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[14 Feb 2013 | 6 Comments | ]
Is the World Deaf and Blind to Syria?

Ghada Ghazal
Hama, Syria

“People are no longer afraid; when a man is shot in a demonstration, his friends will carry him on their shoulders and continue their demonstration.”
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I grew up with the image of my father taken violently by the Syrian soldiers, and with the image of my uncle who was killed under torture. It was 1982 when the great Hama massacre took place and no one in the world knows about that. I was five years old. My father, mother, and brother and I were obliged to leave our home …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[13 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Writing Is An Expression of Activism

Jean Bolen
United States 
“Activism is a personal choice. It is a passion for a cause expressed through actions, funding, communication, as well as prayer, rituals, and art.”
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I wrote this sister book/sequel to The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and The World  for heart-centered activists who are motivated to act by compassionate action, a sense of sisterhood, or fierce mother bear protectiveness which is a combination of love and outrage. I wrote it when efforts for a 5th World Conference on Women (5WCW) encountered obstacles and resistance even after the UN Secretary General …

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[11 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Bereaved Fathers Unite to End Killing of Children

Patricia Smith Melton
Peace X Peace Founder
“Understand this: Bassam who was in an Israeli prison for seven years, starting when he was 17, and Rami, son of a Holocaust survivor and who fought in several wars with the Israel Defense Force, were enemies. They were willing to kill and be killed for their people. They are now best friends. Got it?”
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Bassam Aramin’s daughter Abir was ten years old, walking home from school, a block away from the Israeli soldiers who were angry at adolescent boys throwing stones at their armored vehicle. …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[8 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Change Your World With Social Business

Nawal interviewed Dr. Andrea Grove, Director of the California Institute for Social Business. Andrea Grove is a professor at California State University, Channel Islands. Nawal Rajeh is her (proud) former student.
Can you tell us about the beginnings of the Institute and, briefly, what defines a social business?
Our Institute officially started in the Fall of 2010. Our Vice President for Advancement at the time, Julia Wilson, used to work for Grameen America. She spoke with the President of the University about it and since our mission is really to educate global …