Are you passionate about building peace in the United States? Do you have experience and expertise in fundraising? Beginning in 2017, we are focusing our programmatic resources on addressing issues of violence head on.  Addressing not just the obvious violence we see every day, but the deep systems, structures, and…
NPA founder, trustee, past president, and board member Dot Maver is giving the keynote address at the Mohonk Conference, Realizing a Culture of Peace, November 7, 2016, at Mohonk Mountain House Parlor in New Paltz, NY. The Conference will explore: How can we create a just and sustainable society that…
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:36

Chicago Peace Talk and Walk on 9/11

On September 11, 2016, NPA founder and peace journalist Robert Koehler spoke at the Peace Walk & Talk in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, held in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Bob’s report:
On September 29, 2016, Robert Koehler, nationally syndicated columnist and self-proclaimed peace journalist, shared his reflections on what it means to be a peace journalist, what drew him to that calling, and the role of peace journalism in healing divisiveness of our nation.  Bob says, "We can't report the truth…
Thea, from the U.S., at a panel about inspirational global movements for changeAs our Global Youth Rising group sat this week, coming together after the events in Nice and the coup in Turkey, we pondered what the response could be from a group of people doing the work to create…
As a Global Youth Rising participant from Scotland noted during a time of sharing our stories within small groups, “conflict is so pervasive, and yet we neglect it”. This theme seems to run through our time together here in Romania. There are many things we know we will encounter in…
Friday, 15 July 2016 15:42

GYR Blog Post #2

It’s very challenging to go to sleep inspired by the power of being in a space with 70 peacebuilders and ready to write a blog sharing the hope and possibility of being here – and then to wake up to the news of Nice, France, and the other examples of…
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 00:52

Global Youth Rising Blog #1 (Days 1 and 2)

We made it to the beautiful, mountainous town of Paltinis, Romania! It’s a small village, where we’ve gathered with nearly 70 young adult participants and trainers from over 20 countries. In the course of the first day, the group developed a shared vision for the peacebuilding training to take place…
The International Youth Peace Forum, Global Youth Rising 2016 (GYR), takes place in Romania in July 10-20, 2016.  GYR is being organized by an alliance of global organizations dedicated to the empowerment, leadership, and participation of youth, and to tackling the most challenging conflicts and drivers of war and violence…
On April 6, 2016, over 125 people gathered for the dedication of Point of View, a peacebuilding research and conference center in Lorton, Virginia, dedicated to teaching and learning, research, and a commitment to engagement and practice. United States Representative for Virginia’s 8th District, Donald S. Beyer, Jr., said, “This…
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