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All Blog Posts Tagged 'department of peace' (8)

Catholic Support For Peacebuilding

In the current issue of U.S. Catholic magazine, Maryann Cusimano Love discusses the role Catholics should be playing in peacebuilding worldwide. Ms. Love highlights the long history the followers of the Prince of Peace have had with hands-on community activism, how this should be…


Added by Ted Nunn on August 17, 2011 at 12:03pm — 1 Comment

The Department of Peace Act is Reintroduced in the 112th Congress!

In a timely response to recent budget slashing that included eliminating financing for the U.S. Institute of… Continue

Added by Ted Nunn on February 21, 2011 at 2:28pm — 4 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

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

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

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

Believing in Peace

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It is so urgent and natural for us to gather and talk of peace. Why? I find in my daily life that I get discouraged sometimes, and wonder if humanity will ever get its act together. Youth violence is out of control since homicide is the second leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds, make that number one for African American youth.

This fact startles me everytime I say it or write it or hear it.

Our pop culture and daily media exposure… Continue

Added by Lynn McMullen on June 27, 2009 at 2:35pm — 5 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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