"Peace" exemplars. . .moving toward one another

Sunday, 23 March 2014


"Humility is not thinking less of yourself,

but thinking of yourself less."

        ~ C.S. Lewis

"If I have an object and you have an object and we exchange them we both have an object.

If I have an idea and you have an idea and we exchange them, we both have two."

        ~Chinese proverb

"Sharing the light of my candles takes nothing away from their brightness.

Rather it doubles the brightness around my space."

        ~ Maji Peterx (Carefronting-Nigeria)

My space becomes our space when people share their time, skills, arts, personal stories, and affection.
Soul-by-soul we begin living as one, making that decision to move toward -- not away from -- one another.

See recent examples
of living "as if" all is one.
Animate this life day-to-day where you reside.

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in Commercial Art Form

Super Bowl Sunday 2014 with 112.2 million viewers was the most-watched TV program in U.S. history.
"Make Love, Not War with new AXE PEACE" was the inspiring-yet-unlikely inspirational one-minute ad.

The perfume promotion carried the scent of reconciliation, affection, and replacing war with love.
"Kiss for Peace," people were encouraged.

Sponsors were (1) AXE PEACE: Make Love, Not War, and (2) Peace One Day -- http://peaceoneday.org
WATCH the inspiring video:


Make Love, Not War  (New AXE Peace)

1-min video -- 2014 Super Bowl ad


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Choosing Communication Over Separation
in the Middle East

The EcoME Center -- http://ecomecenter.org -- is a home for co-existence and ecology for Israelis and Palestinians to create healthy relationship between each other and with Earth.
They provide professional trainings in ecological and interpersonal skills and attitudes, in a safe and welcoming environment.
From February 20- March 1, 2014, many dozens of Israelis, Palestinians and Internationals were living at EcoME and practicing Nonviolent Communication together in the desert at the crossroads of Jerusalem and Jericho.
They are resided together, creating a community of individuals committed to deeply transforming the dominant societal paradigms of mistrust and victim/oppressor.
The women and men are discovering new models of genuine partnership and shared vision of individual and societal change.


Nonviolent Communication Training - EcoME 2014

07 Feb 2014 -- 5-1/2 min video




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Sharing Space, Stories, Models of Engagement
at San Francisco State University, USA

At San Francisco State University during March 12-14, 2014, diverse student groups partnered to create their first campus Peace Week in school history.
Initiated by the new United People for Peace (UPFP), co-creators included the Muslim Student Association (MSA), Hillel, Israel-Team, Student Kouncil of Intertribal Nations (SKIN), ImprovNation, and musical artist Fely Tchaco from Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa.

The week was conceived by Muslim Palestinians Jebril Fayyad and Issam Ibrahim, co-founders of UPFP.
The sponsors receive e-mail at UPFP@mail.sfsu.edu
See PHOTOS at:


Peace Week 2014

San Francisco State University -- March 12-14, 2014


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Sustained Dialogue Campus Network
USA & Mexico

March 7-9, 2014, at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, diverse university students from the USA and Mexico were convened.
They practiced communication skills and created relationships, part of the vision of host Sustained Dialogue Campus Network -- http://www.sdcampusnetwork.org
Students and educators returned to their campuses and communities with useful tools from powerful activities like their face-to-face Dialogue Experience of story-sharing facilitated by travelers from the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group in northern California.


Student Dialogue Experiential Workshop

Sustained Dialogue Campus Network Conference -- Dickinson College -- 08 March 2014


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