The tragic outbreak of 'ethnic' violence in southern Kyrgyzstan has been explained in much of the international press in clichés and over-generalisations, writes John Heathershaw. Yet such violence is unprecedented in Kyrgyzstan’s history as an independent nation. Now some exceptional individuals and groups are seeking to bridge the divide between communities.
This is the first November since the death of the “last Tommy”, Harry Patch. But Patch regarded Remembrance Day as "just show business". We can honour his memory by recognising that it's time to change the way that we remember.
Peace in its deepest, thickest, most holistic and most biblical form always challenges the status quo which maintains the structures of violence that benefit the powerful and privileged, says Timothy Seidel.