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[5 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]
Go Where the Energy Is

Donna Toliver Grimes
Mary Liepold interviews Donna Toliver Grimes about her work in the peace movement.
Who are you, Donna? How do you describe yourself?
I am the Poverty Education and Outreach Manager in the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development. I am also a catechist in my parish and active in JustFaith, an exciting adult education program that works in parishes. I have served on the National Council of Pax Christi USA, which partners with Just Faith, and currently serve on the DC-Baltimore Regional Board. …

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[5 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
<em>Generation Peace:</em>Join the Mentorship for Peace Class of 2012

-  by Abby Smith
Happy New Year!! 2012 has arrived, and it is once again time to start taking applications for the Peace X Peace Mentorship Program that we launched in the fall of 2011. This program seeks to match professional women with an affinity for peace with young aspiring peacebuilders. We here at Peace X Peace find infinite value in mentorship, so we are looking forward to the next round of the program.
A recent study found that women say it is important to have a mentor and that most young …

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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.”
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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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