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U.S.: Federal Prison Sentence Begins for Anti-Drone Activist A First Candle for Martin Luther King's Birthday
" Kathy Kelly is one of the treasures of the peace movement. She’s been an inspiration for many, including myself" "There had never been a town-wide celebration of the Martin Luther King Holiday. Joined by mutual concern, these women felt that the day should be celebrated. They spent months planning, arranging for speakers and musicians, and exploring community resources. "
Nepal: Freedom of belief should be equally enjoyed for both majority and minority religious groups Peace Flyer
"Around forty leaders from Hindu, Christian and Bahai, educators have expressed their concerns about policy and legal provisions regarding religious freedom in Nepal" "I am a member of the newly forming peace coalition made up of about thirty high school students at Trinity high school in Louisville, Kentucky. "
Ghana: WANEP trains 150 peace Ambassadors in Tamale Schools Amahoro Amani: Lasting peace promotion in the Great Lakes
"This is in line with WANEP-Ghana’s newly launched programme on the theme, “The role of children in promoting a culture of peace in Ghana.”" "By the end of 2007, 420 community mediators aged between fifteen and twenty-five will have been trained in how to take action in their communities to prevent, mediate, and resolve conflicts peacefully."
Mali: Nonviolence: The task of the Association of Municipalities of Sikasso Eighth-grader crosses California to Conduct Research on Eleanor Roosevelt
"The objective of this workshop was to contribute to a culture of peace and non-violence through improving the response capacity of elected officials and community leaders in conflict resolution." "I chose Eleanor Roosevelt because of her work in the United Nations and her role as first lady, and how she stood out against segregation and women's rights."
Mali : Non violence : Le combat de l’Association des municipalités de Sikasso High School Intifada
"L’objectif de cet atelier est de contribuer à une culture de paix et de non violence à travers l’amélioration de la capacité d’intervention des élus et des leaders communautaires dans la résolution des conflits." "My friends and I decided to ignore what we perceived to be an unjust rule, and we made hundreds of flyers ... setting off a process that would eventually involve the entire school."
A Kenyan kid turns his friends’ poop into clean energy Imams and preachers from the Sahel meet in Algiers to combat religious fanaticism
"Creating change in the way a community thinks makes all the difference, in Mwasaru’s view, and holds the key to addressing fast-depleting resources and the effects of climate change." "the seminar participants urged all scholars, imams and preachers of the Sahel region recognizing the Maliki rite to remove all the ambiguities of religion, "to spread the culture of peace, tolerance, harmony and coexistence with other religions and communities "
Angkhana Neelapaijit: A crusader of human rights and dignity in Thailand Celebrating King, creating peace
"Angkhana Neelapaijit is the Chairwoman for the Justice for Peace Foundation, and has been termed "a leading human rights defender in Southern Thailand," by Amnesty International." "training sessions for Creating a Culture of Peace, a national program founded by Janet Chisholm, a former chair of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship "
USA: Presidential action brings relief from deportation to millions of families Culture of Peace in Hamilton, Ontario
"We will identify short, medium, and long-term steps toward migration policies that integrate immigrants as partners, rather than treating them like criminals" "We in the Hamilton Culture of Peace Network are putting together a history of our accomplishments from April 2000 to now - a list of evidence that Hamilton is moving toward a Culture of Peace"
Building Peace Through Education In Pakistan Reintegration after 10 years conflict: Nepal
"this year's Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Youzafzai is a glimmer of hope for building lasting peace in Pakistan through quality liberal education" "After comprehensive peace accord signed between Nepal Government and Maoist in 2006; thousands of IDPs were resettled by several NGOs across Nepal in early 2007, Chanda was one among them. "
Crisis in Benin: Opinion leaders and religious gathered around Albert Tévoédjrè International Peace and Non-Violence Fortnight Celebration in Orissa (India)
"The challenge is to to raise awareness of a real behavior of social responsibility." "when we understand the fierce preparation of countries for wars it has become inevitable to work for peace . . . peace and development are complementary. "
Sortie de crise au Bénin : des leaders d’opinion et religieux réunis autour de Tévoédjrè Albert Nepal: Learning English at the cost of the mother tongues?
"Il sera question pour eux, d’échanger sur la base de communications appropriées pour sensibiliser la population à un comportement de vraie responsabilité sociale." "Hopefully, future federal states of Nepal may promote education in their mother tongue, protecting linguistic rights. "
Canada: SFU professor brings adventure-based learning to the world Peace Museums, Making a Space for Peace
"We want to make students aware of their imprint on an ever- changing environment, with the hopes that they use this knowledge to form a positive impact on the global community," "'Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters'(African Proverb). Peace Museums give the lion their historians."
Philippines: Mindanao mayors back Bangsamoro Basic Law International Women´s Day: Interview With Leymah Gbowee (Liberia)
" to turn the resource-rich island into a “land of peace and opportunity, where there are no more conflict, hunger and suffering." "The Liberian women peace movement demonstrated to the world that grassroots movements are essential to sustaining peace; that women in leadership positions are effective brokers for peace; and the importance of culturally relevant social justice movements. "
Meet Auckland’s Peace Diplomat [New Zealand] Eco-Citizen Programme : Urban Agriculture for Vulnerable Youth
"We must cultivate a Culture of Peace in the home, community, nationally and internationally." "planting of vegetable gardens and medicinal herbs ... awakens new interests and perspectives for the youth"
Looking for a leader in the Caribbean to end discrimination against homosexuals Hope in Venezuela
"To improve the human rights record in Trinidad and Tobago the country needs leadership. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar can be that leader and could truly make a mark on the country’s history and change the human rights environment for the better." "take notice of the fledgling grassroots democracy in Venezuela, because it could be the start of a new chapter in the struggle for a global culture of peace."