Category Archives: Board Contributors

Thanksgiving Wishes

Dear Writing for Peace Family, I’m thinking this morning about all of you, our wonderful directors, inspiring advisers, and amazing contributors, Young Writers and readers, with gratitude. There are times (especially in the last two years) when discouragement takes on … Continue reading

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Historical Change, by Carmel Mawle

As founder and president of the board of directors, I want to clarify that Writing for Peace is a Not-for-Profit (501c3) entity and, as such, we do not endorse political candidates. Our goal is to encourage young writers to do … Continue reading

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Small Bites: Regional Chapters of Writing for Peace, by Mary Carroll-Hackett

Small (Local) Bites: Creating Regional Chapters of Writing for Peace By Mary Carroll-Hackett I’ve had the privilege of working with the national organization Writing for Peace for the last four years, an organization dedicated to employing the skills, talents, and … Continue reading

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On Empathy, by Andrea W. Doray

  Empathy unites the hopes and dreams of humanity by Andrea W. Doray One Friday night recently, I was in Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Ukraine. I smelled the jasmine and heard the mourning doves of Syria. I savored lunch in Afghanistan. … Continue reading

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Poetry fuels the fire; powerful play… by Andrea W. Doray

President’s Corner: Poetry fuels the fire; and the powerful play goes on… by Andrea W. Doray Not surprisingly, I am in love with the written word. I love the power of the pen on the page to move, amuse, anger, … Continue reading

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A Special Peace Correspondent: The Coming Student Edition, by Elissa Tivona

With the snow recently melted, the first crocuses that break through packed patches of dirt seem, in a word, impossible. I am awed that nature understands how hungry the human heart is for the green promise of growing things. Those … Continue reading

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What I know for sure, by Andrea W. Doray

President’s Corner: What I know for sure by Andrea W. Doray There’s a line in “Brilliant Disguise,” a song by U.S. rock music artist Bruce Springsteen, that goes: “God have mercy on the man who doubts what he’s sure of.” … Continue reading

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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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Why I can’t unsee what I’ve read about 9/11, by Andrea W. Doray

Why I can’t unsee what I’ve read about 9/11 by Andrea W. Doray   I haven’t watched the videos of the recent slayings of American journalists. I read the news accounts and the still photos were horrific enough for me, … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness, by Andrea W. Doray

Bearing Witness, On The Birthday of Eva Levine by Andrea W. Doray Last week, July 6, was Eva Levine’s birthday…July 6, 1916, to be exact, and I am writing here to commemorate this day. She was the second daughter of … Continue reading

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