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[13 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Young Nigerians Illustrate Life Beyond War

Libby and Len Traubman
United States/Nigeria
“Person-by-person, nothing replaces face-to-face relationships — neither armies nor treaties, not intellectual analyses, diagnoses, theories, or peace education.”
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First Relationships 
“How can we have peace if we don’t build relationships?”  The plea and key to life beyond war emanates from African Ikenna Ezeibe in the new 2012 film DIALOGUE IN NIGERIA: Muslims & Christians Creating Their Future.  Ezeibe was among the 200 adversaries – courageous young women and men who united successfully in Jos, central Nigeria, the center of recent brutal violence that echoed worldwide.
Refusing to be enemies, …

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[15 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
The Guys Get It! Men Who Build and Nurture Peace

- by Mary Liston Liepold
Through the ’70s and into the ’80s, when I took my three sons to peace vigils and demonstrations or meetings of the various peace organizations I belonged to, they complained of feeling out of place because there were so few men. Last week when I walked into the posh DC offices of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, for the Washington, DC launch of the 2010 Global Peace Index, and saw three men in the three chairs set for the panel, I said Hallelujah! The …

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[14 Jun 2010 | Comments Off | ]

Libby and Len Traubman
“A Family’s Endeavors Toward A Culture of Meaning”
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In the 1980s, Libby and Len Traubman helped start the successful Beyond War movement. As the Cold War ended, they worked with Stanford University to bring Israeli and Palestinian citizen-leaders to California to develop the 1991 Framework for a Public Peace Process. Eventually, they decided that global work is great, but dialogue at the local level builds the foundation. In the past 20 years they have convened hundreds of face to face meetings and …

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[11 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]

Voice X Voice is our growing online audio archive of interviews with inspiring women and peacebuilders around the world. And if there is one thing we have learned so far, it is that every voice is valuable. Your best moments, your worst moments, birthdays, weddings, divorces, graduations, personal challenges and victories – they are the stuff of our archive. They are more extraordinary than ordinary. So talk to us. Share your voice. Tell us your story. Email Dr. Mary Liepold to set up an interview.

A Family’s Endeavors Toward A Culture …