Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dialogue among civilisations

By Nicole hodnett

An initiative by Art for Humanity to promote human rights awareness that engages in cultural production and visual arts.

Art for Humanity created a new initiative amongst artists and poets that collaborate from all over Africa .This was to create the theme of identity, land, object and belief. The aim was to publish this initiative before the 2010 world cup.

Artists express their feelings of interaction on Human rights through art work and poetry. They expressing and exploring the belief that art inspires dignity. “Everyone is a foreigner somewhere” is a perfect representation of World Refugee day and is poetry and artwork done by Jasna Corovic and Olja Ivancevic of Croatia.

According to an article published by the United Nations, the year of Dialogue among civilisations was to foster tolerance, respect and cooperation amongst people.

The United Nations designated “the year of dialogue amongst civilisations” in 2001.Three successive UN general assembly’s based a major move on relevant solutions and is promoted

The website for the foundation amongst civilisations pays special significance for the international community to open a new understanding to the chapter of dialogue.

World Refugee day is observed on June 20 honours the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children forced to flee their homeland under the threat of persecution, conflict and violence.

There will be an up and coming interview with a Burundian Refugee situated at the Cathedral in Durban.  Stay tuned!

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