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[3 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
Men We Love: Many Ways to Peace

By Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
It’s June again, and for Peace X Peace that’s the month of men. I hope you’ll enjoy these highlights from interviews with:

Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Ambassador at Large for Women, Development, and Peace

John W. Kiser, Bridgebuilder, Storyteller for Understanding

Paul K. Chappell, Myth-Buster and Strategic Wager of Peace

Anwarul K. Chowdhury:
Ambassador at Large for Women, Development, and Peace
In a long and distinguished diplomatic career, Bangladesh Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury has been a tireless advocate for peace, women, children, and the poorest segment of humanity (a UN recognized category …

Connection Point »

[10 Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Sexual Rights Are Human Rights

Nahed Asbeh
Sexual and reproductive health is an issue that impacts women everywhere. Nahed Asbeh is the director of a sexual health counseling center in the Negev, where she works with Bedouin women and men to break the cycle of deeply ingrained taboos and practices.
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As a Palestinian woman citizen of Israel, I have witnessed social injustice and from a young age was exposed to a difficult side of my society. During my undergraduate studies I taught Hebrew to Palestinian high school girls and witnessed their daily challenges in a traditional society. I also volunteered …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[10 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
Courageous Young Leader Calls for Justice and Peace in Colombia

Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT)
Colombia
“What this repression has done is nurture and affirm us.  We will not have a minute of silence.  On the contrary, our voices have been unleashed and we will not keep quiet.”
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CPT Colombia is grateful to have had the opportunity to talk with Carlos Arturo Morales Mayorga, the twenty-three-year old leader of the organization CAHUCOPANA, which CPT has accompanied since 2008.  CAHUCOPANA is the Corporation for Coexistence and Peace in Northeast Antioquia.  Its objective is resolving the humanitarian crisis and human rights …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[21 Oct 2010 | 19 Comments | ]
Peacebuilding: The Art of Human Appreciation

Milet Mendoza
Philippines
“During my captivity, when I was on bended knees, tied up and very afraid, I looked into the face of the young boy holding a gun to my head and I thought, ‘Oh my God. What have we done to this young boy?’”
In a conflict situation, it is easy to see the structures that have been ruined and the technical side of what needs to be improved. But it is the spirit that has been decimated. Too often the social side is forgotten and the healing process …