The 25 Winners

The journalism created the War Correspondent, but the world is now needing Peace Correspondents!

Author: peacecorrespondent
Published: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 10:08:00 +0000
Is it possible to smile in war times? It truly does exist a model agency only for disable people? Who is known as the ‘new' Ana Frank and why? What is the mission of the Peace Boat? Who is the only...

Living The Golden Rule

Author: love2write
Published: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 23:13:00 +0000
Every day when I entered the building, moved past the Dunkin Donuts and through the student center, the landscape remained the same - students stood in groups based primarily on ethnicity. The...

“Let’s talk!”

Author: vanessa
Published: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 21:34:00 +0000
  By Vanessa Bassil (Beirut, Lebanon) What can I do to make a change in my country? I started to ask this question when I realized the amount of problems that the new generation has inherited from...

American Christian Embeds with Muslim Peacemakers in Iraq

Author: lwilcox101
Published: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 03:46:00 +0000
  Six days in Iraq and not one Humvee, tank, fighter jet, military escort, or intelligence report. Not one minute inside the Green Zone or between the miles-long walls of American military bases....

Russia-Georgia Dialogue, Bringing Societies Closer

Author: zahid.m
Published: Wed, 06 Jul 2011 14:09:00 +0000
  "I foresee this group having a very strong say in defining the political agenda and shaping the public discourse on Russia-Georgia relations", concluded one of the prominent media experts...

Postwar questions

Author: milanbgd
Published: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:44:00 +0000
  Postwar questions   Ivan Kralj is a common man, a good friend, and a war veteran from Zrenjanin[1]. He is courageous and honest. A girl, a third-grader present during one of the youth dialogs at...

Bringing Messages of Peace to the Border

Author: ajohnson
Published: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:24:00 +0000
"I am a citizen of Kyrgyzstan," Suhrob Ergashev says proudly when asked about his nationality. Suhrob is ethnically Tajik, one of scores of minority groups in this diverse former Soviet republic...

Breaking the 4th Wall in Rwanda

Author: elise.n.webb
Published: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 21:56:00 +0000
  Our van rumbles up the dirt roads with ruts running deep from the rainy season. Children seem to be the first to spot us and call out; many even chase after us. In the rear view mirror you can...

PAMOJA – A brand name for peace in Kenya.

Author: elvisiruh
Published: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 15:21:00 +0000
In the cloud of uncertainty after the violence that greeted the general elections of 2007, a group of youths formed an association called Destiny Vision youth group (DVYG) with the sole objective...

The Fugees Family: building a future for refugee children in the US

Author: maribel
Published: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:09:00 +0000
  The encounter that changed her life happened by accident one spring afternoon in 2004. Luma Mufleh was driving back from Clarkston to Atlanta when she stopped the car dead. In the distance, a...

What Do You Do?

Author: kathiemm
Published: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:28:00 +0000
  What do you do if you grow up with a dad whose favorite refrain is "There but for fortune go I" and a mother whose habitual message is "Put yourself in their shoes," and you go to a Unitarian...

Gus Dur and Peaceful Indonesia

Author: dani
Published: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 23:43:00 +0000
"…Inna nahnu nuhyil-mauta wa naktubu ma qaddamu wa asarahum…." The voice of prayer was clearly heard through out this sport hall. Thousands of Moslems wearing white clothes were praying to...

Face-to-Face: Transforming Conflict in South Asia

Author: wiscomp
Published: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:02:00 +0000
For Maria Saifuddin Effendi, it began with a bar of chocolate. As a Pakistani, Maria's first experience of India was her Indian roommate at a South-Asia workshop: a roommate who greeted an...

Cuts That Heal: How Heart Surgeries Are Leading To Peacemaking In Iraq

Author: mattwillingham
Published: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 11:12:00 +0000
  I remember sitting in front of the TV in the living room of a close friend with tears in my eyes. We were watching the home video a local Iraqi man took of his local Mullah after Shi'ite...

Project brings Peace Journalism to Uganda

Author: gputtin
Published: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 08:59:00 +0000
This story is published on behalf of the author, Steve Youngblood Peace Portal Contest Project brings Peace Journalism to Uganda By Steven Youngblood   This is great, but it's not enough. As I...

Peace Education Without Borders: A story from the Teachers Without Borders Peace Education Program

Author: stephaniecubbon
Published: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 23:21:00 +0000
  As I rode the train to the US-Mexico border, which I would cross to facilitate a 4-day peace education workshop with teachers in Tijuana, I read an editorial in the local paper about the...

Harambee - Step by step - one child at a time

Author: sogoochildren
Published: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 13:53:00 +0000
John F. Kennedy once said, "One person can make a difference, and everyone should try." I will add that if we want to be peace-makers, we only need to recognize opportunities and to try. We...

Listening for a Change

Author: cbrouillet
Published: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 01:51:00 +0000
  In the wake of September 11th, 2001, I went to Washington DC to protest an impending war against Afghanistan, to lobby against the PATRIOT Act, to take flowers to Congresswoman Barbara Lee for...

The Wicosani Community Project: Peacebuilding Among the Lakota Sioux in North America

Author: etivona
Published: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 17:26:00 +0000
  Among Lakota Sioux, wicosani means walking in balance with the four aspects of self: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Christinia Eala, a bright-eyed Lakota grandmother from Colorado,...

Villages United: A Sri-Lankan Tale

Author: shanthisena
Published: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 03:36:00 +0000
During the height of Sri Lanka's civil war an incident between two neighboring villages captured the extent of ethnic rivalries within the war-torn island. On the 12th August 1990, Muslims from the...

Natural Resource Management: An Innovative Approach to Peace-building in a Resource-rich and Diverse Community

Author: bezat87
Published: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 12:13:00 +0000
  Arba Minch town in the Southern Nations Nationalities and People's Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia is situated at the convergence of two large lakes. The serene natural landscape and the rich cultures...

A Women's Grassroots Peace Movement in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Author: sueuseem
Published: Tue, 09 Aug 2011 05:27:00 +0000
  Consult conventional history of the brutal communal conflict that lasted from 1998-2007 in Poso, on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, and prospects for a lasting peace in the region are pretty...

“Recycling Weapons of War into Tools for Peace building in Post-conflict Mozambique”

Author: zott831
Published: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 14:04:00 +0000
The Transforming Arms into Plowshares/Transformação de Armas em Enxadas (TAE) project in Mozambique reveals the potency of transforming recycled weapons of war into art as a tool for peace...

Coffee for peace in Congo

Author: francois
Published: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:17:00 +0000
  "Who is an ex-rebel?" I ask at the village meeting in Lemera. Silence, a reminder of the death tolls that have plagued Eastern Congo the past decades overwhelms me. A young man sitting in a front...

One and Then Another: Peace through Forgiveness in Rwanda

Author: smturpin
Published: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 17:50:00 +0000
This is not my story.   This is the story of a group of women who have made the extraordinary decision to forgive. In 1994, the unimaginable happened in Rwanda, as hatred between Hutus and Tutsis...