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[13 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Protecting Mali, Fighting for Pakistan, and Visiting Colombia

Hello all!  I hope you enjoyed Mary’s great guest Peace Links last week. I know I did! This week we have a selection of articles and films that demonstrate how global machinations can affect the grassroots, and how the grassroots can influence global actors.  Enjoy!

If this doesn’t get you to read more from Search for Common Ground about Pakistani women, then I don’t know what will: “Pakistani women are fighting for more than just the empowerment of women. They are taking centre-stage in Pakistan’s fight against oppression, social tyranny and …

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Voices from the Frontlines »

[12 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Midnight Express: Iran to Turkey by Train

Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll
Below is an excerpt describing Uncornered Market authors Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll’s train journey from Iran to Turkey.  We here at Peace X Peace love it because it cuts through news stories painting Iran as a foreign and forbidding land and introduces us to ordinary Iranians.
“Iran is again catching its share of headlines. So it seemed as good a time as any to share the story of our exit from the country at the end of last year — hopping a train en route from Tehran …

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Connection Point »

[11 Apr 2012 | 16 Comments | ]
Dating & Islam…to Me It’s an Oxymoron

Dania Shahzad

“To be clear, Islam does not forbid women and men from talking to one another, but asks that they practice modesty and remain within the limits that Sharia has set.”
Walking down the school hallways as a young Muslim girl I used to see guys and girls holding hands, or a girl standing by her locker crying as her boyfriend talked to her. I would be confronted with questions and statements about dating that took different forms and styles, starting from elementary until I graduated high school. Both guys and …

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Be the Change: Person X Person »

[10 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Listen to the Women: 193 UN Ambassadors Get “60 Years 60 Voices”

- by Patricia Smith
Peace X Peace Founder
“…Peace requires accuracy, setting aside assumptions to become better informed, giving up stereotypes for truth.  That is the intent of Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women.”
On International Women’s Day, March 8, His Excellency Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President of the UN General Assembly in its 66th session, shared copies of the Peace X Peace book Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women with each of the 193 Ambassadors of the member nations of the United Nations.  He included a personal letter …

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