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[15 Dec 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Uncovering Islam’s Hidden Beauties

By Siti Satyawati
Australia
“During the past ten years, I have learned as an individual the value of remaining patient in the face of calamity, while maintaining a steadfast commitment to promoting the message of multiculturalism.”
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Editor’s note: Siti Satyawati is an Indonesian Muslim woman from Australia.  She is a mother of five and a student who works and volunteers at the Muslim Women’s Support Centre based in Perth, Western Australia.
As an Indonesian Muslim woman living in Australia, religion has played an important role in my life experience. Although I was born …

PeaceTimes »

[2 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
<em>Generation Peace</em>: An Invitation to Global Education

Welcome August, the hottest month of the year! Despite growing up in Texas where the heat is in the triple digits about now, August was always my favorite month. August is when the stores begin to fill with back-to-school gear and most kids beg their parents for one more week of summer. Not me! I loved back-to-school everything, from shopping for that crisp, clean notebook paper to packing up my backpack a week before school started. For me the excitement and eagerness to head back began around mid-July, and …

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[24 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
<em>Generation Peace</em>: Bringing Education to Life, for Me and the Lucky 1%

by Amanda Lynn Crawford-Steger, Guest Contributor

By definition, a refugee is a person with a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. At any given moment, there are about 42 million internally displaced people in the world due to some form of war. Some 12 million―80 percent of them women and children―will cross a border and become refugees. Of those 12 million, just 1% are granted the right to resettle in a third country, such as the United States.
Once …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[17 Nov 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
You are Human Just Like Me

Laura Spano
Australia/Rwanda
“If we learn more about each other we can find a way to live in peace; if we come to understand each other’s cultures, and the way that culture impacts our actions, we can understand each other.”
I was sitting in the back seat of the taxi, excited for the adventure to begin. Despite only meeting my soon-to-be housemate online, she had not only arranged a taxi for me, but she had also organised for her friend, a beautiful smiling young girl, Patience, to come greet me at the …