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Happy Birthday National Peace Academy!

Yes, it’s true! The National Peace Academy  – “where peacebuilders go to grow” – is three years old this month, and we are celebrating with the launch just this weekend of a brand new, sleek, spectacularly redesigned website. Check it out, and enjoy.See More
Mar 26
Mike Abkin posted a blog post

Happy Birthday National Peace Academy!

Yes, it’s true! The National Peace Academy  – “where peacebuilders go to grow” – is three years old this month, and we are celebrating with the launch just this weekend of a brand new, sleek, spectacularly redesigned website. Check it out, and enjoy.See More
Mar 19
Mike Abkin posted a blog post

Resilience and Adaptivity: Local Communities Globally Networked

I envision a world of local, resilient, adaptive communities who are networked in a web of interdependence with other local, resilient, adaptive communities all around the world. That global linking provides for macro-level resilience and adaptivity to complement the micro-/local-level resilience and adaptivity.Read more...See More
Aug 12, 2011
Karen Johnson commented on the blog post 'Peacebuilding and Functional Medicine: An Isomorphism'
"Thanks for this post, Mike.  It's a wonderful time on Earth to be watching the unfolding/recognition of peacebuilding as a necessary ingredient in a more highly functioning whole made up of interdependent societies/cultures.  I…"
Jun 30, 2011
Mike Abkin posted a blog post

Peacebuilding and Functional Medicine: An Isomorphism

I was in Los Angeles this past weekend for the 50th reunion (!) of my North Hollywood High School class of 1961. Classmate Jack recounted how, about 10 years ago, he phased out of his general surgery practice and into the field of functional medicine. It was as if he’d worked himself out of a job in surgery as he’d begun treating his surgical patients à la functional medicine and found that in so many cases they no longer needed surgery.It dawned on me that functional medicine is isomorphically…See More
Jun 30, 2011
A blog post by Mike Abkin was featured

American Pie, American Community

I cried "the day the music died" (how many of you are old enough to remember that?), and I cried watching this demonstration of a heartland American community coming together in joy and harmony – a demonstration of a culture of peace.See More
Jun 7, 2011
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Jun 5, 2011
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2009 Global Alliance Summit for Ministries and Departments of Peace

This September, representatives from all over the world will be gathering in San Jose Costa Rica for the 4th Global Alliance Summit for Ministries & Departments of Peace (September 17-21st).www.gasummit.orgSee More
Jun 4, 2011
A blog post by Mike Abkin was featured

Revolutionary Evolution toward a Culture of Peace:Inside-Out, Bottom-Up, Topsy-Turvy

Earth quakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, floods, hurricanes, uprisings of the oppressed, nuclear meltdowns, global economic and financial collapse. Of historic proportions, all around the world, and all virtually in the blink of an eye.And what of peace? In this revolutionarily evolutionary, topsy-turvy world turning upside down, what can peace mean? What is the role of peacebuilding in such a world? How do we go about it and make it practical in our daily lives, no matter who we are or what we do?…See More
May 28, 2011
Mike Abkin posted a blog post

Revolutionary Evolution toward a Culture of Peace:Inside-Out, Bottom-Up, Topsy-Turvy

Earth quakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, floods, hurricanes, uprisings of the oppressed, nuclear meltdowns, global economic and financial collapse. Of historic proportions, all around the world, and all virtually in the blink of an eye.And what of peace? In this revolutionarily evolutionary, topsy-turvy world turning upside down, what can peace mean? What is the role of peacebuilding in such a world? How do we go about it and make it practical in our daily lives, no matter who we are or what we do?…See More
May 24, 2011
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National Peace Academy's Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive at Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio

August 1, 2010 to August 7, 2010
Offered by the National Peace Academy, the week-long Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive is designed for individuals and organizations looking to launch new peacebuilding and change initiatives or enhance existing efforts. Participants will be coached in the design and development of a strategic…See More
Jul 6, 2010
Karen Johnson is attending an event
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National Peace Academy's Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive at Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio

August 1, 2010 to August 7, 2010
Offered by the National Peace Academy, the week-long Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive is designed for individuals and organizations looking to launch new peacebuilding and change initiatives or enhance existing efforts. Participants will be coached in the design and development of a strategic…See More
Apr 12, 2010
An event by Mike Abkin was featured
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National Peace Academy's Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive at Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio

August 1, 2010 to August 7, 2010
Offered by the National Peace Academy, the week-long Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive is designed for individuals and organizations looking to launch new peacebuilding and change initiatives or enhance existing efforts. Participants will be coached in the design and development of a strategic…See More
Apr 4, 2010
Mike Abkin commented on the event 'National Peace Academy's Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive'
"David and Ted, thanks for the advice about another image. Done! Everyone, I am social networking challenged, so I am not able to really check or participate in conversations here. If you are interested in attending the Intensive, I urge you to check…"
Apr 4, 2010
Mike Abkin updated an event

National Peace Academy's Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive at Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio

August 1, 2010 to August 7, 2010
Offered by the National Peace Academy, the week-long Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive is designed for individuals and organizations looking to launch new peacebuilding and change initiatives or enhance existing efforts. Participants will be coached in the design and development of a strategic…See More
Jan 30, 2010
Kristin Famula is attending an event

Colombia - International Institute on Peace Education at Colombia

July 12, 2010 to July 18, 2010
Theme: "Learning to Read the World from Multiple Perspectives: Peace Education toward Diversity & Inclusion"The International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE) 2010 will take place in Colombia from July 12-18, 2010. The Institute is being co-organized by the National Peace Academy (home of the IIPE secretariat) and Fundación Escuelas de Paz in partnership with the…See More
Jan 29, 2010

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Mike Abkin's Blog

Happy Birthday National Peace Academy!

Yes, it’s true! The National Peace Academy  – “where peacebuilders go to grow” – is three years old this month, and we are celebrating with the launch just this weekend of a brand new, sleek, spectacularly redesigned website. Check it out, and enjoy.

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 1:24pm

Resilience and Adaptivity: Local Communities Globally Networked

I envision a world of local, resilient, adaptive communities who are networked in a web of interdependence with other local, resilient, adaptive communities all around the world. That global linking provides for macro-level resilience and adaptivity to complement the micro-/local-level resilience and adaptivity.

Read more...

Posted on August 12, 2011 at 7:19pm

Peacebuilding and Functional Medicine: An Isomorphism

I was in Los Angeles this past weekend for the 50th reunion (!) of my North Hollywood High School class of 1961. Classmate Jack recounted how, about 10 years ago, he phased out of his general surgery practice and into the field of functional medicine. It was as if he’d worked himself out of a job in surgery as he’d begun treating his surgical patients à la functional medicine and found that in so many cases they no longer needed surgery.

It dawned on me that functional…

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 1:19pm — 1 Comment

American Pie, American Community

I cried "the day the music died" (how many of you are old enough to remember that?), and I cried watching this demonstration of a heartland American community coming together in joy and harmony – a demonstration of a culture of peace.

Posted on June 5, 2011 at 2:05pm

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