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[20 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]
Launching the US National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security

- by Kimberly Weichel
CEO, Peace X Peace

It was thrilling to participate yesterday in the official launch of the US National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security. Having been part of the civil society team, meeting for over a year to provide recommendations to the US government agencies tasked with preparing this plan, it was a momentous occasion to have it come to fruition. And I felt proud of the role that Peace X Peace played!
The goal of the National Action Plan is profound – to empower half the world’s …

Inside Peace X Peace »

[30 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
S.A.R.A.H. – A Fellowship of Sisters

By Caroline Anderson
Blog and Social Media Manager
“There is work to be done in every community to understand our neighbors better, and to create a more cohesive and peaceful existence. Peace starts at home, and home can be a model for peace around the world.”
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Our honoree for the Community Peacebuilding award (thank you to everyone who submitted nominations!), is an organization that was born in Southern California, but that seeks to tap broadly into the power of women to find “new solutions to old problems.” It is an …

Be the Change: Person X Person »

[7 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]
Your Inner Warrior: The friend at your side

By Patricia Smith
This is the first of two commentaries by Patricia adapted from her address at the 2011 Peacemakers Luncheon in Dallas on International Peace Day, September 21. Click here to view a video clip made after her speech.
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Author’s  note: I refer to the Inner Warrior as a “she.” If that doesn’t work for you, toss it around until you find the gender preference of your Inner Warrior.  She, he, it will tell you if you listen.
Is your Inner Warrior a leather-clad Xena slaying warlords or a Buffy staking …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[27 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace – How can I help create it in the world?

Melody Green
Australia
“What are you doing to promote peace in your world?”
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Hello, Earth Angels.
Tumultuous times call for courageous actions if we are to create a world that is peaceful and harmonious. How do we do that in our world of disharmony, war, inhumanity, and fear?
I have for many years been of the opinion that peace begins within and that it is our personal mission to work and create peace at this level first as well as spending time, effort, and energy working on the outside world.
Each year I take my individual ‘peace audit.’ …