Abby Smith's Blog (4)

Challenge Your Assumptions! A Dialogue in Abu Dhabi

“I am very tired of the idea that any woman who is covered is somehow oppressed and forced to do so. There is always a choice, even if the amount and source of pressure is different,”

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Added by Abby Smith on May 1, 2012 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Finding Harmony in Music and Peacebuilding

"I just returned from an inspiring trip to the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. We participated in the Women as Global Leaders Conference at Zayed University with women from throughout the region who spoke passionately about advancing the role of women in leadership...What struck me at the conference and in all of our meetings was one basic principle – that our similarities as women are far greater than our differences."

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Added by Abby Smith on April 6, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

Pop Music for Peace: Its the great Uniter!

What do the Black Eyed Peas, Lenny Kravitz, and The Beatles have in common, other than their great music? Their great music for peace! Some of the greatest musicians write and perform music to promote peace!  Click here to read more.

Added by Abby Smith on April 5, 2012 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Poets I Didnt Study in School

"William Shakespeare, the poet of all poets for those of us raised on English literature, knew that peace is a verb. Regal Lear, out on the heath, acknowledged sadly that “the thunder would not peace at my bidding.”

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Added by Abby Smith on April 4, 2012 at 12:11pm — No Comments

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