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The Peace X Peace Advisory Council

The Peace X Peace Circle of Advisors extends our outreach and the expertise that informs and supports all of our programs. It is a highly diverse group of experts in peacebuilding and systems change. These distinguished individuals represent a wide spectrum of cultures, nationalities, and religious beliefs and hail from around the world, including the regions of Central Asia, SouthEast Asia, the Middle East, and North America.


Dr. Azizah al-Hibri
Pre-eminent Muslim American interpreter of Islamic law, guest of Bill Moyers, President and Executive Director of the Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights (KARAMAH), and Founding Editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy.

Isabel Allende
Chilean American feminist, human rights activist, Director of The Allende Fund, and internationally renowned author of Daughter of Fortune, The House of Spirits, and El Reino del Dragon de Oro, among other works of fiction.

Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD
Jungian analyst, psychiatrist and Clinical Professor at UCSF, Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, past board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women, and an internationally known author, most notably for Goddesses in Everywoman. Her 1999 The Millionth Circle inspired the formation of the Millionth Circle Initiative, a sister organization of Peace X Peace. Her newest book is Urgent Message From Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World.

Dr. Riane Eisler
Founder/President of the Center for Partnership Studies, Originator of Cultural Transformation Theory, co-founder of the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence, and author of the international bestseller The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future as well as the award-winning Tomorrow’s Children: A Blueprint for Partnership Education in the 21st Century and The Power of Partnership: Seven Relationships That Will Change Your Life, among other books.

Fatima Gailani
Director of the Red Crescent of Afghanistan, member of the Loya Jirga of Afghanistan, one of three women advisors at the Bonn Conference for Afghanistan’s interim government, Afghan Consititutional Commissioner, Afghan women’s rights activist, and recipient of a 2009 Women, Power and Peace Award.

Ela Gandhi
Former member of the South African parliament representing the African National Congress from 1994-2003. Editor and Management Committee Chairperson of the newspaper Satyagraha. Secretary of the Gandhi Development Trust, Vice Chair of the Domestic Violence Help Line, Vice Chair of the Mahatma Gandhi Crafts Center, and Vice Chair of the World Conference on Religion and Peace.

Dr. Noeleen Heyzer
Past Executive Director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), founding member of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era and Asia Pacific Women in Law and Development.

Barbara Marx Hubbard
Visionary, futurist, author, speaker, and Founder-Director of The Foundation for Conscious Evolution. Her books include The Hunger of Eve, The Evolutionary Journey, Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth, Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential, and Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence, The Steps to the Universal Human.

Mario Morino
Mario is the founder of Venture Philanthropy Partners, a pioneer organization in the venture philanthropy field. The organization has made some of the best nonprofits in the Washington, DC, area stronger and is serving as a model for similar organizations nationwide. Mario also received a 2009 Women, Power and Peace Award.

Lynne Twist
Lynne Twist — a global activist, fundraiser, speaker, consultant, and author — has dedicated her life to global initiatives that serve the best instincts in all of us. She has raised hundreds of millions of dollars and trained thousands of fundraisers to be more effective in their work.

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