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[9 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Slouching towards Peace and Understanding

Sometimes building peace can be difficult and messy (ok, most of the time).  Below are some examples of that.  But also some examples of how humor and optimism can help us push through. Enjoy!

I loved this Op-ed from Sunday about why UNESCO is important to the peace process, and why the U.S. should restore its dues to the agency.
Check out this article on the continued struggle for rights by Afghan women. Afghan …

Connection Point, PeaceTimes »

[7 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]
Religion Is Not the Problem: An Interview with Sahar Taman

“Dialogue alone is not sufficient. Building partnerships and addressing common interests is what is needed.”
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Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet interviewed Sahar Taman, Co-Founder of Journeys to Understanding and the 2011 Connection Point Award winner, about her work in interfaith dialogue in Egypt. Her responses are below.

Tell me more about your work in interfaith dialogue. Why is it important?
Religion is important. For too long we have understood that separation of church and state and freedom of religion means keeping religion personal and private. It isn’t. It is public and in-your-face. Religious …

Inside Peace X Peace »

[14 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: What’s it like to be Coptic Christian?

Here’s the crème de la crème of the internet this week (and a few from last week that I just came across):

A good eyewitness account of the deadly violence in Egypt last weekend

Wonder what daily life is like for Christians in Egypt in light of the clashes this week?  Here’s a great portrait of one family, from the New York Times.

Awesome piece from Roxanne Krystalli, and raises issues I’m thinking about a lot this week.  How Can Men Promote Gender Advocacy? I would go even farther and ask – want …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[14 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Global Mothers, United in Peacebuilding

Mehru Jaffer
India/Austria

“We recognize the untapped potential of women as a driving force for change, and as future leaders of an equitable, interconnected, and peaceful world.”

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Last summer I met 15 exceptional women from 7 different countries here in Vienna, Austria.
The women were participating in Mothers MOVE, a three-day conference hosted by Women Without Borders (WWB), a Vienna-based research and advocacy organization that provides grassroots women a platform to speak and to share their concerns with the international community.
As India Consultant to WWB, I watched the …