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About Bahrain and it’s happenings. Might have some political views.

Lessons Bahrain Can Learn From Rwanda – in Business!

  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 […]

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In Support of Valentino’s Ghost, A Documentary That Reveals The Truth About Arabs.

  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 […]

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My Speech at the Screening of the “Beyond Right and Wrong Film”

   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 […]

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What has the BFRCD achieved so far?

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. […]

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Bombs in Bahrain!

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 […]

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Team Member Wanted for BFRCD

  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.

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Reconciliation Lessons from Northern Ireland; the BFRCD’s first event.

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 […]

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Announcing The Bahrain Foundation For Reconciliation and Civil Discourse

  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 […]

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