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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has pleaded to Indonesia to stop the execution of prisoners on death row for drug crimes. AFP PHOTO

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The pope wrote that the principle of legitimate personal defense isn’t adequate justification to execute someone. Photograph: Zuma/Rex

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)

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US President Barack Obama speaks as he tours the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, July 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)

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Woman who spent 23 years on US death row cleared (Photo: dpa)


"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Religious Conflict Is Normal, Religious Affairs Minister Says

Jakarta Globe, Carlos Paath, November 16, 2013

Minister of Religious Affairs Suryadharma Ali at the graduation ceremony of a
 Christian high School in Manado, North Sulawesi on September 13. (AFP Photo/
Fiqman Suanandar)

Bandung. Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali said on Friday that religious tolerance in Indonesia is among the best in the world, despite some issues he said still needed to be addressed.

“Conflict is normal, as long as it’s not [provoked],” he said at a gathering of religious leaders in Bandung, West Java on Friday evening. “Why? As long as God created humans with anger, then the potential of conflict arising is still there.”

“But remember,” he said, “God gives us anger, but God also guides our anger. In Islam, patient people are loved by God.”

In addition to theologizing, he called on Indonesian religious leaders to be mindful of the possibility of of being provoked by irresponsible parties who wished to harm the country’s religious harmony.

“We have to be cautious about this,” he said. “Why do we have to be harmonious? Because we are [made up of] various ethnicities, cultures and religions. Selfishness sometimes does arise. Do not let pluralism become a weakness.”

Earlier this week, Shiite Muslims in West Java were forced to move a ceremony to commemorate the Ashura holiday from Kana Palace in Bandung to a small school building, causing the loss of thousand of dollars and forcing the group to deny thousands of worshipers entry to the event. The local government, led by the Islamist Prosperous Justice Party’s (PKS) Ahmad Heryawan, have been accused of systematically siding with intolerant groups against religious minorities.

West Java Police initially claimed that the group did not provide sufficient documents to get a permit for the event. Permit disputes had frequently come up in past instanced of religious minorities being barred from worship in the province.

Suryadharma is currently embroiled in a highly-public Rp 1.05 trillion ($90 million) libel lawsuit against a celebrity tabloid that accused him of concealing a third marriage to model and House of Representatives member Okky Asokawati.

In September, he came under widespread criticism after accepting an honorary degree from Thailand’s Princess of Naradhiwas University for his efforts to promote tolerance.

“I cannot believe the Thai government would allow one of its universities to honor him for religious tolerance in Indonesia when we know as a minister instead of promoting religious tolerance he has often made counterproductive statements that have triggered religious violence,” Haris Azhar, the coordinator of the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) told the Jakarta Globe at the time.

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