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[8 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]
From Conversation to Connection: An Interview with Anne Fitzgerald

Anne Fitzgerald is a Peace X Peace volunteer, organizational consultant, and founder of ~Spirit at Work Global~ in Waltham, MA. She uses circle process as the container for her work with clients, integrating her years of expertise as guide in visioning, planning, decision-making, and action as well as her decades of experience in circles. She invites all involved to hold the space for what needs to emerge, and encourages a deep listening that unfolds a “letting come”.
Anne,we talk a lot at Peace X Peace about Circle principles, and a great …

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[15 Jan 2007 | No Comment | ]

This is the third in a series of essays by Peace X Peace founder and editor of Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women Patricia Smith Melton, who meets frequently with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. In this installment Smith Melton speaks with a diverse group of women from the region, all of whom demonstrate extraordinary courage in the ordinary things they do every day to promote peace and women’s rights in their communities.
Earlier essays are “Hope: Tempered out of the Crucible” and  “Your Power as a Third Party.”
The opinions offered in …

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[15 Dec 2006 | No Comment | ]

Following is the second of three essays that Peace X Peace Founder and editor of Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women Patricia Smith Melton wrote when she visited with Israelis  and Palestinians in 2006,  meeting with key leaders and strengthening the presence of our Global Network in the region. The first essay, Hope: Tempered Out of the Crucible, focused on the Palestinian perspective.
Here Smith Melton explores the power of the Third Party, taking us through an Israeli town half a mile from the border with Gaza, the Al-Am’ari Palestinian refugee camp …

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[15 Nov 2006 | No Comment | ]

The following is the first of a series of essays written by Patricia Smith Melton, founder of Peace X Peace, after her third stay in Israel and Palestine to strengthen our Global Network. The series is distilled from meetings in the West Bank, Bethlehem, and throughout Israel with directors of women in refugee camps, Israeli women living a half mile from Gaza who see themselves as “shields for Israel,” women high in the Palestinian Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the Fatah party, Jewish Ethiopian basket weavers, the founder of …