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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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[12 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Embracing Iran

By Daniel Moskowitz
Denver, Colorado USA

“A war based on the premise of potential development of nuclear arms that the United States and Israel already have in their possession? I think we have some talking to do instead.”
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When I learned about a meeting of the Colorado Coalition Against Attacking Iran from my old friend, Tom Rauch, who was formerly the Nuclear Disarmament Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee, I did not hesitate to sign up.
However, my interest in Iran began over three decades ago. Among Iranian college students in the United States …

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[11 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]
Greece and Our Current Awakening: We Are Our Brothers’ Keepers

Yvette Nahmia-Messinas
Israel/Greece
“A new socioeconomic system could potentially emerge out of this crisis: a model of mutual responsibility and cooperation, stemming from the consciousness that unless we all succeed we have failed.”
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Greece has over the last year been in crisis mode. The old balance has been lost and the new has yet to emerge.
The average Greek family has been faced with loss: loss of income and loss of work, as well as loss of trust in politicians and governmental authorities. As demands from Greek governments to citizens grow, solidarity among …

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