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[2 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Nurture Your Love for Your Country

In honor  of the many patriotic celebrations happening around the world this month, we are reposting this article, which considers how to love your country. Enjoy!
Alaha Ahrar
Afghanistan
“People should nurture their love for their country but should also realize that patriotism and nationalism are two distinct concepts.”
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Ever since I was a child, I have always dreamed of gaining an education, helping human beings and living as free as men in a peaceful environment, where there is no sign of war or callousness. As an Afghan youth I have always desired …

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[27 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
When Getting Your Period Means Missing More than Gym Class

Kirsti Shields
United States
“Today’s young girls will teach the next generation about puberty, sexuality, and reproductive health. The conspiracy of silence will have been broken.”
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When my friend’s daughter got her first period last week, her mother bought her a bouquet of flowers. This isn’t what my mother would have done - we acknowledged such biological rites of passage in far more understated ways – but it was an apt and affirming tribute to what is – and should be – an auspicious landmark on the road to womanhood. My friend’s daughter was …

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[26 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Report Back: Aquila Ismail Book Signing

-By Corinne Mitchell
Administration and Outreach Manager
As you may have heard if you live in the D.C. area, Peace X Peace hosted a book signing event on Wednesday, June 13 for Aquila Ismail, author of  Of Martyrs and Marigolds.  The event featured a reading by the author of select passages, a short Q&A session, a book signing, and light refreshments.  The intimate gathering was generously hosted by our Board Chairwoman Gail Montplaisir at her beautiful apartment overlooking the Capitol, and it was one of several Ismail attended before heading home to …

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