The UQ-Media website was envisioned a resource to help us raise our UQ — our understanding quotient. Resources included videoclips and quotes, links to books, film recommendations, as well as practical tips for mediation as well as self-growth exercises. Its main focus, initially, was on world views or ideologies.
Our thanks to the webmasters and judges who have visited the UQ-Media.com site and found it worthy of web-awards, including these, in 2009:
The Center for NonHarming Ministries has recently adopted the uq-media.com web presence. After looking for a suitable home for the site, unsuccessfully, the decision was made to operate the resource under our main flagship site. Although we are still interested to find a match who would be interested to re-launch that web presence, for the time being we have incorporated the original content the site contained into nonharming.com. Because the quotes and videos that were found on uq-media.com are widely available on the internet, the decision was made not to aggregate them again here. The following is taken from the Mission page of the UQ-Media.com effort:
So All May Live in Harmony ! Every day, our fragile world seems smaller and more interconnected, and groups which might once have imagined they could live peacefully in ignorance of each other are thrust together more closely.
UQ-media is a peace quest, dedicated the proposition that truth and reconciliation are preferable to violence as the as the principle (and only sustainable) means of resolving our differences. And so, we’re providing—free to one and all—the best tools, tips, and techniques available, to raise everyone’s Understanding Quotient.
“Every day, our fragile world seems smaller and more interconnected, and groups which might once have imagined they could live peacefully in ignorance of each other are thrust together. We must learn how to understand each other in order to live in harmony and fellowship. This site was undertaken as one response to the need for reconciliation and understanding over violence, as the principle (and only sustainable) means of resolving our differences.”
Here are some examples of entries into the UQ-media website:
- The text of Micah 4:1-4 on Peace and Prosperity
- Videos featuring meditations and prayer
- Links to websites where the texts of various holy books could be found
- Principles contained in various religions
- Reviews of books on peace, including authors John Dear and Thich Nhat Hanh
- Various religious beliefs, summarized in a ‘nutshell’
- Orthodoxy clashes in a nutshell
- Mediation tips
It is our dream for our Center for NonHarming Ministries’ web presence will be ever more useful as a resource, in raising Understanding Quotients and otherwise promoting peace with justice in a nonharming manner. We feel the inclusion of the UQ-Media.com web content into this site is one way to accomplish this goal.