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[19 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Ask “How are you?” Then stop and listen to the answer.

Level: Personal — Pillar: Conflict Transformation

This week’s featured story came in from China:
My first days in the US, I would meet college friends and they would say, “Hi, how are you?” I was about to stop and tell them how everything was, but then they smiled and walked away. I was expecting a real conversation, where I would get to know what was up with them. At first I was surprised, shocked even. It seemed shallow, like they didn’t really care. I prefer people who just smile …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[7 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
My New Year’s Resolution Changed My Life

Vicki Roehrick
USA
On the cusp of the New Year 2009 it occurred to me that previous resolutions had been made, throughout my 48 years, with little thought. This year would be different. It began with a simple question: How was I, a mother, a grandmother, to make a difference in the world from my little corner, small-town USA, miles from any metropolis?
“In small steps,” I decided. In simple ways. At first it was a bit daunting. There were so many in our world in need. Where would I begin?
I launched a …

This Week's Peace Action »

[4 Jan 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Turn off anything that portrays or supports gun violence on television, in the movies, or on the Internet.

Level: Community — Pillar: Conflict Transformation

This week’s featured story came in from Washington, DC:
During my freshman year of college, I enrolled in a self-defense class. Every Tuesday night, together with 20 other eager young women, I descended into a dark, dank gymnasium basement where we enacted a series of physical attacks and learned corresponding – hopefully life-saving – defense techniques. When an attacker reaches for your arms, aim for his legs. If his hands are wrapped around your throat, strike at his inner elbows. I was …

This Week's Peace Action »

[28 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
Make a New Year’s Resolution to take This Week’s Peace Action every week in 2010!

Level: Personal — Pillar: Conflict Transformation

This week’s featured story came in from Washington, DC:
In many parts of the world, it is that time of year – the time when individuals are compelled to commit to a lifestyle change or a new project. Some people declare their New Year’s resolutions boldly and publicly while others make quiet promises to themselves. Whichever way it is done, the list of New Year resolutions never ends. I’ve heard more than a few friends – and strangers – resolve …