Sunday 14 December 2014

Loving Truth and Peace--14

What Does it Take to Love Truth and Peace?
Lessons on why LTP takes courage
(TED--National Public Radio program, 12 December 2012)
'I am deluding myself as a reporter
if I think that what I do can stop a war...
I can only be a witness. My role is to be a voice to the voiceless.' 
Janine Di Giovani (TEDxTalk, below, slightly paraphrased)

What I Saw in War
 (12 minutes, subtitles available in 32 languages)

1. Click the link below to access:
--podcast and the transcript of Janine Di Giovani (11.5 minutes) on the TED Radio Hour, National Public Radio (USA), 12 December 2014

2. Click here to access the full hour NPR program on "Courage":

3. Transcript excerpt:
"RAZ [moderator]: Janine's probably covered every major war for the past 25 years - so obviously, an incredibly courageous person, right? But the thing is, she'd say that all of that pales in comparison to the kind of courage she's seen in others.

DI GIOVANNI [war correspondent]: And it usually comes down to ordinary people, when confronted with great evil, taking and making choices that would, for me, give the real explanation of courage. I mean, to me, I always thought the most courageous people I knew were people that faced insurmountable challenges in their lives. And that could be someone with cancer who battles it out and gets through the day, or children who walk to school in Africa because they really want to be educated, or someone who survives a genocide by hiding or hiding other people."

4. One more item:
10 December 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. receiving the Noble peace Prize on behalf of the Civil Rights Movement. Click the link below to watch the video of his acceptance speech (12 minutes).  His voice still rings true today.

Here is the transcript:

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