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David Herr

Socrate Imani Matabaro shared his first post.

Membru nou · su January 25 a sas 17:39

I am very happy to have found myself in the big Quaker family from all over the world, it is a great pleasure for me.
I am in africa precisely in the democratic republic of the congo city of bukavu, i work for the office of the development of the CEEACO Community of evangelical churches of the friends in the congo.
we are still among the most isolated Quakers of the world in this we would like to join the other Quakers of the rest of the world to bring a stone of quakism to the Quakerism in this vast country which counts 26 provinces whose Quakers are in 3 provinces only including North and South Kivu and Kinshasa still in small numbers but also development.
we will be very happy to read you massively on this subject but also we will be open to all concrete questions the work of Quakers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


26.01.2019 Right Livelihood Award Foundation

Nominations Open: Propose a Candidate for the 40th Right Livelihood Award
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The Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, will be presented for the 40th time in December 2019. The Swedish Foundation behind the Award is now inviting people from across the globe to propose candidates who are working in a visionary and exemplary manner to solve global problems. The deadline is set to 1 March.

“We are seeking new candidates from all walks of life who are practical visionaries – people who are creating structural changes through concrete and successful work. As we maintain an open nomination process, everyone is welcome to propose any individual or organisation they feel lives up to this standard” said Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation.

The deadline to submit a nomination is set to 1 March 2019. After careful investigation by the Foundation’s research team, reports on the current proposals are submitted to the Foundation’s board and international Jury. The Jury meets in September to select four recipients.

The Right Livelihood Award is annually presented to four Laureates. Unlike most other international prizes, it has no categories. The Award recognises that, in striving to meet the human challenges of today’s world, the most inspiring and remarkable work often defies any standard classification. Human rights, environment, education, culture and democracy-building are some examples of issues addressed by the, so far, 174 Laureates from 70 countries. Previous Laureates include Dr Denis Mukwege (DR Congo), Edward Snowden (USA), Svetlana Gannushkina (Russia) and Astrid Lindgren (Sweden).

The Right Livelihood Award will be presented for the 40th time in December and the Announcement of the 2019 Laureates in September marks the start of the celebration of the Foundation’s 40th anniversary, which includes celebrations of practical solutions to global problems in Stockholm, Geneva, Bangkok, Addis Ababa and Medellín.

Read more about the nomination process here. To propose a candidate, please follow these guidelines. Proposals for the award must remain confidential. Publicising of a proposal will result in disqualification.

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We must act and dare the appropiateness and not whatever comes to our mind not floating in the likelihood but grasp the reality as brave as we can be freedom lies in action not in the absence of mind obedience knows the essence of good and satisfies it, freedom dares to act and returns God the ultimate judgment of what is right and what is wrong, Obedience performs blindly but Freedom is wide awake Freedom wants to know why, Obedience has its hands tied, Freedom is inventive obedient man respects God’s commands and by virtu of his Freedom, he creats new commands. Both Obedience and Freedom come true in responsability (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

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