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[10 Oct 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
It’s Peace Prize Time, and You’re the Committee!

By Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief

When we heard the winners of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize announced last Friday, we felt almost as if we had won it ourselves. I hope you enjoyed a bit of that same feeling, because the award honored us all.
The committee stopped with three women―Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee, plus Yemen’s Tawakkul Karman. Indeed, these are extraordinary women. But what a task those five Norwegians had! Every nation on earth boasts courageous women engaged, like these three (to quote the official press …

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[7 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Friday Peace Links: Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace prize was announced this morning… check to see who the winner is here.  Who would you have win a peace prize? (If they weren’t given the Nobel this year, you can nominate them for the Peace X Peace Community Peacebuilder and Generation Peace awards.)
Even in a virtual world, some borders are impenetrable: Palestinian bloggers are kept out a conference in Tunisia.
This week we participated in the Girl Effect blogging campaign. Also check out this entry by Peace X Peace friend and contributor Rozanne Krystalli.
This post posits …

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[30 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: International Grab Bag

There’s a lot going on around the world this week, and we’ve got the cream of the crop below. Enjoy!

The first female Nobel Peace Laureate from Africa passed away this week.

Women in Afghanistan work to keep clinics for battered women open.

At a time of tense relations between Pakistan and the U.S., reach out to other individuals who are suffering from floods.  Find out more and how to help.

Elections are coming up in Liberia – will this mean a return to conflict?

From The Guardian, in the wake of week that …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[6 May 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Mother’s Day for Peace: A Blessing

H. Patricia Hynes
USA
May opens with a national day of celebration – Mother’s Day. The taproot of Mother’s Day is active resistance to injustice and war. In 1858 Anna Jarvis Reeves initiated Mother’s Work Days in Appalachian communities to protest the unsanitary conditions which sickened and killed poor workers. Her daughter later lobbied for an annual Mother’s Day in honor of her mother’s and other mothers’ social activism. In 1870 the suffragist and pacifist Julia Ward Howe – having witnessed the human carnage and devastation of the Civil War — lobbied …