LAICISM IS TO TREAT ALL BELIEVERS AND NON-BELIEVERS EQUALLY, AND LEAVE RELIGION IN THE PRIVATE DOMAIN

Raising children with required values and as useful members of the society requires high qualities. Therefore, women, being the nation’s mothers, need to be more enlightened and progressive than men.
Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK

Presented by Mirat YAVALAR, Co-Founder & Treasurer,
ATATÜRK SOCIETY OF AMERICA
(UN – DGC – CSO)
at conference PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM


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EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH MUSIC EDUCATION

In commemoration of the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325
Good Afternoon,
I am, Dr. Aysegul Durakoglu, honored to be a part of the Light Millennium’s Program on the Peace, Women, Security and Secularism to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution.  As an educator in higher education and an active musician, I would like to focus on education to empowering women to conquer their struggles in finding opportunity for an equal education;
and, to touch upon the issues of gender equality in the music industry.
Presented by Ayşegül DURAKOĞLU, PhD, Pianist and Professor of Music,
Stevens Institute of Technology.
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Concept Note: WOMEN’S EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT ADVANCES THE CULTURE OF PEACE

On the Occasion of the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
Side Event on
WOMEN’S EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT ADVANCES THE CULTURE OF PEACE
Organized by
Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the United Nations  
In collaboration with
Global Movement for the Culture of Peace (GMCoP)        
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“WOMEN’S EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT ADVANCES THE CULTURE OF PEACE”*


“We should always remember that without peace, development is impossible, and without development, peace is not achievable, but without women, neither peace nor development is conceivable.”

Keynote Speech by Ambassador Anwarul K. CHOWDHURY
Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations and Founder of the Global Movement for The Culture of Peace (GMCoP) at
UN Commission on Status of Women (CSW)’s 63rd Session | Side Event
Organized by Bangladesh and GMCoP on “WOMEN’S EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT ADVANCES THE CULTURE OF PEACE”
Presented at the
United Nations Conference Room A
New York,   21 March 2019

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“WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET THAT WHEN WOMEN – HALF OF WORLD’S SEVEN PLUS BILLION PEOPLE – ARE MARGINALIZED.”

Keynote Speech* by
Ambassador Anwarul K. CHOWDHURY
Former Under-Secretary-General
and High Representative of the United Nations;
Initiator of UNSCR 1325 as President of UN Security Council and
Founder of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace (GMCoP)
at the P R O G R A M M E on PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM
presented by the The Light Millennium and Co-Organizer/Co-Sponsors
New York,   11 April 2019
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WE AIM TO BRING BACK THE “SECULARISM” CONCEPT INTO THE DISCUSSION IN CORRELATION WITH THE UNSCR 1325 AND SDGs TO THE UN GROUND

Concept Note:
PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM
Towards the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council
Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security

And
In support of the SDGs#5, #16 and #17
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Invitation: PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM – April 11

Towards the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security
and
In support of the SDGs#5, #16 and #17

Invitation (pdf) | as an image

Draft Concept Note
http://lightmillennium.org/events/2019/april-11-conceptnote-1325-and-secularism.pdf

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DÜNYA ŞİİR GÜNÜ, NEW YORK’TA ATTİLA İLHAN’IN ŞİİRLERİYLE ŞÖLEN TADINDA KUTLANDI…

[TurkishLibrary.Us, New York, 3 Mart 2019] 1 Mart Cuma akşamı, Attila İlhan’ın şiirleriyle, Dünya Şiir Günü (21 Mart) 20. yıldönümü çerçevesinde New York’ta T.C. Başkonsolosluğu’nun ev sahipliğinde bir şölen tadında kutlandı..

Biz bu yolculuğa böyle başlamıştık…
“nasıl doğmakla başlarsa ölüm
ölmekle başlar öyle hayat
bil ki dünyayı sarsan sıçramalar
birikmiş şuurlarla gelir” 

Attila İlhan

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NEW YORK’TA SANATLA BEZELİ BİR DÜNYA ANA DİLİ KUTLAMASININ ARDINDAN…

Ya da Sanatla Bezeli Bir Cumartesi’nin Ardından…
23 Şubat 2019, Cumartesi gününü sanata ayırmak ve kitap dostlarıyla buluşmak isteyenler Ny Atatürk okulunun kütüphanesinde Bircan Ünver ve kitapları; ‘Işık Yollarında”, “Sanatın Labirentlerinde ” ve “En Kutsalı Yaratmak” ile buluştular. Günün, 21 Şubat Dünya Anadil gününü kutlamak gibi değerli bir başka hedefi daha vardı.
Yazı ve Fotoğraflar:  Demet DEMIRKAYA

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“OUR EARNEST DESIRE TO BUILD A WORLD WITHOUT CONFLICT…”

 On December 11, 2018, Kazakhstan Celebrated its 27th Anniversary in New York City
“Our earnest desire to build a world without conflict, terrorism, and nuclear weapons, and we set the target date as 2045 – the UN’s centennial.”
— H.E. Kairat Umarov, Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations
“The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty has an essential role within the nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime. It fosters international peace and security by constraining the development of nuclear weapons. Our collective security demands that every effort should be made to bring this essential treaty into force.”  — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
“The only sure way to eliminate the threat posed by nuclear weapons is to eliminate the weapons themselves.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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DASHAIN FESTIVAL

Dashain Festival is one of the most important Hindu festival which is celebrated all over Nepal delightfully. This festival usually falls in the month of September or October and is actually celebrated for 15 days. It starts from bright lunar fortnight (Shukla Paksha) and ends on the day of full moon (Poornima) according to Nepalese annual calendar. Hindus greatest festival, Dashain honors a great conquest of the gods over the evil demons. The symbol of power, Goddess Durga is worshiped during this festival.” [*]
Shirish BOHARA, Youth
NGO Rep. to the United Nations Department of Public Information
The Light MIllennium | www.lightmillennium.org

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“BİR YILDIZ TOZUYUZ!” New York’ta bir Kitap Söyleşi’sinin ardından…

Etkinlik Foto-Albümü için yukarıdaki fotoğrafı tıklayınız!

