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[6 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]
Educating a Future President? Why Not?

Andeisha Farid
Afghanistan

July means mid-term exams for all the children in Kabul. Everything else will be suspended while they stay up to the wee hours studying.

What happens once we decide to open a new orphanage? In a country at war, after the money is there, the city chosen, the location, the home, the staff, it would seem the task is endless before the children are even selected. Then the real work begins: bring together 60 children from Jalalabad area, Kunar, Laghman, and Nuristan Provinces, children …

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[9 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
The Place of Miracles, in Need of One

 
- by Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
“You are here to help us, and, therefore, I must help you. I tell my people there are people everywhere in the world watching and wanting to help.”
The only solution to the conflict between the Palestinians, specifically those in the West Bank and Gaza, and the Israelis is with civil society. The people themselves have to want to seek—and find, and implement—an answer. Too few Israelis choose to look at the people (so similar to …

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[8 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
We Invite You All to Be Involved as Peacemakers

Michel Ngoy Mulunda
Congo – DRC
When this article was originally posted in November 2008 the women and men of DRC were experiencing “very serious concerns, particularly with violence and the fragility of the peace agreements in the eastern area of this country.” It is now nearly two years later and the situation remains much the same. Perhaps Michel was right in saying, “attitude of the rest of the international community, the grand powerful countries and the sister NGOs, is not fully engaged to terminate this routine of war in the eastern …

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[8 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Drawing on the Power of Peace

John Aaron
USA

“In the middle of two wars, a global peace project was conceived eight blocks from the White House. It would see the light in 14 months, by September, 2006.”
We all have those moments that change our lives. Some seem to be heralded by trumpets, others quietly smash into us. One such moment realigned my entire outlook on Peace. It revealed the importance of approaching Peace from a positive standpoint, instead of an “anti-war” point of view.
The anti-war effort had been effectively defused by an Administration familiar with its …