Month: May 2021

Statement of Secretary General of Religions for Peace, Dr. Azza Karam on Violence Against Civilians in Gaza and Jerusalem

May 12, 2020
The violence against civilians in Gaza and in Jerusalem must stop. Violence breeds more violence, increases human suffering, and delays the long, hard work of building a just peace. This violence is – further and deadly – evidence of failed leadership, in every sense.
Religions for Peace believes that peace can be achieved only by honoring the rights of each, and both, of the Palestinians and the Israelis; facilitating painful but honorable compromises through sustained dialogue; and engaging the moral convictions shared by Jews, Christians, and Muslims, who know the Holy Land to be their common home.
Neither the suffering of so many innocent Palestinians nor the attacks targeting innocent Israelis can be justified. These acts fuel cycles of violence and produce no productive nor sustainable solutions.
Jews, Christians, and Muslims, supported by the goodwill of believers of all faiths, must unite in the calls and efforts to build peace. Religions for Peace knows from it’s half a century of multi-religious peace building efforts, that real security is shared security.
There will be no peace for anyone, unless there is peace and security for each and all, in the Holy Land.


Cameroonian Fashion designer @josephayissinga ‘s comic book “The Legende of Wazal” is to be adapted to a movie 🎥

Casting is ongoing for the role of King Wazal!

If you look like the cartoon character (body built, hairstyle, skin tone etc) and can speak English fluently… this is for you!
The Legende of Wazal is a story about culture, folklore, fashion and much more.


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@josephayissinga is based in 🇫🇷 France and this movie will be released in French (France) and English (United states)

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A Spark of Hope

“A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse.” – Mark 5:25 26 NASB

This woman had every reason to feel hopeless. For twelve years, she had done everything possible to stop her hemorrhaging. She had gone to physicians and tried their cures. In the process, she “had spent all that she had,” but nothing worked. Instead of getting better, she “rather had grown worse.”

But she had a spark of hope when she heard about Jesus. She sought Him out, working her way through the throng until she could touch His cloak. She had the faith to believe that “if I just touch His garments, I will get well.” Her faith was rewarded, and instantly she was healed.

Many people are like this woman. They may have struggled with health issues or finances, illnesses or crippling habits, family or relationship problems. In the process, they may have read every book, been to countless doctors, watched every TV show, and tried every solution they could find. Yet nothing seemed to work.

Faced with this frustration, some give up and feel hopeless and discouraged. But others are like this woman and realize that there is hope in Jesus. Instead of giving up, they reach out to touch Him with every ounce of faith they can muster.

Today, do you need a New Beginning in your life? Have you struggled with problems without success? Have you tried “everything” and nothing seems to work? Cry out to Jesus. Tell Him your needs, frustrations, and problems. Obey His Word and believe that He can meet your needs. In every area of your life, He can give you a New Beginning.


Father, I commit these situations to You: _________. I reach out in faith and trust in You. Thank You for the answers I need. I believe that You can do all things. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Read Why Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”.

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the pair tweeted.

They first met in the 1980s when Melinda joined Bill’s Microsoft firm.

The billionaire couple have three children and jointly run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The organisation has spent billions fighting causes such as infectious diseases and encouraging vaccinations in children.

The Gates – along with investor Warren Buffett – are behind the Giving Pledge, which calls on billionaires to commit to giving away the majority of their wealth to good causes.

Bill Gates, 65, is the fourth wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes, and is worth $124bn (£89bn).

He made his money through the firm he co-founded in the 1970s, Microsoft, the world’s biggest software company.

The pair both posted the statement announcing their divorce on Twitter.

“Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” it read.

“We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives.

“We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”

Their 25-year-old daughter, Jennifer Gates, wrote on Instagram: “It’s been a challenging stretch of time for our whole family. I’m still learning how to best support my own process and emotions”.

How did they get together?

Melinda, now 56, joined Microsoft as a product manager in 1987, and the two sat together at a business dinner that year in New York.

They began dating, but as Bill told a Netflix documentary: “We cared a lot for each other and there were only two possibilities: either, we were going to break up or we were going to get married.”

Melinda said she found Bill – methodical it seems even in matters of the heart – writing a list on a whiteboard with the “pros and the cons of getting married”.

They got married in 1994 on the Hawaiian island of Lanai, reportedly hiring all the local helicopters to stop unwanted guests flying over.

Bill stepped down from Microsoft’s board last year to focus on his philanthropic activities.

What is the Gates Foundation?

  • The couple established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000 in Seattle
  • The foundation focuses primarily on public health, education and climate change
  • Its grants included some $1.75bn to vaccine initiatives and research during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • In 2019, the foundation had net assets of more than $43bn
  • Bill and Melinda Gates pumped more than $36bn into the foundation between 1994 and 2018

Source: Reuters news agency

While the pair may branch off into separate charity initiatives, analysts say the work of the Gates Foundation is likely to continue.

“They have built this from the ground up, over the last 20 years, they share a deep commitment to it,” US author and journalist David Callahan told the BBC World Service.

“The work of the foundation is likely to go on. This is not some small family foundation that’s going to fall apart because a marriage is falling apart,” he said.

What role did Melinda play in their campaigning?

“Bill and I are equal partners,” she told the Associated Press in an interview in 2019. “Men and women should be equal at work.”

In her recent memoir The Moment of Lift, she wrote about her childhood, life and private struggles as the wife of a famous figure and and stay-at-home mother with three kids.

Working together at the foundation had made their relationship better, she argued. “He’s had to learn how to be an equal, and I’ve had to learn how to step up and be an equal,” she wrote.

Apart from her work with the foundation she founded Pivotal Ventures, an investment company focused on women and families, in 2015.

“The world is finally waking up to the fact that none of us can move forward when half of us are held back,” she said at the time. “The data is clear: empowered women transform societies.”