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July 2009 Blog Posts (28)

Peace

Dear Peace lover,

I would like to ask to all that why we need peace?

Added by Mong Mong Thun Marma on July 24, 2009 at 5:33am — 4 Comments

CHALK4PEACE 2009 Draw Your Own Conclusions...

CHALK4PEACE happens again this September for the fourth time worldwide.

We are expecting locations in 30 countries, some 350-500 sites, in schools,

museums, libraries, plazas and neighborhoods that will bring the spirit of

peace simultaneously to the planet throughout the month of September.

This event used enough sidewalk chalk last year to cover eight football fields.

We expect you to help us double to triple the size this year...

We ask you to tell us where… Continue

Added by John Aaron on July 23, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Peace Building in the Bangladesh

In 2007, in lead of mine initiated a peace foundation and also initiated a peace activities propram. At that program around 1000 peoples are attended.



Regard the peace program the peoples of Khagrachari epecially the Chittagong Hill Tract of Bangladesh never seen but I could celebrated.



It is amazine at that day was 7/7/2007. But unfortunately It couldn't forward due to lacking of finace etc.

I have documented to that function and already have video in my hand. I amy… Continue

Added by Mong Mong Thun Marma on July 23, 2009 at 8:33am — No Comments

Letter to the Editor re Youth Promise Act

This was recently published in the Santa Rosa, CA Press Democrat.

Please feel free to adapt or copy but do check the requirements in

any paper you choose to send to. They each have different length

requirements, and most do not want to publish a letter that appeared

elsewhere.



Note: I'd love it if people would share their published letters/articles

so we could get more info out there. Many people read letters to

the editors.



Kendra Mon… Continue

Added by Kendra Mon on July 22, 2009 at 10:10am — 1 Comment

Announcing Whatcom Progressive Grassroots Network - WPGN

I was able to sign up and "become a fan" and post WPGN's info on Maria Cantwell's Facebook wall . You can view it in "photos" by hovering over the Whatcom Progressive Grassroots Network jpg. The following is from our About Us at www.wpgn.net



Based in Bellingham, WPGN brings together politically active groups from all over Whatcom County to facilitate and encourage each person’s work for the common good. We also provide opportunities for activists to network with each other and… Continue

Added by Lynnette Allen on July 22, 2009 at 1:56am — No Comments

Who do you desire to speak for you

Who do you desire to speak for you, those who promote anger or those who promote peace? most often what you give, you receive. If you have a leader who angers others, that anger is returned to you. We need to always seek peaceful leaders in all things, if we desire peace. How do you look into someones heart? To do so, you see the soul of the person. Should we hear their word as we most often do before we vote or should we look at their past actions toward others? Looking at the past, do we fail… Continue

Added by Richard Arrington on July 21, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

new member Del Jones

Hello,
I live in Tucson and hope there will be a group here. I am founder of Peace Circles Project of COPA (Culture of Peace Alliance), peace practices for peacemakers.
Now forming Coalition for Peacebuilders for organizations who are pro-peace.....community organizatios, governments, faith communities, businesses.
Benefits? connections, e-blasts promotions, website links

Added by Del Jones on July 21, 2009 at 2:10pm — No Comments

New Blog for Raising Peaceful Children

Hi Everyone!



I'm honored to be a part of the Peace Alliance and Do Peace. Today I'm wanting to promote my new blog,



www.PeacefulEmpowerment-DD.blogspot.com



which is for parents, teachers and all caregivers of children with challenging or concerning behaviors. As a therapist and behavioral consultant working with kids, parents and teachers for nearly twenty-five years, there are common themes and strategies that are profoundly important which I want to… Continue

Added by Denise on July 19, 2009 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Think About It.

I think that we, as humans, have to begin to struggle, think about, and deal with more complex issues that are inter-related but seldom discussed, like how do we regain our humanity, our sense of purpose in life, and ability to see the forest for the trees. Not only that, we must go beyond the blindness of nationalism and militarism and see things as they are and not how they appear to be. we need to become humanitarians first. We must also change...change ourselves, our mindsets, each other,… Continue

Added by Richard Arrington on July 18, 2009 at 8:07am — No Comments

Programs That Work - Aim4Peace

Amidst the non-stop media reminders that we live in a violent society, every once in awhile comes a story that offers an amount of hope. One such story is about the work of a group called Aim4Peace in Kansas City, Missouri. Aim4Peace recruits and trains ex-convicts and puts them to work to prevent future convicts. The street-savvy Aim4Peace "violence interrupters"… Continue

Added by DoPeace Admin on July 17, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Hope

In 2002, my wife and I found this small two bedroom farm house with 101.5 acres of land. The house was built in 1927 and needed repairs but we saw it's potential. Today our small house has a new heat pump and plumbing and is painted. We have started repairing the windows and as I speak, roofers are hammering overhead with our new roof. We have had to turn a few quests away over the years due to on going repairs but we are happy. Our two son's love our house and the endless " Hundred-acre woods"… Continue

Added by Richard Arrington on July 17, 2009 at 2:24pm — 1 Comment

NVC practice

Hey there,

Been going to a practice group off and on for a couple months now, when I've been in town or not crazy busy. I've tried to make it a priority, and have found the sessions really of great value, and am naturally looking to make NVC more natural in my day to day life. Any suggestions? Thanks! I live by the way in DC.

