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[19 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
Will you join us?

Kimberly Weichel
“Our 2011 Women, Power, and Peace Awards event will be held on Monday, December 5th, at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington DC.”

On Sunday I attended the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial celebration on the Washington Mall, along with thousands of others. It was such a beautiful celebration, honoring his life and all he stood for, acknowledging how his work has made an enormous difference in the lives of all of us.
There are amazing people everywhere working to improve their communities and make this a better world, and yet …

Be the Change: Person X Person »

[23 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
In an Upside-down World, Getting by with a Little Help from Our Friends

By Patricia Smith
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
“… hold to your friends, seek them out, remind each other of each other’s highest qualities, eat well together, speak poetically at least once a day, thank each other, remind each other that humans have a huge capacity to survive…”
Warning: the below divides into the good and beautiful and the bad and ugly.
What does a chaotic world look like?  Let’s name the devils.  Let’s parse this out.
How about this:  It looks …

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[4 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Patricia Smith Melton: <em>“Be a Power Player for Peace”</em>

- An interview with Mary Liston Liepold

After the publication in 2008 of the book Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women, Peace X Peace founder and Board member Patricia Smith Melton was honored with the Rumi Forum’s 2008 Peace Award. She was chosen by OneWorld as one of its 2008 People of the Year and by Civic Ventures as a 2009 Purpose Prize Fellow.

The year before, she had been awarded the even grander title of Grandma to Benjamin Beeson (pictured with his grandma and little sister …

Be the Change: Person X Person, Catalyst »

[26 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Catalyst: Israelis and Palestinians Stand Together

By Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
On July 15, between 2000 and 3000 Israelis and Palestinians walked from Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem to the predominantly Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem.  The Peace X Peace video Non-violence in East Jerusalem: Sheikh Jarrah releases with this commentary.  It focuses on the citizens’ responses to the laws and pressures forcing Palestinians from their homes and supporting settlers to move into those homes. from Little Film Studio on Vimeo.
It …