website: www.acts.or.ke/Eco%20Policy%20Brief2.pdf

e. DATABASE ON THE ECOLOGICAL SOURCES OF CONFLICT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

(from the Coexistence Initiative Noticeboard, 15 November 2015)

African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)

A database containing information on the environmental and political contexts of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Kenya, Burundi and Sudan has been newly posted on the web.

For further information, contact: African Centre for Technology Studies, PO Box 45917, Nairobi, Kenya. Tel: +254 2 524 000/524 700; Fax: +254 2 522 987/524 001; Email: acts cgiar.org; Website: www.acts.or.ke/Eco-Country%20Databases.htm

f. THE INTER-CONGOLESE DIALOGUE: POLITICAL NEGOTIATION OR A GAME OF BLUFF?

International Crisis Group (ICG)

ICG's new report, ‘The Inter-Congolese Dialogue: Political Negotiation or a Game of Bluff?’ analyses the impasse in the peace process. President Joseph Kabila and his backers refuse to consider power-sharing through the Dialogue with anti-government rebels without guarantees of Rwanda and Uganda's full withdrawal from DRC. At the same time, the rebels and their sponsors, including Rwanda and Uganda, refuse to consider full withdrawal until a transition government is established through the Dialogue and their security is guaranteed. As a result, according to the report, low-intensity conflict remains the preferred option for most of the external actors.

The report is available online at: http://www.crisisweb.org/projects/showreport.cfm?reportid=488

g. DRC PEACE WEBSITE

The office of the facilitator of the inter-Congolese peace and reconciliation dialogue has launched a bilingual (French/English) web site at www.drcpeace.org that enables information to be channelled to the actors involved in the process, journalists, experts, and the Congolese people. The site contains recent information about the DRC, a directory of updates, publications and reports. It is designed to 'fill the information gap on the progress of the DRC peace process'.

h. ONLINE REFUGEE STUDIES MANUALS
Developed by Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University

The site offers new training materials to improve skills of humanitarian workers in offering psychosocial help to war-affected people. The manuals cover topics like effects of modern day conflict on civilians, cross-cultural understanding of the experiences of refugees, insight into gender issues for refugees, and the plight of refugee children. They also provide humanitarian workers with skills to help refugees overcome obstacles in community participation and communication.

Available online at: www.forcedmigration.org/rfgexp

i. KOSOVO: LANDMARK ELECTION
International Crisis Group (ICG)

A new ICG report, ‘Kosovo: Lanmark Election’, considers the impact that limited self-government will have on relations between UNMIK and Kosovo's leaders. It also examines the participation of Kosovo's Serbs in the new institutions, and the role of Belgrade in matters concerning the province's Serbs.

Available online at: http://www.crisisweb.org/projects/showreport.cfm?reportid=491

j. JOHAN GALTUNG ANALYSIS OF SEPTEMBER 11

Visit: http://www.peace.ca/September11byjohangaltung.htm for an analysis of the global conflict at the root of the events of September 11, and a list of strategies to prevent terrorism, by Johan Galtung, the founder and director of TRANSCEND, a global peace and development network. It will be a chapter in the second revised edition of "Searching for Peace: the Road to TRANSCEND" by Johan Galtung, Carl G. Jacobsen and Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen, being published by Pluto Press in London early next year.

6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies

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a. INTERNATIONAL ALERT: GREAT LAKES PROGRAMME ADMINISTRATOR
Closing date for applications: Friday 7th December 2015
Salary: £15,383 (pro rata) per annum (six-month position)

International Alert is a non-governmental organisation based in London, which analyses the causes of violent conflicts within countries, enables mediation and dialogue to take place, advocates for policy changes to promote conflict prevention and helps local people to develop the skills necessary to resolve conflicts non-violently. International Alert has regional and country specific-programmes in East and West Africa, notably in Burundi, Rwanda and Liberia, as well as in Sri Lanka and Eurasia.

International Alert has been working in the Great Lakes region of Africa since 1995. Over the past six years Alert’s Programme has developed strongly in Burundi and, building upon this experience, has expanded to include a number of regional initiatives. At present, we implement a range of inter-related projects in Burundi, a project in support of the regional inter-parliamentary peace forum, and we are developing work in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Programme is closely linked to Alert’s Women’s Peace Programme which also operates in the Great Lakes region.

The members of the Great Lakes Programme Team at International Alert travel regularly to the Great Lakes region, while one member of the team is based in Nairobi. Alert’s work also involves arranging for individuals and groups to travel to and from meetings, training courses, etc. both in the region and in Europe. The Programme Administrator is responsible for:
a. the organisation of all aspects of travel for the Great Lakes programme
b. being the primary point of contact in London for staff in the field
c. transferring grants to partner organisations in the Great Lakes region
d. processing and recording payments relating to the Great Lakes programme
e. Telephone and written communication with programme partners (in French)

Fluent (verbal and written) language skills in English and French are essential, and an African language would be an advantage.

