J. Martin and his legacy
After a whole life of pursuing a better world, J. Martín Ramírez passed away the early morning of the 17th of May of 2023. CICA International was a testament of his academic and personal efforts to offer an interdisciplinary approach to solve conflicts in the world: from aggression in war and politics, to conflicts in the family and the individual.
His legacy will go on.
Vienna Interantional Institute for Middle East Studies (VIIMES) had the honour of welcoming him as a Member of the Advisory Board, in which capacity he made great contributions with his research papers as well as with his valuable and constructive advice. He will be profoundly missed.
I express in my name and in the name of all VIIMES staff my heartfelt condolences to his family and especially his esteemed wife Tina, and also to his students.
My condolences for your loss. Rest in Peace.
Dear Profesor! Thank You for Your existence and life . I am proud that I could work under your supervision for some moments and be in your group. I hope that I will be able protect Your thoughts and spirit and disseminate your heritage .
thank you for your constant support to the Seville Statement on Violence;
thank you for the numerous conferences you organized and for the warm participation to the conference I organized in Rome in 2011 on the 25th anniversary of the S.S.V;
for the support you gave me when I wrote my book;
and, above all, for your need to stay close to us, your colleagues, disciples, and, above all, friends.
A great loss of a lovely person. Colleen and I met Martin many times whilst on holiday trips in CapeTown South Africa with his lovely wife Tina. Always full of fun and a chance to speak and practice his english. We will all miss him. Bon voyage Martin I will always remember Martin’s mischievous, sparkly eyes.
Your life was devoted to lofty ideals, you broke stereotypes, you supported people in need of help.
Thank you for many years of cooperation with the editors of the Polish Psychological Forum.
We will miss
Rest in peace
Editor-in-chief of the Polish Psychological Forum
Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz
We first met Martin when he and Tina came to visit us at our home in Japan over 20 years ago. We all resonated so well with each other that we subsequently visited them in Spain and they came to our later homes in London and Dover.
Martin met every occasion with good will and humor under which lay a strong foundation of Christian faith.
Martin’s modesty belied
– the extraordinary education he had of studies in different countries and languages – and long academic career mentoring others,
– his ability to bring people from around the world together in harmony at his international conferences and
– the many remarkable steps he had helped – and was helping – the world take to being a more peaceful realm.
This unassuming giant has left us blessed with the many seeds he planted for the future good of generations to come.
Brian & Megumi Mayne
We are all so saddened by your passing. I still remember that day in July of 2010 on the Big Island of Hawaii that we met you and your wife Tina while hiking. Little did we know at the time that this would become a lifelong friendship. You bonded so well with our kids. We always enjoyed so much sharing a meal with you and Tina whenever you came to the States. We’ll miss the walks and talks whenever we got together.
Thank you for all your hard work to make this world a better place. From the comments we’ve seen it’s obvious you touched many lives. You were one of the most humble, smartest and kindest persons we’ve ever met. We will miss you old friend.
May you Rest in Peace.
Alan, Cori, Cody & Jackie
When I heard the sadest news. I feel a hole in my childhood memories, because you have created a very deep part of me.
I hope that we can be strong and accept this big loss with the passing time.