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[23 Oct 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
Travel Light!

From Patricia Smith Melton, founder, celebrating Peace X Peace as a catalyst for raising women’s voices
Dear peacebuilding friends, old and new,
Embracing the changes that have occurred since I founded Peace X Peace, I am also embracing my future in the Here Now. I have started a blog!
Titled “Traveling Light,” it gives me the opportunity to write about all the things I find intriguing, compelling, enraging, needed, hopeful, and thrilling. It will be spiritual for those of you consciously on that path, it will be irreverent for those of you who …

Inside Peace X Peace »

[8 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Peace X Peace @ 10: Programs – Part 2

Women share. We celebrate. We connect, and we lead. Our perspectives are long-term, spanning the generations.
We care about identifying root causes and systemic, sustainable solutions. We create change.
In our 10th anniversary year, with just four staff members and a no-frills budget, the women of Peace X Peace (Peace by Peace) managed seven major initiatives and expanded our reach by 150%. Here’s part 2 of a two-part summary, program X program. Read part 1 here.
Advocacy and Action
Peace X Peace is a leader in advocating for effective, sustained policies and laws that …

PeaceTimes »

[5 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]
Stepping Up: Emotional Education

-An Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
Mary interviewed Peace X Peace Founder Patricia Smith Melton for this December PeaceTimes to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. This is part 2 of 3.
What has surprised you, through those years, Patricia?
There are different kinds of surprises. There’s the “Surprise, Happy birthday!” kind and then surprises that are slower and perhaps more difficult. On the bright and shiny side, I’m grateful and awestruck at the new voices from women around the world, especially these young women who fearlessly do amazing things in Pakistan, Afghanistan, the …

PeaceTimes »

[4 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Getting Women Off the Sidelines

-An Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
Mary interviewed Peace X Peace Founder Patricia Smith Melton for this December PeaceTimes to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. This is part 1 of 3.

Patricia, why did you launch Peace X Peace, back in 2002?
I wanted to find the keys to activating womanpower around the world. Why hadn’t women been stepping up more? Or if they had, why hadn’t their voices been heard? What needed to change in order to get women acting instead of sitting on the sidelines watching planes fly into very …