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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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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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Hajj Reflections (And Photos)

    I got back last week from Hajj.  And let me tell you , it was a great trip!  It’s the second time I go, and there was a significant difference compared to last time.  This year I went on behalf of my late father. For one, I went with a luxury hamla (Hajj […]

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Dialogue first of July!

I attended a gathering today with His Majesty King Hamad.  The gathering was with Bahrain’s media and journalists.  I have to say I left feeling buzzed and very excited. Of course, it’s always nice to see our monarch, but what really excited me was the fact that reforms and dialogue are still on.  I arrived […]

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My 2011 New Year's Bribes For You!

It’s the time of year when most people decide to get into shape, and make lasting changes.  Why not join two places that are absolutely committed to helping you achieve your goals, and to providing you with great experiences?  I have two options for you: 1) The Zen-Do Bahrain Kickboxing Club: Zen-Do is Bahrain’s first-ever […]

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