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[24 Jul 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Two Women Seek to Cultivate Peace Through Food

Stephanie Knox Cubbon
Solana Beach, CA USA

“At the interpersonal level, meals are the opportunity to forge bonds and deepen dialogue. At the community level, sharing food can be an act of service.”
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When Hannah and I met at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, we had much in common – a desire to promote peace in the world, for one thing; an interest in singing, which manifested as the UPEACE choir; and a passion for food. Our year studying at UPEACE was peppered with many food-related events, often hosted …

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[12 May 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Hadassah, Henrietta, and Me

Pillar of Peace: Cross-cultural Understanding

Commentary by Liora Herman, Marketing and Outreach Manager
I have grown up a child of Hadassah, the women’s Zionist movement, without knowing its full history or the impact it has had on the development of the Jewish State, and more importantly the role of healing―physically, mentally, and emotionally―it has played in the global Jewish Community.
Upon birth every child in my family, including my brother, received a lifetime membership to Hadassah as a gift. And it is truly the gift that keeps on giving. The February/March issue of …

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[23 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Equip Her with Information Now!

Tariro Mateko
Kenya
“Many times women are blinded by lack of information and have to live a life subjected to abuse and violence …. ”
Young women have some suggestions.
I consider the lack of access to information a major barrier to the advancement of women in society, in the political, social, and economic spheres.  The promotion of women hinges on information.
Information + Woman=========Knowledge= Empowered Woman
Vs
Lack of information==========Disinformation
Ten years after the millennium the need for information has become more critical than ever. There is a direct link between access to information and the advancement of women. This …

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[8 Jan 2010 | One Comment | ]
TRAVEL: It’s Good for You?

Just before I was about to depart for the winter holidays I read an article that was picked up in the Utne Reader analyzing several studies and making the case that travel is good for you. It’s supposed to make you smarter. I thought for sure these studies would have been funded by major airlines or travel agencies to encourage more spending on holiday travel and distract us from our ever-thinner wallets, but when I read more closely, the idea made a lot of sense.

One of the major points of the studies is that when we travel, we’re exposed to new things.
And each new location helps us think in new ways.