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[31 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace Philanthropy Award Winners: Global Fund for Women

By Kim Weichel
“I have known the founders and leaders at the Global Fund, and have organized fundraisers for them in my home in the past. I am impressed by their vision, mission, and tireless work to create a just, compassionate, and equitable world.”
I am excited to announce that our Peace Philanthropy Award this year goes to the Global Fund for Women. This award honors a person or organization that has contributed generous funds over time to meet the needs of women and to support women’s work in …

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[28 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
Peace Links: Where does your inspiration come from?

This week I thought a lot about inspiration – to do something, to study something, to think about something, even to keep yourself from doing something. Most of the links below inspired me – I hope they inspire you in some way too. Have a great weekend!

Joan Didion on the details of war, in this case from El Salvador.
And another inspiration via Didion, this time for a rumination on development work, self-reflection, and self-presentation.
Here’s …

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[24 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
Peace Is in the Details

By Caroline Anderson
Blog and Social Media Manager
“This is what war and violence seem to do: They take the everyday details of daily life and poison them.  Peace aims to restore normality, and to return everyday objects and rituals to the realm of the pleasurable or even dull.”
What do people want when they work for peace?  It’s easy to forget that when we talk about peace, which is sometimes so difficult to build, we are asking for something quite simple. Or rather, for a collection of simple things.
Unlike …

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[21 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Friday Peace Links: How Does One Man’s Death Change Prospects for Peace?

Here is some of what we’ve been reading this week:
Not much analysis yet on how the death of Gaddafi will affect peacebuilding, but here’s where you can find the latest updates.  And here’s an opinion that killing people is never good policy. Have you come across anything interesting relating to this bit of news?  If so, link to it in the comments, or send it to us! (caroline(a)
On nonviolence and Occupy Wall Street.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that military service is ubiquitous in Israel – here’s a piece on contentious …