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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
<em>Generation Peace: “E Pluribus Unum.”</em> What Does It Really Mean?

Ah, July! The sweet scent of summer fills the air, and where I live, in Washington DC, red, white, and blue is everywhere. This month we celebrate America’s Independence Day, July 4th. As the day approaches I began to think of what it means to be an American, and what exactly patriotism is.
I recently returned from a week’s vacation in Jamaica, where I was enlightened on the culture and the people inhabiting this gorgeous Caribbean island. The guide on our day-long tour of the island said something that sparked my …

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[3 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
Men We Love: Many Ways to Peace

By Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
It’s June again, and for Peace X Peace that’s the month of men. I hope you’ll enjoy these highlights from interviews with:

Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Ambassador at Large for Women, Development, and Peace

John W. Kiser, Bridgebuilder, Storyteller for Understanding

Paul K. Chappell, Myth-Buster and Strategic Wager of Peace

Anwarul K. Chowdhury:
Ambassador at Large for Women, Development, and Peace
In a long and distinguished diplomatic career, Bangladesh Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury has been a tireless advocate for peace, women, children, and the poorest segment of humanity (a UN recognized category …

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[2 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
<em>PeaceTimes</em> Edition 112: The Fathers Day Issue. Men Who Nurture the Culture of Peace

“We women like men! They’re our fathers and sons, lovers and brothers, colleagues and friends.”
We look forward to a month of celebrating the gents who stand beside us in our lives and in the quest for peace.  In this issue Mary Liepold and  Abby Smith will introduce you to four men who make essential contributions to peacebuilding.  Kim Weichel discusses the cautionary tale found in the behavior of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, as well as legislative opportunities for change.
Let’s celebrate men this month, and highlight many ways to peace: Say NO to …

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[2 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
<em>Generation Peace</em>: The Solution to Poverty is Providing a Solution

This month we are honoring the amazing men who have set out to make a difference in this world. I am privileged to bring you the story of a group of young men and their organization, Give A Goat, which is helping to bring an entire country out of poverty, one goat at a time.
I was able to interview the Vice President of Give a Goat, 23 year old David Bowden, who told me what they have been able to do so far.
Tell me a little bit about Give …