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[4 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
<em>Kim’s Corner:</em> A Good Year for Women

Kimberly Weichel
Peace X Peace CEO
“We encourage YOU to express your voice and be the change agent our world needs.”
I feel that 2012 will be a good year for women – at least I hope so! A number of recent trends give me inspiration and hope.
First, the recent Nobel Prize for Peace honored extraordinary women Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkul Karman for their courage and dedication to building peace in their respective countries of Liberia and Tunisia. The Nobel Committee awarded these prizes not just for the individual work …

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[3 Jan 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Peace Depends on Us Getting to Know Each Other

Samina Sundas
Samina Faheem Sundas is the founder and Executive Director of the American Muslim Voice Foundation. Her focus is on eradicating Islamophobia by fostering friendships among all Americans and walking on the path Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. paved for us. She is an advocate of civic engagement through volunteerism, with a particular interest in empowering young women to become the leaders of tomorrow. She believes that through education and social interaction we can build an inclusive and beloved community where all of us feel safe and at home. Samina …

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[2 Jan 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Race, Class, Partnership, and Peace

Mary Liston Liepold
One statement calls racism and xenophobia “the most serious threat to world peace and therefore to the human right to peace.” Do you agree?
Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., probably the best-known peacebuilders in the US, if not the world, were both people of color. Yet if you go to a peace rally or a meeting of a peace organization in most US neighborhoods, you’ll see a rather notable preponderance of pale. What’s up with this?
First let me acknowledge that this is my personal observation, unsupported by statistics, and that …

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[8 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Honoring Women of Power and Peace

-by Mary Liston Liepold
Editor in Chief

Monday evening December 5, at the Woolly Mammoth Theater in Washington, DC, our Peace X Peace annual awards spotlighted the many facets of Women, Power, and Peace. The evening began with an informal reception where award winners mingled with attendees to the strains of music by DC’s own LEA.
First on the formal program was Patricia Smith’s original Women, Power, and Peace…at play. Awardees Louise Diamond and Sahar Taman, speaking their own words, joined four actresses from the Woolly troupe who voiced the words of 26 …