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[29 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

Commentary by Mary Liston Liepold
October 31 is Halloween in the Americas, in parts of Western Europe, and, thanks to the reach of both Christianity and US pop culture, in many other places across the globe. In the church calendar All Hallows’ E(v)en(ing), known in Latin cultures as the Day of the Dead, was the eve of the feast of All Saints. It was a time when the boundaries between the realms of life and death seemed temporarily dissolved; when the dead might return home and death itself might be domesticated, …

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[22 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Comment by Mary Liston Liepold
Yes, the Nobel Prize surprises are over for this year, and the winners got lots of well-deserved press. But October is also the month for The Right Livelihood Awards, popularly known as the Alternative Nobels. Swedish-German journalist and philatelist Jakob von Uexkull sold his business to endow the first awards in 1980 because the six Nobel categories didn’t fully cover the fields of human endeavor that mattered most to him: independent journalism, peacebuilding, and social justice.
This year’s Right Livelihood Awardees are three women—Somali, German, and American—and …

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[15 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

An Interview with Pat Morris, Peace X Peace Executive Director from Fall 2008 through 2009
- by Mary Liston Liepold
After an international search that involved more than 100 applications and interviews with 15 qualified candidates, the Board of Directors selected Dr. Patricia Morris to lead Peace X Peace. Dr. Morris will take office on Monday, September 22, 2008. She comes to us from Women for Women International, where she directed program development for the Global Programs Unit. She is a results-driven senior manager with more than 20 years of academic and …

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