Clearing house for souls

Pic by Mark Ulyseas

For those who believe in God and those that don’t. This clearing House answers the question. However, you have to be dead to get admittance. In the meantime you can live in denial or live in Faith…the choice is yours:)



Live Encounters Magazine November 2012

 Separatist Conflict in Indonesia: The long distance politics of the Acehnese Diaspora by Antje Missbach

Door Through Time – Terry McDonagh

Khadi: Gandhi’s Mega Symbol of Subversion by Peter Gonsalves, Salesian Pontifical University, Rome

When “The Secret Doesn’t Work!” – Candess M Campbell

West Java’s mini-fictions – Sundanese Literature – Iip Yahya

His Memory For A Blessing  – Natalie Wood

Choker by Arjun Bagga

Alleppey Express – Matthew Van Ortton

Sebatu – John Chester Lewis

Raw Food by Chris Miller with photography by Mark Ulyseas

These men are Christian white educated and they are stuck in Medieval Times!

The following quotes are on record.

Mr Mourdock, who’s been locked in a tight race with Democratic challenger Rep. Joe Donnelly, was asked during the final minutes of a debate whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest.

“I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realise that life is that gift from God. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen,” Mr Mourdock said.

Missouri GOP Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin said during a television interview that women’s bodies have ways of preventing pregnancy in cases of what he called “legitimate rape.”

So what is the difference between these Christian leaders and those mullahs who say that a rapist should marry his victim?

I don’t see any difference, do you?

UKaid – Department of International Development – News Update

International Day of the Girl

I subscribe to the DFID News Update – UKaid from the British People – and so when I received this in the mail today I thought I’d share it with the world.

The first International Day of the Girl was held on 11 October 2012 to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face around the world.

The focus this year was on child marriage. Every three seconds a girl in the poorest part of the world is forced to marry against her will. Educated girls are more likely to marry later, be able to choose when and how many children they have and earn higher incomes.

Development Secretary Justine Greening said: “Development matters most to girls and women. It is girls and women who die in childbirth because they don’t have the medical care they need. It is women who bear the brunt of stagnant economies, losing out on work opportunities first. And it is women who struggle for an equal voice and participation in too many societies and governments.”

There are 250 million girls living poverty in the developing world. By giving girls greater choice and control over the decisions that affect them, we can help to break the cycle of poverty between one generation and the next. Over the last year British aid has supported over 2.5 million girls in primary school and 260,000 girls in secondary school to help them fulfil their potential.

Find out more: News story: International Day of the Girl | Blog: Graça Machel – When we empower girls, everybody benefits | Podcast: How sports can help transform the lives of girls | Report: Strategic vision for girls and women | Pictures: Girl power gallery 

Tackling malnutrition in DRC

The UK remains committed to tackling malnutrition and hunger around the world. British aid is helping to prevent future food disasters in the Horn of Africa, tackling malnutrition in Yemen, helping people affected by the food crisis in West Africa, and helping millions of small farmers across sub-Saharan Africa to grow enough food to eat in the face of a changing climate.

On World Food Day 2012, see how we’re tackling malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo with Action Against Hunger – not only by breaking the cycle of malnutrition by treating the effects of it, but through educating communities in order to avoid it happening again.

Find out more: Sowing the seeds of a better future – Case study | Video | Pictures Where we work: Congo (Democratic Republic) | What we do: Food and nutrition

Bloggers Take Action

The theme for this year’s Blog Action Day on 15 October was ‘The Power of We’ encompassing community, equality, transparency, anti-corruption and freedom. Founded in 2007, Blog Action Day brings together bloggers from different countries, interests and languages to blog about one important global topic on the same day.

See how DFID bloggers got involved – blogging about projects funded by UK aid and the positive changes they are bringing to people in developing countries.

And a guest blog from British TV presenter, Christine Bleakley: Simple solutions making a world of difference.

Find out moreDFID Blogs

Technology and Open Government

On 13 November the UK Government and the Omidyar Network, in association with Wired magazine, will host a high level event in London’s tech city to galvanise action and increase momentum in the fast growing field of technology and open government.

The invite-only Open Up! Conference will bring entrepreneurs, government and civil society together to show how web and mobile technologies can drive more engagement of citizens in government, and give millions of people around the world the tools and opportunities to change their lives. The Conference will call for more investment from businesses and entrepreneurs to lend their expertise to create more people-powered governments.

Find out more: Visit or follow #openup12 on Twitter.

  •           Consultation: The United Nations is calling on citizens, charities and community groups to put forward their ideas to tackle household poverty after 2015. A newonline consultation is inviting people to answer key questions with suggestions feeding in directly to discussions at the UN High Level Panel meetings taking place in London from 31 October – 2 November. The deadline for online comments is Friday, 26 October 2012.
  • ·         Podcast: Bill Gates talks about the importance of aid, why it is an investment for the future and the development issues he is currently focused on.

Latest News – Physicians for Human Rights

Dear Mark,

IFP teaches Afghan students about examining remains

There is a new urgency around preserving fragments of truth in Afghanistan. The fragments are buried in mass graves in every province of the country. These sites contain the answers to the questions, “What happened?” “How?” and “Who?”

PHR is at work in Afghanistan, building on what we learned in El Salvador, Rwanda, and the former Yugoslavia: that the objectivity and transparency of forensic techniques are critical to creating an accurate record of the past.

But sites are endangered by pending development and because grieving families seek answers themselves, leaving evidence jumbled. Can you make a gift today to fund our urgent work?

Forensic inquiry demonstrates that you can do more than clamor for the truth — scientific evidence can prove what happened. That proof can help a country accept the past and move forward towards a peaceful society.

Your gift today helps prove what happened in Afghanistan and in other mass atrocities around the world. And it supports PHR’s efforts to protect medical professionals in conflict, to assist asylum seekers, to provide evidence of sexual violence in conflict zones, and to document horrific acts of torture. It supports our work to alert decision makers and the press to these human rights violations and leads to change in policies at the highest levels.

Mark, I assure you that your investment will make a difference. Please make a contribution today.


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Wake Up call for Indians- National Census – Sex Ratio State-wise 2011

The way Indians are killing off the girl child in another ten years we will see the sex ratio drop even further! Interestingly in States where the sex ratio is falling dramatically “thanks to female foeticide” etc. families are looking as far as the State of Kerala for brides.

Ironically the land that gave the world the Karmasutra is now prisoner to its own sexism!


Babysitting while pulling a rickshaw in India

Babloo and his baby daughter

Babloo is a rickshaw puller in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Five days after his daughter was born his wife died of anemia. The baby which is a little over a month old is carried in a sling cloth tied to his body.

“When she grows up, I will send her to school. I don’t want her to grow up on the streets. I want proper upbringing for her,” says Babloo.

It is heartening to witness a father bestowing love and protecting his daughter in a State, Rajasthan, which has one of the lowest sex ratios in the country – where many newborn baby girls are abandoned in hospitals, garbage dumps etc.