CULTURE OF PEACE

Reflections on the Possibilities and Limitations of Dialogue

Reflections on the Possibilities and Limitations of Dialogue

On the one year anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally and protests in Charlottesville, Virginia held in 2017, we revisit the reflections of our board colleagues, Derek Brown and Jeff Seul.  Derek offered his reflections on the events in the community that he...

“Self-Mediation” Structures and Procedures of National Dialogues

"Managing Complexity, Breaking Deadlocks and Building Consensus " A Background Paper for the Third Conference on National Dialogues, April 5-6, 2017 Perhaps the most outstanding characteristic of National Dialogues, as seen from a planning and facilitation...

New Report Highlights Challenges to Peace Support

Two-thirds of U.S.-based nonprofit organizations working abroad are facing problems accessing financial services, according to a comprehensive report released by the Charity and Security Network.  (The Peace Appeal Foundation is a member of the network, and serves on...

New Challenges to Peace Support

Washington DC,  Two-thirds of U.S.-based nonprofit organizations working abroad are facing problems accessing financial services, according to a comprehensive report released today by the Charity and Security Network.  The study illustrates a growing challenge to...

Historic Progress, Daunting Challenges

Historic Progress, Daunting Challenges

Burma's Historic National Dialogue Update from Yangon September 30, 2016 After 50 plus years of conflict between Myanmar/Burma's central government and many of its ethnic minorities, the newly elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy...

David Matthews Joins the Peace Appeal’s Board of Directors

The Peace Appeal is pleased to announce that Dave Matthews has joined the organization's Board of Directors.   Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dave became a naturalized citizen in 1980.  His family moved frequently during his childhood, spending time in the U.S....

Kristiina Rintakoski Joins the Peace Appeal’s Board of Directors

The Peace Appeal Foundation is pleased to announce that Kristiina Rintakoski has joined the organization’s Board of Directors. Kristiina brings a wealth of experience in peacebuilding globally. She presently works as a Director for Peacebuilding and Advocacy at the...

A New Beginning: Forgiveness & Hope

A New Beginning: Forgiveness & Hope

​In this season during which people of many cultures and faiths celebrate renewal, we share with you a poem written by Fr Michael Weeder, a board member of the Peace Appeal Foundation.   Michael is Dean of St. George's Cathedral in Cape Town, a church once led by...

Emerging “Common Spaces” and Safety Nets

Emerging “Common Spaces” and Safety Nets

In the days following the tragic suicide bombings in Beirut and the horrific attacks in Paris in mid-November, peacebuilders from 12 countries met in Helsinki to share and jointly reflect on their peace and dialogue initiatives. The common thread was their creation of...

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