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[26 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Our Muslim Sisters and Brothers Celebrate Ramadan, the Holy Month of Fasting

The following are a series of links to resources that highlight health considerations and traditions during Ramadan, the holy month of fasting observed by Muslims around the world.

This Huffington Post article looks at History, Dates, Greeting, and Rules Of The Muslim Fast.
Muslimah Media Watch posted Ramadan (Food) and the Working Girl, an article by a woman who highlights three key lessons she has learned after 13 years of observing Ramadan.
ProductiveMuslim.com offers great tips on Ramadan and Productivity, including info on nutrition and workouts during this month of fasting, and studying …

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[13 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Peace Links: Grants and Scholarships!

Looking for a grant or scholarship in peacebuilding and related fields? Check these out:

The RESIST grant funds movements for social change. Their next deadline is August 3, 2012, so check it out.
This one is for the youth! If you are under 30, and are into using digital content for social change, the World Summit Youth Award: e-Contest 2012 is for you!
If you’re looking for funding for conflict resolution work, the Peace and Collaborative Development Network is an invaluable resource. This blog is a Guide to Key Resources for Funding Work …

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[9 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]
Spreading the Peace Bug in Inner-City DC

- an interview by Mary Liepold
For the 27 years when she worked with special education students at Walker-Jones Elementary, on the un-powerful side of Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill, they called her Miss Little. Now that she serves unofficially, without pay, as the lap, hands, and heart of her residential community, she’s ‘Nana’ to the children and Ann to the adults. You’ll find her outside in almost any weather, kids buzzing and clustering around her chair and neighbors stopping by just to check in.
On a recent June day, Ann and …

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[6 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]
Peace Links: What Do the Activists Say?

These are just a few voices of the many activists around the world fighting for women’s rights and gender equality. Check them out!

In Where Women Still Struggle, Khaleej Times, Randa El Tahawy explains that women in Egypt have NOT been silent in the face of oppression, and continue to organize and speak out to demand inclusion and equal rights.
Three young women, Emma Axelrod, Elena Tsemberis, and Sammi Sigel have started a petition, and it has already been signed by over 100,000 people! Read more on change.org: It’s Time for a …