Thursday, December 28, 2006

Call #3: Reconciliation

Jared at Sportive Thoughts has put out the call for submissions to the third Carnival of Citizens. The theme this time is reconciliation, though more general entries are also welcome. Here are a few possible questions to get you started:
Is reconciliation solely religious? Or can a kind of social justice, too, achieve a means to reconcile poor with rich, criminal with the law-abiding? If religious alone, why, and from what religious perspective or attitude can reconciliation be achieved? Can divergent perspectives or attitudes be reconciled, or at least, find grounds for peaceful dialogue? When one apologizes, what allows you to accept and move on? What allows one to apologize? Do apologies even serve to reconcile conflicting parties? Can they? Should they? What else can?

You can help spread the word by posting the call on your own blog. And remember to send in your entry by January 5th!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Edition #2

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Call #2: War and Peace

Brandon of Siris has posted the call for submissions for the 2nd edition of the Carnival of Citizens. This one has the theme: JUSTICE, WAR, AND THE QUEST FOR PEACE.

He writes:
Posts on just war theory or pacifism are especially welcome; however, any posts on topics relevant to war or peace will be seriously considered as candidates for the carnival. The posts may discuss these issues from any perspective, as long as they do so in a deliberative and reflective way. Topics submitted on other themes will be held over for the next, unthemed edition of the carnival.

The deadline for submissions is December 15. To submit, please read the easy-to-follow guidelines, and use the Blog Carnival Submission Form. Posts may be submitted in French, Spanish, or English, but non-English posts should contain a brief English summary of the post contents.

Advance public discussion; submit your post on topics relevant to the theme before the deadline! You can also help by publicizing this call for submissions on your own weblog.