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Ferguson and Peace Education: Developing Moral Imagination and Capacities for Peace and Political Efficacy

 Initiatives - December 2014

By David Ragland on Peace Education News Blog - While going between Ferguson, New York and Pennsylvania since Early August, one of the protest chants from Ferguson stuck with me: “The whole damn system is guilty as hell the whole damn system is guilty as hell.” As a peace learner and educator, I cannot but help to reflect on that statement, especially in the wake of what has become an all but forgone conclusion that a non-indictment of Darren Wilson is coming.

More conflict-free mines in Congo

 Initiatives - June 2014

Enough Project identifies early signs of success four years after enactment of Dodd-Frank “conflict minerals” legislation

Market changes spurred by the 2010 Dodd-Frank law on conflict minerals have helped significantly reduce the involvement of armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (“Congo”) in the mines of three out of the four conflict minerals according to an investigation by the 'Enough Project - The project against genocide and crimes against humanity' based in Washington.

#eUnify campaign

 Initiatives - May 2014

International Alert launches campaign to strengthen peaceful relations in Europe

UK-based peacebuilding charity International Alert is working with partners in Greece, Italy and the Netherlands to promote a balanced debate around migration and social marginalisation in the run up to the European Parliament elections (22-25 May 2014), and to strengthen peaceful relations in Europe.

Ukraine: Dialogue and East-West cooperation are the key

 Initiatives - March 2014

International Peace Bureau statement

The events of the last few days and weeks only serve to confirm what the International Peace Bureau (IPB) and others in the disarmament wing of the international peace movement have been asserting for years: that in times of political tension, military force solves nothing. It provokes only more military force from the other side, and risks pushing both parties up and around an infernal spiral of violence. This is an especially dangerous course when there are nuclear weapons in the background.

 

Drop the Death Sentence for 529 Egyptians!

 Initiatives - March 2014

In a shocking move, an Egyptian court has sentenced 529 supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi to death for the killing of a single police officer. Codepink Women for Peace urges for help to prevent this mass slaughter from happening: Tell the Egyptian government to lift the outrageous death sentences for the 529 convicted Egyptians! 

 

International Peacebuilders' Forum (IPF) 2014

 Initiatives - February 2014

Opportunity to exchange and make connections offered by Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (ICP)

The International Peace-Builders’ Forum (IPF) is a unique and publicly accessible opportunity for institutions and individuals in the field of peace-building to physically meet and connect with other stakeholders. 

Nob Peace Prize

 Initiatives - September 2013

Initiative from the International Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (IAPCS)

The International Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (IAPCS) wants to institute the Nob Peace Prize - as a gentle way of mocking the Nobel Peace Prize that has - in the past - made some very curious awards. The Nob Peace Prize (or Notorious Belligerent Prize) should go to an individual, group of people or institution that has demonstrated belligerence during the year in causing human suffering and actively working against peace.

Syria Statement

 Initiatives - September 2013

International Crisis Group argues against potential military strike by US

International Crisis Group statement issued 3 September 2013: Assuming the U.S. Congress authorises them, Washington (together with some allies) soon will launch military strikes against Syrian regime targets. If so, it will have taken such action for reasons largely divorced from the interests of the Syrian people.

Sign the Petition: Don't let Syria Down

 Initiatives - July 2013

Pax Christi International demands start of Syria peace talks

Pax Christi International has joined a petition launched by Oxfam International calling on U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin to make the long-promised Syria peace talks a reality.

Transboundary Conservation and Peacebuilding through Experiential Learning

 Initiatives - July 2013

Video by International Peace Park Expeditions

The Berlin based Environment Conflict Cooperation (ECC) platform initiated by adelphi research has published insights into cross-boundary environmental protection involving Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo. In an interview Geoff Dabelko, Professor and Director of Environmental Studies at Ohio University, talks about this and other experiences in this field: "Utilizing transboundary conservation as a means to advance peacebuilding and environmental goals is no longer a new idea.

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