By Dr. Hakim from Afghanistan and Sherif Samir from Egypt
While catching up with one another over the challenges facing ordinary Afghans and Egyptians, Sherif Sameer and I talked about how “opening our eyes” could go a long way to building a better world. We decided to co-write this piece, from Ismailia, Egypt and Kabul, Afghanistan.
Howard Clark, long time co-editor of Peace News and “coordinator” of War Resisters International (WRI) died November 28, 2013. The WRI’s older term for the post “general secretary” had been phased out in the early 1970s to give the impression that the headquarters did not depend on only one person, but terminology does not always change reality.
As we evaluate the outcomes of the recent U.N. climate negotiations in Warsaw, one lesson that we are invited to learn, again, relates to our strategy for getting effective action taken on the ongoing climate catastrophe and other critical environmental problems. Is lobbying elites to change their behavior an effective strategy for change?
FOR Presents International Peace Award to the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
On October 29th, FOR presented the 2013 Pfeffer Peace Award to the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers for their work to promote peace through prayer, education, and the preservation of diverse cultures.
Syrian children are struggling to survive; they are failing to gain normalcy back into their lives as refugees. According to the the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), “More than half of 2.2 million Syrian refugees are children, with many facing grave dangers even outside the war zone.”1
This Thanksgiving — as we embrace a season of spiritual discernment, family and community engagement, and reflection on our nation’s true history — I wanted to send a special message of thanks to you.