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[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 …

Inside Peace X Peace »

[7 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Peace X Peace @ 10: Programs – Part 1

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 1 of a two-part summary, program X program. Read part 2 here.
Connection Point
Our Connection Point (CP) Initiative, launched in 2011, links Arab, Muslim, and Western women worldwide to …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[22 Apr 2013 | One Comment | ]
From Baghdad to Boston, We Reject Violence!

Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative [ICSSI] and the Baghdad Marathon
Baghdad, Iraq 
“In the wake of the Boston tragedy, they have redirected themselves to a race that will prove that the streets of Baghdad can be made peaceful for sports, and that sports can promote a culture of nonviolence.”
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The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative [ICSSI] and the Baghdad Marathon want to extend our condolences to the families of the victims of the explosions that took place at the Boston Marathon, in Baghdad, and elsewhere in Iraq on April 15th. We grieve for …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[18 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

Connection Point Director Yasmina Mrabet interviewed award-winning teacher John Hunter about the lessons and inspiration behind his groundbreaking World Peace Game, discussed in his new book World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements. His answers are below.
What inspired you to create the World Peace Game? Did you see a gap in the learning process when it came to teaching about global conflict?
It was my first teaching job – the very first thing I did as a teacher 35 years ago. It came about because my supervisor didn’t tell me what to …