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[30 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]
November 30, 2007: Simple Giving

Last week in the US we celebrated Thanksgiving. This feast commemorates a time when the indigenous people of this country and the settlers from Europe—Pilgrims, as we called them when I went to school—sat down to break bread together. It’s also the official beginning of the holiday season—for many of us, a time of frantic shopping and guilty over-consumption.

If our ancestors had maintained the harmony with our gracious hosts on this continent that they enjoyed so briefly on that first Thanksgiving, they might have learned other ways of looking at earth’s bounty and other ways to think about giving. This issue offers gift suggestions for the holidays and every season based on one gently countercultural American family’s experience and spotlights opportunities to learn from the real authorities: thirteen indigenous grandmothers who have taken the planet under their care.

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[8 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]
From Conversation to Connection: An Interview with Anne Fitzgerald

Anne Fitzgerald is a Peace X Peace volunteer, organizational consultant, and founder of ~Spirit at Work Global~ in Waltham, MA. She uses circle process as the container for her work with clients, integrating her years of expertise as guide in visioning, planning, decision-making, and action as well as her decades of experience in circles. She invites all involved to hold the space for what needs to emerge, and encourages a deep listening that unfolds a “letting come”.
Anne,we talk a lot at Peace X Peace about Circle principles, and a great …

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[15 Jan 2007 | No Comment | ]

This is the third in a series of essays by Peace X Peace founder and editor of Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women Patricia Smith Melton, who meets frequently with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. In this installment Smith Melton speaks with a diverse group of women from the region, all of whom demonstrate extraordinary courage in the ordinary things they do every day to promote peace and women’s rights in their communities.
Earlier essays are “Hope: Tempered out of the Crucible” and  “Your Power as a Third Party.”
The opinions offered in …

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