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[17 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Risk and Peace: Necessary Companions

Rachel Brown
Kenya/United States

“We are already risking, and if we don’t risk more now, we eventually risk everything.”
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As a student in Kenya in 2009, I conducted independent research on the dynamics of conflict in that country. Through my studies, I interviewed a woman who works closely with her husband to promote political accountability. She explained her belief that without increased citizen voice and political accountability, Kenya risked a return to violence much worse than that experienced following the 2007 elections. Through my conversation with her about the risks of her …

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[4 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace Times Edition 114: Proudly Presenting <em>Catalyst</em>

“Peace X Peace Productions is proud to present Catalyst, the new video series that brings viewers closer to these courageous women and their enduring hope.”
Patricia Smith Melton, our founder, visionary, and sustainer, has spent the last 10 years passionately educating herself and others about women’s vital work in building, restoring, and sustaining peace around the world. In recent years her passion has centered increasingly on those in the Middle East who are healing what she calls “the world’s wound,” the anguished relationship between Palestinians and Israelis. Out of that crucible, …

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[30 Mar 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Jean Shinoda Bolen: A Heart-Connected Activist

by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D, is a psychiatrist, a Jungian analyst, and an internationally known author and speaker who draws from spiritual, feminist, Jungian, medical, and personal wellsprings of experience. She is the author of The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, The Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone, The Millionth Circle, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don’t Whine, Urgent Message from Mother, and Like a Tree, which will be released on Earth Day, April 22, by Red …

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[27 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
<em>PeaceTimes</em> Edition 108. New Openings to Peace

A lot has been cooking behind the scenes since our last issue.
With this first 2011 PeaceTimes we’re serving up three fresh new initiatives: Connection Point, Taking Action, and Generation Peace!

Proudly Presenting Connection Point
by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief

“The real cause of the trauma facing humans today is the absence of systematic dialogue,” Her Excellency Houda Ezra Nonoo, Ambassador from Bahrain to the US, told me in a Peace X Peace interview. Systematic dialogue among women around the world is our life blood. In light …