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[26 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace X Peace Forums: We Need to Talk about Family Rights

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring
Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum!  These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender.  This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them.  We hope you enjoy this discussion and add your own thoughts in the comments!
To Bring Women Forward, We …

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[23 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Good news!

Maybe it’s the spring weather, but I found myself turning to inspiring and empowering stories this week. I hope you enjoy a little ray of sunshine to cap off your week!

Good news at last! I loved this inspiring report on Afghan women helping to stabilize their country by flexing their entrepreneurial muscles.
We love a good discussion – thanks to Confessions of a Muslim Punk for engaging with us on Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet’s post about mainstream media and Muslims.
I’m interested in following this project out of the Pulitzer Center, …

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[21 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Iraq Reflection: A small miracle in Suleimaniya

Kathy Moorehead Thiessen
Canada

“If remembrance was done for the victim, then it had to be for the assailant as well.  Both were human beings who were equally loved by God.”  
(This article originally appeared on Christian Peacemaker Teams.)
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The news spread through the city of Suleimaniya so quickly.  Within an hour, Kurdish news outlets let the locals know that something bad had happened.  From there, it moved even more quickly across the ocean.  By the evening of 1 March, I was shocked to read it in my Manitoba prairie city’s newspaper: “Iraqi …

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