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[20 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

- by Mary Liston Liepold
The St. Tereza Women’s Circle, a group of mothers in Mubende, Uganda, came together to help and support one another in November 2004. Then the son of a group member, Consolate, was introduced to Peace X Peace. He shared the mission of the organization with his mother, who asked him to register the group through his email account.
“In a period of a month,” says Consolate, “we were connected to our lovely sisters, the Women Building Bridges for Peace in Mt. Shasta, California, USA. With the help …

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[20 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

Dr. V. Mohini Giri: Change Is Coming Soon for India’s Widows
- by Mary Liston Liepold
“As the darkness enveloped the village, Savitri wore a frightened look…. In the morning, before leaving, her husband had said that at midnight she must sacrifice her two-year-old son or else there would be calamity. The Tantrik [Hindu holy book] said so. She huddled her little Ravi to her breast and prayed to God….”
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“In many parts of South India today a woman is relegated to live outside the house during her natural monthly periods. In the …

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[5 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

- by Mary Liston Liepold
This special holiday issue profiles some of the faithful givers who keep the lights on, the computers humming, and the global connections flowing at Peace X Peace. Some give large amounts, like founder and Board Chair Patricia Smith Melton, our first and most constant, sustaining major donor. Some give smaller but extremely generous amounts, like Stuart Molloy and DC real estate professionals Gail Montplaisir and Mike Schaeffer and Claudine Chetrit. Some give faithfully every year, like Mares Hirchert in Michigan. Some give modest but essential monthly gifts, …

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[15 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

- by Mary Liston Liepold
US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin envisions a role larger than that of the typical Veep if her party wins. And Palin’s ambition is just one drop in a tide that is sweeping the world. After the long, long struggle to win the vote (still being waged in Saudi Arabia, where 2009 is an election year and some look for change), women everywhere are moving into politics and moving from politics to governance. We are steadily approaching a world with “more sway and less swagger,” in Swanee Hunt’s memorable …