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[7 Feb 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Men Can Stop Rape: “This Is Your Issue”

- By Mary Liepold
Editor In Chief

The subject was sexual harassment and sexual assault. Both sides of the long conference table were filled with young men, most of them ignoring the pizza on their plates and waving their hands in the air in their eagerness to speak. Standing at the back of the room, where I was, and in chairs along the sides were a handful of women.
The facilitators, Kedrick Griffin, Senior Director of Programs for Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR), and Joe Vess, Director of Training, presented two scenarios, one …

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[6 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
“What Manhood Might Be”: Men Changing Cultures to Stop Sexual Violence

- By Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief

Have you ever heard the expression “All’s fair in love and war?” Think about it for a moment. It implies not only that all the rules are suspended during wartime, but that something called “love” gives sanction to the same anarchy.
In recent years, necessary attention has been focused on rape as a tool of war. The atrocities inflicted on women, children, and men in wartime are unconscionable. But war itself is unconscionable. War destroys the patterns and the structures of everyday life. To me, …

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[5 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]
Go Where the Energy Is

Donna Toliver Grimes
Mary Liepold interviews Donna Toliver Grimes about her work in the peace movement.
Who are you, Donna? How do you describe yourself?
I am the Poverty Education and Outreach Manager in the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development. I am also a catechist in my parish and active in JustFaith, an exciting adult education program that works in parishes. I have served on the National Council of Pax Christi USA, which partners with Just Faith, and currently serve on the DC-Baltimore Regional Board. …

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[5 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
<em>Generation Peace:</em>Join the Mentorship for Peace Class of 2012

-  by Abby Smith
Happy New Year!! 2012 has arrived, and it is once again time to start taking applications for the Peace X Peace Mentorship Program that we launched in the fall of 2011. This program seeks to match professional women with an affinity for peace with young aspiring peacebuilders. We here at Peace X Peace find infinite value in mentorship, so we are looking forward to the next round of the program.
A recent study found that women say it is important to have a mentor and that most young …