Featured Blog Posts – October 2013 Archive (92)

Living with Differences: Team Prayer

Team Prayer:

The field is carved from a sloping hill, defined by stick goals, and mottled with grass clumps growing in defiance of packed earth and coarse gravel. Leaning my bike against an avocado tree, I lace my once white cleats and jog onto the field. Smiles flash across dark faces—the “Umuzungo” has come to play! We clasp hands and chest-bump,…

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Added by Michael Folta on October 31, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Living with Differences: Traditions in Modernity

In a modern world powered by technology, the Hani people of China have kept their traditions in many forms. In this photo, Hani women in traditional dress gather at a market to barter for good products. The women are happy to see fresh vegetable and fruits as a symbol of a good harvest - a small, simple happiness that is not disturbed by the pace of the world…
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Added by Rachel Wang on October 31, 2013 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Living with Differences: Old and New

In the middle of  a circle of tall, multinational corporate offices, we are surprised to find ruins of this old neighborhood. Along in the process of being replaced with new buildings, there is a feeling of strength and history about the old buildings -  striving to tell their story despite the roar of the corporations.

Rachel…

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Added by Rachel Wang on October 31, 2013 at 10:35pm — 1 Comment

Living with Differences: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

An old man in a wheel chair next to the Huang Pu River (beyond the wall in the photo). Next to him is his wife, standing causally while read from her mobile phone.  China's older generation has lived through the turmoil of revolutions and wars, but today, they contently embrace the calm of a new technological age.

[Rachel Wang]

[Drexel…

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Added by Rachel Wang on October 31, 2013 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Pluralism: Living with Differences III

This photo was taken in Trinidad, Cuba. It is a statue of the deity Shango playing the conga drum; it is a symbol of the religious and cultural diversity of Cuba.


Shannon Edam, American University, Nationality: United States

Added by Shannon Edam on October 31, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Living with Differences

I believe art is a way of communication we can use to help us appreciate our differences as we share our similarities.

Caroline Chelovitz
Firestone High School
Akron, OH, USA

Added by Caroline Chelovitz on October 31, 2013 at 9:52pm — 1 Comment

Living with differences- Toronto: world's multicultural capital

[Ozan Gurcan]

[University of Ottawa]

Nationality: [Turkey]

The city of Toronto is a living example pluralism. Here, one can find over 140 languages and dialects being spoken on the streets. From Lebanese festivals to Caribbean festivals, from Chinatown to Little Italy, Toronto is a city symbolizing…

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Added by Ozan Gurcan on October 31, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Pluralism: Living with Differences

This photo was taken in Trinidad, Cuba. Cuba is a very diverse island that is home to many cultures and religious traditions. This radiant young man is sharing this public space with fellow Cubans of African, Spanish and American descent.

Shannon Edam, American University, Nationality: United…

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Added by Shannon Edam on October 31, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

PEACE

Traveling through Burma and Thailand last summer, I instructed each group of kids I encountered on the importance of making a good peace sign. As Einstein said, "Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."

Caroline Chelovitz

Firestone High School

Akron, OH…

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Added by Caroline Chelovitz on October 31, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Pluralism: Living with Differences II

This photo was taken in Trinidad, Cuba. This is a street musician playing along a cobblestone road on the edge of town. Locals and tourists danced to the distinctly Cuban music- the young, the old, Catholics, atheists, those who follow African traditions and those who do not- everyone enjoyed the music together.  They were joyfully living with differences…

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Added by Shannon Edam on October 31, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Living with Differences

Traveling through vast northern Burma I was continually aware of the cultural differences facing me in this part of the world all but shut off from western civilization until less than 10 years ago. How surprised was I to find this group of young buddhists doing the same thing my 9 year old brother was probably doing half a world away. Our connected world is a window…

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Added by Caroline Chelovitz on October 31, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Pluralism-Today's children are tomorrow's leaders

[Ozan Gurcan]

[University of Ottawa]

Nationality: [Turkey]

I once read a very powerful story in which 3 different children were asked to draw each others' mothers. From the results of the drawings, something breathtaking was observed. Non of the 3 children had put emphasis on purely physical…

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Added by Ozan Gurcan on October 31, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Living with differences- Aboriginal-Canadian friendship

[Ozan Gurcan]

[University of Ottawa]

Nationality: [Turkey]

This photo was taken at the Pow-wow festival in Maniwaki near Ottawa, Canada. It was fantastic to see such a multicultural gathering at the festival to celebrate and dance along with our Aboriginal neighbors. Children and the elderly,…

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Added by Ozan Gurcan on October 31, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Living With Differences

 

The American student leaders were surprised by how much joy the Cambodian children found in a simple game of "pass the ball." It was the remote village of Mondulkiri's first time having plastic balls and colored paper to make little crowns with. The residents of this mountainside village are mostly farmers who live in…

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Added by christine yoo on October 31, 2013 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Living With Differences

It was shocking for all of us Western youths to witness what poverty looks like in Cambodia. In a humble noodle soup lunch that we provided for the village, hungry people gathered on a piece of blue tarp to be fed. This boy's haunting expression reminded us to not be focused on our own lives, but to remember how the rest of the world lives - and the majority of…

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Added by christine yoo on October 31, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Living With Differences

Malnutrition and unhygienic living conditions often rob many Cambodian mothers of her baby. Though we didn't have any doctors with us, we offered what we could to the seriously ill little boy - prayer. 

Christine Yoo 

University of Southern California

South…

Added by christine yoo on October 31, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

MY HOLİDAY

      In Bayram Holiday I and my familay went to bozcaada . we stayed there for 7 days. We stayed

      in a hotel many people stayed this hotel . I think there were 250 people . I think these 

       people are from very different social status. I think it was very good because all people were 

       equal . There were old cars, new cars therefore. Are you poor? It doesn't matter 

          I think all people are equal we can live in peace all together  In the…

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Added by mervan umut şentürk on October 31, 2013 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Living with Differences

This picture means difference persons live together like pencils in the pencilcase. Living with differences is important rule of life. We must be respectful to all differences people have. Like black,old,young,ill,disabled persons. Differences isn’t issue, It’s richness of life. All persons are different to another one but It isn’t important, important in the beauty of…

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Added by Ali Kaan Bek on October 31, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Living with Differences: International Student Photo Contest

If we turn to living theory and the simplistic notion, yet difficult reality, of finding small collaborative spaces and moments within the research context that so often consists of such bounded subjectivities, in order to co-create knowledges and identities…

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Added by Matt Ripley on October 31, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Pluralism

Pluralism means the variety of feelings,beliefs,ideas and the way to express them.Plurasim is the naturel condition of democracy and individual freedom.

In this photo,I wanted  to show that a country’s citizen has many national differences. At the same time;although the individuds have different cultures.ideas,desicions they can get on well with eachother.this…

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Added by Hale Beyza Karaçimen on October 31, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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