SANATIN LABİRENTLERİNDEN ~ IŞIK YOLLARINA…  kitaplarının New York’taki ilk Tanıtım, Söyleşi ve İmza Gününe katılanlar, bu içerikte programların bir kereye mahsus değil bir çok yerde ve çok daha sık yapılması teklifinde bulundular…
Benzer talepler katılımcılardan bir kaç kişi tarafından yinelendi. Bu içerikteki taleplere, Ünver, özellikle 2009 yılından itibaren ve Türk Evi’nin de kapatılmasını takiben, Manhattan’da Türk-Amerikan toplumunun bir araya gelebileceği benzer etkinlikler için mekan temini konusunda ki devam etmekte olan güçlüklere değindi. Bu konuda gönüllü bir STK/NGO olarak, The Light Millennium”a ilişkin girişim ve tecrübeleri çerçevesinde mekan tahsis ve temini konusu biraz sancılı olmakla birlikte, bu mekanın tahsisi çerçevesinde, bir projenin, bir fikrin uygulanmasının %50 sinin güvenceye alınmış olacağını vurguladı.

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İSLAM DÜNYASI ve TÜRK’lerin ALDIĞI NOBEL ÖDÜLLERİ ile EĞİTİM ve BİLİM DE NERDEYIZ?

Naci Kaptan / 10 Ekim 2018
 EĞİTİM VE NOBEL ÖDÜLLERİ
Bu Amerika’da birçok seminerin konusu olmuştur. Museviler dünya nüfusunun yüzde 0,2’sini teşkil ediyor ama bilim Nobellerinin yüzde 20’sini aldılar. Onlar bütün insanlardan daha üstün zekâlı mı? Yok değiller. Onların kültüründe eğitime, bilime önem veriliyor. Bu asırlarca öyle gelmiştir. Bunu Türkiye’de geliştirmek lazım.”
Stockholm’de Alfred Nobel tarafından 1895 yılında kurulan derneğin, insanlığa hizmet edenleri ödüllendirmek amacıyla verdiği Nobel Ödülleri, 1901 yılından beri dağıtılıyor. Fizik, Kimya, Edebiyat, Barış, Fizyoloji ve Tıp alanlarında olağanüstü başarı gösteren kişi ya da kurumları onurlandırmak üzere verilen ödüller yalnızca ödülü alanlar için değil, ödülü alan isimlerin ülkeleri için de büyük önem taşıyor. Her yıl bilim, edebiyat ve barış alanında dünyada öne çıkan kişilere verilen Nobel Ödülü yalnız onur kazandırmıyor, NOBEL’i kazananlara para ödülü de veriliyor 2017 yılında verilecek olan ödül toplamına yüzde 12.5 oranında zam yapıldı. Buna göre, Nobel Ödülü’nün miktarı 8 milyon İsveç kronundan 9 milyon krona (1.12 milyon dolar) yükseltildi.

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MAHATMA GANDHI IN TUNE

Celebrating Gandhi’s 149th Birthday, and in support of The United Nations’  International Day of Nonviolence on 2 October, which is ‘the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi for whom non-violence was at the center of his life and thought.’
Rene by WADLOW, President
Association of World Citizen
“I do not believe that the spiritual law works in a field of its own.  On the contrary, it expresses itself only through the ordinary activities of life.  It thus affects the economic, the social and the political fields.
– Mohandas K. Gandhi
For Gandhi, non-violence was an expression of spiritual law, the way in which the spiritual energy of the universe manifested itself in physical form. “There is a soul force in the universe which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.”  There were three aspects of life in which Gandhi was particularly concerned with the expression of the spiritual law of non-violence.  The first was his own personal atunement with the spiritual energy, which he sometimes called ‘God’ or ‘Truth’ or ‘Love’ but often left unnamed.  He also believed that this spiritual atunement had to be followed by the persons working closely with him — a view which often led to difficulties as many of his followers saw non-violence as an effective technique against English domination and not necessarily as a guiding principle of life.

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“THE CULTURE OF PEACE: A CREDIBLE PATHWAY TO SUSTAINING PEACE”

Selected Quotes:
“Peace must be made Real and tangible in daily existence of daily individual in need.”
“Rougly 100 magnats have large major of wealth and exacerbates malnutrition and extreme poverty.”
“According to calculation 4.408 billion people are direct victim of inequalities and exclusion around world.”
“It is estimated that in the next 10 years, 10 trillion dollars will be invested in the weapon.”
“Recent sources mention the possibility of there even being 15000 nuclear weapons principally controlled by major global power.”
“Peace us an imperative for the survival of the Mankind. It represent the deepest aspiration of men and women through the world”.
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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.