Peace and Independence in Colombia

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Dear friendscolombia

I am pleased today to share a dialogue with Natalia Ariza Ramírez, a Hubert Humphrey Program Fellow, linked to the University of Montana, who has served in various positions in the Colombian State, and was recently Vice Minister of Higher Education. With her leadership, we will develop a talk that has two purposes. Continue reading

Participate

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Dear friends,humphreys(1)

Pete Seeger tells us that participation is what will save the human race. It is also what keep organizations like the JRPC thriving and growing. The Peace Center is a community resource. The more engaged and involved you are, the more the Center thrives. Have you ever thought of things you’d like to see the Center doing? Or asked, “what can I do to make an impact?” Continue reading

See Tomorrow!

Dear friends,tomorrow

The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center and The Roxy Theater have been jointly hosting the Resistance Now series of essential and political films. This month’s film is TOMORROW, an award winning environmental documentary highlighting how bottom-up community action regarding food, energy, finance, democracy and education can have a meaningful impact toward positive outcomes.  Continue reading

Peace in Thailand

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Dear friends,thailand(1)

I had the humbling honor of talking to a room of Thai professionals at the Mahidol University Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies who know firsthand the challenges and rewards of working for peace. The school itself is a testament to their dedication and drive. Continue reading