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[3 Feb 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Egypt’s 21st Century Revolution and the Woman Question

Peace X Peace is proud to announce Connection Point, our new initiative linking Arab and Muslim women with women from Western countries. As all eyes are on Egypt and beyond, Connection Point will be featuring Muslim and Arab women commenting on current events and sharing vital information. Check back weekly for new articles!
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by Najuan Daadleh

“We might be witnessing a historic change in the Arab world, in terms of its political and social structure and in the form of a major transformation of women`s status and rights …

Be the Change: Person X Person »

[2 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Breaking News Egypt: People Power and US

by Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
“Power is a mighty magnet for the human psyche to distort and indulge. People suffer. And one day they rise, en masse. That day in Egypt is now.”
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Just as the protests of the people of Egypt reached critical mass last week, Peace X Peace was launching Connection Point, our initiative to raise the voices and spread the wisdom of Arab and Muslim women to everyone in the Internet world, which is …

Connection Point, Featured »

[27 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Proudly Presenting <em>Connection Point</em>/نقطة تواصل

by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief

“We are under siege by Muslim terrorists,” says Peter King, a Republican Congressman from NY who just became chair of the US House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee. King’s plan to hold Congressional hearings in late February on the “radicalization of Islam” is alarming American Muslims and many others.
The same day this story appeared in The Washington Post and Politico, 35 people were killed and 180 wounded in a bomb attack in Moscow. Muslim Chechens are being blamed, though so far without evidence. And in …

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 …