Local Peacebuilding

Continuing Dialogue through Documentaries in Georgia

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Author: | Date: June 2016

The lens of a documentary filmmaker has the potential to capture personal stories first-hand—something that frequently falls outside of the spotlight of mainstream media. Stories of ordinary persons, their fears, […]

Short Stories: Community Murals in the U.S.

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Author: | Date: April 2016

When it comes to peace, walls are rarely the solution. Walls separate people and prevent dialogue. They build suspicion and unease. The examples are everywhere including Northern Ireland, the West […]

The Catalyst for Change

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Author: | Date: April 2016

“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” – Native American […]

Short Stories: Darfur’s Hakamat

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Author: | Date: April 2016

In Darfur, in the Western region of Sudan, an influential group of women, known as the Hakamat, are beginning to change their tune. The Hakamat hold a special place in […]

The Power of Storytelling through Film: From Liberia to the World

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Author: | Date: April 2016

Let me tell you a story. It begins in Liberia in 2003, when a civil war between rebel groups and President Charles Taylor’s government served as a constant source of […]

The Curious Case of the Cricket: Storytelling and Conflict Transformation in Ghana

Jasmine R. Linabary is a doctoral candidate in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University and a research assistant with the Purdue Peace Project. Arunima Krishna is a […]

Stories That Inspire: Asian Peace Activists Share their Hopes, Reflections, and Insights on Peacebuilding

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Author: | Date: November 2015

“Stories impacted me a lot. They nurtured my imagination, my dreams, and my vision. So, I believe listening to stories and telling stories is a great tool for peacebuilding,” declared […]

How Syrians Stay Hopeful in the Face of Civil War

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Author: | Date: September 2015

Published in Global Post International media coverage of the war in Syria is full of shocking facts, and reminders of the horrific acts committed by the Islamic State and the Syrian […]

The Answer to Ebola: a Funder Makes the Case for Community-Driven Action

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Author: | Date: January 2015

The answers are there. This is a critical lesson of the post-war experience in Sierra Leone—that communities already have within them the resources they need to heal from the wounds […]

Putting Local Peacebuilders First

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Author: , | Date: September 2014

Think global, act local is a bumper sticker the peacebuilding field would do well to take to heart. By supporting locally-led approaches to peacebuilding in specific conflict situations and as […]

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