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[13 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Bring Your Drop of Water to the Fire

Dalila Paulo
Portugal
“I became a pioneer, founder and president for 10 years of the Portuguese Delegation of Unipaz – International University for Peace. Over those years 3,000 people went there and many of them were transformed.”
I have always been on the path to being the best human possible, to achieving the ability for unconditional love. I am also a very practical and active person, so since I began to have deep inner peace, I wanted to organize ways for other people to have it too.
Eighteen years ago, as a psychotherapist I …

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[7 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Congo’s Women on the Front Lines of a War for Wealth

June 30th marked the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 50th anniversary of independence from Belgium. Violence continues to torment the country as this historical milestone is celebrated.

Sylvie Maunga
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

“The epidemic of sexual violence in Congo is a humiliation to all humanity, to our dignity and our values. The world must speak up and act now to end mass atrocities.”
The Congolese conflict is considered the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, and the deadliest since World War II. Since 1998, more than six million people have died as …

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[7 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]
Celebrating Freedom and Peace

Andrea Kay Smith
USA

“My vision is that one day everyone on the planet will have the basics of food & shelter. I’m willing to do my part to make that happen.”

One of the ceramic tiles I painted for the World Wall for Peace, for the 1996 Centennial Summer Olympics in Atlanta, said FREEDOM. Perhaps this theme became important to me when I was confined to braces, casts, crutches, and a wheel chair as a child. I identified with Forrest Gump in the movie, when he was released from his …

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[7 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Dancing with the Winged Beauties of a Wounded World

Patricia Bulitt
USA
“With all the birds in the Gulf of Mexico and in Florida dying in the oil, the notion of
wounded came around my awareness, as my improvisation unfolded in that afternoon.”
I am a dancer, interdisciplinary artist and teaching artist. My work cultivates community, peaceful means to express beauty and each of our unique ways to create and build peace between peoples and cultures.
As a dance Ethnologist I have documented world dance with Alaskan Eskimos and Indians and world dancers from Africa, China, the Philippines, and Japan. My paper dresses are …