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[5 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]
Stepping Up: Emotional Education

-An Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
Mary interviewed Peace X Peace Founder Patricia Smith Melton for this December PeaceTimes to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. This is part 2 of 3.
What has surprised you, through those years, Patricia?
There are different kinds of surprises. There’s the “Surprise, Happy birthday!” kind and then surprises that are slower and perhaps more difficult. On the bright and shiny side, I’m grateful and awestruck at the new voices from women around the world, especially these young women who fearlessly do amazing things in Pakistan, Afghanistan, the …

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[11 Oct 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Leena-Maija Talikka: Linking Finland and Morocco

-Interview by Yasmina Mrabet, Connection Point Director
Leena -Maija Talikka, our Connection Point Award honoree is founding president of Friends of Morocco in Finland. The association promotes intercultural exchange and mutual education between Moroccan and Finnish women as well as economic empowerment for Moroccan women.
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Can you tell us about your personal background and inspiration for founding the association Friends of Morocco in Finland? Why was it important for you?
In 1995 I traveled to Morocco with my mother and my friend.  It was a holiday season. I immediately felt a connection with …

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[20 Oct 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
It’s All In a Word: Muslim, Jewish, Friend

Whittni Brown-Abdullah
USA/Israel-Palestine
Whittni is an American Muslim who writes by the penname W.B.Abdullah. She traveled with her husband Hassan and their daughter to Israel/Palestine this September on pilgrimmage. Below is an account from a day they spent in Hebron with their new Jewish friend, Myron. They met Myron through fellow Peace X Peace Community member, Irit Hakim-Keller.

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We parked by the Lone Tree and Myron filled our heads and hearts with stories of the past, present, and future. Stories of war, love, triumph, and failure. Stories of Israelis and Palestinians getting along. …

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[17 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
Connecting to Feelings and Needs, And Finding a Way to Peace

Amina Mambuay
The Philippines
“We can sit down together and share experiences, not looking at each other as Muslims or Christians but all as creations of one God. This is liberating, and it is thanks to Nonviolent Communication.”
I am Amina Tominaman-Mambuay, born in Marawi City, Philippines on May 12, 1967 to a Muslim-Meranao family. Meranao (meaning people of the lake) is among the 13 ethnolinguistic groups of Muslims found in the Philippines. I had my elementary and high school days in Marawi City and for college enrolled at Ateneo de …