To apply, please forward a completed application form and a completed copy of the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (which can be found on the International Alert website) to: Penny Smith, International Alert, 1 Glyn Street, London SE11 5HT, UK, or via e-mail : psmith international-alert.org.

Please note that CV’s are not acceptable and all applications must be accompanied by the completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

b. WESTMINSTER FOUNDATION FOR DEMOCRACY: SIERRA LEONE PROGRAMME MANAGER
Closing date for applications: 14th December 2013
Interviews 4th January 2013
Salary: £22,000 – 25,000 (pro rata)
(6 month post)
Start date: January 2013 Based in Freetown

Experience of managing overseas programmes particularly in Africa
Working with a broad range of local and international partners
Strong interpersonal skills
Experience of working in conflict areas will be an advantage

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to: Westminster Foundation for Democracy, 2nd Floor, 125 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5AE, UK. Email: liz wfd.org

c. OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE: ALNAP COORDINATOR
Closing date for applications: 17th December 2015
Salary: From £41,138, according to experience and qualifications (University Research Scale IV including London Weighting)

The Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) is an international interagency forum working to improve quality and accountability across the humanitarian system. The ALNAP Secretariat is hosted by the Overseas Development Institute in London.

ODI is currently seeking to appoint a Coordinator for this unique and influential network. The Coordinator, working with a team of 3 staff, will support the ALNAP Steering Committee in developing, facilitating and promoting the ALNAP Network and Workplan. The successful candidate will take a key role in ensuring the successful implementation of ALNAP’s vision for the future.

For this challenging role, ODI/ALNAP would like to hear from candidates with a relevant post-graduate qualification to Masters degree or equivalent experience, five years experience in relevant humanitarian work and a commitment to improving the effectiveness of the international humanitarian system. Candidates should also have experience of strategic and operational planning, managing teams and budgets.

Further details and an application form (Ref: ALNAP) can be obtained from: Personnel Officer, Overseas Development Institute, 111 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JD, UK. Fax: +44 (0)20 7922 0399; Email: recruitment odi.org.uk; Websites: www.odi.org.uk and www.alnap.org

d. INCORE: EVALUATION METHODS TRAINER

The Initiative on Conflict Resolution (INCORE) is seeking an evaluation methods trainer, to come to Northern Ireland for a number of training session and meetings over four days in mid January 2013.

The experienced trainer, in the field of conflict resolution, will provide one day’s general evaluation training, two half-day advanced workshops (potential topics could include self-evaluation, engaging participants in evaluation, qualitative evaluation challenges, etc.), and one day of meetings. Participants will consist of Northern Irish practitioners in the field of community relations and conflict resolution.

Interested individuals should contact anna incore.ulst.ac.uk with a CV, a brief outline of their intended training topics and expertise, cost indications, and full contact details.

e. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO (FORCED MIGRATION AND REFUGEE STUDIES): LAWYER / NON-LAWYER VOLUNTEERS

Refugees have the right to legal representation during the asylum determination process, but until recently, for thousands of refugees in Egypt, professional legal services have been almost non-existent. Egypt guarantees the right to asylum in its constitution; it has acceded to UN and the Organisation of African Unity conventions on refugees. However, in Egypt, it is the Office of the UN High Commissioner (UNHCR) who determines who gets refugee status, not the Government of Egypt. There is no independent appeal process against negative decisions. There are more than 23 nationalities represented in Egypt’s refugee population.

In July 2000, the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies programme at the American University in Cairo began to address this deficiency. It now provides formal training in refugee law through courses that are part of the Diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies and the MA in Human Rights Law, as well as ‘hands on’ practical experience of preparing cases for refugees seeking asylum in Egypt. Through these training activities they aim to promote:
- The assistance of refugee clients in preparing their testimony and to write legal briefs based on international refugee and human rights law for each case.
- The training of Egyptian lawyers and students in refugee law and legal practice to take major responsibility for providing legal aid.
- Advocating for the improvement of policies and practices concerning refugees.
- The involvement of other Egyptian and Middle Eastern NGOs in refugee-related work, and to provide training to their staff.

There are now three centres which are actively involved in providing legal aid: the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights (EOHR), which began offering free legal advice to refugees in Cairo in August 2015; the Centre of Studies and Human Development Programmes; the Association for Human Rights Legal Aid; and Musa’adeen (a refugee self-help group situated at four locations in Cairo).

Lawyers and non-lawyers are encouraged to apply to work as unpaid or self-funded volunteers in these programmes. Volunteers take testimonies, prepare legal arguments, collect country of origin information, and represent clients who are applying for refugee status or appealing against rejection at UNHCR. Volunteers are also urgently needed to provide intensive English training in legal vocabulary and writing skills.

For information on how to apply, click here.


 
 
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