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[28 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
LOVE POEM

– by Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
Love, I will hunt you down if you leave me.
I will hound you and howl at your feet
until you forgive me for spending nights
with Resentment and Schemes of Retaliation.
They were only flirtations, nothing really.
Even Pain and Jealousy.  Mere trifles
compared with you.
I will seek you out until the end of the earth
and beyond –
I will yield, I will give up bad habits,
I will reexamine my life, and explore my
darkest corners.
For you, Love, I would do …

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[22 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Is the Pentagon in My Family?

Pillars of Peace: Conflict Transformation, Justice and Good Governance
- Commentary by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
In her latest blog post on this site Patricia Smith Melton, our founder and the editor of Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women, observed:
“Some of us find security (and warmth) by inclusion, i.e. expanding our sense of who is in our local family. Others of us find security (and warmth) by protecting those we sense to already be in our local family, i.e. setting boundaries.”
On April 15, the day that post appeared in our …

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[8 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Happy International Women’s Day!

Celebrate International Women’s Day wherever you are – and if you’re in Washington, DC it’s not too late to plan to attend a special evening celebration with Peace X Peace founder Patricia Smith Melton, Peace X Peace staff, and Code Pink at Busboys and Poets, 14th & V NW.

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[25 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
<em>PeaceTimes</em> Edition 99: WOMEN, POWER AND PEACE Honorees Do Honor to Us All

- by Mary Liston Liepold
“I have never known peace,” says the founder of Voice of Women, Afghanistan’s Suraya Pakzad. “All my life there has been war. And do you know how important food becomes when you’re really hungry? That’s how important peace is to me.”
On November 11 of this year, Peace X Peace inaugurated its Women, Power and Peace Awards with a gala event at Washington, DC’s elegant, 100-year-old Carnegie Institution. The four honorees exemplify the Peace X Peace ideal of person to person connections that multiply peaceful change. We …