Archive | October, 2013

VIDEO: Muslims and Jews vow to stand up for each other, build global movement of reconciliation

23 Oct

CENTRAL-EUROPEAN RELIGIOUS FREEDOM INSTITUTE

hope_sign-fp-02af074c6d50b1caef2fb6e2d985bae1There is a widely accepted belief that Muslims and Jews are enemies and will always remain so. However, nothing could be further from the truth.

For the past six years The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding has not only challenged this narrative, but has facilitated a global dialogue between Muslims and Jews that is taking place on all six populated continents.

This Muslim-Jewish dialogue is our annual Weekend of Twinning which encourages joint Muslim and Jewish programming on the grassroots level in every community across the world where Muslims and Jews reside.

Our efforts reveal the actual harmony that exists between these two faiths and peoples and here is a video that we produced with Unity Productions Foundation, which documents this global Muslim Jewish coalition that is vowing to stand up for one another by combating Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred.

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WORLD HISTORY MATTERS

23 Oct

WORLD HISTORY MATTERS.

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12 Years a Slave Trailer 2013 Brad Pitt Movie – Official [HD]

23 Oct

“In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.”

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WORLD HISTORY MATTERS

23 Oct

WORLD HISTORY MATTERS

 

World History Matters History websites developed by the Center for History and New Media”

 

“This portal to world history on the web offers direct access to two projects—World History Sources and Women in World History—that provide resources to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from primary sources and further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially issues of cultural contact and globalization. Use the search engine from the portal to search both sites at the same time or visit and each site separately.”

 

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Faces of the men who won America’s independence: Amazing early photos of heroes of the Revolutionary War in their old age

12 Oct

Faces of the men who won America’s independence: Amazing early photos of heroes of the Revolutionary War in their old age

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These stunning images are early photographs  of some of the men who bravely fought for their country in the Revolutionary War  some 237 years ago.

Images of Americans who fought in the  Revolution are exceptionally rare because few of the Patriots of 1775-1783 lived  until the dawn of practical photography in the early 1840s.

These early photographs –  known as daguerreotypes – are exceptionally rare camera-original,  fully-identified photographs of veterans of the War for Independence – the war  that established the United States.”Jonathan Smith

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2356524/Faces-American-revolution-Amazing-early-photographs-document-heroes-War-Independence-later-years.html#ixzz2hY3kfgeD Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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10 Tragedies Caught on Film

12 Oct

From British Pathe “10 Tragedies Caught on Film. British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck. From Franz Reichelt’s death jump off the Eiffel Tower to the Hindenburg Disaster, here are 10 tragedies caught on film.”

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Scientists trace 19 living relatives of Ötzi the Iceman whose 5,300-year-old body was found frozen in the Alps

12 Oct

Scientists trace 19 living relatives of Ötzi the Iceman whose 5,300-year-old body was found frozen in the Alps

 

Scientists in Austria have found 19 living  descendants of a prehistoric iceman whose 5,300-year-old body was found frozen  in the Alps.

Researchers from the Institute of Legal  Medicine at Innsbruck Medical University took DNA samples from blood donors in  Tyrol in the west of the country.

They managed to match a particular genetic  mutation with that of Ötzi, whose body was discovered back in 1991.Descendants: Scientists have found 19 living relatives of Ötzi the Iceman who was found frozen in the Alps

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2453857/Scientists-trace-19-living-relatives-tzi-Iceman-5-300-year-old-body-frozen-Alps.html#ixzz2hXrcxx00 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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