Search for Peace

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In 2001, Fr. Jim Hogan challenged the community to look to young people to find Peaceexpressions of peace in our world. He believed that our children and young adults could offer us an inspiring perspective. Continuing that tradition, we are accepting nominations for the 2018 Young Peacemaker — a person between the ages of 5 and 18 who has helped us in our collective Search for Peace.

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Peace and Independence in Colombia

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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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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

Peace in Thailand

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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

How About Building Community?

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Arming the Left (Independent May 18-25) starts with so many hypotheticals of armed inhuman Nazis shooting into crowds of pacifist demonstrators. After spinning this dystopian tale Michael Siebert writes “Let’s say you’re black or Jewish or” fill in the blanks. “You’re unarmed and your belief that something like this could never happen here has just been shattered.”

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Eco Tourism and Conservation in Vietnam

Check in again later in 2018, this trip will be announced again .

13 Day hiking and biking field adventure to Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve in Southern Vietnam.   February 22, 2018 to March 9, 2018.

Can educational nature tourism be a positive force for conservation? If so, under what circumstances? That’s what we consider in detail during this intensive two-week field adventure to the Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve in Vietnam.

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