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Connection Point »

[1 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Challenge Your Assumptions! A Dialogue in Abu Dhabi

Michelle Pomeroy
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
“As women, there are many shared experiences that make lifestyle differences seem less dividing to our shared humanness. Our gathering created such a moment.”
“I am very tired of the idea that any woman who is covered is somehow oppressed and forced to do so. There is always a choice, even if the amount and source of pressure is different,” Khulood, a local Emirati, said. “You may have noticed tourists from Saudi Arabia often wear secular, Western clothing when they’re on vacation in Dubai or Abu …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[28 Oct 2010 | 9 Comments | ]
Female Chief Promotes Dialogue Instead of Killing

Sarah Akoru Lochodo
“I couldn’t allow the killing between us to continue to happen. I decided that we must approach these things through dialogue.”
I am a Chief among the semi-nomadic and pastoralist communities in the Turkana District of northwestern Kenya. Unlike other countries where community members elect the chief, I went through a competitive process and was appointed by Government of Kenya to be the Assistant-Chief of my people.
In the history of Kanuk (my division), I am the first woman to ever hold the position of chief. When I went to …

This Week's Peace Action »

[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 …

This Week's Peace Action »

[8 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]
Become friends with someone of a different faith.

“What the world needs now is love sweet love”…and listening and learning.
WISDOM (Womens Interfaith Solutions for Dialogue and Outreach of MetroDetroit) is a diverse group of women who meet, share our stories, appreciate our differences, and work for good. Begun after 9-11 by four women from different faiths, this group comes together to listen with open minds and to serve with willing hands. We respect each others’ beliefs without trying to change them. We dispel fear by becoming friends. Last year we (Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Baha’is) joined …