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[14 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Arab Americans: Networking, Volunteering, Empowering

“In short, if I were to describe the typical Arab American woman participating in NAAP, she would be highly engaged in the community, up to date with global developments, concerned with making a difference, and participating alongside men as an equal partner.”
Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet interviewed Nadia Harb, a Lebanese American member of the Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP) about her work empowering communities across the United States through social, cultural, professional and service initiatives. Her responses are below.
Can you tell me a little about your personal background, and …

PeaceTimes »

[6 Jun 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Ambassador John W. McDonald: In for the Long Haul

It’s June, the month of Fathers Day, and once again we’re featuring peacebuilding men we love.
Ambassador John McDonald is a lawyer, diplomat, former international civil servant, development expert, peacebuilder, and professor of law and peace. He spent 20 years of his diplomatic career in Western Europe and the Middle East and worked for 16 years on UN economic and social affairs. He wrote the first book on citizen diplomacy and co-founded and chairs the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, which focuses on national and international ethnic conflicts and promotes the Millennium …

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[4 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]
Sami Awad: To Create a Common Narrative

It’s June, the month of Fathers Day, and once again we’re featuring peacebuilding men we love.

Sami Awad is Executive Director of  Holy Land Trust, the nonprofit he founded in Bethlehem in 1998. He also directs the Travel and Encounter Program; the Palestine News Network, the first independent press agency in the Palestinian Territories; and Al-Kul Television. He works to build a future on the principles of nonviolence, equality, justice, and peaceful coexistence by “liberating the oppressor from oppression” and “liberating Palestinians from the victim mindset.”
What’s the best thing happening right …

Inside Peace X Peace »

[11 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: And we’re back!

Hi all – sorry for the silence last week. I was at an awesome New Media Bootcamp put on by the New Organizing Institute. But I’m jazzed to be back and to present you with these awesome peace links. Enjoy!

Because the debate isn’t over on Mona Eltahawy’s article “Why they hate us” in Foreign Policy: here’s a response from Search for Common Ground.
Last week one of our favorite blogs, Gender Across Borders, announced that they would be going dark.  If you haven’t read them before, be sure to check out …