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A Kenyan kid turns his friends’ poop into clean energy A First Candle for Martin Luther King's Birthday
"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." "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. "
Angkhana Neelapaijit: A crusader of human rights and dignity in Thailand Peace Flyer
"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." "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. "
USA: Presidential action brings relief from deportation to millions of families Amahoro Amani: Lasting peace promotion in the Great Lakes
"We will identify short, medium, and long-term steps toward migration policies that integrate immigrants as partners, rather than treating them like criminals" "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."
Building Peace Through Education In Pakistan Eighth-grader crosses California to Conduct Research on Eleanor Roosevelt
"this year's Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Youzafzai is a glimmer of hope for building lasting peace in Pakistan through quality liberal education" "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."
Crisis in Benin: Opinion leaders and religious gathered around Albert Tévoédjrè High School Intifada
"The challenge is to to raise awareness of a real behavior of social responsibility." "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."
Sortie de crise au Bénin : des leaders d’opinion et religieux réunis autour de Tévoédjrè Albert Imams and preachers from the Sahel meet in Algiers to combat religious fanaticism
"Il sera question pour eux, d’échanger sur la base de communications appropriées pour sensibiliser la population à un comportement de vraie responsabilité sociale." "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 "
Canada: SFU professor brings adventure-based learning to the world Celebrating King, creating 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," "training sessions for Creating a Culture of Peace, a national program founded by Janet Chisholm, a former chair of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship "
Philippines: Mindanao mayors back Bangsamoro Basic Law Culture of Peace in Hamilton, Ontario
" to turn the resource-rich island into a “land of peace and opportunity, where there are no more conflict, hunger and suffering." "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"
Meet Auckland’s Peace Diplomat [New Zealand] Reintegration after 10 years conflict: Nepal
"We must cultivate a Culture of Peace in the home, community, nationally and internationally." "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. "
Looking for a leader in the Caribbean to end discrimination against homosexuals International Peace and Non-Violence Fortnight Celebration in Orissa (India)
"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." "when we understand the fierce preparation of countries for wars it has become inevitable to work for peace . . . peace and development are complementary. "
United States: Woods Fund Chicago launches Right On Justice initiative with Northern Ireland restorative justice leader Nepal: Learning English at the cost of the mother tongues?
"Restorative Justice is an international movement with growing national and local initiatives that offers an alternative to punitive justice systems and engages the victims of crimes in seeking ways to reduce harm that leads to reduced incarceration and increased school engagement" "Hopefully, future federal states of Nepal may promote education in their mother tongue, protecting linguistic rights. "
Week for Peace in Colombia Peace Museums, Making a Space for Peace
"after 60 years of violence, largely rooted in our culture, the time has come to develop and advance cultures of peace that have been growing silently from the deepest levels of our country" "'Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters'(African Proverb). Peace Museums give the lion their historians."
Semana por la paz en Colombia International Women´s Day: Interview With Leymah Gbowee (Liberia)
"después de más de 60 años de violencia, ampliamente arraigada en nuestra cultura, es el momento propicio para el desarrollo y avance de las culturas de paz que se vienen gestando silenciosamente desde los escenarios más recónditos de nuestro país" "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. "
CEDH [State Human Rights Commission] and the Government have signed the Manifesto for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence [Michoacan, Mexico] Eco-Citizen Programme : Urban Agriculture for Vulnerable Youth
"the pledge of the Manifesto, promising to respect all life, reject violence, release my generosity, listen to understand, preserve the planet and rediscover solidarity" "planting of vegetable gardens and medicinal herbs ... awakens new interests and perspectives for the youth"
Firman CEDH [Comisión Estatal de Derechos Humanos] y Gobierno del estado Manifiesto por una Cultura de Paz y no Violencia [Michoacan, Mexico] Hope in Venezuela
"respetar todas las vidas, rechazar la violencia, liberar mi generosidad, escuchar para comprenderse, preservar el planeta y reinventar la solidaridad, manifiestos que aceptó el Gobierno del Estado" "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."