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“I’m Tired of Hating People” - A Growing Movement Based in Love

by Matthew Albracht



I recently watched Zak Ebrahim’s moving Ted Talk entitled "I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace." In it he reveals that his father was a prominent, convicted American terrorist who had plotted to bomb tunnels, bridges and even the UN headquarters.  Zak grew up in what he referred to as a “bigoted household… raised to judge people on arbitrary measures like a person’s race or religion.”  As he grew and evolved on his life’s…

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Added by DoPeace Admin on September 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Never Again - Pres. Obama launches the Atrocities Prevention Board

In case you missed it, CBS has a video post of President Obama's speech at the Holocaust Museum yesterday to launch the interagency Atrocities Prevention Board. The APB…

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Added by DoPeace Admin on April 24, 2012 at 1:03pm — 6 Comments

What A Wonderful Way To Start A Morning!

(This guest post was sent in by Joyce Lang, District Leader from Maryland #4. Thanks, Joyce!)



This morning I came down stairs, got a glass of water as usual to begin my day and opened the Saturday morning Washington Post. And right there, in a headline smack in the middle of the front page, was the word "peace". It was big and it was bold.



This was amazing. As a peace activist, I’ve had lots of people tell me…
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Added by DoPeace Admin on May 8, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

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

Declaration of Independence from Violence

On this day in 1776, our country's forefathers declared independence from the tyranny of the British monarchy and launched this shining example of democracy. However, somewhere along the way, the right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" has morphed into a society based on violence and a winner-take-all mentality. The history of our democracy is filled with one tragic period of war followed by another, with all-too-brief interludes to reload. When school children are… Continue

Added by DoPeace Admin on July 4, 2009 at 10:30am — 12 Comments

Youth PROMISE act adds 56 new cosponsors in June (so far!)

If you're into civic activism, this is really amazing to watch!



The Change.org community is continuing to have a huge impact on the Youth PROMISE act! The concerted effort to lobby Representatives in the House since the Youth PROMISE act (H.R. 1064) was first introduced has lead to some very encouraging results. In the month of May, 31 new co-sponsors signed on, bringing the total number of cosponsors to 115 at the end of… Continue

Added by DoPeace Admin on June 18, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sarasota, Florida, Supports a U.S. Department of Peace

(Sarasota, FL- June 1, 2009)



On a 3-2 vote, the Sarasota City Commission approved resolution 09R-2099 to support legislation to create a U.S. Department of Peace (H.R. 808) at their June 1 meeting. By passing this resolution, Sarasota (pop. 53,000) joins a long list of other cities around the country - including Detroit,… Continue

Added by DoPeace Admin on June 7, 2009 at 6:49pm — No Comments

New Peace Media Clearinghouse @ USIP

THE PEACE MEDIA CLEARINGHOUSE - A NEW Resource for Peacemakers



http://peacemedia.usip.org/




- Find documentaries, films, shows, podcasts, songs, video games, and other multimedia about peace and conflict management.



- Use them in your work as educators, trainers, practitioners, policy makers, or students.



- Explore a wide range of topics, such as conflict prevention, nonviolence, post-conflict… Continue

Added by DoPeace Admin on June 5, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

"Amazing Grace" -Amazing Movie!

"Amazing Grace" is a movie about the abolition movement in England, but it has meaningful and inspiring messages for the modern peace movement, as well. It's also a darned good movie in it's own right, especially for fans of period pieces. I give it five peace signs, easily.





One of the early scenes shows the protagonist - William ("Wilber") Wilberforce - holding a meeting at his estate with very few attendees, much to his… Continue

Added by DoPeace Admin on May 30, 2009 at 6:21pm — No Comments

A Memorial Day Salute



This Memorial Day, I'm choosing to honor those who died for our country by considering what we should be doing to make sure no one else need to die for our country ever again. A couple of things that come to mind:



1) Outlaw the concept of "Preemptive War"

2) Embrace the concept of "Preemptive Peace"



We need to stop funneling billions and billions of dollars year after year expanding our national capacity to create and then destroy our enemies while… Continue

Added by DoPeace Admin on May 25, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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