INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO NON-VIOLENCE AND PEACE

Keynote Speech by Professor Victor Lawrence on the 150th Birthday celebration of Mohandas Gandhi in New York City on October 1st 2019 during the 74th Session of the United Nations.
“ICT is having a profound impact on the way we live, work, learn and entertain our selves. It is helping all parts of our communities and improving all sectors of the world economy. It is changing the world.”
– Professor Victor Lawrence

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MONARŞİYE KONULAN SON NOKTA: M.K. ATATÜRK VE CUMHURİYET

GİRİŞ: Bu sunum, Cumhuriyet’in 96. Kuruluş Yıldönümü kutlaması çerçevesinde, “Cumhuriyete Doğru” adlı etkinlikte ‘Salvation Army International Commission on Social Justice’ın oditoryumunda, 29 Ekim 2019, Salı günü sunulmuştur.
Programın içeriğini, programa katılamayanlara da ulaşılır kılmak amacıyla, Doğan GÜNEŞ’in, Amerika Atatürk Düşünce ve Vatanseverler Birliği Genel Başkanı; konuşma metnini aşağıda yayınlıyoruz.
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“Hakimiyet, Kayıtsız Şartsız Millettindir.”
– Mustafa KEMAL ATATÜRK

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MAHMUT GOLOĞLU’NUN “CUMHURİYET TARİHİ” SERİSİ ve “CUMHURİYETE DOĞRU” ÜZERİNE…

Ana-Konuşmacı – Sunum:
Dr. Ayşe GOLOĞLU SOYER
“Bizim Hükümetimiz, Ulusal egemenliği, ulusal iradeyi gerçekleştiren Halk Hükümeti’dir. Halkçılık, sosyal düzenini çalışma esasına dayatmak isteyen sosyal bir meslektir. Arkaüstü yatmak ve çalışmadan yaşamak isteyenlerin sosyal topluluğumuz içinde yeri yoktur.”
– Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
“…bulunur kurtaracak bahtı kara maderini
– Namık Kemal’in beytine Atatürk’ün yanıtı

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CUMHURİYET VE KADIN

Sermin ÖZCİLİNGİR’in, Başkan, Amerika-Türk Kadınlar Birliği | ATKB; “Cumhuriyete Doğru” programında, Salvation Army International Commission on Social Justice, New York’ta 29 Ekim 2019 Salı günü sunmuş olduğu konuşma metnini, etkinliğin içeriğini ilgilisine ulaştırmak amacıyla aşağıda yayınlıyoruz.
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Cumhuriyet idaresinin ilk yılları, 1923’te nüfus sayımında kadınlarında sayılması, 1924 seçme ve seçilme hakları reddedilmişti. Atatürk çok istese de bu yıllarda, Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi’nin kabul etmediği kadın haklarının zamanlamasının, o ilk yıllar için çok da uygun olmadığını gördü.
2 yılı daha bekliyecekti.”

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CUMHURİYETE DOĞRU (TOWARDS REPUBLIC) Celebrated in NYC

A summary on The Light Millennium’s “Milli Mücadele/Cumhuriyete Doğru” October 29th Celebration event:
On October 29
th, 2019, The Light Millennium, joined by the American-Turkish Women’s Association and the American Association of Ataturkist Thought and Patriotism, celebrated the 96th anniversary of the Turkish Republic with its “Milli Mücadele / Cumhuriyete Doğru” event at the Salvation Army International Social Justice Committee in New York City.
Event Summary by Irem UNAL, Youth, Representative of The Light Millennium to the United Nations Department of Global Communications

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PATHWAYS TO A MORE PEACEFUL AND SUSTAINABLE WORLD: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

I pledge to be a global citizen and help bring PEACE for one and all:
By treating all children with love, hope, and kindness;
By respecting and helping others every day; and
By thinking about how I can work with others to bring positive change in my home, neighborhood, workplace, community, and the world at large with help from the Early Childhood Peace Consortium https://ecdpeace.org/.”
by James LECKMAN, MD, PhD
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FRIENDLY HEADS-UP: UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

