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Capt. Paul Chappell - A Military perspective on Waging Peace

Captain Paul Chappell is a West Point graduate and veteran of the Middle East wars. He has a very credible and persuasive argument about nonviolent approaches to securing the peace we all desire. "War makes us less safe." Check out the video interview series on YouTube:




Added by Ted Nunn on December 1, 2010 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

BlogBlast For Peace is Today! Join us.

Added by Mimi Lenox on November 4, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Internaional Peace Week in MA

On September 19, at the Acton Jazz Cafe, in a Celebration of International Peace Week, State Senator James Eldridge read the Resolution which he and three State Representatives (Atkins, Koutoujian, Rushing), submitted for adoption. On Sept. 16, it was resolved, "That the Massachusetts General Court recognizes The Peace Alliance Educational Institute's Celebration of International Day of Peace", and that a copy of the Resolutions (from House and Senate) be forwarded to The Peace Alliance… Continue

Added by Patricia Simon on September 24, 2010 at 4:38pm — No Comments

The "First Aid" Model for Peacebuilding in Communities

As often happens, I recently found myself wandering the corridors of the internet inspired to learn more about the story behind one of the cool videos posted on DoPeace. The producer of the video hails from, a U.K. group that describes itself as:

"... an enlightenment organisation devoted to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s…

Added by Ted Nunn on September 11, 2010 at 12:18pm — 2 Comments

Dollar "Billboarding" for Peace

Awhile back, I read an interesting article entitled "When Dollars Call for Change" by Emma Dumain on Ms. Dumain chronicles how activists and activist groups have been using dollar bills as inexpensive and effective means to get their message out to the public.

With a…

Added by Ted Nunn on August 29, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

neighborhood peace

Today, the members of our non profit group, the Order of Mercy, held a neighborhood street clean up as we have done several times in the past two years. People who live in the area joined in when they saw us, picking up trash and sweeping away broken glass. We also met some members of a spiritual group who had just moved in and were giving a concert this evening. It was wonderful to meet people who care about keeping our streets clean, safe and loved (we live on the edge of a notoriously… Continue

Added by Sister Julia Biagiarelli on August 7, 2010 at 9:04pm — No Comments

How's Your Activism Going?

I just finished reading an interesting (IMHO) article from Paul Loeb (author of "The Soul of the Citizen") on Huffington Post about the importance of personal contact when trying to elicit support for an important issue. (Read the full article here.) Mr. Loeb points out how easy it has become for us to sign an online petition and feel as though we have accomplished some great democratic feat. Or how a… Continue

Added by Ted Nunn on August 7, 2010 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

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

Peacebuilding in Action - Post-election Reconciliation in Kenya

I had the opportunity to attend a meeting in DC this week related to getting language about peacebuilding included in the rewrite of the Foreign Assistance Act (currently before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs) and in the State Department Authorization (currently before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee). We heard several inspiring stories about the effectiveness of peacebuilding in helping to stabilize… Continue

Added by Ted Nunn on April 17, 2010 at 11:43am — 4 Comments

Mountain States Peace Conference 2010

The New Mexico Department of Peace Team is proud to announce the hosting of
The Mountain States Peace Conference 2010

The speakers are amazing and the entertainment is going to be…

Added by Jodee Oyas on April 9, 2010 at 4:17pm — 3 Comments

Promote Peacebuilding in Just a Few Minutes a Day

By your presence on this post at this time, I'll assume you think peacebuilding is worthwhile concept. Maybe you think the Department of Peace legislation should be at the top of the Administration's priority list, or you believe the Youth PROMISE act is the best thing that could possibly happen to help reduce violence in our communities. Wouldn't you like to see everyone, everywhere embrace the concepts of peace and nonviolence? Okay, now… Continue

Added by Ted Nunn on April 4, 2010 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Ignite Your Outreach with "Ignite!"

“Five minutes, 20 slides. What would you say?”

That’s the invitation of “Ignite,” a global effort that inspires artists, technologists, thinkers, and personalities (in other words, common folks just like you and me) to take the stage and share ideas to “spark new conversations and collaborations across cultures and disciplines.” As the Ignite Global website explains, “In talks that are exactly five minutes long, Ignite presenters share their… Continue

Added by Wendy Greene on March 8, 2010 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

Peacebuilding Ideas on has launched it's 2010 search for "Ideas for Change in America", and already several peacebuilding ideas have been proposed. The top 10 ideas will be given the support of organizers and pushed forward. Go to and cast your votes for:

a) Establish a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding -…


Added by Ted Nunn on January 26, 2010 at 6:03pm — 1 Comment

2010 Conference Registration and Scholarships!

Registration for the 2010 Student Peace Alliance National Conference has now opened! Check out the conference website for more information and a link to registration. Early registration is $45 and ends on January 1st. We have worked hard to make this conference affordable-- the total cost for registration, housing and food for the three day conference is $100.

Please join us at Extreme Makeover: Peace in the 21st Century as we move past the politics of left and right and towards what… Continue

Added by DC Peace Alliance Office on November 24, 2009 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Canada introduces Department of Peace legislation!

Hot off the presses is the following article from the Vancouver Sun about how the Canadian lawmakers are pursuing the idea of creating a Department of Peace. Way to go, Canada! Now, what can the rest of us do to help make this happen? We can start by sending MP Bill Siksay a big "THANK YOU!" at [email protected] or visit his… Continue

Added by Ted Nunn on October 2, 2009 at 3:30pm — 10 Comments

Santa Fe City Council Meeting

Last Night on 09-09-09 :) , The Santa Fe City Council voted animously in favor of a U.S. Dept. of Peace and Non-Violence.

Virginia Miller, legislator for a New Mexico Office of Peace, met with the mayor of Santa Fe and he introduced the Resolution.

The Resolution also included The New Mexico Office of Peace bill currently in the state legislation.

I want to thank Everyone who worked on this and everyone that came to the council meeting.

Chris Aquino from the southern… Continue

Added by Jodee Oyas on September 10, 2009 at 8:46pm — 2 Comments

Winning the ultimate battle: How humans could end war

Is the human urge to wage war innate, or will war one day be a thing of the past?

Please comment with your thoughts.

Link to the article:

Added by Megan Jetton on August 16, 2009 at 10:36am — 6 Comments

National Leadership Positions Available

SPA National Field Organizer Positions Available

Want to work with other youth activists to support their efforts on their campus, in their community, and with their Members of Congress?

Become a National Field Organizer TODAY!

The role of the Student Peace Alliance National Field Organizer is to support the Student Peace Alliance grassroots network. National Field Organizers (NFO) are expected to:

Support 10-15 SPA chapters with… Continue

Added by DC Peace Alliance Office on August 6, 2009 at 7:06pm — No Comments

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