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#youth4peace – Redefining Youth as Peacebuilders

There is a widespread perception that youth are trouble makers. Economists believe a large youth population to be problematic for a country. Police forces (notably in the US) distrust youth and often target youth. Youth are considered to be particularly susceptible to violent extremism. And even governments consider youth as too young and inexperienced to[…]

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Looking at the Whole Lifecycle of Technological Hardware to Build Peace

By Marianne Perez de Fransius, founder Peace is Sexy & Peace Superheroes “It seems to me that there’s a deontological question we have to address here: how can we keep talking about using technology to build peace while ignoring the very real conflicts that the development of this technological hardware produces? Whether it is the[…]

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Summer of Peace 2015!

Peace is Sexy is excited to announce that we’re participating in the largest virtual peace event on the planet. Will you join us?We understand it can be difficult to know where to turn to find the inspiration and guidance we all need to heal the conflicts in our own hearts, in our relationships and in[…]

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Acting, gaming, simulating for peace

There are plenty of games that teach and reinforce violence, but there’s also a growing number of games for peace. Here are just a few… Which other ones do you have experience with? Who says that violence is cooler and more fun than peace? Sure, with all the violence glorified in movies, TV shows, and[…]

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Defining Conflict – Peace Education Film

What is Conflict? This peace education video was created by European Peace Univerity Students in the Fall Term of 2008. Based on the World Café methodology, this video brainstorm session starts from the question: ‘What is conflict?’ and expands from there! This video is intended to give an introductory insight into the complexities of peace[…]

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From Conflict Avoider to Conflict Expert

By Marianne Perez de Fransius Thinking about how I ended up as an expert in peace and conflict transformation, I realized that my time at Georgetown University was pivotal. In the spring of my sophomore year, I studied abroad in Jerusalem and then worked at the Jerusalem Post over the summer. There was hope about the[…]

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Liberate Yourself for Passover

With the Judeo-Christian world focusing on liberation and redemption because of the Passover and Easter holidays that are coming up, we thought you might enjoy this interfaith and inter-cultural Passover Haggadah, originally written by Marianne Perez de Fransius and Karen Spencer Din for Passover 2005 (5765) at the European Peace University. It includes some Bob[…]

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Long Lasting Peace on V-Day!

Jennifer Castaneda is the author of the forthcoming book, “Bold Love For The Independent Woman.” She is the owner of Ms. Match, empowering divorced women who are ready to take bold action to break the cycle and find true love. Her biggest love is to lead strong women and answer your dating and relationship questions[…]

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Peace Superheroes – Engaging Conflict with Non-Violence

A dynamic and varied group of survivors of violence come together in an urban environment to form a team dedicated to transforming the frequent violence that surrounds them. Over the course of the season, they work through internal and external conflicts which help coalesce a tightly-knit and awe-inspiring group.  Viewers will be entertained by richly[…]