bridge-building

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bridge-building

n
efforts to establish communications and friendly contacts between people in order to make them friends or allies
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There were other bridge-builders in the world, certainly, but it was always Alexander's picture that the Sunday Supplement men wanted, because he looked as a tamer of rivers ought to look.
The Director and Officer-in-Charge of the HCNM, Henrik Villadsen also speaking at the opening session, said: The concept of using minority-majority relations as bridge-builders takes its point of departure in the opportunities which lie in the variety of connections that can be built upon within diverse societies.
Entitled Among Moses's Bridge-Builders, (4) the column was written on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the Brown v.
That's partly because of the work of the bishop, but it is also because of the grace of God, who has called the Anglicans to be bridge-builders, to be those who reach out to one side and another and bring them together.
She said: "I have been privileged these past 14 years to see the fruits of the work of so many bridge-builders.
The Goethe Institute Istanbul said in a statement on Tuesday that the prize was a joint Turkish-German project for intercultural dialogue and understanding, aiming to foster cultural exchange between Turkey and Germany and to highlight the role played by literary translators as cultural bridge-builders.
Secondly, the reason why such dialogues fail is because they are often meant to be a meeting of bridge-builders and peacemakers.
Monday's hearing was a showdown between Hathout's right to criticize governmental policies and the discretion and sensitivity that would be employed by the kind of bridge-builders the commission seeks to honor.
In this paper I will examine Kipling's short story "The Bridge-Builders," specifically focusing on how bridge-building serves as a metaphorical expression of imperialism.
is facilitating the production and reproduction of bridge-builders who
Given two bridge-builders, a man and a woman, given a certain bridge to be built, and given as always the unchangeable laws of mechanics in accordance with which this special bridge and all other bridges must be built, it is simply inconceivable that the preliminary instruction given to the two bridge-builders should differ in quantity, quality, or method of presentation because while the bridge is building one will wear knickerbockers and the other a rainy-day skirt.
We're in a prime place to be able to be the peacemakers, to be able to be the bridge-builders,'' Cisneros said.