Indonesian Comfort Women Seek Justice as Time Runs Out

The term Jugun Ianfu (Comfort Women) refers to those women who were forced into sexual slavery to fulfill the sexual needs of Japanese military personnel and civil officers at ianjo or comfort stations during the Asian Pacific War in 1931-1945.  … Read more

News

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Dynamic New Atlas Seeks Justice for Environmental Conflicts Worldwide

Hear the term conflict resolution and it usually brings to mind parties involved in armed conflict.  The violence and intensity of these situations commands our attention.  The global community has evolved diplomatic, economic and other interventions to help opposing parties … Read more

Young Peacemakers

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Meet the Rotary Peace Fellows – Tamara Lorincz

Meet our next Rotary Peace Fellow from Class XII, 2013-14, Tamara Lorincz, who is sponsored by the Harbourside Rotary Club of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is pursuing a Master’s of Arts degree in International Politics and Security Studies at … Read more

Ethical Leadership

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The International Criminal Court – Mammoth or White Elephant?

I first heard about the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2000 as a student, when I was introduced to the world of international human rights of women. The subject was new and exciting for me. I was enthusiastic about grasping … Read more

Stories

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The Gifts of African American Innovation

African Americans have been prolific inventors, providing a multitude of gifts to the nation that once enslaved them.  Many of these inventions have had a wide and long-lasting impact and now form a part of our everyday lives. George Washington … Read more

Resources

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Neighbors Healing Neighbors – Community-based Mental Health Strategies

A Community Approach to Mental Health Building Back Better, a recent report by the the World Health Organization (WHO), outlines a new, community oriented approach to providing mental health care in developing countries that have experienced devastating emergencies.  The report describes … Read more

Sustainable Peace

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Saudi Women Take Their Place in the Driver’s Seat

In Saudi Arabia, a woman’s freedom of movement is very limited. Women are not supposed to leave their houses or their local neighborhood without the permission of their male guardian, and the company of a mahram (close male relative). However, … Read more

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Pruning Branches on “Peace”

After the Boston marathon bombing and the ensuing manhunt, I felt like I couldn’t “authentically” comment on peace since I was struggling to find it within myself. I didn’t feel “at peace.” Read more

Because a Story Was Shared in a Far Off Land

Shortly before my Pop died, I was working on a play with a Christmas theme. I’d had him over for dinner and just offhandedly asked, “Well, Pop, you got any Vietnam Christmas stories?” not expecting an answer, because he rarely talked about his three tours in Vietnam. Read more

Discovering Our Deepest Human Connection through Stories

I recently had the experience of sitting with two women I had just met and listening to their stories. I was also able to tell a brief personal story. We all marveled at how vividly we lived into each other’s stories, how we were so easily right there with them. Read more

The Story of Who Owns the Land

A video adapted and performed by Denise Valentine (inspired by a version from Scandinavian folklore in The Storytellers Goddess by Carolyn McVickar Edwards). Read more