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…
Thursday, 24 January 2013 13:26

NPA V.P. for Academic Affairs Speaking at UN

The UN Interagency Framework Team for Preventive Action cordially invites you to a brown bag lunch event on: Integrating Peace Education and Peacebuilding: A Framework for Transformative Pedagogy Wednesday 30 January 2013 1:00 – 2:30 pm 1 UN Plaza (DC-1), 20th floor Conference Room John Paul Lederach describes peacebuilding as…
The National Peace Academy invites you to join us for a special celebration of the International Day of Peace (one day early!) at the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York City. This celebration also marks the opening of the new exhibit “El Pulso de lo Invisible” by artist and NPA…
On April 24, 2012 the NPA co-sponsored and participated in a special public form in NYC on the topic of “Confronting Modern Slavery: Prosecuting Sex Traffickers.” Tony Jenkins, NPA Vice President for Academic Affairs, facilitates a dialogue group to help generate citizen actions towards prosecuting sex traffickers.The sold-out event sought…
The National Peace Academy is co-sponsoring the upcoming event: CONFRONTING MODERN SLAVERY: PROSECUTING SEX TRAFFICKERS Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Marymount Manhattan College 221 East 71st St., NYC 5:30 pm refreshments 6:00 – 8:30 pm program Today, the trafficking of men, women and children is an egregious crime against those enslaved…
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