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[22 Apr 2013 | One Comment | ]
From Baghdad to Boston, We Reject Violence!

Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative [ICSSI] and the Baghdad Marathon
Baghdad, Iraq 
“In the wake of the Boston tragedy, they have redirected themselves to a race that will prove that the streets of Baghdad can be made peaceful for sports, and that sports can promote a culture of nonviolence.”
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The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative [ICSSI] and the Baghdad Marathon want to extend our condolences to the families of the victims of the explosions that took place at the Boston Marathon, in Baghdad, and elsewhere in Iraq on April 15th. We grieve for …

Connection Point, Voices from the Frontlines »

[27 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Arab American Woman Works to Make Peace

Karin Kemp
United States
“What [the attacks] confirmed to me was that as a member of any immigrant community, you can not live on the periphery of society. People cannot speak on your behalf or defend you if they do not know you,” she said.
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In 2012, when insurgents were unleashing a string of attacks across Iraq, who would have dared take on the task of bringing warring religious factions together in face-to-face talks?
That would be Alma Abdul-Hadi Jadallah, an immigrant to the U.S. from the Middle East and founder of Kommon Denominator, a …

Inside Peace X Peace »

[21 Sep 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Announcing the 2012 Women, Power, & Peace Award Winners

Peace X Peace celebrates the International Day of Peace and its own 10th anniversary this year by announcing the 2012 Women, Power, and Peace Awards. The six awards honor extraordinary individuals and organizations on the frontlines of peace and women’s achievements, contributions and self-empowerment worldwide.
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The Patricia Smith Melton Award honors Palestinian radio personality and documentary producer Rula Salameh. Ms. Salameh’s weekly television program highlights Palestinians of special needs, patients who need support for immediate treatment, and needy families. Read our profile on Rula Salameh.
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The Peace Philanthropy Award goes to Somy …

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[8 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

New Narratives on why aid agencies should fund media.
Have you seen this story in the Times? Girls forced into arranged marriages are killing themselves in Iraq.
Question facing the international community: Can the violence end in Syria without more violence?
And finally… one more on Syria from Wronging Rights.