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[1 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Power of Women and Mentorship

Corinne Mitchell
Washington, DC, USA
“They may be from different cultures or backgrounds, but all share an unwavering desire for peace.”
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What an exciting time this has been for the Peace Through Mentorship program! Now in its third season, the program has grown beyond our wildest expectations. For this round, we received over 200 applications from all corners of the globe. The fall session comprises 60 pairs of women from over 40 different countries.
This third session officially kicked off September 4, and the enthusiasm from the participants so far has been overwhelming. The …

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[28 Aug 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
What Does “Dialogue” Do for Peace among Israelis and Palestinians?

Richard Forer
United States

“Dialogue groups place Palestinians in a position where, in order to share their experience with Israelis, they are compelled to acquiesce to a distorted reality. If they refuse, they are perceived as  . . . disinterested in peace.”
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A couple of years ago, a secular Israeli High School refused to allow its students to form an Israel-Palestine dialogue group. Reports indicated that the school’s principal was concerned participation would reduce the rate of students serving in the Israeli Defense Forces. Apparently, from the principal’s perspective, Israel’s need for security …

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[13 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Young Nigerians Illustrate Life Beyond War

Libby and Len Traubman
United States/Nigeria
“Person-by-person, nothing replaces face-to-face relationships — neither armies nor treaties, not intellectual analyses, diagnoses, theories, or peace education.”
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First Relationships 
“How can we have peace if we don’t build relationships?”  The plea and key to life beyond war emanates from African Ikenna Ezeibe in the new 2012 film DIALOGUE IN NIGERIA: Muslims & Christians Creating Their Future.  Ezeibe was among the 200 adversaries – courageous young women and men who united successfully in Jos, central Nigeria, the center of recent brutal violence that echoed worldwide.
Refusing to be enemies, …

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[23 May 2012 | One Comment | ]
Why We Need to Talk—Now

Yasmina Mrabet
Connection Point Manager

“My personal background is Arab-American…and the divisions between my two identities are so strong that sometimes I feel like I need to talk to myself.”
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I am writing today to advocate for the increased participation of women in conflict resolution and peacebuilding work, to encourage women to address and rise above stereotypes and misperceptions that persist in mainstream media news bytes, and to make a contribution, however small, to building a global community of trust, and an awareness of a rich world culture.
Arab, Muslim, and Western women need …