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ON NATIONAL DAY OF MAIZE IN MEXICO, PROTECTING THE SACRED PLANT

Adelita San Vicente Tello speaking at a local celebration of Mexico's first National Holiday of Native and Creole Seeds. Photo courtesy of Adelita San Vicente Tello.

By Adelita San Vicente Tello…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on September 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The new Peace Journalist magazine has arrived

The October, 2014 edition of the Peace Journalist magazine is here. This special edition addresses how the press…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on September 30, 2014 at 1:08pm — No Comments

When Social Media Broadcasts Both Peace and Conflict

How can social media help peacebuilders in an information environment? What does the ‪#‎NotInMyName‬ campaign…

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Added by TechChange on September 30, 2014 at 11:29am — No Comments

Adapted Sport Manual - Adapt Sport to the specific challenges at play.

Background:

For more than seven years, Peace and Sport has been working with various local actors who use sport as a tool for education and peace in a wide range of settings. This experience has shown us that many of them have difficulty implementing certain sports due to a…

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Added by Peace and Sport on September 29, 2014 at 9:44am — No Comments

Strength and Vision in Post Conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina

Women of Life: Strength and Vision in Mostar  By Danielle Bonner (This blog first featured on…

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Added by Danielle Bonner on September 27, 2014 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Guide to Careers in International Affairs (Including Review of Top Job Sites)

Finding the right job in conflict resolution, international development and related fields requires a combination of the right experience and training, an understanding of the field, developing strong connections and a bit of serendipity. In addition to academic and/or professional training, it is essential to have an understanding of how conflict resolution works in practice. Many people working in conflict related jobs, will not find employment with "conflict…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on September 26, 2014 at 9:43pm — 53 Comments

I'm sorry I won't internalize collective responsibility #MuslimApologies

This past week at the UN General Assembly, in reference to the threat of terrorism, particularly, acts committed by Muslims, President Obama stated the following:  "Second, it is time for the world – especially Muslim communities – to explicitly, forcefully, and consistently reject the ideology of al Qaeda and ISIL." Later in his speech, Obama praised a campaign launched by British Muslims called #notinmyname, which seeks to distance the acts of a few from what Islam preaches.  …



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Added by Maha Hilal on September 26, 2014 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

Business Mediation Gone Right

The latest blog at the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation describes a mediation where the mediator refused to take control.  You can read it here.

Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on September 26, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments

Peace & Security Report 09/26/2014

You are President & CEO of your global life. It's time to be briefed like it: 

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Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on September 26, 2014 at 10:41am — No Comments

The Way It Is: Accepting The Light And The Dark

The Possible Society In Motion Radio Show!

Thursday, September 25, 2014 

6:30 p.m.…

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Added by Anastasia Rosen Jones on September 25, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

GDELT Global Dashboard: Big Data for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

The Global Database of Events, Language and Tone (GDELT) is a database of all the news events related to conflict and political protest dating back to 1979. 



How can conflict managers, mediators, and peace builders use this information to promote…

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Added by TechChange on September 25, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Eretz Israel and the Israeli dream

For all Israelis, there has only ever been one dream a “Jewish home land”; “to the Jew as a man – everything to Jews as a nation.” In the same sense, the researcher considers that the real fruit of the Israeli experience is the recreation or rebuilding the “State of Israel” in the “Promised Land”.

Actually, there are many historical and religious aspects to prove the Israeli/Jewish right to the Holy Land or Palestine, which are derived from the Hebrew Bible and the patriarch’s…

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Added by Khaled Hassanin on September 25, 2014 at 11:11am — No Comments

#givingtuesday, Year-End Fundraising, and Bonus Grants: Join the GlobalGiving December Open Challenge

Hello PCDN friends!

I know, I know, its only September, but it is time for many global NGOs to start planning their year-end fundraising campaigns. Did you know that on average, nonprofits in the US raise 30-40% of their annual income in the last few weeks of the calendar year?

December is a…

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Added by Michael Gale on September 25, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments

DRAMATIC SITUATION OF AFRICAN WOMEN

She became a refugee without hospitality.

She hoped to get hospitality, security by men, carriers of guns, wearing military uniforms but these men that have the job of securing people and their possessions, raped her.

She turns her face now toward marriage hoping to get hospitality there, but when her…

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Added by Murhula Zigabe on September 24, 2014 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Entrepreneurs Hunt for 'Peace Tech' to Defuse Conflict

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

When Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in February in the face of massive protests in the capital Kyiv, major news…

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Added by Viola Gienger on September 24, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Community Policing and Violent Extremism: Sharing Security Responsibility

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.

By Shannon Zimmerman and Megan…
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Added by Viola Gienger on September 24, 2014 at 2:46pm — No Comments

If you work in peacebuilding you have to see the movie Mateo

Its 1991 and me are my classmates are doing a rehearsal for our high school theater presentation. I was so proud to be part of this Queens adaptation directed by my classmate Maria Gamboa.  Fast forward 23 years and Maria Gamboa directed a feature film called Mateo in months past.  It just recently arrived to the Washington DC area as part of a Latin American Film…

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Added by Catalina Rojas on September 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Role of Ethics in Using ICTs for Peacebuilding

TechChange COO Chris Neu is fond of pointing out that in social change, technology is only 10% of the equation while the rest is about the humans using that technology. That 10% is a…

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Added by TechChange on September 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Can Social Good Whitewash Social Bad?

The concept of social good has emerged as somewhat of a catchphrase intended to capture the idea of creating positive, measurable, and sustainable change in communities and societies.  To this end, campaigns have been launched ranging from twitter hashtags to companies' withdrawals from production in countries with conflict.  



While it would be difficult to fully catalog the range of social good initiatives, campaigns, etc. that are happening across the globe, this weekend' social…

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Added by Maha Hilal on September 23, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Under the Rug, but Not in a Vacuum: Technology for the Social Good in Context

This past Sunday and Monday, I attended the Social Good Summit that took place in New York City.  The two days were filled with talks from journalists to activists to writers to scholars and they all sought to address the role that technology could play in some of the world's most pressing problems.  



Some speakers reflected on the conflict in Israel and Palestine, while other spoke to creating tools for women's empowerment.  Another speaker discussed her campaign for equality for…

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Added by Maha Hilal on September 23, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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