David Q.

Added by David Quan on July 14, 2009 at 10:41pm — 2 Comments

description of department of peace

Hi out there,



I am trying to workup an informational campaign for the department of peace. Below is text I have developed. I appreciate any feedback you can offer.



"The Peace Alliance is a nonprofit lobbying organization whose job is to make real a cabinet level department called the “Department of Peace.” The Department of Peace, as envisioned in the legislation H.R.808, is meant to bring proven conflict resolution principles and programs to bear in all walks of life with… Continue

Added by David Quan on July 14, 2009 at 10:16pm — No Comments

On my appointment as ambassador of universal peace

On my appointment as ambassador of universal peace will continue working on the same line.





Continue to combat marginalization, poverty and hunger, for refugees, to combat racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance worldwide and from the perspective of protecting human rights, the welfare and Cumün peace on earth and against any violence in it.





Internationally, I call for recourse to dialogue to resolve differences and resolved in a spirit of…

Continue

Added by Juan Andres Gonzalez Fernandez on July 14, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

DoPeace with Art Miles Mural Projects

The Art Miles Mural Project is a 12 year effort to bring more than 1/2 million people together from over 125 countries so far, through the arts. We use mural painting as our main medium in doing this and completed more than 4,000 five by twelve foot murals on canvas to date. Our objective is to present the exhibition of the century with the visual voices of people who support a culture of peace with digitized images of 5,280 or 12 miles of murals on a… Continue

Added by JTawfilis@aol.com on July 14, 2009 at 2:53pm — 2 Comments

READ US

The Campaign for Peace is a group created solely on the idea that some form of peace is possible. Here at the campaign we hope that you respect are idea on this group and we welcome anybody to join. If you believe peace can be possible someday in this world you should join this group or if you just believe peace is the right thing to do join this group. We thank you for reading are description if you want to know more about are organization go to these links at the bottom of the page. We thank… Continue

Added by The Campaign For Peace on July 14, 2009 at 2:42am — No Comments

the war

Ok, what i dont understand is why are our familys and friends still over seas, we were told that the bad guy was killed. I think we are still over seas cause the united states are scared of other countrys and they are just wanting to kill to show off. all the united states are doing is scaring every one else. the millitary is killing good people cause they were told too.and what is going to happen if they get sick and tyerd of the millitary and how they are getting treated? we are still uing… Continue

Added by katelyn fields on July 12, 2009 at 4:51am — No Comments

What's Lacking

So here I am. A team leader. Whenever I talk to a new group of volunteers I always say, "Make no mistake. This is a political action" I've got the politics down. Lobbying is after all a political action. I have found that there is something lacking in my approach to this. It is the very essence of The Peace Alliance. Compassion, pure and simple. How can I better serve my fellow human beings. There's a man I Taos who has started a Food Instead of Bombs, movement. Many of our brothers and sisters… Continue

Added by Chris Aquino on July 8, 2009 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

City Council Resolutions

I was asked to write a blog on how to go about getting a city council resolution in your city/ town/ district.

Im with the New Mexico D.O.P. We currently have 3 city Council resolutions and 1 county commission resolution. We are introducing a resolution tomorrow night in a community and we will have a resolution passed in Santa Fe by summer.

The man who taught me about the D.O.P. in New Mexico was Richard Mansbach. He was the coordinator when I got to Albuquerque. Richard told me that… Continue

Added by Jodee Oyas on July 7, 2009 at 7:47pm — 1 Comment

Minimum Requirements for State Coordinators Serving on TPA or TPAEI Board of Directors

Please comment on the blog below with your thoughts and/or questions. Also, please let me know if you are a state coordinator for The Peace Alliance.



1. Have at least one year participation in the DOP campaign



2. Have performed at least one leadership role (not necessarily within the DOP campaign - could have been in another volunteer capacity, or associated with their job or church, for example)



3. Be a “team player”



4. Be willing to… Continue

Added by TJ Bowen on July 7, 2009 at 2:25pm — 2 Comments

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