The purpose of Radio Tram is to promote free expression, human rights, gender equality and tolerance through radio in
We will bring youth talent to the forefront of the society; and bridge the gap between the elders and the youth in a very sacred way by creating a common platform of dialogue to address the issues and the social challenges.
Our CC is motivating people for a corruption free society.
On Wednesday, March 4, 2009 in honor of International Women's Day, Wallenberg CC members along with the Levantine Cultural Center and CodePink helped to coordinate "Women of Gaza," a trans-national radio conference broadcast that was carried by KPFK in Los Angeles which linked 100+ activists (and many more by radio) with those who were part of an international delegation in Cairo negotiating with Egyptian officials to deliver 2,000 gift baskets with personal care items, toys and sweets to the women and children of Gaza. The delegation came at the invitation of the Gaza Gender Initiative of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the first of its kind to enter the region since July 2007. Several days after our broadcast permission was granted, and goodwill traversed Rafah Crossing. Middle East Peace Education and Dialogue is one of our CC's main areas focus.
In January, members of our CC visited Israel and the Palestinian territories to meet with local CC members of URI's Global Council, the Jerusalem Peacemakers, Trust-EMUN and the Interfaith Encounter Association in order to strengthen ties and to witness the work going on the ground there. We took part in several facilitated interfaith dialogues in Israel and the West Bank and joined with local URI CC members to visit a Tel-Aviv hospital to pray with both Israelis and Palestinians wounded during the Israel-Gaza conflict.
In June, Wallenberg introduced the peace and conflict resolution educational curriculum for "Encounter Point" to members of the North American Interfaith Network at its annual conference at Unity Village in Kansas City, Missouri. There were 40 faith leaders who took part in learning about the substantive programs in the region which are working to secure safety and security for all. In July, CC members met with officials for Mayor Villaraigosa of the City of Los Angeles and successfully petitioned him to sign on the Mayors for Peace 2020 vision--a protocol to be added to the Nuclear Non-proliferation treaty calling for a roadmap for nuclear disarmament by 2015 and a nuclear weapons free world by 2020.
On Sunday, August 9th, on the South Lawn of the Los Angeles City Hall, Roger Eaton built on this momentum of this success and organized a "Never Again" rally for nuclear disarmament in commemoration of the destruction wrought at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. About 150 members of the greater Los Angeles community took part. In September, Rebecca Tobias gave a keynote address at Loyola Marymount University to 75 regional members of the Interfaith Millennium Development Goals Coalition which was founded to mobilize public, political, and media support for the Millennium Development Goals and the United States.
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Our CC focuses on peace education and development of children, youth and women. As educators, we hold peace education classes in different schools and interfaith seminars for youth. We are working for human rights for religious minorities and also focus on children’s rights and child abuse prevention. To learn more, visit http://RaysOfDevelopmentOrganization.BlogSpot.Com
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Our CC meets regularly to discuss both information from other CCs and the URI movement as well as urgent present day problems. Recently, we discussed the religious and cultural problems of Gastarbeiters in Moscow religious schools, economic and political reasons of religious extremism, the role of religion in a person's self-identification in Russia, and ritualism in religion. We participated in the internet dialogue 'Finding our common humanity' organised by Roger Eaton.
Our purpose is tOur CC aims to create and develop a shared agenda to promote good of people for the safe guarding of the health of society. In recent years we have been actively involved in organizing the Asia Regional Assembly in New Delhi and we attended North Zone CCs Zonal Meeting at the Salwan School in 2009 and also the URI National Assembly at Kerala.