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[5 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]
We Are Rising, and It Feels Good

In WOMEN, POWER, and PEACE … at play, the theater piece Patricia Smith Melton created for our 2011 Women, Power, and Peace Awards, many voices swirl and weave together in an organic dialogue. Our audience will see the faces and hear the words of the three 2011 Nobel Peace Prize awardees, several of our own past and current award winners, and other magnificent women of peace, both famous and relatively unknown. What follows is selected from just one of the voices―the collective woman-voice we might call The Poet.
We are the …

PeaceTimes »

[2 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
The Buy-Nothing Holiday Challenge, Part 3

By Mary Liepold
Editor in Chief
This concludes our PeaceTimes series on alternative gifts.  Read parts 1 and 2, and share your ideas with us in the comments.
Videos: Look and Learn
As we’ve already suggested, there are lots of ways to give movies as gifts, and not all of them involve popcorn. (It’s great stuff, though, and very inexpensive if you avoid the microwave kind!) A world of films is waiting to be enjoyed, and more of them are more widely available than ever before.
In this section too, our quick survey mixes …

Inside Peace X Peace »

[28 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
Peace Links: Where does your inspiration come from?

This week I thought a lot about inspiration – to do something, to study something, to think about something, even to keep yourself from doing something. Most of the links below inspired me – I hope they inspire you in some way too. Have a great weekend!

Joan Didion on the details of war, in this case from El Salvador.
And another inspiration via Didion, this time for a rumination on development work, self-reflection, and self-presentation.
Here’s …

Connection Point »

[18 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Women, Power Players in War and Peace

Abigail E. Disney
“The biggest barrier to effecting social change and ridding the world of conflict is the belief that war is natural, and therefore inevitable.”
Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet interviews Abigail E. Disney, filmaker and 2009 recipient of the Peace X Peace Peace Media award.
What sparked your interest in peacebuilding and social change?
Having worked with grassroots organizations both domestically and overseas, I have come to realize that women leaders have strikingly similar approaches to social problems whether they are working in Afghanistan or Brooklyn.  The passion is rooted in women’s …