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[9 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Slouching towards Peace and Understanding

Sometimes building peace can be difficult and messy (ok, most of the time).  Below are some examples of that.  But also some examples of how humor and optimism can help us push through. Enjoy!

I loved this Op-ed from Sunday about why UNESCO is important to the peace process, and why the U.S. should restore its dues to the agency.
Check out this article on the continued struggle for rights by Afghan women. Afghan …

Connection Point »

[18 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Women, Power Players in War and Peace

Abigail E. Disney
 
“The biggest barrier to effecting social change and ridding the world of conflict is the belief that war is natural, and therefore inevitable.”
 
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Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet interviews Abigail E. Disney, filmaker and 2009 recipient of the Peace X Peace Peace Media award.
 
What sparked your interest in peacebuilding and social change?
 
Having worked with grassroots organizations both domestically and overseas, I have come to realize that women leaders have strikingly similar approaches to social problems whether they are working in Afghanistan or Brooklyn.  The passion is rooted in women’s …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[14 Jul 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
Nurture Your Love for Your Country

Alaha Ahrar
Afghanistan
“People should nurture their love for their country but should also realize that patriotism and nationalism are two distinct concepts.”
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Ever since I was a child, I have always dreamed of gaining an education, helping human beings and living as free as men in a peaceful environment, where there is no sign of war or callousness. As an Afghan youth I have always desired to see my homeland as a peaceful and civilized country because in a refined country, people can acquire …

PeaceTimes »

[30 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
I Love My Country, and…….

- by Mary Liston Liepold
I’m a 60s person. I never burned a flag, but I washed one once, as a protest against yet another bout of flag-draped carnage. I consider myself a world citizen first and an American second.
Still, I remember the hand-over-heart, heart-swelling feeling of 4th of July parades in my mid-century Midwest childhood. Even as an adult I’ve experienced surges of patriotic pride, and I remember the occasions clearly: the naturalization ceremonies that made our two adopted children US citizens, jury duty instructions from Judge (now Attorney General) …