MoU to Foster Alternative Dispute Resolution in Tivoli Gardens and Trench Town

first_imgRelatedMoU to Foster Alternative Dispute Resolution in Tivoli Gardens and Trench Town Advertisements MoU to Foster Alternative Dispute Resolution in Tivoli Gardens and Trench Town CommunityApril 30, 2012 By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Residents of Trench Town and Tivoli Gardens in Kingston are to benefit from the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practices in resolving conflicts, which is expected to foster peace among citizens in the areas. This will be achieved through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was signed on April 26 between the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF) and representatives of the Trench Town Development Association and the Tivoli Gardens Community Development Committee Benevolent Society, during a ceremony at the Tivoli Gardens High School. The agreement seeks to provide a framework of co-operation between the DRF and the community based organisations (CBOs) with the specific objective of promoting ADR approaches in the settlement of disputes in the home, and at the community level. In welcoming the MoU, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, said the use of ADR will assist in “breaking down” barriers in the various communities and result in persons working in unison for the betterment of their areas and the country as a whole. “I am excited that Tivoli and Trench Town could be signing an MOU in Tivoli to say ‘we want justice’ and determining the conditions under which, as communities, you are going to relate with each other,” she said. She noted however that “is not the signing of the MoU that will make the difference, it is individuals with values and principles such as mutual respect, honesty, and trust that are going to make the difference.” The MoU falls under the European Union (EU)/ DRF ‘We Want Justice’ project, which aims to strengthen the capacity of public and private stakeholders, communities and civil society groups in Jamaica, to put structures in place for improved justice administration, and the promotion of rights and democratic governance through alternative dispute resolution options. Project Manager, Vivienne DaCosta, said that through the programme, the communities will benefit from higher levels of personal and community safety, and will practise alternative measures of resolving conflicts. Under the agreement, the DRF commits to provide technical assistance and training, public education and promotional materials, while the CBOs pledge to participate in DRF training activities, promote the use of ADR in the community, and establish and maintain collaborative problem-solving partnerships for safer communities.                                                RelatedMoU to Foster Alternative Dispute Resolution in Tivoli Gardens and Trench Town RelatedMoU to Foster Alternative Dispute Resolution in Tivoli Gardens and Trench Townlast_img read more

This Week, Science Uprising Is Coming to Facebook; Here’s How You Can Help

first_imgCongratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Intelligent Design This Week, Science Uprising Is Coming to Facebook; Here’s How You Can HelpEvolution News @DiscoveryCSCOctober 14, 2019, 1:42 PM A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Evolution Evolution NewsEvolution News & Science Today (EN) provides original reporting and analysis about evolution, neuroscience, bioethics, intelligent design and other science-related issues, including breaking news about scientific research. It also covers the impact of science on culture and conflicts over free speech and academic freedom in science. Finally, it fact-checks and critiques media coverage of scientific issues. Share Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Earlier this year, Discovery Institute premiered a provocative new YouTube series titled Science Uprising that was a bit different from the science documentaries we had done previously on or our own or in conjunction with Illustra Media. Our regular readers and longtime members and subscribers responded enthusiastically and the series went viral garnering nearly a million views over the summer. Now we are rebooting it so to speak, on Facebook. More about that and what you can do to help in a moment.The series is aimed at the fast growing number of “nones,” people who don’t identify with any traditional religion, often younger people. Instead, they are being introduced to materialism by a slew of its popularizers such as Bill Nye the “Science Guy,” Sam Harris, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Richard Dawkins. And it doesn’t stop there. Materialist ideas are presented in schools, on TV in sitcoms, in movies, in graphic novels, in music. People are inundated by these ideas and receive a steady flow of celebrity affirmations that these claims are backed up by “science.”Even so, Science Uprising is premised on the idea:that a majority of us share a skepticism about the claims of materialism — the claims that people are just “robots made of meat, with a really sophisticated onboard guidance system,” lacking souls, lacking free will or moral responsibility, having emerged from the ancient mud without purpose or guidance.Science Uprising counters these corrosive trends with a hopeful, accessible message in a fast-paced style, about meaning in the cosmos and in life. That stylistic technique is important, according to the series’ creative director, Jonathan Witt:Each Science Uprising video is six to eight minutes long, fast-paced, and produced by filmmakers with extensive experience in the television industry. Each episode begins with a masked host who appears to hack into TV and Internet feeds around the country to offer a contrary perspective. One moment people in restaurants, classrooms, living rooms, Times Square, etc., are watching science popularizers like Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson peddle a vision of man and nature as mere matter in motion. The next moment, the hacker host has replaced them onscreen to question their claims and introduce the episode topic.That is an approach that appeals to younger viewers, and the hope is that the style will attract new viewers who might not otherwise pay attention to traditional science related documentaries.The BackstoryScience Uprising is the brainchild of cinematographer David Arabia and Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellows John West and Jonathan Witt, working with a network of young professionals and cinematographers in the TV industry who have worked on productions for the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Wild, Animal Planet, and other media outlets.Many of these young filmmakers viewed this project not just as a job, but as a mission. They wanted to use their talents to challenge materialism head-on and expose members of their generation to the overwhelming evidence of purpose in nature. An editor on the project commented: “This is one of those projects, that if my career concluded right now, I could finish satisfied.”That’s pretty powerful stuff. Obviously, it presents an opportunity to change the culture in a direct way, and you can join us in doing that.By relaunching the series on Facebook we’re hoping to reach viewers in their thirties and younger who have grown up with social media. These “digital natives” get much of their impression of the wider world from the Internet. So, we’re bringing Science Uprising to where many reside online, Facebook.How to HelpEach day this week we’ll be posting one of the episodes on the CSC Facebook page. Here’s what you can do right now to help us start a Science Uprising across Facebook. As soon as each episode is published, watch it on Facebook and post a comment.Share the episode with family and friends and ask them to share with their friends.Post to your Facebook page and share with Facebook groups you interact with.Be sure to follow, like, and share each episode and announcement about Science Uprising this week.Thanks for your support! Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Recommended Free Speech TagsDarwinevolutionFacebookFeaturedHumanhumanityintelligent designmaterialismoriginsscienceScience Uprisingscientist,Trending “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tourlast_img read more