Jan 09

Watch this informative video about urban farmer, Novella Carpenter.

* warning: some images of animals killed for food.

May 12

Click here to read Kimberlye Kowalczyk’s (Managing Editor) photo essay from ten days in the tsunami affected areas in Tohoku (Northeastern Japan) in April, 2011.

Aug 07

Why and When to Use the Media for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding (2007)

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Download this issue paper by Vladimir Bratic and Lisa Schirch for the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, titled “When to Use the Media for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding.

May 19

A great resource for those interested in Media for Peacebuilding. It includes 12 case studies of successful Peace Media initiatives. Armed with Johan Galtung’s three essential books, Lynch & McGoldrick’s Peace Journalism, and this, you have the foundation for your work in Media for Peacebuilding!

You can read the entire text online. Isn’t that exciting?

Feb 15

Soul Power

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“Given that we may have only a few decades to heal ourselves and the planet, how do we recover our lost sense of being part of something totally sacred? How do we develop respect and compassion for Nature? How do we meet the needs of the human heart for love, relatedness and connection?”

Read a review for Soul Power: An Agenda for a Conscious Humanity.

Feb 01

Howard Zinn (1922-2010)

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mediaforpeacebuilding.com honors the life and work of Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States and tireless activist, who passed away on January 27, 2010. Read this obituary by his friend and student, David Zirin. He will be missed by many and will continue to inspire peacebuilders everywhere with his sage and inspiring lessons on how to keep up the struggle and never lose hope.

In Zinn’s words, “If history is to be creative, to anticipate a possible future without denying the past, it should, I believe, emphasize new possibilities by disclosing those hidden episodes of the past when, even if in brief flashes, people showed their ability to resist, to join together, occasionally to win. I am supposing, or perhaps only hoping, that our future may be found in the past’s fugitive movements of compassion rather than in its solid centuries of warfare.”

Jan 18

Nonviolence in Theory and Practice

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Read this second edition of Robert Holmes and Barry Gan’s Nonviolence in Theory and Practice, which highlights writings by some of the leading theorists on nonviolence.

Jan 18

Handbook for Satyagrahis: A Manual for Volunteers of Total Revolution

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Read the Handbook for Satyagrahis which outlines a Gandhian approach to nonviolence training, by the founder of the Institute for Total Revolution, Narayan Desai, India.

Jan 18

Three essential books by Gene Sharp, for anyone interested in Nonviolent Struggle.

Jan 18

Letter from Birmingham Jail

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Read Dr. Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, an excellent resource for teachers who are teaching nonviolence and social justice.

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