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[27 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Who Am I? Who Should I Be?

A nice mix this week, if I do say so myself.  And not ALL depressing! Why does everyone talk about conflict minerals when they talk about the DRC?  And CAN Europe integrate its Muslim citizens and residents? (Does it really want to?)

I’ve been fascinated by this Washington Post look at the opinions, desires, triumphs, and fears of African American women today .
I was pleased to hear the Kojo Namdi show (which usually focuses on local DC issues), talking about conflict minerals (and the overemphasis on them).  With Texas in Africa …

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[24 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Finding My Balance: Grace, Gravity, and Growth

- Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief

 ”Who knows what’s next? God knows. I’m a little lost, and that’s OK.”
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Last week President Obama said NO to the dirty, dangerous Keystone Pipeline from Alaska through the American heartland. He has disappointed me and others in his liberal base many times, but this time he came through for the earth, and it lifts my heart.
Now, of course, the powerful lobbyists will shift into even higher gear, aiming to exact the “huge political consequences” they have threatened. And now, God help us, Newt Gingrich is …

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[20 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: When What You Learn Is Determined by Your Ethnicity

It’s cold outside here in D.C., but these links helped me stay warm and alert this week.  Consider whether women can perpetuate objectification, learn about the history of black women in Euro politics, and be shocked by the ethnic identity training that happens in Bosnia and Hersegovina.  Enjoy!

The Undecided Blog (one of my favs), asks what role women play in their own objectification.

Check out this history of Black women in European politics.

Aleksandar Hemon explores ethnic identity training in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

And… coverage of one of our favorite contributors, the Vietnamese …

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[13 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Have You Thought About Nigeria Lately?

This week’s batch of links is quite diverse, but full of gems.  From advice for a more peaceful life in 2012, to protests in Nigeria, to participatory theater in Rwanda, there’s something in here for everyone. Enjoy!
From Voice of America – how women’s involvement aids the pursuit of peace. (More on the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security!)
Good advice for 2012: Stop worrying and exhale. (You’ll build more peace that way.)
On protests in Nigeria, always a country to watch…
And I recommend checking out this blog, Shy Rebellious Arab …