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[30 May 2013 | One Comment | ]
Listen to All Syrian Voices

Susan Dirgham
Australia 
Elaine Tucci is asking us to empathise with the people of Syria, to see them as we might see our neighbours. This is something we all should be doing, without a doubt. However, we must hear the stories of as many of the 23 million Syrians as we can, not just stories which present one side of this war as presented in her article, and especially not that side which supports a further militarisation of the conflict.
I have recently returned from Lebanon and Syria. I was part of a …

Connection Point »

[5 Apr 2013 | One Comment | ]
Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices

Connection Point Director Yasmina Mrabet interviewed Curator Samina Ali about the vision and inspiration behind the new International Museum of Women exhibition, Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices. Her answers are below.
I was excited to hear about the Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices by the International Museum of Women! Can you share with our readers your role in this exhibition?
I’m the curator for the Muslima exhibition, which launched on March 8th and will be live until the end of December 2013. So for nine months, the exhibition will be …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[23 Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Five reasons to go to jail like you mean it

Nadine Bloch
United States
“Let’s open up our strategic toolbox and find room for a deeper discussion of the pros and cons of jail time within a given campaign plan.”
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I’ve had it. Enough with the phone calls, emails and Facebook entreaties for money to pay bail to get someone out of jail for their part in a civil resistance action. Let me explain why I think this is such a big problem.
I want to start by talking openly about taking responsibility for our actions. For the moment, let’s put aside the discussion …

PeaceTimes »

[4 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
<em>Kim’s Corner:</em> A Good Year for Women

Kimberly Weichel
Peace X Peace CEO
“We encourage YOU to express your voice and be the change agent our world needs.”
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I feel that 2012 will be a good year for women – at least I hope so! A number of recent trends give me inspiration and hope.
First, the recent Nobel Prize for Peace honored extraordinary women Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkul Karman for their courage and dedication to building peace in their respective countries of Liberia and Tunisia. The Nobel Committee awarded these prizes not just for the individual work …