Nominations for the 2013 El-Hibri Peace Education Prize of $20,000 are now being accepted. You are invited to nominate an individual or organization based anywhere in the world making valuable contributions to the theory, practice, and teaching of peace and social justice.
April 16, 2013
President Barack Obama
The Office of the President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
Dear President Obama:
The Coordinator of Special Events and Peace House Host at the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) is responsible with the Director of Operations for the care and maintenance of Shadowcliff, FOR’s national headquarters in Nyack, New York.
Each week, FOR Executive Director Mark Johnson writes a poetic reflection on the news headlines. These are published exclusively on FOR’s Facebook page.
The following video is an interview of Nao Rozi, an Afghan National Army veteran, and now a member of the Afghan Peace Volunteers.
Thanks to your efforts, Florida Atlantic University has announced that GEO Group — the second-largest for-profit prison company in the United States — has withdrawn its offer to name their stadium.
Florida Atlantic students and faculty voiced their opposition to a university institution being named after a prison corporation, and after public pressure and exposure from people like you, GEO Group withdrew its offer, calling it a “distraction to both our organizations.”
We agree that incarceration is a distraction to the mission of higher education — a dangerous distraction that funnels money away from universities and toward the mass imprisonment industry.