I recently read an article about Rwanda that blew my mind. It’s been 20 years since the genocides took place, where nearly one million Rwandans were slaughtered during a three-month period. As a self-proclaimed reconciliation activist, I’ve had a cursory interest in Rwanda and it’s development after the genocides for a while now. I’ve […]
About Bahrain and it’s happenings. Might have some political views.
As far as I’m concerned, this is the best news I’ve heard since the publishing of the BICI report; HRH the Crown Prince, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, has met Bahrain’s opposition this morning, led by Al-Wefaq Secretary General Sh. Ali Salman. We have been in a deadlock since 2011, and it’s so good to […]
Like you I think, I never thought our crisis would last this long. I even wrote a blog post back in April 2011 with the words “… a post crisis look” in the title. I honestly thought the crisis was over after the crackdown. Admittedly, I was very naive. Well, it’s the last day of […]
The image Americans have of Arabs is negative. We already know that, right? Invariably, the terrorists in the Hollywood movies are Arab and/or Muslim. This has been going on for decades. But it’s not just the movies, the American media overall portrays Arabs and Muslims in a negative light. But why is that? This […]
You know a country is in trouble when the smartest people leave. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard people say that they are planning to leave, or have already left. Many have written the country off saying they see no future in Bahrain. It’s heart-wrenching! I’m talking about smart, educated and […]
As founder of the Bahrain Foundation for Reconciliation and Civil Discourse (BFRCD), I get asked a lot about my views on the National Dialogue – and about the Bahrain Crisis in general. To say the overall situation in our beloved island kingdom does not look good would be an understatement. Things don’t look good; protests […]
كلمة سهيل القصيبي في فعالية عرض الفيلم “ما بعد الصواب و الخطأ ” – ٣٠ يناير ٢٠١٣ بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم و الصلاة و السلام على سيدنا محمد و على آله و صحبه أجمعين السيدات و السادة الأفاضل السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته إنه من دواعي سروري أن أرحب بكم في الفعالية […]
It gives me great pleasure to announce the Bahrain Foundation for Reconciliation and Civil Discourse’s (BFRCD) next event: a screening of the highly acclaimed documentary Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness. Here are the details: Time: 7:00 pm doors open, movie starts at 7:30 pm sharp. Date: Wednesday the 30th of January […]
I’ve been asked several times on Twitter – and sometimes rather sarcastically – about what the Bahrain Foundation For Reconciliation and Civil Dialogue (BFRCD) has achieved since it’s inception in June this year. Before I answer that, I want to reiterate some important points about the Foundation, which some people might not be aware of. […]
So here we are, slipping deeper and deeper into the abyss. Two men dead and one seriously injured due to five home made bombs exploding in Manama today. The extremists are having a field day, and the rest of us cry. Today’s events will likely lead to further crackdowns and more restrictions, which will lead […]
========= This is my first (proper) blog post in several months. Since the creation of the Bahrain Foundation for Reconciliation and Civil Discourse (BFRCD), I’ve been in a state of overwhelm. The Foundation has taken up so much of my time – time that would have gone into blogging and other social media […]
Looking for a job? Passionate about helping to heal the societal rift in Bahrain? Then consider applying for the new position of Foundation Secretary at the Bahrain Foundation for Reconciliation and Civil Discourse. Here’s the job description: Foundation Secretary. Please read and if you’re interested contact my PA.
It gives me great pleasure to announce the Bahrain Foundation for Reconciliation and Civil Discourse’s (BFRCD) very first event “Reconciliation Lessons from Northern Ireland.” The lecture will be conducted by Peter Sheridan OBE. Peter was heavily involved in the sensitive negotiations between the various parading organisations and the residents groups in Londonderry, which resulted in […]
I’m extremely proud to announce the Bahrain Foundation for Reconciliation and Civil Discourse (BFRCD)! This is something I – and my soon to be announced board of trustees – have been working on very hard for the last several months. A quick history… creating some sort of foundation or society to promote social reconciliation […]