With a focus on the practice of compassion as an indispensable tool for nonviolent conflict resolution in the 21st century, the Charter for Compassion launched a new blog by Aberjhani on February 3, 2017.
"The timing of the launch," said the author, "could not be better as we are seeing escalations of contentious engagements at just about every level in every area of human activity."
The first blog entry, Considering Strategic Advantages of Compassion in 2017, was co-published at Bright Skylark Literary Productions. However, the new Charter blog will feature primarily original posts like the following:
The blog also showcases a series of digital posters illustrating central themes and principle values demonstrated by Charter for Compassion.
The organization, founded by noted author and compassion advocate Karen Armstrong, has long hosted blogs by contributors interested in helping to resolve humanity's most pressing challenges by means that promote sustainable coexistence. These include: "street therapist" David Breaux, author John Smelcer, photographer Steve Kaye, a TED ED Blog of Charter Stories, and a Women and Girls Blog.
Aberjhani has previously contributed articles to the organization's Voices Education Project and is one of its Arts Partners. On top of the current intensified political polarization in America, the need to increase responsiveness globally to such issues as climate change, domestic violence, and ending the education divide prompted the author to accept Charter for Compassion's invitation to publish the new blog.
Bright Skylark Literary Productions News Notes
In his first interview of the year 2015, Aberjhani discusses with Poetry Life & Times editors Sara L. Russell and Robin Ouzman Hislop everything from what first inspired him to begin writing poetry as a teenager to current books and multimedia works in progress. The new interview has posted just in time for World Poetry Day (March 21) and National Poetry Month (April) 2015.
In observation of Black History Month 2013, the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance website launched at the beginning of February with the following description:
“100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance was established to encourage, promote, and document recognition of the forthcoming Harlem Renaissance Centennial. Blogs on the website are written primarily by historian and poet Aberjhani and present texts on different aspects of the celebrated Jazz Age movement as well as texts pertaining to its forthcoming centennial. In addition, it contains a Call for Submissions page through which interested parties are able to submit papers and proposals in regard to the centennial as well as blog articles for possible publication on the website. 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance was founded by Aberjhani in December 2012.”
Though up and live, the website has been adding new content at a moderate pace as students, authors, teachers, historians, researchers and other interested visitors familiarize themselves with it and utilize the unique content to their advantage. The following is an abbreviated table of contents:
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