The Light Millennium organization being always on the lookout for the future well-being of humanity for current actions, once again shed light-pun intended- on some of the good intentions of the bold United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) that were discussed at the 68th UN Civil Society Conference that was held in Salt Lake City  during 26-28 August 2019. 
Report by Sevgin OKTAY, Representative of The Light Millennium to the United Nations Department of Global Communications

• RUN-DOWN and Welcoming • PHOTO Album of the Workshop | • BOOKLET with Bios (Abstract included) | • FLYER • MEDIA Release (Updated on August 19, 2019) | • Photo Album

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GANDHI’S NOTION OF PEACE

Anniversary of Mahamat Gandhi                          
October 1, 2019                   
The Light Millennium
Written and Presented by:
Abdelkader Abbadi, Ph. D
The world is celebrating the International Year of peace and the 150th anniversary of Mahamat Gandhi.
Every year on September 21, the United Nations calls on all nations and people to put down their weapons and reaffirm their commitment to living in harmony. 
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MAHATMA GANDHI AND THE SCULPTOR

British Prime Minister David Cameron unveils Mahatma Gandhi statue in London. Photo: ©British Crown copyright/Arron Hoare.
– A personal view by Harvey TORDOFF
“Bearing in mind he was a thorn in the flesh of the British Government during most of his life it says a great deal about his legacy that he has been honoured in sight of Parliament and says a lot about Britain that they should place his sculpture where it is.”
– Philip Jackson, Sculptor
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INVITE: “IN A GENTLE WAY, YOU CAN SHAKE THE WORLD” MAHATMA GANDHI ~ THE MAN OF MILLENNIUM

“In a Gentle Way You Can Shake the World” was deliberately chosen as a sub-title. It refers to his historical backdrop along with Gandhi’s belief in humanity at large, which applies even very much in present and future times to achieve global sustainable culture of peace in a “Gentle Way” yet “can shake the world” and change in a positive direction.  150 years have passed since his birth and 61 years since his assassination, yet world’s conditions, conflicts and wars are much harsher and tragic now than Gandhi’s lifetime or 20th century at large. Gandhi believed in inner peace, global peace and unity for all.

From the Concept Note | Pdf

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Bugün LMTV’nin “ŞİİRLERİYLE NEW YORK’TA ATTİLA İLHAN” PROGRAMI QPTV’de YAYINLANIYOR…

ACİL MEDYA BÜLTENİ  | Pdf
Şiirleriyle New York’ta Attila İlhan ” adıyla 1 Mart 2019 tarihinde, Dünya Şiir Günü çerçevesinde, The Light Millennium organizasyonunda sunmuş olduğumuz etkinliğe gösterilmiş olan yoğun ilginin sonucu, “The Light Millennium Television- LMTV”, aynı içerik ve başlıkta LMTV için bir stüdyo çekimini de 22 Mart 2019 tarihinde gerçekleştirmişti.
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“THE PEOPLE WHO ESTABLISHED THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY ARE THE TURKISH PEOPLE”

“The people who established the Republic of Turkey are the Turkish people.” In this description Turkish does not contain any reference to an ethnicity but references a group of people (free from any ethnicity or religion) who had fought and worked together to establish the Republic of Turkey. “
[Interview 2 of 2 ] TurkishLibrary.Us proudly presents an exclusive interview with the President, Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), GÖKHAN ÖZALP on the ATAA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration 

along with the 100th Anniversary of the start of Turkish War of Independence and Turkish Revolution through a long-day Conference in Arlington, DC on October 5, 2019.
In the second part of this interview, with Mr. Özalp, we’ve focused on the founding principles of ATAA, changing demography of Turkish community in the US, along with on the challenges and towards its new direction.
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"The U.S. Turkish Library & Museum For Friendship and Peace" project joined, and has been produced under the umbrealla of The Light Millennium Organization effective on October 15, 2015.