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[22 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Build is to Peace as Make is to War

Pillar of Peace: Conflict Transformation
- Commentary by Alicia Simoni, Community Manager and Staff Writer
Everyone knows what war is, right? If you haven’t personally lived in its midst or sent someone you love off to fight it, you’ve seen it on television or at least read its headlines.

A sampling from today: “Decrying US ‘Threat,’ Iran Begins War Games”; “Relief Work Suspended After Dozens Killed in Pakistan IDP Camp Attack”; “UN Humanitarian Official Says Somali Civilian Casualties Rise”
I tend to believe that there is some truth — not an ideal truth but …

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[13 Apr 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Elections in Sudan and the Roots of Conflict

Pillar of Peace: Environmental Sustainability, Conflict Transformation
Commentary by Molly Mayfield Barbee
It has been just over a year since I left Sudan. So much has changed in my life since then–I survived my first Quebequois winter, for one thing! But I have continued to follow Sudanese current events . Others of you interested in the region will know that their long-awaited national elections are finally underway this week.

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[31 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
The Purpose of the Practice

Pillar of Peace – Conflict Transformation, Education
Commentary by Molly Mayfield Barbee
While pondering inner resources for peace, I walked to my yoga class this week. Lately I’ve been so busy I’ve rarely had time to think intentionally about values or practices at all, let alone how they can help me grow and enhance my ability to handle conflict. It has just been: task in -> task out. TASK IN -> task out. And remembering to return to the breath, oh… occasionally.

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[16 Mar 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Be the Change: talking conflict transformation with Susan Collin Marks

- by Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
“Conflict transformation.” In the last several years the wording has morphed from conflict resolution to conflict transformation. This implies that conflicts not only can be neutralized but can be resolved so new energy is created or freed up for bonus good—and the people involved are themselves transformed, and discover new ways of handling the conflicts in their lives. I believe in this as a concept. It is as basic as hydrogen and oxygen joining to …