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January 2008 Blog Posts (9)

Meet Donna Qawasmi - Peacemaker of the Week

Donna Qawasmi is a proud, modern, and brave Jordanian woman. I remember how warmly our community responded to her when she joined. She shares herself openly and creatively on her page, and that helps us get to know her. Naturally, when we initiated the feature of Peacemaker of the Week to share more personal stories, we wanted Donna's story to follow the inspiration of Earl Prignitz. Our interview… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on January 24, 2008 at 1:21pm — 19 Comments

A WAY TO GLOBAL PEACE FOREVER

"On the 19th of September 2005 we watched a program on Channel 4/UK titled 'Peace One Day'.

Afterwards while discussing the programme with my friends we had a good laugh... 'Good for them, one day of peace. But what's wrong with the remaining 365 days?'

Since then we have committed ourselves to spreading the invitation by the General Assembley 55/282 of International Day of Peace where in paragraph 3 we read:



"... INVITES ALL, member states, organizations of the United… Continue

Added by Marek Zielinski on January 18, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Moses Code: Global Meditation for the Middle East on April 6, 2008

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v1827932Y8fa23rJ&source=embedVideo

From James Twyman, Gregg Braden, Debbie Ford and others. This is a planned event for the launch of a movie, The Moses Code on April 5, 2008. Coincident to this launch is a global meditation opportunity, using the principles outlined in the movie.

The focus of this global meditation on April 6 will be peace…

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Added by Susan Snow Collins on January 16, 2008 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Meet Earl Prignitz - our first "Peacemaker of the Week"

We have wonderful peacemakers on mepeace.org. We can get to know them on the pages, in their profiles, through their sharing in photographs, and videos, blogs and discussion forums. I am inspired by our peacemakers and want to inspire others by offering a deeper perspective of their personal story and quality. To do this I will feature a "Peacemaker of the Week". Meet Earl Prignitz, a pacifist and retired minister living in the United States. Earl is…

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Added by Eyal Raviv on January 13, 2008 at 11:47am — 12 Comments

Combatants for Peace

Combatan ts for Peace is a powerful group of people. These are combatants from both sides of the conflict who have laid down their arms to make peace. The Activist Theatre Group is an offshoot of the Combatants for Peace organization, who meet monthly in the Palestinian village of Shufa to make peace through activist dialogue and theatre.



I participated in their meeting… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on January 12, 2008 at 10:56pm — 2 Comments

Gender, Peace Building and De-militarization - A Transcend Peace University online course

We open admission for the next "Gender, Peace building and De-militarization" international online course at TPU (Transcend Peace University). please see the details attached below, or go to the next link: http://www.transcend.org/tpu/courses.shtml?x=582…



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Added by Gal Harmat on January 12, 2008 at 9:55am — No Comments

We deserve free educationd!

As you all know, all Israelies have to serve the Israeli army.
We also have to obtain in the reserved forces troops untill we are released.
Those among us that don't serve the Army, do civil service or similar activities.
In 1998, a government commity "Va'adat Shohat" has declaired to raise the tuition fee in…
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Added by Noam Vazana on January 11, 2008 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Bush in Israel

President Bush is in Israel, and I want to share a few thoughts about the visit. First, it is good that he is visiting. This visit may be overdue. It is welcomed. That is because the parties to this conflict require intervention. If they did not, there would be peace by now. The president of the United States is a powerful figure who can only help peacemaking along.



Did the president contribute to progress in this region? That remains to be determined. Clearly, the president used… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on January 11, 2008 at 12:46pm — No Comments

What is the Story of Stuff?

The Story of STUFF with Annie Leonard

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and…

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Added by Eveline Maria Smith on January 10, 2008 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

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