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[4 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Getting Women Off the Sidelines

-An Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
Mary interviewed Peace X Peace Founder Patricia Smith Melton for this December PeaceTimes to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. This is part 1 of 3.

Patricia, why did you launch Peace X Peace, back in 2002?
I wanted to find the keys to activating womanpower around the world. Why hadn’t women been stepping up more? Or if they had, why hadn’t their voices been heard? What needed to change in order to get women acting instead of sitting on the sidelines watching planes fly into very …

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[6 Jun 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Ambassador John W. McDonald: In for the Long Haul

It’s June, the month of Fathers Day, and once again we’re featuring peacebuilding men we love.
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Ambassador John McDonald is a lawyer, diplomat, former international civil servant, development expert, peacebuilder, and professor of law and peace. He spent 20 years of his diplomatic career in Western Europe and the Middle East and worked for 16 years on UN economic and social affairs. He wrote the first book on citizen diplomacy and co-founded and chairs the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, which focuses on national and international ethnic conflicts and promotes the Millennium …

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[5 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
John Hunter: Teaching Peace, Reaching through Time

It’s June, the month of Fathers Day, and once again we’re featuring peacebuilding men we love.
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John Hunter is the subject of the PBS documentary World Peace and Other Fourth-Grade Achievements and the recipient of numerous awards. TED and the Huffington Post named his 2011 TED talk the year’s “most influential.” In March he and his class were invited to the Pentagon to meet with the Secretary of Defense and other officials. A teacher in the Albemarle County Schools, Charlottesville, VA, Hunter has spent over 30 years developing the World Peace …

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[4 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]
Sami Awad: To Create a Common Narrative

It’s June, the month of Fathers Day, and once again we’re featuring peacebuilding men we love.
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Sami Awad is Executive Director of  Holy Land Trust, the nonprofit he founded in Bethlehem in 1998. He also directs the Travel and Encounter Program; the Palestine News Network, the first independent press agency in the Palestinian Territories; and Al-Kul Television. He works to build a future on the principles of nonviolence, equality, justice, and peaceful coexistence by “liberating the oppressor from oppression” and “liberating Palestinians from the victim mindset.”
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