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Cooking up Peace, Hope & Impact in Colombia
Innovative Approaches to Social Change

Cooking up Peace, Hope & Impact in Colombia

For the next two days I am fortunate to be attending the Concordia Americas Summit. This is a unique gathering of over 1500 people from around the world (mostly from Latin and NorthAmerica  but from countries as far away as Nigeria) who gather in a non-partisan and non-political environment to engage in deep dialogue and foster

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Linking mine action to development: the need for generating evidence of longer-term change

Jason Collodi and Tom Gillhespy from Itad’s Fragile and Conflict Affected States Team outline the importance of linking mine action to longer-term change. Our recent trip to Somaliland to assess a de-mining programme was enlightening. The programme operates in the border areas with Ethiopia, at the fringes of development, where local communities receive little attention

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Journalist kidnapping spotlights importance of collective advocacy

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism A shot was fired across the bow of journalism last week in Cameroon, where a journalist was kidnapped. The abduction scare was a reminder of the fragility of individual journalists, the importance of our profession, and the essential nature of collective action to protect ourselves and

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A Journey of Storytelling for Social Change
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A Journey of Storytelling for Social Change

My Blog, Storytelling for Social Change, is marking six years since its conception. I planned and gave the first storytelling for social change workshop nine years ago, but my path as a storyteller for social change began many years before that. So, in honor of the sixth or ninth or fifty-sixth birthday, I sat down

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Shutdown coverage should highlight suffering, explore solutions
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Shutdown coverage should highlight suffering, explore solutions

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism  In covering the government shutdown, some news outlets have tried to break free of the usual partisan bickering, and instead have offered exemplary reporting that tells stories of the voiceless government employees, concentrates on solutions, and rejects “us vs. them” narratives. In a Nexis Uni search

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Moving Into Action, Out Of The Chaos

In the following post, New Horizons Executive Director and Founder, Anastasia Rosen-Jones, introduces interested readers to the activities New Horizons is presently initiating to carry out its intention of taking a leadership role in our, individually and collectively, moving out if the chaos that is currently plaguing the United States. Volunteers and active participants are

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Out Of The Chaos — 2019

Hear New Horizons Small “Zones Of Peace, Executive Director, Anastasia Rosen-Jones, and New Horizons Board Member, Steve, online, as they struggle, on air, with facing into the chaos of bringing order to the current organizational tsunami at New Horizons, emerging out of our confusion, after the 2016 presidential election, when overcoming polarization, as a realistic occupation, fell by the wayside 

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JIRS Article: Building Peace Through Trans-local Community and Collaboration: The Tanenbaum Peacemakers in Action Network

Building Peace Through Trans-local Community and Collaboration: The Tanenbaum Peacemakers in Action Network This article explores the Tanenbaum Peacemakers in Action Network. The authors discuss how the Network organically formed and how it is structured, as well as its evolution and effectiveness. The authors also review the ways in which Etienne Wenger et al.’s “Communities

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FPP Nominated for NCMG Prestigious Peace Award in Nigeria

Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP), an independent Non-Governmental Organization for Professional Peace Advocacy, Research and Conflict Transformation received with great honour, our nomination for the NCMG prestigious Peace Award in the Institutional Peacebuilders category. The 2017 edition of this award category was won by the #BringBackOurGirls movement led by former Minister of Education and 2019

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Journalists from around the globe compare challenges, threats

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism (Santa Fe, NM)-I traveled 754 miles from Kansas City to Santa Fe, New Mexico this week to attend and speak at a conference titled, “Journalism Under Fire” (JUF). Little did I realize that this short trip would literally take me around the world. JUF was blessed

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