Sunday, August 15, 2004


Booklists compiled by Ivy Lee (Librarian, Adult/ Young People Services). Check the NLB Catalogue for the availability of books.

Getting Over Getting Mad
Ford, Judy
Call No.: 152.47 FOR
coverThe best place to start is always with yourself. Get a grip of your anger with this book where you can learn how to deal with frustrations, upsets and annoyances before your outbursts cause you to lose all your friends.

The Coward’s Guide to Conflict
Ursiny, Tim
Call No.: 303.6 URS
coverMost of us will avoid conflicts at all costs. But if you can’t take flight, you can choose to fight back by facing up to it positively. Try the interactive exercises in this book and take up the challenge to resolve conflicts and gain friends in the process!

The One Minute Apology
Blanchard, Ken and McBride, Margret
Call No.: 158.2 BLA
cover'Sorry' -- perhaps the hardest word to say in the world. Yet, this powerful word can release you from the burdens of guilt, repair relationships and turn your enemies to allies. Told in the story of a young man who learns to face and deal with a crucial mistake he makes, learn how to take responsibilities and apologize effectively in this lovely parable.

A Conception of Toleration

Chin Liew, Ten
Call No.: 303.482 TEN
Ten Chin Liew is professor of philosophy at the National University of Singapore. This book is a collection of his writings that centers on the idea of toleration while applying philosophical concepts to everyday issues.

In the name of Hate
Perry, Barbara
Call No.: 364.1 PER
coverCrimes committed out of hatred towards other people’s race, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender or political beliefs cause havoc to society. This book provides a historical understanding and offers a comprehensive theory of hate crimes.

Violence in Society
Armitage, Ronda
Call No.: Y 303.6 ARM
coverWritten for young adults, this book explores the common settings of violence in today’s world, including family violence, political violence, racism and war. It also discusses the social impact of violence in entertainment and its part in crimes.

Hope in a Dark Time

Krieger, David (ed.)
Call No.: 303.66 HOP
coverThis is a collection of writings by authors ranging from human rights activists and professors to journalists and Dalai Lama. The message in the book encourages all to transform hope to action and to make a deliberate decision to choose peace.

An Insider’s Guide to the UN
Fasulo, Linda M.
Call No.: 341.23 FAS
coverWhen we talk about international peace, how can we miss out the international peacekeeper – the United Nations? The book gives a good introduction to the goals and activities of the UN and surveys its many humanitarian and peacekeeping programmes.

Kepel, Gilles
Call No.: 320.55 KEP
coverSince the September 11th attacks, the term “jihad” had been linked synonymously with terrorism. In truth, however, “jihad” does not exclusively imply armed attack against non-Muslims. This book has been called a landmark book for its coverage on the history and geography of this political-religious phenomenon.

For more books on this subject, look up Call Numbers 363.320973 and 973.931.

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Saturday, August 14, 2004


Updated: 8 Sept 04

The September Project
"A collection of people, groups, and organizations working to create a day of engagement, a day of conversation, a day of democracy."

September 11
This is an excellent website for key events leading from the September 11 attacks. A chronological listing of events complete with archived news, graphics and photos is presented in this website for a good overview of the tragedy.

The 9-11 Commission Report
Probably made famous by the movie-documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, this report will soon be available at the library. Meantime, you can access the online version in its entirety for a detailed account of the circumstances surrounding the 9/11 attacks.

The United Nations homepage
Visit the UN’s homepage to learn more about the role of the international peacekeeper.

MOE Racial Harmony website
Singapore Ministry of Education site on "Harmony in Discovery".

Short Inspiring Stories

Inspirational Patient Stories

Perspectives on World Peace and Religious Harmony

All sites were last accessed on: 8 August 2004.
Compiled by the following librarians:
Ivy Lee (Adult and Young People Services)
Norlin & Shang Nee (Children Services)

Any thoughts about these sites? Feel free to post your comments or email us.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004


Booklists compiled by Norlin and Shang Nee (Librarians, Children Services). Check the NLB Catalogue for the availability of books.

In the house of happiness : A book of prayers and praise
Neil Philip
New York : Clarion Books, 2003
A collection of short prayers from major religions--Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam--along with tribal chants, folk rhymes, and poems of praise and devotion
Call No. J 291.4 IN

The angel and other stories
Sue Stauffacher
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2002
Retellings of folktales which reflect Christian oral traditions from fifteenth and sixteenth century Europe
Call No. J 398.2 STA -[FOL]

Afghanistan : The culture
Erinn Banting
New York : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2003
Text and photos show how the people of Afghanistan, a predominantly Muslim country, celebrate holidays and festivals, using art, music, dance, and stories.
Call No. J 958.1 BAN

Muslim child : Understanding Islam through stories and poems
Rukhsana Khan
Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Co., 2002
A collection of stories and poems about Muslim children from a variety of backgrounds, focusing on the celebration of holidays and practices of Islam
Call No. J 297 KHA

Far beyond the garden gate : Alexandra David-Neel's journey to Lhasa
Don Brown
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2002
Describes the life and travels of Alexandra David-Neel, who became a scholar of Buddhism and Tibet in the early twentieth century and trekked thousands of miles to reach Llasa, the Tibetan capital
Call No. JP 915.1 BRO

Each breath a smile
Sister Susan
Berkeley, CA : Parallax Press, c2001
Children learn how to connect with their breathing to help them experience calmness and enjoy a deeper relationship with their friends, family and the world
Call No. JP SUS

What I believe
Alan Brown
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, 1999
Introduces Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Shinto, and Taoism through the eyes of young members of those faiths.
Call No. J 291 BRO

Angels sweep the desert floor : Bible legends about Moses in the wilderness
Miriam Chaikin
New York : Clarion Books, c2002
A collection of eighteen stories based on the Bible which tell how angels respond to God's commands to ease the way for Moses and the Israelites as they cross the wilderness after being freed from slavery in Egypt
Call No. J 296.1 CHA

Fireman Small : Fire down below!
Wong Herbert Yee
Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2001
Having gone to the Pink Hotel to get some sleep, Fireman Small detects a fire there and saves its animal guests
Call No. JP YEE

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Sunday, August 01, 2004

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