Global Room Stories
I See You

One of the things that delights me most about children and elders–and particularly foreigners–is the way they see the world; and how they express that; and how that opens me to seeing things differently too.

This past week, I joined fellow NGO representatives from around the world at the UN for the 56th Annual Commission on the Status of Women. It was an international scene with women attending from every part of the globe, delightfully dressed in traditional garments.

One particular session was so crowded that I was forced to squeeze in among dozens of others in the back of the room on the floor. It quickly grew so hot that I began to remove layers until I was sitting barefoot and in my camisole.

Women smiled knowingly, and later one kindly offered me her spot in the corner so that I could stretch my legs and cool off. Another woman eagerly took a vacated place beside me, whispering, “A wall is helpful thing,” and I grinned, appreciating the support behind my back in a way I had never considered before.

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Peace Education Requires Participation, Critical Inquiry and Reflection

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The NY and Moscow General Assemblies just drafted a Joint Declaration saying that “Nuclear weapons do not bring security- … and do nothing to enhance human security. Nuclear Power, the evil twin of nuclear weapons – poses a threat to life on earth.” They say “No to Nuclear!” If all the hundreds of Occupies adopt that Declaration would that contribute to a Culture of Peace?

The Hague Agenda for Peace and Justice for the 21st Century…World without war http://www.haguepeace.org/ says: A culture of peace will be achieved when citizens of the world understand global problems, have the skills to resolve conflicts and struggle for justice non-violently, live by international standards of human rights and equity, appreciate cultural diversity, and respect the Earth and each other. Such learning can only be achieved with systematic education for peace.

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