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[14 Jun 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Of Bullies and Angels

By Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women

For the past weeks I, like most of us, have been watching what is happening in our world and looking for patterns.  What are the large energies colliding against each other?  Does history pivot more on the psychology of a powerful few or on the actions of many?  How do the microcosm and macrocosm of human life parallel each other?

The following suddenly came forth as a surprise — a personal perspective …

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[18 May 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Do Strong Women Hate Men? myth v. reality

by Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
Over eight years Peace X Peace has grown into a women-based e-community across more than 100 nations, as men of all cultures have told us that peace is up to the women. They say men have messed up and women need to take over. We are rarely accused of “hating” men, yet it does happen, and it happened today. Let’s examine, I say, slightly irked, that convenient, thought-stopping equation of: strong women = women who hate …

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[3 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Law at the Service of Mother Earth

- by Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
Did you hear the one about the Zen priest who was a Catholic boy who grew up passionately in love with bugs and plants and became a lawyer defending Earth and learned to love people in the process? Meet James Thornton, CEO of ClientEarth, which has the largest group of lawyers in the European Union working on climate change, from stopping coal-fired power plants to guiding management of funds emerging to save rainforests.
As I’m studying …

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[29 Apr 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Is There a Poem in Your Pocket?

Commentary by Mary Liston Liepold, Editor in Chief
It’s Poetry Month and today, April 29, is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Are you carrying a particular poem in your pocket, or in your mind? We are blessed to have many talented poets in our Peace X Peace community, so to help you fill those physical and mental pockets, we’re devoting most of this week’s blog space to poetry.
Peace X Peace founder Patricia Smith Melton is an artist in many media, including poetry, and her vision for this organization has always challenged …