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Be the Change: Person X Person is insightful personal commentary by Peace X Peace Founder Patricia Smith Melton on women, world problems, and problem solutions.

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[15 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
What Would Krishna Say? Part Two

by Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
 
This is Part Two of an interview with Hari Ravikumar, co-author of a modern English version of the Bhagavad-Gita, an ancient text that is structured as a dialog between two friends before an epic war. All verses quoted come from their translation, which will be available mid-2011 at Amazon and as an e-book at http://newbhagavadgita.in.
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The first part of our interview focused on the need for us as humans to 1) act in line with the natural …

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[9 Feb 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
What Would Krishna Say?

by Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women

Below is Part One of a conversation I had with Hari Ravikumar, co-author of a modern English version of the Bhagavad-Gita, an ancient text that is structured as a dialog between two friends before an epic war. All verses quoted come from the translation, which will be available mid-2011 at Amazon and as an e-book at http://newbhagavadgita.in.
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In the West, we tend to think of the three great religions as the Abrahamic religions: …

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[2 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Breaking News Egypt: People Power and US

by Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
“Power is a mighty magnet for the human psyche to distort and indulge. People suffer. And one day they rise, en masse. That day in Egypt is now.”
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Just as the protests of the people of Egypt reached critical mass last week, Peace X Peace was launching Connection Point, our initiative to raise the voices and spread the wisdom of Arab and Muslim women to everyone in the Internet world, which is …

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[6 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
Stars and the Evolution of Consciences

by Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
On December 1, 2010, NASA told us there are three times as many stars as we thought there were. Our common equation before the first of December was that there were 100 billion galaxies with 100 billion stars each.
Now we know that about a third of all galaxies are elliptical (instead of spherical like the Milky Way) and that elliptical galaxies have 1 trillion to 10 trillion stars each. This ups the number …