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Voices from the Frontlines »

[15 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
Mutual Sharing: This Is What Women Do

Deb Reich
Israel
I’m an older Jewish woman, a writer, living in Israel/Palestine. I have a young Palestinian friend in Gaza called Maha; I think of her as my daughter. The hell that Gaza has become  threatens to overwhelm her every day.
Jewish Israelis are supposed to hate and fear “the Arabs,” especially Palestinians. But many of us resist. I believe that a new country of Palestine/Israel, struggling to emerge in blood and agony, will far outshine its parents someday, like any other ambitious offspring. Many of us can envision a new shared …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[13 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
I Told the US Government to Start Trusting Us

Suraya Pakzad
Afghanistan
Editor’s Note: Suraya was in Washington on November 11 to receive the Peace X Peace Voice of Peace Award.
In 1996 when the Taliban took over in Afghanistan, we waited for the international community to rescue us. Surely they would not let this tyranny stand. I waited, but soon I decided that no help was coming. Believing that half the population could not be ignored, I set to work and founded my organization, the Voice of Women.
We started by educating girls. Soon I realized that the mothers needed help …

This Week's Peace Action »

[9 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Say “Thank You” to a veteran by listening.

Level: Community — Pillar: Conflict Transformation

This week’s featured story came in from Jerusalem, Israel:
While we as peacebuilders are still working on our goal of ending wars, our societies continue to “produce” veterans. It has become clear that sending people to war takes a high toll – first on them and over time on us as a society.
One form of respect we can pay to our veterans is to show them that we are interested and care about what happened for them while on duty and once they …

This Week's Peace Action »

[2 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Start your own Karmic Auction

Level: Personal — Pillar: Conflict Transformation

This week’s featured story came in from Beirut, Lebanon:
I believe that what you want in life, you should give. Giving is receiving. I live by this principle each day and have witnessed the act of karma in many of my own experiences.
The act of karma is one of the Universal Laws and states: Every action or thought has an effect or consequence. In other words, what you give is what you receive because every action comes with a re-action. If you give …