CULTURE OF PEACE

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...

Interventions in ConflictInternational Peacemaking in the Middle East

Edited by Rami G. Khouri, Karim Makdisi, Martin Wählisch Publication Date: March 2016 Link: ​Amazon Description: This collected volume presents reflections from prominent international peacemakers in the Middle East, including Jimmy Charter, Lakhdar Brahimi, Jan...

Across the Lines of Conflict: Facilitating Cooperation to Build Peace

Across the Lines of Conflict: Facilitating Cooperation to Build Peace

Author: by Michael Lund (Editor), Steve McDonald (Editor) Publication Date: December 31, 2015 Link: ​Amazon Description: Through a comparative analysis of six case studies, this volume illustrates key conflict-resolution techniques for peacebuilding. Outside parties...

Burma Agrees on Political Dialogue Framework

The Burmese “Framework for Political Dialogue” (FPD) was finally agreed upon yesterday, December 16th, by the Union Peace and Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) in the country’s capital. The Framework was handed over to the President who will publicize the Framework and...

The Myanmar Peace Process & Supporting Common Spaces

In Burma, 7 Common Spaces have evolved in its various ethnic estates since 2013. They serve as informal dialogue spaces to engage the various levels of society in the peace process, provide support to regional dialogues and negotiations, and will support the upcoming...

Change Process Anatomy Infographic

Change Process Anatomy Infographic

This info-graphic captures some of the dialogue and mediation mechanisms in the anatomy of an overall change process. It is a diagram to facilitate discussion on developing open frameworks for shared understanding of complex and evolving processes. It is not simply a...

National Dialogues as Self-Mediation Mechanisms

By Hannes Siebert Published on the PRIO Blog In the last century, peace was far more likely the product of victory on the battlefield than a negotiated settlement. From 1940 until 2002, the world witnessed more than 370 state-based conflicts. At any point in time over...

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