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The Nuts and Bolts of Making Peace Possible

The Nuts and Bolts of Making Peace Possible

GlobalOPS is the world’s first fully global, online and on-site platform to provide missions, organizations, agencies, governments, practitioners, and policy makers with direct, customized, real-time support for peacebuilding, conflict transformation, prevention of armed...

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Nonviolent Peaceforce – A Wave of Unarmed Civilians

Nonviolent Peaceforce – A Wave of Unarmed Civilians

When we think of nonviolent action, we often think of Gandhi’s Salt March or the American Civil Rights Movement’s Lunch Counter Sit-Ins. While these are the most publicized nonviolent actions, there is in fact a whole gamut of actions based on Gandhi and Martin Luther...

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Transforming September 11 into a Message of Hope and Healing

Transforming September 11 into a Message of Hope and Healing

This event took place 6 years ago, but it's message is well worth repeating.  On September 11, 2006, New Yorkers and Americans in 20 states marked the 100 year anniversary of Gandhi’s decision to use nonviolence. New Yorkers for a Department of Peace (NY-DOP), in...

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How to Deal with a Bully without Becoming a Thug

How to Deal with a Bully without Becoming a Thug

Peace Direct founder Scilla Elworthy has just given a talk at TED-x in Exeter. In the talk, Scilla draws on  stories from her inspirations such as Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi and shares half a dozen methods she has identified that allow us to counter violence without...

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Ruth Henry – Making peace with Hip Hop

Ruth Henry – Making peace with Hip Hop

I think there were two defining moments that got me started on my current path. One was as a teenager back in Boston, when I watched a friend get shot while hiding behind a car and trying to keep another friend from getting involved in the fight. My teenage years had been...

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