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[10 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Make Art, Build Peace

Martha Llanos
Peru
Editor’s Note: Martha Llanos is a pilgrim of peace, the creator of the International Peace Ambassadors Programme recently offered at the International Children’s Art Festival in DC, and an advocate of art for personal and social transformation.
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The arts and peace are both connected with creativity and spirituality, and because of this are linked with each other. Art is a creation of the human mind. Art in its many forms is a very positive and powerful vehicle for encouraging personal and social transformation. It can also be a …

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[6 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
<em>Generation Peace</em>: Are You Part of Generation Peace?

- By Abby Barnes
Outreach and Administration Manager
What is Generation Peace?  What does it mean to be a part of this generation? Generation Peace is US, NOW! It is this generation of peacebuilders, twenty-somethings with dreams of saving the world. Many critics say it is ridiculous to aim to save the world. But I say, why? Why is the thought of making the world we all have to live in a better place so ridiculous? We all live on the earth together and we always …

Inside Peace X Peace »

[26 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace Day – Bringing It Home

By Kimberly Weichel
CEO
The International Day of Peace, September 21, is one of my favorite days of the year. It really should be celebrated for a month, if not longer. While it was established by the United Nations in 1981 to strengthen peace both within and among all nations and peoples, it very much relates to each one of us personally. I think of it as an annual benchmark where we can each take stock of our own lives. Each Sept 21 I focus on areas of my life not …

Inside Peace X Peace »

[16 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Friday Peace Links: Read, Watch, Act

This week’s batch of peace links is a diverse sampling: some books, some opportunities for action, some research findings.  We hope you enjoy, and that they give you something to think about this weekend!

According to economists, the “war on terror” does not hold up to a cost/benefit analysis…

One of my favorite reasons to get up on Monday morning is to hear Tina Brown’s reading recommendations on NPR. This week, her suggestions were books by and about women.  Women in conflict, women leaders, and more.

Injustice in Georgia, USA – is an …