Category Archives: Peace

Self-Compassion, A Bridge To Understanding, by Andrea W. Doray

  President’s Corner: Self-Compassion, A Bridge To Understanding by Andrea W. Doray In December 2016, the Dalai Lama spoke during the Emory-Tibet Symposium of Scholars and Scientists at the Drepung Monastic University in India. According to Atlanta-based Emory University, “the … Continue reading

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The Peace Correspondent, Vol.1, No. 2

The Peace Correspondent, Vol.1, No. 2 Identity and Extremism We’re excited to announce the second edition of The Peace Correspondent, a solution-based periodical published three times per year by Writing for Peace. The theme of this edition is “Identity and … Continue reading

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2017 Young Writers Contest Now Open!

2017 Panel of Judges Our 6th annual Young Writers Contest is now officially open! We’re excited to introduce our 2017 Panel of Judges: Chip Livingston, Poetry; Nick Arvin, Fiction, and Brad Wetzler, Nonfiction. We’re grateful to these accomplished writers for … Continue reading

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The Night of Shattered Myth, by Swatilekha Roy

Swatilekha Roy is a 2016 Young Writers Contest Notable Finalist who writes from Durgapur, West Bengal, India. Swatilekha’s story caught the attention of our judges with its courage and hope. As one of our judges commented, “Swatilekha reaches for empathy … Continue reading

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We Shouldn’t Wait, By Melissa Hassard

I was invited this week to talk with a group of young writing campers held at a local university campus. The e-mail I received advised there would be about 100 kids, from 3rd to 12th grade, and asked me to … Continue reading

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How Humanity Fell in Love with Itself Once Again, By Lyla June Johnston

The Story of How Humanity Fell in Love with Itself Once Again By Lyla June Johnston I spend a lot of time honoring and calling upon my Native American ancestors. I am keenly aware that my father’s people hold a … Continue reading

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Tree, by Azfar Ali Rizvi

Tree By Azfar Ali Rizvi Among other things that almost all children universally share, is a tree. It could be the one in the backyard of our oldest house. The tree you played around. It could be the one you … Continue reading

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Staunching Wounds, By Richard Krawiec

  Staunching Wounds By Richard Krawiec   Recently I met with a group of women who had suffered terrible transgressions and losses in their lives from an early age. Deaths of loved ones, violent rape and abuse, humiliations by friends … Continue reading

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Considering Tears, By Yahya Ghobadi

Writing for Peace welcomes Guest Writer Yahya Ghobadi, director of the animated film, Tears.  Considering Tears By Yahya Ghobadi   Tears is a reflection on the crisis of war which continues in Syria, Iraq, and other countries. “Dove Tear” soars … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Progress, by Robert Kostuck (Part 2)

The Pilgrim’s Progress (Part Two of Two) By Robert Kostuck Sunday, January 28th, 1945 Now we have rumors of surrender, spoken in hushed voices. What will happen? The Russians will turn to our nation of islands built on the cracked … Continue reading

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